Chris Evans
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2019 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Chris Evans in 2019. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
Reinstated, back for spring ball
February 21, 2020
Evans (academics) was reinstated to the football team earlier this semester and will be eligible to take part in spring practices, EJ Holland of Rivals.com reports.
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Evans was suspended from the football program for the past year for academic reasons, sitting out both spring ball and the 2019 season. With the rising redshirt senior having apparently taken care of business in the classroom, he'll now look to stake a claim to vital role in the Wolverines' rushing attack in 2020. Evans, who accrued 2,114 yards from scrimmage and 16 touchdowns during his first three seasons with the program, should headline the backfield along with rising sophomore Zach Charbonnet.
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Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Chris Evans
Spring Practice Preview: Big Ten
March 8, 2019
Chris Benzine keeps things moving on our spring practice previews with a dive into the Big Ten. With Penn State losing so much on offense, it will be on receiver Justin Shorter to live up to his recruiting hype
Freshmen Preview: Signing Day Recap
February 8, 2019
John McKechnie breaks down the winners and losers from this year's recruiting cycle and previews some of the incoming freshman that could be making a fantasy impact in 2019, including Oklahoma's Theo Wease.
DraftKings College Football: Saturday Picks
December 28, 2018
John McKechnie gives his breakdown for the final college football Saturday of the season. Looking outside of the playoff games, South Carolina's Jake Bentley profiles as a strong play in the Gamecocks' bowl game against Virginia.
FanDuel College Football: Saturday Bowl Game Picks
December 27, 2018
Alabama QB Tua Tagovailoa’s ankle issue might keep him from being 100 percent, but he should still score plenty of points against Oklahoma’s defense.
FanDuel College Football: Week 12 Picks
November 16, 2018
Michigan QB Shea Patterson takes on a Hoosiers pass defense that allows 7.6 yards per passing attempt and 2.3 passing touchdowns per game.
Past Fantasy Outlooks
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2018
Evans enters this season as Michigan's most productive returning back after De'Veon Smith exhausted his eligibility, having rushed for 614 yards on just 88 carries (6.98 YPC). The issue with Evans' upside is not unlike what any Michigan back has faced since Jim Harbaugh took the reins as the head coach: opportunity. The Wolverines' running back depth chart is littered with starter-level talent, which affords the offense with the ability to be highly situation-specific with its running back personnel. With that, Evans may be Michigan's leading rusher this season, but he may be held to well under 15 carries per game given team and game flow contexts.
Arguably the most hyped of the Michigan trio of tailbacks in 2018, Evans finally displayed some of the talent that made him a four-star recruit out of high school. He worked behind Karan Higdon in the running back rotation, but Evans still managed 135 totes for 685 yards and two touchdowns and added a position-best 16 grabs for 157 yards and another score. Higdon remains on campus for the Wolverines for 2018, but Evans should get his fair share of touches in the backfield and will likely be the top pass-catching back once again.
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Will be reinstated second semester
Suspension
November 11, 2019
Evans (suspension) will be reinstated and return to the team at the start of the winter term, Austin Meek of The Athletic reports.
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Suspended for 2019 season
Suspension
June 3, 2019
Evans (suspension) will not play for Michigan this fall, Angelique Chengelis of The Detroit News reports. "Chris Evans is suspended for the year," coach Jim Harbaugh said.
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No longer on Michigan football team
February 5, 2019
Evans is not a member of the Michigan football team at this time, Aaron McMann of MLive.com reports.
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Scores TD to close regular season
November 26, 2018
Evans rushed eight times for 33 yards and caught all three of his targets for 25 yards and a touchdown Saturday against Ohio State.
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Scores late touchdown in Week 10
November 12, 2018
Evans rushed six times for 75 yards and a touchdown and caught two passes for 26 yards Saturday against Rutgers.
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