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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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The agent for Mike Evans said he and the Bucs are not currently negotiating a new deal.
After the Bucs picked up his fifth-year option last year, Evans is scheduled to earn $13.2 million in 2018. Tampa would almost certainly like to work out a long-term deal, but Evans' agent suggests his client plans to play out the contract. "If the Bucs come to us with something we’re going to evaluate it," Deryk Gilmore said. "At this point, we’re not really talking about contracts. We’re just letting it play out." Evans has topped 1,000 yards each of his first four seasons in the league. Feb 12 - 10:57 AM

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Mike Evans caught 5-of-13 targets for 55 yards in the Bucs' Week 17 win over the Saints.

Marshon Lattimore got the better of this matchup, but Evans' 55 yards did get him over 1,000 for the fourth straight season despite missing a game due to suspension for violating the NFL’s on-field disciplinary code. Evans’ production was also hindered by Jameis Winston’s in-season throwing-arm troubles. Recency bias could easily make Evans a 2018 value pick in fantasy drafts. Still only 24 years old, Evans has scored 32 touchdowns through his first four NFL seasons.
Sun, Dec 31, 2017 07:41:00 PM

Mike Evans needs 54 yards in the season finale to surpass 1,000 for the fourth season in a row to open his career.

Only Randy Moss and A.J. Green have accomplished that feat in NFL history. "It would be dope. I’m going to try to get it," Evans said. "I’m just going to go out there and play my game and try to win, end the year on a positive note." In a week where effort levels will be difficult to gauge, it sounds like Evans will be giving his all.
Thu, Dec 28, 2017 09:54:00 AM

Mike Evans caught 6-of-8 targets for 107 yards in the Bucs' Week 16 loss to the Panthers.

A massive fantasy bust as a first-round pick in the summer, this was Evans' first 100-yard game of the season. He's topped 90 yards three other times, but to say Evans' season has been a disappointment would be an understatement. Evans' long gain on Sunday was a 30-yard fantastic grab where he landed hard on his tailbone or lower back and had to be helped off the field. Evans eventually returned and was getting open all day. The Bucs just could not get the ball in the end zone despite multiple red-zone trips. Evans will wrap up 2017 next week against the Saints.
Sun, Dec 24, 2017 04:54:00 PM

Mike Evans caught 5-of-8 targets for 79 yards and a touchdown in the Bucs' Week 15 loss to the Falcons.

Evans could have had a huge day, but was called for offensive pass-interference on two occasions. His touchdown came on a deep 42-yard pass where Evans leaped over two Falcons defenders to make the catch. This was his first touchdown since Week 7 against the Buffalo Bills. Evans will be a WR1 against the Panthers in Week 16.
Tue, Dec 19, 2017 12:21:00 AM

Mike Evans caught 2-of-5 targets for 25 yards in the Bucs' Week 14 loss to the Lions.

Evans also drew a 24-yard DPI. Evans seemed to be playing through a lower-back issue as he posted his second-lowest yardage total of the season. Struggling since Jameis Winston's return two games ago, Evans will be a volatile WR1 for Week 15 against the Falcons and Desmond Trufant.
Sun, Dec 10, 2017 05:09:00 PM

Mike Evans caught just 2-of-6 targets for 33 yards in the Bucs' 26-20, Week 13 loss to the Packers.

Evans went catch-less on four targets through the first three quarters before managing 17- and 16-yard grabs in the game's final frame to at least somewhat try to save his day. He was one of the highest-owned players on the daily fantasy slate but was a complete no-show much of the afternoon. Evans was unable to get his feet down in bounds on a somewhat long pass early on and just wasn't targeted much afterward. Evans' entire 2017 can be classified as a bust. He'll be a mere WR2/3 next week at home against the Lions.
Sun, Dec 3, 2017 04:08:00 PM

Mike Evans caught 6-of-12 targets for 78 yards in the Bucs' Week 12 loss to the Falcons.

Evans' 12 targets matched his season high, but he still couldn't find the end zone for the first time in five weeks. Two of Evans' missed connections came in the painted area. One probably could have been classified as a drop. Evans is averaging five weekly catches for 70 yards, and has been consistently hitting his floor. He's just not reaching his ceiling. The Packers will be an attackable matchup for Week 13.
Sun, Nov 26, 2017 05:03:00 PM

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.
Sun, Nov 19, 2017 04:39:00 PM

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.
Tue, Nov 7, 2017 06:14:00 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.
Mon, Nov 6, 2017 04:02:00 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.
Sun, Nov 5, 2017 05:15:00 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.
Sun, Oct 29, 2017 04:25:00 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.
Sun, Oct 22, 2017 04:22:00 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.
Sun, Oct 15, 2017 08:10:00 PM