Tampa Bay Buccaneers

5 Buccaneers to Watch vs. Redskins

Five players to keep an eye on when the Buccaneers take on the Redskins on Sunday.

1. RB Doug Martin
Martin is attempting to accomplish something that's only been done twice in Buccaneer history – rush for 100 yards or more in three straight games. Martin has rushed for at least 100 yards in the two weeks leading up to the bye and has 405 rushing yards on the season, the ninth-most in the league. Through six games, the Redskins have allowed an average of 118.2 rushing yards per game, the 10th-most in the league. Martin could be primed for another big day, especially if Evan Smith, the Bucs' starting center, returns after suffering an ankle injury against the Saints in Week 2. Smith was limited during practice this week.

2. WR Mike Evans
When the Buccaneers and Redskins met last season, Evans put together one of the best games of his career, catching seven passes for 209 yards and two touchdowns. Evans has gotten off to a slower start than he would have liked, catching just 13 passes and battling through a hamstring injury early in the season. The Bucs will need Evans to be at the top of his game on Sunday – Washington has the NFL's eighth-best pass defense.

3. CB Johnthan Banks
For the first time since Week 3, Banks is expected to take the field. He had been nursing a knee injury, but participated fully in the Bucs' practices throughout the week. Banks was one of the team's starting cornerbacks prior to getting hurt, but his role this weekend will likely be determined by his health.

4. DT Gerald McCoy
McCoy has 4.5 sacks this season, the most of any defensive tackle in the league. Even more impressive is the fact that he remains atop the list despite being on a bye last weekend. McCoy has an opportunity to build on his sack total against a Washington offensive line that is rated as the NFL's fourth-worst in pass protection by Pro Football Focus.

5. K Connor Barth
Barth has played just one game since re-joining the Buccaneers earlier this month, but he has yet to miss a kick. He was three-for-three in the Bucs' victory over Jacksonville, connecting on field goals of 35, 45 and 47 yards. He was also two-for-two on extra points. The next field goal Barth connects on will be the 120th of his career.

Photos of the projected starters for the Redskins as listed on team depth chart.

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