Chris Godwin Injury News, Report: How Buccaneers WR Questionable Impacts Fantasy Football
Nic Antaya/Getty Images. Pictured: Bucs WR Chris Godwin
- Chris Godwin had his best game of the season before being adding to the IR following the Bucs bye week.
- Our expert breaks down Godwin’s outlook, as well as how to approach active/inactive news for your fantasy squad.
Receiver Chris Godwin (foot) was added to the injury report on Wednesday, which could leave the Buccaneers quite lean off their Week 9 bye.
Chris Godwin Injury Report
Godwin is dealing with a mysterious foot injury that popped up on Wednesday and has not participated in back-to-back practices. Head coach Bruce Arians left it very much up in the air whether or not Godwin will be available come Sunday.
“That’s going to be a difficult one. We’ll see how it goes,” Arians said via NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero .
Godwin is coming off his best game of the season. He reeled in eight of 12 targets for 140 yards and a touchdown — his second consecutive 100-yard game with a score. His role has increased of late with Antonio Brown missing the last two weeks of play. Brown is dealing with a foot injury of his own and is expected to miss at least one more game.
Worry-o-meter: 4 out of 5.
Fantasy Outlook If Active
Godwin should be considered an elite WR1 this week if he plays. The targets should be there with Brown likely sidelined and the matchup is extremely favorable. The Buccaneers face off against Washington this week, whose defense, in spite of playing better of late, has allowed the second-most fantasy points to wide receivers this year.
Quarterback Tom Brady, Godwin and Mike Evans et al. should feast in this soft matchup.
Fantasy Outlook If Inactive
Evans would be the biggest beneficiary from a fantasy standpoint if Brown and Godwin miss the game. He has scored four touchdowns in the last two games and six touchdowns in the last four as one of Brady’s favorite red-zone targets. He would vault into the elite WR1 tier in this mouthwatering contest.
Next up on the depth chart are Tyler Johnson and Jaelon Darden. Johnson caught five of six targets (tying a season-high) for 65 yards last week. He could be a dart-throw flex play in deeper leagues or DFS if Godwin and Brown are out.
Brady’s upside would suffer slightly should Godwin sit. Still, he remains a high-end QB1 against the defense that has allowed the most fantasy points to quarterbacks all year.
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