The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will have to miss rookie receiver Mike Evans until the bye week, and perhaps longer. With Vincent Jackson struggling with a broken wrist, that leaves a lot of room for other players to pick up a little production. The main beneficiary should be Louis Murphy.
Murphy's a veteran receiver who really hasn't done all that much throughout his career, but he put up 6 catches for 99 yards in limited playing time last week. And going forward, he should be the starting wideout opposite Vincent Jackson for at least a couple of games. Murphy wasn't even with the team to start the season, having been cut during final roster cutdowns, but he's in prime position to take advantage of what looks to be a resurgent Bucs offense.
The fact that the Bucs are now facing the New Orleans Saints will only help him. The Saints have looked absolutely horrible on defense, ranking 27th in yards per attempt allowed, and 28th in total yardage. Their safeties have looked terrible, despite the fact that they invested heavily in the position over the past two years in the form of Kenny Vaccaro and Jairus Byrd. Their cornerbacks haven't really looked any better, either, and the team as a whole has forced no interceptions through four games.
So if you need a bye-week filler at receiver, or simply lack depth at that position, consider picking up Louis Murphy. He should be pretty productive the next couple of games.
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