WR Mike Evans - Tampa Bay Buccaneers
|6-5, 231||Born: 8-21-1993||College: Texas A&M||Drafted: Round 1, pick 2014|
Week 7: bye week
Recent Stats and Projections
Weekly Performance vs WR 1, WR 12, WR 24, WR 36
Mike Evans's percentile rank in each category, among WR with more than 50 fantasy points.
Recent Game Summaries
2019 Week 6 vs CAR (17 / 9 / 96 / 0 rec)
Evans drew a team-high 17 targets, but wasn't as efficient as fellow receiver Godwin. Evans was the target on Winston's first interception of the day, as a defender jumped a short curl route by the receiver. Evans nearly broke a crossing route for a much longer gain in the 2nd quarter. Evans had plenty of success in the short and intermediate passing game, but he couldn't get loose downfield. Winston threw an absolute dime to Evans, who had several steps on his defender on a deep ball in the 2nd quarter that would have picked up fifty yards and maybe a touchdown, but the receiver bobbled the pass and fell to the turf trying to secure the ball. Evans' longest reception was a 17 yard pickup on a deep post in the 3rd quarter. Evans was brought own at the 9 yard line on a 4th quarter crossing play. Evans picked up a two point conversion with a heads-up play, making a diving save of a tipped pass that was intended for Godwin. Winston targeted him on a corner route in the end zone late in the 4th, but overthrew the ball out of bounds. Winston looked for him deep down the right sideline again later in the 4th, but Evans couldn't haul in the back shoulder catch.
2019 Week 5 vs NO (3 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Evans showed just how low his floor can be in this offense as notched zero catches on four targets despite playing the entire game. Evans was followed around by CB Marshon Lattimore, and the Saints kept rolling extra coverage his way, opting to let Chris Godwin pick them apart underneath from the slot. Tampa Bay tried moving Evans around some as the game progressed, but they just couldn't get anything going to the big receiver.
2019 Week 4 vs LAR (7 / 4 / 89 / 1 rec)
Evans was having a slow day until he saved his fantasy day with a big touchdown late. Chris Godwin won the matchup lottery this week and drew twice as many targets as Evans, scoring twice in the first half. Winston first looked Evans' way on the second drive, hitting him up the seam to convert 3rd down. Winston and Evans just barely missed scoring on a back corner fade route in the end zone in the second quarter. Evans finally broke loose in the 4th quarter, burning his defender on a deep ball from Winston that picked up 67 yards and a touchdown.
2019 Week 3 vs NYG (15 / 8 / 190 / 3 rec)
Evans and Winston showed the rapport that we have seen in previous seasons, lighting the Giants up for three first half touchdowns and squashing any notions got started early with a big catch over the middle despite a defensive pass interference. Evans racked up 15 targets for 190 yards and three touchdowns. Evans capped the opening drive with a beautiful touchdown catch, burning Janoris Jenkins on a deep corner route from the right slot. Winston laid the ball up and Evans made a diving grab for the score. Evans scored again before the end of the 1st quarter, hauling in a well-timed WR screen from Winston from the Giants' three yard line. Evans continued to abuse Jenkins, burning him for a 55 yard reception on a deep ball in the 2nd quarter. Evans closed out the first half with yet another score on a deep post route from Winston, once again burning Jenkins. Evans and Winston connected for a clutch 44 yard gain at the end of the 4th quarter, setting up the game-winning FG attempt, but kicker Gay missed after also missing an extra point earlier in the contest.
2019 Week 2 vs CAR (8 / 4 / 61 / 0 rec)
Evans duked it out with Carolina CB Bradberry for much of the day. He caught a wide receiver bubble screen for a minimal gain on the Bucs' first drive. Winston targeted him with a fade route in the end zone later in the 1st quarter, but Evans couldn't reel it in in traffic. Evans broke loose down the left sideline for a 41 yard gain on a deep ball from Winston in the 2nd, snagging it against close coverage from rival CB Bradberry. Winston found him in the third quarter on a crossing route that converted 3rd down. Evans and Winston barely missed hooking up in the end zone on the next play, as Evans stumbled a bit on a well thrown corner route that would have gone for six. Godwin again looked like the number one receiving option on the stat sheet, but the two missed touchdowns could have really padded Evans stats for the day.
2019 Week 1 vs SF (5 / 2 / 28 / 0 rec)
Evans missed some practice time this week with an illness, and may not have been at full speed as he and the Tampa Bay offense sputtered. Evans started on the outside with Perriman. He hauled in a diving catch on a slant route in the 1st quarter as Winston scrambled away from a would-be tackle. The 16 yard gain was his longest of the day.
Latest NewsBuccaneers | Mike Evans posts 96 yards (Sun Oct 13, 02:03 PM) - Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Mike Evans caught nine passes for 96 yards against the Carolina Panthers in Week 6. He was targeted 17 times during the game. Our View: Jameis Winston wanted to get the ball to Evans more often and he did in a matchup that was a 4-61 evening for Evans the first time around. He'll remain an easy every week start as long as Jameis Winston is in at quarterback.
link to story Buccaneers | Targeting Mike Evans a priority (Fri Oct 11, 12:36 PM) - Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Mike Evans is coming off a reception-less game in Week 5, and QB Jameis Winston says that has to change. 'Bottom line, to win football games, we've got to get Mike Evans the ball,' Winston said Thursday, Oct. 10. Our View: Evans has a tough matchup that held him to 4-61 in the first meeting this year, but it will be very difficult to bench him knowing this priority has been voiced.
link to story Buccaneers | Mike Evans invisible in Week 5 (Sun Oct 6, 07:35 PM) - Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Mike Evans posted no receptions or offensive statistics on three targets in Week 5 against the New Orleans Saints. Our View: Marshon Lattimore did his job well, but that's no reason to bench DJ Chark next week or Evans when these teams meet again in Week 11. We've got to keep Evans in our lineups next week even though he was a quiet 4-61 against them in the first matchup.
link to story Buccaneers | Mike Evans, Chris Godwin to stay busy (Thu Oct 3, 09:18 PM) - Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Mike Evans and WR Chris Godwin are the only two receivers in the NFL with at least 350 receiving yards and four touchdowns so far this season, and head coach Bruce Arians said he wants both players to remain heavily involved. 'They have great hands and they're good receivers,' Arians said. 'Just keep throwing the damn ball to them.' link to story
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