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Evans fell in Fantasy drafts last summer due to uncertainties about his quarterback play and concerns about his age. He responded by finishing as the WR4 overall in Fantasy with another 1,000-yard season (1,233 to be exact) and 13 receiving touchdowns. His rapport with Baker Mayfield was excellent, specifically in the red zone. He enters 2024 as a high-end WR2 option being selected in the early-to-mid-Round 3 range despite him outproducing several of the receivers drafted in front of him.

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Year rec
Receiving Yards
Average Yards per Reception
Receiving Touchdowns
Rushing Yards
Average Yards per Rush
Fantasy Points
Fantasy Points per Game
2023 79 1255 15.89 13 0.00 19711.6
2022 77 1124 14.60 6 0.00 1439.5
3y Avg. 77 1138 14.78 11 3 0.00 17310.8
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  • Buccaneers' Mike Evans: Re-signs with Bucs

    Evans and the Buccaneers reached agreement Monday morning on a two-year, $52 million contract that includes $35 million guaranteed, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Reports a few days earlier suggested Evans would hit free agency, but he ended up re-signing with the Buccaneers instead and will continue playing for the team that drafted him seventh overall in 2014. He'll turn 31 in August, having topped 1,000 yards in a record-setting 10 straight seasons to open his career, including 2023 when he had his most catches (79), yards (1,255) and targets (136) since 2018 while tying for the league lead in receiving touchdowns (13). The Buccaneers can now focus on re-signing their other prominent free agents, including QB Baker Mayfield, S Antoine Winfield and LB Lavonte David.
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  • Buccaneers' Mike Evans: To test free agency

    Evans plans to hit free agency for the first time in his career, Dianna Russini of The Athletic reports. While Evans and the Buccaneers remain in contract discussions, the veteran pass catcher wants to explore his options. Thus, it does not mean his time in Tampa Bay is over, but rather, that he plans on hearing from all teams before making a decision. The 30-year-old has been with the team for all 10 years of his NFL seasons and is coming off a campaign where he recorded 1,255 receiving yards and 13 touchdowns.
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  • Buccaneers' Mike Evans: Teams seem committed to return

    The Buccaneers appear committed to re-signing Evans before the start of free agency, even if there is a financial strain on the team's cap situation, Jenna Laine of reports. "He's an unprecedented player. We want him to be a Buc for life. We're working towards that," general manager Jason Licht said Tuesday. Licht admitted the team would probably have to "strain a little bit" to reach a deal that's palatable for Evans, who is coming off his 10th consecutive 1,000-yard season. Evans also recorded 13 touchdowns in 2023 -- tying for the league lead.
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  • Buccaneers' Mike Evans: Free agency looking likelier

    The Buccaneers are not expected to re-sign Evans by Monday's 'soft' deadline, which will force the team to take on $7.4 million in dead cap space, Jordan Schultz of reports. Evans and Tampa Bay will continue contract negotiations in the meantime, but as things stand, the passing of Monday's deadline makes it look more realistic that the 30-year-old wideout ends up on the free-agent market. The Buccaneers also have the option of placing the franchise tag on Evans, though that would cost the team a whopping $28.4 million for 2024 and rule out other tag options like Baker Mayfield and Antoine Winfield. Evans has put together 10 straight seasons with over 1,000 receiving yards and been instrumental to each iteration of Tampa Bay's offense to burgeon in that stretch, so whether he receives his next contract from the Buccaneers or a team on the open market, expect his compensation to be remunerative.
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  • Buccaneers' Mike Evans: Could stay in Tampa

    Buccaneers offensive coordinator Liam Coen made it clear Tuesday that he's hopeful the team will re-sign Evans, an impending free agent, Greg Auman of Fox Sports reports. Evans and quarterback Baker Mayfield have expiring contracts, and wide receiver Chris Godwin is scheduled for $20 million in non-guaranteed compensation for the final year of his deal in 2024. The possibility of significant change can't be ignored, but Coen's opening press conference left little doubt that part of his motivation for taking the Tampa Bay job was an expectation that the team's core playmakers would be retained. The former Rams and University of Kentucky offensive coordinator talked about how much easier it is to design an offense with a downfield, perimeter threat like Evans, and Coen also mentioned that he plans to move Godwin back to the slot as his primary alignment. A franchise tag for Evans would cost $28.4 million -- 120 percent of his 2023 cap charge -- while Mayfield's tag number likely would be around $35 million. The Buccaneers have a third candidate for the tag in 25-year-old safety Antoine Winfield, whose salary would be about $17 million. Re-signing Evans first would help the team's short-term cap flexibility, allowing the Buccaneers to shift much of his $12.2 million cap hit from void years into future seasons.
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  • Buccaneers' Mike Evans: Huge production in playoff loss

    Evans secured eight of 12 targets for 147 yards and a touchdown in the Buccaneers' 31-23 divisional-round loss to the Lions on Sunday. After a relatively quiet performance in the wild-card win over the Eagles, Evans reassumed his usual role as the clear-cut top target for Baker Mayfield, finishing with team-high figures across the board for the Buccaneers' pass catchers on the day. The highly decorated veteran delivered a clutch 16-yard touchdown grab with 4:37 remaining to bring Tampa Bay within one possession, and he was also the intended target on the subsequent two-point conversion attempt that fell short on a play on which there was contact between Evans and the defensive back. A disappointing conclusion to the season doesn't take away from the fact Evans looked as effective as ever in 2023, finishing with a 79-1,255-13 line across 17 regular-season games. With his reception and yardage totals his highest since 2018, Evans, a pending free agent, figures to command a lucrative new contract from either the Bucs or on the open market this offseason.
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  • Buccaneers' Mike Evans: Trio of catches in wild-card win

    Evans secured three of seven targets for 48 yards in the Buccaneers' 32-9 wild-card win over the Eagles on Monday night. Evans finished third in receptions and fourth in receiving yards despite garnering the second-most targets on the night for Tampa Bay, an unfamiliar level of inefficiency for the multi-time Pro Bowler. However, Evans finished strong with 19- and eight-yard grabs on Tampa Bay's final scoring drive, and he also was partly responsible for his modest night by dropping what looked like a perfectly thrown deep ball from Baker Mayfield just past the midway point of the first quarter. Evans should be heavily involved again when the Buccaneers face the Lions on the road in a divisional-round matchup Sunday afternoon, a game in which Tampa Bay's air attack figures to play an integral part.
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  • Buccaneers' Mike Evans: Solid numbers in loss

    Evans brought in three of four targets for 70 yards in the Buccaneers' 23-13 loss to the Saints on Sunday. Evans didn't have to deal with the pesky coverage of Marshon Lattimore (ankle), but he was still largely contained by the Saints and gained half his yardage on one reception. The perennial Pro Bowler has recorded at least 70 receiving yards in four of the last six games, however, and while Sunday's target total was his second lowest of the season, he should see more passes come his way in a Week 18 road finale against the Panthers that gives the Buccaneers a chance to clinch the NFC South.
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  • Buccaneers' Mike Evans: Another two touchdowns Sunday

    Evans brought in seven of eight targets for 86 yards and two touchdowns in the Buccaneers' 30-12 win over the Jaguars on Sunday. Evans was back in the customary position of leading the Bucs in receptions and receiving yards while also paying multiple visits to the end zone for the second time this season. The veteran wideout has eight scores overall in his last seven contests, making him a premium fantasy option for a Week 17 home divisional clash with the Saints.
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  • Buccaneers' Mike Evans: Another TD grab in win

    Evans brought in four of six targets for 57 yards and a touchdown in the Buccaneers' 34-20 win over the Packers on Sunday. Evans played a rare second fiddle to Chris Godwin for the second straight game, although in contrast to Week 14, the gulf between the two players' numbers was expansive. Nevertheless, Evans was able to round out his fantasy day nicely with his 11th touchdown of the campaign, which came on a 19-yard grab early in the second quarter. Evans has followed up a 7-162-1 line in Week 13 against the Panthers with just five receptions for 65 yards over his next two games, but he'll look to bounce back against the Jaguars' inconsistent secondary in a Week 16 home matchup on Christmas Eve.
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  • Buccaneers' Mike Evans: Atypically quiet showing Sunday

    Evans brought in one of six targets for eight yards in the Buccaneers' 29-25 win over the Falcons on Sunday. Evans' final line was extremely out of the norm for the talented receiver, who's consistently served as Baker Mayfield's top target all season. The perennial Pro Bowler hadn't posted fewer than three catches or 39 yards in any game prior to Sunday this season, and he was coming off an explosive 7-162-1 line against the Panthers in Week 13. Evans may have an uphill battle bouncing back in notable fashion in a Week 15 road matchup against a talented Packers secondary.
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  • Buccaneers' Mike Evans: Makes history in Week 13 win

    Evans caught seven of 12 targets for 162 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 21-18 win over the Panthers. The future Hall of Famer produced the longest TD of his career in the third quarter, taking a Baker Mayfield pass 75 yards to the house. With the big performance, Evans has reached 1,000 receiving yards for the 10th straight season, something only Jerry Rice had done in NFL history, while Evans becomes the first ever to do it in his first 10 NFL campaigns. Evans has also scored double-digit touchdowns for the fifth time, and the 30-year-old wideout isn't slowing down -- his 9.8 yards per target is his best mark since 2019. With the Bucs still in the mix for the NFC South crown, Evans will try to make an impact again in Week 14 versus a Falcons secondary he posted a 6-82-1 line against in Week 7.
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  • Buccaneers' Mike Evans: Scores twice in Week 12 loss

    Evans brought in six of nine targets for 70 yards and two touchdowns in the Buccaneers' 27-20 loss to the Colts on Sunday. Evans was in the familiar position of leading the Buccaneers in receptions, receiving yards and targets, and he rounded out his afternoon with touchdown grabs of one and 23 yards. The big-bodied receiver now has four touchdowns in his last three contests, and he's been at Sunday's yardage tally or higher in three of the last four contests overall. Evans, who's now just 150 yards away from his 10th straight 1,000-yard campaign, next takes aim at the division-rival Panthers in a Week 13 home matchup.
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  • Buccaneers' Mike Evans: Practices in full Thursday

    Evans (quadriceps) logged a full practice Thursday. After beginning Week 11 prep with a capped session due to a quad injury Wednesday, Evans was able to work fully one day later. He's thus ready to take on a 49ers defense Sunday that has conceded the third-most catches (141) to opposing wide receivers in nine games this season. Evans himself has 43 receptions in the same number of appearances, making him a good bet to continue to produce.
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  • Buccaneers' Mike Evans: Sets pace in receiving yards

    Evans secured four of five targets for 87 yards in the Buccaneers' 39-37 loss to the Texans on Sunday. He also recovered a fumble. Evans led the Buccaneers in receiving yards on the afternoon, but his volume was down overall on a day when Baker Mayfield spread the around to seven targets. The veteran wideout gained a big chunk of his yards on a 53-yard grab in the fourth quarter that was originally ruled a touchdown before replay determined Evans had been down before breaking the plane of the goal line. Evans' yardage total was his highest since Week 2, and although his two-game touchdown streak was narrowly snapped, he could have a good chance of getting back in the end zone in a favorable Week 10 home matchup against the Titans.
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  • Buccaneers' Mike Evans: Salvages night with score

    Evans secured three of six targets for 39 yards and a touchdown in the Buccaneers' 24-18 loss to the Bills on Thursday night. The perennial Pro Bowler was contained effectively by the Bills secondary most of the contest, with his 24-yard scoring grab with 2:44 remaining preventing his night from being a washout on the fantasy end. Evans' reception total tied for his lowest of the season, and he accrued what represented his fewest yards in any game thus far in 2023 as well. Evans does now have a touchdown in five of seven games, a favorable pattern he'll look to extend at the expense of the Texans in a Week 9 road matchup on Sunday, Nov. 5.
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  • Buccaneers' Mike Evans: Tallies fourth touchdown

    Evans recorded six receptions on eight targets for 82 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 16-13 loss to the Falcons. Evans was out-targeted by Chris Godwin in a full game for the first time this season, though that didn't prevent him from having a strong performance. He delivered a 40-yard touchdown reception deep down the left sideline on Tampa Bay's second offensive possession and also chipped in a 16-yard reception in the second quarter to account for the majority of his production. Though Evans has only one 100-yard performance this season, he now has four touchdowns and has at least eight targets in five of his six games.
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  • Buccaneers' Mike Evans: Disappoints despite 10 targets

    Evans recorded four receptions on 10 targets for 49 yards in Sunday's 20-6 loss to the Lions. Evans returned from a hamstring injury after Tampa Bay's bye, an issue that cost him the second half of the team's Week 4 matchup against the Saints. After displaying strong rapport with Baker Mayfield early this season, the duo was off in this matchup, as Evans dropped an open target that hit him in the hands, while a pass that could have gone for a potentially long gain was deflected at the line of scrimmage and resulted in an interception. Though it was a disappointing outcome, Evans remains the top target of Mayfield, as he tallied 10 targets compared to Chris Godwin's seven.
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  • Buccaneers' Mike Evans: Gains clearance for Week 6

    Evans (hamstring) doesn't have an injury designation for Sunday's game against the Lions. Evans tweaked his hamstring in the Buccaneers' Week 4 win over the Saints, but a well-timed Week 5 bye appears to have allowed the veteran wideout to make enough progress in his recovery to return to action without missing any games. The 30-year-old steadily increased his practice activity throughout the week, advancing from no participation Wednesday to limited work Thursday before taking every rep in Friday's session. He should be able to take on a normal snap count Sunday while Tampa Bay takes aim at a Detroit secondary that will be without one of its top three cornerbacks in Emmanuel Moseley (knee), who suffered a season-ending ACL tear last week.
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  • Buccaneers' Mike Evans: Expected to play

    Coach Todd Bowles said Friday that Evans (hamstring) is a "full go" for Sunday's game against the Lions, Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports. Evans returned to a limited practice Thursday before upgrading to full participation Friday. He's on track to play, with the biggest question at this point being whether the Bucs officially list him as questionable or simply remove him from the final injury report Friday afternoon.
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