1. Eli Apple
Eli Apple is not the best cornerback on the New Orleans Saints so you may be wondering why the team needs him to thrive in order to win this game. If anything, Apple seemingly has more room for error as he will not be tasked with Mike Evans for most of the day.
That job is going to go to Marshon Lattimore. And as we all know, Evans is capable of flipping an entire game if he has a big day, making the emphasis on him massive.
However, we know that the Saints are focused on Evans and Lattimore is going to at least hold his own against the receiver, at least we hope. The biggest difference will be who the Buccaneers can get open aside from Evans, which is where Apple comes into play against Chris Godwin.
Godwin is a great number two receiver and had a massive game against the Los Angeles Rams last week. He hauled in 12 receptions for 172 yards and two touchdowns and was a huge reason why the Buccaneers dropped a 55 bomb.
Jamies Winston is not the greatest quarterback in the world but he is good enough to hit guys in stride when they are wide open. If Apple has a bad game then we could see another big day out of Godwin, which as we saw last week, is dangerous.