Luke Stocker | TE | Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Posted: 8/7/2013 1:08pm et
Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE Luke Stocker (calf) missed most of the first two weeks of training camp due to a calf injury, but he still has a chance to win the starting job because the team doesn't have a lot of other options at the tight end position. The team is easing Stocker back into practices.
Huddle Up: The tight end situation in Tampa is worth watching because whoever emerges as the starter will have some sleeper value. Stocker is in a battle with Tom Crabtree for the gig. He doesn't possess a ton of upside, but getting the snaps will have value.
Posted: 8/5/2013 12:23pm et
Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE Luke Stocker was activated from the Physically Unable to Perform list.
Huddle Up: Stocker had been sidelined by a calf injury; now he returns to stake his claim to the Bucs' starting tight end gig, a job vacated by the departure of Dallas Clark in the offseason.
Posted: 7/16/2013 1:31pm et
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will likely have significant competition at tight end during training camp, with TE Luke Stocker likely having the upper hand in that competition going into camp. TEs Tom Crabtree, Nate Byham, Danny Noble and Zach X. Miller will all challenge for playing time as well. "The position as a whole, I think they're working their tails off," Buccaneers head coach Greg Schiano said. "Certainly we need to have production out of that position. So we need them to come up big."
Huddle Up: Stocker was the Bucs' primary TE starter with 11 starts in 2012 but didn't do much of anything fantasy-wise, catching only 16 passes for 165 yards and a TD while 7-game starter Dallas Clark had nearly triple to the production with 47 grabs for 435 yards and 4 TDs. Crabtree, a backup in Green Bay, could be worth a late flier in deeper leagues, but the overall fantasy prospects here look slim at best.