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What to do with Mike Evans, Chris Godwin, Antonio Brown in Week 16 of the fantasy football playoffs

We go over the fantasy football outlook of Mike Evans, Chris Godwin, Antonio Brown ahead of the Bucs Week 16 matchup against the Lions.

Mike Evans #13 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers walks off the field after a reception against the Atlanta Falcons during the third quarter in the game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on December 20, 2020 in Atlanta, Georgia. Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers trio of wide receivers had a starring role in last week’s comeback win over the Atlanta Falcons. All three players broke through with big yardage or found the end zone to power the offense. This week they have a very favorable matchup against the Detroit Lions, with all three offering the potential to contribute to fantasy football lineups.

Fantasy Football analysis: Bucs WRs Mike Evans, Chris Godwin, Antonio Brown

Evans led the way with six catches on seven targets for 110 yards. That was his first time north of 100 yards since Week 4. He did not find the end zone for the second week in a row, but his 11 touchdowns are a reminder that he’s a threat to score every week. The Lions have given up four touchdowns to wide receivers in their last two games.

Brown tied Evans for the team lead in targets with seven. He caught five for 93 yards and a score. Godwin had four catches on five targets for 36 yards and a touchdown. Brown has an edge in targets over Godwin in the last two games, pushing him above Godwin in overall fantasy appeal.

Fantasy Start/Sit Recommendation

Evans is a WR1 this week. Brown is on the border between WR2 and WR3, and Godwin makes a decent Flex option.