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WR Adam Humphries - Tampa Bay Buccaneers

5-11, 195Born: 1-24-1993College: ClemsonDrafted: ---

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Week 12: at Atlanta Falcons

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FBG says: Neutral matchup. Ryan Fitzpatrick remains an exceptionally mixed bag. His schtick is to look competent - even dynamic - at times, yet wholly unqualified to be under center at others. Now 34, and never a particularly precise passer, Fitzpatrick looks more often like the latter. He was strong in Week 11, throwing for 275 yards and 2 touchdowns, but his matchup with the Dolphins was near-cake, and he looked far worse in Week 10 than he looked good against Miami. With his scattershot arm and often baffling decision-making, Fitzpatrick is more an any-given-Sunday threat to implode than to excel. Still, his production (6.36 adjusted net yards per attempt, 5.9% touchdown rate) isn't any worse than Jameis Winston's was, so at least on paper, this passing game doesn't tumble much under his leadership, if at all. Again, matchup played a role, but he kept Mike Evans involved (92 yards across 10 targets) and turned Dolphins turnovers into touchdowns. Fitzpatrick's Week 12 outlook isn't rosy by any means, but it appears similar (or even equal) to what Winston's would be, so Evans, DeSean Jackson, and the team's tight ends don't deserve massive downgrades. It's the floor of the passing game, not its ceiling, that's tweaked right now. The Falcons pass defense remains a stout unit, one that gives grudgingly - just 5.3 net yards per attempt, third-best in football, and a seventh-best 200.8 yards per game. When we look deeper, however, we see some cracks in the armor. For one, we know that Tom Brady likely would've continued to shred them in Week 7 - he was 21 of 29 for 249 and 2 touchdowns - had game flow not put the ball on the ground. And their recent trend is a bit troubling: Josh McCown (26 of 33 for 257 and 2 touchdowns) and Russell Wilson (26 of 42 for 258 and 2, with 1 interception) have absolutely picked them apart in recent weeks. When the hit-or-miss pass rush isn't threatening quarterbacks, it's not especially hard to shred this secondary. Cornerback Desmond Trufant has been a shutdown force at times, but an overly aggressive gambled at others, and slot man Brian Poole has struggled mightily all year.

Recent Stats and Projections

WEEKOPPoSNAPRSHYDTDTARGRECYDTDFumLPts
8 vs CAR 39 0 0 0 6 4 26 0 0 2.6
9 at NO 34 0 0 0 2 2 14 0 0 1.4
10 vs NYJ 46 0 0 0 4 2 17 0 0 1.7
11 at MIA 33 0 0 0 4 2 11 0 0 1.1
12 at ATL PROJ-Dodds * 0 * * 3 * * * *
12 at ATL PROJ-Tremblay * 0 * * 3 * * * *
12 at ATL PROJ-Bloom * 0 * * 2 * * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2017 Week 11 vs MIA (4 / 2 / 11 / 0 rec)

Humphries had great separation on a corner route in the Miami red zone to start the 2nd quarter, but Fitzpatrick sailed the ball out of bounds. Humphries secured a comeback route from the left slot in the 2nd quarter for his first catch of the day. Humphries caught a WR bubble screen from the slot late in the 3rd quarter, his only other catch of the day. Humphries appears to have settled into a low-floor, low-ceiling role in the Tampa Bay offense with Evans, Jackson, Howard and Brate getting more attention in the passing game.

2017 Week 10 vs NYJ (4 / 2 / 17 / 0 rec)

Humphries started in his usual slot position, but had a quiet day in Evans and Winston's absence. Humphries made a nice move to get open on a skinny post in the 1st quarter, but contact from a defender knocked the ball away as he was securing it. Humphries caught a bubble screen from the right slot for a short catch-and-run in the 3rd quarter, and a crossing route in the 4th for another short gain.

2017 Week 9 vs NO (2 / 2 / 14 / 0 rec)

Humphries caught a quick slant from the left slot position during a 2 minute drill at the end of the 1st half. Backup QB Fitzpatrick found Humphries on an out route in the 4th quarter for another short gain. The two targets were Humphries' lowest of the season.

2017 Week 8 vs CAR (6 / 4 / 26 / 0 rec)

Humphries hauled in a quick screen from the right spot for a short gain in the 1st. He was leveled by Thomas Davis after catching a short 2nd quarter crossing route. Davis was flagged for unnecessary roughness but Humphries appeared fine. Winston hit Humphries with a WR screen for an 11 yard catch and run later in the 2nd. Humphries was open with room to run on a skinny post late in the 2nd, but Winston sailed the ball high.

2017 Week 7 vs BUF (3 / 2 / 13 / 0 rec)

Humphries had a slow day as OJ Howard claimed a bigger target share in week 7. He caught a screen from the left WR position in the 1st quarter that was blown up at the line of scrimmage. Humphries lost a brutal fumble with 2:22 left to play in the 4th as the Bucs attempted to break a 27-27 tie. Winston hit him with a bubble screen, and a defender ripped the ball loose once Humphries hit traffic. The Bills kicker the game winning field goal on the ensuing drive.

2017 Week 6 vs ARI (7 / 6 / 51 / 0 rec)

Humphries, according to the announcers, was the team's designated "emergency quarterback" after Jamies Winston went down, leaving Fitzpatrick the only healthy QB on the active roster. Humphries caught his first pass on Ryan Fitzpatrick's first attempt of the game, a quick slant route from the left slot position for a short gain. Humphries caught a crossing route from the left slot position later in the 4th, then followed it with another reception on a quick out route. Humphries caught a deep post route for a gain of 27 late in the 4th as the Bucs tried desperately to catch up with only minutes left in the game.

2017 Week 5 vs NE (5 / 3 / 51 / 0 rec)

Humphries had a step on his defender on an endzone corner route in the 2nd quarter, but Winston sailed the ball over his head. He finally secured his first target on a crossing route in the 3rd quarter. Patriots LB Hightower popped Humphries in the chest on a late 4th quarter out route, but the receiver held on and bounced off the tackle for extra yards. Humphries grabbed one final out route with less than 30 seconds remaining in the game. Humphries played plenty of snaps, but tight end Brate and RB Sims gathered more targets than him in the short and intermediate game, with Jackson also stealing a couple of routes that Humphries tends to run.

2017 Week 4 vs NYG (7 / 6 / 70 / 0 rec)

Humphries narrowly missed a big gain late in the 2nd quarter as he was unable to get both feet down inbounds on a sideline toe-tapper. He caught a quick WR screen on the next play for a modest gain. Humphries broke a few tackles on another WR screen in the 4th quarter, then got great separation on a deep post, hauling in the catch and run for 38 yards and setting the Bucs up for a touchdown. Winston looked his way again on the final game winning drive for a short gain. Humphries finished with 6 catches 70 yards on 7 catches.

2017 Week 3 vs MIN (10 / 6 / 68 / 0 rec)

Humphries had a productive day with his 10 targets and made several athletic catches all over the field. He caught one of his signature bubble screens that we saw so much of last season for a nice gain in the 2nd quarter. Humphries made a beautiful diving catch between two defenders in the 2nd quarter that sort of resembled Julian Edelman's heroic catch in last year's Super Bowl. Minnesota safety Andrew Sendejo crushed Humphries on a deep post route at the end of the 3rd, but the receiver held onto the ball. Sendejo laid him out again on another crossing route in the 4th, but Humphries continued to bounce back up. Humphries finished the day with another amazing catch on the left sideline, fully extending his body and double-clutching the pass between two defenders as they all fell to the ground.

2017 Week 2 vs CHI (3 / 2 / 18 / 0 rec)

Humphries had a slow day in his usual slot position, catching his first pass well into the 3rd quarter for a short gain. He caught another quick pass inside Chicago's 10 yard line. He finished the day with 18 yards on his 2 receptions.

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Schedule

12@ Atlanta Falcons
13@ Green Bay Packers
14vs Detroit Lions
15vs Atlanta Falcons
16@ Carolina Panthers
17vs New Orleans Saints