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Mike Evans expected to miss remainder of season with hamstring injury

The Bucs will likely be without their top receiver the final three weeks of 2019. We break down the fantasy football implications for Breshad Perriman and Justin Watson.

Mike Evans of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers looks on from the sidelines during the fourth quarter of a game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at TIAA Bank Field on December 01, 2019 in Jacksonville, Florida. Photo by James Gilbert/Getty Images

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will likely finish out the season without wide receiver Mike Evans. The star pass catcher suffered a hamstring injury in Week 14 and is expected to miss the rest of the season, according to ESPN reporter Jeremy Fowler.

Evans suffered the injury on a 61-yard touchdown reception against the Colts. He left the game and was subsequently ruled out the rest of the game. With three games remaining and nothing to play for, it is no surprise the Bucs are expected to shut down Evans.

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Chris Godwin will be the team’s No. 1 receiver in Evans’ absence, with Breshad Perriman and Justin Watson also seeing a boost in work. Scotty Miller could as well, but he missed Sunday’s game with a hamstring injury of his own. Tight end O.J. Howard might also finally get a chance to break out.

Watson had a strong performance after Evans got hurt. He caught five passes for 59 yards and one touchdown, while Perriman added three receptions for 70 yards and a touchdown. Both are intriguing deeper league additions, but it’s a risky play this weekend without knowing who ends up the go-to guy after Godwin. Watson was second on the team in targets, right behind Godwin, so if you had to pick one, for now he might be the guy.