Mike Evans, WR (TB)

Optimism surrounding Week 2 status

The Buccaneers have been optimistic about Evans' (calf) chances to play in Sunday's matchup against the Saints, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com reports.

Evans is officially listed as questionable after failing to log a full practice all week. The same goes for Russell Gage (hamstring) and Julio Jones (knee), while Chris Godwin (hamstring) has been ruled out for Week 2. The good news for fantasy managers is that the Buccaneers kick off at 1 p.m. ET on Sunday, so there'll be plenty of replacement options if one of the aforementioned wideouts joins Godwin on the sidelines. Given Fowler's comments, it doesn't appear like Evans will be among that list, but nothing is certain yet. The veteran wideout led Tampa Bay with five catches on seven targets for 71 yards and a touchdown during the season opener. However, if available, Evans will have a tough matchup Sunday against Marshon Lattimore, who held the wideout to just three catches for 62 yards across two games last year.

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Julio Jones

Julio Jones

WR | TB

Deemed questionable

Jones (knee), who likely will be a game-time decision, is listed as questionable for Sunday's matchup with the Chiefs, Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports.

Chris Godwin

Chris Godwin

WR | TB

Listed as questionable

Godwin (hamstring), a likely game-time decision, is listed as questionable for Sunday's matchup with Kansas City, Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports.

Julio Jones

Julio Jones

WR | TB

Could be game-time call

Jones (knee) could be a game-time decision ahead of Sunday's matchup with the Chiefs, Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports.

Chris Godwin

Chris Godwin

WR | TB

Rest day Thursday

Godwin (hamstring) received a veteran rest day Thursday, Brianna Dix of the Buccaneers' official site reports.