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Red Zone Targets Could Make Chris Godwin a 2019 Fantasy Football Breakout Candidtae

TAMPA, FL - DECEMBER 30: Wide receiver Chris Godwin #12 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers celebrates his touchdown in the second quarter of the game against the Atlanta Falcons at Raymond James Stadium on December 30, 2018 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Will Vragovic/Getty Images)
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Every fantasy player should be well aware of the fantasy relevance of top wide receivers like DeAndre Hopkins, Michael Thomas and JuJu Smith-Schuster, especially in PPR leagues. Although, not every fantasy football league awards points for simply making a catch. In those leagues, known as standard scoring leagues, yards and touchdowns become all the more important.

So monitoring a wide receiver's red zone targets, or potential red zone targets, becomes a much more meaningful of a stat. More red zone targets equates to a higher chance of scoring touchdowns.

Last season, there was a group of six wide receivers who had at least 10 targets inside the 10-yard line. Many of the usual suspects showed up, but there was one name most fantasy players wouldn't expect to see: Chris Godwin.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers wideout was actually tied for third in targets inside the 10-yard line, trailing only Hopkins and Thomas, two of the best wide receivers in the game.

If Godwin continues to see a high volume of red zone targets, chances are he improves upon his touchdown total from last season (seven). Additionally, with DeSean Jackson out of the picture, Godwin's target share should only continue to improve.

Even though Godwin will still have to compete with Mike Evans for targets, the Penn State product looks like a great breakout candidate in the 2019 season.

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David Kaestle is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, David also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username davekaestle. 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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