Tampa Bay Buccaneers

5 Bucs to Watch Against Kansas City

A few players to keep an eye on when the Buccaneers take on the Chiefs in Week 11.

Pictures of the Top 10 Chiefs in Week 10, according to their Pro Football Focus player grade.

1. DE Noah Spence
Spence is quietly putting together an excellent rookie season. He has four sacks thus far, which are the second-most on the team behind Gerald McCoy, who has 4.5. Even more impressive is the fact that Spence has been that productive while battling a shoulder injury for most of the season. Spence has evolved from playing on primarily passing downs to getting reps on first and second down. Keep an eye on him against a Chiefs offense that's allowed 22 sacks this year.


  1. QB Jameis Winston**
    The Chiefs are one of the best teams in the league in taking the ball away while Winston has been one of the NFL's best at protecting the football for the past five weeks of the season. Winston has thrown just two picks in his last five games, including completing three games without an interception. He's finished with a quarterback rating of 107 or better in three of his last five games and has thrown 10 interceptions during the same time period. If he can avoid turning the ball over, the Bucs will have a fighting chance against one of the league's top teams.

3. RB Doug Martin
Martin returned to action in Week 10, but the Bucs eased him back into the lineup. He took the field with the first-team offense to start the game but carried the ball just 15 times. Peyton Barber recorded 12 rushed in the Bucs' victory over Chicago while Mike James' number was called twice. It's safe to assume he'll play a larger role when the Bucs travel to Kansas City.


  1. CB Vernon Hargreaves**
    In just his first season, Hargreaves has established himself as staple on the Buccaneers' defense. He has been on the field for 97.4 percent of the Bucs' defensive snaps this season, the second-most of any Tampa Bay defender. He has yet to record an interception in the NFL. If he can snag a pass from Alex Smith, it will be Smith's fourth interception of the year.

5. DT Clinton McDonald
McDonald has been battling injuries, but returned to the lineup in full force against the Bears in Week 10. He picked up a sack, a tackle for a loss and two quarterback hits in the Bucs' victory. Lined up alongside Gerald McCoy, McDonald could find himself matched up one-on-one with Kansas City offensive linemen often. 

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