The Tampa Bay Buccaneers may have found a star in second-year tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins, who went off for 110 yards and two scores in week one. Unfortunately he got banged up in Tampa Bay’s week two win and could be out for the next 4-6 weeks due to a shoulder injury.
Bucs TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins suffered strained shoulder expected to sideline him 4-6 weeks, per source. Doctor’s 2nd opinion coming.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 22, 2015
Seferian-Jenkins regressed thanks to the injury in week two, but was becoming a key part in Tampa Bay’s passing attack. With star #1 wide receiver Mike Evans working his way back from a hamstring issue this past week, the Bucs were finally getting back to 100% on the offensive side of the football. That won’t be the case for the next month, as ASJ will be on the shelf and should give way to Brandon Myers and Luke Stocker to get snaps at tight end.
The tight end role is going to be tough to trust in Tampa, which likely means more targets for big receivers, Vincent Jackson and Mike Evans. V-Jax caught his first touchdown of the year in week two and Evans was blanked on three targets. With ASJ sidelined, both should see a ton of targets going forward, while #3 wide receiver Louis Murphy (who played well in week two) could also see a slightly bigger role. Myers will likely replace Seferian-Jenkins in the starting lineup, but is a pedestrian talent and can’t be relied on for serious production. Jackson and Evans go up against the Houston Texans in week three and make for solid daily fantasy football tries.