Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Stadium: Raymond James Stadium | Coach: Dirk Koetter
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense12th91.5 (26th)262.0 (6th)
Defense31st113.2 (16th)276.1 (32nd)

Last Game

Sun, December 10
Raymond James Stadium
TV: FOX
Detroit Lions
at
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
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Game Leaders

DET
Passing: M. Stafford (36-44, 381)
Rushing: T. Riddick (10-29)
Receiving: E. Ebron (10-94)

TB
Passing: J. Winston (26-38, 285)
Rushing: P. Barber (12-58)
Receiving: C. Godwin (5-68)

Schedule

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Fri Aug 11
L 12 - 23@CIN
RECAP
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Thu Aug 17
W 12 - 8@JAC
RECAP
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Sat Aug 26
L 9 - 13CLE
RECAP
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Thu Aug 31
L 10 - 13WAS
RECAP
Sun Sep 10
Cancelled@MIA
Sun Sep 17
W 29 - 7CHI
RECAP
Sun Sep 24
L 17 - 34@MIN
RECAP
Sun Oct 1
W 25 - 23NYG
RECAP
Thu Oct 5
L 14 - 19NE
RECAP
Sun Oct 15
L 33 - 38@ARI
RECAP
Sun Oct 22
L 27 - 30@BUF
RECAP
Sun Oct 29
L 3 - 17CAR
RECAP
Sun Nov 5
L 10 - 30@NO
RECAP
Sun Nov 12
W 15 - 10NYJ
RECAP
Sun Nov 19
W 30 - 20@MIA
RECAP
Sun Nov 26
L 20 - 34@ATL
RECAP
Sun Dec 3
L 20 - 26@GB
RECAP
Sun Dec 10
L 21 - 24DET
RECAP
Mon Dec 18
8:30 pm ET
ESPNATL
Sun Dec 24
1:00 pm ET
FOX@CAR
Sun Dec 31
1:00 pm ET
FOXNO

Standings

NFC
South
Overall
W-L-T
Division
W-L-T
New Orleans9-4-03-1-0
Carolina9-4-02-2-0
Atlanta8-5-02-1-0
Tampa Bay4-9-00-3-0
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Buccaneers' Doug Martin: Believes fumble led to benching
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Martin believes he was benched after fumbling during a 24-21 loss to the Lions on Sunday, ESPN.com's Jenna Laine reports. "When you turn the ball over and you fumble, your chances get cut pretty short, so that's what happened there," said Martin.

Martin got the start and was busy throughout the first half, taking 10 carries for 26 yards and a touchdown and adding 24 yards on two catches. He didn't get another touch after losing a fumble late in the second quarter, allowing Peyton Barber to finish with 12 carries for 58 yards and one catch for five yards. It was a bit surprising to see Barber get just three carries before halftime, given that he had 143 yards on 27 touches the previous week when Martin was out with a concussion in a 26-20 loss to the Packers. Averaging just 3.1 yards per carry and 4.7 per target, Martin already seemed to be losing his grip on the lead role before he lost the fumble in Sunday's game. It's fair to wonder if Barber might take the starting gig for Week 15 against the Falcons on Monday Night Football.

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Buccaneers' Patrick Murray: Limited to extra points in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Murray did not make any field-goal attempts and was perfect on three extra-point tries in Sunday's 24-21 loss to the Lions.

Murray didn't have an opportunity for any field-goal attempts for the first time since his Buccaneers 2017 debut in Week 6. However, he remained perfect on extra points for the season by drilling all three attempts. Murray continues to be one of the most consistent kicker options in fantasy circles, having missed just two field goals all season and posting an impressive 2-for-3 tally from 50 yards and beyond. He'll look to boost his production in a Week 15 home tilt against the Falcons.

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Buccaneers' Leonard Wester: Makes touchdown grab in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wester logged a two-yard touchdown reception on a tackle-eligible play in Sunday's 24-21 loss to the Lions.

Wester briefly engaged in a block before drifting into the left side of the end zone for an easy reception from Jameis Winston in the fourth quarter to bring the Buccaneers within a Patrick Murray extra point of a 21-21 tie. The second-year tackle remains a valued part of the Tampa's offensive line rotation.

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Buccaneers' Jacquizz Rodgers: Limited to return game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rodgers did not log any touches from scrimmage but returned three kickoffs for 60 yards in Sunday's 24-21 loss to the Lions.

The versatile veteran didn't see any snaps on offense for the first time since Week 9, as Doug Martin's return from a concussion made Rodgers the odd man out in the backfield. The seven-year veteran has been minimally involved as a running back since the first three games of the season, when he served as the lead back while Martin finished serving his suspension. As such, his fantasy value remains limited to formats that factor in return yards.

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Buccaneers' Charles Sims: Posts 27 total yards in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sims rushed three times for 16 yards and brought in two of three targets for 11 yards in Sunday's 24-21 loss to the Lions.

Sims mirrored his Week 13 rushing line while also posting at least two catches for the sixth straight game. The four-year pro has yet to see more than three carries in any game this season, so his primary fantasy value is essentially limited to deep PPR formats. He'll look to exploit a Falcons defense that's been vulnerable to pass-catching backs in a Week 15 divisional battle.

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