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
39 Adams, Andrew DB5-1120510/28/19925Connecticut
82 Auclair, Antony TE6-625605/28/19934Laval (Canada)
61 Bailey, Zack G6-529911/08/19952South Carolina
58 Barrett, Shaquil LB6-225011/17/19927Colorado State
51 Beckwith, Kendell LB6-224312/02/19942LSU
--- Bell, Quinton DE6-425305/09/19961Prairie View A&M
--- Brady, Tom QB6-422508/03/197721Michigan
84 Brate, Cameron TE6-524507/03/19916Harvard
65 Cappa, Alex G6-630501/27/19953Humboldt State
48 Cichy, Jack LB6-223805/05/19963Wisconsin
41 Daniels, Kahzin DE6-424010/26/19952Charleston (WV)
54 David, Lavonte OLB6-123301/23/19909Nebraska
33 Davis, Carlton CB6-120612/31/19963Auburn
52 Dawkins, Noah LB6-123508/13/19972The Citadel
35 Dean, Jamel DB6-120610/15/19962Auburn
38 Dixon, D'Cota DB5-1020411/20/19942Wisconsin
34 Edwards, Mike SAF5-1020505/18/19962Kentucky
21 Evans, Justin SS6-019908/26/19954Texas A&M
13 Evans, Mike WR6-523108/21/19937Texas A&M
--- Fabiano, Anthony C6-430307/13/19931Harvard
14 Franklin, John DB6-118609/21/19941Florida Atlantic
9 Gay, Matt K6-023203/15/19942Utah
92 Gholston, William DT6-628107/31/19918Michigan State
12 Godwin, Chris WR6-120902/27/19964Penn State
15 Grayson, Cyril WR5-918312/05/19931LSU
4 Griffin, Ryan QB6-521011/17/19897Tulane
--- Haeg, Joe T6-629803/11/19935North Dakota State
--- Hall, Deiondre' DB6-220605/31/19943Northern Iowa
80 Howard, O.J. TE6-625111/18/19944Alabama
88 Hudson, Tanner TE6-523911/12/19942Southern Arkansas
66 Jensen, Ryan C6-431905/27/19917Colorado State-Pueblo
27 Jones, Ronald RB5-1120808/03/19973USC
--- Leggett, Jordan TE6-525801/31/19954Clemson
--- Logan, T.J. 5-1119509/03/19944North Carolina
74 Marpet, Ali G6-430704/17/19936Hobart
86 McElroy, Codey TE6-625512/13/19921Oklahoma State
85 Mickens, Jaydon WR5-1117004/21/19943Washington
--- Miller, Herb CB6-219011/11/19971Florida Atlantic
10 Miller, Scott WR5-917407/31/19972Bowling Green
51 Minter, Kevin LB6-024612/03/19908LSU
16 Mitchell, Bryant WR6-219808/16/19922Northwestern State-Louisiana
26 Murphy-Bunting, Sean CB6-019506/19/19972Central Michigan
98 Nelson, Anthony LB6-727103/04/19972Iowa
--- Nunez-Roches, Rakeem DT6-230707/03/19936Southern Miss
79 O'Connor, Pat DE6-427011/01/19932Eastern Michigan
44 Ogunbowale, Dare RB5-1120505/04/19942Wisconsin
8 Pinion, Bradley P6-522906/01/19946Clemson
83 Schnell, Spencer WR5-817812/07/19941Illinois State
--- Seaton, Brad T6-933011/23/19931Villanova
76 Smith, Donovan T6-633806/23/19936Penn State
36 Stewart, M.J. CB5-1120009/16/19953North Carolina
30 Stewart, Orion DB6-220501/10/19942Baylor
64 Stinnie, Aaron G6-331202/18/19943James Madison
--- Suh, Ndamukong 6-431301/06/198711Nebraska
97 Triner, Zach LS6-324501/30/19912Assumption
50 Vea, Vita DT6-434702/05/19953Washington
--- Ware, Aca'Cedric RB6-020506/29/19971USC
17 Watson, Justin WR6-321504/04/19953Pennsylvania
45 White, Devin LB6-023702/17/19982LSU
31 Whitehead, Jordan FS5-1019803/18/19973Pittsburgh
37 Wilkins, Mazzi CB6-019110/12/19952South Florida