Josh Freeman, Bucs struggling on 3rd downs: Fantasy implications

John David Mercer-USA TODAY Spor

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Josh Freeman and his offense have been facing a lot of long-yardage situations on third down during the team's losing streak. We break down the fantasy implications.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Josh Freeman has struggled at times during his team's losing streak and long-yardage situations on third down are part of the reason. The Buccaneers, according to Roy Cummings of The Tampa Tribune, have faced 43 third-down situations the last three games and 31 times the Buccaneers have needed 6 yards or more to get a first down.

Tampa Bay, according to Cummings, has needed an average of 11.2 yards on those 31 third-and-long plays. Freeman threw four interceptions in Week 15 and will look to bounce back on Sunday against the St. Louis Rams.

Fantasy Impact: Freeman had his worst fantasy performance of the season in Week 15 but figures to be better at home on Sunday against the Rams.

Freeman is a No. 2 fantasy quarterback for Week 16.

For more fantasy info, head over to the SB Nation Fantasy War Room 4-8:30 p.m. ET Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday. Check out SB Nation's own Fantasy Football game, Pick 6!

Check out the SB Nation Channel on YouTube

Latest News

In This Article

Teams
Players
X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.