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Projecting Tampa Bay Buccaneers skill position depth chart and fantasy impact

The Buccaneers retained their 2020 Super Bowl starters as they look to repeat.

Tom Brady #12 and Chris Godwin #14 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers celebrate at the end og the second quarter against the Green Bay Packers during the NFC Championship game at Lambeau Field on January 24, 2021 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images

There really isn’t all that much to write about the Tampa Bay Buccaneers other than they are attempting to 3D print their 2020 season and place it in 2021. And why not? The Bucs won the Super Bowl with a complete roster filled with plenty of veteran players who will just need to stay healthy for them to repeat their 2020 run.


  1. Tom Brady
  2. Blaine Gabbert
  3. Ryan Griffin
  4. Kyle Trask

Running back

  1. Ronald Jones II
  2. Giovani Bernard
  3. Leonard Fournette
  4. Ke’Shawn Vaughn

Wide receiver

  1. Mike Evans
  2. Chris Godwin
  3. Antonio Brown
  4. Scotty Miller
  5. Tyler Johnson
  6. Jaelon Darden
  7. Justin Watson

Tight end

  1. Rob Gronkowski
  2. O.J. Howard
  3. Cameron Brate
  4. Tanner Hudson

Biggest offseason changes

The Bucs will bring back their entire 2020 Super Bowl roster in 2021. But the team did add veteran third-down back Giovani Bernard to the mix. His ability as a receiver may have been the only thing missing on Tampa Bay’s offense. Last season Ronald Jones and Leonard Fournette split the receiving duties out of the backfield and neither was especially great at catching the ball. Bernard should be an upgrade.

Biggest questions for fantasy football

Mike Evans and Chris Godwin remain the fantasy stars on the team. After those two, Antonio Brown is next, but he isn’t the same player he once was. He’ll be worth a pick in such a pass-happy offense, but there is good depth at the position.

Tom Brady is still a Top 10 fantasy quarterback while Jones, Fournette and Bernard will hurt each other by siphoning touches. Jones remains the upside play of the group, but we can’t count on much more than 200 rushing attempts if he can stay healthy.

There is a chance O.J. Howard takes a step forward this season behind an old Rob Gronkowski, but I’d still stay away from him in your average fantasy league.