Shark Bites

Tom Brady has agreed to a contract with the Buccaneers, according to multiple outlets. Tampa Bay has been rumored to be a finalist for a while now and holds the upside of 1 of the league's top WR duos in Mike Evans and Chris Godwin. Brady will also work with longtime NFL coach Bruce Arians. It's tough to say whether Brady impacts the fantasy outlooks for his new receivers, given that we've never seen him outside of New England. Reagardless of QB play, though, it's unlikely that both Evans and Godwin continue to deliver fantasy points at the WR1 level. Brady's arrival officially means we'll see Jameis Winston don a new uniform. His departure from New England also leaves Jarrett Stidham at the top of the current depth chart. We'll see if/how the Patriots choose to address the position further this offseason.

The Buccaneers have agreed to a 2-year, $27 million deal with EDGE Jason Pierre-Paul, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Pierre-Paul missed the first 6 games last season because of a neck injury suffered in an offseason car accident. But he still managed 8.5 sacks in the remaining 10 contests. JPP turned 31 in January but clearly still got starter money from the Bucs.

The Buccaneers have applied the franchise tag to OLB Shaq Barrett. Contract talks have reportedly gone positively this offseason, so Barrett always appeared headed back to the team that helped him break out in 2019. Barrett blew up for 19.5 sacks last season after totaling 14 over his previous 5 campaigns. Barrett turned 27 in mid-November.

Bucs QB Jameis Winston underwent surgery this offseason to repair a torn meniscus, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Winston never appeared on the injury report with a knee last year, so it's unclear when the injury occurred. We'll monitor his rehab, but this shouldn't impact his 2020. Winston, of course, is set to hit free agency if the Bucs don't use the franchise tag on him by March 12.

ESPN's Jeff Darlington believes the Titans are the favorites to land QB Tom Brady in free agency. Darlington has Las Vegas and then New England as Brady's next 2 most likely destinations. Brady would be reuniting with HC Mike Vrabel and GM Jon Robinson in Tennessee -- and joining an offense that's built around the running game. This move would obviously mean QB Ryan Tannehill would be one-and-done with the Titans. The QB carousel this offseason will be fascinating.

Bucs WR Chris Godwin (hamstring) is out again for Sunday's game against the Falcons. Breshad Perriman and Justin Watson get another game as the top 2 WRs. Both guys are strong target bets with QB Jameis Winston averaging 40.1 passes per game.

Buccaneers CB Carlton Davis (ankle) is active for today's game against the Texans. He's a low-level IDP option at best.

Bucs WR Chris Godwin (hamstring) is out for Saturday’s game against the Texans. WRs Mike Evans and Scott Miller were placed on IR this week, leaving Breshad Perriman and Justin Watson as Tampa’s top 2 WRs. TE O.J. Howard should also play a big role in the passing game this weekend.

The Bucs have placed WRs Mike Evans and Scott Miller on IR with their hamstring injuries. WR Chris Godwin (hamstring) remains on the active roster but is a long shot to play against the Texans on Saturday.

Bucs WRs Mike Evans, Chris Godwin and Scott Miller all missed practice on Tuesday with their hamstring injuries. None of them are likely to play against the Texans on Saturday afternoon. That'll leave Breshad Perriman and Justin Watson as Tampa's top 2 WRs. TE O.J. Howard should also fend for the team lead in targets.

Bucs WR Chris Godwin (hamstring) isn't expected to play against the Texans on Saturday, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. With Mike Evans and Scott Miller also likely out with their hamstring injuries, Tampa will be down to Breshad Perriman and Justin Watson atop the WR depth chart. Perriman will be a locked-in fantasy starter (we never thought we'd say that!), while Watson will be a deep-league consideration. TE O.J. Howard will also be a strong Week 16 target bet.

Buccaneers S Jordan Whitehead left Sunday's win over the Lions with a hamstring injury and did not return. We'll see about his status heading into Week 16.

Bucs WR Chris Godwin suffered a hamstring injury in the 3rd quarter of Sunday's game against the Lions. He was carted back to the locker room and was quickly ruled out. We'll update Godwin's status when we learn more, but this has the look of an injury that figures to cost him the final 2 games of the season.

Bucs WR Scott Miller aggravated his hamstring injury in the 1st half of Sunday's game against the Lions and is doubtful to return. The rookie hauled in all 3 of his targets for 49 yards and a score before exiting. Tampa is down to WRs Chris Godwin, Breshad Perriman and Justin Watson.

Buccaneers MLB Devin White (illness) is active today against the Lions. He was a late addition to the injury report because of the illness but should be good to go.

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Bucs QB Jameis Winston (thumb) is active for today’s game against the Lions. He only threw a football on Friday this week. But remember that he played through this thumb injury (and without WR Mike Evans) in the 2nd half of last week’s game, racking up 179 yards and 2 TDs. Winston comes with more risk than usual today but still boasts high-end QB1 upside.

The Buccaneers added MLB Devin White to the injury report Saturday, listing him as questionable with an illness. We’ll check his status Sunday morning

Bucs WR Mike Evans (hamstring) is out for Sunday’s game against the Lions. WR Scott Miller (hamstring) practiced all week and is set to return. It’s unclear how WR snaps will be split between Miller, Breshad Perriman and Justin Watson behind #1 Chris Godwin. Perriman is the best fantasy bet of the trio, but consider him just a WR4 flier.

Bucs QB Jameis Winston (thumb) is listed as questionable but is fully expected to play against the Lions this weekend. Winston didn’t throw on Wednesday, threw with a tennis ball on Thursday but graduated to a football on Friday. “He threw fine,” HC Bruce Arians said after Friday’s workout. “He'll be ready to go.” Winston carries elevated risk in Week 15 fantasy lineups but still boasts big upside.

Bucs WR Scott Miller (hamstring) was a full-go in Thursday's practice. That puts him on track to return for this weekend's game against the Lions. The rookie had basically worked himself into an even timeshare with Breshad Perriman for #3 WR duties before going down in Week 12. It's unclear what kind of role Miller will return to after Mike Evans hurt his hamstring and Justin Watson posted a 5-59-1 line last week. Miller and Watson are DFS-only options for Week 15. Perriman remains the best bet to play the 2nd most snaps among Bucs WRs (behind Chris Godwin).

 
 
 

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