Buccaneers WR Mike Evans (knee) is active for tonight's game against Washington. We know he'll be somewhere short of 100%, though. Just how far short remains to be seen during the game. Evans makes for a risky fantasy play.
NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reports that Buccaneers WR Mike Evans plans to "try everything he possibly can" to play in Saturday night's game against Washington. It's good that he sounds like he'll be able to play through the Week 17 knee injury, but it also sounds like Evans will be a risky fantasy play this weekend. We'll see about his official game status Saturday evening.
Bucs WR Mike Evans (knee) is listed as questionable for Saturday night's Wild Card game vs. Washington. He returned to a limited practice and will be a game-time decision, HC Bruce Arians said. We'll get Evans' game status by 7 pm ET on Saturday.
Bucs WR Mike Evans (knee) remained sidelined for Wednesday's practice. His injury reportedly isn't serious, and he could play in this weekend's game vs. Washington without practicing. But his availabilty for that one remains uncertain. We'll get another update on his status tomorrow.
NFL Network's Ian Rapoport hears that there's "optimism" Bucs WR Mike Evans (knee) will be able to play vs. Washington on Saturday night. He was officially listed as "did not practice" on Tuesday but was reportedly out on the field for the walkthrough. We'll continue to keep a close eye on his status over the next few days.
The MRI on Bucs WR Mike Evans' knee revealed no ligament damage, according to Fox Sports' Jay Glazer. Evans has been diagnosed with a hyperextended knee, and the team is "optimistic" that he'll be ready for the Wild Card Round. We'll keep a close eye on his status this coming week.
Bucs HC Bruce Arians said after Sunday's win over the Falcons that he doesn't believe WR Mike Evans' knee injury is "too serious." He added that he'll know more within the next 24 hours. We should have a better idea of Evans' status for the start of the playoffs by Monday night.
Bucs WR Mike Evans injured his left knee in the 1st quarter of Sunday's game against the Falcons. It bent inwards as he went to stop to make a catch. We'll pass along an update when we get one.
Buccaneers HC Bruce Arians confirmed on Sirius XM NFL Radio Wednesday that he'll be "playing everybody" and "playing to win" in Sunday's game against the Falcons. He said they want to get to 11-5 and take the 5th seed rather than drop to the 6th with a loss. It's nice to hear such confirmation if you're planning to play Tom Brady, Rob Gronkowski, Mike Evans or any other Buc in Week 17 fantasy.
After being limited on Wednesday, Bucs WR Mike Evans (hamstring) did not practice on Thursday. It's unclear if he hurt his hamstring on Wednesday or just got today off. We'll know more tomorrow. Evans' absence vs. the Vikings this weekend would free up targets for Chris Godwin, Antonio Brown and Rob Gronkowski.
Bucs WR Mike Evans (ankle) is active for tonight's game against the Bears. He was reportedly a game-time decision, so don't expect him to be at 100%. But he also played through this injury last week, posting a 7-122-1 line. WR Scotty Miller (hip, groin) is also active, as expected.
NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports that there's "optimism" Bucs WR Mike Evans (ankle) will play against the Bears tonight, but that a final decision won't be made until after pregame warmups. Evans played through this ankle injury last week, so we're expecting him to be out there tonight. He obviously won't be at 100% but is virtually impossible to bench in fantasy. Evans has posted 7-104-1 and 7-122-1 lines in 2 games without WR Chris Godwin this season. Rapoport also confirms that WR Scotty Miller (hip, groin) will play tonight.
Buccaneers WR Mike Evans (ankle) and WR Scotty Miller (hip, groin) are questionable for Thursday night's game in Chicago. Evans missed practice all 3 days in this abbreviated week and saw his playing time cut a little short against the Chargers on Sunday. Miller put in a limited practice Wednesday after sitting out the 1st 2 days. He also played through a questionable tag on the same issues last week, so we expect him to play. We'll see about each player's status when the inactives come out Thursday.
Bucs WR Mike Evans suffered a right ankle or knee injury in the 1st quarter of Sunday's game. He limped off and headed back to the locker room with trainers. We'll update his status when we learn more.
Update: Evans returned in the 2nd quarter.
Bucs WR Mike Evans (hamstring) practiced all week, including a full workout on Friday. He should be at or near 100% now. Evans is a strong Week 2 fantasy play in the plus matchup vs. Carolina.
Buccaneers HC Bruce Arians said during a Sirius XM interview that they were "careful how many times" they sent WR Mike Evans downfield in the loss to the Saints. That makes sense given Evans was playing through a hamstring injury. Arians has also said this week that he didn't like Evans seeing so few targets in that game. We should see something much closer to the real Evans this week against a shaky Panthers secondary, especially with WR Chris Godwin looking likely to miss the game with a concussion.
Buccaneers WR Mike Evans put in a limited practice Wednesday to open Week 2. We'll count that as a positive, signaling no setback with his bothersome hamstring after he played against the Saints in Week 1. The concussion for WR Chris Godwin raises Evans' target ceiling for Sunday against the Panthers.
Buccaneers HC Bruce Arians wasn't satisfied with how he deployed WR Mike Evans in the opening loss at New Orleans. “We got to do a better job when we play the Saints of getting Mike in different positions,” Arians said, according to Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times. “I think we let him sit there on the backside too much last week and it’s something we’re going to have to address when we play them later on again. I never want to come out of a game without 10 targets to Mike, at least.” The last part of that quote is sweet music to the ears of fantasy owners, and it doesn't look like hyperbole. Arians can get silly with numbers at times, but Evans averaged 9.7 targets over his 11 healthy games last season (Arians' 1st in Tampa). We'd bet on Week 1 winding up a low point for Evans more than a worrisome trend-setter.
Bucs WR Mike Evans (hamstring) is active for today’s game against the Saints. He’s been trending in the right direction, putting in a limited practice on Saturday and being upgraded from doubtful to questionable. Still, he won’t be at 100% today. And NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport said this morning that Evans "may be on a pitch count" today. He obviously comes with elevated risk in Week 1 fantasy lineups.
Buccaneers WR Mike Evans has a "good chance" to play against the Saints today, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. The Bucs "are optimistic he will go but want to see how he's feeling Sunday and test him pregame first." The 4:25 p.m. ET kickoff adds risk, of course, if you're waiting to decide on whether to start Evans. And there's certainly re-injury risk with his hamstring. If you have another attractive option, we'd lean that way. If Evans winds up inactive, then WR Scotty Miller would gain upside.
Update: NFL Network's Ian Rapoport adds that Evans "may be on a pitch count" today.
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