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Austin Seferian-Jenkins - What do you think?

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same. Thinking he has a high floor in this game, particularly for PPR.

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Starting for me this week as Reed sits again and Daniels didn't get it done last week. Hope to catch lightning in a bottle.

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Two drops so far. LOL fml

Easy catches, too?

One was an easy catch and one he was hit hard and dropped the ball but it was still catchable.

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Hard to imagine a way that a TE could hurt his team more than ASJ has today. Three balls he should've caught, all hit the turf (one a really, really awful drop) and now a big dumb penalty to take away a big play by another player.

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Rotoworld:

Austin Seferian-Jenkins - TE - Buccaneers

Austin Seferian-Jenkins played on 61-of-64 snaps in Sunday's loss at New Orleans.

It looked like ASJ could have been a big part of the pass game, but he dropped his first two targets and finished with 1-11-0 on three targets. The good news is that the foot doesn't appear to be a major issue. We're not giving up on Seferian-Jenkins as a TE2 with upside as long as Mike Evans (groin) remains sidelined.

Source: profootballfocus.com

Oct 6 - 12:10 PM

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Picked him up because of the hype, but thankfully didn't start him (I have Kelce). For those looking for a TE in his stead, how about Ebron from Detroit? It looks like Mega will be out week 6.

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Austin Seferian-Jenkins caught five passes for 30 yards and one touchdown in

ASJ was targeted nine times. He cashed in from one yard away for his second career touchdown. But also took a dumb penalty by using the football as a prop in his end-zone celebration, costing the team 15 yards. ASJ remains a mid-range TE2 with a much higher ceiling that we likely won't see until 2015.
Nov 9 - 5:47 PM

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When i watch him the first thing that jumps out is how big he is. If the Bucs let V-Jax go this could be the Evans/ASJ show. He's got a decent amount of upside moving forward because of the redzone possibilities.

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For those who have watched him this year, how does he look? Do you see someone that has a chance to be an elite pass catching tight-end and red-zone threat, and is simply raw and in a bad offense?

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Have been watching some as I own him and Evans in dynasty. Seems to be a great blocker and stays on the field virtually 100% of snaps. Big, physical, with adequate speed. Doesn't burn people but with his size and solid leaping ability doesn't really need to. He's already getting targeted plenty and if Bucs get Jameis or a similarly talented QB in the draft he could eventually be a 10+ TD type guy imo.

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Does he look a little heavy to anybody else? I would love to see him lose 10-15 pounds. It might help him be more explosive. I could see him being a 10+ TD/year TE in the future as well. He's had some drops this year but his hands looked great in college so hopefully it's just him settling in.

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Dropsies.

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Also needs to get his Instagram game in check. Bragging about costing his team 15 yards not a good look

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Rotoworld:

Austin Seferian-Jenkins - TE - Buccaneers

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 line last season. 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.

Source: Pewter Report

Jan 22 - 9:01 AM

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Jameis loved going to O'Leary all over the field.

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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

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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.
Source: ESPN.com
Apr 2 - 10:59 AM

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Rotoworld:

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.
Source: ESPN.com
Apr 2 - 10:59 AM

Hope so. The wasteland of TE options after the obvious top 4-5 has me begging for some new TE talent and the draft doesn't look too fruitful right now.

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The Bucs have some serious receiving weapons and should now have a QB who can get them the ball. I really wish they'd fix their line so we could see what they can do with time to operate.

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The situation looks like it's improving for ASJ. He just needs to come into camp healthy and in shape and stay that way all year. The problem is Evans is legit so ASJ's ceiling is going to be limited just based on limited targets.

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Re-drafting the 2014 tight end class

Excerpt:

Austin Seferian-Jenkins, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Here's my #HotTake on last year's draft order: I wouldn't change a thing about the top three. I'm comfortable with keeping Seferian-Jenkins in the second slot.

Like Ebron, Seferian-Jenkins -- with just 21 grabs for 221 yards and two scores -- was a letdown after we heard so much about Tampa's "Chicago Bears South" receiving corps. While Bucs wideout Mike Evans soared down the stretch, Seferian-Jenkins finished the year on injured reserve with a back injury.

Still, ASJ's 6-foot-5, 262-pound exterior gives Bucs passers a massive target. His work against the Ravens in Week 6 might serve as an appropriate preview of what new coordinator Dirk Koetter has planned for 2015. Against Baltimore, Seferian-Jenkins caught a tough 14-yard ball in traffic before, one quarter later, splitting Ravens defenders down the middle to take a Mike Glennon pass for 30 yards. He's strong enough to blast past initial blockers into space and fast enough to win one-on-one battles.

The Bucs employed Seferian-Jenkins on plenty of crossing routes while also trying to set him free downfield. More than once he dominated smaller defenders up the seam.

Final analysis: Can he stay healthy for a full season? If he does, will Tampa put a functional quarterback under center?

ASJ isn't the first option on a roster armed with Evans and Vincent Jackson, but he'll see an increased workload under Koetter, who made the most of Marcedes Lewis in Jacksonville and Tony Gonzalez in Atlanta. Look for Seferian-Jenkins to net sneaky fantasy buzz over the summer.

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If Seferian-Jenkins can develop, and if the OLine can not be putrid, and if the Bucs can get competent QB play, they could be an average offense this year. Hey, only 3 ifs.

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TEs not named Gronk usually take a good 4+ years to develop into consistent and reliable fantasy starters. ASJ is most definitely a hold for at least 2 more seasons. In dynasty leagues, I'll be keeping him on my taxi squad for all of 2015 at this point.

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Rookie TEs almost always need 2 or 3 years to become fantasy relevant.

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Rookie TEs almost always need 2 or 3 years to become fantasy relevant.

I remember reading either last year or the year before that there were two schools of thought on evaluating NFL rookie TEs.

1. As you suggested, takes a couple years to hit their tempo in fantasy.

2. If they don't show something in their first couple seasons, they won't.

Seems pretty close between the two, if not leaning the second. I like to think I'm a pretty good evaluator of TE talent, I like ASJ going forward.

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Rookie TEs almost always need 2 or 3 years to become fantasy relevant.

I remember reading either last year or the year before that there were two schools of thought on evaluating NFL rookie TEs.

1. As you suggested, takes a couple years to hit their tempo in fantasy.

2. If they don't show something in their first couple seasons, they won't.

Seems pretty close between the two, if not leaning the second. I like to think I'm a pretty good evaluator of TE talent, I like ASJ going forward.

A guy can show something without being fantasy relevant.

I tend to think ASJ showed a few things as a rookie, and will be a TE1 sooner or later, but more likely in another year. I'd look for high end backup/bye week starter numbers this year.

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Rotoworld:

Austin Seferian-Jenkins - TE - Buccaneers

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 flier in the 14th round.

Source: ESPN.com
Jun 20 - 10:35 AM

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