Tampa Bay Buccaneers Depth Chart 2018 Buccaneers Depth Chart

5-8, 3rd NFC South

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Tampa Bay is another team struggling for identity despite drafting the Florida State connection of Mike Evans and Jameis Winston. Letting Doug Martin walk this season, they went out and addressed a hole at the running back position. Ronald Jones out of USC was drafted in the second round and will likely land the top spot over Jacquizz Rodgers and Peyton Barber. Both might sneak in for some touches every now and then, but Jones should be the guy. The receiving core remains mostly the same, as DeSean Jackson and Adam Humphries will play with Evans. This leaves Chris Godwin out, who got some burn down the stretch last season. Godwin has potential to jump into the top three with injuries, but his overall talent would the Bucs a small bump. Cameron Brate and O.J. Howard both still command the tight end spots and will for the foreseeable future. It will be interesting to see if Howard takes a jump in year two at all. He was a talented tight end at Alabama, and showed some promise at times last season, but Brate continues to be a guy Winston trusts. The Bucs are in a bit of a turning point believe it or not for the future.

Offense Depth Chart

Running Back RB
Left Wide Receiver LWR
Slot Wide Receiver SWR
Right Wide Receiver RWR
Tight End TE
Left Wide Receiver LWR
Tight End TE
Slot Wide Receiver SWR
Right Wide Receiver RWR

Defense Depth Chart

Left Defensive End LDE
Left Defensive Tackle LDT
Right Defensive Tackle RDT
Right Defensive End RDE
Weakside Linebacker WLB
Middle Linebacker MLB
Strongside Linebacker SLB
Left Cornerback LCB
Strong Safety SS
Free Safety FS
Right Cornerback RCB
Left Defensive End LDE
Left Defensive Tackle LDT
Right Defensive Tackle RDT
Right Defensive End RDE
Weakside Linebacker WLB
Middle Linebacker MLB
Strongside Linebacker SLB
Left Cornerback LCB
Strong Safety SS
Free Safety FS
Right Cornerback RCB
Defense Depth Chart (4-3)
Position POS
Left Defensive End LDE
Left Defensive Tackle LDT
Right Defensive Tackle RDT
Right Defensive End RDE
Weakside Linebacker WLB
Middle Linebacker MLB
Strongside Linebacker SLB
Left Cornerback LCB
Strong Safety SS
Free Safety FS
Right Cornerback RCB

Offense Depth Chart Stats

Running Backs Stats Receiving Rushing
Player Rating Depth Snaps/Game Fumbles Targets Receptions Yards YPC Long TD Attempts Yards Long TD YPC YPG
Peyton Barber P. Barber
63
RB 1 38.6 1 RB 1 38.6 1 23 14 73 5.2 10 1 183 677 28 4 3.7 52.1
Ronald Jones II R. Jones II
75
RB 2 14.2 0 RB 2 14.2 0 7 6 34 5.7 15 0 23 44 9 1 1.9 7.3
Jacquizz Rodgers J. Rodgers
80
RB 3 22.9 1 RB 3 22.9 1 36 29 246 8.5 24 0 28 101 20 0 3.6 7.8
Alan Cross A. Cross
66
RB 5 7.7 0 RB 5 7.7 0 5 2 9 4.5 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Wide Receivers Stats Receiving Rushing
Player Rating Depth Snaps/Game Targets Receptions Yards Catch% YPC Long TD Attempts Yards TD YPC YPG
Mike Evans M. Evans
87
LWR 1 59.8 111 70 1207 60 17.2 72 5 0 0 1 0 0
Chris Godwin C. Godwin
81
RWR 2 43.4 77 50 689 60 13.8 48 5 0 0 0 0 0
Adam Humphries A. Humphries
81
SWR 3 49.2 81 57 648 70 11.4 51 5 2 11 0 5.5 0.8
Justin Watson J. Watson
68
LWR 4 6.2 2 1 5 50 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0
Jesus Wilson J. Wilson
65
RWR 5 14.5 1 1 8 100 8 8 0 0 0 0 0 0
DeSean Jackson D. Jackson
87
SWR 6 38.5 70 40 750 60 18.8 75 4 5 25 1 5 2.3
Sergio Bailey II S. Bailey II
67
LWR 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Defense Depth Chart Stats

Team Defense Rating
Tampa Bay Buccaneers Buccaneers
73
Team Defense Rating Pts Allowed/Game Yards Allowed/Game Pass Yards Allowed/Game Rush Yards Allowed/Game Sacks Fumbles INT
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
73
23.9 315.2 218.2 97 34 6 8
Special Teams Rating
Tampa Bay Buccaneers Buccaneers
72
Special Teams Rating Kick Return TDs Punt Return TDs Field Goal Blocked Punt Blocked Extra Point Blocked TDs
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
72
0 0 0 0 0 0
Defensive Backs Rating Depth Position Snaps/Game Tackles Tackles for Loss Fumbles INT TDs
Justin Evans J. Evans
74
SS 1 60.5 59 2 0 1 1
Jordan Whitehead J. Whitehead
69
FS 1 43.2 63 3 0 0 0
Carlton Davis C. Davis
69
LCB 1 57.7 34 1.5 0 0 0
Brent Grimes B. Grimes
88
RCB 1 60 36 0 1 0 0
Ryan Smith R. Smith
67
LCB 2 27.5 30 1.5 0 1 0
Isaiah Johnson I. Johnson
67
FS 2 26.7 36 0 0 1 0
Andrew Adams A. Adams
78
SS 2 18.2 20 0 0 3 0
M.J. Stewart M. Stewart
71
RCB 2 37.1 29 2 0 0 0
Josh Shaw J. Shaw
73
SS 3 9 8 1 0 0 0
De'Vante Harris D. Harris
61
LCB 3 13.3 8 1 0 0 0
Javien Elliott J. Elliott
69
RCB 3 19 15 3 0 1 0
Amari Coleman A. Coleman
66
DB 12 0 0 0 0 0 0
Reese Fleming R. Fleming
66
DB 13 0 0 0 0 0 0
Marcus Williams M. Williams
76
DB 14 10 3 0 0 0 0
Aaron Davis A. Davis
66
DB 15
Kickers Rating
Cairo Santos C. Santos
77
Kickers Rating Depth Position Points Field Goals Made Field Goal % Made Long Extra Points Made 0-19 FG Attempted/Made 20-29 FG Attempted/Made 30-39 FG Attempted/Made 40-49 FG Attempted/Made 50+ Attempted/Made
Cairo Santos C. Santos
77
K 1 42 8 72.7 41 18 1 2 4 1 0
Punters Rating
Bryan Anger B. Anger
79
Punters Rating Depth Position
Bryan Anger B. Anger
79
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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
Mike Evans M. Evans
87
WR 1 61 6 4 86 70 21.5 36 0 0 0 0 0 0
Chris Godwin C. Godwin
81
WR 2 60 10 1 13 10 13 13 0 0 0 0 0 0
Adam Humphries A. Humphries
81
WR 3 57 8 4 42 50 10.5 15 0 0 0 0 0 0
Jesus Wilson J. Wilson
65
WR 4 17 1 1 8 100 8 8 0 0 0 0 0 0
Justin Watson J. Watson
68
WR 5 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

2018 Buccaneers Lineups

Game Score Starting Lineup Game Score Starting Lineup
Week 14: 12/9/18 vs NO 14-28 L Jameis Winston (QB), Peyton Barber (RB), Adam Humphries (WR1), Mike Evans (WR2), Chris Godwin (WR3), Antony Auclair (TE), Caleb Benenoch (G), Donovan Smith (OT), Ryan Jensen (C), Ali Marpet (G), Demar Dotson (OT)
Week 13: 12/2/18 vs CAR 24-17 W Jameis Winston (QB), Peyton Barber (RB), Chris Godwin (WR1), Adam Humphries (WR2), Mike Evans (WR3), Antony Auclair (TE), Ryan Jensen (C), Donovan Smith (OT), Leonard Wester (OT), Ali Marpet (G), Caleb Benenoch (G)
Week 12: 11/25/18 vs SF 27-9 W Jameis Winston (QB), Peyton Barber (RB), DeSean Jackson (WR1), Mike Evans (WR2), Adam Humphries (WR3), Antony Auclair (TE), Demar Dotson (OT), Caleb Benenoch (G), Donovan Smith (OT), Ali Marpet (G), Ryan Jensen (C)
Week 11: 11/18/18 at NYG 35-38 L Ryan Fitzpatrick (QB), Peyton Barber (RB), DeSean Jackson (WR1), Mike Evans (WR2), Adam Humphries (WR3), OJ Howard (TE), Demar Dotson (OT), Donovan Smith (OT), Caleb Benenoch (G), Ali Marpet (G), Ryan Jensen (C)
Week 10: 11/11/18 vs WAS 3-16 L Ryan Fitzpatrick (QB), Peyton Barber (RB), DeSean Jackson (WR1), Adam Humphries (WR2), Mike Evans (WR3), OJ Howard (TE), Ali Marpet (G), Demar Dotson (OT), Ryan Jensen (C), Donovan Smith (OT), Caleb Benenoch (G)

Buccaneers In For a Rocky 2018

The 2018 Tampa Bay Buccaneers will be an exciting team on offense, with their big play focus, and on defense, with an intimidating pass rush. A very active offseason has addressed the team’s greatest needs, most notably the lack of a pass rush and the resultant poor overall defensive performance. The NFC South, however, is arguably the toughest division in football, so it remains to be seen whether the improvements will be enough to get the Buccaneers into the playoffs – or even out of the cellar. Looking at defense first, as did the team, the upgrades stand out clearly. Up front, free agency and the draft have given opposing quarterbacks a whole lot more than Gerald McCoy to worry about. Names like Jason Pierre-Paul, Vinny Curry, and rookie Vita Vea will bring the threat of sacks that was nearly absent last year. Those defensive line moves are the biggest free agent and draft acquisitions, and they alone would make the secondary look much better, but upgrades were obtained back there, too, with two good cornerbacks taken in the second round, plus a safety in the fourth. The best depth chart battles leading up to the regular season kickoff will be the healthy competition throughout the secondary, as the full crop fights to start. The defensive game plan disguises coverage and rush schemes.

The passing game plan features downfield attack, including trick plays and routes that take a lot of time to develop. Any substantial running game will be an improvement over last season, and will keep the attention of opposing defenses divided. The offensive line got one key upgrade - new center Ryan Jensen will allow two other linemen to shuffle to their best natural positions and provide better opportunities for both the passing and running games. Exploiting the adjustments will be rookie running back Ronald Jones II, a threat to go the distance at any time, taken in the second round, and looking to earn the most carries on the team. Quarterback expectations should not be too diminished with the three-game suspension of Jameis Winston, with Ryan Fitzpatrick a solid backup. Both quarterbacks will benefit from good tight end blocking and pass-catching, as the Buccaneers feature not one but two young, improving tight ends in Cameron Brate and O.J. Howard. Sophomore wide receiver Chris Godwin shone late in his rookie season and will make his case for more snaps, supplementing the other very good receivers and giving lots of mobile targets for whichever quarterback is executing the aggressive offensive scheme. On special teams, Tampa Bay improved at place kicker, picked up some rookie position players that should contribute to kick coverage and the return game, and stood pat with their punter. A slight improvement is all that can be expected from special teams overall, and with the biggest deficiencies on defense and offense addressed, special teams may remain their biggest challenge. The Buccaneers will win more games and threaten the universally strong NFC South rivals.