Tampa Bay Buccaneers Depth Chart 2020 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Depth Chart

7-9, 2nd NFC South

vs ATL

6:00 pm GMT, 12/29

The Buccaneers made a lot of moves within their coaching staff, and that gives us high hopes for this offense. That also ties into the fact that they have a lot of weapons as well. Chris Godwin has emerged as the WR2 on the depth chart behind Mike Evans, but both are going to be in prominent roles as you would expect. OJ Howard is also expected to finally get a true starting role as he has been in somewhat of a timeshare with Cameron Brate since coming into the league. The defense is still going to need a lot of work, and we expect the Buccaneers games to have a lot of shootout style games. That will limit the rushing attack already, but overall this is not an enticing group of running backs ready to have featured roles. Ronald Jones flopped last season, and is already in a battle for getting ahead of Peyton Barber.

Offense Depth Chart

Quarterback QB
Running Back RB
TJ Logan T. Logan (3)
72
#110 RB
Wide Receiver WR
Wide Receiver WR
Tight End TE
82
#20 TE
Tanner Hudson T. Hudson (4)
69
#73 TE
Wide Receiver WR
Tight End TE
82
#20 TE
Tanner Hudson T. Hudson (4)
69
#73 TE
Wide Receiver WR
Quarterback QB
Running Back RB
TJ Logan T. Logan (3)
72
#110 RB
Skill Positions Depth Chart
Position POS
Wide Receiver WR
Tight End TE
Wide Receiver WR
Quarterback QB
Running Back RB

Defense Depth Chart

Defensive End DE
Nose Tackle NT
81
#7 NT
Outside Linebacker OLB
Inside Linebacker ILB
76
#26 ILB
Jack Cichy J. Cichy (2)
66
#91 ILB
Inside Linebacker ILB
Outside Linebacker OLB
Cornerback CB
71
#145 CB
John Franklin III J. F. III (3)
68
#221 CB
Safety S
Safety S
Jordan Whitehead J. Whitehead (2)
69
#62 S
Orion Stewart O. Stewart (4)
65
#80 S
Defensive End DE
Nose Tackle NT
81
#7 NT
Outside Linebacker OLB
Inside Linebacker ILB
76
#26 ILB
Jack Cichy J. Cichy (2)
66
#91 ILB
Inside Linebacker ILB
Outside Linebacker OLB
Cornerback CB
71
#145 CB
John Franklin III J. F. III (3)
68
#221 CB
Safety S
Safety S
Jordan Whitehead J. Whitehead (2)
69
#62 S
Orion Stewart O. Stewart (4)
65
#80 S
Defense Depth Chart (4-3)
Position POS
Defensive End DE
Nose Tackle NT
Defensive End DE
Outside Linebacker OLB
Inside Linebacker ILB
Inside Linebacker ILB
Outside Linebacker OLB
Cornerback CB
Safety S
Safety S
Right Cornerback RCB

Last Week's Buccaneers Starting Lineup

Wide Receivers Stats Receiving Rushing
Player Rating Depth Snaps Targets Receptions Yards Catch% YPC Long TD Attempts Yards TD YPC YPG
Justin Watson J. Watson
68
WR 1 48 4 2 27 50 13.5 17 0 0 0 0 0 0
Breshad Perriman B. Perriman
70
WR 2 48 8 5 134 60 26.8 37 1 0 0 0 0 0
Jaydon Mickens J. Mickens
68
WR 3 26 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Cyril Grayson C. Grayson
66
WR 4 4 1 1 3 100 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
John Franklin J. Franklin
66
WR 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 11 0 11 11
Tight Ends Stats Receiving
Player Rating Depth Position Snaps Targets Receptions Yards Catch% YPC Long TD
OJ Howard O. Howard
82
TE 1 38 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Cameron Brate C. Brate
80
TE 2 27 3 1 2 30 2 2 1
Tanner Hudson T. Hudson
69
TE 3 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

2019 Buccaneers Lineups

Game Score Starting Lineup Game Score Starting Lineup
Week 17: 12/29/19 vs ATL 22-28 L Jameis Winston (QB), Ronald Jones II (RB), Justin Watson (WR1), Breshad Perriman (WR2), OJ Howard (TE), Demar Dotson (OT), Earl Watford (G), Donovan Smith (OT), Alex Cappa (G), Ryan Jensen (C)
Week 16: 12/21/19 vs HOU 20-23 L Jameis Winston (QB), Ronald Jones II (RB), Ishmael Hyman (WR1), Justin Watson (WR2), Breshad Perriman (WR3), OJ Howard (TE), Demar Dotson (OT), Alex Cappa (G), Ryan Jensen (C), Donovan Smith (OT), Ali Marpet (G)
Week 15: 12/15/19 at DET 38-17 W Jameis Winston (QB), Ronald Jones II (RB), Scott Miller (WR1), Breshad Perriman (WR2), Chris Godwin (WR3), OJ Howard (TE), Alex Cappa (G), Ryan Jensen (C), Josh Wells (OT), Demar Dotson (OT), Ali Marpet (G)
Week 14: 12/8/19 vs IND 38-35 W Jameis Winston (QB), Ronald Jones II (RB), Chris Godwin (WR1), Mike Evans (WR2), Cameron Brate (TE), Donovan Smith (OT), Demar Dotson (OT), Earl Watford (G), Ali Marpet (G), Ryan Jensen (C)
Week 13: 12/1/19 at JAX 28-11 W Jameis Winston (QB), Ronald Jones II (RB), Mike Evans (WR1), Chris Godwin (WR2), OJ Howard (TE), Ryan Jensen (C), Donovan Smith (OT), Alex Cappa (G), Demar Dotson (OT), Ali Marpet (G)

Will Peyton Barber Hold Onto Starting Job?

Ronald Jones struggled right out of the gates for his rookie season, and Peyton Barber ended up being a decent option when called upon. He had a hefty role in terms of snaps and touches, but Bruce Arians is already looking at this running back group for a battle. Arians has been giving praise for the second-year back out of USC, which is a boost of confidence after such a tough year. Both players are certainly going to get touches, but the roles of both are still unclear. Barber had 871 rushing yards and six touchdowns last season, but wasn't uber efficient either. Jones saw the field in just nine games, and had under 100 all-purpose yards. He is a second year back who was taken second round, so there isn't any expectations for him like there were last season.

What Can Winston Do With These Weapons?

It was an on and off year for Jameis Winston. He shared time with Ryan Fitzpatrick, and played just nine games. He completed 65% of his passes, averaged 7.9 yards per attempt. The problem was once again the decision making. He threw 19 touchdowns and 14 interceptions. These were less than stellar numbers for the former first rounder. With no competition this season, Winston will be under center with a similar receiving core. There is no Adam Humphries or DeSean Jackson. However, Chris Godwin is ready to step into a larger role. Mike Evans is also still a reliable target for Winston. OJ Howard is also ready to roll and flashed big potential last season. The offense around Winston has never been the problem. Bruce Arians is the right coach for getting guys going, and that can be the case for Winston.

Will This Defense Stop Anybody?

The Buccaneers gave up the second most points per game last season, and struggled against the run and pass. Overall this group needed to be addressed, but the depth chart is not kind for any sort of bounce back. They did draft Devin White high in the 2019 draft. That won't be enough just yet, and in fact most of their draft picks were on the defensive side. However they won't quite get meaningful snaps just yet. The secondary is a major question mark and there is a reason why you will see the Bucs in a lot of high scoring games. That is because the defense is so bad. This defense is a work in progress, and Todd Bowles shouldn't have high expectations for himself in year one with Tampa Bay.