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Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Stadium: Raymond James Stadium | Coach: Lovie Smith
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense29th96.5 (24th)194.2 (30th)
Defense25th115.2 (17th)272.5 (28th)

Last Game

Sun, September 28
Heinz Field
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Pittsburgh Steelers

Game Leaders

Passing: M. Glennon (21-42, 302)
Rushing: D. Martin (14-40)
Receiving: L. Murphy (6-99)

Passing: B. Roethlisberger (29-40, 314)
Rushing: L. Bell (19-63)
Receiving: A. Brown (7-131)


Sun Sep 7
L 20 - 14CAR
Sun Sep 14
L 19 - 17STL
Thu Sep 18
L 56 - 14at ATL
Sun Sep 28
W 27 - 24at PIT
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Sun Oct 5
1:00 pm EDT
Sun Oct 12
1:00 pm EDT
Sun Oct 26
1:00 pm EST
Sun Nov 2
at CLE
1:00 pm EST
Sun Nov 9
1:00 pm EST
Sun Nov 16
at WAS
1:00 pm EST
Sun Nov 23
at CHI
1:00 pm EST
Sun Nov 30
1:00 pm EST
Sun Dec 7
at DET
1:00 pm EST
Sun Dec 14
at CAR
1:00 pm EST
Sun Dec 21
1:00 pm EST
Sun Dec 28


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Bucs coach holding off on QB decision until Josh McCown is healthy
by Michael Hurcomb |

Buccaneers coach Lovie Smith would not say during his Monday press conference who will start at quarterback once Josh McCown is healthy enough to return from a right thumb injury, according to the Tampa Bay Times. Smith said the team will start whoever gives them the best chance to win.

The Bucs picked up their first win of the season Sunday at Pittsburgh behind Mike Glennon, who made his first start of the season.

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Fantasy Analysis | 1412012099
Did Vincent Jackson's wrist limit him in Week 4?
by Chris Towers |

Buccaneers wide receiver Vincent Jackson came away from Sunday's game against the Steelers with 9 Fantasy points, and his owners have to be thrilled that he managed that. Jackson was limited for nearly all of Week 4's comeback win over the Steelers, before salvaging his line with a touchdown.

Jackson played with a cast on his wrist after suffering a small fracture last week, and was limited to just three receptions despite being targeted 10 times in the game. Some of those incompletions were the result of poor passes, but he also had a few passes glance off his hands as well.

Quarterback Mike Glennon showed plenty of trust in Jackson throughout the game, including three passes thrown his way in the end zone late. Jackson finally came down with one to win the game, and showed at least enough to think that he won't be a total nonfactor for Fantasy purposes moving forward.

However, his effectiveness was obviously an issue Sunday, which should be enough to make Fantasy owners wary about relying on him too much. 

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Report: Mike Evans to miss 2-3 weeks
by Michael Hurcomb |

Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans is expected to miss 2-3 weeks after suffering a groin strain Week 4 against the Steelers, a source told FOX Sports. The Bucs have two more games before a bye in Week 7.

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Fantasy Analysis | 1411956219
Need to see more from Mike Glennon
by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer

As I wrote earlier in the week, Buccaneers quarterback Mike Glennon had an underrated rookie season that's made him overlooked in Fantasy now that he's back in a starting role. But his inspiring comeback effort Week 4 at Pittsburgh doesn't compel me to add him off the waiver wire.

For one thing, a couple of big catches catches from backup wide receiver Louis Murphy really upped his yardage in the fourth quarter. He had only 154 yards after three quarters and only 57 after two. The turnaround was part of a frantic comeback effort that succeeded in part because of its recklessness. Glennon completed only 50 percent of his passes (21 for 42) on the day, which is unheard of among the quarterbacks who matter in Fantasy.

Does that mean it was all luck and Glennon is a complete waste of Fantasy owners' time? I'm not saying that. I just don't want to make too much of it either way. Prior to the fourth quarter, Glennon was a bust, but maybe his fourth quarter performance will compel the Buccaneers to open up the offense for him.

Outside of two-quarterback leagues, you can afford to wait and see with him.

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Louis Murphy could be serviceable in short term
by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer

Just when new Buccaneers starting quarterback Mike Glennon was developing a liking for wide receiver Mike Evans, the rookie went down late in the third quarter with a groin injury.

So naturally, he began throwing to his replacement.

Louis Murphy, last known to Fantasy owners as that guy who had a few big games for Oakland in 2009 and 2010, came off the bench to dominate the fourth quarter in Evans' absence. He finished the game with a team-high 11 targets, only three coming before Evans departure.

Of Murphy's six catches for 99 yards -- both also team highs -- five for 92 yards came in the fourth quarter, including a 31-yarder to set up a field goal and a 41-yarder to set up the go-ahead touchdown pass to Vincent Jackson with only seconds to go.

Because Murphy was just an injury sub for a player starting opposite Jackson on an offense with an unproven quarterback, he won't be the most attractive waiver claim, but provided Evans is out for Week 5, he could be useful if you get in a pinch.

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