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Mike Evans Fantasy Value Bounces Back With Two-Touchdown First Quarter Against Giants

Jason Schandl
New York Giants v Tampa Bay Buccaneers
New York Giants v Tampa Bay Buccaneers / Michael Reaves/Getty Images

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers' offense received a lot of fantasy football hype heading into the 2019 season, and that included lead wideout Mike Evans. Evans underwhelmed to open the year though, turning 13 targets into only six receptions and 89 yards in his first two games.

In Week 3 he turned things around quickly though, reminding everybody why he was being drafted in the second round in fantasy football this summer.

In the first quarter alone, Evans was targeted six times, racking up four receptions, 56 yards and two touchdowns — scoring more fantasy points than he did in the first two games of the season combined.

Chris Godwin had been Tampa's most productive WR to start the year, but he didn't even receive a single target in the first quarter against the Giants. His fantasy value won't disappear with Evans' resurgence, but it does look like Evans is still the top dog in the Tampa receiving corps.

Not only getting a huge boost in production, but also a bounce-back in volume in Week 3, Evans has all but erased any early-season concerns about his fantasy football value. Yes, a matchup with the Giants is an easy one, but racking up a ton of targets from Jameis Winston will keep Evans in play as an every-week starter in fantasy football.

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Jason Schandl is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Jason Schandl also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username Jaymun. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.