Need some Tampa Bay Buccaneers fantasy advice for Week 10? Find out which Bucs must start, and which should move to the bench.
Fantasy owners must love the value the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have brought them all season.
The Washington Redskins provide a challenge for the Bucs offense this week. There are a few players who may need to move onto the bench for fantasy players.
However, some stars are due for bounce-back performances. Mike Evans caught just one pass last week, and he will be looking to make up for his lost production on Sunday.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Here is the Week 10 Buccaneers Start ’em/Sit ’em.
WR Mike Evans
Despite his one catch performance a week ago, Evans remains a premier fantasy option. In every other game this season, Evans caught at least four passes and saw at least five targets. When he gets that many looks, he is bound to put up numbers.
In PPR format, Evans has accumulated the 12th most points among receivers. With such a high workload, it’s hard to sit Evans even with a tough defensive matchup.
Keep Evans in your lineup this week; last week was an aberration for the wideout.
QB Ryan Fitzpatrick
At this point, Fitzpatrick is a top ten play in fantasy.
In four of his six starts, Fitzpatrick put up 30 or more points. The veteran quarterback has put up video game numbers as the Buccaneers starter. It may not translate to victories for Tampa Bay, but the numbers will help any fantasy owner make a playoff push.
The potential for interceptions puts a ceiling on Fitzpatrick’s fantasy value, but the Buccaneers defense typically puts him in a situation to throw the football. Expect the Bucs to have to come from behind with the help of Fitzpatrick’s arm.
TE O.J. Howard
Another top-ten performer on the Buccaneers offense, O.J. Howard should be starting in every league. He is one of six tight ends with over 100 fantasy points (PPR format) on the year.
He doesn’t catch as many balls as Zach Ertz or Travis Kelce, but his big-play ability provides him with a rare ceiling at the tight end position.
Howard is coming off of a two-touchdown performance and had a strong rapport with Fitzpatrick when the season began.
WR Chris Godwin
Take a look at these numbers for both Adam Humphries and Chris Godwin:
Godwin: 30 catches, 380 yards, and four touchdowns
Humphries: 35 catches, 378 yards, and two touchdowns
From a fantasy perspective, it’s tough to tell which receiver is the better option. At this point, Godwin is the safer bet, Humphries won’t replicate his 20 point performance from a week ago. Plus, Godwin gets more looks in the red zone.
Both players deserve FLEX consideration with DeSean Jackson seemingly falling out of favor. All of a sudden, Godwin and Humphries are more attractive options in Week 10.
WR DeSean Jackson
The speedy deep threat has come back down to Earth after a scorching hot start. DeSean Jackson’s playing time has dipped over the past couple of weeks because of it.
The offensive line has struggled to keep Fitzpatrick upright, so rarely does he get time to deliver the ball downfield. Now that the offense is taking less deep shots, Jackson’s importance begins to dwindle.
Don’t throw Jackson into your lineup even in a potential, “revenge game” against a former team.
RB Peyton Barber
Stay away from the Buccaneers running backs this week. The Redskins boast a tremendous front seven who will give Peyton Barber headaches.
Despite Barber’s workload, he rarely puts together a performance worthy of an RB1 or RB2. He rarely gets touches as a receiver, which sets a limit on his value in what will likely be a shootout.
The former undrafted free agent hasn’t found much room on the ground this year, and that trend will continue against Washington. Expect another pass-happy attack from Tampa Bay.
34.4 points per game, 414.2 yards per game. There are 31 better fantasy options out there (Yes, even a team on a bye week would have been better than the -4 spot Tampa Bay put up last week).