Fantasy Bucs — Week 8

Chris Chancellor is Bucsblitz.com's exclusive in-house fantasy expert. Chancellor has won seven fantasy football titles since he began playing in 1991. He also dispenses his expertise for the Houston Chronicle. Each week Chancellor will provide his Buccaneers to start and to avoid for the upcoming game. Plus, Bucsblitz.com's Matthew Postins provides his insight.

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Tampa Defense

You definitely have to start the Bucs defense and if you don't have them, then this is a great week to grab them. The Jaguars are coming off a rough loss to the Colts and without injured QB David Garrard the Jags are in T-R-O-U-B-L-E.

You may find a hidden treasure with this Buc!

WR Ike Hilliard

I like Ike again this week. Jeff Garcia is feeling real comfortable with Hilliard and that should be mean continued success. It's not just Joey Galloway and a bunch of other guys. If you're looking for a WR with all the guys on bye week then Hilliard is a must add.

This Buc could have you walking the plank!

TE Alex Smith

He's nicked up and that should help you keep him on the bench. The Bucs WRs will have enough trouble with the Jags secondary that Smith is best rested out of your lineup this week.

Postins' take

Let me throw this name out there — Jerramy Stevens. The Jaguars are going to gear their defense toward slowing down Joey Galloway and Ike Hilliard, which means a third receiver is going to have to step up and do some things. I haven't seen near enough from Maurice Stovall to be confident he can do it. So watch Stevens. If you're really desperate for a tight end in a league where you have to start one, he might not be a bad choice. He caught four passes for 19 yards against Detroit. Those certainly aren't great numbers. But in a week where points will be at a premium and the Jags will do all they can to stop the Bucs' top two receivers, Stevens may find himself open for 5-7 catches and, potentially, a touchdown.


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