Friday, September 4, 2020

Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2020 Fantasy Football Projections

In addition to viewing our 2020 Fantasy Football Projections by position, we will post our preseason projections per team.

Below you will find our 2020 fantasy football projections for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

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Ryan Griffin
Tom Brady581.7375.24551.831.1210.4725.932.41.55298.15
Coming off multi-year lows in completion percentage (60.8, six-year low), TD% (3.9, 11-year low) and Y/A (6.6, 18-year low), things are looking up for Brady in terms of his fantasy outlook as he replaces Jameis Winston in Tampa's high-powered offense. While the team should play with more leads and Brady likely won't lead the NFL in pass attempts (like Winston did in 2019), he inherits a supporting cast loaded with talented pass-catchers -- Mike Evans, Chris Godwin, O.J. Howard, (an unretired) Rob Gronkowski, etc. In addition, we have argued that Brady is undervalued in 2020 drafts.
Blaine Gabbert27.415.5198.71.10.844.315.50.0912.76


Leonard Fournette168.4707.35.328.6205.90.64126.96
Cut by the Jags and signed by the Bucs, Fournette goes from clear lead back (90.9% of RB touches in 2019) to a situation where he is part of a committee in 2020. At least to open the season, Ronald Jones remains the guy, per Bruce Arians. More than likely, Fournette will emerge as more than a "heck of an insurance policy."
Ronald Jones157.66544.3331.9258.40.96122.98
Much better than his 2018 rookie campaign, Jones was solid, if not spectacular, as he finished 2019 as fantasy's RB27 with 1,033 scrimmage yards and six touchdowns. While Peyton Barber is no longer on the roster splitting touches, the Bucs have added Leonard Fournette, LeSean McCoy and third-round rookie Ke'Shawn Vaughn to the backfield this offseason. Granted, Bruce Arians still refers to Jones as "our guy," saying that "nothing has changed," but the presence of the other backs (especially Fournette) should give fantasy owners pause about RoJo's outlook.
LeSean McCoy54232.21.3517122.40.5146.62
Ke'Shawn Vaughn21.692.90.656.8530.219.69
Even though Vaughn was drafted in the third round, he enters 2020 buried on the team's depth chart behind Jones, Fournette, etc.

MORE: Tampa Bay Buccaneers 53-man roster projection


Chris Godwin83.21185.67.9000165.96
With DeSean Jackson departing in free agency, Godwin (more than) delivered on the breakout that was expected of him. Despite missing two games, he shattered previous career highs with 86 catches for 1,333 yards and nine touchdowns to finish as fantasy's WR2.
Mike Evans721105.27.56000155.88
Teammate Chris Godwin ranked second in fantasy points per game; Evans ranked third. The dynamic duo gets a new (or old?) quarterback and the only thing that may hold back the passing game is the likelihood that Tampa plays with more leads, which in turn could lead to fewer pass attempts in 2020.
Scotty Miller25.6275.21.7900038.26
Tyler Johnson18.2201.11.0900026.65
Justin Watson15.3159.91.5300025.17


Rob Gronkowski47.3607.85.4400093.42
Outside of his 2010 rookie season, Gronkowski's 52.5 YPG average in his final season (2018) in New England was the lowest of his career by a wide margin. After taking a year off and shedding 15 pounds, Gronk should be a factor up the seam and in the red zone for the Bucs with Mike Evans and Chris Godwin commanding so much attention.
O.J. Howard32.14513.3700065.32
Despite his intriguing skill set, draft pedigree and high-powered offense, Howard's breakout seems less likely with Tom Brady talking Gronkowski out of retirement. That said, Howard has generated some positive buzz this offseason as well.
Cameron Brate14132.31.4700022.05
Antony Auclair2.217.90.130002.57

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