Although this was Alexander's second game with double-digit tackles on the year, he's recorded at least seven stops in all but one matchup on the year. Overall, he's averaging eight tackles per game while adding a pair of sacks, an interception and a touchdown, and his versatility makes him a weekly upside option in IDP leagues.
Aguayo converted field-goal attempts of 38 and 37 yards, missed wide right from 50 yards, and was good on all four point-after tries in Sunday's 34-17 victory over the 49ers.
Aguayo continues to falter from time to time, going 5-for-8 on field goals over his last two games. He's also yet to hit from 50 yards or greater, and all but one of his six successful attempts have come from 30-39 yards away. That distance represents the minimum expectation for an NFL-caliber kicker, so although the success from that range is certainly a positive, it's also a level of production that many free agents would also likely achieve. The Bucs will eventually need their second-round pick to start paying dividends from distances of 40 yards and greater, an area of the field from which Aguayo is just 1-for-5 to date. He'll get his next opportunity to continue refining his game when the Bucs take on the Raiders in a Week 8 home tilt.
The veteran receiver's complete absence from the box score was the biggest surprise to come out of Sunday's victory, given Shorts' experience and solid resume as both an inside and outside receiver. It was surprisingly special teams captain Russell Shepard, he of three career receptions heading into the Week 7 contest, that filled the void created by Vincent Jackson's (knee) absence, converting six targets into five catches for 77 yards and his first career touchdown. However, considering Shorts' previous body of work, it's safe to consider Sunday's result an outlier, one that the veteran wideout is likely to start putting behind him in a Week 8 matchup against a beatable Raiders secondary.
Brate was modestly involved, despite the Bucs playing without Vincent Jackson (knee), as Russell Shepard stepped up to deliver five receptions for 77 yards and a touchdown as the de facto No. 2 receiver. The third-year pro's production is likely to continue fluctuating throughout the season and has been affected the last two games due to the Bucs finding considerable success on the ground with Jacquizz Rodgers. As such, Brate remains a somewhat risky proposition for fantasy purposes in any format for the time being.
Humphries' role in the offense was unchanged despite Vincent Jackson's (knee) absence, as expected. The former also remains in a time share with rookie Ryan Smith on kickoff returns but continues to hold the primary punt return role. Of particular concern from a fantasy perspective is the dwindling target share that Humphries has endured over the last three games, during which he's only received a combined nine looks from Jameis Winston, after topping out at 12 in Week 3 versus the Rams. Given the recent pattern of reduced involvement, Humphries remains a low-end option in both season-long and DFS formats.