Bucs HC Bruce Arians admitted Wednesday that it'd be "very optimistic" to expect WR Chris Godwin (finger) to return for Week 9. "But it could be possible. We don’t know, really, how long," Arians added. According to our colleague Dr. Jesse Morse, Godwin could miss anywhere from 1-4 weeks depending on the type of surgery he needed on that broken finger. We'll continue to monitor his rehab, but fantasy owners should prepare to be without Godwin for more than just Week 8.
Bucs WR Chris Godwin underwent surgery to repair a fractured left index finger and is out for "at least" Monday night's game against the Giants, according to insider Dov Kleiman. We'll see if Godwin can make it back for Week 9. Tampa's bye isn't until Week 13. Godwin's absence should put rookie WR Tyler Johnson back into the starting slot role. He posted a 4-61 line on 6 targets in the last game Godwin misses.
Bucs WRs Chris Godwin (hamstring), Mike Evans (ankle), Scotty Miller (hip groin) and Justin Watson (chest) were all left off the final injury report. Godwin practiced all week, including a full workout on Friday. Evans put in just 2 limited practices, so it looks like he’s more banged-up than Godwin at this point. Both guys are still virtual must-starts in what should be a shootout vs. Green Bay. Miller and Watson aren’t really useable with Godwin and Evans active.
Bucs WR Chris Godwin (hamstring) remained limited in Thursday's practice. It's still unclear whether he's ready to return for this weekend's game vs. the Packers. We'll get another update on his status tomorrow.
Bucs WR Chris Godwin (hamstring) put in a limited practice on Wednesday. That's an upgrade over last week, when Godwin didn't practice at all. He seemingly has a shot to return for Sunday's showdown with the Packers. We'll get another update on his status tomorrow.
The Buccaneers have ruled WR Chris Godwin (hamstring) out for Thursday night's game against the Bears. We'll see if he can make it back for the Week 6 home date with the Packers. His absence leaves opportunity upside for WR Scotty Miller and TE Rob Gronkowski.
Bucs WRs Mike Evans (ankle), Chris Godwin (hamstring), Justin Watson (chest), and Scotty Miller (hip, groin) all missed Tuesday's practice. Godwin is a long shot to play against the Bears on Thursday night. The other 3 should be available, but we'll get another update tomorrow.
As expected, the Buccaneers have ruled WR Chris Godwin out for Sunday's game against the Chargers because of his hamstring injury. That clears the way for Justin Watson to work as the primary slot WR against a defense that recently lost slot CB Chris Harris. That doesn't necessarily make the Chargers weak at that spot. They figure to slide in Desmond King, who performed well as their primary slot corner the past 2 seasons but has played mostly safety so far this season. Still, Watson will be worth a look as a cheap DFS option, especially with WR Scotty Miller also dealing with hip and groin issues. ESPN's Jenna Laine said Friday the team is "waiting to see" whether Miller will be able to play.
NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports that MRI confirmed WR Chris Godwin sustained a "mild hamstring pull" in Sunday's win over the Broncos. He'll reportedly miss at least this Sunday's game against the Chargers and doesn't look promising for the Thursday night clash with the Bears in Week 5. Rapoport says it "shouldn't be much more after that." We'll track Godwin's progress closely. His absence leaves opportunity for WR Scotty Miller and WR Justin Watson, who saw primary slot duty when Godwin missed Week 2.
Bucs WR Chris Godwin could miss "multiple games" with his right hamstring injury, according to the Tampa Bay Times' Rick Stroud. It's unclear if this is a report or just an educated guess -- but it certainly wouldn't be surprising if Godwin was out for multiple weeks. After facing the Chargers this weekend, the Bucs play the Bears the following Thursday night, which won't help Godwin's chances of playing in Week 5. We'll continue to keep a close eye on the situation, but fantasy owners should plan on being without Godwin for at least the next 2 weeks.
Bucs WR Chris Godwin suffered a hamstring injury in the 4th quarter of Sunday's game against the Broncos and was quickly ruled out. We'll look for an update on the severity and his status for Week 4 and beyond.
Bucs WR Chris Godwin (concussion) put in a full week of practice and isn’t listed on the final injury report. He’ll return for Sunday’s game against the Broncos and is right back to must-start status.
Buccaneers WR Chris Godwin has cleared the league concussion protocol and will be ready for Sunday's game at Denver, according to NFL Network's James Palmer. At least we get some good injury news today.
The Buccaneers have officially ruled WR Chris Godwin out for Sunday’s game against the Panthers. It’s not surprising given his late onset of concussion symptoms this week. We’ll see about Godwin’s outlook for Week 3. His absence leaves targets on the table for Mike Evans, Scotty Miller and the TEs
Bucs WR Chris Godwin (concussion) is listed as doubtful for this weekend’s game against the Panthers. He put in a limited practice on Friday, so he’s made some progress through the protocol. But fantasy owners should obviously plan on not having Godwin for Week 2. His absence would elevate WR Scotty Miller to #2 on the depth chart.
Dr. David Chao -- a longtime NFL team doctor -- says the delayed arrival of concussion symptoms for Buccaneers WR Chris Godwin could signal a multi-week issue. “When there are delayed onset symptoms, it means the clearance to return to play will be delayed as well," Chao says. "The league protocol calls for a 5 step return to play protocol and there is no way anyone who has late symptoms on Wednesday can be cleared by the independent neuro by Sunday. The only slim hope is if it is determined that Godwin never had head injury symptoms at all but was placed in the protocol as an extreme precaution. In my NFL experience, I have seen players placed in the protocol on game day and then found not to have a concussion, but it would be very unusual for a player placed into the protocol three days after the game to be deemed fine. Also, consider that late developing symptoms often are associated with multi-week absences before clearance.” It sounds like you should at least expect to not have Godwin in your lineup for Week 2. We'll see beyond that. Bucs WR Scotty Miller should be rostered in most leagues of 12+ teams.
Buccaneers WR Chris Godwin has entered the league's concussion protocol, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. There was no report of a concussion coming out of Sunday's loss to the Saints, though Godwin did take a helmet-to-helmet hit in that game. We'll see whether Godwin can rebound in time to face the Panthers this Sunday. If he's not available, then Scotty Miller will be worth considering for fantasy lineups. Miller caught 5 of 6 targets for 73 yards at New Orleans, with Godwin and Mike Evans on the field.
Bucs HC Bruce Arians called '12' personnel his "base offense" on Thursday. ('12' personnel means 1 RB, 2 WRs and 2 TEs.) The Bucs went '12' on 23% of their snaps last season -- the 8th highest rate in the league. Over the past 2 seasons, only 1 team (the 2019 Eagles) has gone '12' on more than 36% of their snaps. We'll buy the Bucs using more 2-TE looks this year after adding Rob Gronkowski to O.J. Howard and Cameron Brate. But don't expect it to be their most common alignment. It's still unlikely that more than 1 of those TEs is a reliable fantasy option. The other result of more 2-TE sets will be more snaps outside the numbers for WR Chris Godwin. That might ding his volume a tad but shouldn't be a big concern overall. Godwin was actually more efficient outside the numbers last season, averaging 2.27 yards per route run vs. 2.22 in the slot.
Bucs WR Chris Godwin (hamstring) is out again for Sunday's game against the Falcons. Breshad Perriman and Justin Watson get another game as the top 2 WRs. Both guys are strong target bets with QB Jameis Winston averaging 40.1 passes per game.
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