Buccaneers 2017 fantasy forecast: QB, Jameis Winston

TAMPA, FL - DECEMBER 11: Quarterback Jameis Winston
TAMPA, FL - DECEMBER 11: Quarterback Jameis Winston /
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TAMPA, FL – JANUARY 1: Quarterback Jameis Winston
TAMPA, FL – JANUARY 1: Quarterback Jameis Winston /


Jameis Winston got better between year one and year two as Bucs quarterback.

Granted, his interceptions went up by three, but his touchdowns went up five.

His passer rating has been over 84 in each of his first two seasons, and there are hopes he’ll eclipse the 90 mark in this one.

Best case scenario would have him finding the century mark in his QBR of course, but hey, one step at a time.

The root of all the hype? Weapons.

Mike Evans, DeSean Jackson, Cameron Brate, Adam Humphries, O.J. Howard and Chris Godwin form a strong stable of receivers and tight ends.

Add in Charles Sims and the potential of Doug Martin reports coming out of OTAs, and there are too many ways for Winston to be successful for him not to be.

Will he eclipse 5,000 yards passing this year? I don’t think so.

However, 4,500 yards is well within reach, as is 30+ touchdowns. If Winston keeps his interceptions under 20, then he’ll be a bonafide QB1 in 10-team leagues and is worth drafting in eight.

I’m targeting him in the late fifth to early sixth round mark, and so should you.

Next: Behind Winston's efficiency

This has been my look at Jameis Winston’s fantasy football value as the Buccaneers starting quarterback for 2017.

What’s your take on it, and where do you think I missed on this? Of course, if you absolutely love everything I wrote and want to shower me with compliments, I’ll take those too.

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