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Austin Seferian-Jenkins | Tight End

Team: Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Age / DOB:  (22) / 9/29/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 262
College: Washington
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Pewter Report says TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins was "virtually uncoverable" during OTAs and minicamps.
Seferian-Jenkins' rookie year was stunted by a college foot injury, and subsequent issues with his conditioning, back and ankle. Now the 6'5/262 mountain of a man is fully healthy and playing in a Dirk Koetter scheme that has previously squeezed a career year out of Marcedes Lewis and heavily utilized Tony Gonzalez. ASJ also gets a quarterback upgrade in the form of Jameis Winston, who targeted TE Nick O'Leary a nation-high 73 times at Florida State last year. Mount Seferian has a reasonable amount of sleeper appeal as a flier available in the 11th- to 14th-round range. Jul 13 - 8:14 AM

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Austin Seferian-Jenkins suggested the Bucs' 2014 offense was held back by ex-OC Marcus Arroyo.

"Obviously not having the offensive coordinator here that signed up for the job was not good," said Seferian-Jenkins, referring to Jeff Tedford, who gave way to Arroyo in the preseason due to health issues. The Bucs averaged 292 yards per game under Arroyo, behind only the Raiders and Jacksonville. Reporter Scott Reynolds expects ASJ to "benefit the most" from new OC Dirk Koetter. Limited by injuries and an ineffective Josh McCown last year, Seferian-Jenkins could push for low-end TE1 value behind Mike Evans and Vincent Jackson this season.
Jul 10 - 5:34 PM lists Austin Seferian-Jenkins as a candidate for a breakout year.

Seferian-Jenkins is "primed for the type of season the Bucs envisioned when they drafted him," according to reporter Scott Smith. With Jameis Winston at the controls and in a more tight end-friendly offense, ASJ will easily outperform his 21/221/2 rookie-year line if he stays healthy. Nick O’Leary led tight ends in targets (73) and won the Mackey Award as Winston’s primary checkdown last year.
Jun 26 - 6:41 PM

ESPN Bucs reporter Pat Yasinskas expects new OC Dirk Koetter to target the tight ends more this season.

Tampa Bay quarterbacks targeted tight ends on 15% of their throws last season, which is well below league average. Under Koetter, that number should rise closer to the 20% mark, giving Austin Seferian-Jenkins a great chance to better his 38 targets from last season. ASJ is a decent TE2 flier in the late rounds.
Jun 20 - 10:35 AM

The Bucs reportedly believe a healthy Austin Seferian-Jenkins can produce 60 or more catches.

Seferian-Jenkins hobbled his way to just 21 catches as a rookie, but the Bucs aren't worried. They added nothing to their tight end room in free agency and new OC Dirk Koetter has a history of maximizing talent at the position. Seferian-Jenkins should be running free down the middle of the field a ton with Mike Evans/Vincent Jackson soaking up attention, and is a massive red-zone target at 6'5/262. ASJ is a sneaky breakout candidate.
Apr 2 - 10:59 AM

Pewter Report's Scott Reynolds expects second-year TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins to be a "featured weapon" in the Bucs offense.

New Bucs OC Dirk Koetter has traditionally been successful utilizing tight ends. Mercedes Lewis had his best season as a pro under Koetter in Jacksonville, and Koetter fed the ball to Tony Gonzalez in Atlanta. Vincent Jackson and Mike Evans will soak up their share of targets outside, but Seferian-Jenkins has the frame and athleticism to dominate over the middle. With the tight end position as weak as ever, second-year players like Seferian-Jenkins and Lions TE Eric Ebron could easily be top-ten options in 2015.
Mar 21 - 10:23 AM

Austin Seferian-Jenkins (back) is back at 100 percent.

ASJ missed the final three games of the season, spending the final two on injured reserve. "It’s feeling awesome — so much better since the end of the season," ASJ said. "By being put on (injured reserve) I got a chance to rest, so it’s feeling great again." Already singled out for praise by new OC Dirk Koetter, ASJ will be on the radar as a TE1 breakout candidate in 2015.
Feb 5 - 3:05 PM

New Bucs OC Dirk Koetter mentioned Austin Seferian-Jenkins when discussing the talent he now has on offense.

It would have been easy heap praise on Mike Evans/Vincent Jackson and gloss over a tight end who posted a meager 21-221-2 rookie line. But Koetter, who coached Tony Gonzalez in Atlanta for two seasons, is well aware of the skill set Seferian-Jenkins possesses. This is a 6'5/262 mountain of a man with 4.56 speed, giving the next Bucs' quarterback (likely Jameis Winston or Marcus Mariota) a massive catch radius. ASJ is a candidate to take a big step forward as a NFL sophomore.
Jan 22 - 9:01 AM

Bucs placed TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins on injured reserve with a back injury, ending his season.

ASJ had been sidelined since Week 12. It's a disappointing end to a disappointing rookie season, but ASJ's injury is not considered serious. He was just running out of time to return with only two games left. ASJ caught 21 passes for 221 yards and two scores across nine games, committing myriad mental errors along the way. He remains an intriguing long-term prospect, however, and is a definite hold in dynasty formats. A mountainous 6-foot-6, 262 pounds with 4.56 speed, ASJ doesn't turn 23 until September.
Mon, Dec 15, 2014 03:23:00 PM

Austin Seferian-Jenkins is inactive for Week 15.

ASJ can't get over the hump with his multitude of injuries. The Bucs will turn to a rotation at tight end presumably led by Brandon Myers.
Sun, Dec 14, 2014 11:56:00 AM

Austin Seferian-Jenkins (back) is listed as questionable for Week 15.

He's likely to play, but isn't a viable streamer against the Panthers.
Fri, Dec 12, 2014 02:22:00 PM

Austin Seferian-Jenkins (back) remained limited on Thursday.

ASJ is on track to return after missing the past two games, but it can't be considered a given. Even if ASJ does suit up, he won't be a viable play in daily leagues.
Thu, Dec 11, 2014 06:11:00 PM

Austin Seferian-Jenkins (back) is practicing Wednesday.

He's now on track to return after missing the last two games. Brandon Myers (calf) is also practicing this week.
Wed, Dec 10, 2014 02:14:00 PM

Austin Seferian-Jenkins (back) is listed as questionable for Week 14.

He didn't practice all week and is expected to miss his second straight game. With Brandon Myers (calf) also questionable, Luke Stocker and Cameron Brate will handle tight end duties.
Sat, Dec 6, 2014 02:24:00 PM

Austin Seferian-Jenkins (back) missed practice again on Friday.

Seferian-Jenkins can be removed from fantasy consideration in Week 14.
Fri, Dec 5, 2014 01:36:00 PM