Jameis Winston (QB-TB) is a young quarterback to watch for the 2016 fantasy football season. He is a low-end QB1 or high-end QB2.

The Bucs are one of the most exciting up and coming offenses in the NFL. They have a good young quarterback, an outstanding young receiver, young tight ends, and two running backs that provide different skill sets.

This is going to be an offense that could eventually challenge teams like Green Bay and Pittsburgh for the best core in fantasy. In dynasty leagues, load up now.

The tight end position in TB is interesting, to say the least. Austin Seferian-Jenkins is an uber-talented pass catcher that forgets where he's at sometimes. Cameron Brate doesn't have that athleticism, but he does get open; and Winston is going to throw to his TEs. The TE that wins the job will be relevant as a streaming option.

The Core

Jameis Winston (QB) - 4200 yards, 30 TDs, 13 INTs, 200 yards, 3 TDs.

Winston had a very good rookie campaign. With another offseason to learn the offense and to throw to Mike Evans, good things are in store for Winston. Dirk Koetter is the new Head Coach in Tampa replacing Lovie Smith. He was hired for the sole purpose of making Winston great. Koetter was the Offensive Coordinator last season, so Winston has the same system, which is very important for a young signal caller. Winston is in the low-end QB1 range. If you're able to draft him and another in that group, they make great bench streamers.

Doug Martin (RB-TB) finished as a top fantasy football running back in 2015 and should have a strong 2016 season.

Doug Martin (RB-TB) finished as a top fantasy football running back in 2015 and should have a strong 2016 season.

Doug Martin (RB) - 1200 yards, 6 TDs, 30 catches, 250 yards.

Martin just missed the rushing title in 2015. He has had two seasons of over 1400 yards rushing and two under 1000. It seems that he fits well into the 2-RB system in TB. Martin went into the offseason as a free agent, but TB ponied up and gave him what he wanted. Martin should be an RB1 again this season. He is being drafted as the 11th RB off the board in the late second, early third. I believe that is a great value if you're able to get him anywhere in the third.

Charles Sims (RB) - 500 yards, 1 TD, 50 catches, 500 yards, 4 TDs.

Sims is one of the few standalone handcuffs. He had over 1000 total yards from scrimmage in 2015 and his role, if anything, is increasing. Sims is great value in point-per-reception (PPR) leagues and is good value in standard leagues. Sims is a steal in drafts and should be looked at when you're starting to draft your RB depth.

Mike Evans (WR) - 75 catches, 1200 yards, 9 TDs.

Mike Evans (WR-TB) has the potential to be the No. 1 fantasy football wide receiver in 2016.

Evans is a physical freak. There are very few receivers that can challenge for the #1 WR in fantasy, but Evans is one of them. That's not necessarily something I'm predicting, but he has all the tools. Evans is being drafted as a low-end WR1, high-end WR2. If he's your second WR, you're in for a good year. Evans will find his way on more than enough of my teams this season.


Cameron Brate (TE)

Brate is in his second season with the Bucs. He's a Harvard kid, so you know he's smart. Brate filled in for ASJ last season and caught three touchdowns. I would expect that to double as I expect Brate to be the primary tight end for Winston.


Austin Seferian-Jenkins (TE)

ASJ can't seem to get out of his own way. For that reason, I see Koetter letting him learn from the bench. Brate is a capable TE, so ASJ is expendable until he figures things out.

The Bucs should be fun to watch this season. Their division is going to be a tough one to crack with the Saints offense and the defending NFC champs, but good things are coming from this team.


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