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QB Jameis Winston - Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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

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News you need to know

From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Nov 19): Can Jameis Winston hold onto the starting job for a longer period the second time around this year? He's worth a start against the 49ers even with the risk of benching hanging over him after a strong second half performance against the Giants.

General News (Mon Nov 19): has regained the starting quarterback job for the Buccaneers.

Week 12: vs San Francisco 49ers

All QB vs SF

Detailed matchup analysis coming soon.

Recent Stats and Projections

8 at CIN 63 18 35 276 1 4 3 18 0 0 15.6
11 at NYG 30 12 16 199 2 1 5 16 0 0 17.55
12 vs SF PROJ-Dodds * 24 37 * * * 6 * * * *
12 vs SF PROJ-Tremblay * 22 35 * * * 6 * * * *

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

2018 Week 11 vs NYG (12 / 16 / 199 / 2 / 1 pass, 5 / 16 / 0 rush)

Winston entered the game in the 3rd quarter after Ryan Fitzpatrick's third interception and really did his best to get in on the turnover party. He led the offense into the New York red zone and attempted to run around left end, but showed awful ball security while fumbling into the end zone, where Mike Evans fortunately recovered for a touchdown. Winston made an ill advised throw into traffic halfway through the 4th, but was lucky to see it hit the ground after bouncing off the hands of no less than 4 defenders. He was again fortunate to see a poorly thrown pass to Adam Humphries bounce off two different defender's hands later in the same drive. Winston's best play of the day was a glorious 41 yard touchdown pass to Mike Evans with just over 2 minutes left in the game. Winston took a shotgun snap and Evans, alone on the left side of the formation, burned his cornerback and made a nice over the shoulder catch on the score. Winston also found Adam Humphries for an 8 yard touchdown on a slant late in the 4th quarter, threading the needle between 2 defenders. Winston aired out an early Hail Mary for Desean Jackson with 15 seconds left, and was intercepted to seal the game.

2018 Week 8 vs CIN (18 / 35 / 276 / 1 / 4 pass, 3 / 18 / 0 rush)

Winston was horrible with his accuracy and decision-making in the face of pressure. His offensive line wasn't helping him much as he was constantly scrambling, but Winston insisted on forcing plays and making questionable decisions instead of just taking the loss on some plays. Make no mistake, he was lucky to get away with just 4 interceptions. He threw at least 3 more passes that bounced off defender's hands in just over 2 quarters of play. Winston's first interception killed the Bucs' opening offensive drive of the game. He was looking for Evans on a skinny post near the end zone, but sailed the ball much to high and into the arms of the deep safety. It wasn't his first bad pass of the game, as earlier in the drive Winston had bounced a pass off a defender's chest while looking for Humphries. Winston, retreating under pressure, made a terrible decision to load up another INT for the Bengals later in the quarter, throwing it right to a linebacker in coverage. Winston's 3rd interception was a horrible throw over the head of a wide-open Cameron Brate that sailed into the arms of the deep safety. The final straw was a pick-six on the next drive, where Winston was looking for Humphries but completely missed a DB in coverage who easily undercut the route and returned the ball 20 yards for a touchdown. Fitzpatrick was called in with a couple of minutes remaining in the 3rd quarter. Winston spent the day on the move, recording 3 official scrambles for 18 yards. The highlight of Winston's passing day was a 60 yard bomb to Desean Jackson right down the middle of the field for a 2nd quarter touchdown with just a few minutes left in the first half.

2018 Week 7 vs CLE (32 / 52 / 365 / 0 / 2 pass, 10 / 55 / 1 rush)

Winston had a wild performance in week 7, turning the ball over twice with interceptions and once with a fumble while attempting 52 pass attempts for 365 with no touchdowns(he did score on a rush). He made plenty of special plays, especially with his feet as he led the anemic Tampa Bay rushing attack with 55 yards on the ground. He pulled the ball down and took off on a 14 yard scramble in the 2nd quarter, his longest run of the day. Winston scored on a 13 yard scramble later in the 2nd quarter, diving deftly between three defenders to cross the goal line. Winston's first interception was a great play by the defender, who stretched out to snag the pass as Winston was looking for Godwin on a skinny post route. He lost the ball at the beginning of the 3rd quarter when DE Myles Garrett hit him as he was loading up a pass. Winston threw another pick well into overtime while looking for Godwin in traffic. Winston frustratingly stared down his receivers on both interceptions. In the end, the Bucs and Browns went back and forth several times in overtime with neither team seeming to want a win. Both teams turned it over before Winston finally hit Godwin for a nice gain and then Desean Jackson on the sideline during the final overtime drive that ended in a game-winning field goal.

2018 Week 6 vs ATL (30 / 41 / 395 / 4 / 2 pass, 5 / 31 / 0 rush)

Winston had a big fantasy day as the Bucs fell behind early and spent the game trading touchdowns with Matt Ryan. Winston wasn't hitting on much downfield, but did manage four short touchdown passes as he worked short and medium routes. Winston capped the Bucs' opening drive off with a touchdown to Cameron Brate. The tight end split out to the left slot and worked his way into the end zone against a linebacker in coverage, where Winston hit him just over the pylon for the score. Winston led another scoring drive at the end of the 1st half, capping it off with a touchdown pass to OJ Howard. The big tight end lined up on the right side of the formation with two other receivers and worked his way across the goal line on a crossing route. Winston found Godwin for an easy touchdown in the 4th quarter, using play action from a goal line set to draw the defense in after several hard runs from Barber on the drive. Winston found Barber for his final touchdown late in the 4th quarter, taking the ball from a shotgun formation while Barber chip blocked and worked his way into the end zone, where he was wide open for an easy reception. Winston's first interception was a poor throw by the quarterback. Desean Jackson had a couple of defenders running with him step for step and Winston launched a deep ball right into the arms of a safety over the top. His second interception was an equally poor decision as Winston launched the ball towards Chris Godwin, who was triple-covered in the back of the end zone. The ball was tipped straight up and Atlanta wound up securing it before it hit the ground. Winston showed off his nimble footwork, scrambling to extend several plays. He faked a handoff and rolled out right to pick up a 3rd and 3 in the 2nd quarter. He took a big hit out of bounds on a 3rd quarter scramble, drawing a flag for a personal foul. Winston finished the day as Tampa's second leading rusher with 31 yards on 5 official carries.

2018 Week 4 vs CHI (16 / 20 / 145 / 1 / 2 pass, 1 / 7 / 0 rush)

Winston got the nod in the second half after Fitzpatrick struggled mightily. Winston wasn't much better as Kalil Mack and the Chicago D kept him scrambling for his life on most plays. Winston did complete an impressive 80% of his passes, but his yards per completion were pretty abysmal. Winston completed his first three pass attempts for short gains to Humphries, including a short completion to convert 4th and 1 from midfield. After two more completions to Evans and Humphries, Winston's pass was tipped at the line of scrimmage by Khalil Mack and intercepted by Danny Trevathan. Winston had a nice 7 yard scramble to pick up a 1st down in the 3rd quarter. He found Brate in the end zone early in the 4th quarter, capping a lengthy drive that saw short completions to Evans, Jackson, and Humphries. Winston ended the game on an ugly note, dropping back with less than 2 minutes left and throwing the ball right into the breadbasket of a waiting defender who had dropped back into zone coverage. The Bucs have announced that Winston will start in week 6 after their week 5 bye.


Latest News

Buccaneers | Jameis Winston expected to start Week 12 (Mon Nov 19, 03:37 PM) - Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston will reportedly be named the starting quarterback for Week 12 against the San Francisco 49ers.

Our View: Winston came into the game on Sunday and rallied the Buccaneers in a loss to the Giants. He has QB1 upside for Fantasy GMs provided you don't get dinged too heavily for interceptions/turnovers.
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Buccaneers | Jameis Winston shines in relief (Sun Nov 18, 08:13 PM) - Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston replaced QB Ryan Fitzpatrick in the Week 11 game against the New York Giants and completed 12 of his 16 passes for 199 yards, two touchdowns and an interception in a 38-35 loss.

Our View: "Tampa Quarterback" had another strong game, and it should be Winston's job going into a matchup against the 49ers. With OJ Howard banged up, Cameron Brate is better situated to rekindle the chemistry between the two of them.
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