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  • Buccaneers kicker Connor Barth perfect in return

    Buccaneers kicker Connor Connor Barth made a triumphant return to the Bucs, successfully converting all three field goal attempts and a trio of point-after tries in Sunday's 38-31 loss to the Jaguars.

    Barth helped to quickly put the departed Kyle Brindza's inconsistencies in the rearview mirror, turning in a perfect performance in Week 5. The veteran kicker hit field goals of 35, 45 and 47 yards and was impeccable on his first three career extra-point tries from the newly-instituted distance.

  • Kwon Alexander MLB | TB

    Buccaneers LB Kwon Alexander collects five tackles in Week 5

    Buccaneers linebacker Kwon Kwon Alexander tallied five tackles (three solo), a sack, and two passes defensed in Sunday's 38-31 victory over the Jaguars.

    Alexander continues to do a solid job manning the middle in Lovie Smith's defense. The rookie linebacker collected his first career sack and also got his hands on two Blake Bortles' passes Sunday. Alexander will continue his impressive first-year campaign in Week 7 when the Bucs travel to Washington to face the Redskins following their Week 6 bye.

  • Gerald McCoy DT | TB

    Buccaneers DT Gerald McCoy nets 1 1/2 sacks in Week 5

    Buccaneers defensive tackle Gerald Gerald McCoy amassed three tackles (one solo), 1 1/2 sacks, and a tackle for loss in Sunday's 38-31 victory over the Jaguars.

    The Bucs' star defensive tackle continues to play through a shoulder ailment and nevertheless put heat on opposing quarterback. McCoy has now collected at least one sack in all but one game in 2015, and tallied his 1.5 takedowns Sunday in the closing minutes, helping to snuff out the Jaguars' last-ditch attempt at potential game-tying touchdown. McCoy will face off against the Redskins and Kirk Cousins in Week 7 after the Bucs' bye.

  • Alex Okafor OLB | ARI

    Cardinals LB Alex Okafor to miss a month

    Cardinals linebacker Alex Okafar emerged from Sunday's win with a calf strain, which will keep him out for a month, Kent Somers of the Arizona Wildcats Republic reports.

    The recovery timetable signifies the Arizona Cardinals ' hope, but they will exercise caution with one of the primary pass rushers. With a number of injuries befalling the linebacker ranks in Arizona -- reserve Kenny Demens suffered a torn ACL on Sunday -- the team inked Dwight Freeney to a veteran minimum deal, though LaMarr Woodley and Markus Golden could be the immediate beneficiaries of available snaps.

  • Buccaneers' Bradley McDougald totals three tackles, interception in Week 5

    Buccaneers safety Bradley Bradley McDougald totaled three tackles (two solo), an interception and a pass defensed in Sunday's 38-31 victory over the Jaguars.

    McDougald's second career pick came on a second- quarter Blake Bortles pass intended for Marcedes Lewis, and set up Jameis Winston and company in prime field position on the Jaguars' 20-yard line, a drive that culminated in a Doug Martin rushing touchdown. Nevertheless, McDougald was part of a secondary that surrendered over 300 passing yards and four touchdowns, underscoring the need for continued improvement.

  • Lavonte David OLB | TB

    Buccaneers LB Lavonte David totals nine tackles, sack in Week 5

    Buccaneers linebacker Lavonte Lavonte David collected nine tackles (eight solo), a sack, a tackle for loss and a pass defensed in Sunday's 38-31 victory over the Jaguars.

    David tallied his highest number of solo tackles in a game this season, along with registering his first quarterback takedown. The fourth-year standout has had a couple of relatively quite performances in 2015, but has been a force two out of the last three contests. David will look to continue his strong play in a Week 7 matchup against the Redskins following the Bucs' Week 6 bye.

  • Rams kicker Greg Zuerlein has rough day at the office Sunday in loss

    Rams kicker Greg Greg Zuerlein missed his first field goal of the season Sunday, then missed another two in a 24-10 loss to Green Bay.

    Zuerlein had been lights out heading into Sunday, but dropped his season percentage from 100 all the way to less than 65 percent with the rough day. Zuerlein is ultra-reliable when indoors, but struggles in colder conditions and is part of an anemic offense. That's certainly not a good combination for a fantasy kicker.

  • Rams LB James Laurinaitis picks off Aaron Rodgers in loss to Packers

    Rams linebacker James James Laurinaitis became the first player to pick off Aaron Rodgers at Lambeau Field in three years in a 24-10 loss to Green Bay on Sunday.

    Laurinaitis also picked up eight tackles in the defeat. He now has 37 tackles, a sack, a forced fumble and an interception on the season.

  • Rams CB Lamarcus Joyner recovers fumble in loss to Green Bay

    Rams cornerback Lamarcus Lamarcus Joyner registered seven tackles and a fumble recovery in Sunday's 24-10 loss to the Packers.

    Joyner is having a decent year as the nickel back, with 29 tackles, two sacks and a fumble recovery. While those aren't huge IDP numbers, he's only in his second year and could be up for a starting position in the future.

  • Will Allen SS | PIT

    Steelers safety Will Allen ruled out of Monday's game

    Steelers safety Will Will Allen won't return to Monday's game at San Diego due to a left ankle injury, Chris Adamski of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

    Allen sustained the ailment in the first quarter, but not before recording two solo tackles to bring his season-long line to 31 tackles (26 solo), one interception, and one sack. In his stead, Robert Golden took over at strong safety.