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Posted: 8/29/2018 8:09am ET
Huddle Up: Winston finished 2017 as fantasy's 12th-ranked QB in terms of fantasy points per game (20.82) -- something to keep in mind with Winston serving a three-game disciplinary suspension to open the season. After that, he's a solid QB2/starting QB streamer.
Posted: 8/18/2018 8:08pm ET
Huddle Up: Winston is facing a suspension to open the year, but he is capable of delivering QB1 efforts when on the field.
Posted: 8/9/2018 6:53pm ET
Huddle Up: Winston will serve a suspension to open the year, but he is still worth drafting as a QB2. Consistency has been an issue, but he will deliver some QB1 efforts.
Posted: 6/21/2018 3:42pm ET
Huddle Up: Owners will need to keep an eye on the situation to see when a suspension will officially be announced. Winston could still be a No. 1 quarterback in fantasy leagues, but owners would need a strong backup to use early in the season. Ryan Fitzpatrick probably would start if Winston sits out but is not a great fantasy option.
Posted: 6/21/2018 7:58am ET
Huddle Up: Winston is a midrange QB1 with some upside due to the talent around him. The Bucs have a bye in Week 5, and if he misses three games, then you have him for one game in the first five weeks of the season. You would have to draft another starting option with him in that event. If he misses one game, his value doesn't falter too much.
Posted: 6/7/2018 11:07am ET
Huddle Up: The read-option has the ability to open up the offense and inflate Winston's running numbers a little bit. The Buccaneers don't want to further risk injury to their franchise quarterback, though. Either way, Winston is primed for a rebound season and needs to be drafted as a QB1.
Posted: 4/17/2018 8:15am ET
Huddle Up: Winston has improved his completion percentage every year in his three-year career. He was on his way to surpassing his career-high 4,090 passing yards before injury last season. He'll be a solid midrange QB1 with some upside in fantasy.
Posted: 2/23/2018 5:31am ET
Huddle Up: Winston had a career-best 63.8 percent completion percentage and threw a career-low 11 interceptions. The offense didn't click as well as expected last season, and he may not have the hype entering 2018. He'll still be a solid midrange QB1.
Posted: 2/9/2018 3:11pm ET
Huddle Up: Winston is coming off a disappointing 2017 season but should have most of his offensive weapons back next season. He can be considered a low-end No. 1 fantasy quarterback or a No. 2 quarterback depending on the league.
Posted: 1/17/2018 11:09am ET
Huddle Up: Winston struggled in 2017, and maybe taking the game too seriously impacted his play. Jackson could be on to something, but losing will take its toll on anyone no matter how much fun they having playing. Winston has QB1 upside, but it's safer to draft him as a high-end QB2.
Posted: 1/1/2018 9:43pm ET
Huddle Up: It may not have seemed like it due to Tampa Bay's highly disappointing campaign as a team but the former No.1 overall draft pick had arguably his finest season of his three-year career. Winston missed three games but still managed career bests in QB Rating (92.2) and passing yards per game (269.5), while logging 19 touchdown passes compared to 11 interceptions. With a nice supporting cast around him, including an improved running game spearheaded by Peyton Barber, Winston could prove to be one of the better value picks at his position in 2018.
Posted: 12/24/2017 1:42pm ET
Huddle Up: Winston threw for his fifth 300-yard game of the season, setting a new single-season franchise mark. That record comes despite the fact he missed three games and was out for the majority of two others due to a shoulder injury. He has plenty of potential to be a fantasy stud in the future if he gets more help around him.
Posted: 12/18/2017 10:00pm ET
Huddle Up: Winston was absolutely sensational in this one, showcasing arguably his best performance of the entire season. While the former Heisman Trophy winner hasn't really taken that next step forward that many were anticipating this year, he's still flashed signs of brilliance, like on this night, that solidify him as a lower-end QB1.
Posted: 12/10/2017 6:50pm ET
Huddle Up: Winston has had difficulty with his surgically repaired shoulder and an ankle injury in a lost season for the Tampa Bay quarterback. He was expected to challenge for a spot as a QB1 in most fantasy leagues, but he has been far from dependable.
Posted: 12/8/2017 3:17pm ET
Huddle Up: Winston has a pretty solid matchup against the league's 27th-ranked pass defense, as the Lions allow 245.3 yards per game with 16 touchdowns through 12 outings. They have also yielded 36 pass plays of 20 or more yards.
Posted: 12/7/2017 1:41pm ET
Huddle Up: Winston had a decent outing in his return last week but he has yet to fulfill or exceed expectations from the offseason. If you're thin on options then Winston can be started, but he could cause a playoff sweat.
Posted: 12/6/2017 2:52pm ET
Huddle Up: Winston was listed with an ankle ailment, not his usual shoulder injury. Either way, he practiced in full and appears to be ready for Week 14, but at this point he is more of a QB2 in most fantasy leagues.
Posted: 12/3/2017 3:54pm ET
Huddle Up: Winston also rushed five times for 18 yards. He missed time due to a right shoulder ailment, but he was back under center and he didn't appear to show any ill effects of his injury. However, he is still a risky fantasy play down the stretch, as the team is 4-8 and likely out of the playoff mix. It wouldn't be shocking to see the team rest him more down the stretch rather than risk him to further damage.
Posted: 12/3/2017 9:07am ET
Huddle Up: Winston is back in the lineup after missing the last several weeks because of the shoulder injury. He should have a favorable matchup this week and can be a low-end No. 1 quarterback in deeper leagues.
Posted: 12/1/2017 1:39pm ET
Huddle Up: Winston is expected to be back under center on Sunday, but he returns without Doug Martin in the backfield and Cameron Brate (hip) is questionable. It might be a good idea to keep Winston reserved and roll with someone else until he knocks off a little bit of the rust from his layoff.
Posted: 11/30/2017 2:57pm ET
Huddle Up: Winston has missed the last several games because of the injury but is on schedule to play against the Green Bay Packers. He is a risky option because the injury is to his throwing shoulder but has a chance to be a low-end No. 1 quarterback in deeper leagues because of the matchup.
Posted: 11/29/2017 12:26pm ET
Huddle Up: Winston will have been sidelined for about a month when he takes the field this weekend. The Packers have been mediocre defensively against quarterbacks, but taking into account Lambeau Field's frigid temperatures and Winston's potential rust, he's a risky QB1.
Posted: 11/29/2017 8:49am ET
Huddle Up: Winston has a great matchup against the Green Bay Packers, and he's worth slotting back into your lineup as a midrange QB1.
Posted: 11/26/2017 6:51am ET
Huddle Up: Winston hasn't resumed throwing and will miss his third consecutive game Sunday, Nov. 26, but he could be nearing a return. More information about his status will be known after the MRI exam is complete and he should remain stashed on fantasy rosters. QB Ryan Fitzpatrick will continue to start in his absence but should be avoided in most formats.
Posted: 11/17/2017 7:51pm ET
Huddle Up: A timetable for Winston's recovery remains unknown, but it doesn't sound like he is particularly close to making a return. His fantasy owners have no choice but to continue to stash him.
Posted: 11/14/2017 6:46am ET
Huddle Up: Winston owners are in a bit of a pinch because you have to hold on to him, but it sounds like he could be out until well into the fantasy playoffs. Ryan Fitzpatrick isn't a great replacement option in fantasy.
Posted: 11/12/2017 10:30am ET
Huddle Up: Winston likely will not be rushed back, so owners will need to monitor the situation to see when he will be able to play. Ryan Fitzpatrick will start while Winston is sidelined but should be avoided by fantasy owners against most opponents.
Posted: 11/8/2017 8:52am ET
Huddle Up: This could mean he misses more than two weeks. Mike Evans (when he returns) loses some value with Ryan Fitzpatrick at the helm. However, Cameron Brate should remain in the fold enough to keep his TE1 status. Fitz should be avoided in fantasy.
Posted: 11/6/2017 11:24am ET
Huddle Up: Winston has undeniably not been himself the last couple games. He sat out most of yesterday's contest because of the ailment and it looks like Ryan Fitzpatrick may be given the quarterback reins for a while. Fitzpatrick is a decent waiver wire pickup for those in superflex leagues if he does indeed take over.
Posted: 11/6/2017 7:33am ET
Huddle Up: Winston hasn't been good since suffering an AC joint sprain, and even if he plays, it may be a situation where you're looking for a matchup play this week.
Posted: 11/5/2017 11:47am ET
Huddle Up: Owners will need to keep an eye on the situation to see if Winston will have to miss multiple weeks because of the shoulder injury. Ryan Fitzpatrick will be the starting quarterback as long as Winston is sidelined but should be avoided in fantasy leagues.
Posted: 11/5/2017 9:21am ET
Huddle Up: Winston has been bothered by a right shoulder problem for the last three contests but hasn't missed any time, so it is not surprising that he is starting this afternoon. This is a favorable matchup for Winston and he is worthy of consideration as a low-end QB1.
Posted: 11/4/2017 9:08pm ET
Huddle Up: The Saints have been playing better on the defensive side of the ball of late, but this game could still turn into a shootout. Deploy Winston as a QB1.
Posted: 11/3/2017 1:49pm ET
Huddle Up: Winston has been on the injury report for the past three games and he has yet to miss playing time due to his right shoulder ailment. He faces a favorable matchup against the Saints, who rank 17th in the NFL against the pass with 224.4 yards per game and 29 pass plays of 20 or more yards allowed.
Posted: 11/2/2017 1:55pm ET
Huddle Up: Winston is a little banged up, but he hasn't missed a game this season and should be able to take the field this weekend. The New Orleans Saints have been better defensively than in years past, but they can still be had. Winston is a low-end QB1 in Week 9.
Posted: 11/1/2017 7:36pm ET
Huddle Up: Winston has been mostly good this season but he's on a bit of a dubious streak right now, having tallied five turnovers (three interceptions, two fumbles) over his last two games. Other than that, those who employ Winston as their QB1 in deeper leagues have to be mostly satisfied with what he's done up to this point. The former No. 1 overall draft pick is currently on pace for career bests in QB Rating, completion percentage and yards per game.
Posted: 11/1/2017 2:10pm ET
Huddle Up: Winston has been dinged up for the past couple of weeks, and he has been limited in practice. However, he has not missed any game time and that isn't expected to change in Week 9. He faces a favorable matchup against the New Orleans Saints, making him a low-end QB1 in some fantasy formats.
Posted: 10/30/2017 8:32am ET
Huddle Up: Winston had a banner performance in Week 7 before struggling in Week 8. His shoulder will continue to be something to monitor, but he's a legit QB1 against the New Orleans Saints next week.
Posted: 10/29/2017 1:52pm ET
Huddle Up: Winston reportedly aggravated his right shoulder injury last week in Buffalo, but he was good to go in this one and was able to go all the way. Due to Hurricane Irma, the team rested in Week 1 and does not have the luxury of a bye, so he'll have to take it easy during the week in practice. The Bucs have a favorable matchup in New Orleans in Week 9.
Posted: 10/29/2017 6:22am ET
Huddle Up: Winston was listed as questionable on the injury report but was a full practice participant Friday, Oct. 27, so official news of him getting the starting nod this week should not be surprising. He should be viewed as a low-end QB1 versus Carolina on the heels of a 384-yard, three-touchdown performance against the Buffalo Bills in Week 7.
Posted: 10/28/2017 8:49am ET
Huddle Up: Winston had one of the best games of his young career last week, so owners need not panic. However, this explains why Winston essentially follow the same practice schedule as last week, only throwing during Friday's practice. Koetter also said team doctors don't expect the former No. 1 overall pick to be forced to stick with a limited practice schedule for the remainder of the season. Continue trotting out Winston as a low-end QB1, including this weekend versus the Carolina Panthers.
Posted: 10/27/2017 1:31pm ET
Huddle Up: Winston was in worse shape last week and he was able to go in the Week 7 loss against the Buffalo Bills, so you can expect he'll be ready to start. He has a tough matchup, though, facing the NFL's fourth-ranked pass defense. Carolina has allowed 10 passing TDs, but just 180.7 yards per game through the air.
Posted: 10/27/2017 9:01am ET
Huddle Up: Winston burned the Buffalo Bills for 384 yards and three touchdowns last week after a week full of some doubt about whether or not to play through a sprained AC joint in his throwing shoulder, so he's a virtual lock to play one week later versus the Carolina Panthers after not experiencing a setback. He'll be a high-upside, low-end QB1 again for that matchup.
Posted: 10/26/2017 1:35pm ET
Huddle Up: Winston likely will take part in practice Friday, Oct. 27, and should be the starting quarterback against the Carolina Panthers in Week 8. He is coming off a solid Week 7 performance and can be considered a No. 1 fantasy quarterback this week.
Posted: 10/26/2017 11:20am ET
Huddle Up: Winston likely will have a similar schedule as last week and should participate in drills Friday, Oct. 27. He recorded 384 yards and three touchdowns last week despite the injury can be considered a No. 1 quarterback in most leagues this week.
Posted: 10/25/2017 2:50pm ET
Huddle Up: Winston was able to soldier on and play in Week 7, and there were no reports of a setback, so expect him to be ready to suit up in Sunday's game with the Panthers.
Posted: 10/22/2017 6:18pm ET
Huddle Up: Winston didn't seem hampered by the shoulder sprain that had him questionable leading up to the game. He has now thrown for more than 300 yards in four of his six games this year, and he will be a low-end QB1 against the Carolina Panthers in Week 8.
Posted: 10/22/2017 9:08am ET
Huddle Up: Winston will have to deal with some pain in his throwing shoulder but should receive his normal workload against the Buffalo Bills. He is facing one of the better pass defenses in the NFL but could still be a low-end No. 1 quarterback in fantasy leagues.
Posted: 10/20/2017 9:31am ET
Huddle Up: Head coach Dirk Koetter made the announcement Friday after apparently seeing the velocity he wanted to see from the former No. 1 overall pick, while Ryan Fitzpatrick will head back to the bench after coming on in relief in Week 6. The matchup is not a great one for Winston, as only the Jacksonville Jaguars have been stingier against fantasy quarterbacks than Buffalo, although Mike Evans and Cameron Brate are more attractive options with him under center.
Posted: 10/20/2017 8:47am ET
Huddle Up: Winston has a tough matchup against the Buffalo Bills, and the game plan may not allow him to stand in the pocket for very long to chuck it downfield. He's a pretty lackluster QB1 option this week.
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