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Chris Godwin Injury Update Gives Fantasy Outlook a Massive Boost

Max Staley
Chris Godwin injury update boosts his fantasy football outlook.
Chris Godwin injury update boosts his fantasy football outlook. / Douglas P. DeFelice/Getty Images
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In just a few short games played with Tom Brady, Chris Godwin has seemingly established himself as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' No. 1 option. His fantasy managers haven't been able to reap the benefits, however, as Godwin has already missed three games due to injury.

Thankfully, he's back at practice on Tuesday. That should put him on track to play in Week 6 against the Green Bay Packers.

Chris Godwin Fantasy Outlook

In the two games Godwin has played this year, he's been targeted 13 times (compared to 8 for Mike Evans). He's being used as more of a possession receiver on intermediate routes, posting an average depth of target (aDOT) of 8.2. That's down from 10.4 last year, and is behind Evans' 9.0 as well.

That usage might give Evans a higher ceiling, but the usage and volume should give Godwin a significantly higher weekly floor.

Assuming he can get back to full strength and suit up on Sunday, he'll be a WR1 against the Packers. That game features a 54-point over/under on FanDuel Sportsbook, and the shootout potential could translate to a huge fantasy day for Godwin.

He's not quite out of the woods yet, so his status will be important to monitor throughout the week, but expect him to be a top-10 WR if he's deemed to be at full health.


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Max Staley is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Max Staley also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username mstaley1212. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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