Since appearing on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ injury report with a hamstring injury earlier this week, it appears Mike Evans is likely to play against the New Orleans Saints in Week 1 of the 2020 NFL Season.
This, according to a tweet and report by NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport...
#Bucs WR Mike Evans, listed as doubtful just yesterday before being upgraded to questionable, is now likely to play despite his hamstring injury, source said. Evans may be on a pitch count, but barring a setback, there is optimism for him to be on the field against the #Saints.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 13, 2020
This is good news for the Bucs who could come into the game against the defending NFC South Champions with their full squad. Meanwhile, the Saints themselves are dealing with early season injuries as rookie offensive lineman Ceasar Ruiz and defensive end Marcus Davenport have already been ruled out for the first game of the year.
Use of the term ‘likely’ isn’t likely to make fantasy football fans who have Evans on their roster very happy as they have a tough decision to make as the majority of games - and chances to sub for Evans - will take place before Tampa’s mid-afternoon contest in New Orleans.
Check back with Bucs Nation for the final injury reports ahead of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ match-up against the New Orleans Saints!