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The Bucs "plan to start" WR Chris Godwin, according to the Tampa Bay Times' Rick Stroud. "Starter" labels are blurry in an increasingly matchup-based NFL. And most teams run plenty of 3-WR sets. But this is an especially important distinction in Tampa, where the Bucs figure to have 2 TEs (Cameron Brate and O.J. Howard) and 2 WRs on the field a lot of the time. According to Stroud, Godwin is in line to start on the outside opposite Mike Evans. DeSean Jackson has been working in the slot when the Bucs go with 3 WRs. This is the best way for Tampa to get its best 3 wideouts on the field -- but it'd still be a knock to Jackson's fantasy value and a boon to Godwin's. We'll be keeping a close eye on this 1st-team offense in preseason action over the next few weeks. But Godwin, who's going 2-and-a-half rounds later than Jackson in drafts, looks like the better value right now.

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The MRI on Bucs WR Chris Godwin's right knee revealed a torn ACL, according to multiple reports. The initial belief was that Godwin had just a sprained MCL and would be back for the playoffs. Now he's out for the rest of the regular season and the postseason. It's especially bad timing for Godwin, who played this season on the franchise tag and is set to hit free agency in March. We'll see where he ends up signing and how his rehab progresses. He's not a lock to be ready for Week 1.

Bucs WR Chris Godwin is expected to miss the rest of the regular season with an MCL sprain suffered in Sunday night's loss to the Saints, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Tampa expects to get Godwin back for the playoffs. We'll see whether WR Mike Evans (hamstring) is able to play vs. the Panthers this weekend, but WR Antonio Brown's return comes at a perfect time.

The Bucs believe WR Chris Godwin is dealing with a sprained MCL, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Godwin is scheduled for additional testing on Monday. "He’ll miss time, with an MRI to determine when he’s back," Rapoport adds. It sounds like we'll get a more concrete timeline for Godwin's return tomorrow, but fantasy owners should plan on being without him at least for Week 16.

Bucs WR Chris Godwin hurt his right knee in the 1st half of Sunday's game vs. the Saints. This looked bad when it happened, but Godwin was able to walk off the field under his own power and never went to the locker room. He's officially questionable to return. Stay tuned for an update.

Update: Godwin has been ruled out for the game.

11:35am EST 11/14/21

Bucs WR Chris Godwin (foot) is active for today’s game vs. Washington. He only got in a limited practice on Friday, but the news on Godwin has been positive for the past 24 hours. He still comes with elevated risk in Week 10 fantasy lineups. But there’s also big upside here vs. the league’s worst WR defense.

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