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Mike Evans | Wide Receiver

Team: Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Age / DOB:  (21) / 8/21/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 231
College: Texas A&M
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Mike Evans suggested quarterback play kept him from doing even more as a rookie.
Evans caught 68 balls for 1,051 yards and 12 touchdowns with Josh McCown and Mike Glennon as his quarterbacks. "The quarterback would just look me off, and then I'd be dead," Evans said. "And I didn't understand, because I always think I'm open. Just throw that thing up." Now Evans has an upgrade in Jameis Winston, the Julio Jones "X" role in Dirk Koetter's offense and is still sharply ascending at age 22 (in August). The ceiling here is sky high. Jun 29 - 9:39 AM
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Mike Evans trained with Randy Moss this offseason.

Moss invited Evans to North Carolina, where the two worked out for a week in March. "We were just talking about the league," said Evans. "It was pretty much just his knowledge of the game and some stories of what he’s been through." Picking the brain of one of the best wide receivers ever isn't a bad way to spend offseason time. Evans should be primed for a huge season with No. 1 pick Jameis Winston under center.
Jun 18 - 8:52 PM

Mike Evans has been lining up exclusively as the Bucs' No. 1 X receiver in offseason workouts.

With Vincent Jackson getting up there in age and taking on a more Brandon Marshallian role in the slot and as the Z receiver, Evans has taken on perimeter, high-pointing, deep-ball duties at X after manning the Z spot as a rookie. Coming off a 12-score year one, the sky is the limit for Evans with a quarterback upgrade in Jameis Winston. Even with the rookie under center, Evans has WR1 upside.
Jun 16 - 9:36 PM

Mike Evans (hamstring) has resumed practicing.

Evans' "tweak" was never a concern. He's a WR1 for 2015.
Jun 2 - 2:09 PM

Coach Lovie Smith confirmed Mike Evans suffered a tweaked hamstring at OTAs.

Evans has missed the last two days of practice, but the Bucs don't consider it serious. "In the offseason there are tweaks," Smith said. "It’s not something we're concerned about at all. He’ll eventually be fine."
May 29 - 6:11 PM

Mike Evans caught 5-of-6 targets for 54 yards and a touchdown in the Bucs' Week 17 loss to the Saints.

Evans closes the book on his highly-impressive rookie campaign the owner of 68 catches for 1,051 yards and 12 touchdowns. He scored 10 times over his final nine games, and would be getting attention as the best rookie wideout in some time if not for Odell Beckham's biblical eruption down the stretch. Evans plays every bit his 6-foot-5, 231-pound frame, bodying out smaller corners to both high-point passes and win in tight spaces. Going on just 22, Evans is primed to be a special player for years to come.
Sun, Dec 28, 2014 05:04:00 PM

Mike Evans was held to 49 yards on four catches in Week 16 against the Packers.

Evans was held in check by Packers CB Tramon Williams. He finished with a team-high seven targets, but didn't get any red-zone chances this week. The Bucs will close out the season against the Saints in Week 17.
Sun, Dec 21, 2014 05:10:00 PM

Mike Evans secured just 2-of-8 targets for 13 yards and a touchdown in the Bucs' Week 15 loss to Carolina.

Evans' first target was a fade in the back right corner of the end zone. He beat Panthers LCB Josh Norman for the eight-yard TD. Unfortunately, Evans would corral just one of his final seven targets in a game where the Bucs' passing attack remained dysfunctional. Evans will remain a WR2 with WR1 upside when Tampa Bay hosts the Packers in Week 16.
Sun, Dec 14, 2014 05:18:00 PM

Mike Evans caught 4-of-11 targets for 45 yards and two scores against the Lions.

It was not an efficient day for the rookie, but he made the catches that mattered. Evans caught a short touchdown late in the first half after a comedy of error by the Lions set the Bucs up on the five-yard line, and caught a 26-yard touchdown in the crook of his elbow in the third quarter. Evans has slowed down since his mid-season breakout, but he is still getting the targets to be a high-upside WR2.
Sun, Dec 7, 2014 05:19:00 PM

Mike Evans secured 4-of-9 targets for 49 yards in the Bucs' Week 13 loss to Cincinnati.

His nine targets led the team, but Josh McCown was predictably smothered by the Bengals' stout pass defense, managing 190 yards on 29 attempts (6.6 YPA). The good news is Evans' usage is still where fantasy owners should want it to be. Evans will be a fantasy WR2 when the Bucs face the Lions in Week 14.
Sun, Nov 30, 2014 05:36:00 PM

Mike Evans has tied Mike Williams' franchise record with a receiving touchdown in four straight games.

The 6-foot-5 Evans beat 5-foot-11 Bears corner Kyle Fuller for his latest score, his eighth of the season and sixth in the last four weeks. With Josh McCown showing the utmost confidence in his rookie, Evans is bordering on WR1 status weekly now. He's also the top Dynasty wideout in perhaps the greatest rookie wideout class the NFL has ever seen.
Mon, Nov 24, 2014 10:15:00 AM

Mike Evans caught 3-of-11 targets for 47 yards and a touchdown Week 12 against the Bears.

Evans caught a 19-yard touchdown to open the scoring in the second quarter, but was relatively quiet the rest of the day. He still saw a team-high 11 targets, and is clearly going nowhere in the Bucs' passing game. He will be a borderline WR1 against the Bengals Week 13.
Sun, Nov 23, 2014 05:17:00 PM

Mike Evans had seven catches for 209 yards and two touchdowns in the Bucs' Week 11 win over the Redskins.

Evans was the Bucs entire pass game, with Vincent Jackson and Austin Seferian-Jenkins combining for just 50 yards. On his first touchdown, he got past Redskins FS Ryan Clark from 36 yards out, and later took advantage of broken coverage for a 56-yard score. Evans was targeted nine times and remains ahead of Jackson as the No. 1 option. He has at least 100 yards in three straight weeks and seven touchdowns over his last six games. Evans will be a WR1 in Week 12 against the Bears.
Sun, Nov 16, 2014 04:45:00 PM

Mike Evans caught seven passes for 125 yards and one touchdown in the Bucs' 27-17, Week 10 loss to the Falcons.

A week after going 7-124-2 against Cleveland, Evans was targeted nine times while working mostly against RCB Robert Alford. He out-leaped the cornerback for a 22-yard touchdown in the side of the end zone in the second quarter before later reeling in a 34-yard grab on the sideline, doing an excellent job of getting both feet in bounds. He does such a great job of winning by using his 6-foot-5, 231-pound frame. With five touchdowns in his last five games, Evans is in the WR2 conversation with the Panthers up next.
Sun, Nov 9, 2014 05:19:00 PM

Coach Lovie Smith said he thinks Mike Evans is playing "faster" now.

Lovie doesn't mean Evans is physically running faster, he means the rookie is processing information and letting his natural abilities take over now. It showed as he busted out for 7-124-2 in the Week 9 humiliation of Browns No. 2 CB Buster Skrine. Evans has another good matchup this week (home vs. ATL), but Josh McCown replacing Mike Glennon isn't the best news. Evans remains a high-upside WR3 thanks to touchdown-scoring ability -- he has four of them in his last four games.
Thu, Nov 6, 2014 10:12:00 AM