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Mike Evans | Wide Receiver | #13

Team: Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Age / DOB:  (24) / 8/21/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 231
College: Texas A&M
Drafted: 2014 / Rd. 1 (7) / TB
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Mike Evans caught 5-of-10 targets for 92 yards in Sunday's Week 11 win over the Dolphins.
After serving a one-game suspension, Evans returned to lead the Bucs in targets, catches and yards. Evans's day could've been bigger as Ryan Fitzpatrick missed him on easy end zone look in which Evans beat his defender on a slant. He still has yet to have a 100-yard receiving day on the season, but Evans will remain a WR1 option next week at Atlanta. Nov 19 - 4:39 PM

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Mike Evans' appeal of his one-game suspension has been denied, and he will be out Week 10.

There's never a good time to lose your No. 1 receiver, but the timing could scarcely be worse for the Bucs, who will be rolling with No. 2 QB Ryan Fitzpatrick against the Jets. Boom-or-bust DeSean Jackson will be a spiked week candidate as a WR2 in Evans' absence, while slot man Adam Humphries should soak up targets. Evans will get the burnable Dolphins for his Week 11 return.
Nov 7 - 6:14 PM

NFL suspended Bucs WR Mike Evans one game for violating the league's unsportsmanlike conduct and unnecessary roughness rules.

Evans is probably wishing he had just gotten ejected on Sunday right about now. Tanged up with Marshon Lattimore in the Superdome, Evans laid a blindside hit on the rookie corner when he was jawing with Jameis Winston on the sideline. It was frankly stunning Evans wasn't kicked out. It's also a bit much that the NFL is now making up for that mistake by suspending Evans for Week 11. He is appealing, and could win. Tampa is hosting the Jets this Sunday.
Nov 6 - 4:02 PM

Mike Evans caught 1-of-6 targets for 13 yards in Sunday's Week 9 loss to the Saints.

It was Evans' lowest reception and yardage total in a game in which he wasn't forced to leave due to injury to start his career. He was completely negated by inept quarterback play, but more credit goes to rookie corner Marshon Lattimore, who had Evans visibly frustrated all afternoon. Evans let that frustration out by picking up a personal foul by blind-siding Lattimore on the sideline during the 3rd Quarter. The Bucs have had just one offensive score over the past two weeks and may have to turn to Ryan Fitzpatrick to allow Jameis Winston to get back to full strength. Even if it ends up being Fitzpatrick in Week 10, Evans will still be a starting option Week 10 versus the Jets.
Nov 5 - 5:15 PM

Mike Evans caught 5-of-10 targets for 60 yards in the Bucs' Week 8 loss to the Panthers.

Victimized by an inaccurate Jameis Winston, Evans was nevertheless fingertips away from a 35-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter. He beat James Bradberry in 1-on-1 coverage. Winston and Evans just couldn't connect. Evans has cleared 60 yards in 6-of-7 games, and is averaging 74. He gets the Saints' improved pass defense in Week 9.
Oct 29 - 4:25 PM

Mike Evans caught 7-of-10 targets for 91 yards and a touchdown in the Bucs' Week 7 loss to the Bills.

Evans was quiet with short catches for most of the game, but he toe-tapped a touchdown in the fourth quarter that gave the Bucs a short-lived 27-20 lead. The Bills rallied back with a LeSean McCoy touchdown and Stephen Hauschka's game-winning field goal. Keep Evans rolling as an every-week elite WR1 when the Bucs host Carolina next.
Oct 22 - 4:22 PM

Mike Evans caught 3-of-8 targets for 95 yards and a touchdown in the Bucs' Week 6 loss to the Cardinals.

He became the first opposing "No. 1" receiver to reach 50 yards against the Cardinals this season. The big reason was Patrick Peterson's aggravated quad injury; Peterson was helmet-off on the sideline when Evans beat Justin Bethel for a 37-yard score. Expect a bigger Week 7 game for Evans against the Bills, whom A.J. Green shredded for over 170 yards in Buffalo's last game.
Oct 15 - 8:10 PM

Mike Evans caught 5-of-8 targets for 49 yards in the Bucs' Week 5 loss to the Patriots.

A struggling Jameis Winston was having trouble locating his No. 1 receiver. It was a hugely disappointing effort against a Patriots pass defense that had been getting ripped to shreds. Through four games, Evans has yet to have a 100-yard day. The century mark probably won't be in the cards for Week 6, either, as the Bucs are traveling to Arizona to take on Patrick Peterson and the Cardinals.
Oct 5 - 11:53 PM

Mike Evans hauled in 5-of-11 targets for 67 yards and a touchdown in the Bucs' Week 4 win over the Giants.

With the Giants deciding to play sides instead of shadowing him with Janoris Jenkins, Evans went to work on Eli Apple on the second drive of the game, out-muscling him for a 12-yard gain before easily beating him on a fade for a six-yard score. Evans saw a lot of Janoris Jenkins the rest of the way, but he managed to get open in the scramble drill for a 31-yard gain late in the second quarter. He originally was ruled to have scored, but he was called down at the half-yard line on review. He also appeared to have found the end zone in the fourth, but he and Jenkins were called for offsetting pass interference penalties -- Evans may have dropped the ball going to the ground anyway. After managing to stay productive in back-to-back tough spots, Evans now gets a great matchup with the Patriots on Thursday night. He will be a high-end WR1.
Oct 1 - 8:35 PM

Mike Evans caught 7-of-12 targets for 67 yards on the Bucs' Week 3 loss to the Vikings.

Evans had Xavier Rhodes draped all over him, so PPR owners should be happy to come away with nearly 14 fantasy points. The beneficiary was DeSean Jackson, who went for 84 yards and a score, while Cameron Brate scored his first touchdown of the season. Evans will get another difficult Week 4 draw against Janoris Jenkins. We'd still rank Evans as a top-15 wide receiver play for that one.
Sep 24 - 4:49 PM

Mike Evans caught 7-of-9 targets for 93 yards and a touchdown in the Bucs' Week 1 win over the Bears.

Evans did nearly all of his damage in the first half, as the Bucs shut it down with a 26-0 halftime lead. Evans was winning in the air, making a mockery of the Bears' secondary. He should have had a second score, but the ball clanged off his hands in the end zone. The touchdown he did catch was a painted area schooling of Marcus Cooper. Evans skied up and came down with the six. Evans has a tough Week 3 matchup in Xavier Rhodes and the Vikings.
Sep 17 - 5:25 PM

Mike Evans caught 4-of-7 targets for 58 yards in two drives of action in the Bucs' preseason opener.

Evans dominated the game’s opening possession, hauling in three passes for 52 yards including a 29-yarder where he beat Darqueze Dennard one on one. Evans lost consecutive end-zone targets against Adam Jones to close out the drive, however, forcing the Bucs to settle for a field goal. Nevertheless, it was encouraging to see Jameis Winston pepper Evans with five first-drive targets and two more on the second possession. Evans should be one of this year's top-seven fantasy receivers drafted, along with Antonio Brown, Julio Jones, Odell Beckham, A.J. Green, Jordy Nelson, and Michael Thomas.
Aug 11 - 8:35 PM

Mike Evans was a top-12 fantasy scorer in just one of the final eight weeks of last season.

He finished outside the top-40 receiver scorers in four of those eight weeks. At his 1.07 overall ADP, Evans is presently being drafted as if his extremely volume-driven first-half success should be the expectation, but Tampa Bay's defensive improvement, run-game commitment, and weapons upgrades in DeSean Jackson and O.J. Howard suggest Evans is likely to lose north of 25 targets off last year's career-high 173. You can read more about Evans' situation in Rich Hribar's "Winning, Losing and Plays" column at the link below.
Jul 6 - 12:15 PM

Mike Evans said having DeSean Jackson playing opposite him will be "very helpful."

Evans was still able to dominate last season as defenses keyed on stopping him, but having someone as dynamic as Jackson on the other side will make his job a lot easier. "This is going to be awesome," Evans said of the partnership. "Obviously, I think we could be one of the best tandems in the league. DeSean is an explosive receiver. I think we can do great things together." With Jameis Winston on the rise and first-round TE O.J. Howard in the fold, the Bucs have the makings of an explosive passing game.
May 18 - 10:16 AM

Bucs exercised WR Mike Evans' fifth-year team option for 2018.

It was a no-brainer move, obviously. Evans has topped 1,000 yards in each of his first three seasons and is still just 23 years old. GM Jason Licht knows it's going to cost a ton to keep Evans long-term and said on Monday the goal is to make Evans a lifelong Buc. Evans could become the league's highest-paid receiver when/if he signs an extension between now and next summer.
Apr 17 - 11:53 AM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Jameis Winston
2Ryan Fitzpatrick
3Ryan Griffin
RB1Doug Martin
2Charles Sims
3Jacquizz Rodgers
4Peyton Barber
GLB1Doug Martin
2Jacquizz Rodgers
3RB1Charles Sims
2Doug Martin
WR11Mike Evans
2Chris Godwin
3Freddie Martino
WR21DeSean Jackson
2Adam Humphries
WR31Adam Humphries
TE1Cameron Brate
2O.J. Howard
3Luke Stocker
4Antony Auclair
LT1Donovan Smith
2Leonard Wester
LG1Kevin Pamphile
2Evan Smith
C1Ali Marpet
2Joe Hawley
RG1J.R. Sweezy
RT1Demar Dotson
2Caleb Benenoch
K1Patrick Murray