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Mike Evans
ADP: 3.1
Bye: 11
Experience: 8 Yr(s)
Age: 29.1
Height: 6'5"
Weight: 231
40 Time: 4.53
Speed Score: 115.70
SPARQx (Rank): 108.00 (62%)
Burst Score (Rank): 124.20 (67%)
Agility Score (Rank): 11.34 (37%)
Catch Radius (Rank): 10.36 (95%)

Injury PredictorMike Evans's Injury Guide

Low Risk

Chance of Injury in 2022

46%

% chance misses at least 2 quarters

Chance of Injury per Game

3.6%

1- 17√1-% Inj/Season

Projected Games Missed 2022

1.90

Durability

5

Ability to produce despire relatively minor injuries. 5 being most durable

Injury analysis powered by Draft Sharks Injury Guide, formerly SIP Logo

Injury History

Date League Injury Details
Sep 28, 2014 NFL Inguinal Groin Pull Grade 1 Evans left Week 4 with a groin injury and missed the following game.
Nov 3, 2016 NFL Head Cranial Concussion Grade 1 Evans suffered a concussion in Week 9 action but didn't miss any further time.
Nov 1, 2015 NFL Inguinal Groin Pull Grade 1 Evans tweaked his groin but missed no game time.
Nov 1, 2015 NFL Abdomen Muscle Sprain/Pull Unspecified Grade 1 Evans strained an oblique muscle but didn't miss any time.
Aug 24, 2015 NFL Thigh Hamstring Sprain/Pull Unspecified Grade 1 Evans sat out the final 2 preseason games and then the regular-season opener with a hamstring strain.
Dec 8, 2019 NFL Thigh Hamstring Sprain/Pull Unspecified Grade 1 Evans suffered the hamstring injury in Week 14 game vs. the Colts. He missed the remainder of the season
Sep 9, 2020 NFL Thigh Hamstring Strain Grade 2 Evans appeared on the Buccaneers injury report with a hamstring injury. ahead of the Week 1 showdown with Saints. He was active for the game against the Saints
Oct 4, 2020 NFL Pedal Ankle Sprain Grade 2 Evans suffered a right ankle sprain during Week 4's win over the Chargers. He was able to finish the game and was available for the next game
Jan 3, 2021 NFL Knee Strain Grade 1 Evans suffered a left knee injury during the game against the Falcons.
Dec 19, 2021 NFL Thigh Hamstring Strain Grade 2 Evans strained his hamstring in the Buccaneers' shutout loss to the Saints in Week 15
Aug 6, 2022 NFL Thigh Hamstring Sprain/Pull Unspecified Grade 1 Evans (hamstring) is considered day-to-day and should be able to play soon, Scott Smith of the Buccaneers' official site reports.

Basic StatsMike Evans's Preseason Player Analysis

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What You Need to Know:

  • Evans’ 2021 target share fell right in line with his 2020 rate. He garnered 17.7% in his 18 games, vs. 17.6% in such games in 2020.
  • In 13 shared contests with Chris Godwin, Evans garnered 17.6% vs. Godwin’s 21.3%. Godwin out-targeted Evans 8 times in those 13 games. Evans outscored Godwin in PPR points 7 times.
  • Evans’ 2 seasons with Tom Brady have produced the 2 best TD rates of his career. Among the top 100 PPR wideouts from each season, Evans finished 4th in 2021 TD rate and 5th in 2020.
  • He has always fared above average at scoring TDs. Evans sits tied for 36th all-time in career TDs, while ranking just 85th in receptions. According to Pro Football Focus, he has tied for 6th and 10th in the league in end-zone targets the past 2 years, and ranked 4th and 1st in TDs on such plays.
  • Brady has led the league in pass attempts from inside the 10-yard line each of the past 2 years, according to Pro Football Reference.
  • Evans has produced the 2nd- and 3rd-lowest yards per route run rates of his career with Brady. The main culprit there has been 2 straight drops in average depth of target. Evans has set a career low in that category each year.
  • His yards per catch have fallen off 3.0+ vs. the final 2 pre-Brady seasons. Evans has posted the 2 best catch rates of his career the past 2 seasons, however, each more than 7 percentage points ahead of his 2019 rate and 6.9+ percentage points ahead of his career rate.
  • Evans has delivered the 3rd- and 4th-largest yards per target rates of his career those 2 seasons.
  • Evans got in 3 full games after Godwin’s injury last year and drew at least 25.9% target share in each of them. Each of those 3 games also came without Antonio Brown. Tampa Bay has since imported Russell Gage via free agency.
  • When Evans, Godwin and Brown were all on the field in 2020, the target distribution went: Evans 19.5%, Godwin 18.9%, Brown 15.7%.
  • The Buccaneers ran the league’s most pass-heavy offense in 2021, a year after ranking 3rd most pass-heavy.


Draft Sharks Bottom Line:

Evans has been hyper-efficient in terms of catch rate and TD production through 2 seasons with Brady. There’s some regression potential to his TD numbers. But Tom Brady’s league-high passing volume near the goal line plus Evans’ skill set put the veteran WR in good position to continue his well above-average production in the end zone. There’s room for a target-share boost if Chris Godwin is slow to return from his Week 15 double-ligament tear. But Russell Gage’s arrival should cap that ceiling lower than what we saw at the end of 2021. Ultimately, Evans figures to remain a volatile weekly play with as high a weekly ceiling as just about any WR. Combining him with 1-2 more stable target collectors in lineup-setting formats would be a good idea.

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7:45am EDT 9/18/22

Mike Evans expected to play Week 2

Bucs WR Mike Evans (calf) is expected to play vs. the Saints today, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports. Evans only got in limited practices on Wednesday and Friday this week, but this calf issue is reportedly minor. We'll get Tampa's inactives around 11:30 am ET, but Evans can stay penciled into fantasy lineups for now.,

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Bucs WR Mike Evans (calf) is listed as questionable for this weekend's game vs. the Saints. He only got in limited practices on Wednesday and Friday. We're expecting Evans to play on Sunday, but the calf issue adds risk to his fantasy profile.

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Bucs WR Mike Evans (calf) did not practice on Thursday. He was limited on Wednesday with what was reported as a minor calf injury, but this downgrade has his Week 2 availability in question. We'll get another update on his status tomorrow.

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Bucs WR Mike Evans was limited in Wednesday's practice and listed on the injury report with a calf. "Sounds relatively minor," ESPN's Jenna Laine tweeted. We'll keep an eye on Evans over the next few days, but he can stay penciled into fantasy lineups for now.

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Bucs WR Chris Godwin could miss "a few weeks" with the hamstring injury he suffered in Sunday night's win over the Cowboys, according to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero. "There's optimism it's not a major injury," Pelissero adds. We'll let you know if we get a more concrete timetable for Godwin's return. But considering he was just working back from the torn ACL, don't plan on using Godwin in fantasy lineups until October at the earliest. His absence is a boost for WRs Mike Evans, Julio Jones and Russell Gage.

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