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31 Antoine Winfield Jr. SAF

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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February 8, 2021 09:36 PM
Buccaneers' Antoine Winfield: Standout effort in SB LV win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Winfield recorded six tackles (four solo), an interception and an additional defensed pass during the Buccaneers' 31-9 win over the Chiefs in Super Bowl LV on Sunday.

Winfield tied Lavonte David and Sean Murphy-Bunting for second on the team in tackles during the win, helping spearhead a suffocating effort by the Buccaneers defense that largely incapacitated a prolific Chiefs attack. The rookie's season-ending stellar effort put a fitting cap on an outstanding first pro campaign, one that saw Winfield parlay the starting safety job he earned in training camp into 94 tackles (64 solo), three sacks, one interception, five additional defensed passes, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery across 16 games. Given his natural talent and virtually seamless adaptability to the rigors of the NFL in 2020, Winfield likely will carry sky-high expectations from both real-world and fantasy perspectives going into 2021.

February 5, 2021 02:20 PM
Buccaneers' Antoine Winfield: Ready for Super Bowl
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Winfield (ankle) doesn't have an injury designation for Sunday's Super Bowl matchup with the Chiefs, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports.

The same goes for S Jordan Whitehead (shoulder/knee) and LB Lavonte David (hamstring), so the Bucs will have all 11 defensive starters available for the big game. They had nine of 11 healthy when Patrick Mahomes torched them for 462 passing yards in Week 12, with CB Jamel Dean and DT Vita Vea being the two absences. Winfield and the rest of the Tampa secondary have played better the past two months, but Mahomes will still like his chances to connect on a couple deep throws.

February 3, 2021 06:00 PM
Buccaneers' Antoine Winfield: Limited in practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Winfield (ankle) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice, D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Winfield missed all three practice sessions held last week, so his presence on the field Wednesday in some capacity represents a step in the right direction. He'll have two more chances to upgrade his participation level before the Super Bowl LV matchup with the Chiefs on Sunday.

January 29, 2021 04:48 PM
Buccaneers' Antoine Winfield: Still bothered by ankle
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Winfield (ankle) missed a third straight practice Friday.

The Bucs estimate Winfield would be listed as questionable if they had a game this Sunday, while fellow starting safety Jordan Whitehead (shoulder/knee) would be doubtful. Neither participated in practice this week, but they still have a few more chances to get some work in before the Super Bowl.

January 27, 2021 11:28 PM
Buccaneers' Antoine Winfield: Still not practicing
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Buccaneers listed Winfield (ankle) as a non-participant on Wednesday's estimated practice report.

Winfield is still in recovery mode after his ankle injury prevented him from playing in last weekend's win over Green Bay in the NFC Championship Game. Fellow starting safety Jordan Whitehead (shoulder/knee) is also listed as a non-participant on the Buccaneers' injury report, and both players' situations will warrant close monitoring as the Feb. 7 Super Bowl matchup with Kansas City approaches.

January 26, 2021 03:56 PM
Buccaneers' Antoine Winfield: On track for Super Bowl
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Winfield (ankle) is expected to play in the Super Bowl against the Chiefs, ESPN.com reports.

Winfield sat out of the NFC Championship Game win over the Packers, but he's on track to play Feb. 7. The rookie safety has been a key figure on Tampa Bay's dominant defense this season, recording 94 tackles, three sacks and six pass breakups. He may still be limited when the Buccaneers reveal their first official practice report.

January 24, 2021 07:32 PM
Buccaneers' Antoine Winfield: Out for NFC Championship Game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Winfield (ankle) is inactive for Sunday's NFC Championship Game against the Packers.

This is a significant loss for the Buccaneers, as the rookie has been one of the top players on the team's defense this season. Mike Edwards and Jordan Whitehead will operate as the team's starting safeties, according to Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times.

January 24, 2021 07:28 PM
Buccaneers' Antoine Winfield: Trending toward playing
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Winfield (ankle) is on track to play in Sunday's NFC Championship Game against the Packers, James Palmer of NFL Network reports.

Winfield didn't practice Friday after hurting his ankle during the practice week. There's still no confirmation that he'll suit up Sunday, but it appears the rookie will tough it out. Winfield has been a key piece of the Buccaneers' stellar defense, as he accrued 94 tackles, three sacks and six pass breakups in the regular season.

January 22, 2021 11:40 PM
Buccaneers' Antoine Winfield: Picks up ankle injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Winfield didn't practice Friday due to an ankle injury and is considered questionable for Sunday's NFC Championship Game against the Packers, Scott Smith of the Buccaneers' official site reports.

The 22-year-old was a full participant at Wednesday's and Thursday's practices, but his availability for the NFC Championship Game is now in question. Given how recently he suffered the injury, Winfield could end up being a game-time decision Sunday in Green Bay.

January 19, 2021 08:20 PM
Buccaneers' Antoine Winfield: Clutch play in divisional-round win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Winfield recorded six tackles (five solo) and forced a fumble in the Buccaneers' 30-20 divisional-round win over the Saints on Sunday.

The rookie safety put together another stellar performance, one he made the norm during what was a standout first-year campaign. Winfield checked in third behind linebackers Devin White and Lavonte David in tackles on the evening, and the fumble he forced on Jared Cook at the Buccaneers' 47-yard line was a pivotal turning point, considering it came with Tampa Bay trailing by a 20-13 margin and helped lead to a game-tying touchdown. Winfield has six stops apiece in each of his first two playoff contests, and he'll look to make an impact again versus the Packers' formidable offense in Sunday's NFC Championship Game.

January 11, 2021 09:12 PM
Buccaneers' Antoine Winfield: Six tackles in wild-card win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Winfield recorded six tackles (all solo), including two for loss, in the Buccaneers' 31-23 wild-card win over Washington on Saturday night.

The rookie carried over the significant momentum he built up during the regular season right into his first career playoff contest, serving as a force against both the run and pass throughout the game. Winfield checked in fourth in tackles overall, and he figures to play another prominent role in Sunday evening's divisional-round matchup versus the dangerous and diverse Saints offense.

January 5, 2021 07:28 PM
Buccaneers' Antoine Winfield: Successful stamp on rookie season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Winfield totaled seven tackles (five solo) and one defensed pass in the Buccaneers' 44-27 win over the Falcons on Sunday. He also defensed a pass and recovered a fumble.

The rookie was fittingly a force in the final game of his rookie campaign, filling out the stat sheet while pacing the secondary in tackles. Named a starter early in camp after impressing with his preparation despite the lack of on-field mini-camps and OTAs, Winfield finished his rookie regular season with 94 tackles (64 solo), three sacks, one interception, six defensed passes, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery across 16 games. The sure-tackling Minnesota product was a key component of Tampa Bay's elite run defense as well, frequently stepping up in the box to support the front seven. Winfield will now look to continue his strong play in the postseason beginning with Saturday night's wild-card matchup against Washington.

December 24, 2020 05:16 PM
Buccaneers' Antoine Winfield: Good to go Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Winfield (shoulder) does not have an injury designation for Saturday's matchup against the Lions.

Winfield did not practice Tuesday and logged a limited session Wednesday, but he was able to participate in full Friday and has been cleared to play Week 16 against Detroit. The rookie safety has enjoyed a standout campaign, notching 83 tackles (55 solo) along with three sacks and one interception in a starting role.

December 23, 2020 07:32 PM
Buccaneers' Antoine Winfield: Limited during Wednesday's session
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Winfield (shoulder) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice.

Winfield was absent from Tuesday's walkthrough practice, but he returned to the field Wednesday, albeit in a limited fashion. The rookie's practice capacity Thursday should provide a better idea of his status for Saturday's matchup against the Lions.

December 13, 2020 11:48 PM
Buccaneers' Antoine Winfield: Paces team in tackles
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Winfield recorded 12 tackles (10 solo), including a sack, in the Buccaneers' 26-14 win over the Vikings on Sunday.

Playing against the team that his accomplished namesake starred with for nine seasons, the younger Winfield led the Buccaneers in tackles with a career-high figure. Winfield has gone a long way toward evening out his game-to-game IDP stats for the better, now having recorded at least seven stops in five of six games after only meeting that benchmark once over his first seven pro contests. Winfield's sack was also his third of the season and first since Week 3, and his expansive skill set should continue to allow him to benefit fantasy managers through their playoff matchups in coming weeks.

December 1, 2020 09:32 PM
Buccaneers' Antoine Winfield: Tacks on eight tackles
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Winfield made eight tackles (six solo) in Sunday's 27-24 loss to the Chiefs.

The rookie second-round pick has started every game this season, adding versatility to the menacing defense and ranking third on the team with 69 tackles. Winfield has provided a steady IDP floor of late, as he's produced at least seven tackles in four of the past five games. The 22-year-old will look to build on his recent performances when the Vikings come to town in Week 13.

November 25, 2020 01:00 AM
Buccaneers' Antoine Winfield: Second-best tackle total in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Winfield collected nine tackles (four solo) in the Buccaneers' 27-24 loss to the Rams on Monday night.

The rookie safety and his secondary mates were extremely busy on a night when Jared Goff completed 39 of 51 pass attempts, which helped lead to the second-highest tackle total of Winfield's career thus far. The 22-year-old's numbers Monday night were especially welcome after he uncharacteristically posted just a single stop in the Week 10 win over the Panthers. Winfield will look to keep up his individual momentum and also help the Buccaneers secondary to a better performance in an unenviable matchup against the Chiefs in Week 12.

November 3, 2020 12:44 PM
Buccaneers' Antoine Winfield: Key pass breakup in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Winfield posted seven tackles (six solo) and successfully defensed a would-be game-tying two-point conversion pass attempt in the Buccaneers' 25-23 win over the Giants on Monday night.

The rookie was a co-team leader in tackles with multiple teammates and came up with one of the key plays of the night on defense, although it didn't come without controversy. Winfield appeared to arrive a tick early on a two-point conversion pass directed at Dion Lewis, but he turned his head toward the ball, which ended up deflecting off his arm, at the last second, which apparently played a part in having the officials pick up the flag they initially threw on the play. That proved the difference in the game, as the Buccaneers were able to kneel down on one last play following an onside kick recovery. Winfield has now posted five or more tackles in three of the last four games, giving him a solid floor heading into a pivotal Week 9 battle versus the Saints.

October 31, 2020 10:12 PM
Buccaneers' Antoine Winfield: Ready for MNF
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Winfield (shoulder/groin) will play in Monday's game versus the Giants.

Winfield upgraded to full participation for Saturday's practice, clearing him to play in the primetime showdown. The rookie second-round pick out of Minnesota has started every game this season, recording 37 tackles, two sacks, four pass breakups and an interception. Winfield is a solid IDP asset, especially against the turnover-prone Giants.

October 29, 2020 06:52 PM
Buccaneers' Antoine Winfield: Limited in practice Thursday
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Winfield (shoulder/groin) was a limited participant in Thursday's practice.

Winfield managed to play through his lingering shoulder injury during Sunday's win over the Raiders, during which he recorded his first career interception, but he's now also dealing with a groin issue. The rookie safety will have two more chances to increase his level of practice activity ahead of Monday's game against the Giants.

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Height/Weight:
5-9/203
Birthdate:
08/16/1998
Age:
22
Hometown:
The Woodlands, TX
School:
Minnesota
NFL Experience:
2
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