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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.

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.

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 (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.

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.

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 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 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.

Saints CB Marshon Lattimore left in the 2nd quarter of Sunday's loss to the Falcons with a thigh injury and did not return. Lattimore could be seen jogging on the sideline and riding a stationary bike, trying to make his way back. We'll see if that means New Orleans' lead corner can make it back for next Sunday's trip to Tampa Bay. If he does, Lattimore will be in a good spot for IDP production. If he doesn't, the matchup gets much better for Buccaneers WR Mike Evans.

Bucs WR Mike Evans returned to practice on Monday, according to insider Rick Stroud. He ended up missing about a week with what was believed to be a minor quad injury. It shouldn't be an issue moving forward. Evans is safe to draft in the back half of Round 2.

Buccaneers WR Mike Evans missed practice Monday after leaving Sunday's workout with an apparent left quad injury, the Tampa Bay Times reports. HC Bruce Arians told reporters after practice that Evans had "tweaked" the area and that "it's nothing serious." But he also said he didn't know if Evans would be better in time for Friday's 3rd exhibition game. We don't care whether Evans takes part in that fake contest. But we'll be watching to make sure this issue doesn't linger too long.

Buccaneers WR Mike Evans sat out his team's recent mandatory minicamp after sustaining a hamstring injury. Greg Auman of The Athletic reports that HC Bruce Arians deemed it minor. "No sense aggravating it this time of year," Arians said. We agree, Coach. But we'll still keep an eye out to make sure the issue doesn't recur this summer.

Bucs WR Mike Evans (knee) is not listed on the final Week 9 injury report. He didn’t practice Wednesday but was limited on Thursday and a full-go on Friday. Evans is safe to keep locked into fantasy lineups for a likely shootout vs. the Panthers.

Bucs WR Vincent Jackson has been diagnosed with a torn ACL, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, and has been placed on IR. The injury occurred 2 weeks ago, but V-Jax practiced on Monday before realizing that something wasn't right. This might be the end of the line for the 33-year-old, who was ineffective through the first 5 games, averaging just 11.5 yards per catch. Adam Humphries is next up on Tampa's depth chart, although he's more of a slot guy. WR Louis Murphy, who was activated from the PUP list on Monday, is also an option. Regardless, WR Mike Evans will continue to dominate targets.

Update: ESPN's Ed Werder reports that Jackson has not yet been diagnosed with a torn ACL. He's still heading to IR, but there's a chance he's able to return before the end of the season. He remains droppable in all fantasy leagues.

Bucs WR Vincent Jackson suffered a knee injury against the Panthers back in Week 5. Tampa Bay was off last week, but it sounds like V-Jax is in danger of missing Sunday's game vs. the 49ers. That'd likely mean a bigger role for WR Adam Humphries, although WR Mike Evans will continue to dominate targets.

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