Evans is entering his ninth NFL season having proven to be one of the best and most-reliable wide receivers in the game. He has missed seven games in his career and he's never finished worse than 23rd among WRs in fantasy points. Oddly, Evans' two lowest-target seasons have come with Tom Brady under center, but the Buccaneers' offense has been so good and voluminous that Evans has still managed a pair of top-12 fantasy campaigns with the GOAT. In 2021, Evans missed a game-and-a-half, but still paced the position in routes (616) and scored 14 TDs despite ranking outside the top 20 in targets, receptions and yards. Evans is entering his age-29 season and a larger target share would be ideal, but the Tampa Bay offense is so fantasy friendly that he's still a fringe WR1.
Death, taxes, and 1,000-yard seasons from Mike Evans have been the bankable knowns dating back to the 2014 drafting of the super-sized wide receiver. Evans has settled into a lower-ceiling option on an annual basis with the Buccaneers in recent seasons, but has elite upside any singular game plus only Davante Adams has more receiving touchdowns than Mike Evans' 27 over the past two seasons, Tom Brady's tenure in Tampa Bay. Chris Godwin's start of the season is in doubt with a late-season ACL tear, which would bolster Evans' opportunity for elite production.