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Chris Godwin Injury Update Boosts Breshad Perriman, Justin Watson and Scotty Miller Fantasy Outlook for Week 16

Jason Schandl
Chris Godwin following a Week 11 loss to the Saints.
Chris Godwin following a Week 11 loss to the Saints. / Joe Robbins/Getty Images

Just one week after the Tampa Bay Buccaneers lost Mike Evans for the season, Chris Godwin has suffered what appears to be a serious injury of his own.

The breakout WR has been nothing short of spectacular this season, entering Week 15 with 81 receptions, 1,212 yards and nine touchdowns on 113 targets. His 259.0 PPR fantasy points ranked second at the position, trailing only Michael Thomas.

Breshad Perriman had already exploded for a pair of TDs filling in for Mike Evans, and while Scotty Miller found the end zone, he got banged up again as well. That opens the door for Justin Watson's value to explode as well

Through 14 weeks, Godwin and Evans had combined for over 50 percent of Tampa's targets, averaging a combined 18.3 per game, and that kind of volume being vacated means whoever Tampa's top three wideouts are next week are all going to be worth consideration in fantasy.

For Week 15 the decision between Perriman, Miller (if he's healthy) and Watson was a big one for fantasy football, but with Godwin likely out, all three become strong options heading into the championship round in Week 16.

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