Arizona Cardinals at Tampa Bay Buccaneers Matchup Preview 11/10/19: Analysis, Depth Charts, Daily Fantasy

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Both these teams are very similar. They have great passing offenses, but horrible defenses. IN this game, there should be a lot of points scored and either team could leave with a win. The spread for this game is currently 5.5 points in favor of the Buccaneers and the projected total score is 53.5 points. This should be a high scoring game, which is great for fantasy football. For odds movement and full matchup history, visit the Arizona Cardinals and Tampa Bay Buccaneers matchup page.

TV Schedule

Date: Sunday, November 10th, 2019
Time: 1:00 ET
Location: Raymond James Stadium – Tampa, FL
Coverage: FOX

Injury Report

Arizona Cardinals: RB David Johnson (Q) – Ankle, RB Chase Edmonds (D) – Hamstring, DE Zach Allen (Q) – Neck, T Justin Murray (Q) – Knee, DT Clinton McDonald (Q) – Shoulder
Tampa Bay Buccaneers: TE O.J. Howard (Q) – Hamstring, TE Antony Auclair (Q) – Toe, CB Carlton Davis (Q) – Hip, LB Anthony Nelson (Q) – Hamstring, DE Carl Nassib (Q) – Groin

Arizona Cardinals Analysis

Arizona CardinalsChristian Kirk is a great start this week. Since he returned from injury in week 8, he has led the team in targets in each of the last two games. Kirk should get a lot of targets and he is facing a team that ranks 31st in fantasy points allowed to receivers. The Buccaneers also rank 27th in pass yards allowed. Expect the Cardinals to exploit this weakness by getting the ball to Kirk a lot. Fellow receiver Larry Fitzgerald will probably not do too well. Unlike Kirk, Fitzgerald has not gotten 10+ targets in a game since week 2. In the last three games combined, Fitzgerald has only 7 receptions for 58 yards. Kirk is Definitely the better fantasy option at receiver this week.

The running back situation for the Cardinals will be interesting this week. It appears that David Johnson will return to action this week. Head coach Kliff Kingsbury has said that even if Johnson does play, his snaps will be limited. This means the Kenyan Drake should have a great game. In his debut, Drake ran for 110 yards and a touchdown and secured 4 receptions for 52 yards. He had a great performance and should see a lot of action even if David Johnson does play. Though the Buccaneers rank 1st in rushing yards allowed and 2nd in fantasy points allowed to running backs, they still have allowed huge rushing performances. Last week, the Buccaneers allowed 105 rushing yards to Chris Carson, and the week before, they allowed 75 rushing yards to Derrick Henry. The Buccaneers have allowed good games to running backs, and should allow a great game to Kenyan Drake. Even if David Johnson does play, Kenyan Drake will see a lot of touches.

Arizona Cardinals Depth Chart

QB: Kyler Murray
RB1: David Johnson
RB2: Kenyan Drake
WR1: Larry Fitzgerald
WR2: Christian Kirk
WR3: KeeSean Johnson
TE: Charles Clay

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Analysis

Tampa Bay BuccaneersMike Evans has been hot. In week 8, he had 11 receptions for 198 yards and 2 touchdowns, and in week 9, he had 16 receptions for 180 yards and 1 touchdown. He has been doing insanely well and this trend should continue against a Cardinals defense that ranks 21st in fantasy points allowed to receivers. Though Mike Evans has been the top receiver for the Buccaneers over the last two weeks, Chris Godwin has still been doing well. The past two games were some of Godwin’s worst performances this season, but he still averaged 8.5 targets and 12.1 PPR fantasy points. He is definitely worth a start this week because even his bad games are still decent. It is even possible that Godwin puts up monster numbers he had earlier in the season. Either way, he should not be left on the bench in this incredibly favorable matchup.

An interesting development for the Buccaneers has been their backfield. Ronald Jones has taken over as the lead back for the Buccaneers. He was on the field for 53% of snaps last week compared to Peyton Barber’s 14%. He had 18 carries for 67 yards and 1 touchdown. While his average yards per carry was not good, this shows that the Buccaneers want Jones to be more involved in the offense. The Cardinals have allowed 120+ rushing yards in their last two games, and could allow another big game to Jones. While Jones may not eclipse 100 yards, he should get a lot of carries and could easily score a touchdown. He is worth a start if you have a lot of players on bye this week.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Depth Chart

QB: Jameis Winston
RB1:Ronald Jones
RB2: Peyton Barber
WR1: Mike Evans
WR2: Chris Godwin
WR3: Breshad Perriman
TE: O.J. Howard

Daily Fantasy: A High-scoring Game

Mike Evans (DK: $7,600, FD: $8,600) and Chris Godwin (DK: $7,400, FD: $8,200) have great matchups this week. They are highly priced, but at least one of them puts up over 30 fantasy points every week. That trend should continue against a weak Cardinals pass defense. On the Cardinals, Christian Kirk (DK: $5,200, FD: $5,700) is a great pick for this week. He is incredibly undervalued and is his team’s top target. Against a team that has allowed the 2nd most fantasy points to receivers, he should be very productive. This means that quarterback Kyler Murray (DK: $6,500, FD: $7,700) should have a great game as well. The Buccaneers have allowed the most fantasy points to quarterbacks, so Murray should easily have a 25+ point game.

Rohil Bajaj is a student at the University of California–Santa Barbara and is from Maryland. He is a devoted Washington Redskins fan and has a passion for fantasy football. As a statistics major, Rohil enjoys using data and analytics to gain an edge in his won fantasy football leagues.

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