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Week 1 vs. NE
Receiving: 3 / 25 / 0 on 6 targets
Evans got one downfield target that he couldn't haul in, but mostly he was a decoy. His few receptions were short and intermediate routes. His talent is basically wasted with a QB who won't air it out, but he does have the wheels to turn a short catch into a long gain. Don't drop him in a bout of impatience, he's still one of the most talented WRs in the league, and he and Edwards were on the same page early last year.
Week 2 vs. TB
Receiving: 1 / 32 / 1 on 5 targets
Evans got three deep targets. The first one resulted in a TD even though it was covered pretty well. The second one was even better covered, and Evans still almost came down with it. The third was well overthrown by Edwards. While it's encouraging that Evans speed and ball tracking skills were taken advantage in this game, it is still troubling that the Bills don't seem to be making an effort to get him in the ball in the open field, or otherwise feature the talented wideout in the passing attack.
Week 3 vs. NO
Receiving: 4 / 31 / 0 on 6 targets
Evans was used on some shorter routes, but was covered tightly so his yardage was limited. The best that can be said is that at least it was better than the goose egg that Owens put up. Unless Edwards decides to try and stretch the field, Evans line won't be looking much better anytime soon.
Week 4 vs. MIA
Receiving: 2 / 60 / 0 on 6 targets
Evans had two big gains, both on identical sideline fly patterns in single coverage, in which Edwards basically lofted the ball out there for him to find. And he did. Guess that's what happens when you trust your receiver to win that battle. Of course, two of his targeted throws were also interceptions, so you win some....
Week 5 vs. CLE
Receiving: 2 / 11 / 0 on 5 targets
Evans was barely looked to this time around, and was not even targeted in the first half. He caught one of two catchable balls, but it's the longer one -- that he didn't catch -- that would have made a difference in the game.
Week 6 vs. NYJ
Receiving: 4 / 68 / 1 on 12 targets
Evans had his best of the game of the year even though he didn't catch any passes more than 10 yards downfield. He broke away from the defense on a third down catch to score the Bills only TD, and he seemed to be favored by Fitzpatrick after he came into the game, although that could be due to the blanket coverage on Terrell Owens by Darrelle Revis. Evans best play other than the TD was on an over-the-shoulder deep ball near the end of OT that he juggled as he went out of bounds, so it was ruled incomplete. Evans did show us that top 20 overall WR talent, but sadly this will probably end up being his ceiling for the year because of the woeful state of the Bills offense.
Week 7 vs. CAR
Receiving: 5 / 75 / 1 on 9 targets
Evans was the more reliable target for Fitzpatrick today, and he got more looks as the game went on. He was able to get a step for a late deep ball that came when the Panthers were looking for the Bills to be conservative. Evans was mostly on the same page with Fitzpatrick timing-wise, and he got multiple red zone targets leading up to his TD, which he created by defeating the jam and getting inside on a quick slant route. Evans fantasy stock isn't very high, but it is as high as it has been this season.
Week 8 vs. HOU
Receiving: 2 / 29 / 0 on 2 targets
Evans was coming off two straight very good fantasy efforts but put up a dud in week 8. Evans was simply not involved enough from the get go to do much of anything. He was targeted a season low two times in the Bills loss, one of which came in the red zone. Evans is a prime buy low option in dynasty formats but is a tough guy to start right now playing in this offense.
Week 10 vs. TEN
Receiving: 4 / 50 / 2 on 5 targets
Evans was able to have a big fantasy day, but only because he converted two high-value targets. Evans leaked behind the defense on a wildcat snap, and Fred Jackson threw a nice ball to him for the TD, and Trent Edwards threw a perfectly timed and placed ball on Evans front-pylon fade route. The Bills didn't do a good job of getting Evans involved for the rest of the game, giving him only a few short targets. He is still only a risk/reward flex/WR3 as long as Buffalo's offense sputters.
Week 11 vs. JAX
Receiving: 1 / 15 / 0 on 4 targets
Evans was out of sync on his first target from Fitzpatrick, and it didn't get much better after that. His only catch on the day came in the two-minute drill, although Evans did have a long TD called back because of an offensive penalty. Fitzpatrick really zeroed in on Terrell Owens after favoring Evans during his first stint as a starter. He did have a few targets where he got open, but Fitzpatrick was off on the throw. Evans production will continue to come in fits and starts for the rest of the season.
Week 12 vs. MIA
Receiving: 2 / 40 / 0 on 6 targets
Evans got a few catches early, including a nice adjustment to an underthrown deep ball. He even got a 50-50 target from Fitzpatrick that showed trust, but when it mattered, Fitzpatrick looked to Terrell Owens. Evans is second-fiddle in a middling pass offense, so he is only worth carrying as a desperation option at this juncture.
Week 13 vs. NYJ
Receiving: 1 / 38 / 0 on 7 targets
Evans got the Bills offense started with a 38 yard grab which set up the Bills first scoring drive, but it ended up being his only catch of the game. Evans continues to get limited opportunities and continues to be one of the most pronounced "feast or famine" fantasy WRs.
Week 14 vs. KC
Receiving: 1 / 11 / 0 on 4 targets
Evans had one catch, but he did also have an end zone target. Too bad he was triple-covered. The ball was picked, of course. Evans is the most talented WR to do just about nothing for his fantasy teams this year.
Week 15 vs. NE
Receiving: 3 / 35 / 1 on 6 targets
One of Evans three catches on the day was a late grab with three minutes remaining in the game. Evans spun around, after losing his defender, and hauled in an 11-yard TD pass over the left pylon to pull the Bills within striking distance. Buffalo then recovered the ensuing onside kick, but it was negated by an offside penalty by rookie Aaron Maybin.
Week 16 vs. ATL
Receiving: 5 / 43 / 0 on 7 targets
Evans was basically invisible. The interception that Brohm threw his way wasn't Evans fault, but he did drift back from the ball as it was in flight instead of coming to meet it in the air. This has to be the most disappointing season of his career.
Week 17 vs. IND
Receiving: 4 / 49 / 1 on 6 targets
Evans caught a bullet in the red zone from Fitzpatrick and fell backwards into the end zone, sliding about five yards after he hit the ground. The season was a disappointment Evans and the whole Bills passing game.