Chris Chancellor is Bucsblitz.com’s exclusive in-house fantasy expert. Chancellor has won seven fantasy football titles since he began playing in 1991, along with making several other championship game appearances. He also dispenses his expertise for the Houston Chronicle. Each week Chancellor will provide his Buccaneers to start and to avoid for the upcoming game. Plus, Bucsblitz.com’s Matthew Postins provides his insight.
This Buc is so money!
WR Joey Galloway
He goes back to Seattle where he started his career and he may not admit it, but he’s going to want to prove something in coffee country. He should be good for 100 yards and 1 TD, if it doesn’t rain in Seattle.
You may find a hidden treasure with this Buc!
TE Jerramy Stevens
The question is how many receptions will he get while splitting time with TE Alex Smith? You’ll remember him as the guy dropping the ball during the Seahawks run to the Super Bowl, but going back to Seattle he may be dropping a TD bomb on his former club during Week 1.
This Buc could have you walking the plank!
Definitely not a good test for the Bucs defense going against 1 of the top 5 RB’s in the NFL on his home turf. Shaun Alexander may start off 2007 like he left off in 2005 with 2-3 TD’s.
I concur with Chancellor’s selections this week. Galloway is QB proof, having reached the 1,00-yard plateau each of the past two years with four quarterbacks. Stevens may be motivated to have a big game against his former team. And you should take a wait-and-see approach with the Bucs defense. I’m not sure the playmaking ability and consistency will be there this year.
Another player to watch is QB Jeff Garcia. He’s probably still available in most leagues. The Bucs will throw a lot on Sunday because Jon Gruden feels he has a weapon in Garcia. If he has a productive day, he is someone you should consider picking up for your bye week, especially if Garcia has a favorable defensive matchup, such as Tennessee or Arizona.