Tampa Bay Buccaneers Depth Chart
- Raymond James Stadium
- Head Coach
- Bruce Arians
- Offensive Coordinator
- Byron Leftwich
- Defensive Coordinator
- Todd Bowles
- Special Teams Coach
- Keith Armstrong
- Defensive Scheme
Tampa Bay Buccaneers Roster
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers claimed wide receiver Emanuel Hall off of waivers earlier this week. Hall had been with the Bears earlier but could not make it through camp. The Buccaneers present a solid opportunity given their lack of depth beyond starters Mike Evans and Chris Godwin along with Hall's fit in their new offense. Although Hall is unlikely to make much of an impact in 2019, he could be a solid project for head coach Bruce Arians to groom.
Buccaneers running back Dare Ogunbowale saw first-team reps with Ronald Jones II (knee) out for the time being. The injury to Jones II is not seen as serious, but it is telling from Ogunbowale's recent workload that he is very likely to make the final 53-man roster as the third-string back. It would not be shocking to see Peyton Barber get cut around mid-season if he is ineffective and for Ogunbowale to see a load of touches in the backfield alongside Jones II.
Buccaneers tight end Tanner Hudson has 177 yards and two touchdowns through two preseason games. He leads the team in both categories along with receptions thus far and has been a pleasant surprise. Hudson is not exactly fighting for starting snaps anytime soon but could play himself into a depth role on the Bucs' final 53. With former first-rounder O.J. Howard along with veteran Cameron Brate in place, Hudson could end up the third-string TE and could find some PT down the stretch if Brate is moved or either is hurt. Regardless, he will not be fantasy relevant for 2019 and should only be looked at for dynasty leagues.
Buccaneers veteran tight end Cameron Brate was not very involved in this game but did manage to haul in his lone target for eight yards. Brate is the forgotten man on the Bucs, particularly due to the emergence of the former first-round tight end, O.J. Howard. Brate is still a capable TE who would start on a decent chunk of teams in the league and present low-to-mid-end fantasy value. Unfortunately, he is low on the totem pole of Jameis Winston's targets, even though he has favored throwing to him in the past. Brate is a deep league grab for TE-needy rosters but would be legit if something were to happen to Howard.
Buccaneers rookie running back Dare Ogunbowale rushed the ball 13 times for 36 yards and caught three passes for 54 yards Friday against the Dolphins. This was the second week in a row that Ogunbowale saw heavy usage and that could bode well for his chances of making the final 53-man roster. In week one, he carried the ball 10 times for 34 yards and two touchdowns. Although he would probably be a third-stringer, Ogunbowale could receive an opportunity to show out if both Ronald Jones II and Peyton Barber disappoint (which is very possible after what was shown last season). Don't draft Ogunbowale, but keep an eye on this situation early in the season.