Mike Evans

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

Mike Evans News

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

Impressive day goes for naught

Evans secured nine of 15 targets for 96 yards in the Buccaneers' 21-3 loss to the Panthers on Sunday.

Analysis: Evans' reception, receiving yardage and target totals led the Buccaneers on the afternoon, but the impressive numbers didn't come close to equating any true offensive team success. The game may have turned out quite differently had Evans not dropped a perfectly thrown pass from Tom Brady in the first quarter in which he'd broken wide open down the middle of the field for a sure touchdown. Evans' catch total was also a season high and his yardage tally the second highest of the campaign for him, so he'll head into a Week 8 Thursday night home showdown against the Ravens.

Oct 23, 2022 3:07 PM EST

Limited by short-handed secondary

Evans secured all four targets for 42 yards in the Buccaneers' 20-18 loss to the Steelers on Sunday.

Analysis: Evans was a distant second in receiving yardage to Chris Godwin and turned in what can only be termed a disappointing outing overall considering he was facing a Steelers secondary decimated by injury. The veteran star has been now been held to four catches in back-to-back games, and his receiving yardage has dwindled in each of those contests after he produced a season-best 103-yard tally in the Week 4 loss to the Chiefs. Evans will aim to bounce back to his usual level of production when the Buccaneers tangle with the Panthers on the road in Week 7.

Oct 16, 2022 3:13 PM EST

Four catches in win

Evans secured four of eight targets for 81 yards in the Buccaneers' 21-15 win over the Falcons on Sunday.

Analysis: Evans paced the Buccaneers' receivers in receiving yardage and checked in second on the team only to Leonard Fournette. The standout wideout tallied a game-high 40-yard grab as well, a play on which he appeared to be momentarily shaken up. Evans has posted his two highest receiving yardage tallies of the season in the last two games, affording him plenty of momentum going into a Week 6 road matchup against a Steelers secondary that was eviscerated by Josh Allen and his air attack in Week 5.

Oct 9, 2022 2:57 PM EST

Monster game in return

Evans (suspension) had eight receptions on 10 targets for 103 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's 41-31 loss to Kansas City.

Analysis: Evans looked rejuvenated after being forced to miss last week's narrow loss to Green Bay with a one-game suspension. Both he and Chris Godwin (hamstring) were tied for the team lead with 10 targets, but it was Evans who was Tom Brady's preferred downfield and redzone target. The duo even went for a third touchdown on a goal-line fade late in the contest, but the play was defended well by L'Jarius Sneed. Evans bolstered his season line to 16/235/3 heading into divisional matchup against the Falcons next Sunday.

Oct 2, 2022 9:20 PM EST

Reinstated following suspension

Evans' suspension was lifted Monday.

Analysis: Evans' one-game suspension was upheld following his appeal, so he sat out the team's Week 3 loss to the Packers for his altercation with the Saints' Marshon Lattimore in Week 2. The veteran wideout's return should be a welcome sight for Tom Brady, who struggled against Green Bay without his top three pass catchers. Evans has caught eight of 11 targets for 132 yards and a score through his first two appearances of the season.

Sep 26, 2022 1:25 PM EST

Suspension upheld

Evans' one-game suspension has been officially upheld by the NFL on Wednesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Analysis: Evans was dealt a one-game suspension as a result of his Week 2 altercation with with Marshon Lattimore, and despite his decision to appeal Tuesday, the wide receiver is now officially out for Sunday's contest against the Packers. The Buccaneers could also be forced to operate without Chris Godwin (hamstring) and Julio Jones (knee), prompting the team to sign Cole Beasley to the practice squad to provide depth behind Russell Gage, Breshad Perriman and Scotty Miller.

Sep 21, 2022 8:53 AM EST

Decision to come Wednesday

The NFL will alert Evans, who's appealing a one-game suspension, of its decision Wednesday, Jordan Schultz of TheScore.com reports.

Analysis: Evans was suspended one game for his involvement in Sunday's altercation with Marshon Lattimore, but he appealed his one-game suspension Tuesday. Unfortunately for fantasy managers, the decision won't come until Wednesday, meaning you'll have to submit waivers without knowing Evans' status for Week 3. Tampa Bay could also be without Chris Godwin (hamstring) and Julio Jones (knee), so Russell Gage, Breshad Perriman and Scotty Miller could all be in store for increased roles against the Packers on Sunday. The Buccaneers also signed Cole Beasley to their practice squad Tuesday and could promote him to the active roster if Evans, Godwin and/or Jones is sidelined.

Sep 20, 2022 3:00 PM EST

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