Breaking: Josh Freeman Out Today; Josh Johnson Starting for Bucs
The Bucs quarterback will sit today with an injured shoulder
By: Athlon Sports | 12/4/11, 10:57 AM EST
Josh Freeman won't be suited up today for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Hurting with an injured shoulder all week, Freeman was a game-time decision today. That decision has been made, and it's a no-go for the Bucs second year QB.
Bucs coach Raheem Morris made it official this morning that Josh Johnson (do you have to be named Josh to play quarterback for the Bucs?) will start in his place.
This is somewhat surprising as all reports out of Tampa during the week sounded posistive for Freeman to start. On Tuesday he had made good progress and even said himself that he could have played on Wednesday. Which now seems more like talk than reality.
From a fantasy perspective this doesn't have much impace. Definitely sit Freeman, but don't expect anything out of Josh Johnson. If we learned anything from Caleb Hanie's debacle last week for the Bears, it's hard for back-ups to step in with one week notcie and put up decent fantasy numbers.
And downgrade the already low-graded Tampa players like Mike Williams and Kellen Winslow. A slight upgrade to LeGarrette Blount as the Bucs will be leaning heavily on the run today.
Look elsewhere for your fantasy quarterbacking needs this week.
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