2019 Fantasy Football Mike Evans Player Profile

As we gear up to the start of the NFL season, Football Absurdity is going to bring you a comprehensive breakdown of every notable player that will be available in fantasy football drafts.  When you don’t see us talking about Christine Michael or Mike Davis, don’t get mad at us for neglecting your favorite sleeper.  Get mad at yourself for having bad taste in football players.  We are only focusing on the top-rated players in standard scoring and points per game leagues.

With my player profiles, I’ve only decided to go back to look at their fantasy scoring for three years.  I could show you lists from earlier, but most of the guys at the top are no longer in the league anymore.  I’ve also added a chart for their usage over that time span.  We will try to determine, based on those two factors, where the best wide receiver value lies.

Mike Evans ADP and AAV

Standard: 7th among WRs, 20th overall

PPR: 8th among WRs, 20th overall

Mike Evans Average Auction Value (AAV) $200 Budget: $38

Stats:

FANTASY SCORING — STANDARD

Rank Total Points PPG Rank PPG
2018 6th 198.4 7th 12.4
2017 20th 132.1 19th 8.8
2016 1st 208.1 2nd 13.0

FANTASY SCORING — PPR

Rank Total Points PPG Rank PPG
2018 9th 284.4 10th 17.8
2017 17th 203.1 20th 13.5
2016 3rd 304.1 2nd 19.0

FANTASY USAGE

Receptions Receptions Per Game Targets Targets Per Game
2018 86 5.4 138 8.7
2017 71 4.7 136 9.0
2016 96 6.0 173 10.7

Overview: Evans bounced back from a down season with a WR1 performance in 2018. The talented receiver’s fate depends upon the progression of quarterback Jameis Winston, whose progress is always a giant box with a question mark on it.

Strategy: Our Mike Evans Auction Value ($200 Budget): $40

What Mike Evans brings to the table that no other second-round WR does is an insanely high floor. Through the ups-and-downs of Jameis Winston’s career, he has finished no worse than middle-of-the-pack WR2 in the past three years. His top 3 performance in 2016 shows his lofty ceiling. Evans is a great addition to a fantasy team looking to have a solid, if not spectacular, weekly score.

Best Case Scenario: Winston figures it out and Evans has another top 3 year.

Worst Case Scenario: Winston is horrible and gets benched and Evans has to scrap to finish in the top 24 among WRs.