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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers play the New York Giants this week. Here's three fantasy nuggets for Sunday's game.
1. Start Jameis Winston
The New York Giants have allowed more passing yards than any team in the league, allowed more passing touchdowns than all but five teams, though they do have the fourth-most interceptions. But Winston has done a good job avoiding interceptions lately, and has increasingly looked like a quality NFL quarterback. The rushing touchdowns don't hurt either. He could be a very good value start for this game.
2. Mike Evans
It looks unlikely that Vincent Jackson can play on Sunday, although Austin Seferian-Jenkins is closer to returning. Evans should be Winston's main and possibly only target again on Sunday, and looking at recent games, he should have a field day against the Giants. Evans is getting a lot of targets in every game, although it's not translating to consistent production yet -- in part because Evans has had a few more drops, and in part because Winston's deep ball has been inconsistent. I expect that to be less of a concern going forward, but it's not a certainty that that'll get better.
3. Doug Martin
This is obvious, but Martin is a start every week. That's just as true against the Giants as it is every week, even with Jason Pierre-Paul possibly returning this week. The Bucs are committed to running the ball, will give it to Martin repeatedly, and he'll get goal-line opportunities -- even if Tampa Bay has struggled to actually convert them. The Giants are mediocre at best against the run so, you know, do your thing.