UPDATE: Welp, so much for starting both of them. They have combined for one reception for six yards in the first half of the game. It’s been a mess of a game for Jameis Winston and company as they trail the Saints 20-7.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are 3-6 and a tough team to figure out. They thumped the Los Angeles Rams and beat the Carolina Panthers on the road, but struggled against the Giants at home. Jameis Winston has been as inconsistent as ever, which is a big reason for the problems, but his dynamic duo of wide receivers remain as dangerous as ever.
Chris Godwin emerged as the big play presence the first six weeks of the season. He had two games with touchdowns apiece and a score in two other games, and four games with at least 121 yards receiving yards. Mike Evans has disappeared here and there, but when he announces his presence, he does so with authority. He had three touchdowns and 190 receiving yards in Week 3, and in Weeks 8 and 9, had a combined 23 receptions for 278 yards and three touchdowns.
Fantasy football analysis: Bucs WRs Chris Godwin, Mike Evans
This week, the Bucs host a Saints team coming off an ugly loss to the Falcons. Turnovers and ineffective offense were the big problems more than what the Falcons offense did to them. The Saints rank 11th in pass defense efficiency, but have given up the 12th most fantasy points to wide receivers.
Godwin has come back to earth a little bit the past three weeks, with no scores and no more than 74 yards. He is still getting plenty of targets, with 12 this past week against Arizona. He doubled up Evans in targets in that game, so a big game might not be too far off.
As things currently stand, there’s no reason to sit either receiver. And if you own both, I’d suggest starting both considering Saints cornerback Marshon Lattimore is sidelined.