Would You Rather: Own Breshad Perriman or Justin Watson in Fantasy Football Following Mike Evans Injury Update

Jason Schandl
Breshad Perriman and Justin Watson celebrate against the Colts.
Breshad Perriman and Justin Watson celebrate against the Colts. / Julio Aguilar/Getty Images
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It's no surprise following the injury update we got Monday, but the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have now ruled out Mike Evans for the rest of the season.

Evans' absence frees up a ton of volume in the Bucs' passing game, and while some of that will go toward now-No. 1 WR Chris Godwin, it's Breshad Perriman and Justin Watson that will likely see the biggest boosts.

Watson had not seen more than one target, nor did he play more than 15 percent of the team's offensive snaps in any of the first 13 weeks this season. He racked up eight targets while playing 55 percent of the snaps in Week 14, though.

Perriman didn't see as much volume, with five targets, but he played a season-high 83 percent of the Bucs' snaps, and having already been part of the offense this year (50-plus percent snap share eight times), he figures to be an every-down player moving forward.

Because Perriman was already seeing some significant playing time without getting much volume (and he didn't see an increase when Evans went down), his ceiling appears to be lower. The potential that he ends up playing 90-plus percent of snaps makes him a safer choice though.

If you're looking for that safety and consistency, Perriman is the Tampa WR to own. If you're looking to roll the dice with more of a boom-or-bust play for the fantasy football playoffs, Watson is the pick instead.

With Evans out, Godwin also checks in at WR2 in our Week 15 PPR fantasy football rankings.


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