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Bucs LB Mason Foster (shoulder) is out for today's game against the Saints.  He got in 3 limited practices this week, so he has a good chance to return for Week 6.  LB Dane Fletcher gets another start in Foster's place.

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The Bucs have ruled out MLB Mason Foster for the Thursday night game at Atlanta because of his separated shoulder.  Dane Fletcher is expected to start in his place but is not worth any IDP attention at this point.

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ESPN's Adam Caplan reports that Buccaneers MLB Mason Foster suffered a separated shoulder in Sunday's loss to the Rams.  There's no word yet on how much time Foster might miss, but the team promoted another LB from the practice squad Monday.  Dane Fletcher's in line to start while Foster is out but carries no immediate IDP appeal.

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1 year ago

Bucs MLB Mason Foster will miss Sunday's visit to Detroit because of the concussion he suffered in Week 11.  Foster shouldn't have been central to your IDP plans anyway, as his value relies heavily on big plays.  The Bucs D will also miss FS Dashon Goldson, who is serving a 1-game suspension for repeated illegal hits.  (He actually delivered the blow that concussed Foster.)  LB Adam Heyward's likely to start in Foster's place, though HC Greg Schiano refused to confirm that Friday.  Doesn't really matter.  You shouldn't be considering Heyward for your IDP lineup.  OLB Lavonte David could gain some tackle upside with Foster, but this news doesn't affect his ranking for Week 12.

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2 years ago

Bucs GM Mark Dominik told the St. Petersburg Times that Mason Foster could move to OLB this year. The staff apparently hasn't made any decisions on that front yet, but new DC Bill Sheridan is at least considering it. Foster opened his rookie season as the MLB starter but struggled plenty. To be fair, he faced a pretty tall order with an abbreviated training camp to learn the system and call the defensive plays. Foster's spot might also depend on what the Bucs do in free agency. Atlanta MLB Curtis Lofton is available, along with players such as Stephen Tulloch, London Fletcher and David Hawthorne. Any of them could be an option in the middle, as could former Buc Barrett Ruud. Foster remains a high-ceiling IDP because of his athleticism and could score inside or outside. We'll see how things shake out as we get into free agency and closer to OTAs.

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3 years ago

Bucs MLB Mason Foster missed practice Wednesday with the same ankle sprain that limited him all last week. Foster started the win over the Saints but left before halftime and played just 24 of the team's 70 snaps. He'll be a big fantasy risk in Week 7 even if he returns to practice and starts against the Bears.

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