News: Chargers defensive back Corey Lynch received the start in Week 13 against the Bengals with Atari Bigby out and had a productive performance. He led San Diego with 11 tackles (nine solo) and also recorded an interception in the 20-13 loss. It was his first interception of the season.
Analysis: Lynch has never been much of an option in Fantasy but might be worth a look in deeper IDP formats while he's seeing playing time. Owners in the majority of leagues should continue to ignore the 27-year-old, however.
News: Chargers defensive back Corey Lynch shared the team lead with linebacker Demorrio Williams with 10 tackles during San Diego's 16-13 overtime loss to Baltimore in Week 12. Williams entered the game with 13 tackles on the season before positing nine solo stops, including one for a loss.
Analysis: Lynch hasn't been a major factor for the Chargers this season, but received additional playing time when Atari Bigby was sidelined with an injury in the first half. He has just two interceptions over his past four seasons, including this year, and should be bypassed in all Fantasy formats unless he moves into the starting lineup.
News: Tampa Bay DB Corey Lynch got his first start of the year in Week 13 with Cody Grimm out for the year. He made an impact in the fourth quarter with an interception, but the play was challenged by Atlanta coach Mike Smith. The play was upheld and the Bucs took over. He would finish with three tackles, two solo, in the Buccaneers 28-24 loss to the Falcons.
Analysis: Lynch stepped up for the Bucs on Sunday, but didn't do enough to be considered a Fantasy option in IDP leagues. The third-year safety has just two interceptions in his career and nine tackles on the season. He should be left on waivers heading into Week 14.
News: Bucs coach Raheem Morris finally picked a starting free safety for Week 13 against the Falcons, anointing Corey Lynch as Cody Grimm's replacement. "I'll put Corey Lynch out there first," Morris said. "I've got a lot of confidence in Corey. He's been here for awhile. He's a crafty young man. He plays the game above the neck and he does some things that we like. I look forward to going to watch him play."
Analysis: Lynch has just 21 tackles in 31 career games and has mostly been a special teams contributor. He gets a real chance to make an impact for the Bucs, but until he does, he is not a recommended Fantasy option.
News: The Buccaneers have announced the inactives for their Week 5 game at Philadelphia: DE Kyle Moore, QB Byron Leftwich, CB Corey Lynch, DL Dre Moore and RB Earnest Graham.
Analysis: Graham, the only Fantasy-viable player in this group, was questionable with a hamstring injury. Stash him in deeper leagues and ignore all the others.
News: The Buccaneers have signed safety Corey Lynch and cornerback Marcus Hamilton to fill two openings in a struggling secondary. Lynch was signed Wednesday from the Bengals practice squad. Hamilton was released by the Chicago Bears on Sept. 5. Lynch and Hamilton fill roster spots that opened Tuesday when safety Jermaine Phillips was placed on injured reserve and safety Steve Cargile was released.
Analysis: Neither of these additions to the Bucs roster are expected to produce enough stats to warrant Fantasy use. Keep them off of rosters for now.