Mike Evans

Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Wide Receiver #13
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Wide Receiver #13
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Buccaneers Sign Mike Evans To Two-Year Extension

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and five-time Pro Bowl wide receiver Mike Evans agreed to a two-year, $52 million deal on Monday that includes $35 million guaranteed, according to his agent Deryk Gilmore. Evans now has a real chance to start and finish his career in Tampa. Evans hasn't really slowed down at all entering his age-31 season this fall, as he has yet to finish any one of his 10 seasons in the NFL with the Bucs under 1,000 yards receiving. He made his fifth Pro Bowl in 2023 and finished with 79 receptions (136 targets) for 1255 yards and a league-leading 13 touchdowns in 17 regular-season games to help quarterback Baker Mayfield to the best season of his career. While Evans is likely to regress in the TD department in 2024, there's no reason to believe he'll finish under 1,000 receiving yards as long as he stays healthy, especially if Tampa also re-signs Mayfield.

Mar 4, 2024 2:02 PM EST


Mike Evans "Wants To Play With Elite Quarterback"

Tampa Bay Buccaneers impending free-agent wide receiver Mike Evans' agent, Deryk Gilmore, said that "Mike wants to play with an elite quarterback in an offense that will showcase him -- and be paid like a top wide receiver. He doesn't want to play with a rookie QB. Winning a Super Bowl is a key priority." Evans is expected to draw interest from several teams in free agency, including the Bucs. The 30-year-old and the Bucs are far apart in contract talks, and Evans announced on Friday that he plans to test the free-agent market, which doesn't bode well for him re-signing with the Buccaneers. The five-time Pro Bowler has reached the 1,000-yard mark in all 10 seasons in Tampa and is one of the most consistent pass-catchers in the game, even at 30 years old. QB Baker Mayfield had a career year in 2023, but he is by no means considered an elite signal-caller, and is a free agent himself.

Mar 2, 2024 2:33 PM EST



Mike Evans Plans To Test Out Free Agency

Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans has reportedly been in discussions with the organization on a possible long-term deal. Despite that, it sounds like Evans wants to see what he is worth on the open market. Evans could always return to Tampa Bay, but he wants to test free agency and see what teams are interested in his services. Last season, Evans finished with 79 receptions for 1,255 yards and 13 touchdowns. He has surpassed the 1,000-yard mark in his first 10 seasons in the league. The 31-year-old still has plenty left in the tank and should land himself a massive deal this offseason.

Mar 1, 2024 8:49 PM EST


Buccaneers Actively Working To Re-Sign Mike Evans

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are actively working to re-sign five-time Pro Bowl wide receiver Mike Evans, who is scheduled for free agency in a little over two weeks. "He's an unprecedented player. We want him to be a Buc for life. We're working towards that," general manager Jason Licht said. "Obviously it takes two sides. I know he wants to be a Buc. We'll probably have to strain a little bit but we're working towards that right now." The two sides worked unsuccessfully to work out a deal before the start of last season, but he still put together one of the best seasons of his career in 2023 with 13 TDs, which tied for the league lead. The 30-year-old pass-catcher has reached 1,000 receiving yards for the 10th straight season -- an NFL record for the start of a career and one shy of tying Hall of Famer Jerry Rice's overall record. Evans has shown no signs of slowing down.

Feb 27, 2024 2:53 PM EST


Mike Evans Unlikely To Get Franchise Tag

Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans appears to be headed towards free agency this offseason. The original expectation was that the Bucs would place the franchise tag on Evans to prevent him from going into free agency. Due to his 2023 cap number, Evans is projected to make $28.4 million instead of $21.6 million, assuming the Bucs place the franchise tag on him. That said, it seems increasingly unlikely that the Bucs will place the tag on Evans this offseason. Possibly, the two sides will agree on an extension this offseason. Otherwise, we could see the veteran wideout in a different uniform next season.

Feb 18, 2024 6:51 PM EST



Mike Evans Hoping To Stay In Tampa Bay

Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans has enjoyed a phenomenal career with the organization so far, compiling 762 receptions for 11,680 yards and 94 touchdowns in 10 seasons. He has never produced fewer than 1,000 yards during his decade in Tampa, and he wants to remain with the franchise that selected him in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft. "I've been on record saying how much I love this place and how much I want to be here," Evans said on Sunday. "Not a lot of guys finish with one team so that will be amazing if I get to do that but, you know, we'll see. I'm still trying to get over this loss." Evans' season finished with a 31-23 loss to the Detroit Lions in the NFC Divisional Round. He caught eight passes for 147 yards and a touchdown in that game. Needless to say, he's still a great wide receiver, but it remains to be seen if the Buccaneers will offer him a deal that he will agree to. He can enter free agency this offseason. Whether he's in Tampa Bay or somewhere else next year, he'll remain firmly on the fantasy football radar for his 11th NFL campaign.

Jan 22, 2024 2:48 PM EST


Mike Evans Posts Strong Performance

Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans went out with a bang during Sunday's Divisional Round game against the Detroit Lions. The veteran wideout hauled in eight of his 12 targets for 147 yards and a touchdown in the loss. Evans did everything he could, including a fourth quarter touchdown grab to keep the Bucs alive. He'll wrap up his 2023 campaign with 79 receptions, 1,255 receiving yards, and 13 touchdowns. Evans has been one of the most consistent wideouts in the NFL for years. He's set to be a free agent this offseason and should have plenty of suitors, assuming the Bucs don't franchise tag him.

Jan 21, 2024 9:25 PM EST


Mike Evans Needs Bounce Back Game

Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans wasn't able to make much of an impact during last week's playoff victory over the Philadelphia Eagles. The veteran wideout hauled in three of his seven targets for 48 yards in the win. Evans is normally the deep threat option for this offense, but was held in check by defensive back Darius Slay. Instead, Evans watched David Moore, Trey Palmer, and Chris Godwin all score long touchdowns. The expectation is that Evans will remain an important piece to the passing game. Evans is looking like a boom-or-bust DFS option for the upcoming Divisional Round matchup against the Detroit Lions.

Jan 19, 2024 9:37 AM EST


Mike Evans Catches Three Passes In Wild Card Victory

Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans caught three of his seven targets for 48 yards in the blowout Wild Card win over the Philadelphia Eagles. Evans had a few key drops in Monday night's contest, or he could've had a monster outing. Either way, the Buccaneers are on to the next round of the NFL Playoffs and will face the Detroit Lions at Ford Field on Sunday. The Lions allowed the third-most fantasy points per game to wide receivers during the regular season, so Evans will have the chance to bounce back from his disappointing performance in his eighth career playoff game.

Jan 16, 2024 9:39 AM EST


Buccaneers Looking For Ways To Get Mike Evans More Involved

Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive coordinator Dave Canales said the team is looking for ways to get future Hall of Fame wide receiver Mike Evans involved in the offense heading into their wild-card playoff game against the Philadelphia Eagles on Monday night. Canales touched on how opposing defenses often double- and triple-team Evans, so the team has to get creative in finding ways to get the football into the 30-year-old's hands. Since a two-touchdown performance in Week 16, Evans was quiet in the final two weeks of the regular season with six catches for 92 yards. The good news is the Bucs and Evans are in a great bounce-back spot while facing an Eagles defense that allowed the most half-PPR fantasy points per game (36.6) to opposing receivers in 2023. Expect Tampa to do everything in their power to get Evans involved as much as possible on Monday evening.

Jan 12, 2024 12:25 PM EST


Mike Evans Hopeful To Bounce Back In Wild-Card Round

Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans hasn't been involved as much in the offense over the last few weeks. In fact, fellow wideout Chris Godwin has seen a 29 percent target share compared to Evans' 19 percent share since Week 12. Possibly, the various injuries to quarterback Baker Mayfield is contributing to the lack of targets for Evans. Regardless, the Bucs need to find a way to get Evans involved in the passing game during Monday's playoff game against the Philadelphia Eagles. Evans finished with 60 receiving yards and a touchdown during their last meeting in Week 3. The expectation is Evans will remain the primary deep threat for this team against the Eagles shaky secondary. Despite his recent slump, DFS players should be able to count on Evans this weekend.

Jan 12, 2024 10:40 AM EST


Mike Evans Has Quiet Week 18

Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans started out red-hot, but has slowed down over the last few weeks. The veteran wideout had trouble making much noise at all during Sunday's Week 18 matchup against the Carolina Panthers. Evans hauled in three of his eight targets for 22 yards in the win. It could've been a bigger game for Evans, but quarterback Baker Mayfield missed him on an overthrow that would've been a big play. Despite the sluggish performance, Evans will still be an important part to this offense heading into the postseason.

Jan 7, 2024 8:07 PM EST


Mike Evans Should Remain Productive

Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans has been a reliable option for fantasy managers throughout most of the season. The veteran wideout has been a touchdown-machine with 13 scores heading into Week 18. This weekend, Evans will match up against the Carolina Panthers defense. A unit that allowed seven receptions for 162 yards and a touchdown to Evans earlier in the season. DFS players looking for a reliable option this weekend should be able to count on Evans. He has been the best offensive weapon on this team all season long.

Jan 4, 2024 5:25 PM EST


Mike Evans Finishes With 70 Yards

Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans is normally a big time playmaker in this offense, but looked like a forgotten man during Sunday's game. Evans finished with three receptions on four targets for 70 yards in the loss to the New Orleans Saints. This was a odd game where Evans was only targeted four times throughout the entire contest. The Saints defense did a good job of holding the entire Bucs offense in check. Fantasy managers should expect a bounce back performance from Evans next week. He'll be a high-end WR2 versus the Carolina Panthers in the regular season finale.

Dec 31, 2023 8:23 PM EST


Mike Evans A Possible WR2 For Week 17

Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans has scored six touchdowns over his last five games. The veteran wideout has been difficult to keep out of the end zone with 13 touchdowns heading into Week 17. However, Evans could have a difficult time finding the end zone against a tough New Orleans Saints defense this weekend. A unit that has allowed only allowed 10 touchdowns to opposing wide receivers this season. Despite that, Evans has been a favorite target of quarterback Baker Mayfield. The expectation is that Evans will still be able to do damage in this game. He should be able to hold WR2 value for this weekend.

Dec 30, 2023 5:55 PM EST


Mike Evans Scores Two Touchdowns In Victory

Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans made easy work of the Jacksonville Jaguars defense on Sunday. The veteran wideout erupted in the second quarter with two touchdown grabs on three drives. Evans finished the day with seven receptions on eight targets for 86 yards and those two scores in the blowout win over the Jags. Evans has looked nearly unstoppable this season. He'll get a tough matchup against the New Orleans Saints next week. Despite that, Evans will remain on the WR1 radar for that game.

Dec 24, 2023 9:59 PM EST


Mike Evans A High-End WR2

Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans has scored six touchdowns in each of his last six games. The veteran wideout has not lost a step and continues to be focal point of this offense. Last week, Evans hauled in four of his six targets for 57 yards and a touchdown in the win over the Green Bay Packers. Evans took a backseat to fellow wideout Chris Godwin, but fantasy managers shouldn't expect that to happen again. Evans has a plus matchup versus the Jacksonville Jaguars this weekend. A defense that has allowed the fifth-most touchdowns to wideouts this season. Evans has a good chance at finding the end zone and posting high-end WR2 value for this week.

Dec 22, 2023 10:38 AM EST


Mike Evans Scores In Victory

Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans was able to bounce back after posting a dud last week. The veteran wideout hauled in four of his six targets for 57 yards and a touchdown in the Week 15 win over the Green Bay Packers. Evans took a backseat to Chris Godwin during this game, but still managed to secure his 11th touchdown of the season. Fantasy managers should expect Evans to remain a top target for this offense going forward. He should be treated as a high-end WR2 for next week's meeting with the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Dec 17, 2023 8:58 PM EST


Mike Evans Looks To Bounce Back In Week 15

Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans has been a reliable fantasy option throughout most of the season. Sadly, Evans put together his worst game of the season last week. The veteran wideout hauled in one of his six targets for eight yards in the win over the Atlanta Falcons. Fantasy managers shouldn't be too worried considering how well Evans has played this season. The expectation is that he'll bounce back against the Green Bay Packers this weekend. Fantasy managers should feel comfortable with Evans as WR2 for this Week 15 matchup.

Dec 15, 2023 11:06 AM EST


Mike Evans Finishes With One Catch

Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans has been on fire lately, but was held in check by the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday. The veteran wideout hauled in one of his six targets for eight yards in the win. Evans only saw one target during the first half as the Bucs struggled to get the ball down the field through the air. He nearly had a touchdown in the second half, but wasn't able to keep his feet in bounds. This is obviously a frustrating performance for fantasy managers. However, they should continue to ride with Evans as a WR2 for next week's matchup against the Green Bay Packers.

Dec 10, 2023 8:49 PM EST