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Chris Godwin not on final injury report for Week 6 vs. Steelers

We break down the news that Chris Godwin has both a hip and knee injury. What it means for Week 6 and beyond.

Chris Godwin #14 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers carries the ball during the second quarter of the game against the Atlanta Falcons at Raymond James Stadium on October 9, 2022 in Tampa, Florida. Photo by Kevin Sabitus/Getty Images

Friday update: Godwin has been removed from the injury report and should be a full go against a depleted Steelers secondary.

Thursday update: Godwin didn’t practice on Thursday, but it appears his absence was mainly for rest. If he were to miss again on Friday, it would be time to worry.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are in familiar territory as they start the practice week with a lengthy injury report. A familiar name is back, as Chris Godwin was limited on Wednesday and is dealing with a hip and knee injury. He missed the first two games of the season but has been able to play in three straight. He was likely limited to be careful, but either way, he is on the injury report.

Fantasy football implications

If Godwin is active, he should be in your lineup. He has seen at least six targets in back-to-back games, and the yardage will come. He has yet to score this season but has a good chance against a Pittsburgh Steelers defense that just got beat up by the Buffalo Bills.

If Godwin is inactive, you likely have options ready from his missed time earlier in the year. Russell Gage or Julio Jones would see an uptick in targets if Godwin misses the game. I think Gage would be a good lineup substitute, with Jones only a deep flex play in PPR leagues.