With all the injuries Fantasy football managers have had to deal with in 2020, it’s welcome news to hear we should be getting some of the top receivers back for Week 3. Chris Godwin is expected to return for the Buccaneers matchup against the Broncos and Kenny Golladay should be back for the Lions against Arizona as well. There’s reason for caution with both Godwin and Golladay, but it’s most likely you’re plugging both back into your lineup without a second thought.
Golladay is coming back from a hamstring injury, which is the type of soft tissue injury that presents a re-injury risk. But given the fact the Lions held him out last week and reports came out almost immediately that Golladay would return in Week 3 gives you reason for optimism. Besides, we expect that game in Arizona to turn into a shootout.
Godwin has been cleared from the concussion protocol, so he should be fine, too. It’s more the Buccaneers offense that we’re concerned about. They haven’t been as advertised the first two weeks of the year and a trip to Denver may not make things better. Denver will play slow and ugly with Drew Lock and Courtland Sutton both injured. Still, you can’t actually consider sitting Godwin unless you’re absolutely stacked at the position.
With both Godwin and Golladay in the mix, the position is starting to look a bit deeper. But we still have plenty of injury replacements to make after Week 2.
Week 3 WR Preview
The following players are not being projected to play Week 3 at this time. Here’s what it means:
Numbers to Know
- 732 — Calvin Ridley has 732 receiving yards in the eight games he’s played since the Falcons traded Mohamed Sanu. He’s a bona fide No. 1 receiver in Fantasy.
- 31.5% — Nearly a third of Ben Roethlisberger’s passes have gone to Diontae Johnson. That makes him must-start but could be a problem for JuJu Smith-Schuster.
- 111 — Terry McLaurin leads receivers with 111 yards after reception.
- 17.9 — Michael Gallup has more air yards per target than any receiver, minimum 10 targets. He’s more of a flex due to CeeDee Lamb, but he still has boom potential.
- 5 — Laviska Shenault had five carries in Week 2 for 37 yards. His unique usage makes him an interesting flex, better in non-PPR.
- 0 — Will Fuller played 63% of the Texans offensive snaps in Week 1 and somehow saw zero targets. Watch their injury report to see if his hamstring tweak is more serious than reported.
Matchups that matter
Waiver Wire Targets
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