Silas’s net is tricky. You’re not likely to be engaged to more than one enemy unless you’re doing that on purpose or facing a boss. But the secondary ability, to recover your skills after successful test, is extremely useful. Nimble, manual dexterity(2), quick thinking... Evades can now give you tons and tons of supplemental actions, far and above what it would take to play the net again.
Playing resourceful multiple times a game means not having to invest in cards that get it back, like scrounge for supplies or true survivor. But the net, like the harpoon, needs to be built around. If you don’t have many agility or wild icons in your deck, then the net is meh.
UPDATE: Taking another look at Silas’s net, it can evade massive enemies, especially ones that have alert. That makes fighting bosses as a team much much easier, as the catch of the day becomes “elder gods“. It also lets you tank enemies in larger teams, and the Innsmouth conspiracy definitely doles out more than one enemy per player in many circumstances. Plus, you can take the net back into your hand with quick thinking, and put down your chainsaw.