Evans brought in six of seven targets for 120 yards and a touchdown in the Buccaneers' 38-35 loss to the Giants on Sunday. He also recovered a Jameis Winston fumble in the end zone for a touchdown. Evans bounced back nicely from two subpar weeks, eclipsing the 100-yard mark and notching a receiving touchdown for the first time in three games. Moreover, he was credited with another score on a recovery of a third-quarter fumble of Winston in the end zone. Evans' 41-yard TD reception with 2:22 remaining gave the Bucs hope by bringing them to within 38-35, but Winston ultimately threw an interception with 23 seconds left that sealed Tampa's fate. Evans will look to build on his impressive performance versus the 49ers in Week 12.
Evans caught three of six passes for 51 yards during Sunday's 16-3 loss to Washington. Evans made a couple of highlight-reel catches Sunday, including a falling 23-yard completion in the third quarter that required Evans to go back across his body for the grab. Still, Sunday ended with Evans being held under 60 yards for the fourth time in six games. Although there are two really nice performances sandwiched in between, the star receiver has scored just once after finding the end zone in three straight contests to start the season. Tampa Bay figures to keep pushing the ball downfield, and considering Evans is the team's most-targeted option by a sizable margin, it's probably worth riding it out with him. Next up in Week 11 is an average Giants pass defense giving up 244 yards per game.
Evans (knee) was a full practice participant Friday and doesn't have a designation on the final injury report for Sunday's game against Washington, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports. Evans followed the same pattern last week, logging one absence (Wednesday), one limited practice (Thursday) and one full session (Friday). The knee injury may have contributed to his one-catch nightmare in last Sunday's loss to the Panthers, but he'll have a good chance to bounce back this week even if he's a tick below 100 percent healthy. While mostly impressive this season, the Washington defense has surrendered 9.1 yards per target to wide receivers following last week's embarrassment at the hands of Matt Ryan and Julio Jones.
Evans (knee) turned in a limited practice Thursday, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports. Evans was a spectator for the Buccaneers' first session of the week due to the ankle issue, with his absence believed to be maintenance-related more than anything. Coach Dirk Koetter and offensive coordinator Todd Monken both confirmed as much Thursday, saying that they fully expect Evans to play Sunday against the Redskins, per Carmen Vitali of the Buccaneers' official site. After the Panthers held him to one reception on 10 targets in Week 9, Evans will look to bounce back against a Washington secondary that could be missing starting cornerback Quinton Dunbar (shin).
Evans (knee) returned to practice Thursday, Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports. Evans kicked off last week with no participation in the initial practice but built up to full by Friday's session. He seems to be doing the same this week, but his activity level Thursday won't be known until the Buccaneers release their second Week 10 injury report.
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