Tampa Bay Buccaneers
These NFL teams are playing for the right to dream about one player who, once drafted, will deliver them to the Promised Land next season.
56-14. You just don’t see scores like that in the NFL very often. Tampa Bay didn’t look like an NFL team last night, not scoring until the fourth quarter. For Atlanta, this was exactly the performance it needed.
Here’s a look at the key fantasy players on both sides, and our recommendation on whether you should start them or sit them in your fantasy lineup.
Week 3’s Thursday night matchup features two NFC South teams that made headlines for all the wrong reasons last season.
When he was drafted by the Houston Oilers in 1985, no-one expected Steve Tasker to last very long in the NFL. He may not have lasted more than one season in Houston, but the minute wide receiver and special teams ace last 12 more with the Buffalo Bills. He knows what it takes overcome adversity, but when it comes to this week’s game on Thursday Night Football, Tasker isn’t sure the Tampa Bay Buccaneers can overcome the strong Atlanta Falcons.
The Bucs took a gamble signing Michael Johnson to a huge contract, and this season, he has to be the guy.
The Carolina Panthers cut the face of the franchise, Steve Smith, and let the only other three wide receivers on the roster that caught a pass last season leave as free agents. Tight end Greg Olsen is the only proven receiver returning from last season’s squad. Olsen should be Cam Newton’s favorite target this season.
Of the six coaches who were fired at the end of this season, each of them had quarterbacks with a quarterback rating placing them in the bottom half of the league.
Teams are competing for playoff positioning now, as a number of them believe they’ve already got a clear-cut path to the postseason. It always appears though, that it is the teams that have next to nothing to lose that are playing at their best as the season begins to round a corner toward the end.
With four weeks in the books for the 2013 NFL season, there are a small handful of undefeated teams still out there. Believe it or not, there are actually still four winless teams, and three of them are completely shocking.
Around the NFL: Pryor’s Concussion Probed, Bucs Bench Josh Freeman, RG3 Spots Improvement On Horizon
There is a lot of change going on in the NFL already, and some teams truly need it. The Redskins are sitting at 0-3 but RG3 feels change is coming. The Buccaneers are changing quarterbacks. Oakland may have to do the same, thanks to a concussion and an investigation.
The NFL is always trying to be balanced and have teams that can compete with one another. Well, that was so close to the truth and so far away from it, all in the same weekend.
Week one of the 2013 NFL season is just about complete, and the first Sunday of this new year brought forth just about everything that an NFL could want. There were upsets, divisional match-ups, last second finishes, and some great outings by amazing players.
Even though the start of the 2013 NFL season is supposed to be about good times, excitement and thrills; there is still a lot of controversy at the base of everything. That includes spilling a lot of secrets and being in the wrong places at the wrong times.
Making Darrelle Revis the highest-paid defensive back in NFL history shows that the Buccaneers are confident. But will their confidence pay off in the tough NFC South?