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Mike Evans | Wide Receiver | #13

Team: Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Age / DOB:  (22) / 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 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

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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

Mike Evans snared four of eight targets for 61 yards in the Buccaneers' Week 16 loss to the Bears.

Evans is becoming famous for squandering great fantasy matchups. He had another good one against the Bears but couldn’t take advantage. Evans left Tracy Porter in the dust on what should have been a 69-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter, but let the ball fall through hands. Evans leads the Bucs with 70 catches and 1,107 yards this year but only has three touchdowns to show for it. The Bucs will finish the year against Carolina. Evans might be going against Josh Norman in that game.
Sun, Dec 27, 2015 05:44:00 PM

Mike Evans registered nine catches for 157 yards on 17 targets in the Buccaneers' Week 15 loss to the Rams.

Evans made a number of tough catches on Thursday night and was Jameis Winston’s preferred target all evening. 121 of his yards came after halftime. Evans has been targeted 58 times in the four games Vincent Jackson has missed this season. The 22-year-old has reached 1,000 yards in each of his first two seasons. Evans will be a no-brainer WR1 against Chicago in Week 16.
Fri, Dec 18, 2015 12:16:00 AM

Mike Evans racked up three catches for 39 yards on four targets in the Buccaneers' Week 14 loss to the Saints.

Evans has been one of fantasy football’s biggest enigmas this season. True to form, he turned in another head-scratching performance on Sunday. Even with Vincent Jackson (knee) sidelined for most of the game, Evans struggled to get open and wasn’t targeted in the first half. Sunday marked Evans’ lightest workload in terms of targets since Week 5. He’ll be a volume-dependent WR2 against St. Louis on Thursday night.
Sun, Dec 13, 2015 05:23:00 PM

Mike Evans caught 5-of-7 targets for 61 yards and the game-winning touchdown Week 13 against the Falcons.

Evans had his customary drop when he was stripped by Robert Alford in the first quarter and had an offensive pass interference penalty in the third quarter, but he came up big when it mattered most. With Jameis Winston rolling to his right, Evans got open in the end zone near the sideline and made a diving grab for the game-winning score. It was just Evans' third touchdown of the season, but he has two in the last three games. The return of Vincent Jackson has limited his ceiling, but Evans remains a solid WR2. He will be more than that next week against New Orleans.
Sun, Dec 6, 2015 06:15:00 PM

Mike Evans caught 5-of-10 targets for 64 yards in the Bucs' Week 12 loss to the Colts.

Evans dropped what should have been a 36-yard touchdown and had multiple missed chances downfield. He was outplayed by Vincent Jackson on fewer targets. It's another disappoint game, but Evans' high-volume role keeps him as an every-week WR1. Evans would only see his targets decline if Austin Seferian-Jenkins returns next week.
Sun, Nov 29, 2015 05:01:00 PM

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.
Sun, Nov 22, 2015 04:30:00 PM

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.
Sun, Nov 15, 2015 06:03:00 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.
Sun, Nov 8, 2015 08:00:00 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.
Fri, Nov 6, 2015 10:30:00 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.
Sun, Nov 1, 2015 05:27:00 PM

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4Dan LeFevour
RB1Doug Martin
2Charles Sims
3Mike James
4Storm Johnson
5Peyton Barber
GLB1Doug Martin
2Charles Sims
3RB1Charles Sims
2Doug Martin
FB1Dan Vitale
WR11Mike Evans
2Louis Murphy
3Donteea Dye
4Freddie Martino
5Evan Spencer
WR21Vincent Jackson
2Kenny Bell
3Adam Humphries
4Russell Shepard
5Bernard Reedy
WR31Louis Murphy
TE1Austin Seferian-Jenkins
2Luke Stocker
3Cameron Brate
4Brandon Myers
5Kivon Cartwright
LT1Donovan Smith
2Gosder Cherilus
3Taylor Fallin
LG1J.R. Sweezy
2Caleb Benenoch
3Josh Allen
C1Joe Hawley
2Evan Dietrich-Smith
3Ben Gottschalk
RG1Ali Marpet
2Garrett Gilkey
3Dominique Robertson
RT1Demar Dotson
2Kevin Pamphile
3Leonard Wester
4Kelby Johnson
K1Roberto Aguayo