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Wide Receiver, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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Draft: 2014 Round 1 (7)
College: Texas A&M
Ht: 6’4”  Wt: 231 DOB: 1993-08-21 Age: 27

Season Stats
FF Today Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  ReceivingRushing Fantasy
Season Team G Target Rec Yard Avg TDAtt Yard Avg TD FPts FPts/G
2014 TB 15 123 68 1,051 15.5 12 0 0 - 0 177.1 11.8
2015 TB 14 145 74 1,208 16.3 3 0 0 - 0 138.8 9.9
2016 TB 16 171 96 1,321 13.8 12 0 0 - 0 204.1 12.8
2017 TB 15 136 71 1,001 14.1 5 0 0 - 0 130.1 8.7
2018 TB 16 138 86 1,524 17.7 8 0 0 - 0 200.4 12.5
2019 TB 13 118 67 1,157 17.3 8 0 0 - 0 163.7 12.6
2020 TB 11 72 45 563 12.5 9 0 0 - 0 110.3 10.0
2020 (Projected) TB     65 1,021 15.7 7 0 0 - 0 144.1  

2020 Outlook
Depth Chart
Mike Evans has had a wonderful career so far - last season was his first where he played in fewer than 15 games, and it was his sixth season. He has never finished with fewer than 1,000 yards receiving, and has racked up 7,260 yards and 48 touchdowns! He is a tall, strong receiver with excellent jumping ability, great hands, and good route-running. He built an excellent chemistry with former quarterback Jameis Winston, and they regularly burned cornerbacks with double moves that resulted in touchdowns.

It will be interesting to see if he can develop the same chemistry with Brady. They are both consummate pros, so I anticipate they will work until they get in sync, but the biggest question related to Evans is how well he will produce with fewer opportunities at deep balls. He relied on those big plays over the course of his career, so can he be a top wide receiver by focusing on winning the intermediate routes?

It seems to be a given that he is going to be great near the goal line. He is tall, with a huge wingspan and vertical jump. Brady should target him early and often down in the red zone. But I am just not sure about the deep balls, with Brady's arm strength declining. Perhaps with Evans' size and ability to highpoint balls, this won't matter. He'll just wait for it and then go up to get it when the ball gets there. But even if so, I think we'll see fewer long touchdown receptions.

Even if we see some statistical regression due to fewer deep opportunities, Evans is too good to not receive a lot of looks in the passing game, an he's always a threat to score double-digit touchdowns. I have him projected to receive around 120 targets and again go over 1,000 yards receiving. He could go even higher, but there is risk he and Brady do not get on the same page, or that Godwin continues his ascent and becomes the clear-cut top option for Brady.

Fan. Tm. Player
WR1WR1 Mike Evans
WR2WR2 Chris Godwin
WR3WR7 Antonio Brown
WR4WR3 Scotty Miller
WR5WR5 Tyler Johnson
WR6WR6 Jaydon Mickens
WR7WR4 Justin Watson
Buccaneers Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
Injury Chris Godwin out Week 8, fractured finger
Could return Week 9
By: Mike Krueger | Tue Oct 27, 11:00 am

Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Bucs WR Chris Godwin fractured his left index finger making a touchdown catch Sunday at Las Vegas that required surgery Tuesday. He will miss Monday Night’s game against the Giants. Depending on how it heals, he could return for the Week 9 game vs. New Orleans. (Rick Stroud on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Antonio Brown is not eligible to play until Week 9 so Tampa Bay will move forward with Mike Evans, Scotty Miller and Tyler Johnson as the top three wideouts against the Giants. Both Evans (ankle) and Miller (hip) are dealing with nagging injuries.


Antonio Brown agrees to one-year deal with Tampa Bay
Likely to play in Week 9
By: Mike Krueger | Fri Oct 23, 7:06 pm

Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Update: Antonio Brown and the Buccaneers have reached agreement on a one-year deal, per sources. Language still has to be finalized, COVID protocols passed, but Brown is likely to make his Bucs’ debut in Week 9 against the Saints. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Brown played one game in New England but only 11 days with the team before being released due to his shenanigans. Assuming he can keep his head on straight and remain active the rest of the season, his arrival in Tampa Bay is going to ding the fantasy ceilings of Mike Evans and Chris Godwin. Brown should be considered a WR3 for time being.


Injury Scotty Miller expected to play, Evans questionable
Evans will test ankle in pre-game warmups
By: Mike Krueger | Thu Oct 8, 1:34 pm

Tampa Bay Buccaneers
#Bucs are expecting WR Scotty Miller (hip/groin) to play tonight. They’re pretty optimistic that WR Mike Evans (ankle) will go as well. Both listed a questionable. Evans hasn’t run but will test it in pre-game much like he did at New Orleans. (Rick Stroud on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: It sounds like Evans will give it a go unless there a setback in pre-game warmup. The Bucs are already without Chris Godwin (hamstring) and Justin Watson (shoulder). Miller is a nice PPR play this week given the limited options for Brady.


Chris Godwin cleared for Week 3
Suffered concussion late in season opener
By: Doug Orth | Mon Sep 21, 6:45 pm

Tampa Bay Buccaneers
#Bucs coach Bruce Arians says Chris Godwin passed the concussion protocol and he is good to go for Denver. (Tampa Bay Time - Rick Stroud)

FFToday's Take: It's been a rough start for Tom Brady pass-catchers as Mike Evans was slowed by a hamstring injury in Week 1 and Godwin being sidelined in Week 2. All three should be just fine to take advantage of a decimated Denver defense in Week 3, and it wouldn't be overly surprising if both wideouts posted top 15-20 numbers at their position for the week.


Injury Chris Godwin listed as Doubtful
Returned to practice Friday
By: Mike Krueger | Fri Sep 18, 3:15 pm

Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Tight end Antony Auclair is officially out against the Panthers. Chris Godwin is doubtful. Bruce Arians said he'll consider bringing someone up from the practice squad. Tanner Hudson does play special teams and that player's primary job Sunday would be special teams. (Jenna Laine on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Godwin did return to practice on Friday but is officially listed as Doubtful. Mike Evans did end up playing last week after initially being listed as Doubtful, but returning from a concussion requires more hurdles to jump. It's looking like Godwin will sit which should give more playing time to Justin Watson. Mike Evans is in the WR1 and Scotty Miller is viable Flex option.


Injury Chris Godwin in concussion protocol
Showed up Wednesday with symptoms
By: Mike Krueger | Wed Sep 16, 2:16 pm

Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Pro Bowl wide receiver Chris Godwin of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers is experiencing delayed-onset symptoms after a hit to the head Sunday and is in the concussion protocol for Week 2, coach Bruce Arians said. "He did not show any symptoms Monday or Tuesday and then showed up today with some, so we're gonna be very, very cautious with that," Arians said Wednesday. (ESPN)

FFToday's Take: On a good note, Mike Evans was able to practice on Wednesday. Godwin has a few days to clear the concussion protocol. Scotty Miller posted a 5-73 line in Week 1.


Injury Mike Evans upgraded to Questionable
Hamstring injury
By: Mike Krueger | Sat Sep 12, 11:30 am

Tampa Bay Buccaneers
An encouraging step for Mike Evans, as the Bucs receiver is upgraded to questionable for Sunday vs. Saints as he deals with hamstring injury. (Greg Auman on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Evans was previously listed as Doubtful. Even if he's active for Sunday against the Saints, it will be difficult for fantasy owners to press the submit button on Evans in Week 1. Scotty Miller and Justin Watson would help fill the void if Evans sits.


Injury Kenny Golladay listed as Doubtful
Hamstring injury
By: Mike Krueger | Fri Sep 11, 4:15 pm

Detroit Lions
The #Lions have declared WR Kenny Golladay (hamstring) as doubtful for Sunday’s game. (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Golladay will likely join Mike Evans a high-profile receivers unable to make their season debut in Week 1. Marvin Hall may get some extra run as a result but fantasy owners will be focused on Marvin Jones and TE T.J. Hockenson.


Injury Mike Evans listed as Doubtful
Hamstring injury
By: Mike Krueger | Fri Sep 11, 4:00 pm

Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans is listed as doubtful for Sunday's season opener against the New Orleans Saints because of a hamstring injury. Evans was listed as a limited participant in practice Friday after not participating at all on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday. (ESPN)

FFToday's Take: The Bucs will be without one their key weapons in a marquee matchup against the Saints. Arians is classifying him as a gametime decision but players listed as Doubtful very rarely make it on the field for gameday. Justin Watson and Scotty Miller will pickup the slack. Expect to see Rob Gronkowski and Chris Godwin targeted heavily on Sunday.


Injury Mike Evans uncertain for Week 1
Soft tissue injury
By: Mike Krueger | Wed Sep 9, 2:17 pm

Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Tampa Bay Buccaneers Pro Bowl wide receiver Mike Evans has an undisclosed soft tissue injury that could jeopardize his availability to play against the New Orleans Saints on Sunday. Coach Bruce Arians described Evans' status as day-to-day. "We'll take it all the way to the wire with him," Arians said of Evans. (ESPN)

FFToday's Take: It sounds like Evans is going to be a true gametime decision making it difficult for fantasy owners to trust him in Week 1. If he sits, Chris Godwin and the trio of tight ends (Rob Gronkowski, O.J. Howard, Cameron Brate) could all be standout plays. Justin Watson and Scotty Miller would likely fill in the gap at receiver left by Evans.



2020 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  ReceivingRushing Fantasy
Week Opp Result Target Rec Yard Avg TDAtt Yard Avg TD FPts
1 at NO L 23-34 4 1 2 2.0 1 0 0 - 0 6.2
2 CAR W 31-17 10 7 104 14.9 1 0 0 - 0 16.4
3 at DEN W 28-10 4 2 2 1.0 2 0 0 - 0 12.2
4 LAC W 38-31 8 7 122 17.4 1 0 0 - 0 18.2
5 at CHI L 19-20 9 5 41 8.2 1 0 0 - 0 10.1
6 GB W 38-10 2 1 10 10.0 0 0 0 - 0 1.0
7 at LV W 45-20 2 2 37 18.5 0 0 0 - 0 3.7
8 at NYG W 25-23 7 5 55 11.0 1 0 0 - 0 11.5
9 NO L 3-38 6 4 64 16.0 0 0 0 - 0 6.4
10 at CAR W 46-23 11 6 77 12.8 1 0 0 - 0 13.7
11 LAR L 24-27 9 5 49 9.8 1 0 0 - 0 10.9

2019 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  ReceivingRushing Fantasy
Week Opp Result Target Rec Yard Avg TDAtt Yard Avg TD FPts
1 SF L 17-31 5 2 28 14.0 0 0 0 - 0 2.8
2 at CAR W 20-14 8 4 61 15.3 0 0 0 - 0 6.1
3 NYG L 31-32 15 8 190 23.8 3 0 0 - 0 37.0
4 at LAR W 55-40 7 4 89 22.3 1 0 0 - 0 14.9
5 at NO L 24-31 3 0 0 - 0 0 0 - 0 0.0
6 CAR L 26-37 17 9 96 10.7 0 0 0 - 0 9.6
8 at TEN L 23-27 12 11 198 18.0 2 0 0 - 0 31.8
9 at SEA L 34-40 16 12 180 15.0 1 0 0 - 0 24.0
10 ARI W 30-27 6 4 82 20.5 0 0 0 - 0 8.2
11 NO L 17-34 8 4 69 17.3 0 0 0 - 0 6.9
12 at ATL W 35-22 8 4 50 12.5 0 0 0 - 0 5.0
13 at JAC W 28-11 11 4 53 13.3 0 0 0 - 0 5.3
14 IND W 38-35 2 1 61 61.0 1 0 0 - 0 12.1

2018 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  ReceivingRushing Fantasy
Week Opp Result Target Rec Yard Avg TDAtt Yard Avg TD FPts
1 at NO W 48-40 7 7 147 21.0 1 0 0 - 0 20.7
2 PHI W 27-21 12 10 83 8.3 1 0 0 - 0 14.3
3 PIT L 27-30 11 6 137 22.8 1 0 0 - 0 19.7
4 at CHI L 10-48 9 6 59 9.8 0 0 0 - 0 5.9
6 at ATL L 29-34 5 4 58 14.5 0 0 0 - 0 5.8
7 CLE W 26-23 11 7 107 15.3 0 0 0 - 0 10.7
8 at CIN L 34-37 13 6 179 29.8 1 0 0 - 0 23.9
9 at CAR L 28-42 10 1 16 16.0 0 0 0 - 0 1.6
10 WAS L 3-16 6 3 51 17.0 0 0 0 - 0 5.1
11 at NYG L 35-38 7 6 120 20.0 1 0 0 - 0 18.0
12 SF W 27-9 8 6 116 19.3 0 0 0 - 0 11.6
13 CAR W 24-17 6 4 48 12.0 0 0 0 - 0 4.8
14 NO L 14-28 6 4 86 21.5 0 0 0 - 0 8.6
15 at BAL L 12-20 9 4 121 30.3 0 0 0 - 0 12.1
16 at DAL L 20-27 10 6 90 15.0 1 0 0 - 0 15.0
17 ATL L 32-34 8 6 106 17.7 2 0 0 - 0 22.6

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