Evans followed up a No. 18 finish in 2017 with a No. 8 finish in 2018. He’s currently the eighth receiver off the board, so fantasy owners believe we’ll see a repeat of 2018. There’s a new regime in town, while DeSean Jackson and Adam Humphries are no longer around to threaten his targets. The Bucs still have Chris Godwin and O.J. Howard, so we don’t expect Evans targets to increase too much, but he should do well in Bruce Arians’ scheme.
HC Bruce Arians announces WR Mike Evans will not play in the team’s third preseason game against Cleveland this Friday. Evans has been sidelined all week with a lower body injury (we believe a quad injury).
Mike Evans has been out a week with what appears to be a quad injury but the team doesn't appear to be worried about his Week 1 availability. He will miss the third preseason game or the team's "dress rehearsal" for the regular season and then starters almost never play in the fourth preseason game. Evans is a veteran who should be fine without taking the field in preseason, so we'll, for now, we'll need to keep an eye on practice reports to make sure he gets back out there and looks healthy.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans did not practice Monday due to an apparent leg injury.
The Tampa Bay Times said the two-time Pro Bowl selection grabbed his left leg after catching a deep ball during Sunday’s practice.
While this certainly seems like something to keep an eye on, the Tampa Times added the team feels the injury is "not serious." Evans played a total of 20 snaps in the Bucs’ first two preseason contests, but his availability for Friday’s game against the Cleveland Browns is in question, the story said.
And Golladay's emergence, with two really good players ahead of him, was one of the brightest developments of the first five weeks of season.
Golladay now has 27 catches, just one off his total from all last season. He has 428 yards, which is just 3 off Tate's team lead. And he's been the No. 1 threat downfield. He now has 55 catches for 905 yards and six touchdowns in 16 career games, which is better than both Calvin Johnson and Herman Moore. And he's done so while playing with better receivers than either of them, the story went on to say.
We had a story in the past that said the Bucs believe they have three starters at WR. Godwin could actually be the guy in two-WR sets opposite of Evans as, at the time, Jackson was getting a lot of work in the slot. Either way, Godwin is definitely on the fantasy radar for this season.