Mike Evans and Chris Godwin Fantasy Outlook in Week 11 Rises With Latest Antonio Brown Update
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will, once again, be without wide receiver Antonio Brown when they face the New York Giants in Week 11's Monday Night Football clash.
Antonio Brown Injury Update
Head coach Bruce Arians told reporters Saturday that Brown's ankle sprain will keep him out of the lineup for his fourth straight game. Arians also had some encouraging news, adding that there's a real chance that the wideout could play in Week 12 against the Indianapolis Colts.
Nevertheless, Brown's injury update has put Mike Evans and Chris Godwin's fantasy outlook on the rise.
Mike Evans Fantasy Outlook
Mike Evans has been having a solid fantasy season, proven by him currently being ranked as WR10 in PPR formats.
Evans has found success while Brown has been sidelined. The 28-year-old has averaged 19.5 fantasy points in his last three games, which ranks seventh among wideouts during that stretch.
While Evans has only averaged 5.7 targets per game in Brown's absence, he's still managed to record 10 receptions for 186 yards and five touchdowns. Now, he faces a Giants defense giving up 31.3 fantasy points per game to wide receivers (8th).
All in all, it's shaping up to be a promsing week for Evans.
Chris Godwin Fantasy Outlook
Like Evans, Chris Godwin has also benefited from Brown's ankle sprain. Before the injury, he was averaging 15.2 fantasy PPG and was WR22. Since then, he's been WR6 and his 21.9-point average in that span trails only Cooper Kupp (26.5) when it comes to wideouts.
A big reason why Godwin's production has gone up is that he's been seeing most of Brown's targets. He went from 7.7 targets per game between Weeks 1 and 6 to 10.3 since Week 7, tallying 23 receptions, 308 receiving yards and two TDs in his last three games.
Godwin himself holds a questionable tag this week after being limited in Thursday's practice, but if he suits up, the talented wideout looks to be in line for another WR1-quality week.
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