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Jameis Winston | Buccaneers QB

Date of Birth:  01/06/1994
Age:  25
Height  6'4"
Weight:   231
College:  Florida State
Drafted:  2015 | Round 1 | Pick 1
Depth Chart:  Starter

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Bruce Arians says many of Jameis Winston's issues are "mechanical."

Arians spoke to Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times, and he said he and some of his offensive coaches have watched a lot of film on Winston, and that many of the quarterback's issues can be fixed. Arians added that playing on a bad team was part of why Winston has played poorly, as the Bucs have been down a bunch in recent years: "anybody down 21 (points) is going to throw a pick or two, and he's down 21 a bunch." Arians went on to say that they need to get Winston a strong running game and defense while "limit[ing]" turnovers. The two-time Coach of the Year told Stroud that Winston has "all the talent in the world, so why can't he be successful?" Clearly, Arians is very optimistic about Winston's outlook, and there's plenty of talent already on the offense for the coach and quarterback to work with—and more likely coming via the draft and free agency. The former No. 1 overall pick will offer obvious QB1 upside in 2019 fantasy drafts in what's probably a make-or-break campaign for him entering a contract year.

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The Buccaneers have officially hired Bruce Arians as their head coach.

Arians—who turns 67 later this year—retired after the 2017 season and joined CBS as a color commentator, but his connection with Tampa Bay general manager Jason Licht is getting him back on the sidelines. A two-time AP NFL Coach of the Year (2012, 2014), Arians went 49-30-1 in five seasons with the Cardinals from 2013 to 2017, and he will be tasked with unlocking Jameis Winston’s potential in Tampa Bay. Besides the relationship with Licht and the fact that Arians has known Jameis since he was a teenager, another selling point was likely the immense offensive talent on the roster, including Mike Evans, Chris Godwin, O.J. Howard, Adam Humphries, and Cameron Brate. This hire is particularly promising news for Godwin, who is a prime trade target in dynasty leagues.

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Jameis Winston throws four touchdowns against the Falcons.

Winston was 22/35 for 345 yards, four touchdowns, and one interception along with two carries for 23 yards. Obviously those that took a chance on Winston in fantasy championship matchups had it pay off, but this was another inconsistent season from the former No. 1 overall pick. Winston's year ends with 2,992 yards, 19 touchdowns, and 14 interceptions along with 49 carries for 281 rushing yards and one touchdown in 11 games. The Bucs reportedly want to bring Winston back as their starting quarterback in 2019, but it'll be with a new head coach, as Dirk Koetter has been fired. It'll be interesting to see who the next head coach is, as Tampa Bay has a ton of talent surrounding Winston on offense. He obviously carries a ton of risk with the turnovers seemingly just a part of his game, but Winston could offer top-ten fantasy quarterback upside depending on the coach in 2019, as the talent around him could help lead to big numbers.

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Jameis Winston loses two fumbles in Week 16.

Winston was 34/48 for 336 yards and one touchdown along with four carries for 14 yards and two fumbles lost (including one for a defensive touchdown) against the Cowboys. While the passing numbers are strong, this wasn't a great showing for Winston, who again showed some inaccuracy and carelessness with the ball. The touchdown came in the fourth quarter when Mike Evans got wide-open in the end zone and made a contested catch. Winston concludes the regulars season—and potentially his Bucs career—next week against the Falcons.

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Jameis Winston throws one interception against the Ravens.

Winston was 13/25 for 157 yards and one interception in the Buccaneers' Week 15 loss. Hopefully you weren't trusting Winston in the fantasy playoffs against one of the league's toughest defenses. Things might not get much easier next week against a Cowboys defense coming off an embarrassing loss to the Colts, so Winston is difficult to trust entering fantasy finals.

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Jameis Winston throws two touchdowns against the Saints.

Winston was 18/38 for 213 yards, two touchdowns, and one interceptions along with five carries for 47 yards in the Bucs' Week 14 loss. Tampa Bay's offense started strong with Winston tossing a couple of scores to Cameron Brate in each of the first two quarters, but they were shutout in the second half. Winston didn't have much help from the running game, and he was the team's leading rusher in the loss. Winston has been putting up steady fantasy point totals the last few weeks, but he's very difficult to trust against the Ravens in the second week of the fantasy playoffs.

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Jameis Winston, Bucs improve to 5-7 with 24-17 victory over Carolina.

Winston was 20/30 for 249 yards, two touchdowns, and zero interceptions, also adding a team-high 48 rushing yards on five carries. Tampa Bay was able to get a 17-7 lead at the half with scores to Adam Humphries (three yards) and Chris Godwin (13 yards), and that was enough to hold on in a 24-17 victory. Winston can still meltdown in any given week, but next Sunday against the Saints will be a great matchup, and he should be on the QB1 map to start the fantasy playoffs.

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Jameis Winston throws two touchdowns in Buccaneers' win.

Winston was 29/38 for 312 yards and two touchdowns along with seven carries for 24 yards against the Niners. The first touchdown was to Cameron Brate on a rollout in the red zone, and the second was to Adam Humphries for 28 yards after a scramble. This was Winston's first game without an interception this season (five games), and it was the type of performance he should have more often given all the weapons around him on offense—though keep in mind it was against a subpar Niners team. Winston offers QB1 upside against the Panthers next week, but as usual he also has downside.

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The Buccaneers are starting Jameis Winston in Week 12, according to multiple reports.

This isn't surprising after Ryan Fitzpatrick struggled with three interceptions before being benched yesterday. It's now the former No. 1 overall pick re-taking control of an offense with a ton of talent on it. The spot carries big weekly upside, but it also carries downside given Winston's interception issues and the chance that Tampa Bay goes back to Fitzpatrick if Winston struggles. However, the Bucs might not have too short of a leash given Fitzpatrick's struggles, so Winston is certainly in the mix as a streaming option against the Niners this Sunday.

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Jameis Winston throws two touchdowns in Buccaneers' loss.

Winston was inserted for Ryan Fitzpatrick, who threw three interceptions, and he nearly led a comeback against the Giants. The former No. 1 overall pick was 12/16 for 199 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception along with five carries for 16 yards. The first score was to Adam Humphries for eight yards, and the second was a dime on a 41-yard deep ball to bring the team within three points with over two minutes to go. Tampa Bay's quarterback situation has been constantly changing, but Winston will probably be under-center to start next week against the Niners. He carries obvious risk because he could be benched for Fitzpatrick again, but there's upside in a good matchup.

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Jameis Winston is being benched for Ryan Fitzpatrick.

After Winston's fourth interception of the game, a pick-six, Buccaneers head coach Dirk Koetter immediately went looking for Ryan Fitzpatrick and certainly told him he'll be going in the game. Before leaving, Winston was 18/35 for 276 yards, one touchdown, and four interceptions along with three carries for 18 yards. Winston was simply inaccurate and made bad decisions throughout the game, something he has unfortunately done a lot of throughout his career. Fitzpatrick might have a chance to remain the quarterback for the rest of the season with Koetter fighting for his job.

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Jameis Winston, Bucs survive to beat the Browns in overtime, 26-23.

Winston was 32/52 for 365 yards, zero touchdowns, and two interceptions (plus a lost fumble), also adding ten carries for 55 yards and a score. In the second quarter, Jameis was able to scramble for a 14-yard score, but he is lucky that his team was able to overcome a couple really bad interceptions. The first came on a throw into triple coverage to O.J. Howard, and the second came in overtime as he threw it right to Jamie Collins, which set the Browns up in Tampa Bay territory; fortunately for Winston, a sack allowed them to get the ball back and eventually kick a game-winning 59-yard field goal. He's going to put up numbers, but the 24-year-old hasn't learned from his mistakes through four seasons, so a complete collapse is always a very real possibility that fantasy owners should consider. The Bucs will look to improve to 4-3 with a win over the Bengals next Sunday.

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Jameis Winston throws four touchdowns in first start of 2018.

Coming off the bye, Winston had an excellent matchup against an injury-riddled Falcons defense, and the Bucs had to play behind in the game, which led to a big fantasy performance. Winston was 30/41 for 395 yards, four touchdowns, and two interceptions along with five carries for 31 yards in the Week 6 loss. The scores were to Chris Godwin, Cameron Brate, O.J. Howard, and Peyton Barber, with the final touchdown bringing the Bucs within one possession late in the game. Winston could be in a lot of shootouts with this defense, which makes him a high-upside—but volatile—fantasy option.

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Jameis Winston will start coming off the Bucs' bye week.

After Ryan Fitzpatrick was benched in yesterday's blowout loss to the Bears, this was fully expected. Winston will be under-center when Tampa Bay returns to action in Week 6 against Atlanta, and he'll have QB1 upside on an offense that has a ton of weapons across the board. Fitzpatrick threw for 1,356 yards, 11 touchdowns, and five interceptions in his four starts for the Bucs and was the No. 1 fantasy scorer through the first three weeks of the season, so Winston gets to now operate that offense and is worth an add if you're looking for a quarterback in your league.

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Jameis Winston takes over for Ryan Fitzpatrick in blowout loss to the Bears.

Returning from a three-game suspension, Winston completed 16/20 passes for 145 yards, one touchdown, and two interceptions, also adding a seven-yard rush. Heading into the game, it sounded like head coach Dirk Koetter wanted to play Winston at the first sign of trouble, and that's basically what happened when he benched a guy that had a sensational stretch to start the season. It seems like Tampa Bay wants Winston to remain their quarterback of the future despite shaky on-field play and a history of off-field issues, so he is going to have a long leash on a talented offense for the rest of the season. Jameis will probably be a QB1 option in a great matchup against the Falcons when the Bucs return from their Week 5 bye.

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Jameis Winston has entered the game for the Buccaneers.

Winston is in the game with the Bucs down by 35 points, and he'll attempt to stage a huge comeback. He'll likely be the team's starter for the rest of the season despite the start to the year by Ryan Fitzpatrick.

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The Buccaneers officially activated Jameis Winston.

The team was given a roster exemption for the last few days, but Winston is officially back on the 53-man roster after his three-game suspension. The Bucs are not tipping their hand on who the starting quarterback will be, but it would be a major surprise if it is not Ryan Fitzpatrick. Expect Winston to slot right into the backup quarterback role for Week 4 and potentially much longer.

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Jameis Winston has officially been suspended three games by the NFL for an alleged 2016 sexual assault.

This was expected to happen sometime soon, and now it’s official, with Winston not denying misconduct towards a female Uber driver. Winston will miss games at the Saints, at home against the Eagles, and at home against the Steelers, and he’ll be eligible to return in Week 4 against the Bears on September 30. In Winston’s absence, Ryan Fitzpatrick is likely to start for the Bucs, but Ryan Griffin could potentially push for that job. Neither will be a highly-recommended fantasy option. With so many options at quarterback, Winston does not need to be taken in fantasy drafts, though you could take a chance on him and stash him in the final rounds if you want to. Off the field, Winston needs to get it together, as things like this are inexcusable from anyone, let alone a supposed franchise quarterback.

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The NFL is planning to suspend Bucs quarterback Jameis Winston three games for violating the league’s personal conduct policy, according to ESPN.

A potential suspension stemming from an incident in 2016 about an alleged sexual assault of an Uber driver suddenly sounded like a possibility last night, and it apparently will happen. ESPN is reporting that Winston hasn’t been notified and could face a shorter ban on appeal, but we wouldn’t expect that to happen. This is obviously a huge blow to Tampa Bay in what could be a make-or-break year, and Ryan Fitzpatrick will likely start the season under center when the Bucs face the Saints, Eagles, and Steelers—three daunting opponents. We were lower on Winston than most before this news, so this should knock him off the map in standard-sized redraft leagues this summer. It also impacts the early-season outlooks for Mike Evans and company.

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The Buccaneers picked up Jameis Winston's fifth-year option.

This was fully expected and basically a formality, and it keeps Winston locked up in Tampa Bay through the 2019 season. Now Tampa Bay is going to look for the former number one overall pick to stay healthy and show he can be an elite franchise quarterback. The main thing Winston needs to do is cut down on the poor decisions and turnovers. Unless the team anticipates Winston taking a huge step forward with the team competing for a championship, they would probably be wise to hold off on a huge contract extension.

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Jameis Winston, Bucs end on a high note with Week 17 win over the Saints.

Winston was 28/51 for 363 yards, one touchdown, and three interceptions. He also rushed five times for 32 yards and another score. Jameis is still turning it over too much, but he made up for it with a 39-yard touchdown on a perfectly thrown ball to Chris Godwin that gave Tampa Bay their fifth win of the year. Overall, it was a disappointing season for Winston, but he completed a career-high 63.8% of his passes for 3,504 yards, 19 touchdowns, and 11 interceptions in 13 games. Jameis will have offensive continuity with Dirk Koetter retained as head coach, but he needs to clean a lot up to live up to his draft status. We probably won't have him as a QB1 to start 2018, but the potential is there.

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Jameis Winston was 21/27 for 367 yards, one touchdown, and no interceptions in Sunday's loss to the Panthers.

He also fumbled three times, losing all three of them. Winston and the Bucs had Carolina on the ropes, but they lost 22-19 on a late touchdown run by Cam Newton. Tampa Bay's starter had trouble keeping his emotions in check at the end of the game towards the officials, but he quickly apologized once the game was officially over. Still, immaturity issues the continued turnovers are a real concern for Jameis, and it dates back to his time at Florida State. He'll look to finish strong next week against the Saints, but Winston won't be a recommended fantasy option.

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Jameis Winston, Bucs come up short in MNF loss to Atlanta.

Winston was 27/35 for 299 yards, three touchdowns, and no interceptions. He also rushed three times for 18 yards. Jameis got his team in position for a game-tying field goal down 24-21, but the kick was missed as time expired. Even in a loss, it was another strong game for Winston against Dan Quinn's defense. We had him as a QB1 this week because of his success against the Falcons, but Jameis will be back closer to the top-20 than the top-10 in Week 16 against Carolina.

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Jameis Winston turns it over three times as Bucs fall to 4-9.

Winston was 26/38 for 285 yards, two touchdowns, and two interceptions. He also rushed twice for 10 yards and lost a fumble. Overall, Tampa Bay had five turnovers in a three-point loss, and they will officially finish with a losing record after being a popular breakout team by many. Still turning it over way too much in his third season, Winston won't be a recommended fantasy option next Monday night against Atlanta with fantasy matchups potentially being decided.

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Jameis Winston throws two touchdowns in Bucs' Week 13 loss.

Winston was beat up by the Packers in Lambeau, as they sacked him seven times in the game. The third-year quarterback was 21/32 for 270 yards and two touchdowns, but he did lose a fumble that was returned for a touchdown on a strip sack because he carelessly tried to throw the ball while going down. Winston is in the backend QB1 conversation for Week 14 against the Lions.

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Jameis Winston (shoulder) will return this week against the Packers.

On Monday, Buccaneers head coach Dirk Koetter said if Winston didn't have any setbacks in rehab that he'd practice fully today. He's now officially good to go after missing the last three games and immediately offers some upside in fantasy lineups. However, we don't recommend Winston in fantasy lineups for Week 13 versus Green Bay. His presence is a boost for Mike Evans and the rest of the skill positions for Tampa Bay, though.

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Jameis Winston (shoulder) is expected to practice on Wednesday.

Buccaneers head coach Dirk Koetter says Winston is still doing some rehab, and if he doesn't have any setbacks he'll take all the reps in practice on Wednesday. It looks like Winston will be back after missing three games with his shoulder sprain, and he's worth a pickup if you're struggling at quarterback right now, as he had over 300 yards in three of the first four games this season before initially injuring his shoulder.

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Eagles cornerback Ronald Darby says he was in the car with Jameis Winston during alleged Uber incident.

FOX Sports' Jay Glazer received a statement from Darby, which states can be read in the link below and states that Darby was in the car on the evening of the alleged statement with Winston and one other friend and concluded with "the accusations are just not true." This is now a "he said, she said," and unfortunately either the young woman or Winston and his college teammate Darby are lying—both sides can't be telling the truth. The NFL is investigating the matter, and it's possible they release their own report of their findings when it's concluded (but the NFL has done a terrible job on many past investigations).

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Report emerges about alleged groping by Jameis Winston in 2016.

BuzzFeed is reporting the NFL is investigating the Buccaneers quarterback for his conduct toward an Uber driver last year, and you can read the story linked below for more details. Winston has come out with a statement denying the allegations, and the Buccaneers came out with a statement in support of the NFL's investigation. It's worth noting that BuzzFeed might not be the most reputable news source out there, but these allegations are still to be taken very seriously—and Winston has certainly had his share of terrible decisions, particularly during his time at Florida State. Discipline from the league is a very real possibility here.

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The Buccaneers are shutting down quarterback Jameis Winston for at least a couple of weeks

Buccaneers head coach Dirk Koetter just basically said his quarterback needs some time to get healthy while he deals with his sprained AC joint in his right throwing shoulder. The team doesn't plan on putting Winston on Injured Reserve, but it might be something down the line if the shoulder isn't back to 100% and the Bucs continue to struggle. For now, it'll be Ryan Fitzpatrick under center, and no Winston is a big blow to the fantasy value of all fantasy players in Tampa Bay's offense. Perhaps the team will ride Doug Martin more and give him heavy workloads each week, but he might not get as many scoring opportunities without Winston under center. This is probably killing Winston, who hasn't missed a game in college or the pros and has said he doesn't plan on missing games any time soon.

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Jameis Winston (shoulder) is questionable to return against the Saints.

With the Buccaneers down 16-3, Ryan Fitzpatrick is in the game to start the second half. Winston is on the sideline with his pads on and appears to be available, but it'll probably be Fitzpatrick for the rest of the game if he remains healthy. Winston is still dealing with his shoulder injury, and he was only 7/13 for 67 yards before leaving the game.

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Jameis Winston struggles in Week 8 loss to the Panthers.

Winston was 21/38 for 210 yards, zero touchdowns, and two interceptions. He also rushed three times for 13 yards and lost a fumble. Despite nearly 400 yards against Buffalo last week, the inconsistent Jameis struggled mightily against the Panthers. Now 2-5, the Bucs are facing a near must-win against the Saints in New Orleans next week. Perhaps he will have a big game, but we would recommend someone more reliable than Winston against an improved Saints defense.

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Jameis Winston throws for nearly 400 yards as Bucs fall to 2-4.

Winston was 32/44 for 384 yards, three touchdowns, and one interception. He also fumbled twice, losing one on a sack. Playing with an injured throwing shoulder, it was an impressive performance out of Jameis, but a late turnover by wide receiver Adam Humphries allowed the Bills to kick a game-winning field goal to break a 27-27 tie. Tampa Bay will try to avoid 2-5 when they host the Panthers in Week 8.

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Jameis Winston (shoulder) will start Sunday against the Bills.

Buccaneers head coach Dirk Koetter says his quarterback threw in practice today and will be under center versus the Bills. While dealing with a sprained AC joint in his right throwing shoulder, Winston will likely be at less than 100% but he's made it clear throughout the week that he doesn't plan on missing the game. You have to admire his toughness and willingness to be out there with his team, but we'll have to see how he's able to perform with the shoulder injury. Even if Winston was 100%, the Bills would be a good D/ST this week, so they might be a top-five option with Winston banged up.

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Jameis Winston (shoulder) says he's "ready" for Sunday.

The third-year quarterback hasn't missed a game in college or the NFL and said earlier in the week that he doesn't plan on missing one either, so this is just further confirmation. Winston might not even throw until Sunday, and it's more of a pain tolerance injury, but he'll be out there against Buffalo as long as the Buccaneers don't hold him out against his will. Maybe Winston will still light it up with his bad shoulder, but the Bills D/ST looks like a great target heading into Week 7—and Bills head coach Sean McDermott, who was the defensive coordinator with the Panthers and faced Winston twice a year, has had a lot of success in their first four matchups.

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Jameis Winston (shoulder) was limited in practice.

Winston reportedly did everything in practice except throw, and he might not throw at all this week ahead of Sunday's game. Expect Winston to be limited all week, and we'll update you on his official game status when the injury report is released on Friday.

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Jameis Winston is day-to-day with his sprained AC joint.

Winston has never missed a game in college or the pros, and he fully expects to be out there against the Bills. He might not be 100% and might not even throw this week, so he should probably be left out of fantasy lineups in an already-difficult matchup against the Bills coming off a bye week.

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Jameis Winston has an AC joint sprain in his throwing shoulder, according to Ian Rapoport.

Rapoport says this is something Winston might be able to play through. He was seen throwing the ball on the sidelines yesterday after the injury, and he reportedly played a couple series after he injured the shoulder, but it’s unclear if Winston would be able to be effective while dealing with the injury. Consider him on the doubtful side of questionable for Week 7 against Buffalo for now.

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Jameis Winston (shoulder) is doubtful to return against the Cardinals.

The Buccaneers are getting blown out against Arizona, and now their starting quarterback is probably out for the game with an injury to his throwing shoulder. Winston is standing on the sideline with his shoulder pads on, so it doesn't appear to be that bad based off how it looks. He was 5/10 for 61 yards before leaving the game.

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Jameis Winston nearly leads Bucs back against the Patriots.

The first half or so of the game did not start off well for the passing offense of the Buccaneers, as they couldn't get much going through the air. But they picked it up late in the game and nearly made a comeback against New England and had a shot to win it on the final play of the game. Overall, Winston was 26/46 for 334 yards and a touchdown, along with three carries for 11 yards. He did struggle with accuracy—including an overthrow on a potential deep touchdown to DeSean Jackson—and decision-making during the game, but he did fine in the box score. Winston has a difficult Week 6 game against the Cardinals.

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Jameis Winston was 22/38 for 332 yards and three touchdowns in Sunday's win over the Giants.

He also rushed four times for 12 yards. Winston was able t0 get a win to improve to 2-1 with a game-winning field goal, but it wouldn't have been possible if he didn't take care of the ball. That's what he'll have to do if he wants to upset the Patriots on Thursday night. The former first-overall pick is a solid QB1 in that matchup with New England's defense not stopping anyone right now.

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Bucs struggle against Minnesota's defense in Week 3 loss.

Jameis Winston was 28/40 for 328 yards, two touchdowns, and three interceptions against the Vikings. Playing in Minnesota against the defense is not an easy task, but the third-year quarterback appeared to make some very bad decisions—something that needs to change. Next week against the Giants won't be easy, but the game is back home in Tampa Bay at least. Winston is in the backend QB1 conversation for that game.

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Jameis Winston avoids mistakes in Bucs' first game of the season.

After Tampa's Week 1 bye, they came out clicking on all cylinders against the Bears, jumping ahead to a 26-0 lead at halftime. Winston was 18/30 for 204 yards and a touchdown in the game. It could've been a bigger day if the game was closer, but Winston played well as the defense limited Chicago to seven points. Winston has a potential shootout against the Steelers next week and is on radar as a fantasy starter.

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Winston was 17/27 for 200 yards and one interception in the Bucs' third preseason game.

Jameis was playing without Mike Evans and DeSean Jackson, but it was still a sub-par performance for the former first-overall pick. He chucked another bad interception, and for all his talent, Winston will continue to hold the team back if he doesn't correct his careless play. Unfortunately, it seems like a part of him since his time at Florida State. Currently being drafted as a QB1 in the eighth round of fantasy drafts, we think Winston is more of a streaming option, though he does have a good couple weeks to start the season before a rough four-game stretch.

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Jameis throws it nearly 30 times as starters play the entire first half in Tampa Bay's second preseason game.

Winston was 21/29 for 196, no touchdowns, and no interceptions in the win. The Bucs attacked Jacksonville's secondary, which was without Jalen Ramsey or A.J. Bouye, but we will probably see an unhappy Dirk Koetter on this week's 'Hard Knocks' because while Winston displayed good accuracy and kept his eyes downfield to make plays, he also had a classic Jameis mistake when he tossed a pass into the end zone to avoid a sack and it was intercepted by Barry Church. Fortunately, he was ruled down, but it is a reminder that frustrating plays like that are holding Winston back from being an elite quarterback and his team back from being a contender. Tampa Bay plays Cleveland in the regular season dress rehearsal next Saturday.

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Winston plays well in preseason debut.

Jameis saw quite a bit of action, going 9/13 for 99 yards, zero touchdown, and no turnovers. He surprisingly led the Bucs in pass attempts, and looked for Mike Evans often, as the two connected for 58 yards on four receptions. We will see what the coaching staff thought about Winston and and team's performance on 'Hard Knocks' next week. Tampa Bay plays a stingy Jaguars defense next.

Jameis Winston was 20/35 for 202 yards, one touchdown, and one interception in Sunday's 17-16 win over Carolina.

He also rushed three times for 18 yards. Many predicted a breakout for Winston, but he was barely better than he was his rookie year. Winston completed 60.8% of his passes for 4,090 yards, 28 touchdowns, and 18 interceptions for the 9-7 Bucs. Tampa Bay looks like a team on the rise, but Winston will be no more than a low-end QB1 next season if he doesn't get weapons other than Mike Evans.

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Jamies Winston, Bucs come up short.

Jamies Winston went 23/35 for 277 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions to Jairus Byrd against the Saints. Winston tied the game up in the second quarter with a 12-yard pass to Cameron Brate and connected with Mike Evans for a 34-yard touchdown later in the game. Winston finished his season against the Panthers and isn't a bad option, having Evans as his number one and the Panthers defense being ranked terribly in pass defense.

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Jameis Winston throws three picks in Bucs loss; Bucs drop to 8-6.

Winston was 17/35 for 247 yards, two touchdowns, and three interceptions against the Cowboys. The Cowboys put a ton of pressure on Winston and helped force some of the interceptions and inaccurate throws. Winston also received a personal foul on a headbutt to Cowboys linebacker Justin Durant after he thought Durant tackled Doug Martin late. Winston has put up single digits in two straight games, and is hard to trust in Week 16 against New Orleans.

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Jameis Winston was 16/26 for 184 yards, zero touchdown, and zero turnovers in the Buccaneers' 16-11 win over the Saints.

Winston also rushed five times for 16 yards. The Tampa Bay offense did enough with the defense intercepting three passes from Drew Brees, as New Orleans could only score three field goals and a safety on Sunday. The Bucs are now 8-5 and well-positioned for a playoff spot heading into their SNF matchup with Dallas. Winston is off the QB1 map for Week 15.

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Jameis Winston helps get Bucs to 7-5 with win over Chargers.

Winston was 20/30 for 280 yards, one touchdown, and one interception. Winston has been very consistent as a fantasy option this season. The Bucs cant further distance themselves from the Saints with a win over them this Sunday. Winston will be a definite QB1 in that matchup.

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Jameis Winston throws two early touchdowns in win over Seattle; Bucs improve to 6-5.

Winston was 21/28 for 220 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception. He also had 12 rushing yards. Winston hit Mike Evans on both of his touchdowns, including one over Richard Sherman. Winston also threw a bad interception in the fourth quarter when targeting Evans in the endzone again, but it didn't cost the Bucs. Winston has been a high-floor option and is a back-end QB1 next week against the Chargers.

Jameis Winston | Buccaneers QB

Jameis Winston was 24/39 for 331 yards and one touchdown in Sunday’s 19-17 win over the Chiefs.

Winston also rushed five times for 22 yards, and fumbled twice, losing one of them. All in all, it was a great performance by Jameis in a tough environment. His touchdown to fullback Alan Cross put the Bucs up 19-10 in the 4th quarter. Winston has a tough matchup with the Seahawks in Week 12, so needs to be benched, but an easy schedule after that gives him QB1 potential for the rest of the season.

Jameis Winston | Buccaneers QB

Jameis Winston throws for over 300 yards as the Bucs defeated the Bears 36-10.

Winston was 23/33 for 312 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception. He connected with TE Cameron Brate in the 2nd quarter for a 10-yard score and Freddie Martino in the 3rd quarter for a 43-yard score. Winston heads into a tough environment for Week 11 as Tampa Bay travels to Kansas City, so there are probably better options.

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