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Mike Evans | Wide Receiver

Team: Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Age / DOB:  (22) / 8/21/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 231
College: Texas A&M
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Mike Evans secured 4-of-7 targets for 63 yards and a touchdown in the Bucs' Week 11 win over the Eagles.
The stat line was slightly disappointing in that Jameis Winston tossed five touchdown passes, but Winston only threw the ball 29 times total in a game where Doug Martin rushed for 235 yards. Evans remains an every-week WR1 entering a Week 12 date with the Colts, who may be without Vontae Davis. Davis left Sunday's win over the Falcons with a hamstring injury and didn't return. Nov 22 - 4:30 PM

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Mike Evans caught 8-of-13 targets for 126 yards in Tampa's Week 10 win over the Cowboys.

This week, Evans limited the truly horrid drops to one. Evans now has back-to-back 8/125 games, though he hasn't found the end zone in four contests. Evans has only one score after tallying 12 as a rookie. Some positive regression to the mean should be in order. Evans will be in the WR1 conversation against Philadelphia's burnable secondary in Week 11.
Nov 15 - 6:03 PM

Mike Evans delivered eight catches for 152 yards on 19 targets and lost a fumble in the Buccaneers' Week 9 loss to the Giants.

The lost fumble came on a desperation lateral on Tampa Bay's last play from scrimmage. It was another puzzling performance for arguably the most polarizing wide receiver in football. Evans recorded six drops on Sunday though he still managed 152 yards on the strength of his huge workload. As Fox color analyst Daryl Johnston put it, Evans caught the hard ones and dropped all the easy ones. A good chunk of his yardage came on a 68-yard catch-and-run during the opening quarter. Though he won’t see as many targets when Austin Seferian-Jenkins returns in the next week or two, Evans will have more breathing room when that happens and should be able to dominate his one-on-one matchups. Evans will be a borderline WR1 when the Bucs host Dallas in Week 10.
Nov 8 - 8:00 PM

Mike Evans admitted he tweaked his groin and injured his oblique in the Week 8 win over the Falcons.

Evans isn't on the Week 9 injury report, however, suggesting he's close to full health. "My groin, if I wouldn’t have dropped the pass I wouldn’t have hurt my groin," Evans said. "The guy pushed me, and I tried to stop myself and it like tweaked up a little bit on me." As for his oblique, Evans said it initially felt like he broke his ribs before the pain eventually went away. Evans is in a great spot this week against the Giants. Provided he's healthy, there's WR1 upside here.
Nov 6 - 10:30 AM

Mike Evans reeled in three of nine targets for 48 yards in the Buccaneers' Week 8 win over the Falcons.

Whatever chemistry Evans showed with Jameis Winston last week was completely absent Sunday as the two never seemed to click. For his part, Evans didn’t look entirely healthy. He left the game twice to get his leg stretched out but came back both times. Desmond Trufant was very physical with Evans, drawing two pass interference flags before leaving with a lower back injury in the second half. Evans showed nice resilience in overtime, extending the drive with a nice 14-yard catch on third down one play after an ugly drop. Evans will hover around the WR1 borderline on volume alone next week against the Giants.
Nov 1 - 5:27 PM

Mike Evans said he's not expecting double coverage against the Falcons.

The Falcons are a Cover-3 scheme and play their system regardless of opponent. Evans will mostly line up against Desmond Trufant and should still see heavy shade to his side. With Vincent Jackson (knee) and Austin Seferian-Jenkins (shoulder) doubtful, Evans is a lock for 10-plus targets this week.
Oct 31 - 8:27 PM

Mike Evans corralled eight-of-12 targets for 164 yards and a touchdown in the Buccaneers' Week 7 loss to the Redskins.

This was the Mike Evans breakout game we’ve all been waiting for. Evans was a force of nature on Sunday. He embarrassed every defender the Redskins put on him, including Will Blackmon on a gorgeous 40-yard touchdown strike early in the first half. Evans had another touchdown called back on offensive pass interference. He was simply overpowering in the second half with five grabs for 90 yards. Many of his catches were of the highlight reel variety. It’s worth noting that Vincent Jackson was limited to two targets Sunday because of a knee injury. Evans will be on the WR1/2 border next week against Atlanta.
Oct 25 - 4:50 PM

Mike Evans caught 3-of-5 passes for 41 yards in Week 5 against the Jaguars.

Evans was the Bucs' leading receiver in a game where Jameis Winston only attempted 19 passes. It's the second straight week he's been held under 50 yards. The Bucs took a couple deep shots to Evans, but he was held in check by Jaguars CB Davon House. Evans and the Bucs head into their bye for Week 6.
Oct 11 - 5:29 PM

Mike Evans caught 3-of-8 targets for 32 yards in Tampa Bay's Week 4 loss to the Panthers.

Evans wasn't shadowed by Josh Norman, but had his second straight disastrously-inefficient afternoon. Evans now has 10 grabs for just 133 yards on 25 targets over the past two weeks. Evans still has WR1 upside, but he'll be best utilized as a WR2 in Week 5 against the Jaguars. Jameis Winston simply isn't playing well enough right now.
Oct 4 - 4:51 PM

Mike Evans caught 7-of-17 targets for 101 yards in the Bucs' 19-9, Week 3 loss to the Texans.

Evans' 17 looks were an obvious game-high. Unfortunately, he should've had a much bigger afternoon if it wasn't for what we counted as four dropped passes. It wasn't all Evans' fault, however, as Jameis Winston wasn't exactly accurate on a number of other passes. The 17 targets are very encouraging, and a sign Evans will dominate looks, especially with Austin Seferian-Jenkins (shoulder) out. Evans also made an impact as a blocker, paving the way for Charles Sims' 32-yard touchdown on a screen pass. Evans will have a tough date with Panthers budding star CB Josh Norman in Week 4. He'll be more of a WR2.
Sep 27 - 4:40 PM

Mike Evans (hamstring) is practicing in full for Week 3.

Evans played a limited role in his return Sunday, getting held without a catch on three targets. He should be close to fully recovered. Evans isn't expected to be on a snap count in Week 3.
Sep 23 - 4:40 PM

Mike Evans said he won't be on a snap count Week 3 against the Texans.

Evans played just 40-of-66 snaps in his season debut against the Saints last week, failing to catch any of his three targets. "I’ll be full go, no pitch count this time," said Evans. "I know I’ll play more this game, so I’m excited about it." Evans obviously didn't suffer any setbacks in New Orleans and will be on the high-end WR2 map against Houston. A big game will happen soon for Evans.
Sep 23 - 2:09 PM

Mike Evans played 40-of-66 snaps Week 2 against the Saints.

Evans was held without a catch on three targets. Evans indicated after the game he was on something of a pitch count coming off a multi-week hamstring injury. He appears to have escaped the game without a setback, meaning the reins should come off next week against the Texans. He will be a high-end WR2 in that matchup.
Sep 21 - 9:32 AM

Mike Evans was held without a catch in Sunday's Week 2 win over the Saints.

Evans had just three targets. He played a limited role in a game where the Bucs attempted just 21 passes. Evans didn't look fully healthy, but was able to play the entire game. He'll look to get on track in Week 3 against the Texans.
Sep 20 - 5:22 PM

Mike Evans (hamstring) is active for Week 2 against the Saints.

The Bucs made Evans a game-time decision after a full week of limited practice, but he's declared himself fully healthy. Evans is a top-12 receiver play against the Saints depleted secondary. His return is a downgrade to the matchups of Vincent Jackson and Austin Seferian-Jenkins. Inactive for the Bucs are RB Mike James, CB Mike Jenkins, S Major Wright, OG Matthew Masifilo, C Jeremiah Warren, DE T.J. Fatinikun, and QB Ryan Griffin.
Sep 20 - 11:35 AM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Jameis Winston
2Mike Glennon
3Ryan Griffin
RB1Doug Martin
2Charles Sims
3Bobby Rainey
GLB1Doug Martin
2Charles Sims
3RB1Charles Sims
2Bobby Rainey
FB1Jorvorskie Lane
WR11Mike Evans
2Russell Shepard
3Adam Humphries
WR21Vincent Jackson
2Donteea Dye
WR31Donteea Dye
TE1Austin Seferian-Jenkins
2Brandon Myers
3Luke Stocker
4Cameron Brate
LT1Donovan Smith
2Kevin Pamphile
LG1Logan Mankins
2Jeremiah Warren
C1Donovan Smith
2Joe Hawley
RG1Ali Marpet
2Matthew Masifilo
RT1Demar Dotson
2Gosder Cherilus
K1Connor Barth