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Report: Chris Godwin OUT Sunday vs. Saints in Week 2

We break down the news that Chris Godwin has a hamstring injury and has been ruled out for Sunday. What it means for Week 2 and beyond.

Sep 16 PM update: Bucs have ruled out wide receiver Chris Godwin for Sunday’s game against the Saints, per Tom Pelissero.

Sep 16 AM update: Head coach Todd Bowles was asked if Godwin would play on Sunday, and he said, “if I had to guess, he probably wouldn’t,” per Rick Stroud.

Sep 16 AM update: Godwin remained sidelined for practice on Friday, per Rick Stroud. He seems all but certain to be unavailable this Sunday against the Saints.

Sep 15 morning update: Chris Godwin was not practicing on Thursday, per Pewter Report. It appears that the Bucs are taking it slow with the All-Pro Bowl wideout and his status for Sunday’s game against the Saints will be questionable at best.

Sep 14 afternoon update: Some good news on Godwin’s timetable.

Sep 14 early update: Godwin, as expected, wasn’t practicing on Wednesday, per the Pewter Report. There still isn’t a true timeline for his hamstring recovery other than “a few weeks,” We’ll update again when a better timeline becomes available.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers star wide receiver Chris Godwin retuned to the field last night after a long absence due to an ACL injury. Unfortunately, Godwin went down with a different injury in Week 1 against the Cowboys. He suffered a hamstring strain, per NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero, and will miss a “few weeks.”

Hamstring injuries are always tough to put a timetable on, but it sounds like he avoided a longterm injury. The good news is that his knee held up fine. He ended up catching 3-of-3 targets for 35 yards and looked like his normal self before the injury.

Fantasy football implications

While Godwin is out, we should expect to see plenty of Julio Jones, who looked much like his old self on Sunday night. He caught 3-of-5 targets for 69 yards and ran the ball twice for 17 yards. There’s no doubt the team is enthusiastic about getting him the ball while he’s healthy and with Godwin out, that should happen plenty.