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: 8 (+3)

Tampa Bay Buccaneers
No team has jumped higher in my power rankings over the first two weeks than the Buccaneers and they deserve every bit of this placement in the top 10. After an explosive 2-0 start in which they defeated two of my initial top five teams in the Saints and the defending Super Bowl champion Eagles, Tampa Bay looks like they’re finally poised to make a serious playoff push for the first time in a decade. Last week I said that if the Bucs defense steps up just enough to help out the team’s league-leading offense they will find themselves in this position, and sure enough that’s exactly what happened.

After Tampa Bay’s week one victory in New Orleans, I could not justify placing the team below one in which they’ve beaten twice in their last two regular season games but this week is a little different. In no way am I trying to diminish the team’s fantastic play against Philadelphia but now that their franchise quarterback Carson Wentz has been medically cleared to play, I believe the Eagles offense will see a dramatic improvement. There’s no question the Bucs will also field a better team once Brent Grimes returns from his groin injury and first-round pick Vita Vea can get back on the field, but an elite level QB like Wentz still gives the Eagles a slight edge over Tampa Bay as these current rankings stand.

RankTeamRecordChange +/-Trending
12-0+2
22-0+3
32-0+4
41-0-1-
51-1-3
61-0-1-
71-1-6
82-0+3
91-1+5
101-1-1
111-1+4
121-1-
132-0+6
141-1-6
150-1-1-2
161-1-
172-0+1
181-1+6
191-1+1
202-0+3
211-1+4
221-1+7
231-1-13
240-2-7
251-1-4
260-1-1+2
270-2-5
280-2-2
290-2-2
300-2-
310-2-
320-2-

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About the Author: Andrew Scavelli

Andrew Scavelli is the Digital Content Director and Fantasy Football Analyst for PewterReport.com. Scavelli, a graduate of Florida Gulf Coast University, first started as an intern with Pewter Report in 2009 and has been following the game of football for most of his life. When he’s not adjusting his fantasy lineups, Scavelli can be found enjoying nature and pursuing his passion for health and wellness. Scavelli can be reached at: [email protected]
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fredster
fredster
3 years ago

We neath eagles and they are still ahead of us? Hmm ok whatever. Lol. Rankings mean sick until we see who is still winning in December.

fredster
fredster
3 years ago

Beat

tbc_bucs
tbc_bucs
3 years ago

Newsflash:
Bucs beat the iggles

Dman
Dman
3 years ago

We beat the Steelers and then I’ll start to buy into the playoff run.

76Buc
76Buc
3 years ago

Yep Kurt, don’t drink the koolaid yet.

fredster
fredster
3 years ago

I think the Bucs will beat the Steelers. Any given Sunday and all but Steelers D and team overall has stunk so far and don’t see Bucs offense slowing down. Defense is going to slowly improve each week too imo. After they beat the Steelers I’m sure many will still say now it’s a three game fluke and drinking Kool Aid. Lol. I’m not reserving my playoff tickets but this team is dangerous and not a fluke.

Buc-n-Philly Fan
Buc-n-Philly Fan
3 years ago

This ranking and it’s justification is just dumb. You don’t rank a Team that was just beat and beat handily, higher than the Team that beat them.

Piss poor logic…

JohnGaltsGhost
JohnGaltsGhost
Reply to  Buc-n-Philly Fan
3 years ago

We beat the Nick Foles Eagles, the Carson Wentz Eagles are a completely different team