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Mike Evans | Wide Receiver | #13

Team: Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Age / DOB:  (23) / 8/21/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 231
College: Texas A&M
Drafted: 2014 / Rd. 1 (7) / TB
Contract: view contract details

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Mike Evans secured 8-of-13 targets for 96 yards and two touchdowns in the Bucs' Week 7 win over the 49ers.
The 49ers didn't seem to have a game plan to stop Evans, who dominated in the red zone and also got wide open for another touchdown only to lose it in the shadow on a would-be over-the-shoulder catch. An elite every-week WR1, Evans has been a touchdown-scoring machine in the early going and should remain that way with Vincent Jackson out of the picture. Evans gets another juicy Week 8 matchup against the Raiders. Oct 23 - 7:20 PM

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Mike Evans caught 6-of-12 targets for 89 yards and one touchdown in the Bucs' Week 5 win over the Panthers.

Evans again led the Bucs in targets by a wide margin -- the next closest was Jacquizz Rodgers with six -- and he's been targeted at least 11 times in each of the past four games. Jameis Winston simply isn't afraid to throw it to Evans, even in double-coverage, and it nearly cost the Bucs a couple times in this one. Evans' 26-yard touchdown came on a slick double-move, leaving rookie CB Daryl Worley in the dust. Evans has scored in 4-of-5 games. He's an elite WR1 seeing heavy volume. The Bucs host the hapless 49ers after their Week 6 bye.
Oct 11 - 12:15 AM

Mike Evans caught 5-of-11 targets for 59 yards in the Bucs' Week 4 loss to the Broncos.

There wasn't a whole lot Evans could do against the Broncos' elite defense. Evans was by no means erased by Denver's secondary, but Jameis Winston had zero time to operate after the snap. With 25 percent of the year now in the books, Evans is on pace for a colossal 200 targets. That's in addition to 104 catches, 1,440 yards and 12 touchdowns. Julio Jones led the NFL with 204 targets a season ago.
Oct 2 - 8:59 PM

Mike Evans caught 10-of-13 targets for 132 yards and a touchdown in the Bucs' Week 3 loss to the Rams.

The catches were a career high, while Evans now has at least five grabs for 70 yards in all three games this season. He's scored each time out, and already matched his 2015 touchdown total. He's benefitted from the Bucs being forced into comeback, but has a whopping 38 targets. It's been the best-possible start, but Evans has a nightmare Week 4 matchup in the Broncos' league-best defense. He'll be more WR2 than WR1 for that one.
Sep 25 - 8:44 PM

Mike Evans caught 6-of-16 targets for 70 yards and a touchdown in Tampa Bay's Week 2 loss to the Cardinals.

Evans' 2015 owners will recognize the crazily-inefficient stat line, though it was far from all Evans' fault. He did commit a drop and get called for offensive pass interference, but a number of Jameis Winston targets simply sailed over his head. The main takeaway was his heavy target share in a tough matchup with Patrick Peterson. Evans will remain a WR1 for Week 3 against the Rams.
Sep 18 - 7:46 PM

Cardinals DC James Bettcher said Thursday that Patrick Peterson won't shadow Mike Evans all game in Week 2.

Specifically, Bettcher said "there will be situations where Peterson stays with Evans, but times when he will not," and who covers who will be "dictated with how the Buccaneers use both receivers," in regard to Evans and Vincent Jackson. We still anticipate Peterson matching up most with Evans, but if the Bucs are smart they will scheme ways to get Evans matched up with burnable rookie Brandon Williams. Williams was badly out of position on Chris Hogan's 37-yard touchdown in last Sunday night's loss to the Patriots.
Sep 15 - 8:31 PM

Mike Evans caught 5-of-7 targets for 99 yards and a touchdown in the Bucs' Week 1 win over the Falcons.

Evans rebounded from a frustrating one-catch, four-yard first half to beat double coverage on his 45-yard score in the third quarter. It should be noted that Evans was surprisingly not shadowed by Desmond Trufant, who actually wound up covering Vincent Jackson more. In Week 2, Evans can expect the full-on Patrick Peterson treatment as the Buccaneers head to the desert.
Sep 11 - 4:58 PM

Mike Evans caught 5-of-5 targets for 115 yards and one touchdown in the Bucs' third preseason game against the Browns.

Jameis Winston hooked up with Vincent Jackson and Evans early and often Friday night. Evans dominated one second-quarter drive in particular, running right by first-round bust CB Justin Gilbert for a 47-yard pickup down the right sideline before then leaping over the top of the smaller Jamar Taylor on the other side of the field for a 34-yard touchdown. Evans has elite WR1 upside if he can correct the mental mistakes that plagued him last season. Through three preseason games, Evans has caught 8-of-13 targets for 143 yards and a pair of scores.
Aug 26 - 10:27 PM

Mike Evans told Sirius XM NFL he lost 10-15 pounds this offseason.

"I played heavier my first two years, around 235, 240, and now I’m between 220 and 225," said Evans. "That’s helped me run more, longer and faster." Evans seems more committed after looking sluggish at times in 2015. The third-year wideout is a lock to improve on the measly three TDs he tallied as a sophomore.
Aug 14 - 10:27 AM

Mike Evans admits he lost focus at times during the 2015 season.

Evans ranked second in the NFL in drops. He attributes them to a lack of focus. "I wasn’t focused in some games," admitted Evans. "I have to practice more. I have to get better in practice with it. It just comes with repetition." Even with all the drops, Evans finished 11th in the league with 1,206 receiving yards and 14th in yards per catch (16.3). If Evans can eliminate mental lapses, he should finish the year as a top-10 wide receiver.
Jul 8 - 2:35 PM

Mike Evans and Jameis Winston spent time together this offseason working on pass routes and breaking down film.

The work ethic of both Evans and Winston were called into question after Winston packed on pounds during his rookie year and Evans suffered through a sophomore slump, dropping an NFC-high 15 passes and managing only three TDs after scoring a dozen as a rookie. Per ESPN's Britt McHenry, Evans and Winston "worked through countless routes and were together on and off the field," often meeting to watch game tape before Golden State Warriors games. Not yet 23 years old, Evans is a strong bet for a bounce-back campaign.
May 29 - 1:48 PM

Mike Evans said it is "fair" to say he suffered a sophomore slump.

Evans caught just 50 percent of his targets with three TDs as a sophomore after posting a 55.7 percent catch rate and 12 scores as a rookie. "I've got to get back to my fundamentals," Evans said, before discussing his efforts to build rapport with Jameis Winston. Winston and Evans did not appear to be on the same page for much of last season, and coach Dirk Koetter hinted Evans' work ethic was partially to blame. With Winston likely to improve after a full offseason in the system, Evans is poised for a bounce-back campaign.
Apr 11 - 12:46 PM

Bucs coach Dirk Koetter said at Wednesday's NFL Coaches Breakfast that Mike Evans "needs to be more consistent in his preparation and work habits."

The Bucs seem to believe bad work habits contributed to Evans' mistake-laden 2015 campaign, in which he left gobs of yardage on the field and finished second in the NFL in drops (15). Koetter did insist he foresees a "rebound year" from Evans, "if we can call 1,200 yards a bad year." Evans went 74-1,206-3 as a sophomore and should still be viewed as a player in ascent. Not yet 23 years old, Evans is eight months younger than incoming rookie WR Josh Doctson. Evans makes for an ideal offseason trade target in Dynasty leagues.
Mar 23 - 7:38 AM

New Bucs OC/WRs coach Todd Monken said fixing Mike Evans' drops is one of his top priorities.

Monken said he'll take it "personally" if Evans continues to drop passes like he did this past season. "He has good ball skills. So it’s not a matter of that," Monken said. "And he competes for the ball and wants to do it. He’s talented. And so I’m excited to get started." Evans led the league in drops in 2015 and left a ton of yards on the field. Not even 23 yet, Evans is a prime bounce-back candidate in an offense that wants to create more big plays under coach Dirk Koetter.
Jan 29 - 12:12 PM

Mike Evans was ejected in the fourth quarter of Sunday's Week 17 loss to Carolina for arguing with officials.

He addressed two different officials "disrespectfully," and was kicked out of the game after catching 4-of-9 targets for 99 yards. Evans wraps his up-and-down NFL sophomore campaign with a receiving line of 74-1,206-3. Frequently plagued by drops, Evans left a ton of yards on the field while his touchdown total dipped from 12 to 3. Still only 22 years old -- he won't turn 23 until next August -- Evans is a prime buy-low target in Dynasty leagues. He has quarterback stability in Jameis Winston, and 33-year-old Vincent Jackson isn't getting any younger. Entering year two of OC Dirk Koetter's system, Evans should be pursued aggressively in 2016 as a premier young talent and bounce-back candidate.
Jan 3 - 7:28 PM

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2Jacquizz Rodgers
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4Antone Smith
GLB1Doug Martin
2Jacquizz Rodgers
3RB1Jacquizz Rodgers
2Doug Martin
FB1Alan Cross
WR11Mike Evans
2Russell Shepard
3Louis Murphy
WR21Adam Humphries
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WR31Russell Shepard
TE1Cameron Brate
2Luke Stocker
3Brandon Myers
LT1Donovan Smith
2Leonard Wester
LG1Kevin Pamphile
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C1Joe Hawley
2Evan Dietrich-Smith
RG1Ali Marpet
2Caleb Benenoch
RT1Demar Dotson
2Gosder Cherilus
K1Roberto Aguayo