For all the talk from Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk.com about the possibility of Jon Gruden coming back to coach Tampa Bay, it felt more like it was Tony Dungy roaming the Bucs sideline. 6-3 most of the game, Field Goal kicker MAKING Field Goals, defense getting turnovers, Bucs QB throwing a Pick the next play !
Dirk Koetter tried to get the message through this training camp: Start off fast so you dont have to crawl back into it, then find yourself short at the end. The Bucs didn’t get it, but they’re crawling back.
Charles Sims has a role in the offense, and its caching balls out of the backfield. A Running back should be a priority going into next season; Free Agency or not.
The Bucs may not make the playoffs, they probably wont. But if they lost this game that would have been a guarantee.
With 5 Sacks on the day, Tampa Bay had one of the top Fantasy scores on the Main Slate. Ownership of the Bucs Defense? 1/3 of 1%.. if you had Tampa Bay’s D, you scored when NO ONE else did. The Exact OPPOSITE of the top owned player on most slates, RB Bilal Powell who had 37% ownership in most slates, up to 65% in the 600K luxury box on Fan Duel.
It was a Fade the Slate week if there ever was one. The top 4 projected running backs all but one had poor games with Le’Veon Bell underachieving with his 13.7 Fan Duel points. That came with a cost as he had 28% ownership and a $9400 price tag. That not being bad enough, you had epic fails by Jordan Howard (30%) Bilal Powell (32%) and Leonard Fournette (24%) with high ownership and no results! Howard had 5.4 Fan Duel Points, Fournette with 6.4 and the most owned player Powell with 3.4 points. Meanwhile Mark Ingram had the best fantasy day with 34.1 at only 3.2% ownership. Ingram was 3 of the top 4 spots in the FanDuel Millionaire Maker.
This week our highest slate was 127.02 good for 2145th place out of 30k
QB. CJ Bethard. 2% Owned. 26.02pts
RB Fournette. 26.4% and Jordan Howard 20.8% (5.6 and 5.4 PTS)
WR Sammy Watkins 3.6%. 11.1 PTS Robert Woods 7.1%. 33.1 O Mohamed Sanu 10% 4.4pts
TE Rob Gronkowski 21.5%. 9.4pts
K Greg Zuerlein 11.6%. 17Pts
D LARams 10.5% owned. 15Pts