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Jameis Winston | Quarterback | #3

Team: Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Age / DOB:  (24) / 1/6/1994
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 231
College: Florida State
Drafted: 2015 / Rd. 1 (1) / TB
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In a statement, the NFL warned suspended QB Jameis Winston that "a future violation of the Personal Conduct Policy will result in more substantial discipline, including a potential ban from the NFL."
Winston is no stranger to off-field trouble. In 2013, while still at Florida State, he was the subject of sexual assault allegations before then being involved in a couple shoplifting incidents in 2013 and 2014. Winston was then suspended for a 2014 game at FSU for vulgar comments. The lone NFL incident was his 2016 groping of an Uber driver, which Winston was just suspended three games for, and the league isn't happy. The Bucs need to decide if they're going to commit to Winston long-term. He's due a guaranteed-for-injury-only $21 million in 2019 before his contract expires in the spring of 2020. Jun 29 - 10:47 AM

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NFL suspended Bucs QB Jameis Winston three games for violating the league's personal-conduct policy.

Winston will mount no further appeal after reaching a negotiated settlement with the league. In a statement, Winston essentially admitted to groping an Uber driver in March 2016. "It is uncharacteristic of me and I genuinely apologize," Winston claimed. He went on to say he has "eliminated alcohol from my life." Although Ryan Fitzpatrick is one of the league's most experienced and capable backups, the suspension could not come at a more inopportune time for the Bucs, who open the season at New Orleans before hosting the Eagles and Steelers. Winston is eligible to return for a Week 4 road game against the Bears. Winston had been looking like a late-round value pick, but now set to miss 23 percent of the fantasy regular season, he is undraftable.
Jun 28 - 1:54 PM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Jameis Winston will be suspended three games for violating the league's personal-conduct policy.

Per Schefter, the league "still has not notified Winston of its official decision," and "the circumstances surrounding it still could lead to an increase or decrease of the three games." The ban is the result of Winston's alleged March 2016 groping of an Uber driver. He was not charged with a crime in the incident. The timing is devastating for the Bucs, who will travel to New Orleans in Week 1 before hosting the Eagles and Steelers in back-to-back weeks. As coach Dirk Koetter coaches for his job, he will be doing so with Ryan Fitzpatrick under center. The expected ban is a mammoth blow to Winston's fantasy value. He had been looking like a value pick as the QB19 according to Fantasy Football Calculator. Fitzpatrick's presence under center doesn't really affect the outlook for players like Mike Evans and Cameron Brate. Fitz loves to throw with the best of them.
Jun 21 - 6:03 PM

ESPN Tallahassee radio host Jeff Cameron reports Jameis Winston is "prepared for the NFL to levy a suspension" in its investigation of his March 2016 incident with an Uber driver.

Cameron's comments are via JoeBucsFan.com. Per Cameron, the "thought from the Winston camp" is that his suspension will be no longer than three games, and likely just one. Winston is alleged to have groped an Uber driver, but he was never charged with a crime. Regardless of what the law decides, the NFL has been taking matters into its own hands since the Ray Rice debacle. Ezekiel Elliott was never charged with a crime before his six-game ban. Clarity should come soon, but the NFL has a way of dragging these situations out.
Jun 20 - 9:17 PM

Bucs exercised Jameis Winston's fifth-year option for 2019.

There was never any doubt Tampa would pick up the option. Winston is now scheduled to earn an injury-guaranteed $20.922 million in 2019, but it is likely the Bucs explore an extension before Winston enters the final year of his deal. The No. 1 overall pick of the 2015 draft, Winston has thrown 69 touchdowns against 44 interceptions through his first three years in the league.
Apr 17 - 10:32 AM

Jameis Winston said the league has yet to interview him about the alleged groping of an Uber driver in March of 2016.

An Uber driver accused Winston of groping her during a ride in Scottsdale, Arizona in March of 2016. Winston has denied the accusation, saying he regrets "if my demeanor or presence made her uncomfortable in any way." Both GM Jason Licht and coach Dirk Koetter have complained about the pace of the league's investigation into the incident.
Source: ESPN
Apr 16 - 12:49 PM

Jameis Winston was cited for careless driving after being involved in a minor car accident last week.

He faces a $153 fine after rear-ending another vehicle, causing $4,000 worth of damage. Winston shouldn't face any discipline from the league.
Feb 23 - 11:04 AM

Jameis Winston completed 28-of-51 passes for 363 yards, one touchdown, and three interceptions in the Bucs' Week 17 comeback win over the Saints.

The Bucs finished their season on a high note with a comeback win to push the Saints to 11-5. The dagger was Winston's 39-yard fourth-quarter touchdown pass to Chris Godwin. Although Winston’s 2017 was an all-in-all disappointment due largely to a recurring throwing-shoulder injury, he did finish strong with a 10:5 TD-to-INT ratio and nearly 70-percent completion rate across his final five games. Winston never quite got on the same page with DeSean Jackson, however, and the Bucs failed to realize their theoretical potential at least partly due to Winston’s penchant for random boneheaded turnovers. Nevertheless, Winston will be a bounce-back target in 2018 fantasy drafts as a late-round quarterback pick. The Bucs’ decision to retain Dirk Koetter was widely panned, but it ensures Winston will maintain offensive scheme continuity with his arrow still pointing up.
Sun, Dec 31, 2017 07:37:00 PM

Jameis Winston completed 21-of-27 passes for 367 yards and one touchdown in the Bucs' 22-19, Week 16 loss to the Panthers.

Coming off his best game of the season last Monday night against the Falcons, Winston's numbers again look good on paper. But he held the ball too long in this one and turned it over multiple times once again. Winston took six sacks on the day, with a couple being way too deep and one for a loss of 13 yards on first-and-goal. Winston lost three fumbles, two early in the first half and the final with 35 seconds left and the Bucs down by three. It's a huge thing Winston needs to work on in the offseason; he has to take better care of the ball. He's thrown 41 picks and fumbled 31 times with one game left in his third season. The 4-11 Bucs host the Saints in Week 17.
Sun, Dec 24, 2017 04:30:00 PM

Jameis Winston completed 27-of-35 passes for 299 yards and three touchdowns in the Bucs' 24-21, Week 15 loss to the Falcons.

Winston played one of his best games of the season despite the Bucs coming up short on the scoreboard. His first touchdown went to O.J. Howard where he went through his progressions and found him wide-open on the opposite side of the field. His second touchdown was a 42-yard bomb to Mike Evans who leaped over two defenders to make the catch. Winston should have had two more long completions, but Evans was called for offensive pass interference for pushing off in both instances. This was the type of game fantasy owners expected to happen frequently from Winston entering 2017. He has a good matchup against the Panthers in Week 16.
Mon, Dec 18, 2017 11:54:00 PM

Jameis Winston completed 26-of-38 passes for 285 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions in the Bucs' 24-21, Week 14 loss to the Lions.

Winston's stats are bad, but he was worse. Basically any important play, he could be counted on to take a sack or commit a turnover. The turnover machine is now up to 53 in 42 career appearances. Winston couldn't make any big plays in a game that was highly winnable thanks to the Lions making miscues of their own. Winston has been just fine from a fantasy perspective over the past two weeks, but miserably failed the "eye test." The Falcons are a middle-of-the-road matchup for Week 15.
Sun, Dec 10, 2017 04:26:00 PM

According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, Jameis Winston's relationship with Buccaneers coach Dirk Koetter is "not in a good place."

Per Rapsheet, Winston didn't feel the organization fully supported him throughout his shoulder injury and has also grown frustrated with the team's play-calling, feeling the offense has become too predictable. Coming off a franchise record 28 touchdown passes in 2016, Winston has taken a noticeable step back this year, averaging a career-low 243.3 passing yards per game while watching Tampa Bay fall out of the NFC playoff hunt. Koetter could be out of a job soon if the Bucs' struggles continue over the final month.
Sun, Dec 10, 2017 09:55:00 AM

Jameis Winston completed 21-of-32 passes for 270 yards and two touchdowns in the Bucs' Week 13 loss to the Packers.

It was Winston's first game back after missing three with a throwing shoulder injury. He didn't challenge the Packers at all down the field and accumulated most of his yards with screens and check-downs. However, Winston's first touchdown was a nice throw and catch to Cameron Brate from 28 yards out down the seam, and the second was another red-zone hookup with Brate in the fourth quarter. In all, Winston didn't look very good, coupling bad decision-making with another turnover, a fumble that was returned for a touchdown. He now has 50 turnovers in 41 career games. Winston will be a QB2 next week at home versus Detroit.
Sun, Dec 3, 2017 04:39:00 PM

Jameis Winston (shoulder) is active for Week 13 against the Packers.

As expected. Winston is back after missing the past three games. Inactive for the Bucs are RB Doug Martin (concussion), S Josh Robinson, CB Vernon Hargreaves, S T.J. Ward, C Joe Hawley, DE Robert Ayers, and DT Clinton McDonald.
Sun, Dec 3, 2017 11:38:00 AM

Jameis Winston (shoulder) is questionable for Week 13 against the Packers.

Winston was a full participant at all three practices this week and is fully expected to start Sunday at Green Bay. Well-rested after taking three weeks off to heal his injured shoulder, Winston will be a borderline QB1 in a favorable matchup.
Fri, Dec 1, 2017 03:54:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Jameis Winston
2Ryan Fitzpatrick
3Ryan Griffin
RB1Ronald Jones
2Peyton Barber
3Charles Sims
4Jacquizz Rodgers
5Dalton Crossan
GLB1Peyton Barber
2Ronald Jones
3RB1Charles Sims
2Ronald Jones
FB1Alan Cross
2Austin Johnson
WR11Mike Evans
2Chris Godwin
3Justin Watson
4Bernard Reedy
WR21DeSean Jackson
2Adam Humphries
3Bobo Wilson
4Jake Lampman
WR31Adam Humphries
TE1O.J. Howard
2Cameron Brate
3Antony Auclair
LT1Donovan Smith
2Leonard Wester
LG1Ali Marpet
2Alex Cappa
3Givens Price
C1Ryan Jensen
2Evan Smith
RG1Caleb Benenoch
2Adam Gettis
3Michael Liedtke
RT1Demar Dotson
2Brad Seaton
K1Chandler Catanzaro