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Charles Sims (ankle) was limited on Wednesday.

Sims should play Week 13 against the Bengals, but the Tampa Bay backfield is a situation to avoid with Sims, Doug Martin, and Bobby Rainey all splitting snaps.
Nov 26 - 4:23 PM

Austin Seferian-Jenkins (back) returned to practice Wednesday.

ASJ sat out Tuesday's informal session. His status for Week 13 against the Bengals is up in the air, but he's proven to be a non-factor in fantasy as a rookie. Seferian-Jenkins, however, will be a breakout candidate as a sophomore.
Nov 26 - 2:25 PM

Bucs TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins (back) didn't practice Tuesday.

ASJ's missed practice coincided with the Bucs signing two tight ends. He's not looking like a great bet to suit up in Week 13.
Nov 25 - 5:36 PM

Bucs signed TE D.J. Williams and TE Cameron Brate.

WR Marcus Thigpen has been waived. The fact that the Bucs have signed two tight ends can't be considered a good sign for Austin Seferian-Jenkins' (back) Week 13 status. Williams appeared in nine games between the Patriots and Jaguars last season, catching zero passes.
Nov 25 - 2:07 PM

Bucs TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins said Tuesday his back is feeling better.

Seferian-Jenkins' back tightened up on him midway through Sunday's game against the Bears and he couldn't return. We'll consider the mountainous rookie day to day.
Nov 25 - 12:59 PM

Bucs FB Jorvorskie Lane has been diagnosed with a broken leg, and requires season-ending surgery.

Lane had played only 77 snaps as the Bucs' lead blocker this season. His loss won't have an effect on Tampa's monumentally-ineffective running game. Going on 28, Lane isn't signed beyond 2014.
Nov 24 - 2:39 PM

Mike Evans has tied Mike Williams' franchise record with a receiving touchdown in four straight games.

The 6-foot-5 Evans beat 5-foot-11 Bears corner Kyle Fuller for his latest score, his eighth of the season and sixth in the last four weeks. With Josh McCown showing the utmost confidence in his rookie, Evans is bordering on WR1 status weekly now. He's also the top Dynasty wideout in perhaps the greatest rookie wideout class the NFL has ever seen.
Nov 24 - 10:15 AM

Louis Murphy caught 6-of-8 targets for 113 yards Week 12 against the Bears.

Murphy got loose for a 54-yard gain late in the first half and had a 22-yard gain in the third quarter. Murphy was peppered with targets after the Bucs abandoned the run in the second half, seeing five of his eight targets in the fourth quarter. Murphy will have big games every now and again, but he is too inconsistent to be used in re-draft leagues.
Nov 23 - 5:21 PM

Mike Evans caught 3-of-11 targets for 47 yards and a touchdown Week 12 against the Bears.

Evans caught a 19-yard touchdown to open the scoring in the second quarter, but was relatively quiet the rest of the day. He still saw a team-high 11 targets, and is clearly going nowhere in the Bucs' passing game. He will be a borderline WR1 against the Bengals Week 13.
Nov 23 - 5:17 PM

Vincent Jackson caught 5-of-9 targets for 117 yards Week 12 against the Bears.

Jackson saw two fewer targets than Mike Evans, but made two huge catches to convert on third and long and appeared to be Josh McCown's target of choice when he got into trouble. Despite Evans' emergence over the last several weeks, Jackson is not going anywhere. He will be on the WR2 radar the rest of the season.
Nov 23 - 5:07 PM

Bobby Rainey caught 4-of-6 targets for 18 yards Week 12 against the Bears.

He added one rush for 3 yards. Rainey is clearly behind Doug Martin and Charles Sims in the running-game pecking order, but appeared to be the passing-down back for Tampa Bay. That role is unlikely to generate value outside of deep PPR leagues.
Nov 23 - 5:04 PM

Charles Sims rushed six times for 22 yards Week 12 against the Bears.

Sims rotated series with Doug Martin through the first three quarters, but was out-touched 12-8 by Martin. Sims saw more success on the ground than Martin, but still struggled in the Bucs' limiting run scheme. Likely on the worse side of a RBBC, Sims will not be worth a start against the Bengals Week 13.
Nov 23 - 5:00 PM

Doug Martin rushed 11 times for 27 yards Week 12 against the Bears.

Martin started the game but rotated evenly with Charles Sims through the first three quarters. Martin had a nice 10-yard run where he showed the vision and burst that made him a hot property following his rookie season, but struggled to find room in the Bucs' horrible run scheme the rest of the day. Martin will likely be the better side of Tampa's new RBBC, but he will not be worth a start against a suddenly resurgent Bengals' defense Week 13.
Nov 23 - 4:58 PM

Josh McCown completed 25-of-48 passes for 341 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions Week 12 against the Bears.

Week 12 was a mixed bag for McCown. He escaped pressure to make several huge plays on third downs, but he also turned the ball over three times. Two of the turnovers directly led to Chicago touchdowns in the game-deciding third quarter. McCown is averaging 310 yards a game and has a 7-to-4 TD-to-INT ratio since taking over for Mike Glennon Week 10.
Nov 23 - 4:52 PM

Bucs TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins left Week 12 against the Bears with a back injury.

He is questionable to return. Seferian-Jenkins caught 2-of-4 targets for 16 yards before exiting. Brandon Myers should see more targets with ASJ sidelined.
Nov 23 - 2:54 PM

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