Schedule

Opponent Game Opp RK Opp FPTS
@ 25 23
@ 15 21
vs 14 21
vs 28 24
vs 23 22
@ 20 22
@ 7 19
vs 29 25
vs 22 22
vs 6 19
BYE
- -
@ 8 19
vs 15 21
@ 19 22
vs 24 23
@ 30 25
vs 7 19
@ 23 22
Player Outlook
Eight straight seasons with over 65 receptions and 1,000 yards. Eight or more touchdowns in six of eight seasons including at least 13 touchdowns in each of two years with Tom Brady. Three top-11 PPR per-game finishes in his past four years. Fantasy managers should recognize the hallmarks of Mike Evans' career and acknowledge that even as a touchdown-heavy 29-year-old, he remains worthy of being considered as a No. 1 Fantasy receiver. The outlook is actually better for him this year compared to last: Evans remains Tom Brady's favorite red-zone option, but there's less competition for targets thanks to Rob Gronkowski's retirement and Chris Godwin's recovery from a torn ACL. Bank on Evans going in late Round 2.    

Fantasy Stats

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2022
2021 74 1035 13.99 14 10 10.00 18811.8
2020 70 1006 14.37 13 0.00 17811.1
3y Avg. 70 1066 15.23 12 3 0.00 17811.9
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Roster
65%
Start
#9
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Fantasy News

  • Buccaneers' Mike Evans: Not set to practice this week

    Coach Todd Bowles said Tuesday that Evans (hamstring) will not practice this week, Scott Smith of the Buccaneers' official site reports. Evans and teammate Russell Gage (leg) will both refrain from participating in joint practices with the Titans this week. The Buccaneers' top priority will be to let Evans rest up and get healthy for Week 1, but with Chris Godwin (knee) also working his way back from an ACL injury, it's notable that the team remains without most of its top pass catchers in practice.
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  • Buccaneers' Mike Evans: Likely not playing Saturday

    Evans (hamstring) is not expected to play in Saturday's preseason opener, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports. This should come as no surprise considering Evans is still dealing with the minor hamstring injury he sustained last week. Most of the team's top pass catchers are not expected to play in Saturday's preseason contest, which could set the stage for Tyler Johnson and Cyril Grayson to see the majority of the first-team reps.
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  • Buccaneers' Mike Evans: Minor hamstring injury confirmed

    Evans (hamstring) is considered day-to-day and should be able to play soon, Scott Smith of the Buccaneers' official site reports. This is a gigantic sigh of relief for fantasy managers and the Bucs as Evans' hamstring injury could have been far more serious. The big-bodied target has a long history with hamstring issues, so it wouldn't be surprising to see the veteran eased back into training camp. Still, it seems all but certain at this point that Evans' regular-season status shouldn't be impacted by this particular injury.
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  • Buccaneers' Mike Evans: Hamstring injury confirmed

    Evans is tending to a hamstring injury that he sustained at Friday's practice, per NFL reporter Jordan Schultz. On the same day in which Chris Godwin made his first appearance at practice since suffering a torn ACL back on Dec. 19, Evans made an early exit with a leg issue. It since has been clarified to be to Evans' hamstring, but Schultz reports that it's "minor." Due to his long history of hamstring concerns, there's a good chance the Buccaneers will take the utmost caution with the ninth-year pro and allow him to return to 100 percent before clearing him for on-field work.
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  • Buccaneers' Mike Evans: Likely dealing with hammy injury

    Coach Todd Bowles said Evans may have "tweaked" a hamstring prior to his early departure from Friday's practice, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports. Evans left early on the same day Chris Godwin (ACL) made his first practice appearance since December. For someone who has missed only seven games across eight NFL seasons, Evans has a surprising lengthy history of hamstring injuries, including one in late 2019 that caused him to miss the final three weeks. Apart from that, he's usually recovered from his hamstring troubles in fairly short order, often putting up big numbers even if he's listed on the injury report. He missed Week 16 with a hamstring injury last year, then erupted for 372 yards and five TDs over the following four games, including playoffs. If this hamstring injury ends up being more serious, the Bucs have Russell Gage and Julio Jones on hand to fill the gap.
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  • Buccaneers' Mike Evans: Exits with likely leg injury

    Evans left Friday's practice with an apparent leg injury, Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports. Evans left early on the same day Chris Godwin (ACL) made his first practice appearance since December. Initial reports don't make it sound overly serious, but this is obviously something to keep an eye on with Evans going in the second or third round of most fantasy drafts. He's been TD-dependent since Tom Brady joined the Bucs, and while there was some thought his volume could skyrocket this year, Evans now has solid target competition with Godwin doing well in his rehab and Julio Jones signing up for the superteam. Even so, Evans has eight straight 1,000-yard season to start his career, and he remains an annual candidate to lead the league in TD catches (though he's never actually done it, despite four seasons with a dozen or more).
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  • Buccaneers' Mike Evans: Not expecting Gronk return

    Evans doesn't expect former teammate Rob Gronkowski to come out of retirement this year, Ari Alexander of KPRC 2 Houston reports. Evans said he'd like to see a Gronk return but thinks the big man is done for real this time. With the tight end gone and Bucs wideout Chris Godwin rehabbing from a late-season ACL tear, Evans has a good chance to see more targets than what he got in his first two years playing with Tom Brady (109 and 114). Of course, while the Brady era in Tampa has led to the two smallest target totals of Evans' career, it's also produced 13 and 14 touchdowns (or career highs in back-to-back seasons). There's upside for a top-five fantasy season among WRs if Evans can combine his pre-Brady volume with his Brady-era efficiency, though that's easier said than done when defenses are able to hone in on the 6-foot-5 wideout as Tampa's far-and-away top pass catcher. The Bucs hope Russell Gage, Cameron Brate and others will prove suitable as complementary weapons while Godwin gets up to speed.
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  • Buccaneers' Mike Evans: Eclipses century mark in win

    Evans secured nine of 10 targets for 117 yards and a touchdown during the Buccaneers' 31-15 win over the Eagles in an NFC wild-card matchup Sunday. Evans comfortably paced the Buccaneers in receptions, receiving yardage and targets on an afternoon in which Tom Brady unsurprisingly honed in on him more than any other member of the team's depleted pass-catching corps. The highlight of the veteran's day came on an impressive 36-yard touchdown grab in the latter portion of the third quarter immediately following a Tampa Bay interception. Evans' first opportunity to build on a fruitful postseason-opening effort will come next weekend in a divisional-round battle against either the Rams or Cardinals.
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  • Buccaneers' Mike Evans: Gets back to full participation

    Evans (hamstring) was a full participant at Thursday's practice, Carmen Vitali of the Buccaneers' official site reports. With the upgrade from being limited at Wednesday's walkthrough, Evans is good to play through the hamstring injury that he picked up in Week 15 against the Saints. While suiting up the last two games of the regular season, his snap shares of 75 and 72 percent were below his typical 80-plus, but he still managed to gather in 10 of 14 targets for 136 yards and three touchdowns. In a receiving corps down Chris Godwin (knee) for the Buccaneers' playoff run, Evans is the clear top option at wide receiver, and significant volume is likely with the likes of Cyril Grayson (hamstring), Breshad Perriman (hip) and Justin Watson (quadriceps) tending to health concerns.
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  • Buccaneers' Mike Evans: Still dealing with hamstring injury

    Evans (hamstring) was listed as a limited participant at Wednesday's walk-through practice, Carmen Vitali of the Buccaneers' official site reports. Evans picked up the injury in the Bucs' Week 15 loss to the Saints and subsequently was sidelined Week 16 at Carolina. Shortly thereafter, he had a stint on the reserve/COVID-19 list, but he was able to clear league protocols in time to play Week 17. Still, Evans has been bothered by the hamstring in practice, only to suit up for the final two games of the regular season. He hasn't appeared compromised in either of those contests, turning 14 targets into 10 catches for 136 yards and three touchdowns between those games. In a receiving corps that is now down Chris Godwin (knee) and Antonio Brown, Evans enters the postseason as the primary wide receiver for Tom Brady. Evans will aim to put in a full practice Thursday and/or Friday, which will clear him for Sunday's playoff opener against the Eagles.
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  • Buccaneers' Mike Evans: Pair of TDs in finale

    Evans brought in six of seven targets for 89 yards and two touchdowns in the Buccaneers' 41-17 win over the Panthers on Sunday. The Bucs' undisputed top receiver played like it Sunday, hauling in touchdown tosses of three and 20 yards in fourth quarter to help ice the game for Tampa Bay and surpass his own single-season franchise record in that category in the process. Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports Evans went down with what appeared to be an arm injury on the reception that gave him 1,000 yards for the eighth straight season, but he was quickly back in the contest without any further signs of limitation. Assuming full health, Evans will naturally have a major role in the passing attack in next weekend's wild-card matchup against the Eagles.
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  • Buccaneers' Mike Evans: Puts in full practice

    Evans (hamstring) was a full participant in Thursday's practice. Evans' ability to take all reps during Thursday's session seemingly confirms that his limitations Wednesday were maintenance-related. After sitting out Week 16 with the hamstring issue and then testing positive for COVID-19, Evans was able to move past the injury and illness to play three quarters of the Buccaneers' snaps on offense in last Sunday's 28-24 win over the Jets. Unless the Bucs elect to rest starters at some point during the Week 18 contest, Evans should see his snap share increase and serve as the clear No. 1 wideout while he's on the field. Chris Godwin (knee) is out for the season and Antonio Brown (ankle) was released Thursday, suddenly leaving Evans without much competition for targets.
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  • Buccaneers' Mike Evans: Still tending to hamstring injury

    Evans (hamstring) was a limited participant at practice Wednesday. Evans sat out Week 16 due to a hamstring issue, which was followed by a stint on the reserve/COVID-19 list. Fortunately, he was able to clear league protocols last Friday, then practiced on a limited basis to enter the weekend being listed as questionable for Sunday's road game against the Jets. He ultimately suited up and played 75 percent of the Bucs' offensive snaps in the 28-24 win, finishing with four catches (on seven targets) for 47 yards and one touchdown in the 28-24 win. With Antonio Brown (personal) expected to be cut loose by the Buccaneers in the near future, Evans is the team's clear-cut No. 1 wide receiver with Chris Godwin (knee) out for the season. Evans now will aim to head into Sunday's season finale versus the Panthers without an injury designation.
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  • Buccaneers' Mike Evans: Finds end zone in win

    Evans secured four of seven targets for 47 yards and a touchdown in the Buccaneers' 28-24 win over the Jets on Sunday. Evans put the Buccaneers' first points on the board with a four-yard scoring grab in the first quarter but had a relatively quiet afternoon otherwise. The veteran seemed to show no ill effects from the hamstring injury that cost him Week 16, and with the pending release of Antonio Brown following his actions in Sunday's game, Evans should be in for a significant workload in Week 18 against the Panthers and during the postseason.
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  • Buccaneers' Mike Evans: Active as expected

    Evans (hamstring) is active for Sunday's game against the Jets, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports. Evans will make his return from a one-game absence as expected after also overcoming a COVID-19 designation earlier in the week. He only managed one limited practice, which occurred Friday, over the last two weeks, leading to reports he could have his snap count somewhat limited Sunday. The multi-time Pro Bowler, who has 17 receptions of greater than 20 yards this season, will face a Jets team that's struggled with preventing downfield plays, allowing a co-NFL-high 12 percent explosive pass play rate.
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  • Buccaneers' Mike Evans: Likely to be limited Sunday

    Evans (hamstring), who is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Jets, is expected to play in a limited capacity, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. After being placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Monday, Evans was activated Thursday, but he's still not 100 percent after straining his hamstring in the Buccaneers' Week 15 loss to the Saints. He sat out every practice Week 16 before sitting out the Bucs' win over the Panthers, and his lack of full activity this week looks like it will prompt Tampa Bay to take a cautious approach with him Sunday. Antonio Brown (ankle) is also listed as questionable but is expected to play, so he'll likely continue working as Tom Brady's top target, especially if Evans' snaps are limited.
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  • Buccaneers' Mike Evans: Listed as questionable

    Evans (hamstring) was a limited practice participant Friday and is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Jets, Adam Caplan of SiriusXM NFL Radio reports. Evans was on the COVID-19 list Monday through Thursday, after sitting out every practice last week and missing last Sunday's win over Carolina due to the hamstring injury. Both he and Antonio Brown appear truly questionable entering the weekend, and it won't surprise if either or both are treated as game-time decisions ahead of the 1:00 p.m. ET kickoff. Tyler Johnson, Breshad Perriman, Scotty Miller, Jaelon Darden (reserve/COVID-19) and Justin Watson (questionable/quad) are Tampa's options at wide receiver on the active roster, while Cyril Grayson has a chance to be elevated from the practice squad.
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  • Buccaneers' Mike Evans: Returns from COVID list

    Evans (hamstring) was activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list Friday, Scott Smith of the Buccaneers' official site reports. Evans landed on the COVID list early this week but was able to clear league protocols over the past few days. However, the 28-year-old isn't necessarily in the clear to play Sunday against the Jets because he continues to nurse the hamstring strain that sidelined him for Week 16.
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  • Buccaneers' Mike Evans: Back at team facilities

    Evans (hamstring) ran routes and was on the receiving end of passes from practice squad quarterback Ryan Griffin at the Buccaneers' facilities Thursday, indicating the team has activated him from the reserve/COVID-19 list, Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports. The move isn't official, but Evans likely cleared league protocols. Stroud noted that Evans seemed to get fatigued, which could be a residual effect of his time away from the team, or merely due to the hamstring issue that he sustained in his last appearance Week 15 against the Saints. If he's indeed off the COVID-19 list, Evans should show up on Thursday's injury report, perhaps as a limited participant due to his minimal activity.
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  • Buccaneers' Mike Evans: Moved to COVID-19 list

    Tampa Bay placed Evans (hamstring) on the reserve/COVID-19 list Monday, Scott Smith of the Buccaneers' official site reports. After missing the Buccaneers' Week 16 win over the Panthers due to the strained hamstring, Evans was gearing up for a potential return to the lineup Week 17 against the Jets, but his placement on the reserve/COVID-19 list provides another complication in his effort to play Sunday. If vaccinated, Evans will have a chance to test out of the NFL's COVID-19 return-to-play protocol prior to Sunday's game, but he'll almost certainly miss practice time leading up to the contest. With that in mind, Evans seems likely to miss his second straight game, leaving Antonio Brown as the clear No. 1 target in the passing game for quarterback Tom Brady.
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