The Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver corps has been very good this season thanks to a lot of things, but Tom Brady being under center definitely isn’t hurting their production either.
As the Bucs head into the Divisional Round against the New Orleans Saints, should you keep rolling with Bucs pass-catchers in daily fantasy?
Fantasy Football analysis: Bucs WRs Mike Evans ($9,000), Chris Godwin ($8,200), Antonio Brown ($7,800)
Mike Evans is the top target on the team this season. He has eclipsed over 1,000 yards receiving this season and has scored 13 touchdowns. In his last four games, he has three outings of 100+ yards, so he’s getting hot at the right time. But he was underwhelming in his first two meetings against the Saints this year, catching a combined five passes for 66 yards and one scores. New Orleans has had Tampa’s number this year, but the Playoffs are a different animal.
Chris Godwin has had a bit more success against the Saints, totaling 120 yards in their previous two meetings. He’s been an extremely solid number two option all season. He saw a season-high target total with 12 last week, so Brady clearly trusts him in dire situations. He’s also on a hot streak from a scoring standpoint, hitting pay dirt five times in the last four weeks alone.
Antonio Brown is the wild card of the group. He hasn’t been on the team that long, only playing in eight total games this season, but he already has nearly 500 yards. Brown also has five scores in the last four weeks, so this is as hot as he’s been since returning to the NFL.
New Orleans has a solid secondary, giving up just 35 fantasy points per game to all opposing wide outs, so don’t expect all three of these guys to have a good game.
Fantasy Start/Sit Recommendation
Logic would tell you to start Evans, but he’s been bottled up both times they face off with New Orleans. Sit him