Tampa Bay
Buccaneers
Stadium Raymond James Stadium
1-1-0 Overall | 1-0 NFC SOUTH 1st
TEAM STATSRUSHINGPASSINGPTS/G
Offense110.520118.5
Defense68.5249.522.5
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
FOX4:05pm
Week 4Sun  9/29
@
Rams
FOX4:05pm
Week 5Sun  10/6
@
Saints
FOX1:00pm
Week 6Sun  10/13
vs
Panthers
NFLN9:30am
Team Outlook and Scouting Report

SEASON FORECASTS AND FUTURES PICKS

There are 3 teams who have 100/1, 1% odds to win the Super Bowl. They do not have any real chance to win the Super Bowl. In simulations, they win the NFC 0.3% of the time and are not a good value at 50/1, 2%. They are projected to win 6 games and come in under their pre-season futures line of 6.5. Their playoff chances stand at 10.2% (8% to win the division). Their average wins per simulation puts them at #13 in the NFC.

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REGULAR SEASON RECAP AND UPCOMING GAMES

Based on the money lines, the Buccaneers had an expected win percentage of 40% after 2 games. At 1-1, they are beating expectations. If you bet on them to win every game you would be up 143 units. They are 1-1 against the spread for a -10 loss. Their under-over record is 2-0. 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 New York Giants. 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 Chris Godwin who is projected to be the #11 WR the rest of the season. 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 DB5-1120510/28/19924Connecticut
91 Allen, Beau DT6-332711/14/19916Wisconsin
82 Auclair, Antony TE6-625605/28/19933Laval (Canada)
61 Bailey, Zack G6-529911/08/19950South Carolina
25 Barber, Peyton RB5-1122502/27/19944Auburn
58 Barrett, Shaquil LB6-225011/17/19926Colorado State
59 Bond, Devante LB6-123607/03/19934Oklahoma
84 Brate, Cameron TE6-524507/03/19915Harvard
23 Bucannon, Deone OLB6-121108/30/19926Washington State
65 Cappa, Alex G6-630501/27/19952Humboldt State
48 Cichy, Jack LB6-223805/05/19962Wisconsin
54 David, Lavonte OLB6-123301/23/19908Nebraska
33 Davis, Carlton CB6-120612/31/19962Auburn
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
11 Gabbert, Blaine QB6-523510/15/19899Missouri
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
53 Harris, Demone LB6-427212/30/19951Buffalo
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
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
44 Ogunbowale, Dare RB5-1120505/04/19941Wisconsin
19 Perriman, Breshad WR6-221509/10/19935UCF
8 Pinion, Bradley P6-522906/01/19945Clemson
76 Smith, Donovan T6-633806/23/19935Penn State
24 Stewart, Darian SS5-1121408/04/198810South Carolina
36 Stewart, M.J. CB5-1120009/16/19952North Carolina
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
85 Wilson, Bobo WR5-918601/25/19951Florida State
3 Winston, Jameis QB6-423101/06/19945Florida State