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Mike Evans

23-Year-Old Wide Receiver – Tampa Bay Buccaneers

2016 Receiving Stats

Rec

96

Yds

1321

TD

12

Avg

13.8

Tar

173

2017 Receiving Projections

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2017 Fantasy Football Outlook

Very often, volume is king. It was the case for DeAndre Hopkins in 2015, Pierre Garcon in 2013 and Evans last year. Despite a pedestrian 13.8 YPC and 7.6 YPT (28th among the league's 41 100-target WR)...

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2017 ADP:  7.95

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Bye Week:  11

HT: 6' 5"   WT: 231   DOB: 8/21/1993  College: Texas A&M  DRAFTED: 1st Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Mike Evans Contract Information:

Signed a four-year deal, which includes a fifth-year option, with the Buccaneers in June of 2014.

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Evans participated in Thursday's OTA after being absent all of last week, Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports.

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Mike Evans NFL Stats
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  Receiving Rec Distance Big Rec Games Rushing Kick Ret Punt Ret Fumbles
Year Age Team G Rec Yards TD Tar Avg YPT 20+ 40+ 100+ 150+ 200+ Att Yards Avg TD Yds TD Yds TD Tot Lost
2012 18 CFB 13 82 1105 5 13.5 - - - - - - 0 0 - 0 - - - - - -
2013 19 CFB 13 69 1394 12 20.2 - - - - - - 0 0 - 0 - - - - - -
2014 20 TB 15 68 1051 12 123 15.5 8.5 20 4 3 1 1 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 21 TB 15 74 1206 3 148 16.3 8.1 21 2 5 3 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
2016 22 TB 16 96 1321 12 173 13.8 7.6 15 1 4 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 Proj 23 TB Subscribe now to see our 2017 projections for Mike Evans

Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Mike Evans Fantasy/Red Zone Stats
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  Fantasy Points Per Game Receiving Stats Red Zone Targets Rushing Stats Red Zone Runs
Year Age Team G Standard PPR 0.5 PPR Rec/G Yds/G In20 In10 In5 Att/G Yds/G In20 In10 In5
2012 18 CFB 13 10.8 17.1 14.0 6 85 - - - 0 0 - - -
2013 19 CFB 13 16.3 21.6 18.9 5 107 - - - 0 0 - - -
2014 20 TB 15 11.8 16.3 14.1 5 70 15 5 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 21 TB 15 9.2 14.2 11.7 5 80 17 7 4 0 0 0 0 0
2016 22 TB 16 12.8 18.8 15.8 6 83 19 9 6 0 0 0 0 0
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Mike Evans – Playing Time Overview

Snap Count Stats

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Offensive Snaps in 2016

Mike Evans was on the field for 950 of his team's snaps on offense in 2016.

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Special Teams Snaps in 2016

Mike Evans was on the field for 1 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2016.

Year Off ST
2014 768 0
2015 857 4
2016 950 1
Mike Evans 2016 Game Log
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  Snap Count Receiving Rec Distance Rushing Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret Red Zone Targets Red Zone Runs
Week Opp Off ST Rec Yards TD Tar Avg 20+ 40+ Att Yards Avg TD Tot Lost Yds TD Yds TD In20 In10 In5 In20 In10 In5
1 @Atl 55 0 5 99 1 7 19.8 2 1 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 @Ari 69 0 6 70 1 18 11.7 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
3 LA 78 0 10 132 1 14 13.2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0
4 Den 62 0 5 59 0 11 11.8 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 @Car 64 0 6 89 1 12 14.8 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0
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7 @SF 57 0 8 96 2 13 12.0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 2 0 0 0
8 Oak 62 0 4 50 0 11 12.5 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 Atl 50 0 11 150 2 17 13.6 2 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0
10 Chi 64 0 4 66 0 5 16.5 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
11 @KC 64 1 6 105 0 13 17.5 2 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0
12 Sea 55 0 8 104 2 11 13.0 2 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0
13 @SD 56 0 3 38 0 6 12.7 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0
14 NO 51 0 4 42 0 8 10.5 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 @Dal 54 0 4 59 0 8 14.8 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 @NO 55 0 7 97 1 8 13.9 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 Car 54 0 5 65 1 11 13.0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0

A blank stat line is used above whenever a player was not on the field for any plays in the game that week.

Measurables Overview for Mike Evans  (View College Stats & News)
As Compared To Other Wide Receivers
Height:   6' 5"
ABOVE AVERAGE
Weight:   231 lbs
ABOVE AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   4.53 sec
WEAK
Shuttle Time:   4.26 sec
WEAK
Cone Drill:   7.08 sec
POOR
Arm Length:   35.13 in
ABOVE AVERAGE
Hand Length:   9.63 in
ABOVE AVERAGE
Vertical Jump:   37 in
GOOD
Broad Jump
Not Available
Bench Press:   12 reps
WEAK
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Mike Evans: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Evans is looking to be a more vocal leader entering his fourth season, particularly in the wake of veteran Vincent Jackson's (knee) departure, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

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Evans' fifth-year option was picked up by the Buccaneers on Monday, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

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Evans, whose fifth-year option the Bucs are expected to pick up in May, doesn't figure to have a new contract before the 2017 regular season begins, Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports. "We have plenty of time here,'' general manager Jason Licht said. "He's a very good player and he knows it's no secret, we want to keep him for a very long time.''

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Evans, who posted a career-best 96 receptions for 1,321 yards and 12 touchdowns in 2016 while often facing double coverage, stands to significantly benefit from the Buccaneers' addition of receiver DeSean Jackson in free agency.

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Evans set new career bests in receptions (96), targets (175) and yardage (1,321) in the 2016 season, while also equaling a career-high 12 touchdowns.

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Evans secured five of 11 targets for 65 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 17-16 win over the Panthers.

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Evans gathered in seven of eight targets for 97 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's 31-24 loss to the Saints.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

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2016

On the surface, other than a dramatic drop in TDs, it looks like Evans largely duplicated his stellar rookie season. He actually averaged more YPC (16.3, 3rd) and nearly as many YPT (8.1, down from 8.5). Evans saw more red-zone looks in 2015, more targets inside the 10 and inside the five. Moreover, he played with Jameis Winston (7.6 YPA), a decided upgrade over the Josh McCown/Mike Glennon combo. So why did Evans catch only three TD passes on 148 targets after scoring 12 on 123 as a rookie? For starters, he led the league with 10 penalties and 11 drops, though six drops came in one game. Second, Winston scored six rushing TDs, depriving his receivers of some easy end-zone targets (TB's 22 pass TDs ranked 22nd). Third, as Evans admitted, his chemistry with Winston was "a little bit off", a problem the two sought to rectify this offseason. At 6-5, 231, with good speed (4.53 40) for his size, Evans is too big for opposing defensive backs and too fast for linebackers. Even in a down year, he still managed 21 catches of 20-plus yards (4th), two more than Odell Beckham and DeAndre Hopkins. Vincent Jackson is still around, but at 33 he's a complementary option. While Austin Seferian-Jenkins could steal some RZ targets, Evans should reprise his role as No. 1 WR on a team with little depth at the position.

2015

While Sammy Watkins had more buzz heading into the draft, and Odell Beckham Jr. stole the show during the regular season, Evans' rookie year was remarkable in its own right. For starters, he became only the eighth rookie wideout to eclipse 1,000 yards since the start of the millennium (though he was one of three to do it last year) and scored 12 TDs despite missing a game. And Evans accomplished these feats, along with a robust 8.5 YPT (14th), as a 20-year old while playing for the league's sixth-worst passing offense (6.8 YPA). At 6-5, 231, Evans is an enormous target, and he has enough speed (4.53 40) to get deep, especially given how little separation he needs to make plays over smaller defensive backs. While 32-year-old Vincent Jackson is still around, Jackson's at best option 1B, and more likely the clear second fiddle as Evans grows into a bigger role with new offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter and new quarterback Jameis Winston on board. Koetter's hire is especially encouraging, as he presided over one of the NFL's most pass-happy attacks the last three years in Atlanta, and Winston is widely considered the most NFL-ready QB prospect in this year's draft.

2014

While Sammy Watkins has the flash, itís Evans who fits the profile of the modern No. 1 receiver in todayís NFL. He might have to wait a year or two with Vincent Jackson around, but thereís little doubt about his physical skills. At 6-5, 231, and running a 4.53 40 at the NFL Combine, Evans is enormous and fast enough to do damage down the field given his size. (His best unofficial time was actually 4.48). Think a younger Brandon Marshall with a little more height. Heíll make an ideal red-zone target, so even as second fiddle to Jackson, he should be a source of touchdowns from the outset. The quality of the offense remains to be seen, but itís likely to improve over last yearís with new offensive coordinator Mike Tedford brought in from Cal and new quarterback Josh McCown.