After a down game in the Divisional round against the Saints, Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Chris Godwin had a huge day against the Packers in the NFC Championship game. He finished that one with five catches on nine targets, turning those into 110 yards, his second game in triple digits in his last four. He figures to be Tom Brady’s main weapon in the passing game against the Chiefs in Super Bowl 55 too.
Fantasy Football analysis: Bucs WR Chris Godwin, $13,200
Godwin has seen the Chiefs before, back in Week 12. In that one, he finished with 97 yards, catching eight passes on nine targets. The Bucs need his big-play potential, especially with Brady still not looking so great on big downfield throws.
Godwin certainly looks like the safest bet of any Bucs wideout, but it is worth noting that the Chiefs limited Stefon Diggs to just 77 yards on six catches in the AFC Championship. Another factor here is the Antonio Brown returning to action likely eats into Godwin’s target share, especially if KC’s defense is keyed in on him.
Fantasy Start/Sit Recommendation
Godwin is the second-most expensive receiver in DraftKings for the Super Bowl, and while he’s the safest pick to lead Tampa in receiving, it’s no sure thing that you’re going to get enough of a return to justify your investment. He’s still not a bad starter, but be aware of the risk.