The Buccaneers may be bad again, even after drafting Jameis Winston with the first overall pick. Winston was the Florida State quarterback, using tight end Nick O’ Leary as his main weapon. He should start at QB, but Mike Glennon will challenge his throne as starter.
Fantasy and Training Camp Outlook
We already talked QB, so lets move on to running back.
Three running backs should all compete for the starting position. They have Doug Martin, who was supposed to have his outbreak year in 2014, but struggled. He could be back to being close to his normal state. Bobby Rainey will chase him though, and Rainey had stats higher than his projection last year, but Martin’s improvements get in Rainey’s way. I doubt he’ll be the number 1, but the third spot definitely goes to either young Charles Sims, or fullback Jorvorskie Lane, even fullback Evan Rodriguez.
Winston’s Tampa weapons should be between veteran Vincent Jackson, and 2014 outbreak rookie Mike Evans. I expect Evans can keep it up, but Jackson has some skills to show this year too.
Austin Seferian-Jenkins should be the number 1 again to at least start the year, but I could forecast him having a break down season. That opens the door for returning Buccaneer and Pats XLIX champ Tim Wright. Wright was Gronk’s second hand man last year, and he can do the same, maybe even surpass the skills of Seferian-Jenkins.
Both the offensive and defensive line shold be great, between Logan Mankins on offense, and Gerald McCoy and Larry English on defense. They need another defensive back though, and are left with safety D. J. Swearinger, but no star corners.
The Buccaneers have developing, but older talent that shouldn’t do much, but will do something to make an effort to make the team at least 31st rather than 32nd of 32, although like all teams, they aim towards going to Super Bowl 50.