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Can Kellen Winslow Produce in the Buccaneers Offense?

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There is a reason the Buccaneers made a move and traded for tight end Kellen Winslow. That reason is because the new coaching staff wants him to be a fixture in this offense for years to come. At first I was not very thrilled about this move as I haven’t thought highly of Winslow and his performance in the pro’s so far.

With that being said I do believe he will have a decent season for this team in 2009 and might be the most productive player in the passing game. Today it is being reported that Antonio Bryant is going to miss the next 3 to 4 weeks as he is going to have knee surgery.


This is crushing news for this offense but at least it looks like he will be ready to slowly come back as the season begins. With Bryant going through this injury the team should look to Winslow for production as he is the most talented player they have in the passing game.

What to Expect

I believe Kellen can make a run for 950 yards and 65 receptions this season in his first year with Tampa Bay. He might even do better then that if he stays health and builds a strong connection with his starting quarterback.

My only problem with Kellen so far is that he hasn’t been a great touchdown maker and that needs to change if he is ever going to be a top five fantasy tight end.

This team is going through a lot of adjustments and losing Bryant is not going to help. Look for Winslow to be involved in every game but suffer from the inconsistency’s that all the change in this team will bring.

Fantasy Football Information on Kellen Winslow

Right now I would take Winslow in the later mid rounds of standard league fantasy drafts, for this season. While he is a talent we all need to see him build chemistry with his new quarterbacks and hopefully one quarterback can start all season.

If his quarterbacks should struggle then by the later part of the season the team might go with rookie first round pick quarterback Josh Freeman. If that happens it will probably hurt Winslows production at the end of the year.

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