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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have gone back to their old ways. No, we're not talking about losing by 38 points again, but head coach Dirk Koetter officially named James Winston the starting quarterback for the team's first game after their Week 5 bye. 

The move comes a day after the Buccaneers suffered an embarrassing 48-10 defeat at the hands of the Chicago Bears. Winston replaced Ryan Fitzpatrick at the beginning of the first half and went 6-for-20 with 145 passing yards, a touchdown, and two interceptions. 

It doesn't come as much of a surprise after Fitzpatrick threw four interceptions over his last two starts. He's historically been a streaky player and it appears his hot streak to start the year is over. 


Winston's first game action comes against the division rival Atlanta Falcons in Week 6, right after the Buccaneers have their bye this week. The Falcons are allowing the fifth-most FanDuel fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks this season. With an extra week to prepare, that bodes well for Winston. 


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