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| Humphries was the only Bucs receiver to play at least half of the team's offensive plays a year ago but he will have a tough time being as productive in 2017. Tampa Bay's offense is not geared for the type of passing numbers to allow a third receiver to be much of a fantasy asset without an injury opening up increased targets. Since being drafted out of Clemson in 2015, Humphries has become more involved in the offense each year, highlighted by his 83 targets last season. If an injury to Evans or Jackson were to happen mid-season, Humphries will be a quality waiver add in most formats so don't be asleep at the wheel. Tampa added more depth to the position in the third round of this year's draft by selecting Penn State's Chris Godwin. The rookie has impressed both the coaching staff and QB Jameis Winston early in OTAs giving him an edge on the rest of the Bucs' other depth options. Tampa Bay appears to be upgrading their quality down the depth chart, but the Bucs' fantasy wideout options dry up quickly after DeSean Jackson.
|DeSean Jackson off to slow start |
Only nine receptions through three games
By: Jake Gordon | Wed Oct 4, 8:00 am
|Three games into his Tampa Bay Buccaneers career, DeSean Jackson has just nine catches. DeSean being DeSean, those nine catches have gained 143 yards, but he hasn't had quite the impact he and the Bucs might have hoped when they arranged this marriage back in March. He's averaging career-lows in both catch rate and receiving yards per game, after all.
"I think I've just got to get on track with him," Winston said, per the team's official website. "I have to play better in all respects. He's been doing what he does - he's been open a lot."
FFToday's Take: The Bucs passing attack suddenly has more depth than recent memory. It's not a surprise to see Jameis Winston favor Mike Evans but he has had more success finding Adam Humphries (14 receptions on 20 targets) than Desean Jackson (9 receptions on 20 targets). Until Winston gains more confidence throwing the deep ball, Jackson's owners will struggle with inconsistent fantasy production.