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Mike Evans upgraded to full practice on Thursday for Wild Card round vs. Eagles

We break down the news that Evans is dealing with a hamstring injury.

Carolina Panthers v Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Mike Evans of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers carries the ball after a reception against the Carolina Panthers during the second quarter at Raymond James Stadium on January 09, 2022 in Tampa, Florida.
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Thursday update: Evans was able to practice in full on Thursday, meaning he will likely be taken off the final injury report and be a full go for their Wild Card game against the Eagles.

The defending Super Bowl champions Tampa Bay Buccaneers begin their quest to repeat in the wild-card round of the playoffs against the Philadelphia Eagles, with several key players still dealing with injuries. One of those players is wide receiver Mike Evans, who was listed as a limited participant on Wednesday’s practice report with a hamstring injury.

Fantasy football implications

Evans has played through this injury, so this is likely a precautionary designation and workload for the receiver. With Chris Godwin done for the season and Antonio Brown off the team, Evans becomes Tom Brady’s top pass-catching option and will need to have a big postseason for the Bucs to get back to the Super Bowl. Look for Breshad Perriman and Tyler Johnson to be heavily involved, but Evans is the key on the outside. He’s a solid fantasy option in the postseason, but does have significant boom-or-bust potential given his role.