Tampa Bay
Buccaneers
Stadium Raymond James Stadium
7-9-0 Overall | 2-4 NFC SOUTH 3rd
TEAM STATSRUSHINGPASSINGPTS/G
Offense95.1320.428.6
Defense73.8290.428.1
Schedule
Preseason
Week 2Fri  8/9
@
Steelers
L28-30
Week 3Fri  8/16
vs
Dolphins
W16-14
Week 4Fri  8/23
vs
Browns
W13-12
Week 5Thu  8/29
@
Cowboys
W17-15
Regular season
Week 1Sun  9/8
vs
49ers
L17-31
Week 2Thu  9/12
@
Panthers
W20-14
Week 3Sun  9/22
vs
Giants
L31-32
Week 4Sun  9/29
@
Rams
W55-40
Week 5Sun  10/6
@
Saints
L24-31
Week 6Sun  10/13
vs
Panthers
L26-37
Team Outlook and Scouting Report

SEASON FORECASTS AND FUTURES PICKS

The Buccaneers are not contenders to win the Super Bowl at 100/1, 1%. They are one of 3 teams with these odds (#25 in the league). They are not a good bet to win the Super Bowl. Their 0.1% chance is #27 in the league. In simulations, they win the NFC 0.3% of the time and are not a good value at 50/1, 2%. Our projection is leaning on them to win under 6.5 games. The Buccaneers are averaging 6.3 wins per sim. At +500 the Buccaneers are not a good value to make the playoffs with a 8.9% chance. Their odds of winning their division are 16/1, 5.9%. They win the division in 3.2% of simulations. Their average wins per simulation puts them at #15 in the NFC.

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REGULAR SEASON RECAP AND UPCOMING GAMES

Their 5-11 record last season was very disappointing. Their expected win percentage was 39%. They went 7-7-2 against the spread (-70 loss). They went over 9 times and came in under 7 times. They are favored in their upcoming game vs the San Francisco 49ers. The table below shows their upcoming games, their simulation based win percentage and their recent head to head record (WL, ATS, OU).

TEAM OFFENSIVE AND DEFENSIVE STATS WITH LEAGUE RANKINGS

They are an above average scoring team based on points per game, which make sense given their strong yards per play rank. They are a very poor scoring defense based on points per game and a below average defensive TD rate.

TEAM OFFENSE (League Rank):

TEAM DEFENSE:

TEAM FANTASY LEADERS

The table below show the most valuable fantasy players on the team led by O.J. Howard who is projected to be the #4 TE. The Better Option column shows the player directly above him and the Better Than column shows the player directly below him in the projected position rankings.

Roster
NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateEXPCOLLEGE
--- Acho, Sam DE6-325909/06/19889Texas
39 Adams, Andrew SS5-1120510/28/19924Connecticut
91 Allen, Beau DT6-332711/14/19916Wisconsin
25 Barber, Peyton RB5-1122502/27/19944Auburn
58 Barrett, Shaquil LB6-225011/17/19926Colorado State
84 Brate, Cameron TE6-524507/03/19915Harvard
65 Cappa, Alex G6-630501/27/19952Humboldt State
41 Daniels, Kahzin LB6-424010/26/19950Charleston (WV)
54 David, Lavonte OLB6-123301/23/19908Nebraska
33 Davis, Carlton CB6-120612/31/19962Auburn
52 Dawkins, Noah LB6-123508/13/19970The Citadel
35 Dean, Jamel DB6-120610/15/19960Auburn
69 Dotson, Demar T6-931510/11/198511Southern Miss
34 Edwards, Mike SAF5-1020505/18/19960Kentucky
14 Franklin, John WR6-118609/21/19941Florida Atlantic
9 Gay, Matt K6-023203/15/19940Utah
92 Gholston, William DT6-628107/31/19917Michigan State
12 Godwin, Chris WR6-120902/27/19963Penn State
15 Grayson, Cyril WR5-918312/05/19931LSU
4 Griffin, Ryan QB6-521011/17/19896Tulane
70 Hawkins, Jerald T6-630510/16/19934LSU
80 Howard, O.J. TE6-625111/18/19943Alabama
88 Hudson, Tanner TE6-523911/12/19941Southern Arkansas
66 Jensen, Ryan C6-431905/27/19916Colorado State-Pueblo
27 Jones, Ronald RB5-1120808/03/19972USC
74 Marpet, Ali G6-430704/17/19935Hobart
86 McElroy, Codey TE6-625512/13/19921Oklahoma State
85 Mickens, Jaydon WR5-1117004/21/19943Washington
51 Minter, Kevin LB6-024612/03/19907LSU
26 Murphy-Bunting, Sean DB6-019506/19/19970Central Michigan
94 Nassib, Carl LB6-727504/12/19934Penn State
98 Nelson, Anthony LB6-727103/04/19970Iowa
56 Nunez-Roches, Rakeem DT6-230707/03/19935Southern Miss
79 O'Connor, Pat LB6-427011/01/19931Eastern Michigan
44 Ogunbowale, Dare RB5-1120505/04/19941Wisconsin
19 Perriman, Breshad WR6-221509/10/19935UCF
90 Pierre-Paul, Jason LB6-527501/01/198910South Florida
8 Pinion, Bradley P6-522906/01/19945Clemson
83 Schnell, Spencer WR5-817812/07/19940Illinois State
76 Smith, Donovan T6-633806/23/19935Penn State
29 Smith, Ryan CB5-1118909/07/19934North Carolina Central
24 Stewart, Darian SS5-1121408/04/198810South Carolina
36 Stewart, M.J. CB5-1120009/16/19952North Carolina
64 Stinnie, Aaron G6-331202/18/19942James Madison
93 Suh, Ndamukong NT6-431301/06/198710Nebraska
97 Triner, Zach LS6-324501/30/19911Assumption
50 Vea, Vita DT6-434702/05/19952Washington
71 Watford, Earl G6-429506/24/19907James Madison
17 Watson, Justin WR6-321504/04/19952Pennsylvania
72 Wells, Josh T6-630602/14/19915James Madison
45 White, Devin LB6-023702/17/19980LSU
37 Wilkins, Mazzi CB6-019110/12/19950South Florida
3 Winston, Jameis QB6-423101/06/19945Florida State