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Thursday Night Football: Bucs Leonard Fournette and Eagles Quez Watkins, Players to Watch

Many will play, but these two may have major impacts on the results

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With Thursday Night Football kicking off the NFL Week 6 festivities with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Philadelphia Eagles squaring off in Philly, David Harrison of Locked On Bucs and Gino Cammilleri of Locked On Eagles joined forces to preview the primetime matchup!

Final injury reports are in hand, and all that’s left is to get the game started. For Tampa Bay, they’ll be without star players like linebacker Lavonte David, tight end Rob Gronkowski, and safety, Antoine Winfield Jr.

Tom Brady was on the injury report all week, but was listed as a full participant and is good to go for Week 6. As are wide receiver Antonio Brown and cornerback Jamel Dean, among others.

For the Eagles, an up and down start to the year has seen big days from both the offense and defense, and slow days for each as well. Typically, they come in different weeks with each unit alternating which one shows up, and which one needs picking up.

Last week in a win over the Carolina Panthers, it was the defense, and not quarterback Jalen Hurts’ offense, which led them to victory over Tampa Bay’s NFC South rival.

While Bucs fans are certainly thankful for their contributions in Week 5, the aim is to leave Week 6 with another victory, the team’s fifth of the season.

Doing so would not only add another notch in the win column, it would also grow the confidence of a team that is currently one of the more injury bitten at this point in the season.

A key player who could help the Buccaneers to this week’s victory is running back Leonard Fournette.

Fournette dominated the Miami Dolphins defense this past Sunday, and while Bucs fans have been celebrating his emergence as the top running back on the team, the national audience has yet to catch up to this excitement.

A big game on Thursday night from Fournette could change all that.

For the Eagles, they’ll be looking to fast-rising wide receiver Quez Watkins as they enter the contest relatively healthy, only missing offensive tackle Lane Johnson due to a personal matter.

Although, they could be without tight end Dallas Goedert, who still has a slight chance of playing at the time of this report.

For Tampa Bay fans expecting an easy win, they may find themselves shocked at what the Eagles have to offer. But as long as the Bucs come out on top, they’ll get another week to celebrate their team being one of the best in the NFL.

Not something many are used to, yet.

Tom Brady and Jalen Hurts bring the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Philadelphia Eagles to the field on Thursday night, to get the NFL’s Week 6, underway.