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Mike Evans

#1 WR,

Buccaneers

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ACTUAL 2022

225 FPTS

RANK: 17

2023 SEASON

208 FPTS

RANK: 32

AGE

29 yrs

HEIGHT/WEIGHT

6'5'' / 231 lbs

COLLEGE

Texas A&M

SEASONGPFPTSRANKTARGETRECPTREYDRETDREAVE
20231620832nd122721005614
20221522517th127771,124614.6
3yr Ave152498th1147010661215.23

Free agency looking likelier

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-02-19

The Buccaneers are not expected to re-sign Evans by Monday's 'soft' deadline, which will force the team to take on $7.4 million in dead cap space, Jordan Schultz of BleacherReport.com reports.

Evans and Tampa Bay will continue contract negotiations in the meantime, but as things stand, the passing of Monday's deadline makes it look more realistic that the 30-year-old wideout ends up on the free agent market. The Buccaneers also have the option of placing the franchise tag on Evans, though that would cost the team a whopping $28.4 million for 2024, and rule out other tag options like Baker Mayfield and Antoine Winfield. Evans has put together 10 straight seasons with over 1,000 receiving yards and been instrumental to each iteration of Tampa Bay's offense to burgeon forth in that stretch, so whether he receives his next contract from the Buccaneers or a team on the open market, expect his compensation to be remunerative.

Fantasy Points by Week 2022

18.1
9.1
30.3
12.1
8.2
18.6
18.3
9
10.4
5.1
9.9
8.4
13.3
5.9
48.7

Weekly Stats 2022

Fantasy PointsBettingReceiving StatsRoutes Run
WEEKSTADIUMGAMERANKTARGETSPREADO/UTRGTRECYDTDAVGAIRYACDROP10+20+50+SHARESLOTTIGHTWIDE
1 @DAL Dome 81° 18.1 16th 3.62-2.549.57571114.21220%41026%29%0%71%
2 @NO Dome 85° 9.1 54th 3.03-3.043.54361020.311100%21012%22%0%78%
4 KC Outdoor 75° 30.3 2nd 3.79-2.544.5108103212.91120%51019%22%0%78%
5 ATL Outdoor 82° 12.1 31st 3.03-10.547.58481020.315520%22016%26%2%73%
6 @PIT Outdoor 58° 8.2 45th 2.05-9.546.54442010.5820%21011%18%0%82%
7 @CAR Outdoor 66° 18.6 10th 2.07-13.040.515996010.710010%51031%27%0%73%
8 BAL Outdoor 76° 18.3 14th 3.05-2.043.5116123020.51640%33126%27%0%73%
9 LA Outdoor 88° 9.0 31st 1.80-3.042.51154008.07129%20020%22%0%78%
10 SEA Outdoor 54° 10.4 39th 2.08-2.544.56554010.81010%21021%26%0%75%
12 @CLE Outdoor 56° 5.1 75th 2.55-3.543.59231015.5970%11021%27%0%73%
13 NO Outdoor 69° 9.9 43rd 2.48-3.540.54459014.81410%3108%21%0%79%
14 @SF Outdoor 54° 8.4 50th 2.103.537.59444011.01110%21018%15%0%85%
15 CIN Outdoor 66° 13.3 29th 2.663.544.59583016.61250%42021%25%0%75%
16 @ARZ Dome 66° 5.9 55th 1.97-7.541.5832909.7900%10017%28%0%72%
17 CAR Outdoor 75° 48.7 1st 4.87-3.539.51210207320.71650%53229%28%0%72%

Performance Splits: 2020 to 2022

Fantasy PointsReceiving Averages
LOCATIONSTADIUMGPGSGMTOUCHRANKTRGTRECYDTDAVEAIRYACDROP10+20+50+
Home Outdoor 24 240.72.3465th7.65.0750.915.211.93.36%2.91.40.2
Away Outdoor 13 131.01.6661st8.04.6540.511.88.92.93%2.50.90.0
Away Dome 5 53.02.8895th5.23.6660.818.313.54.90%2.41.60.0
Away Retractable Dome 5 52.51.6497th7.64.8650.213.510.03.50%2.81.00.0

Career Stats by Season: 2014 to 2022

Fantasy PointsReceiving StatsRoutes Run
SEASONAGETEAMGPGSTOTALRANKTRGTRECYDTDAVGAIRYACDROP10+20+50+SHARESLOTTIGHTWIDE
2014 21 TB 15 15 245 13th123681,0511215.51336%3920224%28%1%72%
2015 22 TB 15 14 211 23rd148741,206316.313319%5821128%14%0%86%
2016 23 TB 16 16 304 3rd173961,3211213.81225%7115030%14%0%86%
2017 24 TB 15 15 203 17th136711,001514.11229%539023%18%0%82%
2018 25 TB 16 16 290 9th138861,524817.71438%6226422%14%0%85%
2019 26 TB 13 13 233 15th118671,157817.314410%4917319%24%0%76%
2020 27 TB 16 16 249 22nd109701,0061314.41145%4320118%33%0%67%
2021 28 TB 16 16 263 9th114741,0351414.01143%4220016%33%0%68%
2022 29 TB 15 15 225 17th127771,124614.61235%4319318%24%0%76%
Yards ball travels in the "Air" per completion. "YAC" is average yards gained after catch. "Drop"ped pass rate. "Share" of team passing targets.

Likely to stay in Tampa?

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-02-07

New Bucs offensive coordinator Lian Coen made it clear Tuesday that he's hopeful the team will re-sign Evans, an impending free agent, Greg Auman of Fox Sports reports.

Evans and QB Baker Mayfield have expiring contracts, and WR Chris Godwin is scheduled for $20 million in non-guaranteed compensation for the final year of his deal in 2024. The possibility of significant change can't be ignored, but Coen's opening press conference left little doubt that part of his motivation for taking the Tampa Bay job was an expectation the gang would be kept together. The former Rams and Kentucky offensive coordinator talked about how much easier it is to design an offense with a downfield, perimeter threat like Evans, also mentioning that he plans to move Godwin back to the slot as his primary alignment. A franchise tag for Evans would cost $28.4 million -- 120 percent of his 2023 cap charge -- while Mayfield's tag number likely would be around $35 million. The Bucs have a third candidate for the tag in 25-year-old safety Antoine Winfield, whose salary would be about $17 million. Re-signing Evans first would help the team's short-term cap flexibility, allowing the Bucs to shift much of his $12.2 million cap hit from void years into future seasons (but only if he signs a new deal before Feb. 19 when his current contract voids).

Over century mark in playoff loss

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-01-21

Evans secured eight of 12 targets for 147 yards and a touchdown in the Buccaneers' 31-23 divisional-round loss to the Lions on Sunday.

After a relatively quiet night in the wild-card win over the Eagles, Evans reassumed his usual role as the clear-cut top target for Baker Mayfield, finishing with team-high figures across the board for the Buccaneers' pass catchers on the day. The highly decorated veteran also delivered a clutch 16-yard touchdown grab with 4:37 remaining to bring Tampa Bay within one possession, and he was also the intended target on the subsequent two-point conversion attempt that fell short on a play where there was contact between Evans and the defensive back. A disappointing conclusion to the season doesn't take away from the fact Evans looked as effective as ever in 2023, finishing with a 79-1,255-13 line across 17 regular-season games. With his reception and yardage totals his highest since 2018, Evans, a pending free agent, figures to command a lucrative new contract from either the Bucs or on the open market this offseason.

Trio of catches in wild-card win

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-01-15

Evans secured three of seven targets for 48 yards in the Buccaneers' 32-9 wild-card win over the Eagles on Monday night.

Evans finished third in receptions and fourth in receiving yards despite garnering the second-most targets on the night for Tampa Bay, an unfamiliar level of inefficiency for the multi-time Pro Bowler. However, Evans finished strong with 19- and eight-yard grabs on Tampa Bay's final scoring drive, and he also was partly responsible for his modest night by dropping what looked like a perfectly thrown deep ball from Baker Mayfield just past the midway point of the first quarter. Evans should be heavily involved again when the Buccaneers face the Lions on the road in a divisional-round matchup Sunday afternoon, a game in which Tampa Bay's air attack figures to play an integral part.

Three catches in season-ending win

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-01-07

Evans brought in three of eight targets for 22 yards in the Buccaneers' 9-0 win over the Panthers on Sunday.

Evans logged a pair of receptions for 16 yards on the Buccaneers' first two plays from scrimmage but was then almost shut out the rest of the way. The multi-time Pro Bowler's yardage total was his second lowest of the campaign, and he finished the season just one catch short of reaching the 80-yard mark for the first time since 2018. Nevertheless, Evans could have an opportunity to see a boost in production against the struggling Eagles secondary in a home wild-card matchup next weekend.

Solid numbers in loss

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-12-31

Evans brought in three of four targets for 70 yards in the Buccaneers' 23-13 loss to the Saints on Sunday.

Evans didn't have to deal with the pesky coverage of Marshon Lattimore (ankle), but he was still largely contained by the Saints and gained half his yardage on one reception. The perennial Pro Bowler has recorded at least 70 receiving yards in four of the last six games, however, and while Sunday's target total was his second lowest of the season, he should see more passes come his way in a Week 18 road finale against the Panthers that gives the Buccaneers a chance to clinch the NFC South.

Another two touchdowns Sunday

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-12-24

Evans brought in seven of eight targets for 86 yards and two touchdowns in the Buccaneers' 30-12 win over the Jaguars on Sunday.

Evans was back in the customary position of leading the Bucs in reception and receiving yards while also paying multiple visits to the end zone for the second time this season. The veteran wideout has eight scores overall in his last seven contests, making him a premium fantasy option for a Week 17 home divisional clash with the Saints.

Another TD grab in win

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-12-17

Evans brought in four of six targets for 57 yards and a touchdown in the Buccaneers' 34-20 win over the Packers on Sunday.

Evans played a rare second fiddle to Chris Godwin for the second straight game, although in contrast to Week 14, the gulf between the two players' numbers was expansive. Nevertheless, Evans was able to round out his fantasy day nicely with his 11th touchdown of the campaign, which came on a 19-yard grab early in the second quarter. Evans has followed up a 7-162-1 line in Week 13 against the Panthers with just five receptions for 65 yards in his next two games, but he'll look to bounce back against the Jaguars' inconsistent secondary in a Week 16 home matchup against the Jaguars on Christmas Eve.

Atypically quiet showing Sunday

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-12-10

Evans brought in one of six targets for eight yards in the Buccaneers' 29-25 win over the Falcons on Sunday.

Evans' final line was extremely out of the norm for the talented receiver, who's consistently served as Baker Mayfield's top target all season. The perennial Pro Bowler hadn't posted any fewer than three catches or 39 yards in any game prior to Sunday this season, and he was coming off an explosive 7-162-1 line against the Panthers in Week 13. Evans may have an uphill battle bouncing back in notable fashion in a Week 15 road matchup against a talented Packers secondary.

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