Buccaneers: 2009 NFL Regular Season Schedule | Fantasy Football Rankings
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2009 Regular Season Schedule
For a team that is rebuilding the Buccaneers are not looking too bad as they have good talent on both sides of the football. Cadillac Williams is back and healthy and this provides the team with three solid running backs to pound out the yards and help carry the passing game along.
Below are three sections of interest that are worth paying attention to for fantasy owners coming into the season for this team. First we have listed our fantasy players which we believe are worth paying attention to this season.
Next is strength of schedule against the run, pass and points against. Lastly we have a few games selected that will be key in telling how this team will preform for the 2009 season.
Strength of Schedule
vs Run 11th Hardest Schedule
vs Pass 16th Easiest Schedule
vs Points Given Up 7th Hardest Schedule
The Buccaneers will probably have the longest list of fantasy players worth paying attention too in all of our regular season rankings. However that does not mean it is a good thing as in this case all of their position players are not going to be the greatest of options for fantasy.
This team is loaded with uncertainty about who is going to get the football and how many times are they going to get it. Receiver Antonio Bryant should be the teams best option but we need to see how he can comeback from his knee problem.
For strength of schedule, at least this team has a decent schedule against the pass as they are in the middle of the NFL pack in that category. If Tampa Bay can have a solid and consistent season passing the football than their odds of having a good year will be much stronger.
Games of Interest
Week 7 vs Patriots: Unfortunately the Buccaneers will lose one of their home games this season as they travel to England this season and play at Wembley Stadium. In that game they will be the home team and the Patriots will be the road team.
This is going to make life harder for this team as they have enjoyed much success in their home stadium and now they will only have seven games this year in Tampa Bay.
2009 Football Projection
All and all this should be a rebuilding year for this team as they have a lot of turnover and things need to come together. While I do believe the Buccaneers are better off with Leftwich as the starting quarterback, I don’t believe he has what it takes to make this team a playoff team.
In the end this team should finish dead last in the division as they wait until next year to compete in the NFC South.
Fantasy Football Information Writer Sean E. Douglas: fantasy-info.com