Tampa Bay Buccaneers Depth Chart
- NFC South
- Raymond James Stadium
- Head Coach
- Bruce Arians
- Offensive Coordinator
- Byron Leftwich
- Defensive Coordinator
- Todd Bowles
- Special Teams Coach
- Keith Armstrong
- Defensive Scheme
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers Defense gets a favorable matchup against the Carolina Panthers in Week 2. The unit is an underrated one, as they were able to keep the Saints' offense in check, while generating pressure on Drew Brees. The sack and interception numbers might not have been there in Week 1, but there's potential for both against a questionable Panthers' offensive line. Fire up the Buccaneers as a defense in fantasy, as they have top-10 upside in Week 2.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers kicker Ryan Succop could be in line for a good fantasy day against the Panthers in Week 2. Carolina surrendered two field-goals and four extra-points to Raiders kicker Daniel Carlson in Week 1, so the matchup has the potential to be a good one. Tampa Bay is also very capable of putting up points on the board against this Panthers Defense, making Succop a starting-caliber option in Week 2. He may not have the upside of others at the position, but he could certainly finish as a top-12 option this week.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end O.J. Howard gets a pretty tough matchup against the Carolina Panthers in Week 2. Howard actually looked like the better tight end when compared to Rob Gronkowski, as he played less snaps but saw more targets and caught a touchdown pass from Tom Brady. This tight end room is almost too close to predict for fantasy purposes and is probably best avoided if possible. If Howard continues to earn Brady's trust, he could push ahead and become more relevant. For now, it's best to look at him as a TE2.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end Rob Gronkowski will face off with the Carolina Panthers in Week 2. Gronkowski played 54 snaps to O.J. Howard's 37, though he caught just two of three targets for 11 yards in Week 1. Tom Brady actually looked Howard's way more frequently, so Gronkowski probably needs to score a touchdown if he's not producing as much outside of the red zone. It's also possible that Tampa Bay goes with a two-tight end set more frequently in Week 2 if Chris Godwin (head) is out, giving Gronkowski and Howard more looks. At any rate, the veteran tight end is looking like a touchdown-dependent TE1/2 for Week 2.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Scotty Miller could be in line for increased usage on Sunday if fellow wideout Chris Godwin (head) is unable to play. Miller saw six targets from Brady in Week 1, hauling in five of them for 73 yards. The 23-year-old would operate as Tampa Bay's second wideout if Godwin is out, a role that would likely net him at least six targets again. Miller is still relatively unproven, the matchup isn't the greatest and there are likely better options for fantasy managers to turn to in redraft leagues. However, Miller makes for a sneaky DFS play in Week 2 thanks to his reduced price.