NFL Network's Ian Rapoport confirms that Bucs WR Mike Evans (hamstring) will miss the final 3 weeks of the season. He can be dropped from redraft rosters. Tampa is down to WRs Breshad Perriman, Justin Watson and Scott Miller (hamstring) behind Chris Godwin. We could see TE O.J. Howard's volume get a boost with Evans out.
Bucs QB Jameis Winston (thumb) was limited in Wednesday's practice. QB Rya Griffin took all the 1st-team reps, according to insider Rick Stroud. Winston played through this injury last week and is still expected to play against the Lions on Sunday. But his status is worth monitoring over the next few days.
Bucs QB Jameis Winston (thumb) has been cleared to play against the Lions this weekend. He suffered a hairline fracture to his throwing thumb in the 1st half of Sunday's win over the Colts. But after missing the 1st series of the 2nd half, Winston returned to throw for 179 yards and 2 TDs the rest of the way. He'll remain a QB1 for Week 15's plus matchup vs. Detroit.
Bucs HC Bruce Arians isn't expecting WR Mike Evans (hamstring) to play again this season. "It's not good," Arians said. "I'll be shocked if Mike makes it back before the last week." With Evans exiting late in the 1st quarter of Sunday's win over the Colts, WR Breshad Perriman played 83% of the snaps and saw 5 targets; WR Justin Watson posted a 55% snap rate and 8 targets. Both guys will be intriguing fantasy fliers in a plus Week 15 matchup against the Lions.
Bucs WR Mike Evans' injured hamstring is "not good," HC Bruce Arians said after the win over the Colts. "I'll be shocked if he makes it back before next week," Arians added. WRs Justin Watson and Breshad Perriman combined for 13 targets, 8 catches, 129 yards and 2 scores in Evans' place today. We'll see how the snaps were divvied between them, but both guys could be deeper-league fantasy options vs. the Lions in Week 15.
Bucs HC Bruce Arians said after Sunday's win over the Colts that QB Jameis Winston has a "small fracture" in his right (throwing) thumb. He suffered the injury at some point in the 1st half, missed the 1st series of the 2nd half but returned for the rest of the game and didn't seem hindered. We'll keep an eye on Winston this coming week but would expect him to play against the Lions on Sunday.
Bucs WR Mike Evans injured his hamstring on the end of a 61-yard TD in Sunday's game against the Colts and is done for the day. Breshad Perriman figures to slide in as Tampa's #2 WR the rest of the way.
Buccaneers CB Jamel Dean (shoulder) is active for today's game against the Colts. He left last week's game in the 1st quarter but made it back to full practices during the week. Dean carries upside as a CB in IDP lineups. Slot CB M.J. Stewart (knee) is also active after missing the past 3 games and 5 of the past 6. He has likely been replaced in the starting lineup by rookie Sean Murphy-Bunting moving inside -- with Dean starting outside opposite Carlton Davis. We'll seek confirmation on that in today's game.
Buccaneers EDGE Carl Nassib (illness) is active for today's game against the Jaguars after heading into the weekend questionable. He's fine for normal IDP usage.
The forecast for today's Bucs-Jags game calls for a slight chance of rain with winds of 17-20 mph. Gusts could come in at 25-30 mph. That's enough wind to impact the passing and kicking games. QBs Jameis Winston and Nick Foles come with increased risk in Week 13 fantasy lineups. Try to avoid Ks Matt Gay and Josh Lambo.
Buccaners CB Sean Murphy-Bunting left Sunday's win over the Falcons early with a knee injury. We'll see this week whether it will keep him out for Week 13's visit to Jacksonville.
Buccaneers EDGE Carl Nassib (groin) is active for today's game against the Falcons. It's an upside sack matchup, and he hit the weekend expected to return despite the "questionable" tag. Nassib makes for a solid IDP option this week.
Buccaners EDGE Carl Nassib (groin) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Falcons. Nassib progressed from limited early-week practices to a full workout Friday. That points to him likely playing in the upside sack matchup with Atlanta. We'll confirm his status Sunday morning.
Update: ESPN's Jenna Laine reports that Nassib will play.
Buccaneers CB Carlton Davis (hip) is active for today's game against the Saints. He missed the past 2 but should see a lot of Michael Thomas coverage in his return.
The Buccaneers have ruled EDGE Carl Nassib (groin) out for Sunday's game against the Saints. That will mark his 2nd straight missed game. CB Carlton Davis (hip) is questionable. He returned for a limited practice Thursday and then a full Friday workout, which makes Davis seem likely to play. His status doesn't alter the outlook for any Saints WRs or Drew Brees.
Bucs TE O.J. Howard (ankle) put in a full week of practice and isn’t listed on the final injury report. Ditto for TE Cameron Brate (ribs), who should be back to his usual role after being limited to 11 snaps last week. Howard is the ultimate risk/reward Week 10 fantasy play against the Cardinals’ 32nd-ranked TE defense.
Bucs TE O.J. Howard (hamstring) put in a full practice on Wednesday. It's confirmation that he'll return for this weekend's game against the Cardinals. Howard, averaging just 3 targets per game this season, is tough to feel great about. But he remains a big talent and draws 1 of the league's worst TE defenses on Sunday.
Bucs HC Bruce Arians said Monday that TE O.J. Howard (hamstring) "should be ready to roll" for this weekend's game against the Cardinals. That's a dream matchup, but Howard still figures to land on the TE1 fringes in our Week 10 rankings after averaging just 3 targets across his 6 games this season.
Bucs HC Bruce Arians said Monday that RB Ronald Jones has earned the right to start going forward. The 2nd-year back played on a season-high 53% of Tampa's offensive snaps in yesterday's loss to the Seahawks, taking 18 carries for 67 yards and a score. RB Peyton Barber carried just 4 times. It's looked like Jones was emerging as the Bucs' lead back at other times this season, but this is the 1st time we've heard it straight from Arians. That makes Jones easier to trust in Week 10 fantasy lineups in a nice matchup against the Cardinals.
Bucs TE Cameron Brate (ribs) is active for today’s game in Seattle. He put in a full practice on Friday, so we’re not overly concerned about the rib injury. Brate is a viable Week 9 spot starter vs. the Seahawks’ 29th-ranked TE defense.
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