2013 tampa bay buccaneers Fantasy Preview
Doug Martin was a fantasy star as a rookie, scoring the second-most fantasy points among running backs. He's sure to be a top-10 selection in 2013 drafts. Vincent Jackson ranked among the 10-best wideouts based on fantasy points in his first season with the Bucs and will be a borderline No. 1 or 2 option this season. Mike Williams (17th - 154.72 points) had a solid campaign and is now in a contract year, so he'll have added motivation to produce. Josh Freeman, who is also in a contract year, was wildly inconsistent during the course of 2012 and will be considered a No. 2 fantasy quarterback in drafts.
RB - Buccaneers
The addition of superstar CB Darrelle Revis and veteran FS Dashon Goldson should improve what was a porous pass defense in 2012. The team also added rookie CB Johnthan Banks in the draft. The trade of LeGarrette Blount guarantees Martin will see a grand majority of the backfield carries again. That also means that Michael Smith and Mike James will compete for the second spot on the depth chart. The Buccaneers also added veterans Steve Smith and Kevin Ogletree, but neither will have draft value.
Fantasy owners looking for a deep sleeper at the tight end position should keep tabs on Luke Stocker, who is the favorite to start with Dallas Clark out of the mix. It could be tough for Martin to duplicate the ridiculous totals of his magical rookie campaign, but it's tough to envision a scenario where he'll experience enough of a statistical decline to be considered a true bust.
|QB||Josh Freeman||Mike Glennon||Dan Orlovsky||Adam Weber|
|RB||Doug Martin||Peyton Hillis||Brian Leonard||Michael Smith|
|WR||Vincent Jackson||Mike Williams||Kevin Olgetree||Tiquan Underwood|
|TE||Luke Stocker||Tom Crabtree||Zach Miller||Nate Byham|
|K||Lawrence Tynes||Derek Dimke||-||-|
( ) Projected Round