Tampa Bay Buccaneers Depth Chart
- NFC South
- Raymond James Stadium
- Head Coach
- Todd Bowles
- Offensive Coordinator
- Dave Canales
- Defensive Coordinator
- Kacy Rodgers & Larry Foote
- Special Teams Coach
- Keith Armstrong
- Defensive Scheme
Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Todd Bowles said that the MRI exam on quarterback Baker Mayfield's ankle came back negative for ligament damage, but he's pretty sore on Monday after injuring his ankle on the opening drive of the 27-20 loss to the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday. Mayfield would return to the game and finish 20-for-30 for 199 yards with two touchdowns and one interception. He also fumbled twice, losing one. The 28-year-old may miss some practice time this week, but he figures to be fine to play in Week 13 against the Carolina Panthers, where he'll remain a midrange QB2 for fantasy managers in superflex leagues. Kyle Trask will be waiting in the wings as the backup in case Mayfield has a setback of some sort with his ankle this week.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end Cade Otton did what he could during Sunday's Week 12 matchup against the Indianapolis Colts. The young tight end hauled in all four of his targets for 45 yards in the loss. Outside of his two touchdown game, Otton has been quiet throughout most of the season. He normally gets a few receptions per game, but never does anything too exciting with them. He'll remain a low-end TE2 going forward as fantasy managers should be able to find a better option in most fantasy formats.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Chris Godwin was unable to make much of an impact during the Week 12 matchup against the Indianapolis Colts. Godwin was targeted in the back of the end zone during the opening drive, but was unable to haul it in. It didn't get much better for Godwin throughout the rest of this game. He finished with three receptions on seven targets for 45 yards in the loss to the Colts. Godwin has posted only one performance with over 77 yards as he continues to have a disappointing campaign. Luckily, Godwin does have a favorable matchup against the Carolina Panthers next week. However, he shouldn't be considered anything more than a low-end WR3 in PPR formats.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans put together a strong showing against the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday. The veteran wideout hauled in six of his nine targets for 70 yards and two touchdowns in the loss. The first score came on the goal line and then Evans scored again on a 23-yard grab in the fourth quarter. It's obvious that Evans is the favorite target of quarterback Baker Mayfield. The two of them have been a reliable duo all season long and that should continue going forward. Fantasy managers should have Evans on the WR1 radar for the Week 13 matchup versus the Carolina Panthers.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Rachaad White (knee) was uncertain coming into this game as he popped up on the injury report on Saturday. Despite that, White suited up and played well against the Indianapolis Colts in Week 12. The young back rushed 15 times for 100 yards, while hauling in two receptions for an additional 10 yards. This performance marked the first time that White has hit 100 yards on the ground since Week 4. The Bucs should continue giving White carries at a high rate going forward. Fantasy managers should consider White a high-end RB2 for a favorable matchup against the Carolina Panthers next week.