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Mike Evans


#10 Wide Receiver

170 Projected Points

ADP: 3.11
Bye: 9
Experience: 7 Yr(s)
Age: 28
Height: 6'5"
Weight: 231
40 Time: 4.46

Injury Predictor Injury Predictor

Medium Risk

Chance of Injury in 2021


% chance misses at least 2 quarters

Chance of Injury per Game


1- 17√1-% Inj/Season

Projected Games Missed 2021




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

Injury analysis powered by Draft Sharks Injury Index, 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

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What You Need to Know:

  • Evans’ remarkably consistent run continued in 2020. He slashed 109/70/1,006/13, giving him 1,000+ yards in 7 straight seasons. The 13 scores marked a career high.
  • Evans left some meat on the bone: A 10.3% drop rate marked the 2nd highest total of his career.
  • Still, getting Tom Brady in the lineup helped produce a 62.3% catch rate — his 2nd best tally. That’s despite heavy usage as a downfield threat (14.1 average depth of target).
  • Evans also benefited from a pass-heavy offense. Tampa Bay ranked 3rd in pass rate (62.9%); Brady ranked 2nd in raw attempts (610).
  • Evans was a major red zone factor. His 18 RZ targets ranked 4th most among WRs. He saw 23.1% of the team’s total RZ targets — 6th most among WRs.
  • On a macro level, Evans benefited from 4 missed games from Chris Godwin. Evans chalked up 7-104-1 (Panthers), 7-122-1 (Chargers), 5-41-1 (Bears) and 5-55-1 (Giants) in those 4.
  • Antonio Brown joined the team at midseason. His arrival didn’t crush Evans’ fantasy stock, though. He ranked as the WR19 from Weeks 1-8 (without AB); the WR11 from Weeks 9-17 (with AB).
  • Evans, 28, returns for his 8th season in Tampa Bay with the same exact supporting cast. Chris Godwin, Antonio Brown and Rob Gronkowski signed 1-year deals over the offseason.
  • Brady showed no obvious signs of decline last year. His YPA, QBR and QB rating all ranked top-12 league-wide.
  • Brady also chucked ~15% of his targets 20+ air yards — the 2nd highest rate among 36 QBs with 200+ attempts. Key for Evans’ value.

Draft Sharks Bottom Line

Evans has been among the most productive WRs league-wide since his rookie season (2014). Over the past 7 seasons, he ranks 9th among WRs in catches, 3rd in yards and 3rd in TDs. He’s missed just 7 games over that stretch.

Such a loaded supporting cast does put a lid on his 2021 upside. But if the Bucs remain extremely pass heavy, fantasy owners can live with a fringe WR1 ceiling. He’s currently coming off the board around WR16.


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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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