Fantasy Football Matchups to Exploit: Giants Struggles Could Mean Big Things for Buccaneers

Tampa Bay Buccaneers v Carolina Panthers
Tampa Bay Buccaneers v Carolina Panthers / Jacob Kupferman/Getty Images

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers' offense has had a disappointing start to the 2019 season. They finished 2018 12th in points and third in yards per game, but so far this year they rank 21st in points and 27th in yards per game.

They haven't drawn especially tough matchups to start with, taking on the San Francisco 49ers and Carolina Panthers, but things get significantly easier in Week 3 against the New York Giants.

The Giants gave up 35 points to the Dallas Cowboys in Week 1 and 28 to the Buffalo Bills in Week 2. Only the Miami Dolphins and Cincinnati Bengals are allowing their opponents to gain more yards per play than the Giants' 6.8. They rank similarly poorly in points per game (third most) and yards per game (fifth most) allowed.

Unsurprisingly, these struggles have translated to fantasy production for opponents as well. In standard scoring formats the G-Men have allowed the third-most fantasy points per game at QB, ninth most at RB, fourth most at WR and fifth most at TE.

Just about every Bucs player (with the exception of Chris Godwin) has under-performed in fantasy football, but this week should help them turn it around.

Jameis Winston, Mike Evans and company have given fantasy football players plenty of reason to doubt them heading into Week 3. It's not time to give up on them just yet though, and this matchup is one you can't afford to ignore.

The Giants as a whole will look to turn things around with Daniel Jones taking over as their starting QB in this matchup, but that's not going to do their defense any favors, and early signs are that this will be a fantasy football matchup to exploit all season.

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