The regular season for fantasy football is coming to a close. Make sure you are prepared for this week’s games. Here is some Buccaneers fantasy advice.
For most fantasy leagues, this is the make or break week. It all comes down to this the final week of the regular season. For those that are playing for seeding, playing to get in, or to just avoid the last place punishment here is some advice about the Tampa Bay Buccaneers players on your roster.
The Carolina Panthers are a solid team and are right in the middle of the wildcard hunt. However, their defense is exploitable. The Buccaneers put up an impressive 28 points against them last time out.
The Buccaneers do have a path to victory this week with their high-powered offense. That offense could be the difference in your fantasy matchup this week.
RB Peyton Barber
Don’t expect Peyton Barber to be the top fantasy back on your team this week, but he should slide in as a solid RB2 option this week. Barber is coming off of back-to-back double-digit scoring performances.
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He has found the end zone twice in each of his previous two games. Posting 18 carries in both contests. Although the Panthers have a solid front seven, Barber should get the volume to garner a starting nod in most lineups this week.
WR Mike Evans
In a pivotal fantasy week, owners need a big day from Mike Evans. Frankly, it’s a solid matchup for Evans and not just because the Panthers have given up some big numbers to receivers of late.
Evans is going to be trying to get the best of Carolina cornerback James Bradberry, who shut Evans down in their Week 9 matchup. Bradberry held Evans to just one catch on 16 yards.
With a chance for revenge, look for Evans to put together one of his best performances of the season.
QB Jameis Winston
Continue to ride the wave with the Buccaneers quarterbacks. They’ve put up impressive numbers despite their turnover concerns.
Since his return, Winston has totaled 45 fantasy points over the past two weeks. Those are elite numbers for a quarterback, and he could be the difference in your matchup this week.
Winston was able to put together a clean game a week ago, but the Panthers are much better than the San Francisco 49ers. If Winston can limit his turnovers, he will likely end the week as a top-five play.
WR Adam Humphries
Humphries may be one of the premier FLEX options this week.
DeSean Jackson will be out on Sunday due to a hand injury, and it will move Humphries up the ladder. Even with Jackson in the mix, Humphries has separated himself as one of Jameis Winston’s favorite targets this season.
Humphries’ floor is high, but if he can continue scoring touchdowns, he turns into an excellent FLEX play. The Bucs have used him in a variety of ways. Plus, he should get less attention in the red zone as Evans and Cameron Brate will garner double teams.
TE Cameron Brate
Even with O.J. Howard sidelined for the remainder of the season, Brate isn’t going to be someone to be trusted this week. He found the end zone to save his otherwise quiet performance last week. He caught three passes for just 16 yards.
Unless injuries have decimated your team’s tight end position, shy away from the touchdown dependent Brate.
WR Chris Godwin
It’s not that Chris Godwin isn’t a decent option, but he is probably going to have the lowest totals out of all Bucs receivers.
Godwin hasn’t reached double-digit points in his past two games. He hasn’t been one of Winston’s hot reads since his return. Look elsewhere for FLEX production.