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Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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Fantasy Analysis | 1413326084
Buccaneers receiving corps becoming diverse
by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer

It may have been an aberration resulting from quarterback Matt Glennon throwing for a season-high 314 yards with his team in catchup mode from the outset, but the Buccaneers managed to sustain three wide receivers Week 6 against Baltimore. Vincent Jackson, the star of the group, led the team with 13 targets but was characteristically inefficient with them, catching four passes for 66 yards, and rookie Mike Evans returned from injury to catch four passes for 55 yards and a touchdown.

But the big surprise was Louis Murphy. Expected to shrink into a peripheral role with Evans back in the lineup, he led the way with seven catches for 72 yards and a touchdown. His nine targets were the second-most on the team.

The 1-5 Buccaneers figure to be playing from behind a lot, so Murphy, who clicked with Glennon immediately when he joined the team in Week 4, might just be able to stay relevant in Fantasy. Jamey Eisenberg doesn't rank him especially high in his Playing the Waiver Wire column this week, but at least he's ranked.

Of course, the presence of Murphy could diminish the value of Jackson and Evans to Fantasy owners. Jackson remains a must-start for now, but Evans is strictly a matchups type until we get some clarity here.

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Buccaneers' Louis Murphy leads the way
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com

Buccaneers wide receiver Louis Murphy led the way Week 6.

Murphy led the team with seven receptions for 72 yards during the contest. Murphy did all of his damage after halftime. He received two targets in the first half, but failed to come up with any catches until the third. In the fourth quarter, he found the end zone. Murphy hooked up with Mike Glennon on a 3 yard strike. 

The Bucs are on a bye Week 7. 

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Fantasy Analysis | 1413132775
No reason to start Louis Murphy this week
by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer

Though Buccaneers quarterback Mike Glennon has seemed to have a pretty good connection with wide receiver Louis Murphy the last two weeks, Murphy probably won't spend as much time on the field with Mike Evans back from a groin injury Week 6 against Baltimore.

That doesn't necessarily mean Murphy will be worthless in Fantasy, but you'd have to play in a league of 16 teams or more to start the third wide receiver for a team with a suspect passing game.

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Bucs WR Louis Murphy to fulfill lifelong dream
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com

Buccaneers receiver Louis Murphy grew up in the St. Petersburg area rooting for the team and dreaming of playing at Raymond James Stadium, reports the Tampa Tribune. Sunday against the Ravens, he gets his chance.

"It's going to be my first time playing in my back yard, so it's going to be an emotional day," Murphy told the paper. "This was definitely a childhood dream of mine, but it's not about me. It's about taking care of business."

Murphy has caught nine passes for 134 yards and a touchdown since replacing the injured Mike Evans in Week 4. "Two games in a row now, he's stepped up big, answering the bell," coach Lovie Smith said.

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Fantasy Analysis | 1412565454
Vincent Jackson outshines Louis Murphy this time
by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer

One week after looking like new quarterback Mike Glennon wanted no part of him, the Buccaneers' Vincent Jackson lived up to his No. 1 wide receiver billing for the first time this season Week 5 at New Orleans, leading the team with eight catches for 144 yards.

Granted, his 12 targets were only two more than he had Week 4 at Pittsburgh, but in that game, Glennon seemed more interested in throwing the ball to both Mike Evans and, after the rookie left with a groin strain, Louis Murphy.

Murphy, who started in place of Evans in Week 5, still made an impact in this one, catching a 20-yard touchdown pass at the end of the first half, but he finished with just three catches for 35 yards.

Jackson entered Week 5 tied for the league lead in drops but hopefully earned some trust with this performance. He's back to being a high-end Fantasy option for Week 6 against Baltimore.

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