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The Bucs didn't quite get to do what they wanted to do on Sunday, but the fantasy performance wasn't horrifying. Or, well, at least Austin Seferian-Jenkins' performance wasn't. Other than that, the Bucs struggled to put anything on the board on offense -- and obviously the defense was a complete mess. That doesn't mean you can't use any of the Bucs' players this week, though.
So, having recovered from week one's disaster, here's some advice for you weekly FanDuel fantasy players.
1) Don't start Jameis Winston. Obvious, right? I don't expect him to do as poorly as he did last week on a consistent basis, and he may even be marginally productive in fantasy terms even when he looks bad on the field going forward -- he did put up two touchdowns and had a third unjustly taken away. But things could have been much worse than they were, too.
2) Do start Austin Seferian-Jenkins. He played the best game of his career against the Titans, and that didn't just happen against the backups at the end of the game. The Bucs want him to be a big part of the passing game going forward, and he'll continue to get targets.
3) Only start Doug Martin if the Bucs are playing a low-powered offense. Martin looked great against the Titans, but only managed ten carries because the game got out of hand so quickly. That's going to be a theme the rest of the year: as long as the Bucs are in striking range, Martin will be a great play. If they get behind, he'll disappear from the game plan.
4) Be careful with Mike Evans. He's likely to play on Sunday, but he may not be 100% yet. Moreover, he didn't catch a single Jameis Winston pass in the preseason either. It may take him a while to get on the same page as the rookie quarterback, especially if the latter's struggling to play comfortably behind a porous offensive line.
5) Never touch the Tampa Bay defense. Never.