The Buccaneers have activated MLB Devin White from the COVID list. That should put him easily on track to return for Sunday’s game at New Orleans. White missed the past 2 games. He tallied 11 and 14 tackles in the 2 regular-season meetings with the Saints
The Buccaneers have placed MLB Devin White and OLB Shaq Barrett on the COVID list. That obviously knocks them out for Sunday's game against the Falcons -- 2 big losses for a defense that allowed Atlanta 27 points and 332 passing yards 2 weeks ago. The team defense takes a step back as a fantasy option with the losses as well. White (with 9) and Barrett (8) rank 2nd and 3rd on the team in sacks for the year. It's not yet clear whether either player tested positive, which would threaten their availability for next week's playoff opener. We'll keep an eye on that. Kevin Minter looks like the White replacement, with Anthony Nelson the next guy up on the edge.
Update: NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reports that White tested positive, so expect him to miss the playoff opener as well. Barrett is close contact, so he'll be back for that game as long as he continues to test negative.
Buccaneers HC Bruce Arians said in his Monday press conference that LB Devin White was active only as an "emergency" option for the Week 5 loss to the Saints. He said they put White on the gameday roster because an injury to fellow LB Jack Cichy left the team with only 3 ILBs. Arians added that White will be "ready" for the Week 6 clash with the Panthers. That indicates we should trust the 1st-round pick returning to his full-time role and take fill-in Kevin Minter back out of consideration.
Buccaneers LB Devin White returned to a limited practice Wednesday. He sat out the past 2 games after suffering a knee injury early in the Week 2 win at Carolina. White says he'll be ready to play at New Orleans on Sunday. That matchup has added upside since QB Teddy Bridgewater stepped in for Drew Brees and shortened the range in which the Saints work.
Buccaneers LB Devin White sprained the MCL in his left knee in Thursday night's win over the Panthers. HC Bruce Arians told reporters Friday that it's just a Grade 1 sprain and that White might miss a game or 2. He also left open the possibility that White could be ready to play in Week 3. If White can't go, Kevin Minter would fill in.
Buccaneers WR Mike Evans and LB Devin White will play today against the 49ers, despite entering Sunday questionable with illness. "This was never in doubt," according to Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times. Fire up both for positive fantasy matchups if you were considering them.
As many have expected for a while, the Buccaneers spent the 5th pick of the NFL Draft on LB Devin White. The former LSU star delivered the class' top speed score at the position (124.2) after a productive pair of starting seasons. White racked up 133 and 123 tackles the past 2 years, including 13.5 and 12.0 tackles for loss. He also tallied the class' 6th-highest market share of solo tackles for 2018: 15.0%. White should step right into the MLB role vacated by Kwon Alexander's free-agent departure and deliver quick IDP value.