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Fantasy Football News 2022

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The Buccaneers have ruled S Antoine Winfield out for Sunday's game against the Dolphins because of a concussion. With CBs Carlton Davis and Sean Murphy-Bunting already on IR, that means the Tampa Bay secondary will look quite different from its season-opening version. The Bucs will at least get CB Jamel Dean back from a knee injury that knocked him out early in Week 3 and kept him out last Sunday night. HC Bruce Arians also said EDGE Jason Pierre-Paul is ready to return from the shoulder injury that cost him the past 2 games, according to Greg Auman of The Athletic.

The Buccaneers on Thursday placed CB Carlton Davis on IR with the quad injury he suffered Sunday night at New England. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports that the Bucs expect Davis to miss 4-6 weeks. Tampa might get CB Jamel Dean back this week. He put in limited practices Wednesday and Thursday. Otherwise, Richard Sherman, Pierre Desir and Ross Cockrell (slot) look like the top corners.

Buccaneers CB Carlton Davis left in the 2nd quarter of Sunday night's game at New England with a leg injury. Davis went down holding his left quad and then needed 2 trainers to help him off the field. He was putting no weight on the affected leg. We'll see about the diagnosis for Davis.

Buccaneers CB Carlton Davis is active for tonight's game against the Patriots. He turned up questionable late Saturday but is good to go.

The Buccaneers have downgraded EDGE Jason Pierre-Paul (shoulder) to out for Sunday night's game against the Patriots. Joe Tryon-Shoyinka will start in his place.

The Buccaneers have downgraded CB Carlton Davis to questionable for Sunday night's game against the Patriots. He's listed with rib and abdominal injuries, but it sounds like the ab injury is the more significant. If Davis sits, it'll leave Tampa without its top 3 corners. Sean Murphy-Bunting is already on IR with an elbow injury, and the Bucs ruled Jamel Dean out for the game with a knee injury. Richard Sherman is now expected to start, just a few days after signing with the team. The whole situation can only be good news for New England wideouts.

ESPN's Jenna Laine reports that Buccaneers HC Bruce Arians called EDGE Jason Pierre-Paul a game-time decision for Sunday against the Patriots. Pierre-Paul missed Week 3 with a shoulder injury that then allowed him only a limited Friday practice this week. We'll watch his status, but don't count on having JPP available. The Sunday night kickoff makes it even more difficult to wait for him. The Bucs have already ruled CB Jamel Dean (knee) out for the game.

Buccaneers EDGE Jason Pierre-Paul is out for Sunday's game against the Rams. He's listed with both hand and shoulder injuries, but the shoulder is the bigger issue. We'll see how long he remains out.

Buccaneers EDGE Jason Pierre-Paul got a 2nd opinion on his injured shoulder and was told to rest it, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Although the Bucs haven't officially ruled JPP out for Week 3 yet, Rapoport adds that the veteran is "likely" to be inactive Sunday against the Rams. We'll certainly track the situation through the weekend, but make sure you plan accordingly for your IDP lineup. Anthony Nelson and rookie Joe Tryon-Shoyinka figure to each gain playing time if Pierre-Paul is out, but neither makes for a sturdy fantasy football option this week.

Buccaneers CB Carlton Davis (hamstring) is active for today’s game against the Falcons. He’ll carry some elevated risk but also upside vs. Calvin Ridley

Buccaneers CB Carlton Davis is questionable for Sunday's game against the Falcons with a hamstring injury. The team added him to the injury report Friday, when he was limited. So it's a new issue. We'll check Davis' status Sunday morning. The Bucs are already down starting CB Sean Murphy-Bunting (elbow; IR).

The Buccaneers placed CB Sean Murphy-Bunting on IR Monday with a dislocated right elbow. He suffered the injury in Thursday's win over the Cowboys. Murphy-Bunting starts on the outside and moves to the slot in nickel situations. Losing him in the latter role figures to have the greatest impact on the Tampa defense, though Ross Cockrell rated well in coverage last season and could mitigate that effect. It's not yet clear when the Bucs hope to get Murphy-Bunting back.

Buccaneers CB Sean Murphy-Bunting suffered an elbow injury in the 1st half of Thursday night's opener against the Cowboys. The team ruled him out for the game. We'll see how much longer he remains out.

The Buccaneers finished Round 1 of the 2021 NFL Draft by selecting edge defender Joe Tryon. The former Washington Husky opted out of 2020. The season before, he tallied 12.5 tackles for loss and 8 sacks in 13 games. Tryon figures to open his career behind Jason Pierre-Paul and Shaq Barrett, so dynasty owners will need to be patient with him.

The Buccaneers have reached a 4-year deal to keep OLB Shaq Barrett from reaching free agency. Agent Drew Rosenhaus says it carries a top value of $72 million, with $36 million of that guaranteed. Barrett has emerged as 1 of the league's top pass rushers over his 2 seasons in Tampa Bay. He fell from a league-high 19.5 sacks in 2019 to just 8 last season, but Barrett's 76 total pressures ranked 2nd only to Aaron Donald.

The Buccaneers have agreed to a 2-year, $25 million extension with LB Lavonte David, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. The deal keeps David from reaching unrestricted free agency and continues his run with the only team he has ever played for. Expect to find David remaining among the top 15 LBs when our 2021 IDP rankings arrive.

Update: NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reports that it's actually a 5-year deal with 3 voidable seasons. So we'll see just how many of them David plays.

Buccaneers S Antoine Winfield (ankle) is inactive for today's game against the Packers. He sustained an ankle injury during the practice week. Mike Edwards will start in his place. Losing a starting safety certainly doesn't help the defense, but it's worth noting that Edwards actually graded out significantly better in coverage (83.2) this season than Winfield (55.1), according to Pro Football Focus.

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

Buccaneers CB Carlton Davis (groin) is active for tonight's game against Washington. He missed the season's final 2 games after suffering the injury in Week 15 at Atlanta. Davis closed out the practice week with a full Thursday workout, though. His return gives the Bucs back their #1 corner. The matchup limits his IDP upside, though Davis should see the most of Washington WR Terry McLaurin in coverage.

Buccaneers CB Carlton Davis (groin) is doubtful for Sunday's game against the Falcons. CB Jamel Dean played every snap in his absence last week against the Lions.

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