Evans secured four of his nine targets for 99 yards in Sunday's 38-10 loss to the Panthers. The second-year wideout fell just short of his sixth 100-yard performance of the season (and second in the last three weeks), but did manage a season-high 24.8 yards per reception. In a sophomore campaign where he was at times plagued by drops, Evans managed to secure a mediocre 50.3 percent of his targets (74 of 147), while only hauling in only three touchdowns, a surprise given his outstanding size. He did eclipse the 1,000 yard mark for the second time in his two seasons, and improved in every major receiving category except for receiving touchdowns. With a full offseason to work on his chemistry with Jameis Winston, and Winston's expected leap in development heading into his second season, Evans should be primed for a monumental 2016 campaign.
Evans secured four of eight targets for 61 yards in Sunday's 26-21 loss to the Bears. The voluminous targets that were expected to come Evans' way as a result of Vincent Jackson's (knee) absence never materialized, with the eight looks he received representing a significant drop from his Week 15 total (17). The second-year receiver did surpass his rookie season total of 1,046 yards, now totaling 1,107 yards in 2015. Evans will do battle with Josh Norman to close out the season in Tampa's Week 17 road tilt against the Panthers.
Evans secured nine of his 17 targets for 157 yards in Thursday's 31-23 loss to the Rams. The second-year pro equaled the season high in targets he'd tallied in his Week 2 season debut, while the 157 yards were his second-highest total in that category of the season. Evans and Jameis Winston had trouble connecting in a first half that saw the Rams' aggressive front apply consistent pressure on the majority of occasions that the rookie quarterback dropped back to pass. Evans collected six of his nine receptions in the second half, and certainly rewarded fantasy owners with his fifth 100-yard effort of the season and first since Week 10 versus the Cowboys. Evans faces a beatable Bears secondary in Week 16.
Evans played in 52 snaps in Sunday's 24-17 loss to the Saints, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports. The standout receiver struggled to produce despite the absence of Vincent Jackson (knee) for the majority of the game. With Jackson now set to potentially miss the remaining three games of the season, Evans should be in line for a similar degree of playing time and targets as he received while his teammate missed three games during November.
Evans secured three of his four targets for 39 yards in Sunday's 24-17 loss to the Saints. The second-year standout saw his lowest amount of targets since his first game since his Week 2 debut against this same Saints squad. The scarce amount of looks from Jameis Winston was particularly surprising considering that fellow starting wideout Vincent Jackson exited the contest for good in the second quarter. However, considering that Evans received 36 targets for the three full games Jackson missed in November, he could well be in line for an increased workload if the latter is forced to miss any time. With Tampa's next game in just four days against the Rams, it appears likely that Evans could be Jameis Winston's top target in Week 15.
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