Luke Stocker Fantasy News

Friday, December 4, 2015, 6:28pm

Buccaneers TE Luke Stocker (back, questionable) took full practice reps on Friday after being limited earlier in the week and is questionable for Week 13.

Thursday, December 3, 2015, 5:56pm

Buccaneers TE Luke Stocker (back) returned to limited practice reps Thursday after missing Wednesday practice.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015, 6:12pm

Buccaneers TE Luke Stocker (back) did not practice Wednesday.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015, 6:13pm

Buccaneers TE Luke Stocker (hip) practiced fully Wednesday.

Friday, October 9, 2015, 6:11pm

Buccaneers TE Luke Stocker (hip, questionable) took limited practice reps all week and is questionable for Week 5.

Thursday, October 8, 2015, 6:11pm

Buccaneers TE Luke Stocker (hip) took limited practice reps again Thursday.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015, 6:19pm

Buccaneers TE Luke Stocker (hip) took limited practice reps Wednesday.

Friday, October 2, 2015, 6:45pm

Buccaneers TE Luke Stocker (hip, doubtful) missed practice all week and is doubtful for Week 4.

Thursday, October 1, 2015, 7:11pm

Buccaneers TE Luke Stocker (hip) missed practice again Thursday.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015, 6:25pm

Buccaneers TE Luke Stocker (hip) did not practice Wednesday.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015, 9:07pm

Fox Sports - [Full Article]

With Jameis Winston throwing the football and Dirk Koetter calling plays, a healthy Austin Seferian-Jenkins figures to get more opportunities to flourish in Tampa Bay's offense.

Same goes for Luke Stocker, Brandon Myers, Tim Wright and maybe even Cameron Brate, too.

The Buccaneers are seeking more production from a versatile group of tight ends excited by the prospect of an increased workload in a passing attack that ranked among the worst in the NFL a year ago.

The team's rookie quarterback and new offensive coordinator are exploring all options to get better.

"When I look at this team, I see everyone as targets," Winston said.

"Those guys are good," the No. 1 overall pick in this year's draft added. "It's a lot of things in position for us to succeed."

Fantasy Impact:

Tampa Bay tight ends had a combined 51 receptions for 469 yards and two touchdowns last season, with Seferian-Jenkins and Myers accounting for most of those yards. The group was strengthened this spring by the signing of Wright. He rejoined the Bucs after spending last season in New England, where he had 26 receptions, scored six TDs and won a Super Bowl ring. The story said the team is most excited about Seferian-Jenkins potential. We rank him 14th on our TE list.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015, 1:25pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

The Bucs didn’t get a lot of production out of the tight end position last year. But that’s almost certain to change. New offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter had the tight ends very involved in the passing game during his stops in Atlanta and Jacksonville.

That’s good news for second-year pro Austin Seferian-Jenkins. He had only 21 catches during an injury-filled rookie season. But the Bucs believe Seferian-Jenkins can be a big producer in the passing game.

The team also picked up Tim Wright in the offseason. Wright isn’t much of a blocker, but he has good receiving skills and that could mean some two tight end sets.

Brandon Myers and Luke Stocker are strong blockers, but they likely will be competing for one roster spot.

Fantasy Impact:

Koetter coaxed a 58-700-10 season out of Marcedes Lewis in 2010 to go along with the 176 catches for 1,965 yards and 16 touchdowns in two seasons with Tony Gonzalez in 2012-2013. Seferian-Jenkins is a breakout candidate in his second season with a new quarterback and offensive coordinator and is a high-end TE2 option heading into drafts.

Bucs Beat: Austin Seferian-Jenkins 'expected to be featured' in new offense

Saturday, March 21, 2015, 11:36am

Pewter Report - [Full Article]

After finishing 2-14 with one of the league’s worst offenses, the Buccaneers replaced interim OC Marcus Arroyo with a proven NFL offensive coordinator in Dirk Koetter, and the one player who could benefit the most is Austin Seferian-Jenkins, who is expected to be featured in Tampa Bay’s new offense.

The Bucs are so high on Seferian-Jenkins that he’s expected to be the starter in 2015 and the team did not go out in free agency and add a new tight end. The Bucs re-structured Myers’ contract to reflect the role of a backup tight end, and also re-signed blocking tight end Luke Stocker, but that’s it. The Bucs aren’t expected to address the tight end position in the draft, either, which means it’s up to Seferian-Jenkins to produce in 2015 and live up to his potential after an injury-riddled rookie campaign that ended with him on injured reserve due to an ailing back.

Seferian-Jenkins will be a featured weapon in Koetter’s offense and he should return to the form he showed in Washington when he hauled in 146 catches for 1,840 yards and 21 touchdowns in three seasons for the Huskies. While Koetter has the reputation for developing pocket passers everywhere he’s gone, he has also made stars out of tight ends.

Fantasy Impact:

Koetter has a history of featuring the tight end, coaxing a 58-700-10 season out of Marcedes Lewis in 2010 to go along with the 176 catches for 1,965 yards and 16 touchdowns in two seasons with Tony Gonzalez in 2012-2013. Seferian-Jenkins had an injury-riddled rookie season, but is a breakout candidate in his second season with a new quarterback and offensive coordinator.

Friday, November 28, 2014, 6:04pm

Buccaneers TE Luke Stocker (concussion, questionable) missed practice all week and is questionable for Week 13.

Sunday, August 17, 2014, 7:23pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

For the most part, Buccaneers coach Lovie Smith heaps praise on his players. But he also can be brutally honest when asked about a player who is struggling.

That was the case Sunday as Smith talked about tight end Tim Wright.

"He hasn't played as well as Tim should be playing," Smith said. "He's dropped some balls. If you watched practice, he's dropped balls. But he's a big part of what we want to do with the two-receiver, two-tight-end set. Tim hasn't blocked as well inside. Once you're that H-back and you don't block, now they say you're just another receiver and teams start going nickel. If they do that at least you have to be a good pass catcher. Tim's a good player. He just hasn't played as well as he needs to lately."

Fantasy Impact:

As the story points out, Wright better show improvement quickly or else his spot on the roster could be in danger. Brandon Myers and Austin Seferian-Jenkins are locks to make the roster. Wright and veteran Luke Stocker could be competing for the final job at tight end.

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