As a former Scout School student and Player Personnel intern at UCF, who has won six figures playing DFS, understanding and exploiting coverage mismatches is my biggest edge. This article will help you understand the basics behind each coverage scheme and what it takes to beat it. With the help of former coach Mike Martz, […]
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.
If you are new to DFS, check out our introductory pieces, such as DFS 101, Contest Selection, Stacking, Rostership, Leverage, and Lineup Construction. Below we will take a look at some of the double stacks, single stacks, and mini stacks I will be looking to take advantage of this weekend. If you have any questions, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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.
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.
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.
On a day full of news, none might be bigger than Julio Jones reaching an agreement on a one-year deal to play for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Tuesday afternoon. The 33-year-old is fresh off a year with the Tennessee Titans after spending his first 13 seasons in the NFL as an Atlanta Falcon. Now, Julio […]
With the NFL Draft almost a month in the rear view and rookie minicamps wrapped up, NFL teams have all but fully assembled their 90-man training camp rosters. While this time of year is filled with optimism for most teams and fans, teams are still considering tinkering with the end of their roster and will […]