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Mike Evans is questionable for Week 2 vs. Saints

We break down news that Mike Evans is dealing with a calf injury. What it means for Week 2 and beyond.

Mike Evans #13 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers looks on before kickoff against the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium on September 11, 2022 in Arlington, TX. Photo by Cooper Neill/Getty Images

Sep 17 AM Update: On Saturday morning, Jeremy Fowler said on Sportscenter that sources tell him Mike Evans is expected to play.

Sep 16 PM update: Mike Evans is officially questionable for Sunday’s game against the Saints, per Tom Pelissero.

Sep 16 AM update: Evans was back at practice, per Rick Stroud. We’ll await his final injury report status, but this bodes well for Sunday.

Sep 15 morning update: Evans did not practice on Thursday, per Pewter Report. Friday should be the tell if the All-Pro should be good to go against the Saints this weekend.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans was limited on Wednesday with a calf injury. He was seen with it wrapped and iced, but was able to get a limited practice in. Evans left their Week 1 game for a short time, likely due to this injury, but was able to return and put together strong numbers. It appears as if he’ll be able to play through the injury again.

Fantasy football implications

The Buccaneers are hurting at wide receiver, as Chris Godwin is dealing with a hamstring injury, Russell Gage is dealing with a similar injury and Julio Jones was just added to the injury report with a knee injury. Add in Evans, and there are question marks to be sure. But, Gage was able to play last week along with Evans, so the hope is that they’ll be available against the Saints this week. Jones’ knee injury seems new, so we’ll need to see how he progresses.