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  • TB Running Back #22
    Edmonds is dealing with a sprained MCL and is expected to miss 4-6 weeks. The veteran back had been getting some run on passing downs before suffering the knee injury. Expect that work to go to Rachaad White, who is a capable pass protector and a strong receiver out of the backfield. Sean Tucker could also see some extra snaps going forward.
  • TB Running Back #22
    Edmonds will likely land on short-term IR with his injury. The veteran running back appeared to be in line for a slightly busier day than he saw in Week 1, but will now be forced to miss at least the next month. Edmonds didn’t have any fantasy relevance prior to the injury, and his injury shouldn’t have much of an impact on Rachaad White or rookie Sean Tucker.
  • TB Running Back #22
    Edmonds left in the first quarter of Sunday’s contest against the Bears and did not return to the game. The veteran running back logged just eight offensive snaps in Week 1, but was on the field early in Sunday’s loss before the quick exit. Edmonds didn’t figure to be much of a factor for the Buccaneers this season, but could have more value in the passing game if Rachaad White were to ever miss time. For now, we’ll wait to see what the MRI reveals in the coming days.
  • TB Tight End #88
    Otton is clearly the third option in the Tampa Bay passing attack behind Mike Evans and Chris Godwin, but he appears to be in a much more consistent role than he had last season. The only issue with Otton right now is that the Bucs don’t seem to use him on routes down the field. His longest catch on Sunday was nine yards and he was consistently catches passes a yard or two short of the first down markers. Perhaps it’s an awareness issue with a young tight end or maybe it’s an offensive scheme issue that Tampa can address in the coming weeks.
  • TB Wide Receiver #14
    Godwin continues to operate underneath and over the middle of the field with Mike Evans operating as the deep threat for Baker Mayfield. With Mayfield using the running backs in the passing game so frequently, Godwin could see his targets lessen in comparison to last year. However, the veteran receiver looks good and was also wide open in the end zone early in the game but Mayfield missed him. There will be inconsistencies from Mayfield, as evidenced by the missed touchdown early in the game, but Godwin figures to be targeted often this season.
  • TB Wide Receiver #13
    Evans was Baker Mayfield’s favorite target all day and with the Bears losing both safeties in the middle of the game, they simply had no answer for Evans. His 70-yard catch set up an early Tampa touchdown, and then Mayfield found him later for a 32-yard-touchdown of his own. Mayfield has looked good in his first two games, and he clearly trusts Mike Evans, but the big receiver figures to have a lot tougher matchups in the future than the Bears without their starting safeties. Next week against the Eagles will certainly be one.
  • TB Running Back #44
    Tucker is a popular stash candidate, but he was thoroughly outplayed by Rachaad White on Sunday. Tucker did get eight carries and is working his way onto the field in instances besides just when White needs a breather; however, he’s a long way from taking this job outright. White has also continued to prove his value in the passing game, while Tucker didn’t see a single target on Sunday. He should remain on fantasy benches for next week against the Eagles.
  • TB Running Back #1
    Everybody is quick to write off White in fantasy circles, but he looked good on Sunday against the Bears. He ran with power and was able to get open in the flats for Baker Mayfield when the quarterback escaped pressure in the pocket. Coming into the season, Mayfield targeted his running backs in the passing game more than most other quarterbacks, and that continued on Sunday with White having five catches. Even though he wasn’t able to break any big runs, White helped the offense move the chains and will remain a key cog next week in a tough matchup against the Eagles.
  • TB Quarterback #6
    Mayfield was slippery in the pocket all day, consistently avoiding pressure and bidding himself more time to find open receivers while also adding 17 rushing yards on six carries. With the Bears losing both safeties in the middle of the game, the openings were there, especially for his most-trusted weapons as Mike Evans and Chris Godwin combined for 229 yards and 11 catches on the day. It’s been a great start to the season for Mayfield but things will get a lot tougher against the Eagles next week.
  • TB Running Back #22
    Edmonds has been operating as Tampa Bay’s third running back, so it’s not a major shakeup for the offense. However, with Edmonds gone, that should mean more carries for Sean Tucker in relief of starter Rachaad White.