News: Chargers wide receiver Micheal Spurlock totaled seven catches for 64 yards Week 14 at Pittsburgh. He was targeted seven times and his longest reception went 13 yards.
Analysis: The Chargers utilized Spurlock in the slot Sunday, and he was able to put together a decent performance because quarterback Philip Rivers didn't force the football often and took what the defense gave him. Danario Alexander and Malcom Floyd are still the big-play receivers for San Diego, so Spurlock is not worth adding in Fantasy despite the nice game.
News: The Jaguars released wide receiver Micheal Spurlock Tuesday.
Analysis: Spurlock had a few nice games at the beginning of November, but apparently he didn't impress lately and is now looking for work again. Leave Spurlock off Fantasy rosters.
News: Jaguars wide receiver Micheal Spurlock stayed productive during Thursday's contest against the Colts. He caught all six of his targeted passes for 61 yards in a 27-10 defeat. Spurlock was the third-leading receiver on the team behind Cecil Shorts (105 yards) and Laurent Robinson (77 yards).
Analysis: Spurlock got some decent looks from Blaine Gabbert early on and did not skip a beat once Chad Henne took over for an injured Gabbert late in the game. He has now caught 11 passes for 96 yards and a touchdown in his last two games and is starting to find a bigger role in the passing game. Spurlock has yet to show some consistency, making him hard to trust in Fantasy. He should be kept on waivers moving forward.
News: Jaguars wide receiver Micheal Spurlock, who entered the game with only one catch all season, was surprisingly productive Week 9 against the Lions. Not only did he haul in five passes for 35 yards, but he also scored a touchdown on a 5-yard grab in the fourth quarter. He had just the five targets on the day.
Analysis: Spurlock might play a bigger role on offense now that Mike Thomas is in Detroit, but he's still behind Cecil Shorts, Justin Blackmon and Laurent Robinson on the depth chart. The touchdowns for him will be few and far between. Don't bother adding him in Fantasy.
News: Jacksonville promoted rookie defensive end Ryan Davis to the 53-man roster and signed wide receiver Micheal Spurlock Friday, reports the team's official site. In order to make room, the Jaguars waived DE Aaron Morgan and OL Daniel Baldridge.
Analysis: Spurlock last played in 2011 with Tampa Bay and he caught two passes for 13 yards that year. He scored two touchdowns in 2010 for Tampa. He has no Fantasy value heading into Week 5.
News: The Chargers signed former Tampa Bay wide receiver-kick returner Michael Spurlock to a one-year contract. Spurlock is one of only two players in Tampa Bay history with both a punt and kickoff return touchdown to his credit. He was the first Buccaneers player with two kickoff returns for touchdowns.
Analysis: Spurlock has never posted amazing stats on a regular basis and probably won't do it in San Diego. Leave him off of rosters.
News: The Tampa Tribune reports that Bucs WR Michael Spurlock said he has been working out individually each day at home and preparing for the lockout to eventually end. "I've been in it long enough and I know what it takes to keep my body in shape," Spurlock said. "Even without catching the football, running routes, I've been working on little things. I've done a little running. My cardio is fine. I've just been lifting weights and trying to keep my cardio up because I have a feeling it's going to be that odd hour that they are going to say the lockout is lifted just like they did around the draft. The coaches aren't going to be waiting for you to be in shape. They are going to want you to hit the ground running. That's what I've been doing."
Analysis: Last year, Spurlock worked his way into the receiving rotation and had 17 catches for 250 yards and two touchdowns, plus started in Week 2 against Carolina. Spurlock had to fight for playing time with rookie receivers Mike Williams and Arrelious Benn, while Dezmon Briscoe showed flashes of potential near the end of the season. Spurlock is determined to have an impact in 2011. "If you know anything about my story, it's been a fight every year," Spurlock said. "It's nothing new to me. They bring in guys who are younger. It's a really young team, but I have a chip on my shoulder. Everyday I go to work, I try to do everything in my power to be the best." We like that Spurlock is motivated to improve, but we don't see him doing much in 2011. Ignore him in all leagues on Draft Day.
News: Buccaneers WR Micheal Spurlock hauled in a 20-yard pass in the Week 16 win over the Seahawks. He was targeted just once on the afternoon. Spurlock had a much more effective day in the return game, nearly returning a kick for a touchdown. He was stopped in the red zone after returning a kick for 79 yards.
Analysis: Spurlock is a solid returner and a reserve WR. Unless you league rewards return yards generously, he remains a very low-end Fantasy option heading into the Week 17 game against the Saints.
News: Buccaneers WR Micheal Spurlock, who entered with just one catch in his last five games, had a 19-yard reception against the Lions in Week 15.
Analysis: Clearly, Spurlock isn't a consistent part of the passing game. He's mostly a special teams player. You have no reason to bother with him in Fantasy.
News: Buccaneers WR Micheal Spurlock scored his third touchdown of the season Week 9 at Atlanta, but it came on an 89-yard kickoff return in the third quarter, not an offensive possession. He did have two catches for 46 yards, though.
Analysis: Spurlock had three catches for a season-high 60 yards last week, but he normally doesn't get more than a catch or two per game. He's a bigger contributor on special teams, which typically doesn't count for anything in Fantasy. You can leave him on waivers.
News: Buccaneers WR Micheal Spurlock caught all three passes thrown his way in Week 8 as he finished with 60 yards. This was Spurlock's best performance of the year as he had just nine catches for 99 yards entering Week 8.
Analysis: While he did have his best game of the season against the Cardinals, Spurlock can not be counted on for consistent production. Fantasy owners should continue to ignore him as he won't be benefiting you anytime soon. The Bucs face the Falcons in Week 9 in Atlanta.
News: Tampa Bay WR Micheal Spurlock recorded his second touchdown reception of the season in the Week 6 blowout loss to the Saints. Spurlock connected with QB Josh Freeman on a 2-yard TD grab with just over five minutes to play in the fourth quarter. He finished the game with two catches for zero yards. He was targeted twice.
Analysis: Spurlock did not gain any yards but did score a touchdown Week 6. His first touchdown this year came Week 1 against Cleveland. What did he do in the next game? He went without a catch Week 2 at Carolina. Spurlock can't be counted on for touchdowns or receptions and is not a viable Fantasy option for Week 7 against the Rams.
News: Buccaneers WR Micheal Spurlock caught three passes for 35 yards in a Week 5 win at Cincinnati.
Analysis: Spurlock gets the odd target here and there for the Bucs but rarely does anything Fantasy-wise. Continue to ignore him in Week 6 against the Saints.
News: Bucs WR Micheal Spurlock caught one pass for 10 yards in the Week 3 loss to the Steelers. He was targeted twice and played most of the snaps at the very end of the game, when the game was out of reach.
Analysis: Spurlock has not been a factor since catching a 33-yard touchdown Week 1 against the Browns. He is among several Bucs WRs rotating in and out of the lineup throughout the game. The Bucs have their bye week before Week 5 when they face the Bengals, who's pass defense has five interceptions in the last two games. Stroughter should remain off of Fantasy rosters until he can consistently impact the passing game.
News: Buccaneers WR Michael Spurlock did not have a pass thrown his way in Week 2 against the Panthers in Carolina. He attempted one pass in the game, that went incomplete.
Analysis: Spurlock caught two passes in Week 1 against Cleveland, including a 33-yard touchdown. He is not a starter, however and is behind several receivers on the depth chart. For that reason, Fantasy owners cannot rely on him. He should be left on waivers.
News: Buccaneers WR Michael Spurlock caught two passes in Week 1 against Cleveland, including a 33-yard touchdown. He finished the game with 49 yards, giving him a 24.5 average per catch. He was targeted four times in the game -- third most on the team.
Analysis: Spurlock did not start the game and is behind rookie WR Mike Williams and Sammie Stroughter. Still, he proved he could be a threat even as the third receiver and that makes him a player to keep an eye on in deeper leagues going forward. There's no need to rush to the waiver wire to add the third receiver on a Tampa Bay offense led by unproven Josh Freeman, but he's worth keeping an eye on in Week 2 at Carolina to see if he can continue to develop a significant role.
News: WR Micheal Spurlock may be giving KR Clifton Smith some concern, considering Smith has missed most of the past two weeks while battling gout in his right knee. In Smith's absence, Spurlock has shined, as a receiver and a kick returner in camp.
Analysis: Spurlock is making a case to stick around after final cuts are made, but if he does it will be as a specialist and not as a receiver that will be featured in the offense. He has no Fantasy value outside of deep, deep leagues that reward kick return yardage.
News: Buccaneers WR Micheal Spurlock caught a 53-yard touchdown pass from Josh Johnson in Saturday's preseason win over the Chiefs. Spurlock finished with three catches for 75 yards,
Analysis: Spurlock should make the Bucs squad as one of the final receivers, but isn't likely to have much of a Fantasy impact in 2010. Continue to ignore him in drafts. The fifth-year player doesn't have a catch since his rookie campaign of 2006.
News: Tampa Bay WR Michael Spurlock returned a punt 77 yards for a touchdown in the 4th quarter of the Week 16 win over the Saints. Spurlock's touchdown tied the score and helped send the game into overtime where the Bucs eventually won with a field goal. Spurlock did not touch the ball offensively in the game.
Analysis: Spurlock was recently signed for just this reason and came up huge for the Bucs in the Week 16 win. That said, he's not a recommended Fantasy option in Week 17 against Atlanta because he doesn't factor offensively.
News: The San Francisco 49ers have signed cornerback Keith Smith to a one-year contract, boosting their secondary a day after learning Nate Clements would be sidelined up to eight weeks with a broken shoulder blade. San Francisco (3-4) also released receiver Micheal Spurlock and cut tight end Carson Butler from the practice squad.
Analysis: Smith was released by Detroit before the season. The Lions selected him in the third round of the 2004 draft. Smith has played in 71 career games with five starts and 118 tackles, four interceptions, a sack, a forced fumble and one touchdown. None of the players listed above should be owned in any Fantasy leagues.
News: Niners TE Delanie Walker, WR Arnaz Battle, WR Michael Spurlock and backup QB Alex Smith didn't contribute offensive statistics Week 3 at Minnesota.
Analysis: None of these players ever do enough statistically to matter in Fantasy. Leave them all on waivers.
News: The 49ers used the Wildcat formation a couple times Week 2 against the Seahawks, lining up WR Micheal Spurlock at quarterback. Spurlock attempted a pass, which fell incomplete. He also ran once for three yards.
Analysis: The 49ers won't use the Wildcat much, and Spurlock isn't much of an offensive contributor otherwise. Leave him on waivers for Week 3 at Minnesota.
News: Niners WR Micheal Spurlock, RB Michael Robinson and QB Alex Smith didn't record offensive statistics in the season opener at Arizona on Sunday.
Analysis: None of these players ever does enough statistically to matter in Fantasy. Leave them all on waivers.
News: Around the league, it's generally known as the "Wildcat" formation. San Francisco 49ers offensive coordinator Jimmy Raye refers to his version as the "Taser." By any name, it's a new wrinkle for a team aiming to upgrade its abysmal offensive numbers of recent years. "Since the pads have gone on, it was our first foray into it," Raye said Wednesday after the 49ers began 11-on-11 team drills with receiver-kick returner Michael Spurlock lined up at quarterback in shotgun formation and running back Frank Gore lined up in the slot at receiver. With receiver Arnaz Battle also taking some direct snaps at quarterback, the 49ers proceeded to run about a dozen plays with the unique formation that had quarterbacks Shaun Hill, Alex Smith and Damon Huard lining up far wide at receiver. Spurlock and Battle either ran with the ball or handed off to Gore and running back Glen Coffee. Spurlock even threw a pass out of the formation, completing it to Isaac Bruce.
Analysis: Spurlock has never been a viable Fantasy option before and we don't expect him to start being one now. We'd avoid him in Fantasy play even if the Niners use him this way during regular season games.
News: The Bucs signed eight players to the practice squad Monday -- receivers Brian Clark and Micheal Spurlock, running back Clifton Smith, cornerbacks Marcus Hamilton and Brandon Sumrall, defensive tackle Dre Moore, guard Julius Wilson and tight end Daniel Fells.
Analysis: Spurlock, Smith, Moore, Clark, Fells and Hamilton all were with the Bucs during training camp. All of these players are nothing more than organizational depth and can be ignored in Fantasy.
News: While he didn't record an offensive statistic in seven 2007 games, Micheal Spurlock did go down in history as the first Buccaneers returner to take a kickoff back for a touchdown. Never before in the club's 31-year history did a player return a kickoff for a score. It was Spurlock's first NFL touchdown.
Analysis: Spurlock entered Tampa Bay lore with that return, and he'll have the chance to add more scores to his return game in 2008. However, he doesn't produce enough stats on a regular basis to consider for Fantasy play. Leave him out of draft plans.
News: TE Alex Smith, WR Micheal Spurlock, WR Maurice Stovall, TE Keith Heinrich and backup QB Luke McCown all dressed for Tampa Bay's 37-3 win over the Falcons in Week 15, but did not record an offensive stat.
Analysis: These guys have very minimal or no Fantasy value at this time and should not start in Week 16 against the 49ers.
News: Bucs DL Greg Peterson, TE Keith Heinrich, RB Lionel Gates, LB Jeremiah Trotter, WR Micheal Spurlock and DL Greg Spires have been listed as inactive for Week 13 at New Orleans.
Analysis: Spires (calf) is the only starter among the inactive players for the Bucs and is merely a low-end Fantasy option when healthy. The other players serve as reserves or play on special teams and have little to no Fantasy value when active. Keep them reserved Week 13.
News: Buccaneers WR Michael Spurlock gained 21 yards on a kick return Week 11 at Atlanta.
Analysis: Spurlock will be the fifth WR in Tampa, so he will not see enough snaps to make him a useful Fantasy player. Leave him on the wire for now. The Buccaneers host the Redskins in Week 12.
News: WR Michael Spurlock did not make a catch against Arizona Sunday.
Analysis: Spurlock is the fifth WR in Tampa, so he will not see enough snaps to make him a useful Fantasy player. Leave him on the wire for now.
News: Tampa Bay has promoted WR Micheal Spurlock to the 53-man roster from the practice squad and re-signed WR Chad Lucas to the practice squad.
Analysis: Spurlock will be the fifth WR in Tampa, so he will not see enough snaps to make him a useful Fantasy player. Leave him on the wire for now.
News: Rookie linebacker Buster Davis was among 21 players cut Friday as the Arizona Cardinals reduced their roster to the 53-man limit. Other players released Friday were quarterbacks Shane Boyd and Lang Campbell; linebackers David Holloway and Pago Togafau; tight end Alex Shor; running back Steve Baylark; safety Brandon Keeler; defensive tackle Jonathan Lewis; cornerbacks Michael Adams, Darrell Hunter and Justin Wyatt; fullback Roshon Vercher; and wide receivers LeRon McCoy, Matt Trannon and Michael Spurlock.
Analysis: Most of these players have had little to no impact in their pro careers. Ignore them in all Fantasy formats at this time.
News: Cardinals rookie WR Michael Spurlock played in the team's season finale in 2006, catching four passes for 31 yards. Spurlock spent most of the season on the team's practice squad.
Analysis: Spurlock shouldn't be considered for Fantasy use at this time.
News: TE John Bronson (1 reception, 25 yards) and WR Michael Spurlock (4 receptions, 31 yards) played in Week 17 at San Diego.
Analysis: Neither of these players are worthy of Fantasy consideration in 2007 on Draft Day.
News: The Cardinals activated wide receiver Michael Spurlock on Friday.
Analysis: Spurlock signed with the Cardinals as an undrafted rookie free agent from Mississippi in April. He played quarterback at Mississippi and was converted into a wide receiver. He has no Fantasy value for Week 17.
News: The Cardinals have signed H-back John Bronson, wide receiver Carlyle Holiday, cornerback Darrell Hunter, center Shawn Lynch, wide receiver Micheal Spurlock, wide receiver Todd Watkins and cornerback Justin Wyatt to the practice squad Sunday.
Analysis: These guys are too far down the depth chart at this point to be viable in Fantasy leagues. Ignore him until they are at least added to the official roster.
News: The Arizona Cardinals announced Saturday that the team has released the following 20 players: RB Damien Anderson, T Jeremy Bridges, FB John Bronson, LB Mark Brown, DT Tim Bulman, CB Dyshod Carter, TE Eric Edwards, S Chris Harrell, FB James Hodgins, WR Carlyle Holiday, CB Darrell Hunter, LB Isaac Keys, DE Tyler King, WR Greg Lee, C Shawn Lynch, S Jay McCareins, T Alan Reuber, WR Micheal Spurlock, WR Todd Watkins, and CB Justin Wyatt.
Analysis: None of these players was expected to have any Fantasy value anyway. Ignore them.