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Fantasy sit/start advice: Mike Evans in, every other Buccaneer out

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Here's your weekly bit of fantasy advice tidbit for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Start Mike Evans

Mike Evans is a weekly start. Although he hasn't gotten to the endzone much, mostly because the Bucs have really struggled in the red zone, he's averaged 13 targets per game since the team lost Vincent Jackson, making seven catches for 122 yards per game. That's some ridiculous production for a player who's leading the league in drops. It's also remarkably consistent, putting up eight catches and 120+ receiving yards in three of the past four games. In the fourth game, he had three catches for 48 yards -- but added three defensive pass interference penalties for 63 yards. Those don't count in fantasy football, obviously, but it's an indication that his production could easily have been much higher in that game as well.

Don't start anyone else

Unfortunately, you should probably stay away from every other Buccaneer this week. Jameis Winston could easily throw a couple of picks against one of the NFL's most takeaway-heavy defenses, and the Eagles defense as a whole is the second-best in the NFL, according to Football Outsiders' measures. Add to that the fact that no other Buc has been consistently productive in recent weeks, with even the running game stalling, and it's hard to trust anyone else in fantasy. At least this week.