2016 Fantasy Football Projections: Tampa Bay Buccaneers

- Updated: Monday, September 5th

In addition to viewing our 2016 Fantasy Football Projections by position, we will post our preseason projections per team.

Below you will find our 2016 fantasy football projections for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.


Jameis Winston346561424125.813.5481852.9295.24
As a rookie, Winston threw for more than 4,042 yards and 22 touchdowns while rushing for another six scores and finished the season as fantasy's QB13. From a fantasy perspective, Winston was incrediby consistent as he never finished with less than 12 fantasy points in any week. Going into his second season, a slimmer Winston is a high-upside QB2.
Mike Glennon35330.10.10001.62

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Running Backs

Doug Martin25411187.6362840.9191.2
After two injury-plagued and disappointing campaigns, Martin exceeded the value of his 2015 draft slot and finished second to only Adrian Peterson for the 2015 NFL rushing title. With 1,673 YFS and seven touchdowns last season, Martin should rank near the top of the league in workload and production provided he can stay healthy.
Charles Sims1205642.4545132.2135.3
Even with Doug Martin rushing for more than 1,400 yards, Sims finished as fantasy's RB22 (RB17 in PPR) in 2015. While his ceiling is capped if Martin stays healthy for a full season once again, something Martin has done only once in the past three years, it wouldn't surprise me if Sims comes close to duplicating last year's production -- 1,090 YFS, 51 receptions and four TDs. In any games that Martin misses, however, Sims will have top-12 weekly upside.
Mike James10390.221106.2

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Wide Receivers

Mike Evans8513438.9000187.7
Although he set career highs of 74 catches for 1,206 yards, Evans had just three touchdowns (after 12 as a rookie) and led the league in drops. Not only will he benefit from the continued development of Jameis Winston, but the 23-year-old receiver has shed 10-15 pounds this offseason and has a chance to post markedly better numbers in 2016.
Vincent Jackson527705.2000108.2
Missing six games last season, Jackson had his worst season since signing with the Bucs in both absolute and per-game numbers. V-Jax finished with just 33 catches for 543 yards (54.3/G) and three touchdowns in his age-32 season. While Evans is clearly the guy in Tampa, V-Jax has some upside from his current ADP if he can stay healthy.
Adam Humphries272651.900037.9
Louis Murphy101050.500013.5
Russell Shepard8860.500011.6

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Tight Ends

Austin Seferian-Jenkins33403358.3
Based on talent, Seferian-Jenkins should be ready to take a big step forward. Based on immaturity and attitude as well as his durability track record, however, ASJ is hard to trust. Neither logging 56 of 70 offensive snaps in the preseason finale nor yelling at coach Dirk Koetter in the same game can viewed as a positive for his outlook heading into the season.
Cameron Brate324032.253.5
Luke Stocker5380.35.6

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