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Austin Seferian-Jenkins | Tight End

Team: Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Age / DOB:  (21) / 9/29/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 262
College: Washington
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Rookie TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins (foot) has been ruled out for Week 3.
Seferian-Jenkins will miss his second straight game due to his ankle injury. Brandon Myers will remain an every-down tight end in his absence. Sep 17 - 2:12 PM

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Rookie TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins (foot) remained out of Bucs practice Tuesday.

Seferian-Jenkins isn't looking good for Thursday night's game against the Falcons. It will be his second-straight absence if he can't suit up. Brandon Myers had just two catches for 33 yards in Sunday's loss to the Rams.
Sep 16 - 2:11 PM

Bucs rookie TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins (foot) missed practice again Friday and has been ruled out for Week 2.

Brandon Myers is worth a look as a streamer TE1 play this week if you're incredibly desperate. The Rams are stingy against tight ends, however.
Sep 12 - 2:26 PM

Austin Seferian-Jenkins (foot) is not practicing again Thursday.

Seferian-Jenkins, who was in a walking boot as of Wednesday, is looking very shaky for Sunday's matchup with the Rams. Owners that are absolutely desperate at tight end could turn to Brandon Myers, who had 6-41-0 on eight targets in Week 1.
Sep 11 - 2:40 PM

Austin Seferian-Jenkins (foot) is not practicing Wednesday.

ASJ has his right foot in a walking boot. It's the same foot he suffered a stress fracture in in February, which required surgery. It's unclear if the new injury is related or if the Bucs are just being cautious, but it's something to monitor. Seferian-Jenkins secured his lone target for 26 yards in Week 1.
Sep 10 - 2:27 PM

Bucs rookie TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins secured his lone target for 26 yards in Sunday's Week 1 loss to the Panthers.

"ASJ" appeared headed for a potentially big game when he ripped off the 26-yarder in the first quarter -- shedding several tackles -- but he wasn't targeted again. The Bucs need to get that fixed, as plodder Brandon Myers was targeted eight times. Seferian-Jenkins has a lot more playmaking ability.
Sep 7 - 7:42 PM

Austin Seferian-Jenkins had one catch for 11 yards in Saturday's preseason game.

Seferian-Jenkins played with the second team, behind Brandon Myers. He got off to a slow start due to Washington's late graduation, but it's only a matter of time before he overtakes Myers. Seferian-Jenkins has potential to emerge as the No. 3 target in Jeff Tedford's offense. He's going to be an immediate red-zone threat and could prove to be a streaming option.
Aug 24 - 12:34 AM

The Bucs have used "12" personnel on 32 percent of their preseason snaps, well above the NFL average of 21 percent.

Last year, the Bucs used two-tight end sets less than 10 percent of the time, according to Football Outsiders. The Lovie Smith regime has come in and made the position a priority, drafting Austin Seferian-Jenkins 38th overall and signing Brandon Myers. At 6'5/262 with unique leaping ability, ASJ has a real shot to emerge as the No. 3 target for Josh McCown -- especially in the red zone.
Aug 21 - 8:26 AM

Bucs OC Jeff Tedford says rookie TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins has been a quick study in camp despite missing spring practices due to the University of Washington's late graduation.

Lovie Smith expressed concern about how far behind ASJ was at the start of training camp, but he's come along fast. "I could tell he was studying when he was away," said Tedford. Seferian-Jenkins should position himself to start Week 1 if he plays well this preseason. He's competing with Brandon Myers to be Tampa Bay's in-line tight end, with Tim Wright in the flex/move position.
Aug 3 - 7:29 PM

After visiting Bucs camp Wednesday, NFL Network's Daniel Jeremiah came away believing team brass is "pumped" about second-round TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins, who is "picking things up quickly."

Coach Lovie Smith stated at the start of camp that ASJ was "behind a lot" after missing spring work due to the University of Washington's late graduation. Things have apparently changed in a hurry for Seferian-Jenkins, who "made a lot of plays" during Wednesday's workouts. At 6'6/252 with a 37 1/2-inch vertical, ASJ is a rookie to monitor in touchdown-heavy fantasy leagues.
Jul 30 - 11:18 PM

Coach Lovie Smith said second-round TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins is "behind a lot."

Seferian-Jenkins's surgically-repaired foot is fine, but he's trying to learn the playbook and get into football shape at the same time. His curve has been slowed by the University of Washington's late graduation. Look for ASJ to be a role player in Week 1 before gradually passing Brandon Myers and Tim Wright.
Jul 28 - 12:04 PM

Pewter Report's Scott Reynolds "would be very surprised" if TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins (foot) isn't ready for the first week of training camp.

Seferian-Jenkins missed OTAs and minicamp due to Washington's late graduation. The time off should have allowed him to fully recover from the foot injury that forced him out of the Combine. ASJ doesn't project for many targets in the Bucs' run-based offense, but could be an immediate red-zone contributor. He'll enter camp behind Brandon Myers and Tim Wright. Seferian-Jenkins will push for early-season snaps even if he isn't the Week 1 starter.
Jul 19 - 6:43 PM

Buccaneers TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins (foot) is "confident" he will be ready for training camp.

"I feel really good. My foot feels really good," Seferian-Jenkins said. "I've been running routes, doing all the exercise and workout drills that they've asked me to do. I feel very comfortable." ASJ missed all of Bucs OTAs and minicamp because of Washington's late graduation, so he will likely be behind Brandon Myers and Tim Wright when camp begins. He should push for snaps early, though, and could develop into a red-zone threat as soon as this season. Seferian-Jenkins is a TE2 flier in redraft formats.
Jul 10 - 12:47 PM

Second-round pick Austin Seferian-Jenkins missed all of Bucs OTAs and minicamp due to the University of Washington's late graduation.

Seferian-Jenkins will therefore be behind Brandon Myers and Tim Wright when training camp starts, though we'd expect him to push for early-season snaps, even if he isn't an every-down player when the season opens. We'll find out more about ASJ's rookie-year outlook in August. For now, he's a lower-end fantasy TE2. Seferian-Jenkins' long-term projection remains as a high-scoring TE1.
Jun 23 - 1:05 PM

Buccaneers signed No. 38 overall pick Austin Seferian-Jenkins to a four-year contract.

Standing 6'5 1/2, 262, Seferian-Jenkins will join Vincent Jackson and rookie Mike Evans to form the most physically intimidating pass-catching corps in the NFL. Intimidating is all Seferian-Jenkins is likely to be his rookie year, though. Rookie tight ends traditionally take time to acclimate, and Seferian-Jenkins will struggle for looks in Jeff Tedford's run-based offense. ASJ has Dynasty upside, but he is no more than a TE2 flier in redraft formats.
Jun 12 - 8:49 PM

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QB1Josh McCown
2Mike Glennon
RB1Doug Martin
2Bobby Rainey
3Mike James
4Charles Sims
GLB1Doug Martin
2Mike James
3RB1Doug Martin
2Bobby Rainey
FB1Jorvorskie Lane
WR11Vincent Jackson
2Chris Owusu
3Solomon Patton
WR21Mike Evans
2Robert Herron
3Russell Shepard
WR31Chris Owusu
TE1Austin Seferian-Jenkins
2Brandon Myers
3Luke Stocker
K1Patrick Murray