Mike Evans | Buccaneers WR

Date of Birth:  08/21/1993
Age:  27
Height  6'5"
Weight:   231
College:  Texas A&M
Drafted:  2014 | Round 1 | Pick 7
Depth Chart:  Starter

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Mike Evans | Buccaneers WR

Mike Evans (knee) is officially active for the Buccaneers.

This has been fully expected after Evans tweaked his knee but suffered no structural damage last week. Tom Brady will have his full group of wide receivers for tonight’s Wild Card matchup against Washington.

Mike Evans | Buccaneers WR

Mike Evans (knee) will be a game-time decision on Saturday night.

We fully expect Evans will be ready to go after tweaking his knee a bit in Week 17. However, keep in mind the Bucs might have the long game in mind as they look to win a title; the team is stacked at receiver and might be able to get by Washington with stars Chris Godwin and Antonio Brown leading the way among Tom Brady’s targets.

Mike Evans | Buccaneers WR

Multiple reports: MRI showed no structural damage to Mike Evans' knee.

FOX Sports' Jay Glazer was the first to report the news. This is good to hear, and we expect Evans will be ready to go for next weekend's Wild Card Round matchup against Washington or the Giants. Evans and the team may have been more scared and cautious than anything after he slipped and twisted his knee/leg a bit early in today's game.

Mike Evans | Buccaneers WR

Mike Evans (knee) has officially been ruled out for the rest of today.

It took a while for the Bucs to give an official update on Evans's status, but the big receiver slipped on an end zone target and had his knee twist awkwardly. It's not a great sign that Evans has been ruled out, but hopefully the Bucs are mostly exercising caution with the postseason ahead. Before leaving, Evans crossed the 1,000-yard mark for the season, becoming the first player in NFL history to hit 1,000 receiving yards in each of his first seven seasons.

Mike Evans | Buccaneers WR

Mike Evans (hamstring) is "fine" for Week 14.

Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians doesn't sound concerned about Evans' hamstring scare from earlier this week, and the big receiver should be ready to go for Sunday against the Vikings. Like usual, Evans has excellent touchdown upside for the first week of the fantasy playoffs.

Mike Evans | Buccaneers WR

Mike Evans (hamstring) did not practice today.

This obviously isn’t a great sign this late in the week, and Evans’ status for this Sunday against the Vikings is now in question. We’ll see how Evans is listed on the final Week 14 injury report tomorrow.

Mike Evans | Buccaneers WR

Mike Evans isn't listed on the final injury report for Week 6.

Evans has been playing through an ankle injury, but there are no questions about his status ahead of a huge NFC clash versus Green Bay. Although the return of Chris Godwin pushes him toward low-end WR1 value, Evans has as much touchdown upside as anyone.

Mike Evans | Buccaneers WR

Mike Evans (ankle) is officially active for Week 5.

Evans might be slightly hobbled, but he should look mostly like his usual self tonight against the Bears. The big receiver can be inserted into Week 5 fantasy lineups.

Mike Evans | Buccaneers WR

Mike Evans (ankle) is questionable for Week 5.

Evans is expected to suit up after playing through the injury last week, and his touchdown upside will make him a must-start despite being less than 100%. Scotty Miller (groin/hip) is also questionable for the banged-up Tampa Bay offense.

Mike Evans | Buccaneers WR

Mike Evans (ankle) has returned for the Buccaneers.

Evans was apparently tested in the locker room, and he looks fine as he's back on the field for the second quarter. The Bucs are down by two touchdowns to the Chargers.

Mike Evans | Buccaneers WR

Mike Evans heads to locker room with apparent lower leg injury.

Evans appeared to have his ankle rolled up on, and he limped to the sideline. He was then checked out on the bench for a bit before limping to the locker room with trainers. This obviously doesn't look great right now, but hopefully everything checks out OK and he can return to today's game.

Mike Evans | Buccaneers WR

Mike Evans (hamstring) is officially active for Week 1.

Evans was upgraded to questionable yesterday afternoon, and that led to optimism about his status. However, it’s difficult to trust Evans in Week 1 fantasy lineups at less than 100% and with a matchup against Marshon Lattimore. Ultimately, this might be a boost for Chris Godwin more than anything.

Mike Evans | Buccaneers WR

Mike Evans (hamstring) has been upgraded to questionable for tomorrow's game.

This indicates Evans has a realistic shot of playing tomorrow afternoon against the Saints despite the doubtful tag yesterday. However, fantasy owners must keep in mind that a 4:25 PM ET kickoff could complicate lineup decisions if you are between Evans and someone from the early slate of games. Overall, it might be best to go in another direction for your Week 1 lineup, as Evans is likely to be less than 100% even if he is active for the season opener.

Mike Evans | Buccaneers WR

Mike Evans (hamstring) is officially listed as doubtful for Week 1.

Evans missed the first two days of practice this week and looked on the doubtful side of things for the season opener, and a limited practice today looks like it wasn’t enough to change things. Expect Evans to be ruled out on Sunday afternoon.

Mike Evans | Buccaneers WR

Mike Evans is dealing with a soft-tissue injury.

Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians says Evans is day-to-day. This obviously isn't a great sign as Week 1 approaches, and there's a real chance Evans may miss the season opener. It sounds like he won't practice until Friday at the earliest, and we'll update you with his official designation when the final Week 1 injury report is released.

Mike Evans | Buccaneers WR

The Buccaneers officially placed Mike Evans on injured reserve.

This was basically a formality, as Evans is dealing with a bad hamstring injury while the Bucs are out of playoff contention. Evans should be 100% for offseason training as he heads into his second season in Bruce Arians' number-friendly offense.

Mike Evans | Buccaneers WR

Mike Evans (hamstring) is expected to miss the remainder of the season, according to ESPN's Jeremy Fowler.

Fowler says that "barring unexpected improvement," Evans won't suit up again in 2019, so Tampa Bay will be forced to count on Breshad Perriman, Scott Miller, and Justin Watson behind Chris Godwin over the final three games of the year. We'll see if the Buccaneers end up placing Evans on injured reserve or hold out hope that he can return, but assuming his season is over, the 26-year-old finishes with 67 receptions, 1,157 yards, and eight touchdowns. He will be a WR1 option again next season in Bruce Arians' pass-happy offense.

Mike Evans | Buccaneers WR

Mike Evans (hamstring) is out for the rest of today.

Evans injured his hamstring on a 61-yard touchdown reception and was visibly upset while walking through the tunnel to the locker room. It's not a good sign that Evans has immediately been ruled out, and this could certainly be an absence that extends past today for the big receiver. This late in the season, injured reserve will likely be a possibility for Evans.

Mike Evans | Buccaneers WR

Mike Evans nears 200 yards against the Titans.

Evans caught 11 passes for 198 yards and two touchdowns in the Buccaneers' Week 8 loss. Unlike the London loss entering the bye week, Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston did not force it to Evans, who had his 11 receptions on 12 targets. The Titans corners had a tough time matching up with Evans' size on the outside, and this was the big receiver's second game this season with eight-plus receptions, 190-plus yards, and two-plus touchdowns. Evans has not played as consistently or as well as the numbers indicate, but monster games have helped him be a week-winner a couple of times this season. Evans faces the Seahawks in Week 9.

Mike Evans | Buccaneers WR

Mike Evans explodes in Buccaneers' Week 3 loss.

Evans caught eight passes for 190 yards and three touchdowns in a 32-31 loss to the Giants, with seven receptions for 146 yards and all three scores coming in the first half. The Giants put cornerback Janoris Jenkins in single coverage on Evans for much of the game, and he simply had a tough time handling the big receiver one-on-one and needed more help. After a relatively quiet couple of first weeks this season, Evans more than made up for it for fantasy owners that were patient. However, this actually might be a good time to sell extremely high on Evans, who has a difficult upcoming schedule, if you can get a great return for him.

Mike Evans | Buccaneers WR

Mike Evans (illness) is officially active for Week 1.

Evans was officially listed as questionable with an illness, but he was not expected to be in any danger to miss today’s season opener against the Niners. Richard Sherman will likely be on Evans for much of the day, but you can safely insert the big receiver into Week 1 fantasy lineups.

Mike Evans | Buccaneers WR

The Buccaneers have listed Mike Evans (illness) as questionable for Week 1.

Evans didn't practice today because of an illness, but it would be a big surprise if he isn't out there against the Niners on Sunday. San Francisco doesn't play until the late-afternoon games, but you should be able to safely insert Evans into your Week 1 lineup.

Mike Evans | Buccaneers WR

Mike Evans is dealing with a minor injury.

NFL Network's Tom Pelissero says Evans is dealing with a minor quad or groin injury. He will not play in Tampa Bay's third preseason game, so his preseason is almost certainly done. This doesn't sound like an issue that'll put Evans in any jeopardy for Week 1, and you can safely take the big receiver with an early-round pick in fantasy drafts.

Mike Evans | Buccaneers WR

Mike Evans scores twice against the Falcons.

Evans caught six passes for 106 yards and two touchdowns in the Bucs' Week 17 loss. This was Evans' first multi-touchdown game since the 2016 season, so it was a great way to end the season for fantasy owners. Evans had 86 receptions for 1,524 yards and eight touchdowns this season, and his 17.7 yards per reception were the most of his career. The 1,524 yards set a Bucs single-season franchise record. Entering his sixth season at 26 years old (next August), Evans will be a great bet to hit 1,000 yards for his sixth-straight year. He'll likely go around the third round in most 2019 fantasy drafts.

Mike Evans | Buccaneers WR

Mike Evans scores in Buccaneers' loss.

Evans caught six passes for 90 yards and a touchdown in the Week 16 loss to the Cowboys. The big receiver had a long reception of 38 yards in the game, and his score came when he got free in the end zone and then made a contested catch on an inaccurate throw toward a defender. Evans concludes the regular season versus a Falcons team that held him to 58 yards earlier this year.

Mike Evans | Buccaneers WR

Mike Evans goes over 120 yards in Bucs' loss.

Evans caught four passes for 121 yards against the Ravens, with a long of 64 yards supplying over half of his yardage total in the Week 15 loss. This was a strong showing in a tough matchup, as Evans continues to make big plays this season. He's already crossed his career-high in yardage for a season, and he's over 1,300 receiving yards for the second time in his career. Evans will look to keep it going next week against the Cowboys, but Dallas has done a solid job against opposing wide receivers this season.

Mike Evans | Buccaneers WR

Mike Evans leads the Buccaneers in Week 14 receiving.

Evans caught four passes (on six targets) for 86 yards against the Saints. It was a solid showing for Evans against Saints cornerback Marshon Lattimore, and he'll look to have another strong performance in another tough matchup next week against the Ravens. Evans is now up over 1,200 receding yards for the third time in five seasons.

Mike Evans | Buccaneers WR

Mike Evans held in check as Bucs improve to 5-7.

Evans caught four passes for 48 yards in the win, as Chris Godwin (5/101/1) and Adam Humphries (7/61/1) both had more success for Tampa Bay. The former No. 7 overall pick has been a bit hit-or-miss this season, but he is on pace for a career-high in receiving yards with four games to go. Next week, Evans will look for a repeat of his 147 yards and a score against New Orleans in the opener, but he is probably better viewed as a WR2 than WR1 with the expectation that Marshon Lattimore will shadow him.

Mike Evans | Buccaneers WR

Mike Evans goes over 100 yards in Week 12.

Evans caught six passes for 116 yards, including a long of 42 yards, against the Niners. This performance got Evans over the 1,000-yard mark for the season, giving him five straight 1,000-yard seasons to start his career. The Texas A&M product is the youngest receiver in NFL history to have five 1,000-yard seasons. Next week, Evans faces a Panthers team that limited him to one reception for 16 yards a few weeks ago, but Jameis Winston might force the ball to him.

Mike Evans | Buccaneers WR

Mike Evans catches one touchdown in Bucs' loss.

Evans caught six passes (on seven targets) for 120 yards and one touchdown, and he also recovered a fumble in the end zone for a touchdown, helping make it an extremely productive day. The score came on a deep ball late in the game for 41 yards after Evans got open in the end zone. This was a promising performance after 67 combined yards the last two weeks, and Evans will look to keep it going next week against San Francisco.

Mike Evans | Buccaneers WR

Mike Evans catches three passes against the Redskins.

Evans gained 51 yards on his three Week 10 receptions (six targets). The big receiver now has just six fantasy points in the last two weeks, but he'll look to bounce back next week against the Giants. He's been held under four receptions in each of the last two games after having four-plus receptions in each of the first seven games.

Mike Evans | Buccaneers WR

Mike Evans has extremely inefficient day as Tampa Bay falls to Carolina, 42-28.

Evans caught one-of-ten targets for 16 yards in the loss, marking the first time in his age-25 campaign that he's been held below 58 yards. The Panthers simply shut him down, and Evans couldn't get on the same page as Ryan Fitzpatrick. At the season's midway point, the big-bodied wideout is on pace for a 94/1,572/8 line, but the emergence of O.J. Howard combined with Fitzpatrick's willingness to spread the ball around has led to fewer scores for Evans. Consider him a low-end WR1 for a battle with Josh Norman and the Redskins next Sunday.

Mike Evans | Buccaneers WR

Mike Evans hands 6/179/1 on the Bengals in Week 8 loss.

Evans was targeted a team-high 13 times, and his score came from 72 yards away with Ryan Fitzpatrick under center in a comeback attempt, but Tampa Bay fell, 37-34, on a last-second field goal. The touchdown was Evans' first since September, and he will look to start a streak now that Fitzpatrick would seemingly remain under center for next Sunday's game against the Panthers. The big-bodied wideout should be considered a backend WR1.

Mike Evans | Buccaneers WR

Mike Evans goes over 100 yards in win over the Browns.

Evans caught seven passes for 107 yards as Tampa Bay was able to survive in overtime, 26-23. The star receiver hasn't scored since Week 3, but it's only a matter of time before he returns to the end zone, and he should be ranked as a WR1/WR2 for Week 8 against the Bengals.

Mike Evans | Buccaneers WR

Mike Evans catches four passes in Week 6.

Evans was targeted five times against the Falcons, gaining 58 yards on his four receptions. It was a spread-the-wealth passing attack by Tampa Bay against Atlanta, as nine different players caught a pass in the loss. On the final play of the game, the ball ended up in Evans' hands on a lateral play, but he was pressured and had to throw the ball while twisting in the air, which led to a low throw to DeSean Jackson on what probably would've ended up a game-winning touchdown if it was a clean exchange. Evans faces the Browns next week.

Mike Evans | Buccaneers WR

Mike Evans contained in blowout loss to the Bears.

Evans caught six passes for 59 yards, as he and the Buccaneers were unable to take advantage of Chicago's secondary with Prince Amukamara out of the lineup. Heading into the Week 5 bye, Evans is on pace for 116 receptions for 1,704 yards and 12 touchdowns, but we probably can't expect that to continue after a record-breaking start for Tampa Bay's passing attack. That said, they will get a great matchup in Week 6 against the Falcons, making Evans a WR1 option.

Mike Evans | Buccaneers WR

Mike Evans has another big game but the Bucs lose to the Steelers.

Evans was targeted a team-high 11 times in the Monday night loss, catching six passes for 137 yards and a touchdown. Evans had a 51-yard reception on a deep ball, and he had a 24-yard touchdown on a pass to the end zone in the fourth quarter. There seemed to be a miscommunication on one of Ryan Fitzpatrick's interceptions, but overall it was another great game to start the season for Evans. The fifth-year receiver has at least 83 yards and a touchdown in each of his first three games, and he'll remain a strong option in Week 3 fantasy lineups.

Mike Evans | Buccaneers WR

Mike Evans posts 10/83/1 line in Week 2 win.

Evans didn't have a clean game with a drop and lost fumble that got the Eagles back into it, but Philly basically had no answers for he and the rest of Tampa Bay's pass-catchers in a 27-21 victory. Overall, the big-bodied receiver is off to a great start with Ryan Fitzpatrick under center, and he will look to keep it going in a matchup with the Steelers next Monday night. Consider him a WR1/WR2 option.

Mike Evans | Buccaneers WR

Mike Evans explodes in Week 1 victory.

After struggling against Saints cornerback Marcus Lattimore during Lattimore's rookie season last year, Evans had one of the best games of his career against the second-year cornerback and the Saints in this one, catching seven passes for 147 yards and a touchdown. The score came on a 50-yard deep ball from Ryan Fitzpatrick, and it looked like Lattimore slipped in coverage. Evans has another tough matchup on paper in Week 2 when the Bucs face the Eagles, but he should draw plenty of targets from Fitzpatrick.

Mike Evans | Buccaneers WR

Mike Evans, Bucs agree to long-term extension, according to multiple reports.

It's said to be a five-year deal worth $82.5 million, including $55 million guaranteed, and leaves him in Tampa Bay through the 2023 season. While Evans is certainly one of the best receivers in the league, this is a bit surprising after a season that saw him display some serious maturity issues on the field. Perhaps the Bucs want to get ahead of whatever deal Odell Beckham Jr. eventually signs, which now might have a realistic shot at approaching $20 million per year. The Bucs will look to find a running back and add more pieces to the defense this offseason, but they have no shortage of receiving options for Jameis Winston with Evans, Chris Godwin, DeSean Jackson, and O.J. Howard.

Mike Evans | Buccaneers WR

Mike Evans caught five passes for 55 yards in Sunday's win over the Saints.

Evans was contained by Marshon Lattimore for most of the day, but he was able to just reach 1,000 yards for the fourth-straight season to start his career. Evans' exact numbers in 2017 were 71 receptions for 1,001 yards and five touchdowns. Fantasy owners who spent an early pick on him were probably disappointed, but he will look to bounce back in 2018. We wouldn't overspend on him, though, and Chris Godwin will be the much better value next summer.

Mike Evans | Buccaneers WR

Mike Evans caught six passes for 107 yards in Sunday's loss to the Panthers.

Evans led the team in yards on a day where Jameis Winston threw for 367 yards, but it wasn't enough to get a road upset. It's been a disappointing season for Tampa Bay's top receiver, and he will have a difficult time finishing strong next Sunday against Marcus Lattimore and the Saints. Consider Evans a low-end WR2/FLEX option.

Mike Evans | Buccaneers WR

Mike Evans catches 42-yard touchdown in loss to the Falcons.

Evans had five receptions for 79 yards and the touchdown—a jump ball over two defenders—in the loss, but he also committed an offensive pass interference penalty and showed more immaturity on the sidelines. The 24-year-old has struggled for most of the season, but he needs to do a much better job of not showing his frustration. Carolina likely won't make things easy for him next Sunday, and Evans suddenly isn't a WR1 again after one good game. Consider him a midrange WR2 on Christmas Eve.

Mike Evans | Buccaneers WR

Mike Evans gets shutdown in Week 14 loss.

Evans caught two passes for 25 yards, as rookie Chris Godwin led the team in receptions (five) and yards (68). With just 760 yards and four touchdowns on the season, Evans shouldn't be considered a WR1 option down the stretch. He gets the Falcons on Monday night, but he'll be a WR2 against Dan Quinn's defense.

Mike Evans | Buccaneers WR

Mike Evans doesn't do much in Week 13.

Evans was targeted six times in Jameis Winston's return, but he was limited to two receptions for 33 yards against the Packers, as Winston spread the ball around to his receivers. Next week against the Lions isn't an easy matchup, but Evans is still a solid option in fantasy lineups.

Mike Evans | Buccaneers WR

Mike Evans caught six passes for 78 yards in Sunday's loss to Atlanta.

Evans led the team in yardage, but he left a touchdown on the field when Ryan Fitzpatrick threw a perfect pass that went right through his hands in the end zone. The big-bodied receiver hasn't scored since Fitzpatrick took over as the starter for an injured Jameis Winston, and he should be downgraded to low-end WR1 status until Winton's return. Tampa Bay heads north to face the Packers next Sunday.

Mike Evans | Buccaneers WR

Mike Evans caught five passes for 92 yards in Sunday's win over Miami.

Evans led the team in receptions and yards, but he couldn't find the end zone against an inexperienced secondary. He has a good chance of returning there next week against an Atlanta team that he went for 5/99/1 and 11/150/2 in two matchups last season, though Ryan Fitzpatrick is expected to be under center again, which could mean fewer targets.

Mike Evans | Buccaneers WR

Mike Evans' one-game suspension has been upheld.

This was fully expected. Evans will now miss Sunday against the Jets, with DeSean Jackson working as the number one receiver with Ryan Fitzpatrick starting at quarterback. Rookie receiver Chris Godwin is someone else to keep an eye on, especially in deeper leagues. Evans will be back in Week 11 versus the Dolphins.

Mike Evans | Buccaneers WR

Mike Evans has been suspended one game for actions in Sunday's loss to the Saints.

According to a release by the NFL, Evans is suspended for "violations of unsportsmanlike conduct and unnecessary roughness rules."

Mike Evans | Buccaneers WR

Mike Evans has been suspended one game.

This one is not surprising, as Evans went over and cheapshotted Saints cornerback Marshon Lattimore in between plays in yesterday’s loss. Evans should’ve been ejected from the game, but this one-game suspension is probably fair. The suspension can be appealed, which Evans is very likely to do. However, you shouldn’t expect him to be out there in Week 10 against the Jets. Tampa Bay is already without quarterback Jameis Winston (shoulder), so they’ll need guys to step up.

Mike Evans | Buccaneers WR

Mike Evans completely shutdown in loss to the Saints.

Evans caught just one-of-six targets for 13 yards as rookie Marshon Lattimore basically erased him from the game. The immature Evans had more penalty yardage (15) than receiving yardage (13) after he blindsided Lattimore and drew a personal foul out of frustration. Whether or not Jameis Winston (shoulder) plays in Week 10, Evans is just a WR2 option against the Jets.

Mike Evans | Buccaneers WR

Mike Evans caught five passes for 60 yards in Sunday's loss to the Panthers.

Considering the overall offensive struggles for Tampa Bay (and the game in general), it wasn't a bad performance by Evans. The star receiver is still probably being overvalued as a high-end WR1 play, but he should be in lineups as a quality WR1 against the Saints next Sunday. It's worth noting that New Orleans has held him in check, though, and they are an improved unit this season.

Mike Evans | Buccaneers WR

Mike Evans scores 12-yard touchdown in Week 7 loss.

Evans caught seven passes for 88 yards and one touchdown, a fourth quarter score that gave the Bucs a 27-20 lead. There was concern about Jameis Winston's ability to get the ball to Evans with an injured shoulder, but Winston looked healthy in a near 400-yard effort. Now 2-4, Tampa Bay will try to right the ship against Carolina next Sunday.

Mike Evans | Buccaneers WR

Mike Evans scores late touchdown in Bucs' loss to the Cardinals.

It was a 37-yard score to bring Tampa Bay within one possession in a game they trailed 31-0, but they couldn't recover an onside kick and Arizona held on to win. Held in check by Patrick Peterson for most of the game, Evans finished with three catches for 95 yards and the score. If not for Peterson leaving the game with a quad issue that bothered him during the week, Evans would have been completely shutdown. He'll take on Tre'Davious White and the Bills next Sunday, and could be without Jameis Winston (shoulder). If so, he's just a low-end WR2.

Mike Evans | Buccaneers WR

Mike Evans gets held under 50 yards by the Patriots.

The big fourth-year receiver caught five of eight targets for 49 yards in Tampa Bay's Week 5 loss. Evans got off to a nice start to the game, catching a couple passes early. But cornerback Stephon Gilmore and New England did a good job covering him for most of the game. It would help if the broadcast camera angles were changed so we can see what's going on down the field, but the Patriots probably doubled Evans some of the game. Through four games, Evans is on pace for 96 catches, 1,104 yards, and eight touchdowns—not what people that selected him in the first round have expected so far. And he gets a date with Patrick Peterson in Week 6.

Mike Evans | Buccaneers WR

Mike Evans caught five passes for 67 yards and one touchdown in Sunday's win over the Giants.

Evans was able to use size to his advantage against Janoris Jenkins, including on his six-yard score. The big-bodied receiver is sure to be a focus of Bill Belichick and the Patriots on Thursday night, and even with their struggles this year, we'd consider Evans more of a WR2 than WR1 for Week 5.

Mike Evans | Buccaneers WR

Xavier Rhodes does a good job on Mike Evans in Week 3.

The Vikings shutdown corner had another good day today, limiting Evans to 67 yards on seven receptions (12 targets) in a Minnesota win. Evans showed extreme frustration on the sideline, throwing a cup and them flipping over a big wheeled basket/container. We'll see if he can keep his emotions in check against the Giants next week.

Mike Evans | Buccaneers WR

Mike Evans scores in Bucs' first game of the season.

Evans received a lot of single coverage from the Bears and took advantage, catching seven passes (on nine targets) for 93 yards and a touchdown. The score came on a nice back-shoulder catch in the end zone from 13 yards. Evans will obviously be in your lineup every week, including in Week 3 against the Steelers.

Mike Evans | Buccaneers WR

Mike Evans caught five passes for 57 yards in Thursday night's preseason game.

He was dangling his arm (which had some kind of wrap on his forearm) at one point, but Evans was fine and went back into the game. Jameis Winston continues to look his big-bodied receiver's way, and the Bucs really aired it out against Jacksonville, as Winston threw it 29 times in the first half. Evans is going safely in the first round of most fantasy drafts.

Mike Evans | Buccaneers WR

Mike Evans peppered with targets in preseason opener.

Jameis Winston and the first-team offense actually got quite a bit of playing time, as the young quarterback threw it 13 times. Evans was on the receiving end of four of his quarterback's nine completions, as the two connected for 58 yards. We are a little concerned that Evans might not be the target monster he was a season ago after the Bucs added DeSean Jackson, O.J. Howard, and Chris Godwin this offseason, but it didn't look like it in the first preseason game. Tampa Bay plays Jacksonville next time out.

Mike Evans | Buccaneers WR

The Bucs have picked up Mike Evans fifth-year option.

This means Evans will be with the Bucs for at least two more seasons. It was a no-brainer for GM Jason Licht, as the 23-year old has proven to be one of the best receivers in the league. Evans is coming off a season where he set career-highs in catches (96) and yards (1,321), and tied his career-high with 12 touchdowns as Jameis Winston's number-one target. The acquisition of DeSean Jackson should only help take attention away from Evans in 2017. He will again be a high-mid WR1.

Mike Evans ends season with a score.

Evans caught five passes for 65 yards and one touchdown in the Bucs' win over Carolina. Going over 1,000 yards for the third straight season, this was Evans' best of his young career. He caught 96 passes for 1,321 yards and 12 touchdowns, setting or tying a career-high in each category. He will probably be targeted in the first or second round of fantasy drafts this summer, but Evans might hurt from seeing a smaller target share if the Bucs upgrade their weapons.

Mike Evans | Buccaneers WR

Mike Evans remains reliable.

Mike Evans caught seven of eight targets for 97 yards and connected with Winston for a 34-yard touchdown. The young combo of Evans and Winston will be relevant in fantasy for a long time, and Evans will be an obvious WR1 next week against Carolina.

Mike Evans | Buccaneers WR

Mike Evans caught four-of-eight targets for 59 yards in Week 15.

The Cowboys did a good job on Evans in the game. Evans will be a backend WR1 next week against the improved Saints defense.

Mike Evans | Buccaneers WR

Mike Evans had four catches for 42 yards in Tampa Bay's 16-11 win over the Saints.

Evans was targeted a team-high eight times, but was held in check for the second game in a row. With Dallas being stingy against perimeter receivers, Evans could struggle for the third straight game as the Bucs face the Cowboys next week on SNF.

Mike Evans | Buccaneers WR

Mike Evans held under 50 yards for the first time this season.

Evans had three catches for 38 yards against the Chargers. Evans was still second in targets to Cameron Brate in the game. Look for Evans to bounce back in a big way against the Saints next week. He's a high-end WR1.

Mike Evans | Buccaneers WR

Mike Evans goes over 100 yards with two touchdowns against the Legion of Boom.

Evans had eight catches for 104 yards and two touchdowns, including one on Seahawks' corner Richard Sherman. Evans also became the fourth player in NFL history to have 1,000 yards in his first three seasons. Evans will keep it going as a high-end WR1 next week against the Chargers.

Mike Evans | Buccaneers WR

Mike Evans caught six passes for 105 yards in Sunday’s win over Kansas City.

Evans couldn’t find the end zone even with Marcus Peters inactive for the Chiefs, but he got his third 100-yard game of the season. As long as Jameis Winston feeds him with targets, Evans will be a WR1, but he needs to be downgraded for next week’s matchup with the Seahawks.

Mike Evans | Buccaneers WR

Mike Evans caught four passes for 66 yards in the Bucs win over the Bears.

Evans seems to have made more of an impact off the field than on it this week, as he chose not to stand for the National Anthem because Donald Trump won the presidency. Evans will remain a WR1 next week as he does battle with Marcus Peters and the Chiefs in Kansas City.

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