Tiquan Underwood's Instant Fantasy Reaction After Week 12 Performance

Timothy RappFeatured ColumnistNovember 24, 2013

Nov 24, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Tiquan Underwood (11) celebrates after catching a pass for a touchdown during the second quarter against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports
Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

When Mike Williams was lost for the season in late October, a certain fantasy football writer told readers to keep an eye on Tiquan Underwood, as he became the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' No. 2 wide receiver. 

Okay, okay, so that writer was me. And okay, okay, Underwood hadn't reached double-digit fantasy points since his promotion. But in Week 12, the wideout absolutely went off against the Detroit Lions, catching three passes for 108 yards and two touchdowns.    

Underwood has now scored six or more fantasy points in three of the past four weeks, making him a steady option at the flex and really deep leagues. After Sunday's performance, he'll certainly be a very popular player on the waiver wire, and justifiably so.

Still, keep in mind that the Bucs have tough matchups in two of the next three weeks, with the Carolina Panthers and San Francisco 49ers on tap. Underwood is a definitely a player worth considering for your roster—especially if you are hurting at wide receiver—but temper your expectations.   


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