WR Adam Humphries - Tampa Bay Buccaneers
|5-11, 195||Born: 1-24-1993||College: Clemson||Drafted: ---|
Week 11: at New York Giants
FBG says: Neutral matchup. Ryan Fitzpatrick remains an enigma, still explosive at 35 (400 yards or more in 4 of his 5 full games) but also wildly erratic at times (9 interceptions among just 225 attempts). His appeal lies in his aggressive, never-give-in approach to the deep ball - he's never afraid to push things downfield, and he trusts his explosive receivers in traffic. That mindset, plus the flow of a typical game for the 3-6 Buccaneers, usually leads to a big fantasy stat line. And fantasy players couldn't care less about his functional efficiency. Rather, they love that Fitzpatrick throws to a wide array of downfield dominators in Mike Evans, DeSean Jackson, Chris Godwin, and O.J. Howard. Evans is not a consistent producer, even with big volume, but is always a threat to spend an afternoon winning contested throws down the field. He's been held to just 67 combined yards over the past 2 weeks but has recorded 137 or more 3 times. Jackson has averaged 82 yards in full-Fitzpatrick games, and Godwin is emerging before our eyes - he caught all 7 of his targets last week, for 103 of his own. Howard is a wild card, unreliable for volume but adept at finding room up the seams and moving after the catch. There's always enough opportunity and firepower in this unit to produce week-winning fantasy days. The only week-to-week question is whether Fitzpatrick will throw four interceptions and snuff out his own scoring chances in the process. The Giants pass defense remains one of the league's most unpredictable units. On some weeks, the pass rush clicks, forcing quarterbacks to make less-than-optimal throws into an underrated secondary. On others, they put no pressure on the pocket, and opposing passers have an easy path to 300 yards. It's easy to see that inconsistency in the performances of the key players. Top cornerback Janoris Jenkins has had a rollercoaster season, showing well against a few No. 1 receivers (Michael Thomas, DeAndre Hopkins) but flailing badly against others (Alshon Jeffery, Julio Jones). Star safety Landon Collins and the linebackers have held tight ends mostly in check, but have also leaked a few big plays to the position - and San Francisco's George Kittle roasted them for 83 yards on 9 catches last week. All told, it's tough to project the play of this unit from week to week. But at the moment, the pass rush and coverage components are both struggling, and that always suggests an inviting fantasy matchup.
Recent Stats and Projections
Weekly Performance vs WR 1, WR 12, WR 24, WR 36
Adam Humphries's percentile rank in each category, among WR with more than 50 fantasy points.
Recent Game Summaries
2018 Week 10 vs WAS (3 / 2 / 53 / 0 rec)
Humphries cooled off a bit after a career week as Chris Godwin stepped up behind Evans and Jackson. Humphries had a big gain called back in the 2nd quarter after Ryan Fitzpatrick scrambled upfield and threw the ball across the field to Humphries to convert 3rd and long- Washington's subsequent challenge replay showed that Fitzpatrick had thrown the ball forward after crossing the line of scrimmage. Humphries secured a corner route and took it down to the Washington 12 yard line for a 23 yard gain in the 2nd quarter. He lined up in the right slot and took off up the seam in the 4th quarter, securing a catch in between several defenders and weaving his way upfield for a 29 yard gain.
2018 Week 9 vs CAR (8 / 8 / 82 / 2 rec, 1 / 7 / 0 rush)
Humphries had a career day as he converted all 8 targets into 88 yards and 2 touchdowns. He started heating up at the end of the 1st quarter, catching a couple of short passes across the middle to move the chains, then he lined up in the backfield and took a pitch down to the Panthers 4 yard line. Humphries hauled in a bubble screen behind the line of scrimmage and weaved his way through defenders for a nice pickup later in the 2nd. Fitzpatrick connected with Humphries on a deep comeback route up the right seam late in the 3rd quarter. Humphries scored his first touchdown of the day around the 5 minute mark in the 3rd quarter, running a quick slant route from the right slot where Fitzpatrick found him for a 5 yard TD reception. Humphries second touchdown was a beautiful catch and run. He split out wide left with Evans in the slot, catching a quick slant and tearing through the secondary where he dodged a couple of tackles and carried one final defender(Luke Kuechly!) into the end zone for the 30 yard score. Humphries was initially ruled down inside the 1 yard line, but an official challenge ruled the play a touchdown.
2018 Week 8 vs CIN (10 / 7 / 76 / 0 rec)
Humphries got some extra looks in the passing game in a week that saw him favorably matched up due to poor depth in the Bengals secondary. Winston hit him on an out route for a 1st down early in the 1st quarter. Humphries made an amazing diving catch in the 3rd quarter, stretching out between two defenders to secure a pass from Winston and convert 3rd and long. Humphries appeared to score later in the 3rd quarter, catching a WR quick screen at the line of scrimmage and barreling over several defenders to reach the goal line, but an official review of the play deemed that his knee had touched the ground with the ball just shy of the goal line. Still, it was an impressive effort that saw the diminutive receiver shed several tackles. Fitzpatrick found Humphries on a deep crossing route for a big gain late in the 4th quarter. Humphries finished the day second in targets(10) to Evans(13). Humphries also held down his usual punt return duties.
2018 Week 7 vs CLE (8 / 4 / 37 / 0 rec)
Humphries came out hot in the 1st quarter. He caught a crossing route over the middle for a nice gain on Winston's first pass attempt of the game. Winston found him up the seam a couple plays later for a 1st down on a deep curl route. Winston found him for a toe-tapping catch on the right sideline at the end of the quarter, setting the Bucs up inside the Browns 10 yard line. Humphries padded his fantasy stats with a couple more short catches in overtime. Humphries finished with 8 targets total, behind Evans(11) and Howard(9). He also held down his usual punt return duties.
2018 Week 6 vs ATL (4 / 3 / 82 / 0 rec)
Humphries nearly had a touchdown in the 3rd quarter, as he got loose on a crossing route from the left slot and picked up 51 yards on a run after the catch. Unfortunately, he was tackled at the 3 yard line. The Bucs whiffed on the opportunity as the drew a false start penalty and turned the ball over with an interception. Humphries caught a short out route in the 4th and managed to turn the corner up the sideline for another solid gain. Winston hit him one final time on the Bucs' final drive of the game.
2018 Week 4 vs CHI (7 / 6 / 36 / 0 rec)
Humphries drew his largest target total of the season but converted 6 of the 7 looks into just 36 yards total. He caught Fitzpatricks' first pass of the day for a loss on a bubble screen. Humphries caught Winston's first three pass attempts of the season after the QB entered the game in the 2nd half, including a short reception to convert 4th and 1. Humphries hauled in another short gain on a crossing route a couple of plays later as Winston worked the short passing game. His longest reception of the day was a bubble screen that gained 11 yards on 3rd and 17 in the 3rd quarter.
2018 Week 3 vs PIT (5 / 3 / 30 / 0 rec, 1 / 4 / 0 rush)
Humphries worked his usual short and intermediate routes from the slot position. He caught a swing pass from the right slot for a short gain in the 1st quarter. Fitzpatrick hit him again for a short gain on a curl route in the 2nd quarter. Humphries' biggest gain was 16 yard reception from the left slot on an out route that he took inside the Pittsburgh 5 yard line.
2018 Week 2 vs PHI (2 / 1 / 8 / 0 rec)
Humphries played his normal snap count, but just wasn't part of the game plan offensively. He was targeted twice and secured a bubble screen for a short gain in the 4th quarter.
2018 Week 1 vs NO (5 / 3 / 27 / 0 rec)
Humphries played his usual role as slot man in multiple WR formations. He was quiet in the first half but contributed a few catches in the second half. Humphries did have a huge gain on a screen pass that was called back at the end of the first half for a holding penalty. He had his biggest gain on a nice catch-and-run in the third quarter that netted 20 yards. Humphries may see some extra targets next week if Desean Jackson misses time with a concussion.
Latest NewsBuccaneers | Adam Humphries scores in loss (Sun Nov 18, 08:25 PM) - Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Adam Humphries caught three of his five targets for 60 yards and a touchdown in a 38-35 loss to the New York Giants in Week 11. Our View: OJ Howard might miss some time and DeSean Jackson has a thumb injury, so Humphries might deserve more consideration in deeper leagues heading into a matchup with the 49ers.
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|13||vs Carolina Panthers|
|14||vs New Orleans Saints|
|15||@ Baltimore Ravens|
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