Louis Murphy

#18 WR / Tampa Bay Buccaneers / EXP: 8YRS Height: 6-2 Weight: 200 lb Age: 29 College: Florida Bye 6

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Player Outlook

Look for Louis Murphy to battle for playing time with the Buccaneers this summer. Previously he was their No. 3 receiver, a job he had for six weeks last season until a torn ACL put him on injured reserve. Murphy turns 29 before the season starts and will have to work his way back from his serious injury. Fantasy owners shouldn't think much of Murphy since there's a chance he won't even be on the Bucs roster.

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  • Murphy faces competition from multiple players for the third receiver spot in 2016, Scott Smith of the team's official site reports. The veteran wideout will enter his eighth season with a host of young hopefuls vying for his third receiver role. Murphy hauled in 10 receptions for 198 yards-- good for a career-high 19.8 yards per catch-- before a torn ACL ended his campaign in Week 6. He displayed some chemistry downfield with rookie quarterback Jameis Winston, recording receptions of 33 and 54 yards. With the Bucs reportedly looking to have their third pass-catcher to also play on the outside from time to time in 2016, players like sophomores Donteaa Dye, Evan Spencer, and Kenny Bell could all make strong bids for the job with their speed.

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  • Bucs head coach Dirk Koetter said Murphy (knee) won't be on the field until training camp, Scott Smith of the Buccaneers' official site reports. Murphy tore his ACL in late October, finishing the 2015 season with a 10-198-0 receiving line (18 targets) in six games. Though he mostly served as Tampa Bay's No. 3 wide receiver prior to the injury, Murphy may have to compete for a roster spot in training camp, if he's even healthy enough to suit up. With 33-year-old Vincent Jackson entering the final year of his contract, the Bucs could target a wide receiver in the early rounds of the upcoming NFL Draft.

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  • Murphy secured 10 of 18 targets for 198 yards over six games in 2015 before tearing his ACL and being place on injured reserve. The veteran receiver's two seasons in Tampa have been cut short by injury, with an ankle ailment curtailing Murphy's 2014 campaign after 11 games. The 28-year-old was a reasonably effective third receiver early this past season, and was just beginning to develop a rapport with rookie quarterback Jameis Winston when he suffered his season-ending ACL tear in Week 6 against the Redskins. Six of his 10 catches went for first downs, and he also tallied receptions 33 and 54 yards, which helped Murphy post a career-high 19.8 yards per catch in 2015. Under Tampa's control through the 2016 season, the eight-year pro could potentially begin training camp on the sidelines while he completes his recovery. In the event that teammate Vincent Jackson is jettisoned in the offseason by the Bucs' new coaching staff, Murphy could find himself with added opportunity next season in a new offensive system.

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  • A knee injury could sideline Buccaneers wide receiver Vincent Jackson multiple weeks, per Ian Rapoport of NFL.com. Jackson hasn't been ruled out for Week 8 yet, but this report certainly doesn't seem promising. The 32-year-old caught just one pass in 36 snaps Sunday against the Redskins - a surprising total considering Tampa Bay was without Russell Shepard (hamstring) and lost Louis Murphy (knee) in the middle of the game.

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  • Buccaneers' Louis Murphy: ACL injury ends season
    By RotoWire Staff

    Murphy suffered a torn right ACL in Sunday's loss to Washington, ESPN.com reports/ With Murphy -- who had been slotted behind Vincent Jackson and Mike Evans in the Bucs' WR pecking order -- now out for the season, Donteea Dye figures to move into the team's No. 3 wideout role for now.

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Completed Games

WK OPP TAR RECPT REYD REAVG RETD FPTS
1 TEN 3 0 0 0 0 0
2 @NO 4 3 82 27.33 0 8
3 @HOU 6 3 61 20.33 0 6
4 CAR 4 3 26 8.67 0 2
5 JAC 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 BYE - - - - - -
7 @WAS 1 1 29 29.00 0 2
*8 @ATL 0 0 0 0 0 0
*9 NYG 0 0 0 0 0 0
*10 DAL 0 0 0 0 0 0
*11 @PHI 0 0 0 0 0 0
*12 @IND 0 0 0 0 0 0
*13 ATL 0 0 0 0 0 0
*14 NO 0 0 0 0 0 0
*15 @STL 0 0 0 0 0 0
*16 CHI 0 0 0 0 0 0
*17 @CAR 0 0 0 0 0 0
PROJECTION 58 38 546 14.37 1.4 55.4

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Scheduled Games

WK DATE OPP OPP RANK OPP FPTS
1 09/11 @Atlanta Falcons 1 14.63
2 09/18 @Arizona Cardinals 14 21.44
3 09/25 Los Angeles Rams 6 18.50
4 10/02 Denver Broncos 3 15.53
5 10/11 @Carolina Panthers 11 20.05
6 BYE - - -
7 10/23 @San Francisco 49ers 18 22.38
8 10/30 Oakland Raiders 9 19.88
9 11/04 Atlanta Falcons 1 14.63
10 11/13 Chicago Bears 12 20.13
11 11/20 @Kansas City Chiefs 21 23.44
12 11/27 Seattle Seahawks 2 14.67
13 12/04 @San Diego Chargers 4 18.38
14 12/11 New Orleans Saints 28 25.13
15 12/18 @Dallas Cowboys 8 19.50
16 12/24 @New Orleans Saints 28 25.13
17 01/01 Carolina Panthers 11 20.05

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Career Stats

Season Tar Recpt ReYd ReTD ReFD ReAvg FPTS
2016 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 18 10 198 0 6 19.80 19
2014 57 31 380 2 14 12.26 50
2013 13 6 37 1 2 6.17 9
2012 60 25 336 1 16 13.44 39
2011 33 15 241 0 11 16.07 36
2010 78 41 609 2 27 14.85 76
2009 96 34 521 4 26 15.32 79
3 Year Avg 29 16 205 1 7 12.81 26
Career 355 162 2322 10 102 14.33

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