Mike Evans Injury Update Could Boost Chris Godwin Rest-of-Season Fantasy Football Value

Max Staley
Mike Evans had 53 receiving yards against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Mike Evans had 53 receiving yards against the Jacksonville Jaguars. / James Gilbert/Getty Images

Mike Evans and Chris Godwin have arguably been the best wide receiver duo in the league this season. Entering Week 14, both wideouts were top 3 in terms of receiving yards, with Godwin at 1,121 and Evans at 1,096.

Unfortunately, Evans injured his hamstring on a 61-yard touchdown reception, and has already been ruled out for the rest of Sunday's game against the Indianapolis Colts.

Being ruled out of a game this quickly is rarely a good sign, and it could call Evans' availability for Week 15 into question.

If Evans is forced to miss some action during the fantasy playoffs, Godwin's value could explode during the most pivotal part of the season. Evans has a 25 percent target share, which is the sixth-highest mark at the position, and if he's out then it's safe to say a lot of those looks will go to Godwin.

As of this article, Godwin has six receptions for 80 yards in the first half alone.

Of course, there's always the chance that Godwin is less efficient with the increased defensive attention, but a potential uptick in targets could make Godwin a league winner down the stretch.

Evans' fantasy owners would be wise to monitor his status in the coming weeks, as this hamstring injury could sideline him for a game or two during the fantasy playoffs.

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