Mike Evans Fantasy Football News 2020

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.

6:09pm EDT 9/16/20

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.

3:09pm EDT 9/13/20

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.

The Buccaneers have upgraded WR Mike Evans from doubtful to questionable for Sunday's opener against the Saints. We'd still hesitate to play an active Evans on what has clearly been a bothersome hamstring this week. We'll update his status as more news comes Sunday.

Bucs WR Mike Evans (hamstring) is listed as doubtful for Sunday's game against the Saints. He should be on fantasy benches. Evans' absence leaves Scotty Miller and Justin Watson as Tampa's #2 and #3 WRs -- but we wouldn't trust either outside of DFS tournaments. WR Chris Godwin should dominate targets in New Orleans this weekend. TEs Rob Gronkowski and O.J. Howard could also see volume spikes.

Bucs WR Mike Evans (hamstring) remained sidelined on Thursday. He was spotted working with a trainer on an outdoor field while the team practiced indoors, according to insider Rick Stroud. We'll see if Evans is able to practice on Friday, but he's obviously is danger of missing this weekend's opener in New Orleans.

The Buccaneers have officially listed WR Mike Evans' injury as a hamstring issue. That's particularly noteworthy because Evans finished last season on IR with a hamstring injury. It's not clear yet whether the current ailment is to the same side. It also doesn't sound like a big issue right now. We'll keep tracking Evans' status. Make sure you align an alternative for Week 1, though.

Bucs WR Mike Evans did not practice on Wednesday with a still-undisclosed injury. HC Bruce Arians labeled him "day to day" and said "we'll see how it goes" when asked about Evans' status for this weekend's opener against the Saints. We'll see what he's listed with on the injury report and whether he's able to get back on the field on Thursday.

The Bucs have placed WRs Mike Evans and Scott Miller on IR with their hamstring injuries. WR Chris Godwin (hamstring) remains on the active roster but is a long shot to play against the Texans on Saturday.

Bucs WRs Mike Evans, Chris Godwin and Scott Miller all missed practice on Tuesday with their hamstring injuries. None of them are likely to play against the Texans on Saturday afternoon. That'll leave Breshad Perriman and Justin Watson as Tampa's top 2 WRs. TE O.J. Howard should also fend for the team lead in targets.

Bucs WR Mike Evans (hamstring) is out for Sunday’s game against the Lions. WR Scott Miller (hamstring) practiced all week and is set to return. It’s unclear how WR snaps will be split between Miller, Breshad Perriman and Justin Watson behind #1 Chris Godwin. Perriman is the best fantasy bet of the trio, but consider him just a WR4 flier.


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