College: Texas A&M | 6 years
Height: 6'5" | Weight: 231 lbs
Birth Date: 8/21/1993
Depth Chart: WR2.1
2019 Bye Week: 7
Questionable - illness
Total Pts: 0.00
Avg Pts: 0.00
Rank: 0 WR
Evans enjoyed his fifth straight 1,000-yard season, setting a career high in yards with 1,524. He was ninth overall in fantasy scoring because of his big reception and yardage totals. Evans had eight 100-yard games. He had at least four receptions all but two games. Evans will continue to be the top target in the Bucs high-powered passing game. A new coach could mean even better things for Evans this year. Evans is a huge target with an enormous wing span. He does a fabulous job of catching the back-shoulder fade. His size and strength makes him a very tough cover in the passing game. He does lack that elite speed, but it hasn't hampered his play since entering the league. Fantasy Outlook: Evans is a legit No. 1 fantasy receiver. He is going to get his chances on a weekly basis in this offense. He really has the potential to be a top-five fantasy receiver this year. His reception and touchdown numbers can improve some from last year. He can get around 90 receptions for 1,300 or so yards and 11 touchdowns.
Chris Godwin was somewhat of a breakout performer in 2018, as he came out of the gates with scores in his first three games. After the hype continued to swell, his play on the field started to deflate, as he only had three other games that you would consider start-worthy through the remainder of the year. However, that Buccaneers offense had a lot of mouths to feed last year, but two of those mouths in DeSean Jackson and Adam Humphries have moved to pastures new. As things get going for the 2019 season, Godwin finds himself as one of the most talked about names in regards to potential sleepers. Yes, there is some excitement with the Bruce Arians offense in town, but Godwin must improve his consistency to be worthy of his WR20 ADP. He will face the 18th ranked schedule for receivers and not mention will be fighting for targets with Mike Evans and O.J. Howard. Therefore, I say pump the brakes on the hype for Godwin. He has a WR2 ceiling in any format, but with the up and down play you see from him he most likely brings you WR3 value.
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Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans has been very quiet the first two games of the season. In two starts, he's caught only six passes for 89 yards. This is a bit of an anomaly compared to his first five seasons, including last year's first two games, where he compiled 17 receptions for 230 yards. His slow start is not all on him, though. Jameis Winston has struggled and he had a difficult matchup against Carolina Panthers defensive back James Bradberry in his last game and was also battling illness before his first. This all points to a much more positive outing Sunday in Tampa against the struggling New York Giants, who have been gashed every which way so far and should give Evans a serious bounce-back opportunity. He's a locked-in WR1 again regardless of his last two outings. Wipe your memory of the past two weeks and start him with confidence in all formats.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Mike Evans caught four passes for 61 yards one eight targets Thursday, Sept. 12, against the Carolina Panthers in Week 2.
Fantasy Spin: It is nice to see the eight looks go his way, but Jameis Winston's inaccuracy was on display near the goal line late in the game. Evans remains a must-start receiver, even if gamers are forced to take some lumps along the way. He should get on track vs. the New York Giants in Week 3.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans was nearly a scratch for Week 1 against the 49ers after being diagnosed with the flu. Though he was able to suit up, his play suggested that he wasnt 100 percent after pulling in just two receptions (five targets) for 28 yards. The 26-year-old wasnt listed on the teams injury report heading into Thursday night, so fantasy managers should feel comfortable deploying him in lineups in every format. He is a must-start.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans was quiet during the Week 1 matchup with the 49ers. Evans, who was battling the flu and was a potential scratch on Sunday, managed to suit up but finished with just 28 yards on two receptions (five targets). With a few more days of rest coming up to combat any lingering effects of the bug, the veteran should hopefully turn things around on Thursday night against the Panthers. He remains a must-start in all fantasy formats.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Mike Evans caught two passes for 28 yards against the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday, Sept. 8.
Fantasy Spin: This was a poor showing from Evans, who failed to top 40 yards receiving in a game just once all of last season. Perhaps the illness he battled throughout the week affected his performance. Whatever the case, he'll have to recover on a short week against a team he struggled against last season -- in two games versus Carolina, Evans managed just five receptions (on 16 targets) and 64 yards. Despite that, Evans remains a must play.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans (illness) and rookie linebacker Devin White (illness), who were both listed as questionable, will play in Week 1 against the 49ers, according to sources. In a projected shootout with San Francisco, Evans is an elite WR1 for fantasy owners this weekend. White has the chance to be one of the best defensive rookies in the league in 2019, so his presence will be good news for the Buccaneers Defense, although they're still not startable in fantasy. White will be a low-end linebacker option for those in IDP leagues. His presence in the middle is bad news for Niners running backs Tevin Coleman and Matt Breida.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Mike Evans (illness) will play in Week 1's game against the San Francisco 49ers, according to a source.
Fantasy Spin: Evans had been listed as questionable on the injury report after being held out of practice Friday, Sept. 6. As a key component of Bruce Arians' offense, he should be viewed as a must-start option in all fantasy formats when healthy.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans (illness) is likely to play in Week 1 against San Francisco. Evans did not practice on Friday after coming down with the flu; however, he is apparently well enough to go and draws a favorable matchup against the 49ers Defense on Sunday. He is a must-start in all fantasy formats.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Mike Evans (illness) did not participate in practice Friday, Sept. 6, and is listed as questionable for Week 1.
Fantasy Spin: Evans should be able to play in Week 1 as long as he is able to recover from the illness over the last few days. He likely will be featured in Bruce Arians' offense and will be a must-start option each week as long as he is healthy.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans (illness) missed practice on Friday due to an illness. Evans is expected to recover in 24 hours and be fine for Week 1 on Sunday against the 49ers. As the No. 1 wideout in an offense that could be better than ever under head coach Bruce Arians, Evans is a surefire WR1 in a good matchup this weekend against the Niners. Evans has easy top-five wideout potential in fantasy to kick off the 2019 season.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans (leg) returned to practice Monday. Evans missed a good chunk of time, but he appears on track for Week 1. Evans had a career-high 1,524 receiving yards last season to go with 86 catches and eight touchdowns. He has only missed three games in his career, but he has a lot of nagging injuries that require management. Evans is a surefire WR1, but his inconsistency puts him in the lower portion of the pack.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Mike Evans (leg) returned to practice Monday, Aug. 26.
Fantasy Spin: Owners of the WR1 can breathe a sigh of relief, and he should be good to go for Week 1.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians said that wide receiver Mike Evans (quadriceps) will not play in the third preseason game against the Browns on Friday. He has been out all week with what is believed to be a quadriceps injury. Evans' injury isn't believed to be serious, but the Bucs are playing it cautious with their No. 1 wideout. It's unlikely he'll see any preseason action in the final week of exhibition games, so we probably won't see Evans again until Week 1. He's a strong WR1 choice in Arians' aggressive offense and is ranked as the No. 18 overall fantasy player at RotoBaller.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Mike Evans (leg) won't play in the third preseason game Friday, Aug. 23.
Fantasy Spin: Evans' injury isn't believed to be serious and shouldn't affect his Week 1 status. He's a WR1, but he has dealt with lingering issues like this throughout his career.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans (quadriceps) and running back Ronald Jones II (knee) both missed practice on Monday, putting their availability for the preseason game on Friday against the Browns into question. Head coach Bruce Arians said the injuries are nothing serious, and both players are day-to-day. Jones is expected to play Friday, but the team is less certain about Evans. Evans has yet to make a catch in the preseason so far. Barring setbacks, both players should be ready for Week 1. Evans is a WR1 in fantasy and should be even more valuable in head coach Bruce Arians' offense. Jones was a bust as a rookie but will have plenty of opportunities to become the team's lead back in 2019.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Mike Evans (leg) is out of practice Monday, Aug. 19, after exiting the previous day's practice with a leg injury.
Fantasy Spin: There aren't many details, but it doesn't figure to be anything serious that would endanger the WR1's status for Week 1.
Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans was targeted just once Friday and ended the game without posting any stats. Evans did not dress for last week's preseason game but saw the field just a bit against Miami. He probably sees more than one drive next week given that the third week of preseason is historically the closest thing to full exposure teams provide prior to week one of the regular season. Mike Evans is Mike Evans, he is a reliable producer who could have an even better year if Jameis Winston takes a step forward. A great pick in the late-second/early-third.
Buccaneers wide receiver Chris Godwin took over WR1 duties with Mike Evans sitting out Friday's preseason opener against the Steelers. Godwin caught both of his targets for 20 yards and a score. His touchdown catch was off of a bubble screen where he evaded would-be-tacklers on the perimeter on his way to the end-zone. His hype has been through the roof thus far and should only get louder after tonight. He remains a WR2 on his team but could end up as a low-end fantasy WR1 if this offense puts everything together.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Mike Evans (undisclosed) left practice Tuesday, July 30, due to cramping, according to head coach Bruce Arians.
Fantasy Spin: A relief for all fantasy roster managers. The Bucs will be sure to take it easy with their top offensive weapon from here on out, but there's no concern for Evans' fantasy production.
Kansas City Chiefs WR Tyreek Hill led all receivers with an 11.47 yards per target average in 2018, according to Pro Football Focus. Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Mike Evans ranked second at 11.29, while Indianapolis Colts WR T.Y. Hilton and Los Angeles Rams WR Brandin Cooks tied for third at 10.95. Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones rounded out the top five at 10.10.