Justin Evans
Justin Evans
24-Year-Old SafetyS
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Questionable
Injury Achilles
2020 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Justin Evans in 2020. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
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$Signed a four-year, $5.19 million contract with the Buccaneers in May of 2017.
Possible June return
STampa Bay Buccaneers
Foot
February 25, 2020
Head coach Bruce Arians hopes Evans (foot) will be cleared June 1, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports.
ANALYSIS
Evans started the 2019 season on injured reserve due to an Achilles injury, and he was shut down for the year after undergoing surgery on his other foot -- the one that hampered him in the 2018 campaign. It's been a tough stretch for Evans, but he's almost in the clear and could participate in part of the offseason program. At the very least, the 24-year-old safety should be back in action by training camp.
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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.
Height
6' 0"
 
Weight
199 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.57 sec
 
Vertical Jump
41.5 in
 
Broad Jump
129 in
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2019
2018
2017
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.
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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Not returning in '19
STampa Bay Buccaneers
Achilles
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.
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Undergoes surgery
STampa Bay Buccaneers
Achilles
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
Achilles
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
Achilles
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
Achilles
September 4, 2019
Evans (Achilles) sat out of Wednesday's practice, Matthew Fairburn of The Athletic reports.
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