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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.

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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 Mike Evans (ankle) returned to a limited practice on Thursday after sitting out Wednesday. He's trending in the right direction, although it'd be nice to see him get in a full workout on Friday. Check back then for another update.

Bucs WR Mike Evans (knee) did not practice on Wednesday. We noticed him get shaken up late in the OT loss to the Bengals, but we never got an update from the team. We'll continue to monitor his status throughout the rest of the week If Evans can't play against the Panthers on Sunday, Chris Godwin and DeSean Jackson would turn into every-down players.

The NFL has suspended Buccaneers WR Mike Evans 1 game for fighting in Sunday's loss to the Saints, ESPN's Chris Mortensen reports. His own coach said Monday that he thought Evans should have been ejected for blindsiding Saints CB Marshon Lattimore as the rookie scuffled with Bucs QB Jameis Winston near the sideline. We'll see about an appeals process here, but we're not at all surprised by the suspension. Plan on not having Evans for Sunday's upside matchup against the Jets -- which will also not include Winston (shoulder). Evans' absence will leave a bunch of targets available for DeSean Jackson, Adam Humphries, Cameron Brate and others. It should also mean more playing time for rookie WR Chris Godwin, who reached 30% playing time Sunday for just the 3rd time this season. Evans' absence significantly lowers the upside for QB Ryan Fitzpatrick.

Buccaneers WR Mike Evans caught just 4 of 8 targets for 42 yards vs. New Orleans. The Saints have historically defended Evans well, and a lack of volume helped their case on Sunday. Jameis Winston attempted just 26 passes (and completed 16) on a day that found the Bucs go run-heavy (35 attempts). Evans will remain an upside WR1 for Sunday’s tilt at Dallas.

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