Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Stadium: Raymond James Stadium | Coach: Dirk Koetter
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense19th117.0 (11th)194.0 (20th)
Defense14th20.0 (1st)290.0 (28th)
DatePosPlayerInjuryNFL StatusFantasy News
09/24/17LBKwon AlexanderHAMSTRINGOUTThe Buccaneers ruled Alexander (hamstring) out for Sunday's game in Minnesota, Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports.

Alexander was unable to practice all week after making an early exit from Sunday's blowout win over the Bears. His absence is good news for Minnesota's Dalvin Cook, who nonetheless faces a challenging matchup without Sam Bradford (knee) available to keep safeties out of the box. Adarius Glanton figures to replace Alexander in Tampa Bay's 4-3 base defense, with Lavonte David and Kendell Beckwith getting the snaps in the nickel. Coming off a down 2016 season from an IDP standpoint, David had a team-high nine tackles last week. His stat lines figure to benefit from his teammate's continued absence, given that Alexander led the NFL with 108 solo tackles last year.

(Updated 09/22/2017)
09/24/17DTChris BakerILLNESSDOUBTFULBaker (illness) did not travel to Minnesota and will not play Week 3, Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports.

Clinton McDonald will step in for Baker at defensive tackle against the Vikings.

(Updated 09/23/2017)
09/24/17LBDevante BondKNEEQUESTIONABLEBond (knee) is not present on the Buccaneers' injury report Wednesday, Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports.

Bond first practiced on a limited basis last week after suffering the injury Aug. 13, so it looks as though he's finally healthy. The 24-year-old currently is slotted behind rookie Kendall Beckwith at strong-side linebacker for the Buccaneers.

(Updated 09/20/2017)
09/24/17CBBrent GrimesSHOULDERQUESTIONABLEGrimes (shoulder) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Vikings, Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports.

Grimes has been limited in practice throughout this week but it seems as though he'll be able to play Sunday. If the veteran cornerback is unable to play Week 3, Ryan Smith is next up on the Buccaneers depth chart.

(Updated 09/22/2017)
09/24/17DTGerald McCoyANKLEQUESTIONABLEMcCoy (ankle) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Vikings, Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports.

McCoy started out the week not practicing but worked up to a full participant Friday, so it looks as though the team was just exercising some caution. The 29-year-old appears set to play against the Vikings on Sunday, which could be especially important with fellow defensive tackle Chris Baker (illness) listed as doubtful.

(Updated 09/22/2017)
09/24/17GKevin PamphileILLNESSQUESTIONABLEPamphile is dealing with an illness and is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Vikings, Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports.

Pamphile was a new addition to the injury report Friday and did not practice. The good news is that the 26-year-old isn't dealing with the flu, which has defensive lineman Chris Baker and Jacquies Smith listed as doubtful. Pamphile's status for Sunday likely won't be determined until Saturday or Sunday, and Evan Smith is next up at left guard should he be unable to play.

(Updated 09/22/2017)
09/24/17DEJacquies SmithILLNESSDOUBTFULSmith (illness) will not play Week 3 against the Vikings, Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports.

Smith did not make the trip to Minnesota after being listed as doubtful on Friday's injury report. He was hoping to return this week after missing all of preseason and the final 15 games of 2016 while recovering from a torn ACL.

(Updated 09/23/2017)
09/06/17RBDoug MartinSuspensionSUSPENDAfter the Buccaneers' Week 1 matchup with the Dolphins was postponed and rescheduled for Week 11 due to the potential impact of Hurricane Irma in South Florida, Martin won't be eligible to return until the Bucs' Week 5 game against the Patriots, Kevin Patra of NFL.com reports.

With three games remaining on his four-game suspension heading into 2017, Martin had been on track to make his season debut Oct. 1 against the Giants, but that's no longer in the cards due to the Week 1 postponement. While the slight delay won't change Martin's season-long outlook much since he's still looking at a 13-game slate, it could affect the roster plans of fantasy owners, who may have been stashing the running back specifically with the intention of deploying him in lineups in Week 4. Until Martin's suspension is completed, Jacquizz Rodgers is expected to head the Bucs' backfield, with Charles Sims serving as the team's top third-down option.

(Updated 09/06/2017)
08/03/17WRThomas SperbeckHamstringQUESTIONABLE (Updated 12/31/1969)

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