With the Summer Sleeper series at its conclusion and the preseason underway, it’s time to review what we’ve learned since the beginning of camp and take a closer look at position battles, emerging players or roster surprises. With that in mind, we’re going to fire up the DLF RV and go division-by-division with some news and notes. While we won’t mention every single player (we have our player news feed for important news), we’ll take some time to run down some important dynasty information for each team. If you have a question on a particular player, ask below and I’ll do my best to answer it as well. If you missed a previous report, just click on it below.
We continue with the NFC South.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Editor’s Note: The highlight of Tampa Bay’s training camp is unquestionably the visit they had from Hulk Hogan and “The Mouth of the South,” Jimmy Hart. The rest of this is fairly inconsequential in the grand scheme of things. “Whatcha gonna do, brotha!”
There is no quarterback under the microscope more than Jameis Winston this season. A three-game suspension for the groping of an Uber driver was followed by the NFL telling Winston another violation could result in a potential ban from the league. He’s due around $4 million this year, $21 million in 2019 (though that’s guaranteed for injury only), then his contract expires before the 2020 season. Tampa Bay would love to lock him up long-term if they knew his pattern of behavior would end. Unfortunately, they don’t. Winston remains a hold in dynasty leagues for the time being but his value is precarious at best right now. Ryan Fitzpatrick will fill in for him to start the year but there’s really no reason to own him as you pretty much know what to expect and surely have better options at the beginning of the year.
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