The 2015 fantasy football season is slowly creeping up on us, which is an obvious cause for excitement. With the Tampa Bay Buccaneers adding some intriguing offensive talent this offseason, how do they stack up from a fantasy perspective? Let’s take a look at four players who you should be targeting in your fantasy football leagues in 2015.
*Note- all average draft positions are based on 12-team leagues with full point-per-reception scoring.
There’s almost no question that Evans is a must-own player in 2015 fantasy football. Think about the fact that he put up 68 receptions for 1,051 yards and 12 scores as a rookie is ridiculous. Tack on the fact that he did it with inconsistent quarterback play and it makes things even more impressive. Add Jameis Winston into the mix and Evans could be poised for huge things this coming season.
Best part of all? His average draft position is the early third round, meaning that you could likely grab two quality players to pair up with Evans. Could you imagine two studs like Jamaal Charles and Randall Cobb paired with Evans? It’s a scary thought. It seems that the question marks at quarterback are still scaring away some people, but Evans has shown it won’t impact his fantasy value.
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All aboard the Charles Sims bandwagon. The second-year running back from West Virginia didn’t blow us away with his production in 2014, but I fully expect him to turn a corner. He rushed for 185 yards and a touchdown, but his 19 catches for 190 yards is what really stands out.
If Sims can become a vital part of the passing game, he’s going to be poised for huge things, especially if that role in the passing game includes plenty of work in the run game (which it will). Sims is expected to be the future at running back in Tampa, and that will begin this coming season.
How about an average draft position of the mid-eighth round for Sims? Definitely worth grabbing him there, especially if it gets leaked that he’s the full-time back for the Bucs.
This one may qualify as a “sleeper” to almost everyone except for fans of the Bucs. ASJ finds himself teetering on the 14th round in most 12-team leagues in terms of ADP. Are you going to tell me you wouldn’t take a shot on a talent like him that late in a draft? You’d be crazy not to.
While Seferian-Jenkins didn’t produce how many fans had hoped in 2014, he showed us glimpses of brilliance. If ASJ and Winston can continue to grow through this offseason, the former Washington tight end may be poised for a massive breakout season. The best part of that? You won’t have to pay a hefty price or take a major risk to bet on that breakout season happening.
Good ole’ V-Jax.
Ready for a fun stat? Since landing in Tampa Bay, Jackson has topped 70 receptions every season and has also topped 1,000 yards each season. While his drop-off in touchdowns last season (only two) was a huge let down from the combined 15 he had in the two seasons before, I fully expect him to haul in a few more scores.
Jackson may be 32, but he’s still producing. With Evans ready to help take pressure off him, there’s no reason to think that he can’t put up another impressive season. I expect Jackson to top 1,000 yards once again, while scoring somewhere between 5-7 touchdowns this coming year.
An ADP of the mid-sixth round for that type of production? I’ll take it all day.
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