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Louis Murphy | Wide Receiver

Team: Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Age / DOB:  (28) / 5/11/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 200
College: Florida
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Louis Murphy caught 3-of-4 targets for 26 yards in Tampa Bay's Week 4 loss to the Panthers.
With 25 percent of the season in the books, Murphy is on pace for 36 catches and 676 yards. We'd take the under on the latter. Oct 4 - 5:20 PM

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Louis Murphy caught 3-of-6 targets for 61 yards in the Bucs' Week 3 loss to the Texans.

Murphy actually out-produced Vincent Jackson, out-targeting him 6-4 and out-gaining Jackson 61-40. Mike Evans hogged nearly half (17) of Jameis Winston's 36 pass attempts. Murphy is the Bucs' big-play threat as the No. 3 receiver.
Sep 27 - 6:16 PM

Louis Murphy managed 82 yards on three catches in Week 2 against the Saints.

Murphy was left wide open for 54-catch against broken coverage. His only other notable play was a pass interference call in the end-zone. Murphy is locked in as the Bucs' No. 3 receiver behind Mike Evans and Vincent Jackson.
Sep 20 - 5:59 PM

Louis Murphy will start in place of Mike Evans (hamstring) Week 1 against the Titans.

He'll line up opposite Vincent Jackson on the outside with Russell Shepard and Adam Humphries sharing time in the slot. Murphy secured 31 of his 57 targets last year for 380 yards and two touchdowns. Fantasy owners who foolishly put all their eggs in the Evans basket may have to settle for Murphy as a streaming option, though we wouldn't recommend it.
Sep 13 - 3:30 PM

Louis Murphy could start opposite Vincent Jackson in Week 1.

Murphy is expected to be the No. 2 receiver if Mike Evans (questionable, hamstring) doesn’t play, but wouldn't be higher than the fourth pass-game option. He isn’t more than a low-end streamer. Murphy had 11 catches, 66 yards, and a touchdown in three starts last year.
Sep 12 - 3:29 PM

Bucs coach Lovie Smith said WR Louis Murphy "has a role for us."

Murphy reeled in all four of his targets for 54 yards in the preseason opener. "We’ve gotten consistent play like that from Louis throughout," Smith said. "He’s been a valuable guy for us, a guy that we really could depend on." Murphy gave up some of his cushion on Kenny Bell and Robert Herron by missing the first 11 training camp practices with an ankle injury, but he is still expected to open the season as the No. 3 receiver.
Aug 22 - 12:01 PM

Bucs WR Louis Murphy missed the first 11 training camp practices with an ankle injury.

He made his camp debut on Wednesday. Signed to a three-year contract extension through 2017 in December, Murphy figured to have the edge for No. 3 receiver duties, but rookies Kenny Bell and Rannell Hall and last year's sixth-rounder Robert Herron have emerged as true competition for Murphy.
Aug 12 - 12:55 PM

Buccaneers signed WR Louis Murphy to a three-year contract extension through 2017.

Murphy was set to become a free agent in March. In his first season with Tampa Bay, he caught 31 balls for 380 yards and two touchdowns behind Mike Evans and Vincent Jackson before being placed on I.R. with an ankle injury. It must not be very serious. With Jackson's future up in the air with the Bucs, Murphy could potentially see an increased offensive role opposite Evans in 2015.
Fri, Dec 26, 2014 09:46:00 AM

Bucs placed WR Louis Murphy on injured reserve with an ankle injury, ending his season.

The severity of Murphy's injury is unknown, but even a minor ailment would land him on I.R. with only two games remaining. Signed off the street in September after being cut loose following training camp, Murphy went on to be reasonably productive as the Bucs' No. 3 receiver, posting a 31/380/2 line across 11 games. Going on 28, he'll fight for someone's final receiver spot in 2015.
Mon, Dec 15, 2014 03:30:00 PM

Bucs WR Louis Murphy (ankle) is in a walking boot.

It's not a good sign for Murphy's Week 16 status. The Bucs' No. 3 receiver was held without a catch on Sunday, and has just 31 grabs across 11 games.
Mon, Dec 15, 2014 02:55:00 PM

Bucs WR Louis Murphy was held catch-less in Week 15.

Murphy wasn't seen much until he dropped a pass over the middle late in the second quarter and got injured. We do not believe he reentered the game.
Sun, Dec 14, 2014 05:16:00 PM

Louis Murphy managed one catch for seven yards among five targets in the Bucs' Week 13 loss to Cincinnati.

Serving as Tampa Bay's slot receiver, Murphy has been an inconsistent contributor in the Bucs' passing game. He's too unreliable to trust in fantasy.
Sun, Nov 30, 2014 05:43:00 PM

Louis Murphy caught 6-of-8 targets for 113 yards Week 12 against the Bears.

Murphy got loose for a 54-yard gain late in the first half and had a 22-yard gain in the third quarter. Murphy was peppered with targets after the Bucs abandoned the run in the second half, seeing five of his eight targets in the fourth quarter. Murphy will have big games every now and again, but he is too inconsistent to be used in re-draft leagues.
Sun, Nov 23, 2014 05:21:00 PM

Louis Murphy secured 2-of-4 targets for 13 yards in Tampa Bay's Week 9 loss to the Browns.

Murphy's production has fallen off a cliff since the Bucs' Week 7 bye. Behind Vincent Jackson and Mike Evans, Murphy has no value in re-draft leagues.
Sun, Nov 2, 2014 04:41:00 PM

Louis Murphy secured 2-of-2 targets for 11 yards in the Bucs' Week 8 loss to the Vikings.

As the No. 3 receiver in a dysfunctional Tampa passing game, Murphy was never going to sustain his production from the previous three weeks. Murphy's fantasy value would rise some if the Bucs traded Vincent Jackson, but not to the extent that he'd become a reliable WR3. He's only worth owning in 16-team leagues.
Sun, Oct 26, 2014 05:42:00 PM

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