2:39 PM EDT, Tue August 22, 2017

Fantasy Update

1 hour ago
numberFire
After Tampa Bay finished 9-7 last season, there's buzz that the Buccaneers, led by third-year quarterback Jameis Winston, could reach the playoffs for the first time since 2007. What It Means: "Jameis Winston is 23. He's got a lot of catching up to do," Bucs head coach Dirk Koetter told USA TODAY. "It's a process, and Jameis has played all 32 games in his first two years, and you learn by experience in any job." After a promising second season, and the addition of DeSean Jackson to the Bucs' receiving corps, Winston's average draft position in fantasy football has jumped to the...
20 hours ago
numberFire
After Tampa Bay's 12-8 preseason win over the Jaguars last week, Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans said of the offense, "If we can stay healthy, we can do some big things, I think." What It Means: Evans caught five of the six balls thrown his way in the Bucs' second preseason game, racking up 57 yards. With added receiving weapons DeSean Jackson and OJ Howard, and another year of maturation for quarterback Jameis Winston, Evans sees a big leap for a Tampa Bay offense that finished 19th in Adjusted Net Expected Points (NEP) per play last season. Our models project Evans for...
Aug 17, 2017
numberFire
Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver DeSean Jackson (ankle) may not play in Thursday's preseason game versus the Jacksonville Jaguars, according to Roy Cummings of WFLA. What It Means: Jackson has been nursing a sore ankle the last few days and may not suit up for the Bucs' second preseason game. The top offensive free agent acquisition for Tampa Bay this offseason, Jackson needs all the reps he can with Jameis Winston to establish a rapport but is firmly entrenched as the team's number two wideout either way. Our models project Jackson for 91.1 targets, 50.8 catches, 832.1...
Bucs Nation Aug 20, 2017
Why Football Outsiders isn’t high on O.J. Howard and DeSean Jackson, either

Why Football Outsiders isn’t high on O.J. Howard and DeSean Jackson, either

The stats analysts aren’t optimistic about the Bucs this season. Football Outsiders has not been optimistic about the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ chances and development this year, to say the least. We talked about the general reasons for that pessimism with them last week, but we delve into the details a little more today. Why are DeSean Jackson and O.J. Howard not going to transform the Bucs offense this year? What could the Bucs have done differently? Will Jameis Winston be much better, or mostly the same questions. Football Outsiders’ Andrew Potter has the answers to those questions,...
CSN Washington Aug 18, 2017

Will Doctson and Pryor's style of play resemble Jackson and Garcon?

Terrelle Pryor is still learning the position and Josh Doctson has only played two NFL games. Will the WRs be ready to fill the shoes of DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garcon?
numberFire Aug 17, 2017

Tampa Bay's DeSean Jackson (ankle) could sit out Thursday's game

Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver DeSean Jackson (ankle) may not play in Thursday's preseason game versus the Jacksonville Jaguars, according to Roy Cummings of WFLA. What It Means: Jackson has been nursing a sore ankle the last few days and may not suit up for the Bucs' second preseason game. The top offensive free agent acquisition for Tampa Bay this offseason, Jackson needs all the reps he can with Jameis Winston to establish a rapport but is firmly entrenched as the team's number two wideout either way. Our models project Jackson for 91.1 targets, 50.8 catches, 832.1...
Bucs Nation Aug 11, 2017
Buccaneers-Bengals 2017: Five players and matchups to watch

Buccaneers-Bengals 2017: Five players and matchups to watch

The keys to tonight’s game. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will play their preseason debut tonight at 7;30 PM EST against the Cincinnati Bengals. Both teams saw a good bit of change in their locker rooms this offseason — with the Bengals losing arguably their best two offensive linemen in Andrew Whitworth and Kevin Zeitler and adding speedster John Ross and home-run hitter Joe Mixon through the draft. The Bucs, as we all know, got two big free agent additions in wide receiver DeSean Jackson and nose tackle Chris “Swaggy” Baker, also adding all-around talents in tight end O.J. Howard and...
Bucs Nation Aug 11, 2017
Buccaneers-Bengals preseason 2017 game time, TV schedule and channel, stream, announcers and more

Buccaneers-Bengals preseason 2017 game time, TV schedule and channel, stream, announcers and more

The Bucs and Bengals kick off their respective preseasons tonight. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers kick off their preseason at the Cincinnati Bengals tonight, at 7:30 p.m. ET. That’ll be the debut for DeSean Jackson and O.J. Howard and the Bucs will get to test out their new offensive weapons. J.R. Sweezy, last year’s free agent offensive line pickup, will also get to take his first snaps in a Bucs uniform. As it’s the first game of the preseason, though, we shouldn’t expect too much first-team action. Usually the starters will play two or three series, depending on how many snaps they...
CSN New England Aug 7, 2017

Curran: Brandin Cooks' play could resemble DeSean Jackson's

Tom E. Curran explains why he thinks Brandin Cooks type of play resembles DeSean Jackson's.
Gary Shelton Sports Aug 6, 2017

Jackson looks like one of the receivers who lasts

Sunday, 3 a.m. The legs. The legs are still 18. Elsewhere on the frame of DeSean Jackson, there is age. He is 30 now, the age some receivers are when they turn 50. The legs slow and the hands ache and the middle no longer makes sense. The hamstrings pop like guitar strings, and the […]
Bucs Nation Aug 5, 2017
Jameis Winston: “Our job is primarily to protect the football”

Jameis Winston: “Our job is primarily to protect the football”

Winston talked to ESPN’s First Take on Friday. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are everywhere, these days. In part because of Hard Knocks and the hype that comes with that show, but that’s only part of it. The Bucs are expected to do well this year, and everyone appears to be excited about Jameis Winston’s third season. So, hey, Winston gets to go on ESPN’s First Take and all those shows. Winston’s always positive, which you can see above: Brent Grimes only gets better with age, DeSean Jackson is awesome, every teammate is going to do a good job—exactly what you want a quarterback to...
Redskins’ revamped receiving corps is showing its potential so far in training camp

Redskins’ revamped receiving corps is showing its potential so far in training camp

RICHMOND — As they approach the one-week mark of training camp, the Washington Redskins’ revamped receiving unit has started to answer a number of key questions. But there’s still quite a bit that we don’t yet know about this group. From the day the Redskins saw last year’s 1,000-yard tandem, Pierre Garcon and DeSean Jackson, sign […]
Gary Shelton Sports Aug 1, 2017

So far, Jackson has had the impact the Bucs wanted

Tuesday, 4 a.m. Mike Evans is the best player. Chris Godwin is the flashy newcomer. Adam Humphries is the kid with the dependable hands. Tight end O.J. Howard is the one with the solid future. DeSean Jackson? He's the fast one. And so far in the Bucs' training camp, he's the one who, so far, […]
Bucs Nation Jul 29, 2017
Buccaneers Training Camp Day 2 Recap: Highlights from practice

Buccaneers Training Camp Day 2 Recap: Highlights from practice

The Bucs had plenty of highlights in today’s practice. Today’s training camp practice was plenty eventful with many highlight reel plays to break down and talk about. The star of the show was once again newly-signed receiver DeSean Jackson - hauling in three touchdowns on the day, two of which were from 80 yards deep. Rookie tight end OJ Howard, picked 19th overall in this year’s NFL Draft, showed out in a variety of ways from an in-line role or flexed out to the slot. Other new additions such as hard hitting safety JJ Wilcox and third-round receiver Chris Godwin continued their...
Bucs Nation Jul 28, 2017
The first day of Buccaneers training camp featured some big plays

The first day of Buccaneers training camp featured some big plays

Robert McClain and DeSean Jackson showed up on day one. Editor’s note: Please welcome Riley Auman to the Bucs Nation team! Training camp opened for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers today, and will be documented by HBO’s Hard Knocks TV show. The crew was shooting footage and did a great job of capturing the atmosphere of what training camp is like, whether from the stands with the fans or the competition that is brought out in players in the preseason. I was able to be in attendance for today’s practice in the stands and was able to shoot a good amount of the video, so I’ll highlight some of...
Redskins training camp, Day 2: Can Pryor and Doctson match numbers of Jackson and Garcon?

Redskins training camp, Day 2: Can Pryor and Doctson match numbers of Jackson and Garcon?

The second day of the Washington Redskins’ 2017 training camp gets underway on Friday. The Post will be providing updates all day, but we’ll start things off by taking one fan question: Can wide receivers Terrelle Pryor Sr. and Josh Doctson match the production of DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garcon from last year? Can Doctson […]
Bucs Nation Jul 24, 2017
Another playoffs prediction for the Buccaneers

Another playoffs prediction for the Buccaneers

10-6 seems eminently realistic. Another day, another season projection, another positive prediction for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. This time, USA Today’s Nate Davis predicts the Bucs will win a wild card playoff sport by going 10-6 this season. They seem poised to make their first playoff appearance in a decade after diversifying a lopsided offense with WR DeSean Jackson and rookie TE O.J. Howard. RB Doug Martin is apparently recharged, too, though he remains suspended for three games. They'll see Falcons twice and Packers once during Weeks 12-15. Sounds good to me. 10-6, playoffs, and...

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