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How to handle Mike Evans, Chris Godwin injuries in the 2021 NFL Playoffs

Mike Evans and Chris Godwin are on the Bucs final injury report for the Divisional round. We break down what it means for fantasy football and DFS roster decisions.

Mike Evans #13 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers is injured during a game against the Atlanta Falcons at Raymond James Stadium on January 03, 2021 in Tampa, Florida. Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receivers Mike Evans and Chris Godwin should be on track to play in Sunday’s game against the New Orleans Saints. Godwin was limited in practice on Wednesday and Thursday with both hip and quadriceps injuries. But he did not practice on Friday. Evans was limited in practice this week with a knee injury that he suffered in the regular season finale.

Fantasy impact: Mike Evans (knee), Chris Godwin (hip/quad)

Even though both Buccaneers starting wide receivers are dealing with injuries, they will likely play and should be in your DFS lineup. Last week against the Washington Football Team, both Mike Evans and Chris Godwin imposed their will on their secondary.

Evans led the Buccaneers in receiving yards with six receptions (10 targets) for 119 yards. Despite not scoring a touchdown, the 6-foot-5 wide receiver still managed to score 20.9 fantasy points. It was the second time in three games that Evans scored at least 20 points and had 100 receiving yards.

Godwin scored one of the Bucs touchdowns last week, which were a part of his five receptions (12 targets) for 79 yards. It was fourth-straight game with a touchdown and third-straight game with five receptions. He also scored 18.9 fantasy points. Both wide receivers will be going up against a confident Saints’ defense that ranks seventh against WRs (OPRK) and only allowing 232.8 passing yards per game.