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  • Buy or Sell: 2022 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Defense IDP

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    The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are two years removed from being Super Bowl champions. They fell from the sixth total defense to the 13th. Who will be the IDP Buy/Sell players to bring Tom Brady back to the Super Bowl in his final year?


    Buy

    Antoine Winfield, Safety

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    Antoine Winfield Jr. was a second-round pick in the 2020 NFL draft. As a rookie, he was immediately inserted into the starting lineup and played all 16 games. Winfield Jr. delivered as a rookie with 94 tackles (64 solos), 1 tackle for a loss, 4 QB hits, 3 sacks, 6 passes defended, 1 interception, 2 forced fumbles, and 1 fumble recovery.

    This performance was good enough for Winfield Jr. to score fourth in the AP defensive rookie of the year. He also was the 19th scoring safety in my leagues for 2020.

    Second-year itch? Just the injury bug.

    After playing nearly 100% of the defensive snaps in his rookie year, Winfield Jr. missed four games. He missed weeks five and six due to a concussion and weeks 15 and 16 due to a foot injury. Even after missing those four games, Winfield Jr. showed that he was better in 2021.

    He posted 88 tackles (62 solos), 4 tackles for a loss, 3 QB hits, 2 sacks, 6 passes defended, 2 interceptions, 2 forced fumbles, and 3 fumble recoveries.

    Winfield Jr. also showed up on the big stage of the NFL playoffs. He averaged 6.4 tackles per game in the 2020 and 2021 NFL playoffs. Winfield Jr. has averaged 6.27 tackles per game in the regular season. In my leagues, he was the sixth-ranked safety in scoring per game in 2021.

    Winfield Jr. is the fifth-ranked safety on IDPGuys.org and 32nd overall IDP in rankings. However, he is the seventh-ranked safety in ADP and the 34th overall IDP for ADP.

    Your league mates are sleeping on Winfield Jr. This is the time to do what you need to obtain his services as your stud defensive back for 2022 and beyond. The Buccaneers are in a win-now window and will not lay back. Their defense will attack, opening up more opportunities for Winfield Jr. Buy now while his value is slightly discounted.

    Sell

    Devin White, Linebacker

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    The Tampa Bay Buccaneers selected Devin White with the fifth overall pick in the 2019 NFL draft. He has been ranked in the top five IDP linebackers since. No doubt that White is a very good player for the Buccaneers, but let’s take a look at his numbers to see if he deserves the #5 IDP linebacker ranking that IDPGuys.org gives him. White also holds the #5 spot in their ADP.

    White was inserted into the starting lineup as a rookie and played 13 games. In those games, he produced 91 tackles (58 solos), 4 tackles for a loss, 5 QB hits, 2.5 sacks, 3 passes defended, 1 interception, 3 forced fumbles, 4 fumble recoveries, and 2 TDs. This was good enough for just 27th in LB scoring in my leagues, but 14th average per game played.

    Bound for Breakout in 2020

    White’s second year was the year that he showed up big in the 15 games he played. White delivered an outstanding 140 tackles (97 solos), 15 tackles for a loss, 16 QB hits, 9 sacks, 4 pass defended, 1 forced fumble, and a fumble recovery. This was good enough for the #2 scoring linebacker in my leagues.

    Sadly, 2021 was a step back in production, even though he played all 17 games. White posted 128 tackles (87 solos), 8 tackles for a loss, 18 QB hits, 3.5 sacks, 3 passes defended, and 1 fumble recovery.

    Devin White wasn’t even the highest White in 2021 IDP linebacker scoring. Kyzir White outscored him by 38 points in my leagues. Devin White was the 16th-ranked scoring LB for 2021. In his three years in the NFL, White has ranked 27th, 2nd, and 16th in IDP LB scoring in my leagues.

    Why is he ranked fifth in rankings and ADP? Because of his draft capital and 2020 performance. He is overvalued, and you can get a boatload for him now. I see him in the 12-16 range in scoring. Sell White today and load up with multiple pieces to carry you to a championship.


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