NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) - Fox Sports sideline reporter and anchor Jen Hale shares three things fantasy players need to know about Sunday's Saints at Tampa Bay Buccaneers matchup in Tampa at 3:25 p.m.:
1. If you’re looking at fantasy options in a Bucs uniform this week, Mike Evans is the #1 fantasy wide receiver on the season, trumping both Antonio Brown and Julio Jones with 159 points. Tampa is a pass heavy team. And, Jameis Winston is developing into a formidable passer with Evans as his favorite target.
2. The Saints and Drew Brees are coming off a flat performance last Sunday versus the Lions and are craving redemption. Drew wrapped up that contest with NO passing touchdowns and three interceptions. Drew only earned seven fantasy points last week. Typically, he's a machine after a terrible game. In matchups following a contest where he threw three or more interceptions, Drew has thrown for at least 300 yards with an average passer rating of 102.8. Look for Drew to play an inspired game vs. the Bucs. And, don’t forget, on the season, Brees is tied with Aaron Rodgers as the #1 fantasy QB with a total of 248 points.
3. This could be a big game for running backs Mark Ingram and Tim Hightower. Tampa does not defend the run well. In fact, the Bucs Defense has only held one team under 11 fantasy points on the ground this season. Seven opponents have recorded at least 100 rushing yards on the Bucs this season.