Wingard had seven tackles (six solo), a forced fumble and a sack in Sunday's 28-11 loss to Tampa Bay. The 21-year-old received the first start of his career in place of Ronnie Harrison (concussion) on Sunday, and he immediately provided solid IDP production. Wingard should continue to start until Harrison clears the concussion protocol, but his lack of previous playing time would make him a somewhat risky fantasy option.
Wingard will start at strong safety Sunday versus Tampa Bay, John Oehser of the Jaguars' official site reports. Wingard stepped in to play 42 defensive snaps last week at Tennessee after Ronnie Harrison suffered a concussion, and he'll now make his first career start with Harrison still sidelined. Wingard had five tackles (three solo) despite the limited workload last week, but the pass-happy Buccaneers may provide fewer tackle opportunities than the run-heavy Titans.
Wingard signed with the Jaguars as an undrafted free agent Monday. Wingard was mostly projected as a mid-round prospect out of Wyoming, but the Jaguars were able to sign him after the draft. Wingard and fellow undrafted signee Zedrick Woods likely will compete for a reserve role at free safety.