Forgot Log-in or  Password? |  Help  Not a member, Register Now!
      
Fantasy Football Today
Fantasy Football Today Blog
Gameday Inactives
2014 Draft Prep Guide
Downloadable Draft Kit
Mock Drafts
Get Your Draft Board
Player News
Stats
Players
Depth Charts
Roster Trends
Columns
Injury Report
Projections
Rankings
Schedules
Scores
Fantasy Games
Playoff Challenge
Commissioner
Prize Leagues
Free
Office Pool Manager
Game Pick'em
Player Challenge
Fantasy Baseball Today
Fantasy Baseball Today Blog
Downloadable Draft Kit
Mock Drafts
Player News
Stats
Players
Depth Charts
Roster Trends
Columns
Injury Report
Rankings
Projections
Schedules
Probable Pitchers
Scores
Standings
Fantasy Games
Commissioner
Free
Prize Leagues
Player News
Stats
Players
Columns
Injuries
Projections
Rankings
Schedules
Message Boards
Fantasy Games
Commissioner
Free
Player News
Stats
Players
Columns
Injury Report
Projections
Rankings
Schedules
Mock Drafts
Scores
Standings
Fantasy Games
Commissioner
Free
Prize Leagues
Downloadable Draft Kit
Player News
Stats
Players
Columns
Injury Report
Projections
Rankings
Schedules
Mock Drafts
Scores
Standings
Fantasy Games
Commissioner
Free
Prize Leagues
No Fantasy Teams Found
 
 
Height: | Birthdate: | Birthplace: | Team: | College: | NFL Experience: | Owned/Started%: 19/9 | Average Draft Position: 146.90

Latest Updates

 

Report: Buccaneers LB Lavonte David will sit out Week 12


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(11/23/2014) Buccaneers linebacker Lavonte David, who shares the league lead in tackles with 116, won't be able to add to his total on Sunday. According to the Tampa Bay Times, David will sit out his first game of the season in Week 12 against the Bears with a hamstring injury. David was unable to practice Thursday and Friday because of the issue.

His next chance to return will come Week 13 against Cincinnati.


Buccaneers defense comes up big in Week 11


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(11/17/2014) The Buccaneers took advantage of the Redskins' offensive woes Sunday, in a 27-7 win in Week 11.

The Buccaneers defense largely shut the Redskins' passing game down, thanks to a tremendous pass rush that generated six sacks. The Redskins ended up with 322 yards of offense including just 167 through the air, and the Buccaneers came up with a huge play in the first quarter, as Jonathan Banks returned a Robert Griffin III pass 19 yards for a touchdown. That was one of two interceptions and three turnovers in the game.

The Buccaneers DST unit hadn't scored in double figures in Fantasy points since Week 5, prior to Sunday's 24-point showing. They will look to keep the good times going in Week 12 against the Bears.  


Buccaneers get some sacks, picks


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(11/2/2014) The Buccaneers defense didn't exactly shut down the hosting Browns in Week 9, but it had one of its better performances of the season, allowing 22 points on 330 yards.

Where the Buccaneers really stood out from earlier weeks was the number of big plays. They had three sacks after recording just one in their previous three games combined, and they also had two interceptions, their first since recording three in Week 5.

The Buccaneers DST doesn't get much attention in Fantasy -- and for good reason -- but performances like this one show it can be relevant with a favorable matchup.

It has such a matchup Week 10 against Atlanta -- a much different team than the one that gashed the Buccaneers for 56 points back in Week 3. Still, because of that gashing, be sure to consider all your options before resorting to the Buccaneers DST.


Buccaneers DST something short of good


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(10/26/2014) After allowing an average of 41.25 points in their previous four games, the Buccaneers limited the visiting Vikings to 19 points, including just 13 in regulation, on 332 yards. But because they had only one sack and no takeaways, it didn't translate to much Fantasy production for their DST.

We know all too well how the Buccaneers DST fares with an unfavorable matchup. Since it didn't do so hot with this favorable ones, it'll be hard to trust in any scenario going forward. The Buccaneers have another favorable matchup Week 9 at Cleveland, but their DST probably belongs on waivers in standard 12-team leagues.


All-Pro Gerald McCoy says Buccaneers defense has been 'soft'


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(10/23/2014) Buccaneers All-Pro defensive tackle Gerald McCoy did not hold back Thursday when talking about the team's defensive struggles. He said the defense has been "soft" through six games, per ESPN.

"Yeah. I mean if you look out there on tape and you see a bunch of guys sitting on blocks, are you not earning the title of being soft?'' McCoy said. "I mean, guys get so sensitive around the league, but we have to be men. This is a man's league. This is a man's league and we're professionals. Guys have issues with criticism. I've been getting criticized since I've been in the NFL, and I don't even feel it anymore. It is what it is.''

The Buccaneers rank last in total defense (422.8 yards per game) and last in scoring defense (34 points per game).

"I think we're making too many excuses,'' McCoy said. "There's always a reason why this is happening or why that's happening. It has to stop. We just have to say, 'OK, I did wrong, I didn't win that one, I have to win the next one and the one after that.' If you win 70 percent of your battles, you have a shot to win, simple as that."


Dashon Goldson, Johnthan Banks back at Bucs practice


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(10/20/2014) Buccaneers safety Dashon Goldson (ankle) and cornerback Johnthan Banks (neck) were back at practice Monday, according to The Tampa Tribune. Banks sat out Week 6 vs. Baltimore, while Goldson has missed the last two games.

The Bucs were on a bye Week 7. They are back in action Week 8 vs. Minnesota.


Bye week comes at opportune time for Bucs DL Michael Johnson


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(10/16/2014) Buccaneers defensive end Michael Johnson has been hobbled by an ankle injury since getting hurt in the season opener. He has missed one game and has been limited in others.

Though, the Bucs seem pretty thankful they are on a bye Week 7 since it gives Johnson an opportunity to rest.

"For us, it’s a factor," defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier said, per the team's official website. "He’s been playing injured. This week is going to help him tremendously. We’re not going to tax him much this week at least, and we’ll take it slow next week. So we need a healthier Michael Johnson and we should get that by having these two weeks.

"From that second play of that Carolina game – that was one of the plays that we looked at yesterday as we were going through our self-scout – to see him on the ground grimacing, from that point on, it’s just been an uphill battle to try to get him back healthy. He’s made great progress with the time that we’ve had him and the time he’s missed. But he’s not the player that we had coming out of training camp, because of that injury. But the time off this week and next week should help him. He’ll be closer to what we all expect to see when we line up against our next opponent."


Buccaneers DST offers no resistance


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(10/13/2014) The Buccaneers defense was again exposed Week 6 against Baltimore, allowing 48 points on 475 yards. It was a blowout from the get-go. Quarterback Joe Flacco led the Ravens on four touchdown drives in the first quarter, allowing them to go on cruise control for the final three quarters.

In other words, it could have been worse and in fact has been for the Buccaneers at times this season. They've now allowed at least 37 points and at least 475 yards in three of their last four games. In terms of Fantasy production, the Buccaneers DST fared OK in two of those games (Week 5 at New Orleans and Week 3 at Atlanta) because of defensive touchdowns, but that wasn't the case in Week 6, when it didn't have a sack or a turnover.

The Buccaneers DST is looking like a sit in Fantasy regardless of matchups. It's on bye in Week 7 before hosting the Vikings in Week 8.


Buccaneers LB Mason Foster optimistic about Week 6 return


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(10/8/2014) Buccaneers linebacker Mason Foster (shoulder) is optimistic about his chances of playing Week 6 at home against Baltimore, ESPN reports. Foster has been sidelined since Week 2 because of a dislocated shoulder but is expected to practice in full Wednesday.

"I'll get a chance to run around and hit people in pads," Foster said. "I feel good, so it's looking good."


Touchdown saves Buccaneers DST


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(10/6/2014) The Buccaneers DST could only do so much against the Saints' explosive offense Week 5 at New Orleans, giving up 37 points on 511 yards, but it did have a respectable showing in Fantasy thanks to Danny Lansanah's 33-yard interception return in the third quarter.

It was one of three interceptions on the day for the Buccaneers, the other two belonging to Johnthan Banks and Alterraun Verner. The Buccaneers didn't record a sack after having five Week 4 at Pittsburgh.

The Buccaneers DST has allowed plenty of points and yards over the last three weeks, but thanks to some big plays, it's put up respectable numbers in Fantasy regardless. It has another iffy matchup Week 6 against Baltimore, but if you're feeling brave, it might be worth a shot.


Report: Mason Foster to miss third straight game Week 5


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(10/5/2014) Buccaneers linebacker Mason Foster (shoulder) will not play Week 5 at New Orleans, according to the Tampa Bay Times. It will be the third straight game he misses.

Buccaneers get some sacks for once


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(9/28/2014) The Buccaneers, who tied for 23rd in the NFL with 35 sacks last year, showed they have the capacity for more Week 4 at Pittsburgh, taking down Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger five times. Two of those sacks went to defensive lineman Michael Johnson, who was with the Bengals last year.

In all, the Buccaneers allowed 24 points on 390 yards. They recovered a fumble on one of their sacks, setting up a short touchdown drive.

The Buccaneers had a total of four sacks in three games prior to this one. They'll be visiting the Saints in Week 5, so you'll want to leave the Buccaneers DST on the waiver wire for now.


Buccaneers harass the quarterback in win


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/28/2014) The Buccaneers defense held their own reasonably well Sunday, in a 27-24 win over the Steelers.

The Buccaneers were tagged for 390 yards of total offense in the game, and the Steelers managed three touchdowns through the air in the game. However, the Buccaneers did well to force one lost fumble by Ben Roethlisberger, while adding five sacks in the game.

This was a nice bouncback performance for a DST unit that was tagged for 56 yards last week. Unfortunately, Fantasy owners will want to steer clear with the Saints on the schedule for Week 5. 


Gerald McCoy aiming for Week 4 return


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/19/2014) Buccaneers defensive lineman Gerald McCoy told the Tampa Tribune Friday he thinks he might end up missing just one game as a result of a broken hand, after sitting out Thursday's loss to the Falcons.

McCoy is targeting a return to action in Week 4 against the Steelers, noting that his hand is in a splint, not a cast. The extra time off following Thursday's game could give him a better chance of returning next Sunday. 


Buccaneers DST non-existent Thursday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/19/2014) The Buccaneers DST treated Thursday's game more like a practice.

Tampa allowed 56 points during the contest. While the team was put in poor positions due to offensive turnovers, Tampa Bay did nothing to stop the Falcons. The situation got so severe that the Falcons pulled most of their offensive studs less than halfway into the third quarter. 

Tampa Bay did make some noise late, scoring a touchdown on a T.J. Yates interception. They managed one sack, and forced four fumbles. 

The Buccaneers will take on the Steelers Week 4. 


Report: Gerald McCoy expected to be inactive


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(9/18/2014) The Buccaneers are not planning to play defensive tackle Gerald McCoy (broken hand) Thursday against the Falcons, sources told NFL.com.

Gerald McCoy expected to be game-time decision Thursday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(9/16/2014) Buccaneers defensive tackle Gerald McCoy said he will be a game-time decision for Week 3 against the Falcons. McCoy suffered a broken left hand Sunday against the Rams.

"Most of it is pain tolerance, whether I can tolerate it or not," McCoy said, per ESPN. "As much as you want to be out there, you also want to be smart because the risk of missing a game or a couple of games as opposed to the risk of the rest of the season, it's not worth it.''


Bucs waive injured CB, promote LB


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(9/15/2014) The Buccaneers announced Monday they waived injured cornerback Rashaan Melvin (ankle) to clear a roster spot for linebacker Brandon Magee, who was promoted from the practice squad.

Clinton McDonald, William Gholston each come away with a pick


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/14/2014) Buccaneers defensive linemen Clinton McDonald and William Gholston each came away with a sack Week 2 against the Rams. McDonald sacked Austin Davis in the third quarter, while Gholston took down the quarterback in the fourth quarter. McDonald registered seven total tackles (six solo), with one sack and one tackle for loss. Gholston registered six total tackles (four solo), with one sack and one tackle for loss. 

Dashon Goldson has a monster Week 2 performance


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/14/2014) Buccaneers safety Dashon Goldson had monster game at home against the Rams in Week 2. Goldson led the team with a game-high 11 tackles (nine solo) in a 19-17 victory. He has 20 tackles on the year.

Buccaneers unable to solve Rams in Week 2


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/14/2014) The Buccaneers weren't able to get the job done defensively Sunday afternoon at home against the Rams in Week 2.

Tampa Bay kept Zac Stacy in check throughout the afternoon, but permitted a 2-yard touchdown run in the first quarter. Dashon Goldson recorded the team's only turnover, recovering a Stacy fumble in the third quarter. The team allowed 339 yards of total offense. 220 of which came from aerial attack in a 19-17.

Tampa Bay will travel to Atlanta for a Thursday night divisional showdown against the Falcons.


Report: Gerald McCoy has a broken hand


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/14/2014) Buccaneers defensive tackle Gerald McCoy suffered a broken hand, according to a report from Pro Football Talk. McCoy left Week 2 at home against St. Louis early in the first quarter with the injury. He was unable to return, finishing his day without a tackle. No word on a timetable for his return.

Gerald McCoy departs with hand injury


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/14/2014) Buccaneers defensive tackle Gerald McCoy was forced out of Week 2 at home against St. Louis because of a hand injury, ESPN reports. McCoy sustained the injury early in the first quarter. he was unable to register a tackle before the injury.

Buccaneers list three from defense questionable


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/12/2014) Buccaneers defensive linemen Da'Quan Bowers (abdomen) and William Gholston (shoulder), along with defensive back Bradley McDougald (knee) are all questionable for Week 2 against the Rams, despite all being full participants in practice Friday. 

Buccaneers missing two from defense for Week 2


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/12/2014) The Buccaneers defense will be without defensive back Rashaan Melvin (ankle) and defensive lineman Michael Johnson (ankle) in Week 2 against the Rams, as both have been ruled out for Sunday's game.

Neither player was able to participate during this week's practice sessions, so their scheduled absence from Sunday's game does not come as much of a surprise.