Mike Evans, WR Tampa Bay Buccaneers

General Info

  • Height: 6' 5"
  • Weight: 231 lbs
  • DOB: 08-21-1993

Rankings

TB Depth Chart

Most Recent News

Buccaneers Beat: Chris Godwin could end up a starting WR

Tuesday, August 7, 2018, 9:55am

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

Tampa Bay Times writer Rick Stroud believes Chris Godwin will be the one opposite Mike Evans on the outside of the starting lineup.

Stroud cites his run blocking edge over Jackson as part of a more complete package and notes that Jackson has been working out of the slot more and more this summer.

Related players: Adam Humphries

Fantasy Impact:

HC Dirk Koetter had good things to say about Godwin, including that he's playing well right now. Koetter also feels that the team has four starting-quality receivers, but as the story says, it looks like Godwin has passed Humphries at this point.

Scouting Report

Fantasy Upside
Mike Evans finished with another 1,000-yard season in 2017, his fourth consecutive since entering the league. He continues to be the top option in the Bucs’ offense in 2018. What does being the top option mean? It means averaging 9.1 targets per game, which he did just a season ago. Evans has proven to be a threat in the past with two 12-touchdown seasons, and he’s had at least 70 receptions in each of the last three seasons.

Fantasy Downside

While Evans did finish with 1,000 yards last year, it certainly didn’t feel like a good season. He had just five touchdowns, and only one of those scores came after Week 7. He only had one 100-yard performance in 2017, making the majority of his production just so-so.

Evans may be the No. 1 option in this offense, but he has some competition for targets in DeSean Jackson, upcoming wideout Chris Godwin and of course Tampa’s two talented tight ends. Oh yeah, and Tampa’s starting quarterback, Jameis Winston, is out for the first three games of the season, which ultimately damages Evans’ value.

2018 Bottom Line

Evans is one of the most talented WRs in the league right now, but he doesn’t always produce like it. If he can improve on his red zone and goal-line numbers (he caught 5-of-19 targets inside the 20 in 2017) then he’d really be a threat. But if his numbers end up being similar to last season, owners are going to feel bad for reaching for him at his current ADP. Evans is a good WR option, but he may be too pricey in most fantasy drafts this season.

2018 Strength of Schedule - TB
W1W2W3W4W5W6W7W8W9W10W11W12W13W14W15W16W17
14
@NO
28
PHI
17
PIT
9
@CHI
BYE12
@ATL
8
CLE
7
@CIN
27
@CAR
5
WAS
16
@NYG
20
SF
27
CAR
14
NO
2
@BAL
21
@DAL
12
ATL

Schedule difficulty based on schedule-adjusted, positional defensive ranking. Top DEF = 1, bottom DEF = 32.

2017 Game Stats
WeekOppRecRecYdsRecTDTgtsYPRRuAttRuYdsRuTDFumYPCSTDPPRSnaps%
1BYE--------------
2CHI7931913.290000-15.322.355/7177.5%
3@MIN7670129.570000-6.713.747/5388.7%
4NYG56711113.400000-12.717.759/6492.2%
5NE549089.800000-4.99.968/7294.4%
6@ARI3951831.670000-15.518.564/7091.4%
7@BUF78811012.570000-14.821.863/7287.5%
8CAR56001012.000000-6.011.062/6792.5%
9@NO1130613.000000-1.32.352/5988.1%
10NYJ--------------
11@MIA59201018.400000-9.214.255/6683.3%
12@ATL67801213.000000-7.813.861/7185.9%
13@GB2330616.500000-3.35.366/7686.8%
14DET2250512.500000-2.54.558/7181.7%
15ATL5791815.800000-13.918.951/6183.6%
16@CAR61070817.830000-10.716.753/6779.1%
17NO55501311.000000-5.510.570/8384.3%
Per game4.7366.730.339.0714.1000000.008.6713.4158.93/68.2086.48%
Totals711001513614.1000000.00130.1201.1884/102386.48%