News: A day after getting waived by the Bucs for failing a physical, the Redskins claimed receiver Dezmon Briscoe off waivers. He'll reunite with Raheem Morris who now serves as the Redskins secondary coach. Briscoe led the Bucs in receiving scores with six on 35 catches for 387 yards (11.1 avg.) last year.
Analysis: Briscoe might be given a chance to spend time on the Redskins' bench and get acclimated to their scheme. He'll be buried on their depth chart and is a longshot to make an impact this season.
News: The Buccaneers waived wide receiver Dezmon Briscoe on Thursday. He was expected to battle for a spot along the team's depth chart but missed spring workouts with the team due to "personal issues." The Tampa Bay Times said he failed his conditioning test Thursday and that also led to his release.
Analysis: Briscoe led the Bucs in receiving scores with six on 35 catches for 387 yards (11.1 avg.) last year. Something could be wrong with Briscoe here as he had some potential thanks to his big size. If he can draw interest, one possible landing spot might be across the state in Jacksonville where ex-Bucs offensive coordinator Greg Olson is now an assistant with the Jaguars. Either way he's not worth owning in Fantasy.
News: Attendance at the first two days of Buccaneers voluntary minicamp has been good -- with one surprising absentee: second-year WR Dezmon Briscoe. He is rumored to be having some "personal issues." Briscoe led the Bucs in receiving scores with six on 35 catches for 387 yards (11.1 avg.).
Analysis: Briscoe's large frame made him an appealing target for quarterback Josh Freeman, and that could continue if he puts together a strong offseason and training camp. The addition of Vincent Jackson will likely push him down the depth chart, making it harder for him to have a regular spot in the offense. Don't plan on drafting Briscoe but you might find yourself considering him off waivers during the season.
News: Tampa Bay WR Dezmon Briscoe registered a season-high eight receptions for 53 yards and two touchdowns during the Buccaneers' 45-24 loss at Atlanta in Week 17. Briscoe connected with QB Josh Freeman on both scores to finish with multiple touchdown catches for the first time this season. He also collected a game-high 11 targets from Freeman.
Analysis: Briscoe broke through among the team's receivers as Tampa Bay's main scoring threat down the stretch and finished with six total touchdowns this season. The eight catches matched the second-year wideout's output from his previous five games combined and he could see an increase role in the team's offense next season. Fantasy owners should look to him as a possible sleeper candidate in deeper formats for 2012.
News: Buccaneers WR Dezmon Briscoe was able to haul in his fourth touchdown reception of the season in Week 15 against the Cowboys. Briscoe was on the receiving end of a 13-yard touchdown strike to from Josh Freeman in the third quarter, capping off a 12-play, 75-yard scoring drive. He finished with three receptions for 36 yards in the 31-14 defeat.
Analysis: Briscoe made his first career start on Saturday night and took advantage of the extra snaps. However, he will likely be moved back to the bench once Arrelious Benn returns from his concssion, which could be next week. However, the 22-year-old already has more touchdown receptions that Mike Williams on the season and could start to see more playing time with Tampa Bay just playing out the string. Still, we don't recommend starting him at this point in the year. The Bucs play at Carolina in Week 16.
News: Buccaneers WR Dezmon Briscoe will make his first career in Week 15 against the Cowboys. Briscoe, who hauled in 23 receptions for 292 yards and three touchdowns thus far, is replacing the injured Arrelious Benn in the starting lineup.
Analysis: Briscoe will get the start on Saturday night, so he should see a few more targets headed in his direction. However, we wouldn't recommend rushing out to pick him up. Briscoe has yet to prove himself as a reliable option thus far, so leave him on the waiver wire for now.
News: Tampa Bay WR Dezmon Briscoe caught a 23-yard touchdown pass from QB Josh Johnson with less than seven minutes to play in Sunday's Week 13 loss to Carolina. It was far too little, too late for the Buccaneers, who got murdered in the game. For Briscoe, it was his only catch of the contest as he was limited by the defense all game long. He got behind the defense late as Carolina was mostly playing prevent.
Analysis: Briscoe has not been a consistent Fantasy option this season for Fantasy owners in the Tampa Bay offense. He has gotten into the end zone a few times, but those have been too few and far between for Fantasy owners to really take advantage. Heading into Week 14 at Jacksonville, the Buccaneers might once again be without the starter Freeman. That will hurt Briscoe's Fantasy value. Plus, Jacksonville has been allowing the second-fewest Fantasy points per game to opposing wide receivers on the season. Briscoe is not a recommended Fantasy option for Week 14.
News: Buccaneers WR Dezmon Briscoe scored his second touchdown of the season in Week 11, as his two-yard catch brought his team within two points of the lead with under five minutes left in the game. However, the Packers held on for a 35-26 victory. Briscoe finished with two catches for seven yards.
Analysis: Briscoe had a big game four weeks ago against the Bears, but generally speaking, his production this season has been modest. He can be avoided in nearly all Fantasy formats.
News: In the Bucs' 27-16 loss at the Saints in Week 9, Dezmon Briscoe was the beneficiary of a 46-yard heave from Josh Freeman. It was his only catch of the game.
Analysis: Briscoe stepped up big in Week 7 but didn't get the same opportunities here. We saw more from Arrelious Benn and Mike Williams when the Bucs were in two-receiver sets. Feel free to hold on to Briscoe as a low-end sleeper if you'd like, but until he gets more playing time he won't be a factor in Fantasy play. The Bucs host the Texans in Week 10.
News: Buccaneers WR Dezmon Briscoe caught six passes for 73 yards in his team's Week 7 loss to the Bears in London. He scored his first touchdown of the season on a 24-yard score in the fourth quarter.
Analysis: Briscoe was targeted 10 times in the game, second only to Mike Williams among wide receivers. With the Bucs down early in the game and having lost their primary running back to an injury early in the game, QB Josh Freeman was asked to throw the ball 51 times in the game. A good amount of those looks went Briscoe's way and the output was enough to at least make him worthy of being on your radar. Briscoe had just 10 catches combined coming into the game and remains a stretch in most Fantasy formats, but he could be worth taking a flier on in deeper leagues if his role continues to expand. Keep in mind the Bucs will be on a bye in Week 8 before returning to action in Week 9 at New Orleans.
News: Buccaneers WR Dezmon Briscoe turned in one of his more productive outings in Week 6 against the Saints. Briscoe finished with two catches for 49 yards in the 26-20 contest and had a long of 32 yards. He was targeted twice and averaged 24.5 yards per reception.
Analysis: Briscoe hauled in every pass that was thrown his way by QB Josh Freeman, so the performance was a step up from what we are used to seeing from the inconsistent Kansas product. However, because he is still buried on the depth chart, he should be considered merely a low-end option heading into Week 7.
News: Buccaneers WR Dezmon Briscoe had his most productive game in weeks in Week 5 against the 49ers. He caught two passes for 18 yards in the 48-3 loss. They were his first grabs since Week 2.
Analysis: Briscoe now has a career high in receptions this season but remains a little-used option in Tampa Bay. Until his role improves, continue to ignore him in the majority of Fantasy leagues.
News: Bucs WR Dezmon Briscoe was able to contribute late in the Week 2 win over the Vikings. The team was down big, so the passing game was pivotal for the majority of the second half. Briscoe took advantage of the opportunity and he ended up with four catches for 42 yards in the process.
Analysis: Briscoe hauled in every pass that was thrown his way by QB Josh Freeman, so the performance was a step up from what we are used to seeing from the inconsistent Kansas product. Briscoe is still buried on the depth chart behind fellow young WRs, so Fantasy owners should simply get him on the radar for now. He is not worth picking up just yet in the majority of leagues.
News: With Arrelious Benn recovering from a 2010 knee injury, Dezmon Briscoe took the opportunity Friday night to stake a claim on a starting WR job in Tampa Bay. Playing in a stadium he saw many times during his college career at Kansas, he finished up the first half with four catches for 60 yards, including a 21-yard catch, the longest passing play of the first half. I was fired up about Dez, coach Raheem Morris said, as reported by ESPN.com. I remember talking about him a while ago, saying how he might be one of our better receivers. Hes done nothing but show me and prove to us that he can play this game, and were fired up to have him. We were fired up when we got him last year at the time we did. And to incorporate him in our offense like hes been able to do, I think its been special for him.
Analysis: Briscoes rise only complicates matters in the receiving corps, where its expected coaches will face some tough decisions. Mike Williams and Arrelious Benn figure to be the No. 1 and 2 receivers, respectively, but the roles beyond that are still very much undefined. While Briscoe's strong camp makes him a player to track in deeper formats as a potential sleeper this season off the waiver wire, he is not yet worth drafting.
News: The St. Petersburg Times reports that Buccaneers WR Dezmon Briscoe has caught the eye of the coaching staff so far in training camp. He really got the ability to play all three (positions) just from trying to find a spot for him, coach Raheem Morris said. Hes just an exciting young player to watch. Briscoe has made a series of acrobatic catches, much like he did in the 2010 season finale when he caught a key touchdown against the Saints in just his second pro game. Right now, hes just showing (off) in camp, Morris said.
Analysis: Briscoes rise only complicates matters in the receiving corps, where its expected coaches will face some tough decisions. Mike Williams and Arrelious Benn figure to be the No. 1 and 2 receivers, respectively, but the roles beyond that are still very much undefined. While Briscoe's strong camp makes him a player to track in deeper formats as a potential sleeper this season off the waiver wire, he is not yet worth drafting. Continue to monitor his situation in the preseason.
News: Tampa Bay WR Dezmon Briscoe was coming off just his first catches as an NFL player in Week 16. He left Week 17 with a win over New Orleans and a new identity as a viable receiver for the Buccaneers and QB Josh Freeman. Briscoe hauled in a 2-yard touchdown pass on a fade route from Freeman in the second quarter. Freeman capped a 96-yard drive by putting the ball where only Briscoe could go up and get it as he dragged his toes to stay in bounds for the score. Briscoe ended up tying for the team lead in targets with five and catches with four, and led the team with 65 yards and the score.
Analysis: Briscoe, a rookie out of Kansas, was taken in the sixth round by the Bengals and ended up on the Bucs to end the season. He caught two passes in his first action Week 16 against Seattle for 28 yards and was much more involved to end the year. This makes him a possible sleeper heading into next season, though he'll begin the year as very low-end in Fantasy play and likely not worth drafting.
News: Bucs WR Dezmon Briscoe was able to be on the receiving end of his first professorial passes in the Week 16 win over the Seahawks. He caught one pass from QB Josh Freeman for 13 yards, and another from QB Josh Johnson for 15 yards. Briscoe was targeted just twice on the afternoon.
Analysis: Briscoe was a standout WR at Kansas last season, but he has transitioned slowly into the NFL ranks this season. The rookie has finally registered a couple of grabs, so maybe he has a future with the Bucs, who promoted him to the active roster less than a month ago. Either way, Briscoe remains a player to be avoided in Fantasy play.
News: The Buccaneers promoted WR Dezmon Briscoe from their practice squad to the 53-man roster on Tuesday.
Analysis: In April, Briscoe was Cincinnati's sixth-round pick out of Kansas where he school records for receiving yards (3,240) and touchdown catches (31). He will be at the bottom of the Bucs depth chart and can continue to be ignored in Fantasy play for now.
News: Tampa Bay released WR Reggie Brown on Monday. The team added rookie WR Dezmon Briscoe to the practice squad.
Analysis: Briscoe was Cincinnati's sixth-round pick out of Kansas where he school records for receiving yards (3,240) and touchdown catches (31). He is not expected to contribute much as a member of the practice squad and can be ignored in Fantasy.
News: The Buccaneers announced Monday that they have signed WR Dezmon Briscoe. Briscoe entered the league as a sixth-round selection (191st overall) by the Bengals in the 2010 NFL Draft. In just three seasons at the University of Kansas, he became the school's all-time leader in receiving yards (3,240), touchdown catches (31) and 100-yard receiving games (14).
Analysis: Briscoe will look to earn playing time in Tampa Bay, but don't expect him to do much. He's not worth owning in the majority of leagues in 2010.
News: Reports have surfaced that WRs Matt Jones and Dezmon Briscoe have been released by the Bengals. Briscoe was a late-round pick of the Bengals in April while Jones was signed back in February.
Analysis: Briscoe might return on the practice squad but now that he's not going to see any sort of playing time, he can be safely kept off of all rosters.
News: Bengals rookie WR Dezmon Briscoe has been held back by a groin injury that forced him to miss OTA workouts. Offensive coordinator Bob Bratkowski said the team is trying to get him as involved as possible in the offense even though he's missed time with the groin. "I saw some real positive things from him in the route running," Bratkowski said. "He's very technically sound as a route runner. He just has to get used to being out there and doing it."
Analysis: The big-bodied receiver (6-foot-2) will battle for a roster spot in training camp -- so long as his body lets him. He's not worth drafting in Fantasy play.
News: Kansas WR Dezmon Briscoe was a sixth-round pick of the Bengals in the 2010 NFL Draft. The big-bodied receiver (6-foot-2) is known more for his physicality and less for his hands and speed, which explains the sixth-round selection.
Analysis: Briscoe will have a hard time making the final roster much less the starting lineup. He might have a short-term future of being on the practice squad. Keep him off of Fantasy rosters.