Pewter Power Rankings is a weekly feature compiled by PewterReport.com’s Fantasy Football Analyst Andrew Scavelli every Tuesday during the regular season. Each week Scavelli will rank the league’s teams from best to worst based on their performance and outlook going forward at that point of the season, with a focus on the Buccaneers.
CURRENT BUCCANEERS RANKING: 23 (+4)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
There is definitely something to be said about Tampa Bay’s effort against Carolina last Sunday. With all the adversity that the Bucs faced this season they could have easily packed it in, but this is a resilient team that continues to fight to the finish every week. Quarterback Jameis Winston seems to have received the message from his benching and is playing much smarter, and the team’s injury-riddled defense is also playing an inspired brand of football. Tampa Bay will need to win the turnover battle once again to have a chance this week against New Orleans and although it’s unlikely that they will run the table, this team looks like they will make things a little more interesting down the stretch than previously thought.