Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Denver Broncos prediction, game preview, and fantasy player to watch.
Tampa Bay vs Denver Broadcast
Date: Sunday, September 27
Game Time: 4:25 ET
Venue: Empower Field at Mile High Stadium, Denver, CO
Tampa Bay (1-1) vs Denver (0-2) Game Preview
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Why Tampa Bay Will Win
Jeff Driskel. He’s been a fine fill-in at times throughout his career, but he only hit 52% of his throws taking over for an injured Drew Lock in last week’s 26-21 loss to Pittsburgh. He did a decent job of keeping the team in the game, but he’ll have to be more than just okay to pull this off.
On the other side, Mike Evans is back. He wasn’t right in the opener against the Saints – the timing was off, he made a few big mistakes, and he wasn’t looking healthy. Last week against Carolina he caught seven passes for 104 yards and a score, and now he gets to roll against shaky Bronco secondary that struggled over the first two weeks.
Why Denver Will Win
The Broncos have been close. Not having Lock around hurts, but it was in the game against Tennessee until the final moments, and it gave Pittsburgh a push even when everything started to go wrong.
The receivers might not be household names, but there’s enough to spread the ball around – Jerry Jeudy is overdue for a breakout game – and Melvin Gordon has hit the 70-yard mark in each of the first two weeks. Driskel won’t have to do it alone.
Fantasy Football Player To Watch
QB Tom Brady, Tampa Bay
How’s it going so far? Short answer, he’s been okay. He hasn’t hit the 240-yard passing mark yet and he’s thrown as many interceptions as touchdown passes – three each – but he and the offense are playing like they could’ve used a few preseason tune-ups, or at least more training camp practice time. At the moment, in this year of tremendous fantasy quarterback play, Brady hasn’t been worth the start. That has to change against this Bronco secondary because …
What’s Going To Happen
The Von Miller-less Broncos haven’t generated a lick of pressure so far. With the emergence of Leonard Fournette and more of a Buccaneer running game, Brady should be in for a good, sound performance in a business-like win. The Broncos won’t have enough answers to early Tampa Bay scoring drives.
Tampa Bay vs Denver Prediction, Line
Tampa Bay 26, Denver 20
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ATS Confidence out of 5: 3
Must See Rating: 2.5
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