Jameis Winston Fantasy Football News 2018

Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston tweeted Friday, "I personally will make sure we show how valuable [WR DeSean Jackson] is to our team and [the NFL]." The tweet came in response to a Tampa Bay Times story link pondering what the Bucs would do with Jackson after a somewhat disappointing 2017. Offseason is obviously time for dreaming and big talk for all players and teams, but D-Jax ranked 2nd among Bucs in targets last year, averaging 6.4 per game. He endured the worst yards per reception rate of his career, though, and sported his lowest catch rate since 2012. There's plenty of room for 2018 stat improvement, and a better connection would likely help Winston's fantasy numbers as well. With an ADP at the end of Round 11 in MFL10 drafting so far, Jackson looks like a solid best-ball value -- especially when he slips beyond that range.

Bucs QB Jameis Winston (shoulder) is active and starting against the Packers today. There was never any doubt about his status after he put in a full week of practice. There’s still risk with a QB returning from a shoulder injury, but the plus matchup makes Winston a QB1 consideration.

Bucs QB Jameis Winston (shoulder) is listed as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Packers. He put in a full week of practice, and HC Dirk Koetter named him the Week 13 starter on Wednesday. Winston is a risk/reward fantasy play coming off the shoulder injury in a plus matchup.

Bucs QB Jameis Winston (shoulder) will start this weekend's game against the Packers, HC Dirk Koetter announced. Winston must have looked and felt good in Wednesday's practice. There's some risk to a QB coming off a throwing shoulder injury, but Winston has a plus matchup vs. a Green Bay squad ranked 22nd in Football Outsiders' pass defense DVOA.

Bucs QB Jameis Winston (shoulder) is expected to take all of the 1st-team reps in Wednesday's practice, according to insider Rick Stroud. If all goes well over the next few days, Winston will start against the Packers on Sunday. He'd be a risk/reward fantasy play in that plus matchup

Bucs QB Jameis Winston's return is "coming rather quickly," according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Winston recently had a platelet-rich plasma injection to help speed up the healing in his throwing shoulder and is scheduled for an MRI on Monday. It sounds like he could be back for Week 13 if that goes well. Winston was struggling before missing time, so we'd make him earn his way back into fantasy lineups. But he could be an option in Weeks 14 and 15 in decent matchups at home for the Lions and Falcons. He travels to Carolin for Week 16.

Buccaneers HC Dirk Koetter announced Monday that QB Jameis Winston will miss a 3rd straight game with his injured right shoulder. That means a 3rd straight start for Ryan Fitzpatrick, this time at the Falcons. Atlanta has presented a negative scoring matchup for fantasy QBs so far, but Fitzpatrick will be a fringe streaming option again -- especially in an offense that can't run the ball. He has tossed 2+ TD passes twice this season after 2 starts and a pair of relief appearances.

Bucs QB Jameis Winston is under investigation by the NFL for a sexual assault allegation. He's being accused of inappropriately touching an Uber driver in March of 2016. The league sent a letter to the alleged victim informing her that they're looking into the matter. Winston, of course, is no stranger to off-field issues. We'll continue to track the story.

Bucs HC Dirk Koetter announced Monday that he's shutting down QB Jameis Winston (shoulder) for "several weeks." It's the right move. Winston is dealing with an AC joint sprain and rear deltoid issue, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. He's been unable to make it through 2 of Tampa Bay's last 4 games and completed under 56% of his passes in 3 of them. The Bucs have already had their bye, so Winston won't get any help there. He's certainly droppable in shallower fantasy leagues. Ryan Fitzpatrick draws the start vs. the Jets this week and is a viable QB2.

Bucs QB Jameis Winston was pulled at halftime of Sunday's game in New Orleans after aggravating his shoulder injury. He landed hard on that right shoulder late in the 2nd quarter and was clearly bothered the rest of the half. Winston finishes 7 of 13 for 67 scoreless yards. We'll see about his status for Week 10 and beyond. QB Ryan Fitzpatrick will finish out today's game vs. the Saints.

Bucs QB Jameis Winston (shoulder) is active for today’s game against the Saints. He threw in all 3 practices this week and said Thursday that he was “feeling better.” Winston boasts plenty of upside in a potential shootout in the Superdome.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport confirms that Bucs QB Jameis Winston (shoulder) will play against the Saints today. He's listed as questionable, but there was never any concern about his availability. Winston threw in all 3 practices this week and seems as healthy as he's been since he injured that shoulder back in Week 6.

Bucs QB Jameis Winston (shoulder) is listed as questionable but is fully expected to start against the Saints on Sunday. He threw in all 3 practices this week and said Thursday that he was “feeling better.” Winston is worth firing up as a QB1 in a potential shootout in the Superdome.

Bucs QB Jameis Winston (shoulder) told reporters on Thursday that he's "feeling better, feeling good." His shoulder obviously responded OK to his throwing session on Wednesday. Winston is on track to play this weekend, when he'll be a risk/reward QB1 against an improved Saints pass defense.

Bucs QB Jameis Winston (shoulder) threw in Wednesday's practice, according to ESPN's Jenna Laine. It's the 1st time he's thrown on a Wednesday since injuring his shoulder on October 15. HC Dirk Koetter said that Winston had to do more in practice this week to play against the Saints on Sunday, so it looks like he's trending in that direction.

Bucs insider Rick Stroud hears that the team is "considering" sitting QB Jameis Winston this Sunday against the Saints if he's unable to practice more this week. He's only thrown on Friday the last 2 weeks as he deals with that sprained AC joint in his throwing shoulder. He looked fine against the Bills back in Week 7 but had 1 of the worst games of his career vs. the Bucs yesterday, completing just 55.3% of his passes for 210 yards, 0 TDs and 2 INTs. QB Ryan Fitzpatrick will start against New Orleans if Winston doesn't. We'll continue to monitor the situation.

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Bucs QB Jameis Winston (shoulder) is active for today’s game against the Panthers. He re-injured that throwing shoulder in the 1st half of last week’s outing but looked fine both before and after, chucking for 384 yards and 3 TDs. Winston is safe to get into fantasy lineups.

Buccaneers HC Dirk Koetter admitted Friday night that QB Jameis Winson "kind of reinjured" his right shoulder on a 1st-half strip-sack by Bills DE Ryan Davis, according to ESPN's Jenna Laine. That came after Koetter indicated no setback with the shoulder earlier in the week. But the team held Winston out from throwing Wednesday and Thursday again before a full practice Friday. He's expected to play against the Panthers and enjoyed a big 2nd half in Buffalo after last week's aggravation. So we're not worried about Winston for fantasy today, but it's certainly a situation worth monitoring -- especially with the team's bye eliminated by the Week 1 rescheduling.

Bucs QB Jameis Winston (shoulder) is listed as questionable this weekend’s game against the Panthers. He practiced all week, including a full workout on Friday. Winston is in no danger of missing this one and is a fine fantasy play after torching the Bills for 384 yards and 3 TDs last week.

Bucs QB Jameis Winston (shoulder) will start this weekend's game against the Bills, HC Dirk Koetter announced on Friday. Winston did his most extensive throwing of the week in Friday's practice and evidently looked good enough. There's still risk here with a QB with a throwing-shoulder injury. And the matchup is tough in Buffalo. Winston is a shaky QB1 for Week 7.


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