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Mike Evans upgraded to questionable for Week 1

Bucs WR Mike Evans is dealing with a hamstring injury, but after being listed as doubtful, has been upgraded to questionable for Tampa Bay’s Week 1 matchup against the Saints.

Mike Evans of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers runs out to the field to warm up before a football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at TIAA Bank Field on December 01, 2019 in Jacksonville, Florida. Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images

Saturday update: The Bucs announced Mike Evans has been upgraded from doubtful to questionable.

Final injury status: The Bucs have designated Mike Evans as doubtful for Sunday’s game against the Saints. That means he has a 25 percent or less chance of playing.

Update 9/11: Evans was able to return to practice, which is a good sign. Of course, soft tissue injuries are difficult to get a handle on. Prepare to start someone over Evans in your fantasy league until we hear more positive news.

UPDATE 9/10 4:45 p.m.: Mike Evans did not practice for a second straight day due to his hamstring injury. The Bucs have one more practice, on Friday.

UPDATE: Mike Evans was listed as a DNP with a hamstring injury on the Bucs official injury report.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans could be in jeopardy of missing his team’s season opener against the New Orleans Saints. Coach Bruce Arians told ESPN’s Adam Schefter that the three-time Pro Bowl player is dealing with a soft tissue injury ahead of Sunday. If Evans isn’t available to play, hit could affect the fantasy football impact of other pass catchers on the Buccaneers significantly.

Fantasy football analysis: Buccaneers WR Mike Evans

Chris Godwin led the Buccaneers in receptions, receiving yards, and receiving touchdowns and is the player who would benefit most from Evans sitting out. He has some of the sturdies hands in the NFL and should be Tom Brady’s primary option through the air. This injury could make some people higher on Rob Gronkowski, but Scotty Miller appears to be a real threat to claim the WR3 spot. He’s proven to Brady that he’s trustworthy and could be a sneaky sleeper pick in DFS because of Tampa Bay’s vertical offense.