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How to watch, what to watch for Bucs vs. Panthers in Week 10

The Bucs and Panthers face off in Week 10 of the 2020 NFL season. We break down how to watch the game, odds for the matchup, key injuries, and notable fantasy football start/sit considerations.

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Tom Brady #12 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers calls a play during the first half against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium on November 02, 2020 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers were unexpectedly blown out by the New Orleans Saints in Week 9 and will look to redeem themselves against another divisional rival in Week 10. The NFC South’s second place team will go on the road to take on the Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium.

Tampa Bay’s dynamic offense fizzled on Sunday. The addition of Antonio Brown to a star-studded receiving group that includes Mike Evans, Chris Godwin, and Rob Gronkowski wasn’t enough to help the Buccaneers compete against the Saints. There’s no clear lead back between Ronald Jones and Leonard Fournette. Tampa Bay is loaded with talent but needs to figure out how to use all its weapons efficiently.

The Panthers are sliding fast and have lost four straight games after winning three without Christian McCaffrey. The star running back returned in Week 9, but injured his shoulder and will not play in Week 10. Robby Anderson, Curtis Samuel, and D.J. Moore give the Panthers several options through the air. They’ll need all the passing options they can get against the Buccaneers’ elite run defense.

TV Info

Date: Sunday, Nov. 15
Time: 1:00 p.m. ET
Channel: FOX
Stream: FuboTV
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Notable Statistical rankings (Football Outsiders)

Bucs: #2 overall — #13 offense, #1 defense, #16 special teams
Panthers: #16 overall — #8 offense, #26 defense, #18 special teams

DraftKings Sportsbook odds

Bucs: -5.5, -235
Panthers: +5.5, +200
Total: 50.5

Fantasy football start/sit advice

Bucs

Tom Brady, Quarterback, $6,300

Brady was in the middle of a great stretch when he busted against the Saints. Tampa Bay is ironing out the kinks now that Brown is in the mix. While the Buccaneers’ relied on the run the last time they faced the Panthers, Jones and Fournette have struggled lately. There’s too much talent at receiver for Brady to not thrive.

Mike Evans, Wide Receiver, $6,300

Evans is among the league leaders in receiving touchdowns with 7. While he could get a little less attention now that Brown is with the Buccaneers, his big frame makes him the ideal red zone target. He leads Tampa Bay in receptions (34) and targets (52).

Panthers

Teddy Bridgewater, Quarterback, $6,100

Bridgewater threw for a season-high 367 yards against the Buccaneers earlier this season. Tampa Bay stuffs the run but Carolina’s abundance of talent at receiver gives the Panthers an edge through the air.

D.J. Moore, Wide Receiver, $5,100

Moore is $1,000 cheaper than Robby Anderson and only $200 more expensive than Curtis Samuel. While he’s in a bit of a slump, he leads the Panthers in touchdowns receptions with three and is among the league leaders in yards per catch (18.3). He torched Tampa Bay with eight catches for 120 yards earlier in the year. This price is ridiculously low for a player with real WR1 upside.