Number One – Mike Evans, WR
Another entry, another wide receiver. Yes, no running backs made the list, despite being the most valuable position in fantasy. The reason for that is wide receivers can overcome crowded rooms, especially in PPR. It’s harder, or almost impossible, or a running back to overcome a backfield by committee, and that’s just what the Bucs have, if not uncertainty.
If you’re a diehard Buccaneers fan and insist on having one, Mike Evans is the best option, primarily for the same reasons listed above as Godwin, save for the simple fact that Evans is a better receiver. He’s the number one option for Brady. In the 10 games that Evans, Godwin, and Brown all played, Evans lead the trio in targets with 73 on a 20% share.
There is a perception that Evans can be susceptible to injury, which is weird considering the least amount of games Evans has played in a season is 13, which came in 2019. Evans’ fantasy production may also be slightly touchdown-dependent, but considering that in 2020, his first year with Brady, he caught a career-high 13 touchdowns is certainly a sign to be optimistic. It’s also important to consider that Evans has been a 1,000-yard receiver every year he’s been in the NFL since entering in 2014, which is an NFL record. Similar to Godwin, he may not be a true “WR1” but you can certainly do worse.
The Buccaneers may not exactly be a fantasy football goldmine, but there are certainly options here, and at tremendous value to boot. Good luck in your drafts Bucs fans.