|Offense||14th||79.8 (29th)||263.0 (5th)|
|Defense||29th||107.2 (13th)||276.3 (31st)|
|82||Auclair, Antony||TE||6-6||256||5/28/1993||R||Laval University|
|94||Clarke, Will||DE||6-6||275||5/4/1991||4||West Virginia|
|69||Dotson, Demar||T||6-9||315||10/11/1985||9||Southern Mississippi|
|35||Elliott, Javien||DB||5-11||176||7/18/1993||2||Florida State|
|21||Evans, Justin||SS||6-0||199||8/26/1995||R||Texas A&M|
|13||Evans, Mike||WR||6-5||231||8/21/1993||4||Texas A&M|
|92||Gholston, William||DE||6-6||281||7/31/1991||5||Michigan State|
|53||Glanton, Adarius||OLB||6-1||230||9/21/1990||3||Florida Atlantic|
|12||Godwin, Chris||WR||6-1||209||2/27/1996||R||Penn State|
|22||Martin, Doug||RB||5-9||223||1/13/1989||6||Boise State|
|16||Martino, Freddie||WR||6-0||195||9/7/1991||2||North Greenville|
|32||Rodgers, Jacquizz||RB||5-6||205||2/6/1990||7||Oregon State|
|65||Sanborn, Garrison||LS||6-1||240||7/31/1985||9||Florida State|
|34||Sims, Charles||RB||6-0||211||9/19/1990||4||West Virginia|
|76||Smith, Donovan||T||6-6||338||6/23/1993||3||Penn State|
|62||Smith, Evan||G||6-2||308||7/19/1986||8||Idaho State|
|29||Smith, Ryan||CB||5-11||189||9/7/1993||2||North Carolina Central|
|73||Sweezy, J.R.||G||6-5||298||4/8/1989||5||NC State|
|37||Tandy, Keith||SS||5-10||205||2/12/1989||6||West Virginia|
|55||Tapp, Darryl||DE||6-1||270||9/13/1984||12||Virginia Tech|
|66||Wester, Leonard||T||6-6||305||1/3/1993||2||Missouri Western State|
|3||Winston, Jameis||QB||6-4||231||1/6/1994||3||Florida State|
|38||Adjei-Barimah, Jude (IR)||CB||5-11||200||7/21/1992||3||Bowling Green|
|Barnett, Deondre (IR)||DE||6-3||239||//||R||Southern Illinois|
|2||Folk, Nick (IR)||K||6-1||222||11/5/1984||11||Arizona|
|72||Gardner, Cole (IR)||T||6-6||301||11/11/1993||R||Eastern Michigan|
|75||Lambert, DaVonte (IR)||DE||6-2||282||6/23/1994||2||Auburn|
|Panfil, Evan (IR)||DE||6-4||240||3/31/1995||R||Purdue|
|57||Spence, Noah (IR)||DE||6-2||251||1/8/1994||2||Eastern Kentucky|
|Sperbeck, Thomas (IR)||WR||6-0||180||10/21/1994||R||Boise State|
|72||Trattou, Justin (IR)||DE||6-4||258||8/28/1988||6||Florida|
|97||Tu'ikolovatu, Stevie (IR)||NT||6-1||320||6/28/1991||R||Southern California|
|49||Bullough, Riley||LB||6-2||228||11/23/1993||R||Michigan State|
|39||Johnson, Isaiah||DB||6-0||209||10/14/1992||1||South Carolina|
|70||Liedtke, Michael||G||6-3||305||1/15/1992||1||Illinois State|
|O'Connor, Pat||DE||6-4||270||11/1/1993||R||Eastern Michigan|
|Ward, Channing||DE||6-4||279||9/17/1992||2||Ole Miss|
|85||Wilson, Bobo||WR||5-9||186||1/25/1995||R||Florida State|
It's the fourth time that Spence, a 2016 second-round pick, has dislocated his shoulder, with the latest occurrence set to require season-ending surgery. The defensive end played through a dislocated shoulder and torn labrum for much of his rookie campaign before dislocating the shoulder again in Week 17 and requiring offseason surgery. The Buccaneers had expected big things from Spence in his second season, but the defensive end managed just nine tackles and one sack in six games before being shut down after he couldn't play through the shoulder issue any longer. Veteran Darryl Tapp was signed Wednesday to provide extra depth along the defensive line.
Surgery is expected to sideline Adjei-Barimah four about four months. While it's possible his season isn't over yet, the injured reserve list remains a real possibility.
The 27-year-old Miami native enjoyed a successful homecoming, as he posted a third consecutive solid tackle tally. David has 21 stops over his last three games, a haul that includes a total of 2.5 tackles behind the line of scrimmage. The six-year pro looks to be significantly more instinctual in his second season of defensive coordinator Mike Smith's scheme, rendering him an above-average IDP option at the linebacker position.
The rookie safety continues to show up well on the stat sheet, with Sunday's first-quarter interception of a pass intended for DeVante Parker serving as his second of the season. Evans has been impressive the more playing time he's received, and he now boasts 44 tackles (34 solo), two picks and a total of five passes defensed over his first 10 career games.
Lynch was impressive in the exhibition finale against the Redskins with seven total tackles and showed enough throughout camp and prior preseason contests to remain in the conversation for the starting strong-side linebacker job. The final word on who won the battle between Lynch, Adarius Glanton and Kendell Beckwith is yet to be revealed, but it appears Lynch will have a chance to serve as a depth option and special teams asset at a minimum to open the season.
Trattou backs up Everson Griffin at right defensive end and the Vikings will be without needed depth. Depth is more of an issue than usual with the game being played at high altitude.
The third-year linebacker's tackle total was a team high, while his early second-quarter pick of Jay Cutler on a pass intended for Jarvis Landry was his second of the season. The interception gave the Buccaneers the ball at the Dolphins' 10-yard line following Alexander's 20-yard return, which eventually led to a six-yard touchdown from Ryan Fitzpatrick to O.J. Howard. Alexander's typically robust tackle numbers (at least seven stops in four of his last five games) and ability to create turnovers continue to give him considerable viability in all IDP formats.
Winston was reevaluated Monday and ruled out for at least one more game. The Bucs will take things on a week-to-week basis, likely opting for a cautious approach unless they miraculously climb back into the playoff picture. Ryan Fitzpatrick just led the team to back-to-back wins, albeit against the Jets and Dolphins with a major assist from the Tampa Bay defense. Still recovering from an AC joint sprain as well as a rear deltoid injury, Winston has yet to resume football activities.
A November pickup by the Bucs last season, Siliga brought some additional size to the team's defensive line last season. However, he saw limited action over six games with the club, notching just five tackles (three solo) and one sack. He will likely return to a similar role with Tampa Bay in 2017.
Evans' reception, yardage and target totals were all team highs, as he enjoyed a mostly successful return from a one-game suspension. He also kicked off the game-winning drive with a pivotal 17-yard catch and posted his third-highest yardage total of the campaign. Evans is yet to record a 100-yard game this season and hasn't scored since Week 7, so there's still plenty of room for improvement in his performance. The 24-year-old wideout will look to break through in a key divisional matchup versus the Falcons in Week 12.
Cross was waived by the team Monday and cleared waivers as expected. The 24-year-old had two catches totaling 11 yards in three games with the club. He will now wait for another opportunity to be called up.
O'Connor could be called up this season if the team experiences injury woes at defensive end.
The second-year tackle is slated to serve as Demar Dotson's backup at right tackle this season.
The run-stuffing tackle has now recorded a sack in each of the last two games. McDonald is a key member of the Bucs defensive line in a real-world football sense, but his fantasy value is limited due to his modest tackle and sack numbers.
There were some people who thought Wilson might be able to crack the finalized 53-man roster following his strong preseason, but unfortunately for Wilson, things shook out differently. The 22-year-old could land elsewhere relatively quickly given his potential to be a starter in this league one day.
Despite being given nearly 100 percent of the rushing touches once again, Martin's multi-week frustrations on the ground continued. He averaged under 3.0 yards per carry for the second straight week and fourth time in the last five contests overall. To make matters worse, the former Pro Bowler gained 13 of his 38 yards on one carry, leaving him with an average of 1.4 yards on his other 18 totes. Despite the difficult stretch Martin finds himself in, it isn't exactly clear if Jacquizz Rodgers, Charles Sims or Peyton Barber could do appreciably better behind an offensive line that's been consistently powerless to stop rushers from invading the backfield at the snap. Martin will look to bust out of his slump against the Falcons in Week 12.
Jackson's four-yard scoring reception in the second quarter capped off a four-play, 37-yard drive following a Jarvis Landry fumble that was recovered by Ryan Smith. The touchdown salvaged the day for Jackson's fantasy owners, as he otherwise turned in another underwhelming outing. The 30-year-old wideout has tallied three receptions or less in four of his last six games, posting under 40 receiving yards in each of those contests. Jackson will look to play a larger role against the Falcons in Week 12.
Hargreaves suffered the injury in last Sunday's win over the Jets and did not practice this week. There's no indication on a recovery timetable for the 22-year-old at this point, while Ryan Smith and Javien Elliott will see increased workloads at as nickel and dime cornerbacks in his absence.
While he was battling the same ankle injury, Ayers was deemed questionable heading into the Week 10 win over the Jets, ultimately suiting up and supplying three tackles across 48 defensive snaps in the victory. With Ayers coming out of that contest no worse for the wear and turning in a full practice session Friday, he should be on tap for a full workload in the interstate matchup Sunday.
The veteran defensive tackle unsurprisingly follows up a pair of full practices to close out the week with active status against the Saints. Baker's veteran presence will be especially valued against a versatile New Orleans offense that has leaned heavier on the run this season than in years' past.
The rookie linebacker notched his first career quarterback takedown when he brought Josh McCown down for a key eight-yard loss at the Buccaneers' 20-yard line late in the first half. The sack left the Jets in a 3rd-and-long situation that led to them having to settle for a Chandler Catanzaro 47-yard field goal. That impact play aside, Beckwith has seen a steep drop in production over the last three games, as he's managed just five tackles over that span. As a result, his IDP stock remains low for the time being.
The rookie celebrated his birthday with his best effort since Week 7 against the Bills. Howard had posted just three receptions on four targets for 22 yards in his previous three contests, so his performance Sunday was relatively unexpected. Howard's six-yard score in the second quarter was his fourth touchdown of the campaign, a total he's impressively managed on just 17 catches. He'll look to put together consecutive productive outings for the first time in his career when he faces the Falcons in Week 12.
The reserve linebacker got an unexpected moment in the spotlight when he recovered a Jakeem Grant fumble in the end zone at the conclusion of a failed last-gasp lateral drill by the Dolphins. Glanton acquitted himself well while drawing a trio of starts at strong-side linebacker in Weeks three through five, but he's largely been relegated to special teams duty since Kwon Alexander's return from a hamstring injury sent Kendell Beckwith back to his natural strong-side spot. As a result, Glanton retains no true IDP value at present.
Smith has been placed in the league's concussion protocol, and Kevin Pamphile will slot in at left guard for the time being. Pamphile often rotates in at left guard even when Smith is healthy, so this won't shake up the offensive dynamic much.
Robinson was able to practice in full capacity Wednesday, but he still wasn't able to progress in concussion protocol to the point that he could play. With Keith Tandy and T.J. Ward both nursing hip injuries, Robinson could've potentially been due for some defensive snaps. Expect to see Justin Evans to pick up most of the workload Robinson leaves behind.
With Gholston following up a limited session Wednesday with a full one Thursday, the defensive end looks to be ready to return to the field just two weeks after being carted off with a serious neck injury. Expect confirmation on Gholston's status to come in the next day or two.
Dotson was a full participant at Friday's practice to help avoid the questionable designation. The 32-year-old had similar practice reps last week and didn't appear to suffer a setback against the Jets, so he looks all set for Sunday's matchup with the Dolphins.
Humphries continues to play a significantly reduced role in the Buccaneers offense, as he now has just a pair of receptions apiece in three straight games. The third-year receiver hasn't exceeded 26 receiving yards in five consecutive contests and is yet to find the end zone this season, making him a marginal fantasy prospect at present.
A week after posting a career-high five receptions in a starting opportunity versus the Jets, Godwin showed some nice rapport with Ryan Fitzpatrick again despite sliding back down the depth chart with the return of Mike Evans from suspension. The Penn State product saw action on 22 snaps and posted his third-highest receiving yardage total of the season, which was partly comprised of a career-high 24-yard reception. Given his efforts in the past two games, Godwin's profile in the offense could progressively expand over the balance of the campaign.
The veteran blocking specialist is a surprise inactive after having seen action in all nine games this season. Stocker's status allows preseason notable Antony Auclair to suit up for the first time in his NFL career. Although Auclair brings greater receiving ability to the table, Stocker's stalwart work in the run game could be missed.
Barber logged only three snaps on offense but made the most of them, logging a pair of catches for the second time in the last three contests. The second-year Auburn product saw a season-high 11 carries in Week 9 against the Saints, but given that he's notched just a pair of totes in the subsequent two games, it appears his role in the ground game is nowhere near reliable at the moment. As a result, Barber's fantasy value is currently non-existent.
Griffin's return from IR comes at a convenient time with head coach Dirk Koetter having announced Monday that Jameis Winston (shoulder) would be shut down for at least two weeks. Veteran Ryan Fitzpatrick will step in as the interim starter, but Griffin will be active for Sunday's game against the Jets as the backup while Winston is unavailable. Griffin was moved to IR on Sept. 4 after suffering the shoulder injury in the second game of the preseason, but he's been practicing for nearly three weeks and is no longer hurting.
Smith has all but locked up a reserve cornerback spot with his strong performances over the first trio of preseason tilts, as he's been able to parlay Brent Grimes' (shin) absence into an opportunity to showcase himself. The second-year player primarily worked as a safety in 2016, but his transition to corner has been a relatively smooth one since the beginning of training camp. In addition to likely serving as the Bucs' nickel corner, Smith is expected to handle duties on kickoff returns.
Bond hasn't played since injuring his knee in mid-August but he was absent from the team's injury report this past week. He'll make his season debut as a backup linebacker behind starters Lavonte David, Kendell Beckwith and Adarius Glanton.
Murray was near perfect once again, and he came through when it mattered most by drilling a game-winning 35-yard field goal with four seconds remaining. The 26-year-old has been a stabilizing force at a previously volatile position for the Buccaneers, converting 83.3 percent (10-for-12) of his field goals and all eight extra-point tries. He remains a solid mid-tier kicking option, with the inconsistent nature of the Tampa offense the one hindrance to a potentially higher fantasy upside.
Sims once again had a nearly non-existent role in the ground game, but he was able to post a trio of receptions for the second straight contest. The fourth-year back's fantasy production stems almost exclusively from his receiving role, limiting his fantasy viability to very deep PPR formats at present.
Ward was promoted from the practice squad Thursday, but he'll ultimately stay on the sidelines Sunday. His last action came in Week 9 against Atlanta, although he saw just four total snaps.
Rodgers saw only two snaps on offense, but he logged 11 plays on special teams. The veteran back took over as the primary kickoff returner due to the mid-week release of Bernard Reedy, but his offensive role is as minimal as ever. Given current trends, Rodgers' minuscule fantasy value is presently limited to formats that count return yards.
Marpet was largely expected to suit up after putting in a full practice Friday. He'll look to help open holes for the running back duo of Doug Martin and Jacquizz Rodgers against a tough Cardinals front.
Jameis Winston (shoulder) was re-evaluated Monday and ruled out for at least one more game. The Bucs don't have much incentive to rush their franchise quarterback back into action, as the team isn't really in the playoff picture even after Fitzpatrick engineered victories the past two weeks. He was impressive in Sunday's 30-20 win over the Dolphins, completing 22 of 37 passes for 275 yards, with two touchdowns and no turnovers against a lifeless defense. Fitzpatrick likely will face more of a challenge in Week 12 against an Atlanta team that still has playoff hopes.
Johnson has been on the Rams' practice squad since the end of training camp, but did spend some time on the team's 53-man roster in 2016. The 25-year-old will likely serve as a depth option in the secondary and as a special teams contributor.
The Laval University (Canada) product will thus suit up for only the second time in his rookie season, with the first having come in Week 5 against the Patriots. Auclair did not see any snaps in that contest, and he could well be headed for the same fate against Miami. However, his unexpected activation could also mean that head coach Dirk Koetter is willing to spark the offense in any way he can, and Auclair did notably impressive with his downfield receiving ability throughout training camp and preseason. He'll slot in as the third tight end option behind starters Cameron Brate and O.J. Howard versus the Dolphins.
Despite being victimized by rookie Chris Godwin for a spectacular one-handed touchdown grab in one-on-one drills, Elliott's day was largely a success. He actually had solid coverage on the acrobatic catch, and he also picked off Jameis Winston during team drills during the session. Elliott added a strip of receiver Shaq Hill in one-on-ones, ripping the ball loose just after the pass had arrived. The FSU product recorded 10 tackles (eight solo) and one pass defensed in six games last season and logged 38 total snaps (31 on defense, seven on special teams) in last Thursday's win over the Jaguars.
Russell saw his first game action since Week 5 and logged 35 snaps as part of the defensive line rotation. Russell has only notched five tackles in four games this season, but he's expected to take on a larger role now that postion mate Noah Spence (shoulder) has been placed on injured reserve.
Lambert dislocated his wrist in Saturday's exhibition. He's unlikely to come off IR until season's end, barring an injury settlement.
The six-year pro's tackle totals were a bit down after he'd racked up a combined 15 stops over his previous two games, but he managed his first interception since the Buccaneers' Week 2 season opener. McClain has thrived in a starting opportunity and has been providing fantasy owners with solid tackle numbers for a cornerback. The 29-year-old should continue running with the first unit, providing him with an opportunity to continue offering serviceable IDP production in deeper formats.
It's Martino's second promotion to the Buccaneers in as many weeks. The wideout suited up in the team's Week 10 win over the Dolphins, failing to corral the lone target he saw in his 13 offensive snaps. His role in the offense should be even more marginalized now that Mike Evans is back from a one-game suspension.
The veteran corner was able to get back on the field after missing the last two games and made an acrobatic interception downfield on a deep post while covering the speedy Robby Anderson early in the second quarter. However, Anderson got a measure of revenge with 28 seconds remaining by beating Grimes on a go route down the right side to get the Jets to within 15-9 at the time. The aforementioned pick was Grimes' second of the season, and perhaps the best news coming out of the game was that he appeared to emerge without setbacks. Grimes will have a crack at his old Dolphins teammates when the Buccaneers make the trip to South Florida in Week 11.
Tu'iklolovatu damaged the MCL and meniscus in his right knee. Fortunately, he should be able to return in time for the 2018 campaign.
McCoy was limited in Wednesday's practice with a lingering shoulder injury, but it appears as though it was a precautionary measure. Following his full session Thursday, look for McCoy to be a full go Sunday in Atlanta.
The injury is only a minor concern for Folk and likely wouldn't have affected his availability for the Buccaneers' Week 6 matchup with the Cardinals, but the move to IR will delay his inevitable release after the team signed Patrick Murray in a corresponding move to serve as its new placekicker. Folk lost the gig after missing three field goals in Tampa Bay's Week 5 loss to the New England, which came after he misfired on a pair of field goals and extra points across the team's first three contests of the season. Once Folk is deemed healthy, he'll be released off injured reserve and become eligible to sign elsewhere, but the accuracy issues he's displayed to date may limit the interest of other teams.
Sweezy finished the week as a full practice participant to avoid the questionable designation. The 28-year-old played against the Jets in Week 10 after a similar practice outlook and is ready to go for this week's game in Miami.
Tapp was most recently released by the Saints in mid-September. He has 28 career sacks and will presumably provide depth on at defensive end.
Conte was highly active on an afternoon when the Panthers logged 31 total rushes. In addition generating a season-high tackle total, the veteran safety also snagged his first interception of the campaign when he picked off a Cam Newton pass intended for Ed Dickson at the Buccaneers' 48-yard line on the opening possession of the second half. Conte is on pace for what would be a career-best 91 tackles, but he's also part of a secondary that's allowing an NFC-high 274.7 passing yards per game.
Brate apparently picked up an injury in Sunday's 30-20 win over the Dolphins, but his recent lack of production is a larger concern than the ankle. After notching five straight games with at least 60 yards in Weeks 4-8, Brate has been held to exactly one catch for 12 yards or less in three consecutive outings. While some form of rebound is likely, Brate may be stuck in a complementary role, playing without Jameis Winston (shoulder) while sharing targets and snaps with O.J. Howard.
Tandy turned in limited practices all week, but his progress wasn't sufficient to allow him to suit up Sunday. He'll thus miss his second consecutive contest, meaning either T.J. Ward (hip) -- who's questionable in his own right -- or 2017 second-round pick Justin Evans will man the free safety spot opposite Chris Conte.
The 30-year-old worked at free safety Sunday, while Chris Conte and rookie Justin Evans manned the strong safety spot. While Ward saw significantly more playing time than starter Keith Tandy (hip) -- who only logged five snaps while returning from a two-week absence -- he remains dissatisfied with being part of a rotation after serving as a full-time starter for the majority of his seven-year career prior to arriving in Tampa. Considering the Buccaneers secondary has been among the worst in the NFL, head coach Dirk Koetter might be amenable to giving the hard-hitting safety a boost in playing time in an attempt to change things up.