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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 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

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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

Mike Evans said he isn't worried about his contract.

Evans has topped 1,000 yards in each of his three seasons and is owed just $2.415 million in 2017. He's due for a big raise, but it likely won't come before 2018. "I’m not worried about that stuff," said Evans. "It’ll come, but I’m mainly focused on getting better and helping this team win." Pewter Report's Scott Reynolds believes Evans could get "Julio Jones-type money" on his next contract.
Jan 29 - 9:25 AM

Mike Evans caught 5-of-6 passes for 65 yards and a touchdown in the Bucs' Week 17 win over the Panthers.

He finishes the season with a 96/1,321/12 line. Evans busted out of his second-half slump with touchdowns in consecutive weeks to close the year. It’s a rebound from 2015, when Evans was held to three touchdowns and struggled with drops. The clear No. 1 option in an ascending offense, Evans is locked in as a top-five receiver.
Jan 1 - 5:00 PM

Mike Evans caught 7-of-8 targets for 97 yards and a touchdown in the Bucs' Week 16 loss to the Saints.

Battling through a left foot issue, Evans rebounded on what had been a three-game slump. His score was a 34-yarder where he probably got away with some light offensive pass interference, but it was still a beastly physical effort. Evans enters next week's finale against the Panthers the owner of a 91/1,256/11 receiving line.
Sat, Dec 24, 2016 07:36:00 PM

Mike Evans returned to practice Wednesday.

Evans confirmed Tuesday was simply a rest day after the Bucs played on Sunday night. Fantasy's overall WR2 will be an elite option against the Saints.
Source: ESPN.com
Wed, Dec 21, 2016 11:58:00 AM

Speaking Tuesday, Bucs coach Dirk Koetter hinted he wasn't concerned about Mike Evans missing practice.

"I wouldn't read too much into anybody who was or wasn't out there today," were Koetter's exact words. The Bucs had a grueling, physical game Sunday evening and have to play Saturday. They're almost certainly just limiting Evans' reps in an effort to keep him fresh.
Tue, Dec 20, 2016 04:29:00 PM

Mike Evans was absent from the portion of Bucs practice open to the media on Tuesday.

Evans' "injury" is unclear. He missed a few snaps against the Cowboys, but wasn't noticeably limited, and was in at the end of the game. The Tampa Bay Times believes today's absence is just precautionary on a short week. Evans can still safely be counted on for the fantasy finals.
Tue, Dec 20, 2016 01:45:00 PM

Mike Evans caught 4-of-8 targets for 59 yards in Week 15 against Dallas.

The Cowboys shadowed Evans with Brandon Carr most of the night. He didn't have trouble getting open, but the Bucs have become more of a spread offense over the last month. Evans has been held without a touchdown in three straight weeks since his blowup game against Seattle. He has a get-right matchup with the Saints in Week 16.
Mon, Dec 19, 2016 12:04:00 AM

Mike Evans caught 4-of-8 targets for 42 yards in Tampa Bay's Week 14 win over the Saints.

The Saints sold out to stop Evans, just like the Chargers did in Week 13. He did draw defensive pass interference in the end zone, however, and also a defensive holding call. Evans has only 80 yards over his past two games, a total he's cleared seven times this season. Evans has a get-right matchup for Week 15 in the Cowboys, it will just be a matter of the Bucs having enough time of possession to get him the requisite targets.
Sun, Dec 11, 2016 07:43:00 PM

Mike Evans caught 3-of-6 targets for 38 yards in the Bucs' Week 13 win over the Chargers.

He did tack on a two-point conversion catch after a Cameron Brate touchdown, but Evans was shut down by Chargers CB Casey Hayward in this game. Hayward added an interception and drew an offensive pass interference flag on Evans on an end-zone target. Evans is headed for a likely bounce back in Week 14 against the Saints, but Hayward got the individual matchup win and the Bucs got the real-life victory in Sunday's 28-21 upset.
Sun, Dec 4, 2016 07:31:00 PM

Mike Evans caught 8-of-11 targets for 104 yards and two touchdowns Week 12 against the Seahawks.

Evans opened the game on fire, grabbing a 26-yard pass on the first series before capping that drive with a short touchdown. He found the end zone again on the next drive, beating Richard Sherman before hauling in a perfect pass from Jameis Winston down the left sideline. Evans was held to 20 yards in the second half as the Bucs reined in the offense, but he still managed to top 100 yards for the third time in four games. This performance puts him at 1,020 yards on the year, making him just the fourth receiver in NFL history to record at least 1,000 yards in each of his first three seasons. He should be able to keep it going next week against the Chargers. Evans will be a high-end WR1 in that matchup.
Sun, Nov 27, 2016 08:02:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Jameis Winston
2Ryan Fitzpatrick
3Ryan Griffin
RB1Jacquizz Rodgers
2Charles Sims
3Peyton Barber
4Doug Martin
GLB1Jacquizz Rodgers
2Charles Sims
3RB1Charles Sims
2Jacquizz Rodgers
WR11Mike Evans
2Chris Godwin
WR21DeSean Jackson
2Adam Humphries
3Bernard Reedy
WR31Adam Humphries
TE1Cameron Brate
2O.J. Howard
3Luke Stocker
4Alan Cross
5Antony Auclair
LT1Donovan Smith
2Leonard Wester
LG1Kevin Pamphile
2Evan Smith
C1Ali Marpet
2Joe Hawley
RG1J.R. Sweezy
RT1Demar Dotson
2Caleb Benenoch
K1Nick Folk