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DeSean Jackson (thumb) did not practice Thursday.

Reportedly still unable to squeeze a ball, Jackson is highly unlikely to play this week. Even after disappointing last week, Chris Godwin is on the WR3 map against the Ravens.
Dec 13 - 11:43 AM

DeSean Jackson (thumb) remained sidelined at Wednesday's practice.

Jackson has missed the last two games and admitted he still can't squeeze a football. Chris Godwin will likely again play starter's snaps this week in Baltimore coming off a dreadful Week 14 where he caught one pass on 10 targets.
Dec 12 - 1:40 PM

DeSean Jackson (thumb) is hopeful to play again this season, but he hasn't been able to squeeze the ball at all.

Jackson still has his injured thumb immobilized after re-injuring it in Week 11, so things would need to quickly change for him to have any shot at playing in Week 15. For now, expect Adam Humphries and Chris Godwin to fill in behind Mike Evans while Jackson follows the doctor's timetable for return, but all three receivers are in a tough spot playing on the road against the Ravens. Humphries and Godwin will be risky WR3 options on Sunday, assuming Jackson is unable to play.
Source: Greg Auman
Dec 11 - 6:51 PM

Bucs placed LB Kevin Minter on injured reserve with a calf injury, ending his season.

Minter had been playing about 5-6 weekly snaps since Week 11. He was signed in October following a biblical wave of Bucs linebacker injuries. Minter turned 28 earlier this month.
Dec 11 - 3:31 PM

Peyton Barber rushed 14 times for 42 yards while catching one pass for two yards in Sunday's Week 14 loss to the Saints.

For the second game in a row, Barber was out-rushed by Jameis Winston. His fantasy viability has solely been driven by him scoring a touchdown or not, leaving him as a RB3 option at best in Week 15 on the road against a tough Baltimore defense.
Dec 9 - 5:24 PM

Adam Humphries caught 4-of-8 targets for 42 yards in Sunday's Week 14 loss to the Saints.

Humphries was second on the team in targets, but managed just for 42 yards, his fewest in a game since Week 7. He was stopped at the 1-yard line in the second quarter on a reception, which would've saved his day, but he only set up a Cameron Brate score. Humphries will look to get back on track in a tough matchup in Baltimore, but will only enter that matchup as lower-end WR3.
Dec 9 - 5:20 PM

Cameron Brate caught 2-of-4 targets for 12 yards with two touchdowns in Sunday's Week 14 loss to the Saints.

Brate made the most of his opportunities, catching an 11-yard touchdown on the Bucs opening drive and then a 1-yard score before the end of the first half. Brate has now caught 8-of-14 targets for 74 yards and three touchdowns over the past three weeks. Brate will remain a touchdown-or-bust option in Week 15 on the road against the Ravens.
Dec 9 - 5:15 PM

Chris Godwin caught 1-of-10 targets for 13 yards in Sunday's Week 14 loss to the Saints.

Godwin was a major disappointment, suffering a drop and getting blanketed by Eli Apple all afternoon. He led the Bucs in targets, but the majority of his targets were either uncatchable or broken up late by Apple. Despite the down game, Godwin will be on the board as a WR3 option in Week 15 on the road against the Ravens, but his fantasy viability is contingent on DeSean Jackson being active.
Dec 9 - 5:08 PM

Mike Evans caught 4-of-5 targets for 86 yards in Sunday's Week 14 loss to the Saints.

Evans came out of the gates hot, catching a 36-yard pass on the second play of the game, but then was largely negated for the rest of the game. Evans will look to get back on track in Week 15 against the Ravens, but will only be a high-WR2 in that tough matchup.
Dec 9 - 5:02 PM

Jameis Winston completed 18-of-38 passes for 213 yards for two touchdowns and one interception in Sunday's Week 14 loss to the Saints.

Winston added 47 rushing yards and was the teams leading rusher for the second consecutive game. The worst of his day came in the second half, completing just 6-of-17 passes for 83 yards with an interception. In the first half, Winston completed 11 and 1-yard touchdown passes to Cameron Brate. Winston will enter Week 15 as a risky-QB1 option in Week 15 on the road against the stout Ravens defense.
Dec 9 - 4:57 PM

Buccaneers declared CB Carlton Davis, LB Riley Bullough, S Justin Evans, QB Ryan Griffin, WR DeSean Jackson, S Isaiah Johnson, and DT Rakeem Nunez-Roches inactive for Sunday's Week 14 game versus the Saints.

Davis (knee) was the Buccaneers 2nd-round draft pick and has started 10 games this season, failing to register an interception with just three pass break-ups. Ryan Smith will draw the start in place of Davis against the high-powered Saints offense.
Dec 9 - 11:35 AM

DeSean Jackson (thumb) is out for Week 14 against the Saints.

It's his second straight absence. Jackson continues to nurse a thumb injury he suffered weeks earlier. His return this year is uncertain. Chris Godwin has averaged over 100 yards per game with Jackson out of the lineup and should be in store for another big week against New Orleans. Along with being a usable WR2 in season-long leagues, Godwin will also be an enticing DFS option this week.
Dec 7 - 4:17 PM

The Athletic's Greg Auman doesn't expect DeSean Jackson (thumb) to play Week 14 against the Saints.

Jackson has been limited to running at practice each of the last two weeks as he continues to battle a sprained thumb. Not being able to catch passes is obviously a problem if you play wideout. Chris Godwin should again soak up the majority of the snaps beside Mike Evans and will be a strong WR2.
Dec 7 - 11:34 AM

DeSean Jackson (thumb) did not practice Thursday.

It looks like Jackson will miss his second game in a row. Chris Godwin will be an upside WR3 as long as Jackson is sidelined.
Dec 6 - 11:35 AM

DeSean Jackson (thumb) was not catching passes at Wednesday's practice.

It's the same routine Jackson followed last week ahead of missing Week 13 against the Panthers. He's able to run, obviously, but catching passes is a problem. Word is the Bucs could shut Jackson down the rest of the season. Chris Godwin has league-winning upside for the fantasy playoffs.
Dec 5 - 12:33 PM


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