WR Lee Evans - Jacksonville Jaguars
|5-10, 197||Born: 3-11-1981||College: Wisconsin||Drafted: Round 1, pick 13|
2011 Week 1 vs PIT (4 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Evans was the "forgotten man" in terms of the stat sheet, but the Steelers didn't forget about him. He was blanketed by the Steelers #1 corner Ike Taylor basically all day long - something that shows the respect a defense will give him. If he's given that respect all the time and Boldin is as effective as he was today, Evans doesn't have to catch many balls to be worth the acquisition. If teams don't give him the respect treatment, he'll burn them as he gets integrated into the offense more and more.
2011 Week 2 vs TEN (5 / 2 / 45 / 0 rec)
Evans looked slow and late to the party on an early INT by Alterraun Verner. Verner wasn't afraid of Evans deep speed, which tells us that either Evans is aging, or is still injured. Evans did break upfield and past the defense for a 32 yard gain, but the old Lee Evans never would have been caught. Some thought that Lee Evans would be a huge addition to this roster. Perhaps he is injured and still will be that deep threat. In future weeks, watch his speed, and see if his explosion returns. If it doesn't, than don't expect any kind of significant production.
2011 Week 11 vs CIN (1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Evans was well covered on his only target and well overthrown at that.
2011 Week 13 vs CLE (3 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Evans had plenty of chances, 2 in the red zone, but couldn't cash in. Two drops and a failure to get a second foot down in the end zone led to no stats for Evans.
2011 Week 14 vs IND (3 / 1 / 21 / 0 rec)
Evans got worked back into the lineup for the second week in a row. Evans had a very nice 21 yard gain on a sideline pass where he extended his body and dragged both feet as he was falling out of bounds. Evans had another deep target but was unable to connect with Flacco for a long gain. It seemed like Evans only got into the game when the Ravens went three wide. He would play the opposite wide out to Smith, and Boldin would play the slot. Evans continues to be a very risky player but one would think that he and Flacco will connect for a long reception sooner or later.
2011 Week 15 vs SD (4 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Evans didn't have any catches in the game, but was targeted twice early on deep balls in the end zone. The second one appeared destined to be an Evans touchdown, but the defender managed to race across from the middle of the field all the way to the sideline to barely knock it away from Evans at the very last moment.
2011 Week 16 vs CLE (4 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Evans was targeted three times in the second half. One was deflected, another was picked off and the third was dropped by Evans. He was getting little to no separation. Tandon Doss- Saw just one target and made a poor effort on a low throw from Flacco.
2011 Week 19 vs HOU (1 / 1 / 30 / 0 rec)
Lee Evans made a cameo reception - a one-handed catch on the sideline that he had to make an adjustment to in mid-air. It was his only catch of the game, but it proved to be important.
2010 Week 1 vs MIA (7 / 4 / 34 / 0 rec)
Yet another game that makes Evans owners want to put him on the milk carton. Evans got one deep target, but he was well-covered on the play. He got open over the middle on the no huddle drive and had his best reception of the day, and another improvisational throw by Trent Edwards glanced off of Evans hands. He also had an excellent block on a good Fred Jackson run, but it's looking like another dismal year ahead for Evans.
2010 Week 2 vs GB (0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Evans drew a long pass interference penalty when Charles Woodson basically tackled him, but otherwise he was quiet because Trent Edwards either didn't have time or got skittish any time the Bills called a downfield passing play. He shouldn't be dropped, but he shouldn't be started until the corpse of this offense gets off the examining table.
2010 Week 3 vs NE (8 / 5 / 54 / 0 rec)
Evans had an early 3rd down conversion pass float over his head in the red zone on the team's opening drive. But he held his head up and kept plugging away at the young New England secondary and was able to contribute making a handful of plays, breathing life into the passing game. He converted a 3rd and 5 on a slant route in the 2nd half leading to a Bills FG and did a nice job of finding open space, separating from defenders and competing for position. Evans missed a 5 yard TD pass in the 2nd quarter due to a fine defensive play by Patriots DB Arrington. Fitzpatrick looked Evans way again deep in the end zone on a long shot down the sideline in the 3rd quarter, but the ball was overthrown.
2010 Week 4 vs NYJ (6 / 1 / 6 / 0 rec)
Evans was blanketed completely by the Jets, mostly cornerback Antonio Cromartie and was unable to get clear of coverage at all, often having to fight off Cromartie to make sure the corner didn't get an interception. Evans couldn't even get free during garbage time and was a complete non-factor in the game.
2010 Week 5 vs JAX (8 / 5 / 87 / 1 rec)
Evans is a talented player that will have a nice display through the air every odd game, and then proceeds to disappear due to Buffalo's overall offensive woes. He had a spectacular catch and beat the JAX CB on a deep route for a touchdown, but was largely invisible the rest of the game. Fitzpatrick was off target on his targets to Evans due to pressure and inconsistent play. Evans can fight for the ball in the air and usually wins, as he displayed on a contested comeback route. He also had another JAX CB beat for a touchdown, but a bad pass hit the ground instead.
2010 Week 7 vs BAL (10 / 6 / 105 / 3 rec)
Evans is always a threat to blow the top off of any defense and score at any time, as 3 of his 6 catches were for touchdowns. After Evans caught the first fade touchdown pass, defenders began starting to respect his speed and play off of him. This allowed Evans to play with the type of coverage that suits his style, as he can get inside of the defender and lose him in coverage. Fitzpatrick knows Evans can beat his man deep in the right situation and forces a safety to stay over him. Evans showed amazing concentration and Chemistry with Fitzpatrick on a tightly fitted touchdown pass on a post route between 3 defenders that left little room for error, and that had an ensuing hit waiting for Evans. He also caught a short hitch route, made a defender miss and took it in for another score. He has the speed to make defenders play off him, but also the quickness to make them pay when they play too far off him. Evans is a valuable component in this offense that helps out a lot of other players by the attention he receives.
2010 Week 8 vs KC (9 / 5 / 56 / 0 rec)
Evans had a few targets deep, but was unable to do much with them. Evans is a deep threat who will have down games, but it's nice to see him still get 5 receptions on a down day. Fitzpatrick scarcely had time to make any reads, so it's not surprising that Evans wasn't able to get open deep.
2010 Week 9 vs CHI (8 / 3 / 31 / 0 rec)
Evans had a largely uneventful day with three catches for 31 yards. Part of his stat line may have been effected by the fact that Steve Johnson was seemingly getting open on practically every pass play the Bills were running, so quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick was likely looking Johnson's way first, and then Parrish or Evans' way second. Although Evans is always a week away from bouncing back with an impressive game, his cringingly inconsistent performance have left many a fantasy owner exasperated and confused. On the lighter side of things, a Roscoe Parrish injury could be the spark Evans needs to begin performing consistently week in and week out.
2010 Week 10 vs DET (5 / 2 / 52 / 0 rec)
Evans got open deep at least three times in this game, but Fitzpatrick was only able to hit him once. His production is going to continue to fluctuate greatly from week to week, but it will surely rise in games the Bills don't control, which should be most of them.
2010 Week 11 vs CIN (8 / 2 / 72 / 0 rec)
Evans made a big play early in the game as he basically ran right by the defender and hauled in a long pass. But at this point, Evans has almost been phased out of the offense, aside from long passes. His mission is to get down the field, and he usually draws coverage away from the middle of the field. Evans also had another potential TD as he broke away into the endzone, only to have Fitzpatrick just barely overthrow him. He's still a very important part of the offense, as a deep threat, but doesn't get his number called often due to the emergence of some of the other young playmakers for Buffalo.
2010 Week 12 vs PIT (7 / 1 / 9 / 0 rec)
Even before Evans' fumble, he wasn't receiving the bulk of the looks from Fitzpatrick. Targeted deep a few times, Evans was often blanketed by Ike Taylor or other Steelers' defenders. He's clearly not the best receiver on this team anymore, and that's more a positive for the Bills than a knock on Evans. He's a "specialty" receiver now with Johnson and other weapons emerging around him. Evans still has the speed to get deep on coverage - especially as focus shifts to the others in this offense - but he's not the go-to guy at this point, as evidenced by his stat line in this game.
2010 Week 13 vs MIN (6 / 3 / 72 / 0 rec)
Lee Evans didn't get going until late in the game, but he helped out Fitzpatrick as he took some deep shots including a catch along the boundary for 23 yards on a wing and a prayer from Fitzpatrick. Evans gained 23 yards on a medium slant route from Fitzpatrick early on, but the Bills offensive line could not protect their quarterback, meaning any deep shots were limited.
2010 Week 14 vs CLE (1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Evans didn't record a catch and left the game with an ankle injury. I didn't count a single target to Evans, but he generally is the big play threat, and his loss shortened the field for Cleveland defenders.
2009 Week 1 vs NE (6 / 3 / 25 / 0 rec)
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.
2009 Week 2 vs TB (5 / 1 / 32 / 1 rec)
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.
2009 Week 3 vs NO (6 / 4 / 31 / 0 rec)
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.
2009 Week 4 vs MIA (6 / 2 / 60 / 0 rec)
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....
2009 Week 5 vs CLE (5 / 2 / 11 / 0 rec)
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.
2009 Week 6 vs NYJ (12 / 4 / 68 / 1 rec)
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.
2009 Week 7 vs CAR (9 / 5 / 75 / 1 rec)
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.
2009 Week 8 vs HOU (2 / 2 / 29 / 0 rec)
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.
2009 Week 10 vs TEN (5 / 4 / 50 / 2 rec)
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.
2009 Week 11 vs JAX (4 / 1 / 15 / 0 rec)
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.
2009 Week 12 vs MIA (6 / 2 / 40 / 0 rec)
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.
2009 Week 13 vs NYJ (7 / 1 / 38 / 0 rec)
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.
2009 Week 14 vs KC (4 / 1 / 11 / 0 rec)
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.
2009 Week 15 vs NE (6 / 3 / 35 / 1 rec)
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.
2009 Week 16 vs ATL (7 / 5 / 43 / 0 rec)
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.
2009 Week 17 vs IND (6 / 4 / 49 / 1 rec)
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.
2008 Week 1 vs SEA (9 / 4 / 102 / 0 rec)
Lee Evans was the primary deep threat for the Bills, and it was evident that he and his QB had a good rapport throughout the game. The weather may have made the ball harder to catch, but on each of Evans receptions, you wouldn't have known it. He made them with ease, when they clearly weren't easy. He was targeted once in the red zone, and all four of his catches were for first downs.
2008 Week 2 vs JAX (4 / 4 / 77 / 0 rec)
Evans was the focal point of the Jaguars secondary, but he caught Edwards' first pass of the day on the opening drive. He also caught a perfectly thrown 37 yard pass in the fourth quarter on third down as the Bills drove for the go ahead touchdown. He often appeared to be open downfield when passes were completed to receivers underneath.
2008 Week 3 vs OAK (7 / 4 / 65 / 0 rec)
Evans had an extremely up and down afternoon. Mostly down. With the Bills driving into Oakland territory late in the first half, Evans caught a ball and was about to be tackled on the sideline. He handled the football carelessly, and CB Nnamdi Asomugha forced a critical fumble. Head coach Dick Jauron emphasized his faith in Evans by going right back to him to open the third quarter with a 34 yard pass play. But Evans showed later that quarter why he maybe shouldn't be trusted so much when he was unable to wrestle a ball away from CB DeAngelo Hall on what was eventually ruled an interception. Evans also negated a 38 yard pass play when he was whistled for offensive pass interference in the third quarter.
2008 Week 4 vs STL (5 / 2 / 88 / 1 rec)
Evans only caught two passes, one on the Bills' first play of the game for 49 yards and one in the fourth quarter for 39 yards and a touchdown, but the Rams secondary had to account for him on every play. He is clearly the team's top vertical threat and has sneaky speed. Evans is in his contract year and has gotten off to a much better start than he has in past seasons.
2008 Week 5 vs ARI (5 / 2 / 100 / 1 rec, 1 / 22 / 0 rush)
Evans was not utilized enough although he posted good numbers. He ran good routes, including a great one to get open deep for his 87 yard touchdown catch. Evans was able to get open several times, but Losman seemed to only look for him on deeper passes. Evans also ran a reverse that would have resulted in a touchdown had it not been for a great play by an Arizona defender to knock him out of bounds inside the ten yard line.
2008 Week 7 vs SD (8 / 8 / 89 / 1 rec)
Evans was targeted mostly on short passes, though he did turn a couple of them into bigger gains after the catch. He was targeted consistently throughout the game, and it mattered little whether he was being covered by Antonio Cromartie or Quentin Jammer. In both instances, those defenders wanted to ensure they didn't let Evans beat them over the top. But by keeping them in front of them, he just had his way on the short stuff. Early in the second quarter, he caught a touchdown pass off a fade in the corner of the end zone with Jammer providing tight coverage all over him. But Evans managed to reach up with one hand, pin the ball against his helmet a la David Tyree, keep both feet inbounds, and maintain possession for the score. It was one of the toughest catches of the year, and sure to be a frequently played highlight this week.
2008 Week 8 vs MIA (12 / 7 / 116 / 0 rec)
Although held out of the end zone this week, Evans still gained 116 yards on seven receptions. He and Edwards have a nice rapport. Even when he is not the primary receiver, Evans seems to know what to do when his QB is looking for somebody to get open.
2008 Week 9 vs NYJ (7 / 4 / 41 / 0 rec)
Evans saw a team high eight targets against New York, managing to come down with half of them as he posted 41 yards on four grabs. He was shut down pretty well on his deep routes and was forced to chip and peck on short routes. He was the main option for Edwards on the day and some pressed coverage as Buffalo was playing with a hobbled wide receiver corps.
2008 Week 10 vs NE (3 / 2 / 22 / 0 rec)
The Patriots decided to take Evans out of this game by playing him physically at the line and rolling a safety to his side. The first pass thrown to him, an intermediate range slant pattern, was over thrown and intercepted by Ellis Hobbs. If Edwards had been given time to find other receivers, or if the running game had been more effective, losing Evans like this would not have been so devastating.
2008 Week 11 vs CLE (1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Evans was all but invisible in the first half as he didn't even have a target in the first half. QB Trent Edwards really struggled early in the game and stuck to short passes after his third interception in the first quarter and may have lost some confidence. Evans amazingly didn't get a look in the second half as well and was total non-factor in this game.
2008 Week 12 vs KC (8 / 5 / 110 / 0 rec)
After catching six passes for 63 yards in his last three games, Evans led the Bill with five receptions for 110 yards. His 51 yard grab in the second quarter seemed to energize the team and Edwards started to look for him again. Having Josh Reed back in the lineup was a plus.
2008 Week 13 vs SF (9 / 7 / 80 / 0 rec)
Evans was the leading receiver in the game with 80 yards on seven receptions and was targeted throughout the game by both quarterbacks. Late in the game, with the Bills down by a touchdown, on fourth down deep in 49er territory he broke open across the middle on a short crossing route. Losman did not get him the ball on time, however, so instead of a sure first down or possibly tying the game the Bills turned the ball over on downs.
2008 Week 14 vs MIA (7 / 3 / 23 / 0 rec)
Although targeted twice in the first half, Evans made his first catch in the third quarter. Three of the passes he missed were poorly thrown but Evans had at least one opportunity for a big play. He beat the corner and found himself streaking all alone toward the end zone only to see the pass overthrown by 15 yards. In nine pervious games against Miami, Evans had eight touchdowns. Although he only averaged 7.7 yards per reception in this game, he is still on pace to average over 15 yards per catch for a fifth consecutive season.
2008 Week 15 vs NYJ (6 / 4 / 22 / 0 rec)
Evans never was really able to get going, being limited to short gains by the Jets' defense. Evans' longest reception of the afternoon came on an eight yard catch, and despite catching as many balls as Josh Reed, Evans only finished with 22 receiving yards.
2008 Week 16 vs DEN (4 / 2 / 19 / 0 rec)
Denver used the same defensive game plan most NFL teams have found successful: Double team Evans and let another Buffalo WR try to beat you. He only caught two passes but also drew a 22 yard interference penalty on Dre Bley in the third quarter. Evans needs 46 yards to reach 1,000. His best season was 2006 when he gained 1,292 yards.
2008 Week 17 vs NE (7 / 5 / 63 / 0 rec)
Despite a bad day overall for the passing game, Evans still managed to put up respectable numbers with 63 receiving yards on five receptions.
2007 Week 1 vs DEN (5 / 2 / 5 / 0 rec)
Evans got the Champ Bailey treatment, so they switched him to the left side where he got the Dre Bly treatment. It added up to one of his worst days as a pro. He simply could not get open.
2007 Week 2 vs PIT (7 / 2 / 17 / 0 rec)
Evans has not been able to get on track so far this season. He recorded only catches of nine and eight yards on seven targets and now has only four receptions for 22 yards on the season. Evans was targeted on deep routes twice in the end zone. On the first play, he appeared to get away with pushing Ike Taylor, but still was unable to hold the well thrown Losman pass. On the second occasion, Evans appeared to be the victim of pass interference and was able to get only one hand on the pass. Visibly upset, Evans yelled at the referee and received an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty for the second consecutive play.
2007 Week 3 vs NE (7 / 1 / 7 / 0 rec)
Evans' early season struggles continued. He hauled in a single pass for seven yards. No Bills' player caught more than two balls in the game so Evans' production issues are likely the result of a worrisome team-wide offensive problem which will likely be heightened if J.P. Losman is out for an extender period of time.
2007 Week 4 vs NYJ (8 / 6 / 72 / 0 rec)
Buffalo made sure to get Evans involved in the game early; the first offensive play was a quick pass to Evans for a six yard gain. Evans was targeted a team high eight times and led the Bills in receiving. Trent Edwards' lone interception came on a deep pass attempt to Evans in the end zone. The ball may have been slightly underthrown, but Evans waited for it to get to him (it never did) rather than go up and fight for the ball. Evans also dropped a pass early in the game. He had lots of room to run, if he had caught the pass. Evans later made a pretty leaping catch, where he had to fully extend to reach a high Edwards' pass. It was an encouraging game for Evans after such a slow start to the season.
2007 Week 5 vs DAL (4 / 1 / 12 / 0 rec)
Evans continued his fantasy slump, accounting for only one first half catch. Trent Edwards took very few chances throwing the ball and seemed content to check down to his RBs and TEs; this is undoubtedly a big reason why Evans was a non factor in the pass offense. Evans' best play came in the fourth quarter when he ran down Dallas CB Terence Newman after an INT and forced a fumble.
2007 Week 7 vs BAL (7 / 5 / 98 / 0 rec)
Evans entered the game with only 12 catches for 113 yards. He had his best game of the season with five grabs for 98 yards. Evans was wide open on a deep post pattern that netted 54 yards. He bobbled the ball, but was able to corral it for the Bills' longest gain of the season. Evans still does not have a touchdown reception this season.
2007 Week 8 vs NYJ (7 / 5 / 138 / 1 rec)
Evans had a breakout game against the Jets catching five of his seven targets for 138 yards and a touchdown. His first touchdown grab of the year, came in the fourth quarter as he took the ball away two Jets defenders and finished the rest off with his legs going for an 85 yards touchdown, the longest in Buffalo history.
2007 Week 9 vs CIN (13 / 9 / 165 / 1 rec)
Evans had a monster first quarter, but then was pretty quiet the rest of the day. He caught three balls and a touchdown on the opening drive, and was the most frequently targeted receiver by Losman, being targeted 11 times.
2007 Week 10 vs MIA (8 / 4 / 65 / 0 rec)
Evans saw his recent resurgence slip a little and he was held out of the end zone. He is WR1 in this offense but was not targeted until the second quarter. On Buffalo's last drive on the first half Evans got behind the cornerback in the end zone but the pass was badly under thrown and the ball was intercepted. Evans was only targeted twice in the fourth quarter when the Bills rallied to pull out the victory. It seemed Buffalo did not want Losman passing with the game on the line.
2007 Week 11 vs NE (7 / 4 / 40 / 0 rec)
Evans had a reception overturned upon review by the officials as the ball clearly bounced off the ground before Evans corralled it.
2007 Week 12 vs JAX (7 / 2 / 19 / 0 rec)
Evans had a brutal afternoon. He was nearly shutout and only caught his two passes when there was less than one minute left in game. Losman was intercepted in the second quarter when he under threw Evans along the sidelines, but the Bills' passing attack focused more on short passes and screens to running backs. However, Evans threw the key block that sprung Parrish on his touch down run.
2007 Week 13 vs WAS (8 / 4 / 51 / 0 rec)
Evans was Edwards most frequent target. He hauled in half of them and finished third on the team in receiving yards.
2007 Week 14 vs MIA (4 / 2 / 79 / 2 rec)
Evans caught only two passes in the game, but both went for touchdowns. Evans' first grab was in the corner of the end zone for a nine yard touchdown. Evans was initially ruled out of bounds, but a replay challenge revealed that he did, in fact, get both feet down. Evans later caught a 70 yard bomb that put the last nail in the coffin for the Dolphins. Evans now has four touchdowns this season.
2007 Week 15 vs CLE (12 / 4 / 36 / 0 rec)
Evans struggled to both hang on to passes and get into a rhythm with his quarterback during the game. Paired up against Browns DB Leigh Bodden, Evans' speed and cut back ability were effectively nullified by the snow. This was especially evident on a go route that Evans ran in the third quarter. On the route, he tried to pull up to shake off Bodden, slipped, and really failed to build up any steam running down the field. Bodden was able to stay with Evans for the entire route and broke up a well timed pass from Edwards. Despite the poor game stats, it was clear throughout the game that Evans was the go-to receiver in the offense. In particular, on the final 60 yard drive for the Bills, Evans was targeted on five of the 12 plays of the drive.
2007 Week 16 vs NYG (6 / 3 / 43 / 1 rec)
Evans scored the Bills second touchdown on a four yard pass in the first quarter, but otherwise was not a major factor in the game. He led all Buffalo receivers with three balls for 43 yards, but he was only targeted once in the first quarter and three times in the fourth.
2007 Week 17 vs PHI (3 / 1 / 2 / 0 rec)
Evans caught his only pass in the second quarter on a short crossing route. Former South Florida standout J.R. Reed crushed him after a two yard gain and Evans did not return to the game.
2006 Week 1 vs NE (5 / 2 / 25 / 0 rec)
Evans caught two of the five balls thrown in his direction and did not register a catch until early in the second half.
2006 Week 2 vs MIA (5 / 2 / 19 / 0 rec)
Evans was targeted deep once on a pass designed to be caught at the goal line. Other than that, he was used mostly on intermediate routes, as Buffalo utilized a conservative game plan throughout the contest.
2006 Week 3 vs NYJ (13 / 8 / 107 / 0 rec)
Evans had a quiet first half with only two targets and no catches. Evans was clearly J.P. Losman's go to receiver in the second half. He had ten targets and eight receptions after halftime and finished with 107 yards. Evans' long reception went for 27 yards. He was targeted deep three times, (one of them in the end zone) and was targeted unsuccessfully on another short pass attempt in the end zone.
2006 Week 4 vs MIN (9 / 7 / 92 / 0 rec)
Evans was busy in the first half with five catches for 74 yards but cooled off in the second with just two receptions. Evans continues to be a favorite target for Losman. He was utilized by Losman in short routes and a couple of deep targets. Evans' longest reception went for a 23 yard gain deep over the middle during a second quarter drive for the Bills. He finished the game with seven receptions for 90 yards.
2006 Week 5 vs CHI (14 / 9 / 94 / 1 rec)
Evans was the Bills' lone bright spot on the day catching nine passes for 94 yards and the only touchdown. Evans was one of only three players to catch balls on the day and was Losman's most dependable target.
2006 Week 6 vs DET (13 / 8 / 82 / 0 rec)
Evans had a quiet first half with only four targets and one catch for two yards. Evans was clearly J. P. Losman's go to receiver in the second half. He had nine targets and seven receptions after halftime, finishing with 82 yards. Evans' long reception went for 23 yards
2006 Week 7 vs NE (6 / 1 / 10 / 0 rec)
Evans pulled in a third down 13 yard reception on the Bills' opening drive for a first down, but the play was nullified by a pre-snap penalty. He wasn't targeted again until just before halftime. QB J.P. Losman tried to hit Evans on a deep out, but he was well covered by CB Asante Samuel making it an easy interception for New England. Evans and Losman couldn't hit stride together. On a day where Losman was throwing the ball accurately and on time, Evans as a target accounted for six of Losman's first eight incomplete passes (through 23 attempts). Evans was open deep down the left sideline and had a touchdown in his arms, but couldn't hold on to finish the play.
2006 Week 9 vs GB (3 / 2 / 58 / 1 rec)
Evans was responsible for the go ahead touchdown, putting a double move on Al Harris, out and up, and was wide open easily 15 yards behind Harris for the TD. Other than that play, Evan was not a factor.
2006 Week 10 vs IND (6 / 5 / 70 / 0 rec)
Evans was game planed into the offense in the first series, targeted four times in the first possession, and caught three passes. From there, Evans wasn't even looked at for the rest of the half as Thomas ran the ball. Evans was targeted three times in the second half catching only one pass. Peerless Price was certainly the go to receiver as the game wore on. Evans had a hot start as the first series was scripted to him, from there, he was virtually non existent.
2006 Week 11 vs HOU (16 / 11 / 265 / 2 rec)
Evans had the best game of his career and broke the Bills' single game receiving record. He began the game with an 83 yard touchdown reception as Losman threw the ball over 50 yards in the air. Evans converted on third and ten on the Bills' second drive, before scoring another 83 yard touchdown. The second score was due to Evans sprinting clear of two defenders after catching a shorter pass from Losman. On one play, Losman appeared to throw to Robert Royal but the pass was caught by Evans for a ten yard gain. He was targeted at the ten yard line on the Bills' third possession, but slipped before failing to hold on to a difficult catch on the sideline. The Bills struggled for much of the second half but Evans still added 60 yards to his record tally. He caught passes of 12 yards and ten yards on the opening possession of the half, and was the intended target on the following drive when Dunta Robinson intercepted the ball for a touchdown. Losman did not lose confidence and threw to Evans from his own end zone two drives later. Evans made a 15 yard reception for a first down on the play. The final contribution from Evans came on the Bills' final drive when he caught a 19 yard pass to move the team into the red zone. The drive ended in the winning score.
2006 Week 12 vs JAX (8 / 5 / 58 / 0 rec)
Evans was targeted seven times in the first half, but only twice in the second half when the Jaguars assigned cornerback Rashean Mathis to follow him not matter where he lined up. Evans was the recipient of a couple deep passes, and was able to get a pass interference penalty called on one of those pass plays. The other deep pass intended for him was underthrown. He ran a variety of shorter routes crisply and showed good hands, catching the passes that were within his reach.
2006 Week 13 vs SD (11 / 5 / 45 / 0 rec)
Evans was noticeably quiet in the first half of the game, with just one reception for two yards. He didn't light it up in the second half, but he was far more active. Eight of his eleven targets and four of his five receptions came after halftime. The biggest aspect missing in Evans' game was the opportunity for deep balls. He was targeted three times on passes that would be considered deep, but all three fell incomplete.
2006 Week 14 vs NYJ (5 / 2 / 91 / 1 rec)
Evans was once again the Bills' leading receiver, earning team-highs in targets and yardage. His 77 yard touchdown hook up with Losman exhibited his superior speed and ability to fake out defenders, as he was wide open after a series of moves. Only one of the three passes thrown his way that he didn't catch could be considered a drop.
2006 Week 15 vs MIA (5 / 3 / 67 / 1 rec)
Evans was targeted incomplete on the opening play for the Bills. Evans made a great 37 yard reception on the Bills' first scoring drive. Evans' target in the third quarter was overthrown. Evans made a 21 yard touchdown reception in the fourth quarter.
2006 Week 16 vs TEN (8 / 5 / 64 / 1 rec)
Evans caught five passes for 64 yards and a touchdown, and was involved in a play that may have won the game. Late in the third quarter, Evans caught a lateral in the flat from Losman, and then threw a strike to Royal who was behind the secondary in the end zone. Royal had room to get both feet down but for some reason just stepped out of bounds. The Bills had to settle for a field goal and lost the game by one point.
2006 Week 17 vs BAL (10 / 7 / 145 / 1 rec)
Evans was not involved until he caught a quick slant on the Bills' third possession. He turned the play into a 21 yard gain for a first down. He then had a five yard reception before making a 10 yard catch for a first down on the Bills' final possession of the first half. After the break, Losman looked to get Evans more involved. Losman threw a 40 yard pass to Evans, but it fell incomplete. But the next deep pass found Evans open, and he was able to make the catch for a 44 yard touchdown after beating Samari Rolle on the play. Losman also completed a 52 yard pass to Evans although it was almost intercepted. Evans battled Dawan Landry for possession and came down with the ball. Evans was again the target on the following play, but this time the pass was intercepted by Samari Rolle.
2005 Week 1 vs HOU (5 / 3 / 68 / 0 rec, 1 / -10 / 0 rush)
Evans gained the most receiving yards on the day, catching three of his five targets for 68 yards. His main contribution came on the opening drive of the game when he caught a nine yard pass for a first down and on the next play had a 42 yard gain to give the Bills a first down on the Houston 16. Evans was used on a reverse once but it was badly run and he lost ten yards on the play.
2005 Week 2 vs TB (5 / 1 / 12 / 0 rec)
Evans was very quiet with only two catches. With the Buccaneers' cover two and the lack of time for Losman in the pocket, the Bills did not have a chance to utilize Evans' speed in this game.
2005 Week 3 vs ATL (5 / 2 / 7 / 0 rec)
Evans had a bad day, catching just two of his six targets. Some of the passes were uncatchable although he looked to have caught the ball that was wrestled away by DeAngelo Hall for the interception.
2005 Week 4 vs NO (3 / 2 / 27 / 0 rec)
Evans caught passes of 15 yards and 13 yards on the opening drive, both for first downs. He was not a factor for the remainder of the game.
2005 Week 5 vs MIA (3 / 3 / 65 / 0 rec)
Evans began the game well by turning a short pass into a 49 yard gain on the Bills' opening drive. Evans gained 42 yards after the catch when the defender slipped and was tackled at the one yard line. He caught both of his other targets for first downs.
2005 Week 6 vs NYJ (6 / 3 / 22 / 0 rec, 1 / 2 / 0 rush)
Evans was not much of a factor in the game, catching three of his six targets for 22 yards. He was the intended target on both of Holcomb's interceptions.
2005 Week 7 vs OAK (5 / 3 / 19 / 1 rec, 1 / 7 / 0 rush)
The Bills ran Evans on a reverse on their opening drive, and he gained seven yards for a first down. Evans scored on a five yard reception from Holcomb to end that drive and score his first touchdown of the year. Evans was later overthrown at the goal line when clear of the defender on what should have been a touchdown. On another drive he bobbled a pass that should have given the Bills a first down, but they had to settle for a field goal instead after they challenged the play but failed to overturn the call.
2005 Week 8 vs NE (4 / 1 / 14 / 0 rec)
Evans' only reception came on the first drive of the game.
2005 Week 10 vs KC (3 / 3 / 66 / 2 rec)
Lee Evans still hasn't caught more than three passes in any game this year, but two of his three catches went for touchdowns in this game. Evans made the most of his targets, stopping his route and outjumping a defender for a 33 yard touchdown, and then catching a 29 yard touchdown pass in the back of the end zone.
2005 Week 11 vs SD (9 / 4 / 69 / 0 rec)
Evans could have salvaged a solid fantasy performance during garbage time when Losman looked his way twice in the end zone on fade routes. Unfortunately for Evans, both passes were overthrown and pretty well-defended. That was about the closest he game to scoring, though he did have a nice 42 yard reception early in the fourth quarter to boost the stats a bit.
2005 Week 12 vs CAR (9 / 5 / 45 / 0 rec)
Evans was targeted nine times in the game and had a season high five receptions. He might have had a touchdown when Losman threw a good pass to him in the end zone, but the play was broken up by Marlon McCree.
2005 Week 13 vs MIA (9 / 5 / 117 / 3 rec)
Evans was Losman's favorite target by far in this game. He scored on a 46 yard pass on the Bills' opening drive after the defender timed his jump badly. He then went in from 56 yards on the following drive and made a third touchdown reception ten minutes into the game. Evans ended the day with five catches for 117 yards. He also drew a pass interference call on a third and six play for the Bills.
2005 Week 14 vs NE (7 / 4 / 83 / 0 rec)
Evans appears to be firmly established as Losman's favorite target. He caught a 58 yard pass on the Bills' third possession to bring up a first and goal. His other significant contribution was an 18 yard catch for a first down in the second half, and he ended with four catches for a total of 83 yards.
2005 Week 15 vs DEN (7 / 2 / 5 / 0 rec)
Evans was hardly involved in the game at all with Eric Moulds returning. He only caught two passes for a total of five yards. Holcomb threw an accurate long pass to Evans, but he dropped it unchallenged by the defense. He dropped a pass on the next drive and angered Holcomb on the following drive after apparently running the wrong route and failing to turn his head. Holcomb targeted Evans again but the short pass was ill advised and was almost picked by Domonique Foxworth for a likely touchdown.
2005 Week 16 vs CIN (6 / 5 / 107 / 1 rec)
Evans caught a long Holcomb pass on the Bills' first play from scrimmage and took it 65 yards to the Bengals' two yard line. He later dropped a 20 yard pass that went straight to him but he continued his good day with a three yard reception for a touchdown. He had a 12 yard catch for a first down late in the first half before making a great diving catch for a 21 yard gain on the Bills' second possession of the second half.
2005 Week 17 vs NYJ (6 / 2 / 17 / 0 rec, 1 / 39 / 0 rush)
Evans started the game with the Bills' biggest gain from scrimmage when he turned a reverse into a 39 yard play. He was targeted in the end zone on the same drive but the ball was tipped and the pass fell incomplete. Evans was the intended target when Holcomb threw his first interception of the day. Evans only caught two passes on the day for a total of 17 yards, but both were for first downs.