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TE Brandon Myers - Tampa Bay Buccaneers

6-4, 250Born: 9-4-1985College: IowaDrafted: Round 6

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Week 12: at Indianapolis Colts

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Mark and Joe say: Great matchup. Jameis Winston had a career day last week, throwing for five TDs against the collapsing Eagles' D - 19/29 for 246 yards passing, five TDs and zero interceptions is not bad for a rookie, eh? Charles Sims (four targets for 3/26/1 receiving), Mike Evans (seven for 4/63/1), Vincent Jackson (six for 4/56/1), Cameron Brate (four for 3/47/1) and Russell Shepard (one for 1/4/1) all got to share in the TD bonanza last week. With over 500 yards of offense last week, Tampa comes into this game at Indianapolis red-hot. The Colts' pass D is ranked 29th in the NFL averaging 278.9 net passing yards allowed per game, with 19 passing TDs given out vs. 13 interceptions (fifth in the NFL), with just 14 sacks generated (next-to-last in the NFL). Over the past four weeks, the Colts' D has been in the middle of the NFL averaging 22.4 fantasy points allowed to opposing quarterbacks (ranked 14th); they've allowed the ninth-most fantasy points to opposing wideouts (23.7 fantasy points per game); and are 11th-most in the league allowing 11 fantasy points per game to opposing tight ends. Last week, Matt Ryan threw 25/46 for 275 net yards passing, three TDs and three interceptions against this soft group. Advantage, Tampa Bay.

Recent Stats and Projections

8 at ATL 38 3 32 0 0 3.2
9 vs NYG 24 0 0 0 0 0
10 vs DAL 30 3 35 0 0 3.5
11 at PHI 21 0 0 0 0 0
12 at IND PROJ-Dodds * 1 * * * *
12 at IND PROJ-Tremblay * 1 * * * *
12 at IND PROJ-Bloom * 0 * * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2015 Week 10 vs DAL (4 / 3 / 35 / 0 rec)

Myers was the busiest tight in Tampa Bay's committee approach to the position in week 10, hauling in 3 of 4 targets for 35 yards. His first target of the day was a high pass from Winston that glanced off his hands into the arms of Cowboys safety Jeff Heath. Myers had a nice reception on a 3rd quarter comeback route to convert 3rd and 7 and help the Bucs get out of their own red zone. His final reception of the day was the most important, a 17 yard gain on the Bucs' final 4th quarter drive to set the Tampa Bay offense up in the Dallas red zone. Myers split out route in the slot and caught the ball on a deep curl route.

2015 Week 8 vs ATL (3 / 3 / 32 / 0 rec)

A week after Luke Stocker dominated tight end targets, Cameron Brate and Brandon Myers combined to go 5 for 5 from the position. Myers caught 3 of 3 targets for 32 yards. Myers had a 17 yard reception during a 2nd quarter drive that saw him tackled inside the five yard line, but he never even got turned around to look at the end zone before he was wrapped up by multiple defenders. Myers picked up first down with his 3rd reception of the game, a deep comeback route at the end of the 3rd quarter.

2015 Week 5 vs JAX (2 / 2 / 34 / 0 rec)

Myers turned in the kind of stat line we've come to expect from him week to week, securing both of his targets for 34 yards. Myers' made his first catch on the Bucs' first offensive play of the game, hauling in a deep out route for 17 yards. His second catch came in the second quarter, right after Jacksonville QB Bortles was intercepted by safety Bradley McDougald. Winston hit Myers with a play action pass on a deep curl route for another 17 yard gain. Myers drew a pass interference flag on 3rd down in the end zone in the 4th quarter, leading to Doug Martin's final rushing TD of the day.

2015 Week 4 vs CAR (3 / 1 / 8 / 0 rec)

Myers got the majority of tight end snaps in the place of the injured Austin-Seferian Jenkins, who is still sidelined. Myers secured 1 of his 3 targets in the 2nd quarter for a gain of 8 yards. Winston's first interception of the day occurred on a pass attempt to Myers on a short out route, though the fault lies with Winston. So far in ASJ's absence, Myers hasn't shown much.

2015 Week 3 vs HOU (4 / 3 / 18 / 0 rec)

Myers picked up the slack at tight end for Austin-Seferian Jenkins, who is out with a shoulder injury. Myers caught 3 of 4 targets for 18 yards total, running shallow out routes and curls. He obviously isn't as athletic as ASJ, and he and fellow tight end Luke Stocker spent a lot of time helping Tampa Bay's offensive line, who had their hands full all day with the Texans front 7.


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