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Fantasy Football Player Notes

Week 3 Half PPR Rankings
Chris Godwin Note
Chris Godwin photo 8. Chris Godwin (at DEN)
After missing the game last Sunday, Godwin was cleared in the concussion protocol on Monday, so he's good to go. He'll return to a matchup with undrafted rookie Essang Bassey. Through two games, he's seen six targets and none of them have hit the ground. They've only gone for 45 yards, as teams haven't felt the need to push the ball downfield against this defense. The Bucs can really pick their poison this week this week, as Evans' cornerback matchup is just as good as Godwin's. But going by the fact that the Broncos have allowed just 11.2 yards per reception is an indicator that Godwin's role may be more valuable. You're starting both of them, obviously, so the hope is that they use this game to boost the confidence of Brady and his receivers, and that they both can produce top-20 numbers.
3 days ago
Mike Evans Note
Mike Evans photo 9. Mike Evans (at DEN)
You had to know Evans was going to get peppered with targets against the Panthers when Godwin was announced as out, right? What was somewhat shocking was that Evans lined up in the slot on 47 percent of his routes, something that's really been unheard of. With Godwin back, Evans will move back to a near full-time perimeter role. With A.J. Bouye out of the lineup, the Broncos are starting slot cornerback Bryce Callahan on the perimeter alongside rookie Michael Ojemudia. Through two games, that duo has allowed 18-of-25 passing for 251 yards and two touchdowns in their coverage. Callahan is 5-foot-9 and 188 pounds. Evans moves back and forth, so he'll see a mix of them both, but he can with either matchup. There's zero reason to fade Evans this week when you consider the matchup, even if Brady hasn't looked great through two games. Start Evans as a borderline WR1 once again this week.
3 days ago
Scotty Miller Note
Scotty Miller photo 64. Scotty Miller (at DEN)
His role didn't grow with Godwin out of the lineup, as he still played on the perimeter while they moved Mike Evans into the slot almost half the time. We actually saw Justin Watson play more snaps than Miller in Week 2, though it was negligible. But going from six targets down to three targets is less than ideal when we're talking about a second-year sixth-round pick. We've watched two quarterbacks throw the ball 40-plus times, so we can't ignore Miller, but he's also the third option at wide receiver behind two guys who happen to have great matchups. Miller is not a recommended start for the time being, as there's too much uncertainty.
3 days ago
Jaydon Mickens Note
Jaydon Mickens photo 147. Jaydon Mickens (at DEN)
Tyler Johnson Note
Tyler Johnson photo 150. Tyler Johnson (at DEN)
Cyril Grayson Jr. Note
Cyril Grayson Jr. photo 157. Cyril Grayson Jr. (at DEN)