Buccaneers vs. Jaguars: Last minute fantasy football advice

Mike Evans, Tampa Bay Buccaneers,(Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)
Mike Evans, Tampa Bay Buccaneers,(Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images) /

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are set to take on in-state opponent in the Jacksonville Jaguars; here is some last minute fantasy football advice.

This is the final week of the regular season for most fantasy football leagues which means the playoffs are right around the corner. Lucky for Buccaneers fantasy football owners they have a juicy matchup against our rivals from North Florida, the Jacksonville Jaguars. Hopefully Jameis Winston and company can rack up fantasy points and get a much needed win in the process.

Jameis Winston ($6,300 on DraftKings) is in line for yet another solid fantasy day. Winston has surpassed 300 passing yards in eight of his last nine games so his fantasy floor is higher than most quarterbacks. While Winston is pretty prone to a turnover or two he makes up for it with the yards and touchdowns.

Jacksonville will be without it starting safety, Ronnie Harrison and without starting linebacker, Myles Jack so that only makes things easier for Winston and the Bucs offense. With the Jags playing down a few guys and the Bucs offense playing as good as it has in a longtime I expect a big outing for Winston and company. Feel free to start him in all formats and in daily fantasy.

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The best wide receiver duo in the entire league should have a field day on Sunday versus the Jags. What was once a stud secondary is now not very scary at all due to injuries and trades. Mike Evans ($6,900 on DK) and Chris Godwin ($7,700 on DK) seem to go back and forth on who has the monster day but Godwin has been far more consistent than Evans has.

Expect AJ Bouye to follow Evans for a majority of the game but he hasn’t fully shadowed anyone since coming off the week 10 bye week. Godwin plays a high percentage of snaps out of the slot and Bouye doesn’t play out of the slot so they should avoid one another. The Jags are 26th in the league according to PFF in pass coverage so don’t be afraid to start both Evans and Godwin. I would stay away from them in cash games because of their price tag but I wouldn’t be shocked if one or both finish with a productive day.

As good as the Buccaneers offense has been it has not produced a ton of fantasy relevant players outside of Winston, Evans, Godwin and Ronald Jones ($5,100 on DK) from time to time. I would feel comfortable playing RJ3 as a flex option in PPR formats but I am not as high on him in standard. The Jaguars are pretty garbage against running backs this year and Jones has been the hot hand as of late having scored 15 or more points in PPR leagues in three of his last four games. I am comfortable starting RJ3 in PPR leagues as well as in a DraftKings or fan duel contest.

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This game is a winnable one for the Buccaneers and hopefully they rack up the stats in the process and can lead you to the playoffs for your league. Best of luck to anyone fighting for that playoff spot in your fantasy football leagues. Don’t hesitate to take risks and shoot for the stars, it’s the last week so go out swinging.