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| Can you say rebound? Missed opportunities plagued the Winston to Evans connection in 2015, but the two turned the corner last season to make Evans one of the games brightest young fantasy stars. If there was a chink in his armor last year it was in his consistency as the year wore on. Winston's favorite target averaged 15 fantasy points per game over the first six games but only 12.5 over the next five games. In fact, Evans only found the end zone in four of his ten games after Week 7. Repeating last year's lofty totals won't be easy now that the team has improved the talent pool but he is a better bet than most to reach double-digit touchdowns and post 1200 receiving yards putting him firmly in the top ten fantasy wide receivers for 2017. Evans has already proved he can be a legit WR1 for fantasy owners but the offense may need to take a step forward for him to maintain his ranking. Still, the former Aggie offers the upside to finish as the league's top fantasy receiver with one of the highest floors at the position so you will need to pony up some extra bucks if you want to roster him this year.
|Mike Evans suspended one game|
Cheap shot on Marshon Lattimore
By: Mike Krueger | Mon Nov 6, 4:13 pm
|Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans was suspended one game on Monday for violating the NFL's policy on unsportsmanlike conduct and unnecessary roughness.
Evans hit New Orleans Saints cornerback Marshon Lattimore in the back Sunday during a confrontation started by Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston in Tampa Bay's 30-10 loss (USA Today)|
FFToday's Take: Evans blasted Lattimore from behind after Lattimore and Evans will having a "conversation". Evans should have been kicked out of the game but instead, he will miss a Week 10 matchup with the Jets. Cameron Brate and DeSean Jackson should receive more looks with Evans out. Expect Evans to appeal.
|DeSean Jackson off to slow start |
Only nine receptions through three games
By: Jake Gordon | Wed Oct 4, 8:00 am
|Three games into his Tampa Bay Buccaneers career, DeSean Jackson has just nine catches. DeSean being DeSean, those nine catches have gained 143 yards, but he hasn't had quite the impact he and the Bucs might have hoped when they arranged this marriage back in March. He's averaging career-lows in both catch rate and receiving yards per game, after all.
"I think I've just got to get on track with him," Winston said, per the team's official website. "I have to play better in all respects. He's been doing what he does - he's been open a lot."
FFToday's Take: The Bucs passing attack suddenly has more depth than recent memory. It's not a surprise to see Jameis Winston favor Mike Evans but he has had more success finding Adam Humphries (14 receptions on 20 targets) than Desean Jackson (9 receptions on 20 targets). Until Winston gains more confidence throwing the deep ball, Jackson's owners will struggle with inconsistent fantasy production.