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Bucs WR Chris Godwin (hip, knee) is not listed on the final Week 6 injury report. He got in a limited practice on Wednesday and a full practice on Friday. Godwin was limited to just 52% of Tampa’s offensive snaps last week, so there’s some risk here. But there’s also plenty of upside in an excellent matchup vs. the Steelers.

The Panthers are listing QB Baker Mayfield (ankle) as doubtful for Sunday's game vs. the Rams. Interim HC Steve Wilks said Friday that Mayfield might be active as the backup but confirmed that QB P.J. Walker will get the start.

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Bucs beat writer Greg Auman believes rookie TE Cade Otton “will continue to have a decent/growing role” in the offense — even when Cameron Brate is healthy. Brate is seemingly on track to face Pittsburgh following a Week 4 concussion. While boosted by 52 Tom Brady passes, Otton did well to snag 6 of 7 targets last week vs. Atlanta. We’ll closely monitor how the Bucs divvy up TE snaps in Week 6.

Bucs WR Chris Godwin (hip, knee) was limited in Wednesday's practice. Godwin was scaled back to a 52% snap rate in last week's win over Atlanta, so his status over the next couple of days is worth monitoring.

Panthers QB Baker Mayfield suffered a high-ankle sprain in Sunday's loss to the 49ers, per NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. "That means he’ll miss time, but how much will be determined by more tests and opinions," Rapoport adds. With QB Sam Darnold still out with his own ankle injury, Carolina will turn to QB P.J. Walker. The 27-year-old owns a 57% completion rate and 6.2 yards-per-attempt average on 128 NFL passes. So, as bad as Mayfield has been, don't expect Walker to be an upgrade.

Bucs WR Chris Godwin delivered a fine outing for fantasy owners in the Sunday's win over the Falcons: 6 catches for 61 yards. But he played just 52% of the offensive snaps -- way down from last week's 83%. Godwin, of course, is returning from ACL and hamstring injuries, but there was no injury announced during or after the game. The Athletic's Greg Auman speculated that the Bucs just wanted to get Godwin some rest after taking a 21-0 lead midway through the 3rd quarter. We'll keep a close eye on Godwin's practice participation this coming week.

Panthers QB Baker Mayfield picked up a left ankle injury in Sunday's loss to the 49ers. We saw him lipping at the end of the 1st half, but he was able to return for the 2nd. Mayfield was in a walking boot after the game and said he was headed for a Monday MRI. We should learn more tomorrow. With QB Sam Darnold still out with his ankle injury, QB P.J. Walker is Carolina's backup.

Broncos EDGE Randy Gregory is having arthroscopic surgery on his right knee to trim the meniscus. ESPN's Adam Schefter reports he'll miss "anywhere from two to six weeks." That will be a significant loss for the Denver pass rush. Baron Browning figures to benefit the most. He played a season-high 43 snaps in Sunday's loss to the Raiders and also saw elevated snap share back in Week 1, when Gregory had his playing time limited coming off a different injury. Browning doesn't have a QB hit yet this year.

Buccaneers rookie RB Rachaad White saw season highs in total snaps (24) and snap share (38%) in Sunday night's loss to the Chiefs. That marked a big jump over his 15 combined snaps in the previous 2 games. White's Week 1 checked in closer only because he played most of the 4th quarter after Tampa got out to a big lead in Dallas and pulled Leonard Fournette. Game flow might have played a part. White got his 1st touch early in the 2nd quarter, but K.C. already had a 21-3 lead by then. He matched Fournette's 3 carries for the game, which saw the Bucs run on just 17.2% of offensive plays. White ran for a 1-yard TD but watched Fournette claim the 4th-quarter TD reception. We'll see whether White's increased playing time continues.

The Buccaneers got WR Mike Evans back from a 1-game suspension and WR Chris Godwin back from a Week 1 hamstring injury in Sunday night's loss to the Chiefs. Those 2 tied for the team lead with 10 targets apiece. Evans caught 8 for 103 yards and 2 scores. Godwin secured 7 catches for 59 yards. Tampa gets a soft Atlanta defense in Week 5.

Broncos EDGE Randy Gregory left Sunday's game with a right knee injury. Mike Klis of 9News reported that he was carrying crutches as he left the locker room after the game but not using them. We'll see about the severity of this injury.

Bucs WRs Russell Gage (hamstring), Chris Godwin (hamstring) and WR Julio Jones (knee) are active for tonight’s game vs. the Chiefs. They all figure to be operating at less than 100% – and it’s unclear exactly how snaps will be divvied behind WR Mike Evans. We’d try to avoid the 3 of them if possible, but Gage sits highest in the Week 4 WR Rankings. WR Breshad Perriman is inactive with his knee and hamstring injuries, while WR Scott Miller is a healthy scratch.

ESPN's Adam Schefter hears that the Bucs are "optimistic" that WRs Chris Godwin (hamstring) and Julio Jones (knee) will be able to play vs. the Chiefs tonight. "But Tampa Bay wants to test both pregame to make sure," Schefter adds. We won't get the Bucs' inactives until around 7 pm ET, and Godwin and Jones will both carry elevated risk if they are active. So we'd try to keep them on fantasy benches this week. This news makes WR Russell Gage a shakier Week 4 fantasy play but helps QB Tom Brady.

Bucs WR Chris Godwin (hamstring) is questionable for Sunday night's game vs. the Chiefs. He got in limited practices on Wednesday and Friday. HC Todd Bowles labeled Godwin a game-time decision on Friday. We'll look for further updates on his status, but he's probably better off on fantasy benches this week.

After returning to a limited practice on Wednesday, Bucs WR Chris Godwin did not practice on Thursday. He's now listed on the injury report with "hamstring" and "rest," so it looks like this was a planned day off. We'll see what Godwin does on Friday and how he's listed on the final injury report.

Bucs WR Chris Godwin (hamstring) returned to a limited practice on Wednesday. He's now 17 days removed from that hamstring injury and evidently has a chance to play vs. the Chiefs on Sunday night. We'll get another update on Godwin's status tomorrow.

Giants WR Sterling Shepard tore his left ACL at the end of Monday night's loss to the Cowboys and will miss the rest of the season. It's an especially tough blow for a guy who just came back from a December Achilles' tear and was leading a disappointing Giants WR corps. Shepard's injury helps the opportunity for Kadarius Toney, if the 2nd-year wideout can get healthy and get his stuff together. Otherwise, it's David Sills V, Richie James and the ghost of Kenny Golladay. We'll see about Shepard's status heading into 2023, which will be his age-30 season.

Giants WR Sterling Shepard left late in the 4th quarter of Monday night's loss to the Cowboys after injuring his left knee. It was a non-contact injury, and Shepard left the field on a cart. This doesn't look good for a guy coming off a December Achilles' tendon tear.

Dolphins RB Chase Edmonds delivered 2 goal line scores in Miami’s upset win over Buffalo. Week 3 didn’t exactly turn up huge yardage numbers, though. Edmonds posted 21 yards on 6 carries; Raheem Mostert tallied 8 carries for 11 yards. And this was against a short-handed Bills defense. Mostert also out-snapped Edmonds, although the numbers were close (24-19). This backfield figures to remain fluid for a Week 4 Thursday night game at Cincinnati.

Bucs WR Chris Godwin (hamstring) has been ruled out for Sunday's game vs. the Packers. He didn't practice all week and has no timetable for return.

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