|Bucs bring back Leonard Fournette|
By: Mike Krueger | Fri Mar 26, 11:39 am
|It’s a one-year deal for Leonard Fournette worth $3.25 million with incentives that would push it to $4 million, per source. The band is almost all back together. (Jenna Laine on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: The Bucs have largely re-signed their own free agents this off-season with only Antonio Brown still outstanding. Fournette will join Ronald Jones in the backfield with both having weekly value depending on performance and injury. Given Tampa's two-headed approach it's going to difficult for fantasy owners to assign value to these two in redraft leagues.
|Bucs place franchise tag on Chris Godwin|
Guaranteed at least $16.43 million on a one-year contract
By: Mike Krueger | Tue Mar 9, 12:15 pm
|Wide receiver Chris Godwin is the Bucs’ franchise player. Godwin will be guaranteed at least $16.43 million on a one-year contract, the average salary of the top five receivers in the NFL. (Tampa Bay Times)|
FFToday's Take: Interesting that the Bucs are choosing to place the tag on Godwin over LB Shaquil Barrett. Godwin missed four games in 2020 but did finish with a respectable 7 TDs and ranked 15th overall in FPts per game among WRs. Rob Gronkowski, Leonard Fournette and wide receiver Antonio Brown are also free agents that the Bucs could re-sign.
| Antonio Brown, Cameron Brate listed as Questionable|
Brown did practice on Friday
By: Mike Krueger | Fri Feb 5, 1:48 pm
|Final injury report for Bucs and Chiefs - only two questions are TE Cameron Brate (back) and WR Antonio Brown (knee), both questionable. Good news with defense all a go for Sunday. (Greg Auman on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Antonio Brown did practice in full on Thursday and Friday suggesting he will play on Sunday. Brate missed practice Friday making his status in question. Tanner Hudson could be used as a passing game option if Brate ends up being inactive.
| Antonio Brown limited on Wednesday|
By: Mike Krueger | Wed Feb 3, 3:30 pm
|Bucs coach Bruce Arians said Jordan Whitehead, Antonio Brown and Antoine Winfield Jr. all practiced today but were limited. (Jenna Laine on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Brown was listed as "Doubtful" last week with a knee injury and didn't play in the NFC Conference Championship game. Brown seems to be on the right side of questionable but we'll know more after practice on Friday.
| Bell, Watkins, Antonio Brown all expected to play in SB LV|
Injured players ready to return
By: Mike Krueger | Tue Jan 26, 10:57 am
|Several injured players for the Kansas City Chiefs and Tampa Bay Buccaneers are expected to be healthy for Super Bowl LV.
Chiefs running back Le'Veon Bell (knee) and wide receiver Sammy Watkins (calf), as well as the Bucs duo of wide receiver Antonio Brown (knee) and safety Antoine Winfield Jr. (ankle), are all expected to be ready for Feb. 7, sources told ESPN's Dianna Russini. (ESPN)|
FFToday's Take: Watkins has been battling a calf injury since Week 16 and missed the Conference Championship game against the Bills. AB suffered a knee injury in the Divisional game against the Saints but should be ready for the Super Bowl. Expect the Chiefs to roll with Clyde Edwards-Helaire and Darrel Williams at running back.
| Antonio Brown ruled out for NFC Championship game|
By: Mike Krueger | Fri Jan 22, 11:30 am
|The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will not have wide receiver Antonio Brown for Sunday's NFC Championship Game at the Green Bay Packers, coach Bruce Arians announced Friday.
"I just talked to him this morning, and to put him on the plane and fly up there and have it swell more doesn't make any sense," Arians said. "He wasn't as close as we'd hoped, so we'll get him ready for the next one." (ESPN)|
FFToday's Take: AB missed practice this week after injuring his knee in the Divisional Round against the Saints. In his absence the Saints will lean on Mike Evans, Chris Godwin, Scotty Miller and rookie Tyler Johnson at the receiver position. Evans and Godwin should be the primary targets. Note that tight end Cameron Brate has out-targeted Rob Gronkowski 11 to 6 during the playoffs.
| Antonio Brown misses practice Wednesday|
By: Mike Krueger | Wed Jan 20, 4:49 pm
|#GoBucs injury report. WR Antonio Brown did not practice. (Rick Stroud on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Brown got an MRI on Monday that revealed no major damage and is considered day-to-day. Tyler Johnson and Scotty Miller would see increased opportunities if Brown isn't able to play this weekend but for not it appears Brown is on the right side of questionable. We'll have a better indication of his status after practice on Thursday.
| Antonio Brown getting knee checked out|
Injured in NFC Divisional Round win over Saints
By: Doug Orth | Mon Jan 18, 6:50 pm
|Bucs wide receiver Antonio Brown is currently undergoing an MRI on his knee. (ESPN - Jenna Laine)|
FFToday's Take: Brown came on at the end of the regular season, but he only logged 33 snaps in the Wild Card round and wasn't overly involved against New Orleans before his first-half injury. It seems more likely than not Mike Evans and Chris Godwin will see more time versus the Packers regardless of how bad Brown's injury is. The Bucs have been using more two-tight sets in the playoffs - enough so that Cameron Brate has become useful as a DFS punt play.