Chris Godwin, WR, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
With DeSean Jackson (thumb) out on Sunday against the Carolina Panthers, Godwin made the most of his opportunity with five catches for 101 yards and a touchdown. He had at least 50 yards in three of the last four games, including more than 100 twice. As early as Jackson was ruled out for Week 13, he has to be incredibly questionable for Week 14 against the New Orleans Saints.
The Saints entered Week 13 allowing the most fantasy points to wide receivers (ESPN PPR scoring), and if Tampa Bay can dictate/attack a matchup against cornerback Eli Apple the way the Dallas Cowboys did early last Thursday night (Michael Gallup-five receptions for 76 yards) Godwin would be in line for success.
At last check thumbs are important to catching a football, so is Jackson misses another game in Week 14 his status beyond that could start to become a question. Godwin may earn more run anyway though, and he’s worth a look as a WR4/WR5 with WR3 upside in 12 and 14-team leagues if Jackson is in street clothes for multiple games.
Godwin ESPN Ownership: 45.3%
Godwin ESPN Ownership: 46%