Here you go, Brainiacs... One more today. We'll see if we can wrap this series up before the regular season starts. We hope you have enjoyed it!
Up next is the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as seen by Adam Filadelfo. Follow Adam on Twitter: @Frostt24.
Things really started to look up for the Buccaneers in a hurry. They
have fantasy value at a few positions and should continue to help owners
again this year. With one of the top running backs and a quarterback
expecting to take the next step, the Buccaneers should put smiles on
Josh Freeman - Freeman had a pretty good season in 2012 but still needs
to take the next step in order to become a fantasy superstar. At this
point, he's nothing more than a backup fantasy quarterback since he
cannot be trusted to help your team most weeks. He will throw some
costly interceptions that could cost owners a victory but has all the
weapons to turn himself into a quality fantasy star. While his arrow is
pointing up, make sure he isn't your starting quarterback or you may
Vincent Jackson - Jackson is a true number one receiver who should be a
fantasy stud for owners again. He has help in Mike Williams so that will
help Jackson garner less attention. He's great in any format since the
receptions are there as well as the yards and touchdowns. He does have a
little history with injuries but shouldn't be injured enough for owners
to be scared away from him on draft day. He's being taken as a receiver
two in drafts but should produce numbers closer to a receiver one by
the end of the season.
Mike Williams -Williams is a fine value later in drafts but he has too
many weeks where he disappears and leaves owners wondering what happened
to him. What makes owners target him is the number of red zone looks he
gets. He has big games now and then but counting on him every week
could cause his owners headaches.
Doug Martin - Martin is a dream come true for fantasy owners. He catches
passes out of the backfield, gets all of the red zone carries, and has no
competition behind him to vulture his touchdowns. He had monster games
last season and at times won weeks for owners by himself. He's a top
three back and will provide plenty of value again this year. He's in an
offense that looks to run more than pass and Doug Martin is the perfect
man for that job.
D/ST - Last year, the Buccaneers run defense was one of the best. It was
their passing defense that needed a lot of work. That issue was
addressed this offseason with the addition of Revis and Goldson. Now it
looks like the Tampa Bay defense is ready to stop any team's offense.
They should be considered once all of the top options are off the board
and this defense could end up surprising fantasy owners. They may not
have the appeal of some of the other defenses, but they could very well
end up having the numbers of some of those top fantasy defenses. This
squad is definitely a sleeper defense going into drafts.
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