Atlanta Falcons: Top five players to watch vs Tampa Bay

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1) Jameis Winston, QB

Oct 25, 2015; Landover, MD, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston (3) attempts a pass against the Washington Redskins during the second half at FedEx Field. The Washington Redskins won 31 – 30. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

Yes, Jameis Winston is the top player to watch vs the Atlanta Falcons for multiple reasons. Winston, the no. 1 overall pick in the 2015 NFL draft is off to a solid start in his rookie season. Winston has completed nearly 60 percent of his passes and is averaging 230 yards passing per game.

Winston has had a problem with turnovers in 2015, however. Winston has thrown seven interceptions and has fumbled the ball four times.

After a slow start to the season, Winston has really picked it up in his last two games. Winston has a 125.3 passer rating over the last two games and is coming off his best game as a professional.

While the Buccaneers collapsed against the Washington Redskins, Winston completed 21 of 29 for 297 yards and two touchdowns.

The Falcons need to apply pressure to Winston and make him make quick decisions. If they are able to do that, Winston will get picked off multiple times. But, if they are not able to do it, then you heard it here first, Winston will throw for 300 yards which would be his first 300-yard game of his short career.

Winston finally has his receiving corps healthy and the running ability of Doug Martin has helped his case in the last two games of the season. The Falcons will find themselves in a shootout if they cannot pressure Winston.