2015 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Offseason Update

Fantasy Fuel: Is crab legs the answer to a 2 win season? Lets hope so as head coach Lovie Smith tries to turn around the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with the #1 and #7 overall draft selections from 2014 and 2015. QB Jameis Winston projects as an NFL-ready Heisman quarterback out of Florida State. After being drafted #7 overall in 2014, WR Mike Evans posted 1,051 yards and 12 touchdowns. The 6'4" receiver played well enough for a top 12 fantasy finish. WR Vincent Jackson stands at 6'5" and lines up in the slot. He has only missed one game over the last 9 seasons, except in 2010 when he played 5 games. With six seasons of 100+ receptions and 1,000+ yards, Jackson is a very consistent fantasy receiver. With an upgrade at QB, these receivers can push the boundaries even further. The only problem is whether RB Doug Martin (round 1 selection from 2012) can regain his rookie season status when he rushed 319 times for 1,454 yards and 11 touchdowns. Since then, Martin has struggled to reach 500 yards due to injuries. Doug has been given the nod as the lead running back for the Bucs this season. TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins has received high praise this offseason with reports coming out that he was uncoverable at the offseason OTAs and minicamps. This 6'6" tight end may become Winston's checkdown Charlie throughout the rookie season. With an overall upgrade across the board, the TB Bucs should enjoy a more productive season.

Depth Chart

Head coach: Lovie Smith
General manager: Jason Licht
Offensive coordinator: Dirk Koetter
Defensive coordinator: Leslie Frazier
QB: (1) Jameis Winston; (2) Mike Glennon
RB: (1) Doug Martin; (2) Charles Sims; (3) Bobby Rainey
WR: (1) Mike Evans; (2) Vincent Jackson; (3) Louis Murphy
TE: (1) Austin Seferian-Jenkins; (2) Brandon Myers
K: (1) Patrick Murray

2014 Win : Loss Record

2014 Offensive Season Scoring

 

Offense

Points per game: 17.3 (29th)
Yards per game: 292.0 (30th)
Passing yards per game: 206.1 (25th)
Rushing yards per game: 85.9 (29th)

Defense

Points per game: 25.6 (25th)
Yards per game: 368.9 (25th)
Passing yards per game: 255.2 (28th)
Rushing yards per game: 113.7 (19th)

2015 NFL Draft Picks

Rd 1: QB Jameis Winston
Rd 2: OT Donovan Smith
Rd 2: C Ali Marpet
Rd 4: OLB Kwon Alexander
Rd 5: WR Kenny Bell
Rd 6: WR Kaelin Clay
Rd 7: FB Joey Iosefa