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Mike Evans, Julio Jones Both DFS Options in Wild Card vs. Cowboys

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers were one of the league’s top passing offenses in the regular season, and that doesn’t figure to change as they begin the playoffs against the Dallas Cowboys on Monday night. Greg Jennings and Jordan Vanek debate which receivers are the better DFS options from the Bucs’ roster, comparing the reliability of Mike Evans against the possibility of some vintage Julio Jones deep catches.

NFL Week 14 Betting: Odds, Spreads, Picks, Predictions for Buccaneers vs. 49ers

NFL Week 14 Betting: Odds, Spreads, Picks, Predictions for Buccaneers vs. 49ers
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (6-6) at San Francisco 49ers (8-4) Opening Spread: 49ers -3. Opening Game Total: 37.5. Opening Team Totals: 49ers (20.25) Buccaneers (17.25). Weather: Outdoors, no current concerns. The Line Report This line opened as 49ers -3. This line has moved to 49ers -3.5. DraftKings Pick’Em has the 49ers -3.5. Circa Sports Millions Pro […]

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How Will Lamar Jackson’s PCL Injury Affect Baltimore’s Playoff Run?

How Will Lamar Jackson’s PCL Injury Affect Baltimore’s Playoff Run?
Another week and another costly injury to a high-profile quarterback. Lamar Jackson is this week’s victim after suffering a posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) sprain to his left knee during the first quarter of his Week 13 tilt against the Broncos. Ravens head coach John Harbaugh initially termed the injury as “week-to-week,” and the latest reports […]

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NFL Week 13 Betting: Odds, Spreads, Picks, Predictions for Saints vs. Buccaneers

NFL Week 13 Betting: Odds, Spreads, Picks, Predictions for Saints vs. Buccaneers
Monday Night Football: New Orleans Saints (4-8) at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (5-6) Opening Spread: Buccaneers -5.5. Opening Game Total: 40. Opening Team Totals: Bucs (22.75) Saints (17.25). Weather: Outdoors, no current concerns. The Line Report This line opened as Buccaneers -5.5. This line has moved down to Buccaneers -3.5. DraftKings Pick’Em has the Buccaneers -3.5. […]

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NFL Week 8 Betting: Odds, Spreads, Picks, Predictions for Ravens vs. Buccaneers

NFL Week 8 Betting: Odds, Spreads, Picks, Predictions for Ravens vs. Buccaneers
Thursday Night Football: Baltimore Ravens (4-3) at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (3-4) Opening Spread: Buccaneers +1. Opening Game Total: 44. Opening Team Totals: Buccaneers (21.5), Ravens (22.5). Weather: Outdoors, some chance of rain. The Line Report         This line opened as Buccaneers +1.         This line is now between Buccaneers […]

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Gage, Julio Give Buccaneers One of NFL’s Best Receiver Groups

I can’t imagine too many receiver groups will be as good as the Buccaneers if they’re healthy. 

If the Tampa Bay Buccaneers can get Mike Evans, Chris Godwin, Russell Gage and Julio Jones all healthy and rolling at the same time, Tom Brady is going to have four excellent weapons this season. Brady made headlines Thursday, announcing he was stepping away from the Buccaneers for an extended time. However, two of his top new targets will be ready to make a difference when he returns.

Russell Gage

Tampa has had to go slot receiver by committee during the last few seasons, but the Bucs are getting a proven slot receiver this season in Gage. Gage can play outside when needed. He’ll catch the ball in traffic, and he’s tough over the middle.  He has extreme body quickness, a great release and a tricky euro move off the line of scrimmage that is unique to him. Brady and Byron Leftwich will love working with  Gage this year.  

Julio Jones

When he was with Atlanta, Jones was the number one—the first option. He’s always been the number one in his career. But that’s not the role the Bucs need him to play right now. I think part of the reason Jones doesn’t have a ton of red zone touchdowns in his career is that he was the first option, so he was normally double-teamed. That should not be the case in Tampa.

Jones is a football junkie and a very smart player. He can do it all. Jones is a route runner; he has speed, and he can block. He can do everything they need him to do. So, I think that maybe to start the season, Tampa Bay will use him in the Godwin role. Jones would be the ‘Z’ receiver instead of the ‘X’ opposite Evans. That receiver in the Bucs offense has to be a blocker. Jones is not only that but also a play-action guy and a target in the red zone.

The only issue with Jones throughout the last few years is his ability to maintain health. But when he is healthy, he’s as good as anybody out there.

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