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Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston will start this Sunday

TAMPA, FL - SEPTEMBER 17: Quarterback Jameis Winston #3 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers throws a pass during the first quarter of an NFL football game against the Chicago Bears on September 17, 2017 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Dirk Koetter announced Friday that quarterback Jameis Winston will start on Sunday against the Buffalo Bills. Winston injured his throwing shoulder Week 6 against Arizona and had to leave the game.
  • Through Week 6, Winston's 81.8 overall PFF grade ranks eighth at quarterback this season. He finished 2016 as the 19th ranked quarterback with an 80.0 overall grade.
  • Winston has the highest average depth of target of all quarterbacks this year at 11.7 yards. He has attempted 25 deep passes (targets 20 or more yards downfield), and completed nine for 276 yards and three touchdowns with two interceptions. He ranks 19th with a passer rating of 84.3 on deep passes.

Jameis Winston, quarterback, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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