|Offense||1st||85.5 (31st)||364.0 (1st)|
|Defense||30th||90.0 (6th)||327.5 (32nd)|
|82||Auclair, Antony||TE||6-6||256||5/28/1993||2||Laval (Canada)|
|65||Cappa, Alex||G||6-6||305||1/27/1995||R||Humboldt State|
|69||Dotson, Demar||T||6-9||315||10/11/1985||10||Southern Miss|
|35||Elliott, Javien||CB||5-11||176||7/18/1993||3||Florida State|
|21||Evans, Justin||SS||6-0||199||8/26/1995||2||Texas A&M|
|13||Evans, Mike||WR||6-5||231||8/21/1993||5||Texas A&M|
|92||Gholston, William||DE||6-6||281||7/31/1991||6||Michigan State|
|12||Godwin, Chris||WR||6-1||209||2/27/1996||2||Penn State|
|66||Jensen, Ryan||C||6-4||319||5/27/1991||5||Colorado State-Pueblo|
|39||Johnson, Isaiah||DB||6-0||209||10/14/1992||1||South Carolina|
|67||Liedtke, Michael||G||6-3||305||1/15/1992||1||Illinois State|
|94||Nassib, Carl||DE||6-7||275||4/12/1993||3||Penn State|
|55||Nunez-Roches, Rakeem||DT||6-2||307||7/3/1993||4||Southern Miss|
|90||Pierre-Paul, Jason||DE||6-5||275||1/1/1989||9||South Florida|
|32||Rodgers, Jacquizz||RB||5-6||205||2/6/1990||8||Oregon State|
|89||Sanborn, Garrison||LS||6-1||240||7/31/1985||10||Florida State|
|76||Smith, Donovan||T||6-6||338||6/23/1993||4||Penn State|
|62||Smith, Evan||C||6-2||308||7/19/1986||9||Idaho State|
|29||Smith, Ryan||CB||5-11||189||9/7/1993||3||North Carolina Central|
|57||Spence, Noah||DE||6-2||251||1/8/1994||3||Eastern Kentucky|
|36||Stewart, M.J.||CB||5-11||200||9/16/1995||R||North Carolina|
|53||Taylor, Adarius||LB||6-1||230||9/21/1990||4||Florida Atlantic|
|61||Wester, Leonard||T||6-6||305||1/3/1993||3||Missouri Western State|
|3||Winston, Jameis||QB||6-4||231||1/6/1994||4||Florida State|
|83||Bailey, Sergio (IR)||WR||6-0||186||8/21/1994||R||Eastern Michigan|
|Barnett, Deondre (IR)||DE||6-3||239||//||R||Southern Illinois|
|23||Conte, Chris (IR)||FS||6-2||203||2/23/1989||8||California|
|30||Fleming, Reese (IR)||DB||5-11||202||12/6/1993||1||West Virginia|
|28||Hargreaves, Vernon (IR)||CB||5-10||204||6/3/1995||3||Florida|
|96||Tu'ikolovatu, Stevie (IR)||DT||6-1||320||6/28/1991||2||USC|
|98||Unrein, Mitch (IR)||DT||6-4||301||3/25/1987||8||Wyoming|
|22||Williams, Marcus (IR)||DB||5-11||196||3/24/1991||5||North Dakota State|
|88||Hudson, Tanner||TE||6-5||239||11/12/1994||R||Southern Arkansas|
|Myers, Marko||DB||5-10||185||9/5/1994||R||Southeastern University|
|79||O'Connor, Pat||DE||6-4||270||11/1/1993||1||Eastern Michigan|
|Patterson, Damoun||WR||6-2||190||9/16/1994||R||Youngstown State|
|Rivers, David||CB||6-0||185||7/23/1994||1||Youngstown State|
|85||Wilson, Bobo||WR||5-9||186||1/25/1995||1||Florida State|
Jensen carried a questionable designation heading into Week 3, but he seems to have shaken whatever illness he was dealing with. He and the rest of Tampa Bay's offensive line will look to help get the running game going against the Steelers after the Bucs logged the least rushing yards in the NFL (155) through the season's first two games.
Nunez-Roches was waived by Kansas City earlier in the week after totaling 24 tackles (13 solo) and a half-sack in 16 games with the Chiefs in 2017. The 24-year-old could serve in a rotational role on the Colts' defensive line if he cracks the 53-man roster in September.
The recipe for the added pounds included devouring nine to 10 meals per day during the offseason. The body transformation is aimed at making Spence a more complete football player in which he can serve as a three-down defensive end rather than a pass-rushing specialist. The first live-action glimpse of a more complete Spence can be seen during Thursday's preseason game against Miami.
The veteran linebacker checked in a distant second to Kwon Alexander in tackles on the afternoon, but he still turned in a solid performance from an IDP standpoint. While the six stops actually qualified as David's lowest tackle total of the campaign, he's now logged a tackle for loss in three consecutive contests. Despite the firing of defensive coordinator Mike Smith on Monday, David's role in the defense should remain the same, especially considering it was linebackers coach Mark Duffner who was elevated to take Smith's place.
The move speaks to both the second-year player's athleticism and the team's lack of depth at the cornerback position at present. Vernon Hargreaves (groin) is facing a multiweek absence, while Brent Grimes has returned to practice but was still held out of team drills Saturday. Evans is listed as the starting free safety in the team's initial depth chart, but he displayed the ball skills during his two years at Texas A&M (11 pass breakups and five interceptions over 25 games) to potentially hang with slot wideouts down the field at the NFL level.
Lynch joined the Rams in December after being released by the Buccaneers, but is now returning to the team he started the 2017 season with. The 24-year-old should be a special teams contributor and depth linebacker for Tampa Bay.
Alexander exited Sunday's game after he "felt a pop" in his knee, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports. The star linebacker turned down a contract extension with the Buccaneers to begin the season, and a torn ACL would end the 24-year-old's campaign. Expect an update on Alexander's health after the conclusion of Sunday's game.
The rookie free safety's active status was expected following a full Friday practice, but this report confirms his availability. Playing in his first game under new defensive coordinator Mark Duffner, Whitehead will look to help contain rookie quarterback Baker Mayfield and a talented pass-catching group that includes wideout Jarvis Landry and tight end David Njoku.
Unrein is eligible to return from injured reserve in two weeks. The Buccaneers' defense would benefit from the defensive end's presence, but Unrein would need to participate in practice without exhibiting concussion symptoms and clear the league's concussion protocol before making an official return to the field. Expect more clarity on Unrein's injury situation as his tentative time of return approaches.
It was another eventful and stat-filled afternoon for the fourth-year quarterback, who failed to throw a passing touchdown for the first time in a non-injury-shortened game since Week 7 of last season. The Buccaneers scored in some rather unusual ways Sunday, as both DeSean Jackson and Winston scored rushing touchdowns, with the latter's serving as his first on the ground this season. It's worth noting that Winston did scuffle in some key moments late in the game, throwing the second of two interceptions with 6:22 remaining in overtime and then throwing back-to-back incompletions in the subsequent possession. Winston will look to continue working out the kinks after a late start to the season when he faces the Bengals in a Week 8 interconference road tilt.
The towering target led the Buccaneers in receptions, receiving yardage and looks Sunday, with his final reception kick-starting a short game-winning drive in overtime. Evans now has three 100-yard games on his 2018 resume, although he's failed to find the end zone since Week 3. Nevertheless, he continues to be peppered with opportunities, as he's seen fewer than seven targets just once in six contests. He'll look to continue producing versus the Bengals in what could turn out to be a Week 8 shootout.
Cross appears to have distanced himself from the other potential candidates to fill a depth role for the Bucs at tight end this season, working behind the duo of Cameron Brate and O.J. Howard. It's unlikely he will see the field a lot during 2018 barring injuries, but Koetter raved about Cross and his knowledge of all the tight end positions.
The Buccaneers must see a lot of promise in the rookie defensive end, as the team released veteran Darryl Tapp in order to make room for O'Connor on the roster. O'Connor spent the preseason with the Lions after being selected in the seventh round of April's draft. He could see some defensive snaps Sunday if starter Robert Ayers -- who continues to deal with a concussion -- is sidelined for the contest.
This is certainly good news for Ryan Fitzpatrick, who'll have his starting left tackle available to open the season. Smith has been dealing with a knee sprain since being helped off the field in an Aug. 21 practice, but his return in a limited capacity earlier this week had hinted at potential active status in Week 1.
Allen returned to full participation Friday after logging limited sessions Wednesday and Thursday, so he's trending in the right direction. The defensive tackle is slated to return from a two-game absence, having been sidelined since Week 2 due to a foot injury.
Harris will take the place of defensive end Will Clarke, who was released. The rookie out of Buffalo will provide depth on Tampa Bay's defensive line.
Catanzaro saw only one field-goal try for the second straight game, although he's now been true on the four attempts he's taken over the last three contests. The 27-year-old has misfired on a pair of extra-point tries overall this season, but he's largely been a stable placekicking option for the high-powered Buccaneers offense. Catanzaro should continue seeing a fair share of scoring opportunities when Tampa takes on the Browns in a Week 7 matchup.
Though Pierre-Paul finished the week with two limited practices, his knee injury is considered minor and was never a serious threat to keep him out Week 2. Look for Pierre-Paul to take on another heavy workload after failing to accrue any statistics across 53 snaps (48 on defense) in the season-opening win over the Saints.
Benenoch is likely to suit up against the Eagles on Sunday now that he's returned to practice. The starting right guard has been nursing a knee injury since the preseason, so he could play on a limited snap count.
The reserve running back is the odd man out with 2018 second-round pick Ronald Jones II enjoying active status for the first time Sunday. Wilson's absence doesn't have an appreciable impact on the team's base offense, but Jacquizz Rodgers will presumably take over Wilson's kick-return duties.
Adams ran with the first-string defense during OTAs and minicamp this spring, suggesting he's the early favorite to win the job in advance of camp His primary competition, Darian Thompson, was the team's starter at free safety in all 16 games last season, but the 2016 third-round pick struggled in run support and ultimately finished the year as Pro Football Focus' 76th-ranked safety out of 89 qualifiers.
Liedtke is expected to fully healed by the time offseason conditioning and OTAs begin, so he should be ready to battle for a roster spot with one-year remaining on his contract with Tampa Bay.
Wilson caught an 18-yard touchdown on his lone target during the 2017 season, but failed to make the 53-man roster after battling throughout the preseason. He'll likely be signed to the Buccaneers' practice squad upon clearing waivers.
Wester spent much of the preseason nursing a lower leg injury, but seems to have recovered in time for Tampa's season-opener against the Saints on Sunday. The 25-year-old should serve as a key part of the Buccaneers' offensive-line rotation in 2018.
Patterson was waived/injured by the Steelers during final roster cuts, and the rookie will look to provide depth to Tampa Bay's receiving corps.
Nassib will thus draw his first start in a Tampa uniform versus the team that made him a third-round pick in 2016. The 25-year-old has made minimal impact with the Bucs up to this point, totaling four tackles (two solo) and a pass defensed in five games.
Jackson couldn't get much going through the air, although his second and final grab was a clutch 14-yard catch on the left sideline that positioned the ball for Chandler Catanzaro's game-winning 59-yard field goal. The veteran receiver also scored his first rushing touchdown of the season on a 14-yard scamper in the second quarter, his first of the season. Jackson's reception and receiving yardage totals were both his lowest of the season, however, so he'll look to bounce back in those categories against the Bengals in Week 8.
Tampa Bay made the decision to shut down Hargreaves after he received a second opinion from Dr. James Andrews early Wednesday. Though the details surrounding Hargreaves' condition aren't completely clear, it's likely that Hargreaves was recommended to undergo surgery after sustaining what was believed to be a labrum tear in the Buccaneers' season-opening win over the Saints, per Jenna Laine of ESPN.com. The Buccaneers signed cornerback Marcus Williams on Tuesday to fortify their depth at the position with Hargreaves set to miss at least eight weeks -- if not the entire season -- with the shoulder issue.
Beckwith, a passenger in the car, underwent same-day surgery on his ankle. The second-year linebacker played in all 16 games of the 2017 season, recording 846 snaps, 73 tackles and two sacks. The timetable for Beckwith's return is uncertain.
The second-year tight end was second on the team to Mike Evans in receptions, receiving yardage and targets, as he continues playing an important, steady role in the passing game on most weeks. Howard has shown encouraging chemistry with Jameis Winston thus far in the latter's two starts, hauling in nine of 13 targets for 129 yards and a touchdown. The 23-year-old has been making his catches downfield on average as well, as he's posted a double-digit YPC figure in each of the five games where he's managed to post a reception. He'll look to continue rising against the Bengals in Week 8.
Formerly known as Adarius Glanton, the linebacker logged 284 snaps on defense and 213 on special teams last season, posting a career-best stat line of 31 tackles, a sack, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery in 14 games. Assuming his recovery goes as planned, he'll provide depth behind Tampa Bay's starting linebacker group of Lavonte David, Kwon Alexander and Kendell Beckwith, potentially joining the starting lineup if one of the three is injured. Taylor may not be ready for the offseason program, as his recovery timeline was estimated at 4-to-6 months.
Smith appears to have recovered from the hip injury that caused him to be limited in practice earlier this week. If Smith can continue to practice fully for the remainder of the week, the ten-year veteran will likely play a substantial role in the interior of Tampa's O-line during Sunday's season opener against the Saints.
The rookie found his way into the end zone late in the third quarter from two yards out, giving the Bucs a seemingly comfortable 23-9 lead at the time. While the fact he scored the first rushing touchdown of his career was encouraging, just as in the preseason, Jones has been unable to do much with the opportunities he's seen. Factoring in Sunday's line, he's rushed just 17 times for 45 yards over the three games he's seen action in. He'll look to improve versus the Bengals in a Week 8 matchup.
The 2018 first-round pick didn't even make his debut until Week 4 due to a calf injury of his own, and he'll now step in for his Pro Bowl teammate versus Cleveland. Vea will look to help contain rookie quarterback Baker Mayfield and a Browns backfield now helmed by fellow first-year player Nick Chubb in the wake of Carlos Hyde's trade to the Jaguars on Friday.
The veteran defensive tackle gets the starting nod despite first-round pick Vita Vea (calf) also being active for the first time. Gholston has logged three tackles (two solo) this season while serving in a rotational role over the first three games.
Stewart logged a team-high tackle total during the loss. The North Carolina product continues to back up fellow first-year corner Carlton Davis, but he was on the field for 43 snaps in Week 3. Given his sure tackling and solid playing time, Stewart holds increasing appeal as an IDP option in deeper formats.
Dotson has played through lingering knee issues all season, and the veteran lineman's Week 7 status does not appear to have ever been in question. Expect Dotson to suit up against the Browns' potent defensive front Sunday.
Humphries ended up in the unfamiliar position of pacing the Buccaneers in receiving yards, with a game-long 51-yard reception largely responsible. The fourth-year pro normally does the majority of his damage within close proximity of the line of scrimmage, so Sunday's 27.3 YPC can safely be considered an outlier. Humphries does have multiple receptions in three straight games, but that's probably not enough to consider him more than desperation bye-week filler in Week 7.
Curry's lack of availability is no surprise, considering that the veteran defensive end has yet to participate in practice since suffering an ankle injury during Tampa's loss to the Falcons in Week 6. A recovery timetable for Curry's injury remains undisclosed, but as long as he remains sidelined, expect Carl Nassib to play an increased defensive role.
Godwin posted the best catch rate among the Buccaneers' pass catchers in the win. The second-year wideout has logged at least five catches in four of six games this season, seeing between six and 10 targets in those contests. The numbers are in line with the team's preseason company line of treating Godwin like a starting receiver this season in terms of his involvement. He'll look to add to his impressive haul of four touchdowns against the Bengals in Week 8.
Barber was responsible for the first points of the game, except they went on the other team's ledger. The third-year back was pinned back behind the goal line on a carry from the one-yard line in the first quarter, a microcosm of what's been a mostly frustrating campaign for the 24-year-old. Barber has now posted 30 yards or less in four of six contests, although rookie Ronald Jones, despite getting in for a short touchdown Sunday, hasn't been anywhere near productive either. Therefore, Barber figures to continue in a de facto lead role versus the Bengals in a Week 8 interconference matchup.
The rookie's presence is especially welcome given the short-handed nature of the Buccaneers secondary overall. Davis will look to help contain Baker Mayfield and his pass-catching corps after seeing Matt Ryan carve up the defense for 355 yards and three touchdowns in Davis' absence last week.
Griffin is the Buccaneers' No. 3 quarterback now that Jameis Winston has returned from suspension. Griffin isn't likely to see action unless both Winston and Ryan Fitzpatrick face injuries.
Smith filled in for Carlton Davis (groin) against the Falcons' high-powered passing attack and unsurprisingly had an active afternoon. Matt Ryan was able to rack up 354 passing yards and three touchdowns, however, with Smith missing the tackle that allowed Austin Hooper to notch one of those scores. If Davis' injury lingers into Week 7, Smith likely figures to be in line for another start versus a more manageable but still solid Browns passing attack.
Bond was placed in the Bucs' injured reserve prior to the season kicking off before eventually reaching an injury settlement. He is now expected to compete with Adarius Taylor for the strongside linebacker role.
Rodgers did not see any work from scrimmage for the second consecutive game, a trend that's coincided with the active status of rookie Ronald Jones II. The versatile veteran will likely be relegated to special teams work moving forward unless there are injuries in front of him.
Per Mike Garafolo of NFL Network, Marpet's deal is worth $55 million and includes $27.13 million in guarantees, making the 25-year-old one of the league's highest-paid guards. The 2015 second-round pick has started 44 games for the Buccaneers in his career, shifting between both guard and center.
Fitzpatrick owns an impressive stat line through four games, but he predictably trailed off the past two weeks with a three-pick game against the Steelers and a complete dud against the Bears. He did well to get the team to 2-2 against a tough early schedule, giving Jameis Winston a shot to keep Tampa Bay in the playoff picture. Winston will have an impressive group of pass catchers at his disposal, though O.J. Howard (knee) may not be ready for Week 6.
Johnson will start next to strong safety Justin Evans since Jordan Whitehead (hamstring) is injured. The 25-year-old has played just four defensive snaps in three regular-season games, so it's tough to project how he'll perform with a full workload ahead of him. Fantasy owners should steer clear.
The reserve tight end saw a rare target, but he was otherwise primarily involved as a blocker. Auclair doesn't figure for any meaningful fantasy production as long as both O.J. Howard and Cameron Brate are healthy ahead of him.
Elliott had yet to practice following last Thursday's preseason opener, but it appears he participated in at least a limited fashion Wednesday. Buccaneers cornerbacks have taken some hits on the injury front recently, as in addition to Elliott's recent absences, Vernon Hargreaves (groin) and Carlton Davis (ankle) both remain sidelined.
The rookie tackle's absence spanned two weeks. His return comes at a particularly good time for the Bucs, considering the team's current depth shortage along the offensive line. It's unlikely Boozer will have any immediate impact in his first season, but Tampa Bay is certainly glad to have the big fella back for practice purposes.
Watson's status is expected, considering the Bucs will roll with the impressive quartet of Mike Evans, DeSean Jackson, Chris Godwin and Adam Humphries at receiver, while also keeping the more experienced Freddie Martino active as a fifth wideout. Watson impressed during training camp and preseason, however, so he could certainly find himself suiting up at some point as the season unfolds.
Williams had already been ruled out of Sunday's game against the Falcons and has been battling hamstring issues over the last few weeks. The Buccaneers signed wide receiver Freddie Martino to fill his spot int he 53-man roster.
The cornerback had reached an injury settlement with the Bucs back on Aug. 14, but with the secondary losing multiple key pieces since the season began, Rivers rejoined the organization to provide reinforcement. The 24-year-old has one regular-season NFL appearance on his resume, which came with Tampa Bay in 2017.
Grimes finally took the field for his season debut after being sidelined for the first pair of contests due to the groin injury. The veteran corner was victimized on a quick pass to Antonio Brown in the second quarter, as he missed a tackle on the speedy receiver in a drive that yielded a 27-yard touchdown. The fact that Grimes was merely back on the field was helpful enough for the Bucs, who are short on corner help with Vernon Hargreaves (shoulder) on injured reserve. Grimes will look to continue working back into shape against a less intimidating Bears passing attack in Week 4.
Tu'ikolovatu recently sustained a torn triceps and will be presumably be sidelined for a significant amount of time.
McCoy didn't practice at all this week and will now miss a second straight game. With starting defensive end Vinny Curry (ankle) also ruled out, the Tampa Bay defense is in even worse shape than usual, which is good news for Baker Mayfield and the rest of the Cleveland offense.
Schefter relays that Conte probably shouldn't have played in the contest, but the safety "gutted it out" for the team before bowing out after playing 11 snaps. The Buccaneers placed Conte on injured reserve Tuesday, which will keep him out of action for a minimum of eight weeks. Assuming Schefter's timeline is accurate, Conte should return to full health by the second half of the season and merit consideration for an activation from IR.
O.J. Howard was ultimately declared active for the contest after coming in questionable with a knee injury, so Brate was expected to serve in a secondary role. However, it appeared he might make a bigger impact early on, when he started the scoring on the afternoon with a 15-yard scoring reception to cap off an eight-play, 75-yard opening drive. That would ultimately prove to be it for Brate, though, as he didn't see another target the rest of the day despite the fact that Jameis Winston put the ball up 41 times. He'll look to carve out more of a role in a Week 7 interconference battle against the Browns, although Howard's continued success and the team's plethora of other capable pass catchers is likely to make that difficult.
Bailey made a decent case for a 53-man roster spot before the ankle issue surfaced, but it now appears he will sit out the 2018 campaign after undergoing surgery Saturday, per Jenna Laine of ESPN. If he remains on the list all season, Bailey would get his next chance to state his case in 2019.
Cichy needed assistance in getting off the field after sustaining an apparent injury to his left knee. Even though a severe injury can't be ruled out at this juncture, the bright side of this situation is that Cichy didn't hurt the same knee in which the linebacker tore his ACL during his final season at Wisconsin in 2017.