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18 Louis Murphy WR

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
2%0%
Key Stats
GPCatchesYdsAvgTDsFirst Downs
72124211.5211

Player Updates

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Three Buccaneers make minor contributions Sunday
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

A few Buccaneers chipped in to the offensive effort Sunday in a loss to Cleveland. Among them was running back Mike James, who managed nine yards on four carries.

Also contributing was wideout Louis Murphy with two catches for 13 yards and tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins with one reception for three yards.

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Buccaneers get offensive contributions Week 8
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com

The Buccaneers didn't do much offensively Week 8 against the Vikings, but several role players still made contributions. Wideout Louis Murphy caught both his targets for 11 yards, and tight end Brandon Myers had a 3-yard reception.

Running back Mike James carried once for 1 yard. They'll all visit the Browns in Week 9.

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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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Schedule
WeekDateOpp.RecYdsLgTD
49/28/14PIT699410
510/5/14NO335201
610/12/14BAL772241
810/26/14MIN21170
911/2/14CLE21390
1011/9/14ATL112120
1111/16/14WAS0000
WeekDateOpponentTime/Result
1211/23/14@ CHI1:00 pm
1311/30/14CIN1:00 pm
1412/7/14@ DET1:00 pm
1512/14/14@ CAR1:00 pm
1612/21/14GB1:00 pm
1712/28/14NO1:00 pm
Receiving
YearTeamGGSRecYdsAvgLgTD20+40+1st
2009Oakland Raiders1693452115.37546226
2010Oakland Raiders1494160914.970210227
2011Oakland Raiders1111524116.14704111
2012Carolina Panthers1652533613.45514216
2013New York Giants1406376.281002
2014Tampa Bay Buccaneers722124211.54124111
TOTAL7826142198614.0751028893
Rushing
YearTeamGGSAttYdsAvgLgTD20+1st
2009Oakland Raiders1696315.213002
2010Oakland Raiders14914343.043011
2011Oakland Raiders11166911.527114
2012Carolina Panthers165133.03000
2013New York Giants14000---0000
2014Tampa Bay Buccaneers7200---0000
TOTAL78261414610.443127
Defensive Stats
YearTeamGTotalTklAstSacksIntYdsAvgLgTDPass Def
2009Oakland Raiders1633.000000.0000
2010Oakland Raiders1422.000000.0000
2011Oakland Raiders1111.000000.0000
2012Carolina Panthers1600.000000.0000
2013New York Giants1400.000000.0000
2014Tampa Bay Buccaneers700.000000.0000
TOTAL7866.000000.0000
Fumbles
YearTeamGFumLostFum ForcedOwn RecOpp RecYdsTot RecTD
2009Oakland Raiders1600000000
2010Oakland Raiders1421010010
2011Oakland Raiders1100000000
2012Carolina Panthers1610010011
2013New York Giants1411000000
2014Tampa Bay Buccaneers710000000
TOTAL7852020021
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-2/200
Birthdate:
5/11/1987
Age:
27
Hometown:
St. Petersburg, FL, USA
School:
Florida
NFL Experience:
6
Awards:
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