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Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston (thumb) has improved enough that he is throwing a football in practice on Friday. The ball was leaving Winston's hand nicely on short and intermediate throws. Winston fractured his thumb in the Week 14 win over the Colts, but it looks like he's going to give it a go in Week 15 against the Lions in an excellent matchup. While he still has QB1 upside against Detroit's weak secondary, Winston will be more volatile for fantasy owners because of the injury and the fact that Mike Evans, his top receiver, is out for the rest of the season.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Chris Godwin could very likely wind up as the highest scoring wide receiver in Week 15 when the Bucs take on the Detroit Lions. Mike Evans (hamstring) is out of the picture for the rest of the reason, and while that might mean that Godwin ends up seeing more of Darius Slay in this matchup, he will still slot in as a must-start WR1 for the fantasy semi-finals. There is one potential hiccup though. Jamies Winston (thumb) may miss Sunday's game, which would slightly diminish Godwin's value, but he will be a must-start regardless. Fantasy owners can worry about other things in the lead up to Sunday.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston (thumb) is throwing tennis balls in practice on Thursday. Winston suffered a fractured thumb in Week 14 against the Colts but played through it. He's listed as day-to-day this week, but it's far from a guarantee that he'll even play in Week 15 against the Lions. Even if Winston is active, the thumb ailment could hamper his production, especially now that he no longer has talented wideout Mike Evans at his disposal the rest of the season. Winston has high-end QB1 potential against the Lions, but there's far more risk with him this week because of his fractured thumb. If he can't go, Ryan Griffin would get the nod and would be a weak QB2 play.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Scott Miller (hamstring) got in a full practice on Thursday after being limited on Wednesday. He looks to be on track to return for Week 15 in a mouthwatering matchup against the Lions. There is increased opportunity to produce as well with Mike Evans shut down for the rest of the year. Miller has only 10 catches on the year for 151 yards and no touchdowns, so he'd still be a lottery ticket for desperate fantasy owners in redraft leagues. Behind Chris Godwin, it will be Miller, Breshad Perriman and Justin Watson fighting for targets from quarterback Jameis Winston.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Scott Miller (hamstring) returned to practice on Wednesday after missing the Week 14 game against the Colts. With Mike Evans done for the year, Miller could have a significant role in the final three games of the season if he's able to make it back this weekend against the Lions in a really nice matchup. However, he'll be competing for targets with Breshad Perriman and Justin Watson behind Chris Godwin. Miller, a rookie in 2019, has just 10 catches for 151 yards in eight games this year for Tampa and would be a shot in the dark in any fantasy format this weekend if he plays.