QB Jameis Winston - Tampa Bay Buccaneers

6-4, 231Born: 1-6-1994College: Florida StateDrafted: Round 1, pick 2015

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From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Sep 9): Not all of the picks were on Winston, but he still had a lot of trouble against the 49ers, not exactly an elite defense. He'll get the Panthers on the road on a short week and shouldn't be trusted in 1QB leagues this week.

Week 2: at Carolina Panthers

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FBG says: Tough matchup. Bruce Arians' track record in the passing game is top-notch, and his system maximized some ho-hum quarterbacking in Arizona. But even he may not be up to the task of getting Jameis Winston off the ground. Winston opened the year as erratic as ever, if not more so, throwing three interceptions - two returned for touchdowns - with two more easy ones dropped. It was ironic that it came against a 49ers defense that registered an all-time low two interceptions through all of last season. At this point, Winston simply can't be trusted to orchestrate a successful offense. He makes too many poor decisions with the ball, and he lacks the instinct and touch to make those low-percentage throws work. Thanks to his scattershot arm, big-play receivers Mike Evans and Chris Godwin made little impact in Week 1, catching just 5 of their 11 targets for 81 yards. At least Godwin was able to make a nice 28-yard play and find the end zone. It's worth noting that when they faced this Panthers secondary late last season, Evans put up a nightmare day (1 catch on 10 targets), while Godwin feasted across the field (5 for 101 and a touchdown). Explosive tight end O.J. Howard had a rough opener, with a fumble and a drop that became an interception. Backup Cameron Brate remained a Winston favorite near the goal line - he caught two short touchdowns, both of which were negated by penalties. As always, there's difference-making potential in this unit, and on sturdy weeks the upside is massive. But Winston's play is far too volatile to trust at the moment. Week to week, he looks like a stronger bet to implode than to reach his upside. The Carolina pass defense is an inconsistent group but reached the high end of its capabilities in Week 1. Jared Goff and the Rams' potent pass game never got off the ground, producing just 4.8 yards per attempt with a single touchdown. Much of the credit belongs to cornerbacks James Bradberry and Donte Jackson, who teamed to lock down the deep-ball game on the outside - the Rams managed only 3 pass plays of 15 yards or more. Brandin Cooks caught only two of his six targets, while Robert Woods and Cooper Kupp combined to produce just 116 yards over their 15 receptions (a 7.7 average). There were also contributions from the defense's new starters. Free safety Tre Boston brings a stabilizing presence against the pass, while new pass rushers Gerald McCoy and Brian Burns enjoyed strong Panthers debuts. This unit likely won't play to these heights every week, but Week 1's trends were encouraging all-around.

Recent Stats and Projections

WEEKOPPoSNAPCMPATTYDTDINTRSHYDTDFumLPts
1 vs SF 70 20 36 194 1 3 5 13 0 0 10
2 at CAR 65 16 25 208 1 0 4 9 0 0 15.3
2 at CAR PROJ-Dodds * 24 37 * * * 4 * * * *
2 at CAR PROJ-Tremblay * 24 38 * * * 5 * * * *
2 at CAR PROJ-Bloom * 26 40 * * * 4 * * * *

Weekly Performance vs QB 1, QB 12, QB 24

Percentile ranks

Jameis Winston's percentile rank in each category, among QB with more than 50 fantasy points.

Recent Game Summaries

2019 Week 1 vs SF (20 / 36 / 194 / 1 / 3 pass, 5 / 13 / 0 rush)

Winston made a plethora of bad decisions with the football as San Francisco whipped Tampa Bay's offensive line. Winston should have been intercepted midway through the first quarter as he lobbed a weak pass right into the arms of a linebacker who just refused to catch the ball. He got careless and had the ball slapped out of his hand as he was preparing to pass in the 1st, but a Tampa Bay lineman recovered in the Bucs' backfield. Winston did extend some plays with his feet, including a nice completion to Mike Evans in the 1st quarter that turned a would-be sack into a third down conversion. Winston connected with Cameron Brate for an 18 yard touchdown on a well-executed tight end screen in the 1st, but the play was called back for a holding penalty on the offensive line. Winston found Brate again later in the back of the end zone, but once again the play was nullified by a holding penalty on Demar Dotson. Winston finally officially found the end zone in the third quarter, faking a play action and rolling right to extend the play, where he eventually found Chris Godwin working his way open in the end zone. Winston led the Bucs into San Francisco's red zone in the second quarter, but OJ Howard killed the drive by losing a fumble inside the red zone. Howard also missed another pass before halftime that he deflected up into the air and the waiting arms of a San Fran defender. Winston opened the second half up by fumbling a snap and taking a sack as he fell on the ball in the third quarter. Winston made a dreadful throw in the next play, overthrowing RB Peyton Barber, who had split out wide right for a short slant route. The ball sailed to corner Richard Sherman, who returned the pass for a touchdown. Coach Bruce Arians later blamed the play on Barber's route running, but it was a really bad look from Winston. Winston and the offense got the ball back with a 6 point deficit and just over two minutes left in the 4th quarter, but Winston threw a careless interception in the face of heavy pressure on the first play of the drive, sealing the ballgame in San Francisco's favor.

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Latest News

Buccaneers | Jameis Winston forgettable in win (Fri Sep 13, 12:16 AM) - Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston completed 16 of 25 passing for 208 yards, one touchdown and no interceptions Thursday, Sept. 12, against the Carolina Panthers in Week 2. He rushed four times for nine yards.

Our View: Winston was a lot safer with the ball this week and the Bucs were able to win even though he wasn't always sharp. He'll be a streamer and DFS pick vs. the Giants next week.
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Buccaneers | Jameis Winston tosses three picks in loss (Mon Sep 9, 01:48 AM) - Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston connected on 20 of his 36 passes for 194 yards, a touchdown and three INTs against the San Francisco 49ers in Week 1. Two of the interceptions were returned for touchdowns.

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Schedule

2@ Carolina Panthers
3vs New York Giants
4@ Los Angeles Rams
5@ New Orleans Saints
6vs Carolina Panthers
7--- BYE WEEK ---
8@ Tennessee Titans
9@ Seattle Seahawks
10vs Arizona Cardinals
11vs New Orleans Saints
12@ Atlanta Falcons
13@ Jacksonville Jaguars
14vs Indianapolis Colts
15@ Detroit Lions
16vs Houston Texans
17vs Atlanta Falcons