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Fantasy advice for Jaguars vs. Buccaneers: Start Mike Evans, sit Doug Martin

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers play the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday. Here are some fantasy football tips for the game.

Mike Evans and Vincent Jackson

It seems like one of these two players is going to have a big game every week, it's just a guessing game as to which one it will be. Jackson exploded last week, albeit in part because of a big drive when the game was already out of reach. Evans was good the week before. Both players have the explosive ability to threaten a defense all game long, and Winston is aggressive enough to throw the ball up to them even when they're covered -- a recipe for turnovers sometimes, but also a recipe for big plays and big production.

I'd stick with Evans over Jackson, though. He's younger and more explosive, and while he's struggled to cleanly catch the ball, he looks effortless on those deep throws that are his bread and butter. That's going to be a big factor for the Bucs this year.

Jameis Winston

He's going to throw interceptions. Sometimes, he's going to throw a lot of them. But he's also been productive despite that, and that's always good for fantasy football. He's probably not going to lead the league in fantasy points any week, but he can still be a serviceable starter. Helping matters: the Jaguars defense has been pretty much useless against the pass.

Say no to Doug Martin

Martin had his first good fantasy game of the season last week, but I'd stay away from him this week. As bad as the Jacksonville defense has been against the pass, they've been terrific against the run. The Bucs have struggled to run the ball at times and didn't look great against Carolina until Martin popped a couple of big runs. With the Bucs continuing to split Martin's snaps with Charles Sims, it's hard to rely on him game after game.

Bucs defense

The Tampa Bay defense hasn't been helped by the offensive turnovers and their own failure to consistently execute, but they face a great opponent this week. The Jaguars have been bad on offense, they're dealing with quite a few injuries, and the Bucs have slowly gotten better on defense. It feels like they're just some consistency away from being a good defense. There's a solid chance that comes together this Sunday.