It's pretty easy to argue the case for Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans to be considered among the game's best at his position. In fantasy football terms, that would obviously mean very good things. And in 2018, Evans sure was one of the best fantasy receivers in the league. According to FantasyData.com, he was 6th-ranked player at his position last year in terms of overall points. Evans' 204.4 points in 2018 had him firmly ahead of 7th-ranked receiver Adam Thielen (194.3 points), but also firmly behind the 5th-ranked Julio Jones (212.9). For 2019 fantasy drafts, Jones is being selected an average of 12 picks ahead of Evans. It's not hard to believe Evans was one of the best fantasy options
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Hyundai Motor America announced today a new multi-year partnership agreement that makes the car company the newest automotive sponsor of the team and includes naming rights to the West Stadium Club at Raymond James Stadium. The newly-named Hyundai Club was recently redesigned before the 2017 season as part of the multi-phase $160 million renovation of Raymond James Stadium. The Hyundai Club incorporates modern style with high-end finishes and furnishings, while providing more than 60,000 square feet of total lounge space – an increase of more than 25 percent from the original event space that was present prior to the 2017 season. “We are excited to welcome Hyundai as the new title sponsor of the Hyundai Club and we look forward to collaborating on a variety of exciting fan engagement opportunities over the coming seasons as part of the partnership,” said Buccaneers Chief Operating Officer Brian Ford.
DRAFT ADVICE AND POSITION RANK Kentrell Brice is not projected to be worth a roster spot. His 61 projected fantasy points puts him at #154 behind Mackensie Alexander and ahead of Richard Sherman. He has averaged 3.39 fantasy points in his past 14 games, which is less than our projected per game average. His projected per game average is 3.8 fantasy points. His rank based on avg proj (#155) is worse than his rank based on total fantasy points. Kentrell Brice is expected to come up short of last season's #138 fantasy position rank. These projections power SportsLine's Computer Picks and Fantasy Data. But for contest winning DFS optimal lineups by top experts like Mike McClure visit SportsLine's
Scott Smith: Yes In the eight seasons in which the Bucs have gone return touchdown-free, every other team in the NFL has had at least one kickoff or punt return go the distance. Twenty-six of those other 31 teams have had at least one punt return score and at least one kickoff return score. I'm not really being too scientific with my "yes" answer, I'm just saying, man, are the Buccaneers due. Obviously, a team is more likely to get some points out of its return game if it happens to have a star return man. If you have Devin Hester, Josh Cribbs or Dante Hall on your team, you're not going eight years without a touchdown. But it's not exactly a requirement. Karl Williams, who owns five of the 11
TAMPA — Having finished last in the NFC South eight times in the past 10 years, the Bucs aren't exactly favored to win the division or even contend for a playoff spot. That could be an advantage, according to second-year defensive back M.J. Stewart. Appearing on NFL Network's Good Morning Football, Stewart said the Bucs prefer to be off the radar. "We're in a loaded division — the NFC South,” Stewart said. “We have the Falcons, the Panthers and the Saints, who are all really good. And we're a sleeper team, which we like, because we don't get that media hype – but we'll show it on the field where it matters.” Of course, any conversation about the Bucs eventually includes quarterback Jameis Winston.
It seems many people have been overlooking third-year Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Chris Godwin, something that seems insane, considering he had 842 yards and seven touchdowns last season. Despite the solid numbers, many experts — if you want to even call them that — have omitted Godwin from their list of young receivers ready for breakout years in 2019. Both Reggie Wayne of NFL.com and the NFL Live crew over on ESPN overlooked the talented receiver. Fortunately, though, ESPN sees Godwin as a big get in fantasy football and list him as the player most likely to see the biggest target increase this year. Here is their reasoning: “In addition to the Buccaneers having brought in a pass-oriented
Is it training camp yet? No, but we're almost there. Buccaneers rookies report Sunday, veterans report four days later and the first full-squad practice is July 26. As you count down the days, let's count down the team's most important decisions of the offseason. Here are our definitive, indisputable, purely scientific rankings: 8. Signing punter Bradley Pinion Shortly after the free-agency period opened in March, Tampa Bay agreed to terms with Bradley Pinion, guaranteeing him $3.6 million. Soooooo, uh, what was the rush? Was it because he also can kick off? That's plausible. Two months later, however, the Bucs spent a fifth-round draft pick on kicker Matt Gay, who most definitely has the leg
One of the biggest question marks surrounding quarterback Jameis Winston approaching the 2015 NFL Draft had little to do with his on-the-field performance and more to do with his off-the-field antics. Winston was already a decorated collegiate athlete when he declared for the draft, having secured a national championship and Heisman Trophy during his time at Florida State. But there were a number of incidents that raised red flags for teams, especially for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who held the first overall pick and were deciding whether to take Winston or reigning Heisman Trophy winner Marcus Mariota of Oregon. Ahead of the draft, Winston took part in ESPN's “Draft Academy” and sat down with
If you missed the indispensable players on offense, click here. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers were once known as one of the best defensive teams in the league for close to a decade a while ago. Nowadays, they're known as one of the worst. But there seems to be a new dawn ahead with the hiring of defensive coordinator Todd Bowles. He was named as the inaugural AP Assistant Coach of the Year in 2014, so one would think he knows what he is doing. Coaches can't make it work without the players though, in case you didn't know. Bowles will certainly have his hands full trying to turn things around, while also assessing and evaluating each player in order to determine their best abilities. But just like
Todd Gurley and Jameis Winston are two very popular players in the NFL as the faces of the Rams and Buccaneers. They're the favorite players of fans in L.A. and Tampa Bay with No. 30 and 3 jerseys seen all over the cities. There are fans of the opposing team in each city, too. This weekend, Winston met a Rams fan in Tampa Bay when he was visiting AdventHealth Tampa, making the days of kids on the inpatient floor. One kid was a fan of the Rams, so to make his day, Winston FaceTimed his friend Gurley so the youngster could talk to the two-time All-Pro running back. Here's the full story from local photographer Taylor Sanger, who captured the moment. View this post on Instagram A post shared by
It was announced on Wednesday that Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Ryan Smith will be suspended for the first four games of the 2019 season after testing positive for PED's. Players getting suspended isn't foreign land for Tampa Bay. In fact, it is becoming all too common for a team that over the last decade has had enough of it's own problems. Now, many might say, well it's Ryan Smith, it isn't a huge suspension and won't impact the team greatly. I disagree. Currently, you can make a valid argument that Smith is the team's best special teams player and he will indeed be missed through the first four games of 2019. That isn't the point of this article, though. The overall point is that how hard
We're getting closer and closer to training camp, which means we're just EIGHT weeks away from the Buccaneers opening their 2019 season against the San Francisco 49ers at Raymond James Stadium. Every Sunday leading up to kickoff of the new season, we'll be taking a look back at old Bucs seasons, correlating with how many weeks are left in the countdown. Last week, we returned to the 2009 season. So, with eight weeks to go now, we're taking a look back at Tampa Bay's 2008 season. 2008 Season in Review Considering 2009 was the start of a new era in Tampa Bay, the 2008 season marked the end of one. The thing is, no one really saw it coming. The season started with some major headlines for the Bucs.