Murphy was third on the team in targeted with eight, and he hauled in six of those passes for 113 yards, his first 100-yard game of the season. In fact, the performance bested his yardage total from the previous five games combined, as he had failed to record more than 20 yards in any of the last four.
Murphy has a couple of big games under his belt this season, but has mostly been a nonfactor behind Vincent Jackson and rookie Mike Evans. He would need to string together a few more games like this for Fantasy owners to consider picking him up for the stretch run.
Murphy hauled in six passes for 113 yards during the contest. His biggest play came on his first catch of the day. In the second quarter, Murphy pulled down a 54 yard reception from Josh McCown. The team would later kick a field goal to finish the drive. Murphy had just one more catch that went for over 20 yards during the game.
Murphy will look for more Week 13 against the Bengals.
Also contributing was wideout
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
But the big surprise was
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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|15||12/14/14||@ CAR||1:00 pm|
|2013||New York Giants||14||0||6||37||6.2||8||1||0||0||2|
|2014||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||8||2||27||355||13.1||54||2||6||2||14|
|2013||New York Giants||14||0||0||0||---||0||0||0||0|
|2014||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||8||2||0||0||---||0||0||0||0|
|2013||New York Giants||14||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2014||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||8||1||1.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
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|2013||New York Giants||14||1||1||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2014||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||8||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
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