Fantasy Football Profile: Lee Evans

Aug 13, 2009

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For years the Bills have needed to put a solid #2 opposite of Lee Evans to take away some of the pressure opposing defenses put on him.  One again they didn’t do that this offseason.  Instead they added a #1 WR in T.O. that will move Lee Evans to the #2 role, which is fine by Evans and his fantasy owners.  Now if you try to shut down Evans’ deep route T.O. will kill you across the middle.  If you try to take that away, Evans will burn you deep. 

Evans was decent last year with 63 catches for 1017 yards and 3 TDs.  His career high is 82 receptions, with 2008 being his second highest total.  Clearly he is not a PPR league value.  With T.O. on board he won’t have to deal with Safety help as frequently.  He should be able to get deep more consistently.  I still think he’s a all or nothing type players and while he’ll finish will impressive numbers, he will frustrate fantasy owners more than he pleases them.  He’ll go somewhere in the fifth or sixth round.  If you draft him, try and get a steady producer to compliment him.  I’m expecting 65 catches for 1000 yards and 6 TDs.

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