Mike Evans

Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Wide Receiver #13
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Wide Receiver #13

Mike Evans News

Practices in full Thursday

Evans (illness) was a full practice participant Thursday.

Analysis: After hauling in 10 of 12 targets for 207 yards and three touchdowns to help the Buccaneers clinch the NFC South with a win against the Panthers in Week 17, Evans didn't log a snap before being ruled out due to an illness this past Sunday in Atlanta. With the benefit of three days to rest and recover, though, he managed to log every rep during Tampa Bay's first practice in advance of Monday's wild-card game against the Cowboys. As a result, Evans will join forces with Chris Godwin as the Bucs' top wide receivers available to quarterback Tom Brady.

Jan 12, 2023 1:12 PM EST

Won't return to Sunday's game

Evans won't return to Sunday's game against the Falcons due to an illness.

Analysis: Prior to his exit from the contest, Evans didn't catch a pass. The wideout will thus target a return to action next weekend, when the Buccaneers open their playoff slate.

Jan 8, 2023 10:44 AM EST

Three-touchdown tally in key win

Evans brought in 10 of 12 targets for 207 yards and three touchdowns in the Buccaneers' 30-24 win over the Panthers on Sunday.

Analysis: Evans seemingly took out a season's worth of frustration in one afternoon on an undermanned Panthers secondary, finding pay dirt down the right sideline from 63, 57 and 30 yards out. The latter two scores came in the fourth quarter and allowed the Buccaneers to overcome an 11-point deficit, and both the reception and receiving yardage totals served as season highs. Evans' touchdowns were also his first since Week 4, and he'll now aim to build some momentum ahead of the postseason in a Week 18 road matchup against the Falcons.

Jan 1, 2023 1:56 PM EST

Three catches in OT win

Evans brought in three of eight targets for 29 yards in the Buccaneers' 19-16 overtime win over the Cardinals on Sunday night.

Analysis: It was shaping up as another highly inefficient night for the Tom Brady-Evans connection until the duo got cooking at the most critical time of the game. Evans recorded two catches for 24 yards in the Buccaneers' game-winning drive in overtime, helping somewhat salvage an otherwise disappointing night that saw him as the intended target on both of Brady's interceptions. Evans did cross the 900-yard mark for the season with Sunday's production, and he'll aim to cross the 1,000-yard threshold for the ninth time in as many pro seasons during a pivotal Week 17 home clash against the Panthers.

Dec 25, 2022 10:17 PM EST

Tied for team lead in yards

Evans had five receptions on 10 targets for 83 yards in Sunday's 34-23 loss to Cincinnati.

Analysis: Evans finished tied for the team lead in receiving yards with fellow starter Chris Godwin (8/83/1), but it was the latter who was the recipient of one of Tom Brady's trio of touchdown passes. The 28-year-old is on pace for his ninth straight 1,000-yard season with 888 yards through 13 contests, but the shocking lack of touchdowns (three) have held him back in the fantasy rankings this year. Evans will look to get right in a soft matchup against Arizona's porous secondary in Week 16.

Dec 18, 2022 6:17 PM EST

Scoring drought continues

Evans caught four of nine targets for 44 yards in Sunday's 35-7 loss to the 49ers.

Analysis: He tied Chris Godwin for the team lead in targets, but Evans wasn't able to do much with that volume. He's gone five straight games without reaching 60 yards and nine straight without getting into the end zone, a baffling streak for a wideout who has scored double-digit TDs in a season four separate times in his career, including a career-high 14 just last year. Evans will look to end his touchdown drought in Week 15 against the Bengals.

Dec 11, 2022 7:10 PM EST

Draws critical penalty in win

Evans brought in all four targets for 59 yards in the Buccaneers' 17-16 win over the Saints on Monday night.

Analysis: Evans checked in third in receptions and second in receiving yards on the night, and he was outpaced in targets by five teammates overall. However, the veteran wideout still played a critical role in the miraculous comeback victory, drawing a 44-yard defensive pass interference penalty on Paulson Adebo that took the ball down to the Saints' one-yard line and set up a touchdown grab by Cade Otton on the next play. Evans' overall numbers did disappoint from a fantasy perspective, however, and he hasn't exceeded Monday night's yardage total or five receptions in any of his last four contests. Evans will aim to boost his production back up versus the 49ers in a Week 14 road battle.

Dec 5, 2022 8:47 PM EST

Highly inefficient in Week 12 loss

Evans secured two of nine targets for 31 yards in the Buccaneers' 23-17 overtime loss to the Browns on Sunday.

Analysis: It was a nightmare of an afternoon for Evans, who repeatedly failed to connect with Tom Brady despite tying with running back Rachaad White for second-most targets on the day. Evans saw position mate Chris Godwin (12-110-1) enjoy outstanding chemistry with Brady, and he's now recorded 54 receiving yards or fewer in three consecutive games. Evans next lines up for a matchup with a team that's given him plenty of trouble in the past, the Saints, in a Week 13 Monday night home divisional clash.

Nov 27, 2022 2:55 PM EST

Loses volume against Seattle

Evans recorded five receptions on six targets for 54 yards in Sunday's 21-16 win over the Seahawks.

Analysis: Evans appeared to be in line for a relatively strong game, having racked up four catches for 49 yards by halftime. However, he was targeted only twice in the final two quarters to post his second consecutive effort of less than 60 receiving yards and without a score. While at least in part dictated by game script, Tom Brady took to the air only 29 times -- his second-lowest mark of the season -- and if that continues, Evans could continue to lose out on targets moving forward.

Nov 13, 2022 10:46 AM EST

Ready to play in Munich

Evans (ribs/ankle) doesn't have an injury designation for Sunday's game against the Seahawks in Munich.

Analysis: Even though Evans' practice reps were limited throughout the week, neither of his injuries were deemed significant enough to prevent him from taking the field in Germany. Evans hasn't found the end zone since Week 4, but he's seen a steady stream of volume in the passing game over the Buccaneers' subsequent five games. During that stretch, he's averaging 5.6 receptions for 76.4 yards on 9.8 targets per contest.

Nov 11, 2022 10:41 AM EST

Stays limited Thursday

Evans (ribs/ankle) practiced in a limited capacity Thursday.

Analysis: Evans maintained his activity level from Wednesday as he deals with a pair of injuries. The Buccaneers will travel to Munich on Thursday evening ahead of Sunday's game against the Seahawks, so Thursday's session may be his last on-field work of Week 10. In the end, Friday's practice report will reveal whether Evans goes into the weekend with or without a designation.

Nov 10, 2022 11:24 AM EST

Tending to pair of injuries

Evans (ribs/ankle) was limited in practice Wednesday.

Analysis: Coming off his low-water mark for the season in receiving yards (40) this past Sunday against the Rams, Evans is being held back in the first session of Week 10 prep due to a pair of health concerns. Considering he was able to mix into drills Wednesday, though, he's a good bet either to get back to all activity Thursday and/or Friday or avoid a designation entirely ahead of Sunday's game against the Seahawks in Munich.

Nov 9, 2022 2:18 PM EST

Struggles against Rams

Evans caught five of 11 targets for 40 yards in Sunday's 16-13 win over the Rams.

Analysis: For the third straight game and the fourth time this year, Evans saw double-digit targets, but he wound up setting a season low in receiving yards despite the volume. The veteran wideout has also gone five straight weeks without getting into the end zone, his longest drought since 2017, but he'll remain a high-ceiling fantasy option in a Week 10 clash with the Seahawks in Germany.

Nov 6, 2022 7:18 PM EST

Cleared to play

Evans (ankle) doesn't have an injury designation for Sunday's game against the Rams, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Neither do Julio Jones or Chris Godwin, while Russell Gage (hamstring) is ruled out for a second straight week. The injuries at wide receiver this year have helped Evans see more volume (8.4 targets per game) than he did the past two years, but his TD scoring has taken a hit with the Tampa offense struggling overall.

Nov 4, 2022 1:26 PM EST

Stays limited Thursday

Evans (ankle) practiced in a limited fashion Thursday.

Analysis: Evans maintained his activity level from Wednesday, giving him just one more opportunity to get back to a full session and get rid of his designation ahead of Sunday's game against the Rams. As for the rest of the Buccaneers' receiving corps, Julio Jones (knee) followed up a DNP to begin Week 9 prep with all activity Thursday, while Russell Gage (hamstring) has remained sidelined. Assuming Evans gains clearance to play this weekend, Tampa Bay will have its usual top three WRs available in Evans, Chris Godwin and Jones.

Nov 3, 2022 2:19 PM EST

Limited in practice Wednesday

Evans (ankle) was limited at Wednesday's practice.

Analysis: Evans continues to feel the aftereffects of hurting his ankle Week 7, but despite logging a pair of capped sessions ahead of a Week 8 matchup with the Ravens last Thursday, he still earned a typical snap share (94 percent) and hauled in six of 11 targets for 123 yards. His practice limitations this week likely are precautionary, but his status nonetheless will be monitored to ensure he's able to play Sunday against the Rams.

Nov 2, 2022 2:52 PM EST

Eclipses century mark in loss

Evans secured six of 11 targets for 123 yards in the Buccaneers' 27-22 loss to the Ravens on Thursday night.

Analysis: Evans co-led the Buccaneers in receptions and targets while comfortably setting the pace in receiving yardage during the narrow loss. His game-long 51-yard catch early in the fourth quarter also helped set up a Ryan Succop field goal, and the 100-yard effort was the multi-time Pro Bowler's second of the season overall. Evans also has 26 targets over the last two games alone, so he'll retain plenty of fantasy appeal despite a tough matchup against Jalen Ramsey and the Rams defense in a Week 9 road showdown a week from Sunday.

Oct 27, 2022 8:51 PM EST

Will be available in Week 8

Evans (ankle) doesn't have a designation for Thursday's game against the Ravens.

Analysis: Evans opened Week 8 prep with a DNP before logging back-to-back limited showings due to an ankle issue, which was enough to clear him for game action. The Buccaneers will be without Russell Gage (hamstring) at wide receiver Thursday, while Julio Jones (knee) will be a game-time call, but Evans and Chris Godwin nonetheless will serve as the top options at the position for quarterback Tom Brady.

Oct 26, 2022 1:09 PM EST

Back in limited capacity

Evans (ankle) was limited at Tuesday's walkthrough, Brianna Dix of the Buccaneers' official site reports.

Analysis: After sitting out Monday, Evans was back on the field in some capacity one day later and has one more opportunity to get back to all activity before Tampa Bay potentially gives him a designation for Thursday's game against the Ravens. As for the other injured Bucs receivers, Russell Gage (hamstring) remained sidelined Tuesday, while Julio Jones (knee) has followed the same regimen as Evans this week.

Oct 25, 2022 2:03 PM EST

Tending to ankle injury

Evans (ankle) was listed as a non-participant following Monday's walkthrough, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Evans was spotted limping about near the end of Sunday's 21-3 loss at Carolina, and the reason appears to be an ankle issue. With a short week on tap as the Buccaneers prepare for Thursday's matchup with the Ravens, the team likely will take a cautious approach with the ninth-year pro to make sure he's as healthy as possible for Week 8 action. Fellow wide receivers Russell Gage (hamstring) and Julio Jones (knee) also were DNPs on Monday, so the situation at the position in Tampa Bay should be watched as the week goes on to see who among the trio may be able to play.

Oct 24, 2022 2:50 PM EST

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