Justin Evans
Justin Evans
24-Year-Old SafetyS
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Injury Foot
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Evans came into the 2018 campaign with high expectations after a solid rookie season where he tallied 66 tackles (50 solo), three interceptions and six passes defensed over 14 games. While a toe injury limited Evans to 10 contests, he impressively allowed an anemic 39.6 percent quarterback rating on passes in which he was considered the primary defender. Evans is reportedly still struggling with the troublesome toe as OTAs begin, but if healthy, he's expected to get a fresh start as the starting strong safety in new coordinator Todd Bowles' 3-4 scheme. Evans has displayed both a good nose for the ball and sure tackling over his first two seasons, so he's certainly capable of offering IDP value when playing a full complement of snaps. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a four-year, $5.19 million contract with the Buccaneers in May of 2017.
Not returning in '19
STampa Bay Buccaneers
November 16, 2019
Coach Bruce Arians confirmed Friday that Evans (Achilles) will not be activated off injured reserve this season, as he requires surgery on his other foot, Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports.
Evans' status for this season has seemingly been up in the air since the summer, when he sat out the final preseason game against the Cowboys with Achilles soreness. However, it's his other foot, the one that houses the troublesome toe that caused him to finish last season on injured reserve after 10 games, that is preventing his return in 2019. The third-year pro will now set his sights on a 2020 return.
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Measurables Review
How do Justin Evans' measurables compare to other safeties?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
6' 0"
199 lbs
40-Yard Dash
4.57 sec
Vertical Jump
41.5 in
Broad Jump
129 in
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
Evans started 11 games as a rookie second-round pick, and would’ve started two more if not for a season-ending ankle injury. The ankle isn't a concern going into 2018, allowing Evans the opportunity to build on what was a solid, if easily overlooked, rookie year. Whether Evans lives up to Tampa's hopes as a real-life safety is another question, but for 2018 at least he should provide easy DB2 utility with DB1 upside in his better-case scenarios. If you prorate his numbers over 1,000 snaps, you get a 90-tackle pace.
A 2017 second-round pick, Evans arrives in Tampa with a resume that boasts 99 tackles (66 solo), five interceptions and 11 passes defensed in 25 games over his two college seasons at Texas A&M. The rookie was a force against both the run and the pass in 2016 for the Aggies, but his initial path to playing time with the Bucs is a bit murky, given the presence of capable veterans Chris Conte and Keith Tandy in front of him on the depth chart. However, Evans could find an immediate role on special teams, as he collected 474 yards on 17 kickoff returns (27.9 yards per return) the last two seasons and put in time as a punt returner in the Bucs' post-draft minicamp.
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Undergoes surgery
STampa Bay Buccaneers
October 7, 2019
Evans underwent surgery to address his Achilles injury Monday, per his official Instagram account.
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Moves to IR
STampa Bay Buccaneers
September 9, 2019
Evans (Achilles) was placed on injured reserve Monday, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports.
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No go for Week 1
STampa Bay Buccaneers
September 6, 2019
Evans (Achilles) is not expected to suit up for Sunday's regular-season opener against the 49ers, Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
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Absent from Wednesday's practice
STampa Bay Buccaneers
September 4, 2019
Evans (Achilles) sat out of Wednesday's practice, Matthew Fairburn of The Athletic reports.
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Backup on first depth chart
STampa Bay Buccaneers
September 3, 2019
Evans (Achilles) is listed as Jordan Whitehead's primary backup at free safety on the first Buccaneers' unofficial depth chart of the season, Carmen Vitali of the team's official site reports.
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