Fantasy Football: Why Mike Evans is still a safe WR to take in 2020

Buccaneers, Tom Brady, Mike Evans
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Mike Evans has been the model of consistency with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers since entering the NFL in 2014. The former No. 7 pick in the 2014 NFL Draft has strung together six consecutive 1,000-yard seasons to begin his career, making him a reliable option in fantasy football.

Besides Randy Moss, Evans is the only other wide receiver in NFL history to log six 1,000-yard seasons in the first six years of his career. In terms of fantasy football, the Texas A&M product has finished outside of WR20 just once in his six years in the league.

Despite Evans’ consistency, some fans are concerned that his production will take a slight hit with Tom Brady as his quarterback. Seeing that Evans excels at stretching the field, some people share the sentiment that the 42-year-old Brady isn’t an ideal fit for the big-play wideout.

On paper, this could arguably be the most diverse set of weapons that Brady will have at his disposal in his illustrious career. Along with Evans, the Buccaneers also have Chris Godwin, Rob Gronkowski, Cameron Brate, and O.J. Howard in their offensive arsenal.

However, with that being said, the belief that Brady can no longer throw the deep ball with efficiency is a myth. With that in mind, let’s take a look at why Evans is still a safe wide receiver in fantasy football in 2020 — despite Brady throwing him the ball.