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13 Mike Evans WR

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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Evans likes Mariota, Winston, trusts Bucs' brass to 'do the right thing'
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com

The Buccaneers, who own the first pick in the 2015 NFL draft, obviously could use some help at quarterback after the tandem of Josh McCown and Mike Glennon led Tampa Bay to a 2-14 record in 2014.

It is widely believed the No. 1 pick could either be Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota or Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston. Bucs general manager Jason Licht and coach Lovie Smith attended the Rose Bowl to watch the two quarterbacks square off.

If the Bucs choose to draft a quarterback with the No. 1 pick, then it seems wide receiver Mike Evans, who is coming off a stellar rookie season, would be fine with whoever Tampa Bay adds to the roster.

"My job is to catch the ball and make plays," Evans told FOXSports.com in a telephone interview. "I trust that our front office will do the right thing."

Evans, who totaled 68 receptions for 1,051 yards and 12 touchdowns in 2014, played with former Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel at Texas A&M. He gave FOX Sports his scouting report of Winston and Mariota.

"They do different things, but they're both in the spotlight a lot," Evans explained of Winston. "Jameis had legal troubles, where Manziel parties too much, people say. It's still the same though with the off-the-field distractions. They both do a great job of owning the spotlight. Everyone wants to know what they're doing at all times. They're very popular. They're very famous.

"I know Oregon beat Florida State pretty bad, but I like Jameis' game a lot. I like Mariota's game, too. Mariota reminds me a lot of Manziel. A bigger version of course. He won the Heisman. He's a great player. His resume speaks for itself. I think Manziel creates a little more than Mariota. Manziel does some impossible things, but they're very similar.

"And for Jameis he'll stand in that pocket and deliver that ball. They're both great players."

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Buccaneers WR tandem sets records on Sunday
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

Buccaneers wide receivers Mike Evans and Vincent Jackson both made their marks Sunday in a loss to New Orleans. With their first receptions, they became the first tandem in franchise history to exceed 1,000 yards through the air.

Evans caught his 12th touchdown pass, which also set a team record. He finished with five catches for 54 yards.

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Bucs wide receiver Mike Evans posts 49 yards in loss to Green Bay
by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com

Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans recorded just four catches for 49 yards in Tampa Bay's 20-3 loss to Green Bay Sunday.

It is Evans' eighth game with four catches this season and seventh game with 50 or fewer receiving yards. 

Evans needs just 13 yards to cross 1,000 for the season in Tampa Bay's season finale against the Saints in Week 17. 

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Troubling trend for Mike Evans
by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer

It's hard to complain when he's scoring touchdowns, as he's done four times in his last four games, but Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans has averaged just 38.5 receiving yards during that stretch, contributing only 13 yards Week 15 at Carolina. Josh McCown, who recently reclaimed the starting quarterback role, seems to have a preference for Vincent Jackson, who has averaged 92.5 receiving yards in those same four games.

Again, you're not sitting Evans because of it, but man, you'd like to have some recourse other than crossing your fingers. At least you can take some solace in knowing that Evans' best two games in terms of yardage, Weeks 10 and 11, also came with McCown under center. Keep in mind also the Buccaneers face the Packers in in Week 16, who allowed 259 yards to the Falcons' Julio Jones two weeks ago.

For more major takeaways from Week 15, be sure to check out my latest post to the Fantasy Football Today blog.

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Bucs WR Mike Evans hauls in 11th touchdown Week 15
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com

Buccaneers rookie wide receiver Mike Evans hauled in his 11th receiving touchdown during a 19-17 loss Week 15 at Carolina. He finished with two catches for 13 yards on eight targets.

Evans' touchdown catch was an 8-yard reception in the first quarter. It was just his third touchdown of less than 10 yards.

The Bucs are back in action Week 16 vs. Green Bay.

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Dallas, TX, USA
Texas A&M
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