Chris Evans

Chris Evans

26-Year-Old Running BackRB
Cincinnati Bengals
2024 Fantasy Outlook
A sixth-round pick in 2021, Evans has seen only 38 snaps on offense over the last two seasons as his lack of burst or vision prevented him from claiming a spot behind workhorse Joe Mixon. That won't be a problem in 2024; Mixon is now in Houston, and Cincinnati's backfield will be headed up by Zack Moss and second-year back Chase Brown. That could open the door for Evans to claim a passing-down role, but the fact that he's been unable to do so yet isn't a mark in his favor. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a four-year, $3.65 million contract with the Bengals in May of 2021.
Inactive Sunday
RBCincinnati Bengals
Coach's Decision
November 26, 2023
Evans (healthy scratch) is inactive Sunday against the Steelers.
ANALYSIS
With Chase Brown back from IR, Evans is the odd man out in the Bengals' Week 12 backfield. Also in the mix against Pittsburgh Sunday are starter Joe Mixon, as well as Trayveon Williams.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Chris Evans' 2023 advanced stats compare to other running backs?
This section compares his advanced stats 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. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Broken Tackle %
    The number of broken tackles divided by rush attempts.
  • Positive Run %
    The percentage of run plays where he was able to gain positive yardage.
  • % Yds After Contact
    The percentage of his rushing yards that came after contact.
  • Avg Yds After Contact
    The average rushing yards he gains after contact.
  • Rushing TD %
    Rushing touchdowns divided by rushing attempts. In other words, how often is he scoring when running the ball.
  • Touches Per Game
    The number of touches (rushing attempts + receptions) he is averaging per game
  • % Snaps w/Touch
    The number of touches (rushing attempts + receptions) divided by offensive snaps played.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
  • % Targeted On Route
    Targets divided by total routes run. Also known as TPRR.
  • Avg Yds Per Route Run
    Receiving yards divided by total routes run. Also known as YPRR.
Broken Tackle %
0.0%
 
Positive Run %
100.0%
 
% Yds After Contact
50.0%
 
Avg Yds After Contact
3.0
 
Rushing TD %
0.0%
 
Touches Per Game
0.4
 
% Snaps w/Touch
14.3%
 
Air Yards Per Game
-0.1
 
Air Yards Per Snap
-0.05
 
% Team Air Yards
0.0%
 
% Team Targets
0.2%
 
Avg Depth of Target
-1.0 Yds
 
Catch Rate
100.0%
 
Drop Rate
0.0%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
0.0
 
% Targeted On Route
6.3%
 
Avg Yds Per Route Run
-0.06
 
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Chris Evans' measurables compare to other running backs?
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.
* All metrics are from his Pro Day (not the combine).
Height
5' 11"
 
Weight
215 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.51 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.14 sec
 
Cone Drill
6.85 sec
 
Vertical Jump
40.5 in
 
Broad Jump
127 in
 
Bench Press
20 reps
 
Hand Length
9.75 in
 
Arm Length
32.50 in
 
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Latest Fantasy Rumors
Leader for third-down role
RBCincinnati Bengals
August 15, 2023
Evans made a strong case to earn the third-down role with his preseason performance against the Packers on Friday, Paul Denher Jr. of The Athletic reports.
ANALYSIS
Evans is locked in a battle with rookie Chase Brown and fellow veteran Trayveon Williams to serve as the change-of-pace back to Joe Mixon. With Williams sidelined by an ankle injury, Evans impressed with his pass-blocking skills, while Brown missed an assignment that led directly to a sack. Denher made clear the battle for the role is far from over, however.
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2023
2022
2021
The idea of Chris Evans as a pass-catching third-down back in the NFL has always been stronger than his actual performance, a game-winning touchdown in the Bengals' regular season game against the Chiefs notwithstanding. Evans was frequently a healthy scratch and rarely saw the field on offense in 2022, falling behind Joe Mixon, Samaje Perine and Trayveon Williams on the depth chart. Perine is off to Denver, but the Bengals drafted Chase Brown, who will presumably slot ahead of Evans this season.
Evans was a trendy late-round lottery ticket last season due to his pass-catching ability and Joe Mixon's perceived lack of prowess catching passes. It didn't really materialize that way, as Mixon frequently was on the field for all three downs and Samaje Perine was on when Mixon was off. Evans showed flashes here and there, but it's not a given that he'll have a big role even in the event of a Mixon injury.
The Bengals selected Evans, a 5-11, 211-pound running back from Michigan, in the sixth round with the 202nd pick in the 2021 draft. Evans is both old for a rookie, turning 24 in October, yet lacking recent experience. He sat out 2019 for academic reasons, and then barely played as a fifth-year senior in 2020, netting 73 yards on 16 carries. He was more active in his earlier seasons, and stood out on that tape, giving draft evaluators a reason to put him on their boards. He then managed to stick on Cincinnati's initial 53-man roster, starting off as the No. 3 back behind Joe Mixon and Samaje Perine.
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Gets two offensive snaps in Week 11
RBCincinnati Bengals
November 15, 2023
Evans played two of the Bengals' 64 snaps on offense and went without a carry or target in Sunday's 30-27 loss to the Texans.
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Not involved in loss
RBCincinnati Bengals
October 4, 2023
Evans failed to record a single snap in Sunday's 27-3 loss to the Titans.
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Inactive against Rams
RBCincinnati Bengals
Coach's Decision
September 25, 2023
Evans is inactive for Monday night's game against the Rams.
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Healthy ahead of Week 3
RBCincinnati Bengals
September 21, 2023
Evans (hamstring) is no longer listed on the Bengals' injury report ahead of Monday night's Week 3 game against the Rams, Paul Dehner Jr. of The Athletic reports.
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Sitting out Sunday
RBCincinnati Bengals
Hamstring
September 17, 2023
Evans (hamstring) is inactive Sunday against the Ravens, Paul Dehner Jr. of The Athletic reports.
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