The Tampa Bay Buccaneers you need on your fantasy team
It’s the time of year when football fans start thinking about their Fantasy Football team. We tell you the Buccaneers you need in your fantasy team this year.
Whether you’re a gut-instinct player who leaves everything to the last minute or a highly analytical player that checks stats before every game week, we’re here to tell you which Buccaneers should and shouldn’t be in your team this year!
(All stats and information have been taken from the official NFL Fantasy page, although the information is widely aligned to other Fantasy Football providers).
Let’s begin by looking at the wide receivers for Tampa Bay.
The wide receiver battle
Godwin is actually ranked as the 2nd best receiver in the NFL for potential Fantasy Football points, behind only Michael Thomas at the Saints.
In comparison, Mike Evans is ranked 14th, which is still fantastic. Have the Bucs EVER had two receivers ranked in the top 15?!
Contrary to popular opinion, I actually think Evans will get more receptions and yards than Godwin this year. Godwin is a recent pro-bowler and fresh in the memory of many rival defenses due to his break-out year.
He’ll receive a lot more attention this year and perhaps opposition will forget how dominant Evans is in 1 on 1 match ups and allow him more space. Evans is brilliant after the catch which means extra points, also.
A dark-horse this year could be Scotty Miller. If Brady could build the perfect receiver for his game, he’d likely look like Miller.
An explosive, shifty slot-receiver with decent hands, Miller had a respectable year in 2019 with 13 receptions, 200 yards and 1 touchdown. Images have surfaced of a private work-out between Brady and Miller (amongst others) which only adds to the chances of Miller becoming one of Brady’s go to guys. He’s absolutely worth a late round pick up.
The final receiver I want to mention is 5th round draft pick Tyler Johnson. I’m a huge fan of Johnson and I think he’ll be a fantastic player for Tampa Bay. However, I can’t see him providing much value in this years Fantasy Football due to Evans, Godwin and Gronk getting the lions share of the targets.
DRAFT: Mike Evans, Scotty Miller
LEAVE: Chris Godwin, Tyler Johnson