“The MRI showed no structural damage,” Bucs head coach Bruce Arians told the media Monday. “It was a hyperextension. I saw him in the training room a little while ago – there’s very, very little swelling and he’ll be day-to-day. While Evans’ status for Saturday’s wild-card game against the Washington Football Team is still unclear, Arians said he’s hopeful Evans will be able to practice by Thursday.
It looks like the Bucs dodged a big bullet here and hopefully, Mike Evans will be back in time for some playoff action.
TB WR Mike Evans - Week 17 Fantasy Football Outlook
Week 17 vs. Atlanta Falcons
Mike Evans had an insane game last week, tearing apart the Lions for a 10-181-2 stat line. He's now 40 yards shy of 1,000 on the season, which is a milestone the Bucs have been open about wanting to get Evans to. Evans has topped 100 receiving yards in back-to-back games, and one of those games was against the Falcons — his matchup this week. While it'd be unfair to predict another 100-yard game, it is fair to expect a big game from Evans once again. He's on a hot streak, and the Bucs want to at least get him to 40+ yards. It's also a favorable matchup against a Falcons defense allowing the third-most receiving yards to WRs this season. Evans is a must-start WR1 in Week 17.