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Buccaneers Week 12 Recap + Week 13 Preview and Who to Sit/Start in Fantasy Football

Buccaneers Week 12 Recap + Week 13 Preview and Who to Sit/Start in Fantasy Football

Week 12 Recap

Last Sunday, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (4-7) clinched a win over the Atlanta Falcons (3-8). Winston completed 18/28 throws for 313 yards and three touchdowns; one to Ronald Jones II and two to Chris Godwin.

Ronald Jones II had 12 carries for 41 yards. Jones was the favorite running back last week, with a 50% snap count (32/64). Comparatively, Barber had a 23% snap count (15/64) and Ogunbowale had a 20% snap count (13/64).

Chris Godwin kept himself  open, catching seven of eight targets for 184 yards and two touchdowns. Look for Godwin to make some pivotal plays against the mediocre Jaguars defense.

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Week 13 Preview

The Buccaneers come into the game tied with the Jacksonville Jaguars at (4-7). The Jaguars are on a three game losing streak, can the Bucs make it four? With the momentum of their win over the Falcons last week, the Bucs need to keep that same energy to extend their win streak to two games. The Jaguars are currently fourth in the AFC South, 2-3 at home. The Bucs are third in the NFC South, 3-3 on the road. The Bucs have a better away record than home record, giving them a slight advantage against the Jaguars this Sunday.

The Jaguars have one of the worst defenses in the league for rushing yards allowed. They give up an average of 142.3 rushing yards per game. This is a great opportunity for Tampa’s running backs to put in work. This should also allow for Winston to throw less interceptions provided the offense focuses on the running game instead of the passing game.

The Jaguars offense has only thrown five interceptions while the Bucs have thrown 20, giving Jameis the lead in interceptions in the league this season.

Start ‘em/ Sit ‘em

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Start

Jameis Winston (QB): Winston has a tendency of getting a lot of fantasy points. Against the Jaguars defense, the offensive scheme should be focused on the running game, allowing the passing game to open up for Winston to exploit the defense, and outperform his peers.

Ronald Jones II (RB): Jones was the primary benefactor of a goal line carry last week, but otherwise looked mediocre at best. Look for Jones to bounce back in this game against the Jaguars. As the lead running back, he should get plenty of touches against one of the league’s worst rushing defenses.

Mike Evans (WR): Although Evans only caught half his targets for 50 yards, he’s still a strong WR 1. No-brainer to play him if you have him.

Chris Godwin (WR): Godwin has been the key wide receiver for the Bucs this season. With his performance last game, finding ways to stay open, he should have another strong game.

Sit

Cameron Brate (TE): Brate only had one target against the Falcons. He has been overshadowed by Godwin and most likely won’t see many targets this week either.

O.J. Howard (TE): Howard caught one of two tagets, only getting ten yards against the Falcons. Much like Brate, he hasn’t been targeted a lot. There are better TE options to play instead.

Peyton Barber (RB): Barber nearly matched Ronald Jones II last week in touches with 11 carries (Jones 15 total touches). However he was very inefficient averaging a mere 2.9 YPC. The game script for this game will still likely give the running  game an edge over the passing game, but look for Jones to take a bulk of that work load.

Buccaneers Week 12 Recap + Week 13 Preview and Who to Sit/Start in Fantasy Football

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