This Buc is so money!
QB Jeff Garcia
The Panthers defense came into 2007 with big expectations on paper, but on the field they're just a middle of the pack defense. Jeff Garcia is on a three-game win streak against Carolina and should find plenty of targets this week.
You may find a hidden treasure with this Buc!
Bucs defense and special teams
Tampa Bay has the No. 1 special teams in the NFL and their defense is playing like it did during the Super Bowl year. They'll look even better if the Panthers go with former Texan David Carr at QB this week.
This Buc could have you walking the plank!
Cadillac keeps fighting the injury bug and fighting to keep his starting job with the duo of Earnest Graham and Michael Pittman lurking in the shadows. If you've got Cadillac on your fantasy team, you may want to add Graham as insurance, as he had 2 short TDs last week.
Chris has had Texans season tickets since the expansion year, so he's seen plenty of David Carr horror shows. What happened in Houston wasn't entirely his fault, but that's like saying all of Tampa Bay's failings last season were Jon Gruden's fault — it's just not true and it goes without saying. The Bucs defense is going to get a boost from the return of defensive end Patrick Chukwurah, a speedy linebacker-sized end that could give Panthers left tackle Travelle Wharton some trouble. Wharton is also nursing a minor injury. I like the Bucs defense this week, and I like their special teams even more, even though I don't expect returner Mark Jones to score this week.
I'm not entirely sure that Garcia is "money," but I do know this. The Panthers are giving up 245 passing yards per game and they're soft in the deep middle. If Joey Harrington can go for 350 yards against them, Garcia should put up decent numbers. But I would feel better if someone other than Joey Galloway would step up and make something happen.