Buccaneers fantasy football start ’em, sit ’em for week four

Mike Evans, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, (Photo by Mike Zarrilli/Getty Images)
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As the Buccaneers start a rough six game stretch, this is who you should start this week against the Rams, and also who should sit this week.

It’s early in the fantasy season, but every game matters. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are preparing for a tough six game stretch that starts off in Los Angeles this week against the Rams. This game is going to be a hard game for the Bucs to win, but if you have some Bucs players on your squad, here’s who you should start and who you should sit.

Start ’em: Mike Evans

If it ain’t broke don’t fix it, wide receiver Mike Evans has been the most consistent player on the Bucs offense since he was drafted in 2014.  Last week against the Giants, Evans racked up eight catches for 190 yards and three touchdowns.

So far this season Evans is averaging 19.9 yards per catch and for PPR leagues, he’s averaging 2.9 points per catch. Although the Bucs have a rough stretch of games in the near future, expect Jameis Winston to look Evans’ way often throughout the game.

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This weeks opponent the Rams have a very good defensive line and the Bucs are going to have to get the ball out quick, running the ball may not be an option this week as they face Aaron Donald. Evans will have to make big plays this week and expect nothing less from the pro bowl wide receiver.

Start ’em: O.J. Howard

Although this year hasn’t started out the way O.J. Howard fantasy owners would have liked, it’s not time to give up on Howard just yet. Alongside Mike Evans, Howard is one of the most explosive offensive weapons the Bucs have.

In two games Howard is averaging 14 yards per catch, and showed signs of life last week against the Giants. This week he’ll go up against the Rams, a team who has only allowed 77 yards to tight ends this season, but Howard is still primed to break out this season.

Jameis Winston will have to get the ball out quickly against the Rams pass rush, Howard and Evans are two big security blankets for Winston. Expect Howard to get plenty of targets this week and beyond.