College: Florida State | 5 years
Height: 6'4" | Weight: 231 lbs
Birth Date: 1/6/1994
Depth Chart: QB.1
2019 Bye Week: 7
Total Pts: 0.00
Avg Pts: 0.00
Rank: 0 QB
Winston had an inconsistent season for the Bucs. He was suspended to start the year and didn't win the job back right away because of the great play of Ryan Fitzpatrick. He found the field in Week 4, though, before losing the job for a couple weeks in the middle of the season. He got the starting job back in Week 12 and kept the job the rest of the year. He had 20 total touchdowns in 11 games but also had 14 interceptions. The mistakes marred an otherwise good season for Winston. He has double-digit interceptions each of his four seasons in the NFL. Winston has 4,000-yard passing seasons two of four and at least 28 total touchdowns in each of his full seasons in the NFL. New head coach Bruce Arians could be just the thing to get Winston going. He has a history with Arians, who should be a good fit for Winston. Winston has a great arm and can make all the throws. He is a pretty accurate quarterback. Winston is a good athlete but more of a pocket passer than scrambler. He will make plays with his legs when needed.
FANTASY OUTLOOK: Winston can be a legit No. 1 for fantasy teams in the offense. He gets a lot of chances each game and is always capable of the big game. This could be his best season to date, making him a guy to consider for you to use as a low-end No. 1 but get a good backup for him for insurance. Look for him to get 4,000-passing yards with 30-plus scores and 15 interceptions.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end O.J. Howard is set to begin the season as Jameis Winston's top tight end after not playing in the team's fourth preseason game. Howard is projected to improve on his sophomore season after putting up 565 yards and five touchdowns in only 10 games. The Buccaneers expect to be in a lot of shootouts this season in part due to a porous defensive unit. With 179 targets being vacated by the losses of Adam Humphries and DeSean Jackson, Howard will have every opportunity to become an elite tight end in 2019.
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Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston is in no danger of losing his starting job at this point, according to head coach Bruce Arians.
Fantasy Spin: Winston ranks second in the league with 10 interceptions but has also thrown 12 touchdowns in six games. He played well before his Week 6 performance and still has fantasy value. He will be facing a solid Tennessee Titans defense in Week 8 but has a chance to be a low-end No. 1 quarterback.
Buccaneers' QB Jameis Winston passed for a monster 400 yards on 30-of-54 with one touchdown in Sunday's game against the Panthers. He did throw five interceptions in the loss.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston disappointed fantasy owners in a big way Sunday, completing 30-of-54 passes for 400 yards and a touchdown to go along with an absurd five interceptions. Winston wasn't given an inch on the day, getting sacked seven times and losing a fumble in the process. Anything Winston did through the first four weeks to gain fantasy owner's confidence has been thrown out the window over the last two weeks. This shouldn't come as the biggest surprise though, as inconsistency has been the theme of Winston's career. The Bucs have a bye in Week 7 before a tough matchup against the Titans in Tennessee, Winston will slot in as a mid-range QB2 for that matchup.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston went 30-for-54 for 400 yards, one touchdown and five interceptions against the Carolina Panthers in Week 6. He also lost a fumble during the game.
Fantasy Spin: Winston posted nine touchdowns in the previous three games but struggled against the Panthers. He will play the Tennessee Titans in Week 8 after the team's bye but will be a risky option for fantasy players after this performance.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston acknowledged that they need to get wide receiver Mike Evans the ball in order to win games. Evans was held without a catch last week against the Saints for just the second time in his six-year NFL career. He has one 100-yard game -- an eight-catch, 180-yard, three-touchdown performance -- and his second best game was a four-catch, 89-yard, one-touchdown game. Evans will match up against Panthers cornerback James Bradberry in London. He's had success against Bradberry before, but Bradberry also held Evans to one catch on 10 targets last year. Head coach Bruce Arians could move Evans around a bit more to utilize his route-running strengths, which could mean some time in the slot. Last week, he played just six of his 56 snaps in the slot. He logged a season-high 15 of 67 plays in the slot during his three-touchdown game against the Giants. Expect the Bucs to make it a point to get Evans the ball in London, making him a bounce-back candidate as a WR1.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston put up a lackluster performance in Week 5, and with the Carolina Panthers on deck for Week 6, another middling effort could be on the horizon. The Panthers have allowed just 985 yards through the air this season and have sacked opposing quarterbacks 20 times. Winston will clearly have his hands full Sunday, and as we saw in his Week 2 performance against the Panthers, he may not be able to handle the pressure. Fantasy owners starting Winston this week can expect a QB-2 type performance.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston completed 15-of-27 passes for 204 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions in Week 5 against the New Orleans Saints and he rushed for 13 yards.
Fantasy Spin: Winston started out a bit slow, but he has nine touchdowns and just two interceptions over his past three outings with two 300-yard performances. He is a borderline low-end QB1 or must-start QB2 in most fantasy leagues right now. The Bucs host the Panthers in Week 6.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end O.J. Howard played the role of the invisible man again in Week 4, while wide receiversMike Evans and Chris Godwin were off playing Batman and Robin. There were six touchdowns scored against the Rams Defense by five members of the Bucs offense, and still Howard was nowhere to be found. He's clearly not on the same page yet with head coach Bruce Arians' system. Until he faces a tight end-friendly defense like the Cardinals, Colts or Raiders, he should remain on your bench unless you have no better options. This Sunday against the Saints Defense, he is merely a TE2 that will hopefully be found by quarterbackJameis Winston.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston is in a good position in Week 5 to continue putting up solid fantasy numbers with the New Orleans Saints on deck. Winston has surpassed 380 passing yards in each of the past two weeks, and with the Saints Defense giving up 1,117 passing yards through the first four weeks of the season, it sets him up well to put up another QB1-type performance. Winston is by no means a lock for another QB1 performance this week, but fantasy owners looking for a quarterback fill-in can do worse. Fire Winston up as a low-end QB1 in his matchup against the Saints.
Buccaneers' QB Jameis Winston scored an impressive 34.25 fantasy points in Sunday's Week 4 win in Los Angeles Rams. Winston threw for 385 yards on 28-of-41 with four touchdowns and one interception including a pick-6 .
Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston completed 28 of his 41 passes for 385 yards, four touchdowns and an interception in a 55-40 win over the Los Angeles Rams in Week 4.
Fantasy Spin: After two poor starts to open the year, Winston has thrown for at least 380 yards and three scores in back-to-back games. The lack of consistency makes him a headache for fantasy owners, but there is no denying his QB1 upside.
Buccaneers' QB Jameis Winston passed for 385 yards on 28-of-41 with four touchdowns in Sunday's win in Los Angeles Rams. It was Winston's 2nd consecutive 300+ yard passing game. He has averaged 383 yards passing in those games.
Buccaneers' QB Jameis Winston scored an impressive 30.30 fantasy points in Sunday's Week 3 loss against the Giants. Winston threw for 380 yards on 23-of-37 with three touchdowns and one interception.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston completed 23-of-37 passes for 380 yards, three touchdowns and one interception in Week 3 against the New York Giants and he rushed four times for just three yards.
Fantasy Spin: Winston did a good job, particularly with Mike Evans whom he hooked up for all three touchdown passes, but the Bucs came up short with a missed field goal at the buzzer. The QB will look to keep up the good work in Week 4 on the road against the Rams.
Buccaneers' QB Jameis Winston passed for 380 yards on 23-of-37 with three touchdowns in Sunday's loss against the Giants.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston (foot) fully participated in practice Friday, Sept. 20, and is not on the injury report for Week 3.
Fantasy Spin: Winston is off to a disappointing season with only 402 yards and two touchdowns in two games. He should have a favorable matchup this week and can be a low-end No. 1 fantasy quarterback but is no longer a must-start option.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers LB Devante Bond (hamstring), CB Jamel Dean (ankle), QB Blaine Gabbert (shoulder) and LB Devin White (knee) did not participate in practice all week and have been ruled out for Week 3 against the New York Giants. LB Shaquil Barrett (groin, non-injury) did not practice Friday, Sept. 20, but was removed from the injury report. DL Beau Allen (heat-related), C Ryan Jensen (shoulder), LB Carl Nassib (calf), DL Rakeem Nunez-Roches (finger), WR Breshad Perriman (quad) and QB Jameis Winston (foot) were full participants in practice Friday and no longer appear on the injury report.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers LB Devante Bond (hamstring), CB Jamel Dean (ankle), QB Blaine Gabbert (shoulder) and LB Devin White (knee) did not practice Thursday, Sept. 19. WR Breshad Perriman (quad) was limited. DT Beau Allen (heat-related), LB Shaquil Barrett (groin), C Ryan Jensen (shoulder), LB Carl Nassib (calf), DL Rakeem Nunez-Roches (finger) and QB Jameis Winston (foot) were able to fully participate in practice.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston (foot) practiced in full on Wednesday and will start in Week 3 against the Giants. Winston looked a little better last Thursday than he did in Week 1, but fantasy owners were still expecting more from him in Bruce Arians' offense. Against New York's porous defense this weekend, Winston should be able to have his best game yet, making him a low-end QB1/high-end QB2. He's not a bad streamer if you just lost Ben Roethlisberger (elbow) or Drew Brees (thumb).
Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston (foot) appeared as a full participant on the injury report Wednesday, Sept. 18, but will start in Week 3 against the New York Giants.
Fantasy Spin: Winston would be a high-end QB2 under standard circumstances with a nice matchup in Week 3, but he could be the best available option for fantasy managers who've already lost a quarterback early in the season.