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Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Stadium: Raymond James Stadium | Coach: Lovie Smith
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense29th96.5 (24th)194.2 (31st)
Defense25th115.2 (17th)272.5 (28th)

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Sun, October 5, 1:00 PM EDT
Mercedes-Benz Superdome
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
New Orleans Saints


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Fantasy Analysis | 1412200035
FFT Blog: Looking at the most-dropped list
by Chris Towers |

At the Fantasy Football Today blog, we took a look at the most-dropped players in leagues.

The five most-dropped players are Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins and tight end Niles Paul, Chargers running back Donald Brown, Panthers running back DeAngelo Williams and Buccaneers running back Bobby Rainey

You probably won't regret dropping Williams or Paul given their injuries, and Cousins' next few matchups will probably bring out more bad habits. However, if Brown is available in your league (as he is in 19 percent of leagues), you might want to snatch him. He has a tough matchup in Week 5, but we think he can run all over the Raiders in Week 6. 

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Buccaneers WR Vincent Jackson not on Wednesday IR
by Marty Gitlin |

A wrist ailment that has been plaguing Buccaneers wide receiver Vincent Jackson apparently did not prevent him from practicing Wednesday. He was not listed on the team's injury report.

Jackson has yet to break loose in any game this season. He is averaging just three catches for 33 yards in four games, though he has scored two touchdowns.

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Smith: Bucs QB Josh McCown better, but not ready to throw
by Marty Gitlin |

Lovie Smith has reported that the thumb of Josh McCown is improving, but added that the Buccaneers quarterback is still not ready to throw, per the Tampa Tribune.

McCown has likely lost his starting job to Mike Glennon, who engineered a stirring comeback Sunday to beat host Pittsburgh. McCown averaged just 140 yards passing while throwing for two touchdowns and four interceptions in his three starts this season, though he did guide the team to two victories.

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Doug Martin still searching for breakout game
by Chris Towers |

Buccaneers running back Doug Martin is looking for his first big game of the season, but it is not clear if that is coming in Week 5 against the Saints.

New Orleans' defense has struggled against running backs this season, allowing 21.5 Fantasy points per game through four contests. However, this might be a game where the Buccaneers have to abandon the run early, since the Saints' offense tends to be unstoppable at home. Opponents rushed for just 93.78 yards per game against the Saints in the Superdome last season, compared to 129 on the road.

Martin's role might just depend on how the game goes this Sunday. If the Buccaneers can keep it close, he could put together a solid performance, as he did in Week 3 a year ago, when he rushed for 144 yards against the Saints.

Consider him more of a No. 2 back this week, with both Dave Richard and Jamey Eisenberg ranking him toward the bottom of the top 20

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Mike Glennon could put up numbers vs. Saints
by Chris Towers |

Buccaneers quarterback Mike Glennon put together a solid performance in leading his team to a surprise win over the Steelers in Week 4, and now faces a solid matchup in his encore in Week 5 against the Saints.

Glennon had accuracy issues against the Steelers, but still put up 300-plus yards and two touchdowns. He might find some success this Sunday, against a Saints defense that has struggled to slow down opposing quarterbacks. Only four teams have allowed more Fantasy points per game to quarterbacks than the Saints, who have been tagged for 22.5 per game, including 30-plus twice.

Glennon is tough to rely on, given his lack of track record, but there is a chance for him to put up some numbers here. The Saints are likely to go up early Sunday, so Glennon could be forced to pass often. In a two-QB league, Glennon has some upside in Week 5. 

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