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TE John Phillips - Denver Broncos

6-6, 251Born: 6-11-1987College: VirginiaDrafted: Round 6

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Week 4: at Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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Mark and Joe say: Good matchup. Trevor Siemian started to perk up the Denver passing game last week, finding both Emmanuel Sanders (13 targets for 9/117/2) and Demaryius Thomas (seven for 6/100/1) for over 100 yards receiving in Cincinnati. Siemian also hooked up with John Phillips (four targets for 2/9/1) for a score on the way to an outstanding 23/35 for 303 yards passing, four TDs and zero interceptions thrown, with two sacks taken for -9 yards. We'll see if Siemian can string together two strong games as the Broncos travel to Tampa Bay this weekend. The Buccaneers lost in a shootout against the Rams last weekend 32-37, allowing 14/26 for 183 net yards passing, two TDs and one interception with one sack for -7 yards of Case Keenum. So far this year, Tampa Bay averages 272.0 net passing yards allowed per game, with seven passing scores given out vs. a mere one intercception recorded - the team has generated a mediocre five sacks so far. Over the first three weeks of the season, Tampa Bay has averaged 23.4 fantasy points allowed per game to opposing quarterbacks (seventh-most in the NFL); and 31.8 fantasy points per game allowed to wide receivers (second-most); with 3.2 fantasy points given up per game to tight ends (eighth-least in the league). Siemian and company have a good matchup to work with here despite being on the road to the Buccaneers' house.

Recent Stats and Projections

1 vs CAR 6 0 0 0 0 0
2 vs IND 25 0 0 0 0 0
3 at CIN 27 2 9 1 0 6.9
4 at TB PROJ-Dodds * 2 * * * *
4 at TB PROJ-Tremblay * 1 * * * *
4 at TB PROJ-Bloom * 2 * * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2016 Week 3 vs CIN (4 / 2 / 9 / 1 rec)

Phillips drew his first target at the end of the 1st quarter, a nicely thrown pass down the seam that was just a little too far out of his reach. Phillips hauled in a short touchdown pass late in the 4th quarter. QB Siemian faked a play action to CJ Anderson while Phillips released from the line and eased to the back of the end zone, bringing the ball down in traffic for the score.


Latest News

Broncos | John Phillips to start at TE (Sat Sep 24, 05:59 PM) - Denver Broncos TE John Phillips will start at tight end in Week 3 in place of TE Virgil Green (calf). TE Jeff Heuerman will also be active for the game.

Our View: Phillips is a big-bodied blocker with little fantasy value. Jeff Heuerman is expected to be the primary pass-catching TE with Green out.
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4@ Tampa Bay Buccaneers
5vs Atlanta Falcons
6@ San Diego Chargers
7vs Houston Texans
8vs San Diego Chargers
9@ Oakland Raiders
10@ New Orleans Saints
11--- BYE WEEK ---
12vs Kansas City Chiefs
13@ Jacksonville Jaguars
14@ Tennessee Titans
15vs New England Patriots
16@ Kansas City Chiefs
17vs Oakland Raiders