Tampa Bay
Buccaneers
Stadium Raymond James Stadium
3-6-0 Overall | 1-2 NFC SOUTH 3rd
TEAM STATSRUSHINGPASSINGPTS/G
Offense101.3307.228.9
Defense77.8316.131
    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 DB5-1120510/28/19924Connecticut
    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)
    --- Darboh, Amara WR6-221502/01/19943Michigan
    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
    13 Evans, Mike WR6-523108/21/19936Texas A&M
    9 Gay, Matt K6-023203/15/19940Utah
    92 Gholston, William DT6-628107/31/19917Michigan State
    12 Godwin, Chris WR6-120902/27/19963Penn State
    4 Griffin, Ryan QB6-521011/17/19896Tulane
    28 Hargreaves, Vernon III CB5-1020406/03/19954Florida
    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
    87 Leggett, Jordan TE6-525801/31/19953Clemson
    22 Logan, T.J. RB5-1119509/03/19943North Carolina
    74 Marpet, Ali G6-430704/17/19935Hobart
    10 Miller, Scott WR5-917407/31/19970Bowling Green
    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 DE6-527501/01/198910South Florida
    8 Pinion, Bradley P6-522906/01/19945Clemson
    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
    --- 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
    31 Whitehead, Jordan FS5-1019803/18/19972Pittsburgh
    3 Winston, Jameis QB6-423101/06/19945Florida State