Caption Close A look at some key fantasy questions going into Week 3: ARE THE CARDINALS REALLY THIS BAD? CAN YOU STILL START DAVID JOHNSON? The Cardinals are 0-2. They've scored just 6 points and given up the sixth most points in football through the first two games. Their passing attack has suffered through the awful play of quarterback Sam Bradford. He's averaging just 4 yards per pass attempt and will likely be replaced by rookie Josh Rosen soon. David Johnson was a top 3 overall pick in point-per-reception scoring leagues but he's 27th in PPR scoring. With the Cards playing from behind for virtually the entire season, Johnson has been limited to just 22 rushing attempts, 26th most in the
The Pittsburgh Steelers may have lost their Week-Two matchup with the high-powered Kansas City Chiefs, but they scored 37 points in the process. Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger threw for 452 yards and three touchdowns and was not intercepted. Critically, he was sacked just once by the Chiefs and hit just three times despite making an incredible 61 dropbacks. The Steelers tied Cleveland in Week One, topping out at 21 points. Roethlisberger threw for 335 yards but he was also sacked four times, with the Browns' pressure helping to force three interceptions. The Steelers put up big yards in both of those games, just as they have for most of the last five years, but the Browns' ability to get to Roethlisberger
Jenna Laine Close Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer Covered the Buccaneers since 2009 Joined ESPN in 2016 Follow on Twitter Adam Teicher Close Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer Covered Chiefs for 20 seasons for Kansas City Star Joined ESPN in 2013 Follow on Twitter They have combined for 18 touchdown passes through the season's first two weeks. Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes and Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick have had record-breaking and surprising starts to the season and are a combined 4-0. Here's a look at what they've done and what's next: Where'd this come from? Mahomes: He played in just one game last season when he was a rookie, but he made the most of it. He
Eagles wide receiver Nelson Agholor received a 15-yard penalty in Week 2 for an illegal crackback block on Buccaneers safety Chris Conte. He continues to pay for it. Agholor was fined $26,739 by the NFL on Friday as a result of the illegal hit, according to The Athletic's Greg Auman. According to the NFL's operations website, league fines fund programs for former players. With 10:21 left in the first quarter of the Eagles' 27-21 loss to Tampa Bay, Agholor ran across the field and belted Conte with a shot to the upper body. The penalty on first-and-10 wiped out an 11-yard gain by running back Corey Clement. It was Agholor's first and only infraction this season. Agholor would go on to catch eight
Yahoo Sports NFL senior writers Terez Paylor, Kimberley A. Martin and Charles Robinson select games this week that will leave us buzzing heading into Monday … and in this case, Tuesday.
Thanks to a 2-0 start, Ryan Fitzpatrick and the Bucs are riding high and now they get to show everyone that they are for real when they play the Steelers on Monday Night Football. Both teams are similar in the fact that they are the top two offenses in the league, but they also are in the bottom seven on defense. There will be matchups galore to watch in this game and it could be another offensive shootout like we saw in Week 1 against the Saints. Overview All-time series record: Pittsburgh leads the series with 8-2 record against the Bucs. However, Tampa Bay won the most recent meeting, 27-24 in 2014. The Bucs are 1-5 at home and 1-3 on the road against the Steelers. Longest win streak: The
The "Mostly Football" crew discusses who's more likely to come back down to earth between Ryan Fitzpatrick and Patrick Mahomes.
The Pittsburgh Steelers are off to a rough start -- on and off the field -- and it doesn't figure to get any easier when they visit the suddenly potent Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Monday night. Pittsburgh first-team All-Pro running back Le'Veon Bell is holding out and first-team All-Pro wide receiver Antonio Brown didn't report for work Monday, and implied on Twitter that he wanted to be traded. Fitzpatrick became the first player to record back-to-back 400-yard, four-touchdown games to start a season, and could be licking his chops after Kansas City's Patrick Mahomes tossed six touchdown passes in the visiting Chiefs' 42-37 victory over the Steelers last week.
Last week I put out a list of questions knowing that some would get answered and some would not. For example, the Dallas Cowboys' defense was the star last week even though Dak Prescott completed a 64-yard touchdown pass to Tavon Austin. Le'Veon Bell is still sitting out from the Pittsburgh Steelers, posting videos of himself jet skiing on South Beach. Meanwhile, Antonio Brown has stirred up trade rumors in a twitter response and then misses practice for “personal reasons.” It's safe to say that no questions have been answered there, in fact more questions seem to pop up. The Atlanta Falcons got a big win against NFC South opponent Carolina Panthers but still cannot seem to shake the injury
The Buccaneers are ingrained in the Bay. They are always looking for ways to incorporate football with the surrounding Tampa Bay area and see each gameday as an opportunity to highlight the Florida lifestyle. Whether it's Bucs Beach, the new entertainment concept on the South Plaza, Bar 76 that incorporates local craft brews as part of their selection of 76 beers or making local fanfare available as unique culinary options at each game, the Buccaneers are committed to local. Part of those culinary options this season will now feature a local celebrity chef bringing his or her creations to fans at Raymond James Stadium during Buccaneers home games as a part of the Celebrity Chef Showcase. Each