Tampa Bay Buccaneers Fantasy Football News 2018

Buccaneers DE Jason Pierre-Paul (knee) is active for today's game against the Saints. He put in just a limited practice Friday and carries some extra risk into an already low-floor matchup. Consider other options for your IDP lineup today.

The Buccaneers have ruled S Justin Evans (toe) out for Sunday's game against the Saints. DE Jason Pierre-Paul (knee) is questionable. He missed practice Wednesday and Thursday before returning to a limited Friday workout. That marked a downgrade from his participation level last week with the same injury. We'll check JPP's status Sunday morning. The issue plus the poor sack matchup with New Orleans make him much more of a "sit" candidate than usual.

Buccaneers S Justin Evans left Sunday's game against the Panthers early after aggravating the injury to his right big toe. Evans missed Wednesday's practice and was seen in a walking boot. That bodes ill for Evans' Sunday availability -- and durability even if he plays. Evans practiced every day last week, including a full workout Friday. We've removed him from the Week 14 DB rankings (for now, at least).

Buccaneers S Justin Evans (toe) and LB Lavonte David (knee) are active for today’s game against the Panthers. Each carries some extra durability risk coming off a multi-week injury, but use either as you planned in IDP lineups.

Buccaneers LB Lavonte David (knee) and S Justin Evans (toe) are questionable for Sunday's game against the Panthers. Each player graduated to a full practice Friday, though, after limited workouts the 1st 2 days. Each player appears to be on the verge of returning after missing the past 2 contests. We'll confirm the status of each Sunday morning.

The Buccaneers will face the Giants on Sunday without OLB Lavonte David (MCL sprain), S Justin Evans (toe) and DE Vinny Curry (ankle). The 1st 2 are starter-level IDP options when healthy. We wouldn't bother chasing their backups. Curry hasn't been an IDP factor, but Carl Nassib has delivered recently amid Curry's inconsistent availability. Nassib has tallied 4 sacks and 6 total QB hits over the past 4 games. He's questionable for Sunday's game as well with an elbow issue but put in limited practice Thursday and a full Friday workout after sitting Wednesday. If Nassib's active Sunday, he'll be an upside option in DL2 territory.

Buccaneers S Justin Evans has missed practice Wednesday and Thursday this week because of a toe injury. That doesn't seem to bode well for his chances of playing Sunday against the Giants. LB Lavonte David also continued to miss practice Thursday, coming off an MCL sprain. If he sits, the Bucs would be without their top 2 LBs and 2 starting safeties. (Chris Conte has been out with a knee injury.) An upside spot already for the Giants' offense is only looking better. We'll keep an eye on Evans and David for IDP purposes.

The Tampa Bay Times reports that Buccaneers LB Lavonte David sprained the MCL in his right knee in Sunday's loss to Washington. The Bucs haven't yet ruled him out for this Sunday's visit to the Giants, but the injury makes him seem unlikely for that contest -- and perhaps more time beyond that. We'll see how this situation progresses.

Buccaneers LB Lavonte David left Sunday's game against Washington early with a knee injury and is questionable to return. We'll keep an eye on the situation.

Update: David returned to the game.

Buccaneers DT Gerald McCoy (calf) is active for today's game against the Panthers. He missed the past 2 games with the injury but returns to boost the Tampa run defense for Week 9.

An MRI has confirmed that Buccaneers MLB Kwon Alexander tore his left ACL in Sunday's win over the Browns, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports. That will end the LB's season after just 6 games. It marks the 3rd time in his 4 pro seasons that Alexander has played 12 games or fewer (the 1st of those because of a PED suspension). LB Adarius Taylor played a season-high 62% of the defensive snaps against Cleveland. That marked the 4th straight week in which his playing time increased. Taylor certainly looks like the biggest beneficiary of the Alexander injury. We'd like to wait and see just how much the strong-side starter plays against the Bengals in Week 8 before using him in IDP lineups.

Buccaneers MLB Kwon Alexander left late in the 2nd quarter of Sunday's game against the Browns after suffering a non-contact knee injury. He has been ruled out for the game. The situation looks potentially serious. We'll watch for updates after the game or tomorrow.

The Buccaneers have ruled DT Gerald McCoy (calf) and DE Vinny Curry (ankle) out for Sunday's game against the Browns. Neither is a big IDP factor, but the absences of both starters can only help an already-bright fantasy outlook for Browns QB Baker Mayfield.

 
 
 

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