Outlook: Tampa Bay has finished the last two seasons in the middle of the pack when it comes to passing yards per game. The difference in 2017 will be the depth added to the roster. At the receiver position a very capable and dangerous DeSean Jackson will give Winston a much needed consistent receiver opposite Mike Evans. All of the moving parts in the backfield from a season ago have created a deeper, more confident stable of runners that offer multiple pass-catching options for a quarterback that had to force the ball more than he should have in 2016. The Bucs' commitment was personified by their decision to use a first round draft choice on O.J. Howard. The dynamic tight end from 'Bama is a nightmare match up for defenses that should have a positive impact on Winston's red zone efficiency.
Despite increasing his passing touchdown output by 6 TDs from 2015 to 2016, Winston remained on the border of being a true fantasy starter a year ago. He ranked outside the top twelve on a per game basis but finished tenth in overall fantasy points at the position. Nevertheless, he was able to score at least 20 fantasy points in nine of his sixteen games played and failed to post at least 15 fantasy points just once. Winston may not be a top five quarterback but he is the type of quarterback you should be targeting after the top players at the position are gone because he will rarely lose you a week and comes at a much more affordable price. Mike Glennon left for greener pastures in Chicago so Ryan Fitzpatrick was brought in to hold the clip board. The former Jet has seen his completion percentage decline in each of the past three seasons so anyone owning a Buc this year is hoping Winston stays upright for another 16 games.