Rob Lorge takes you through the outlook for the Buccaneers wide receivers, using the Range of Outcomes tool, our projections, and the RotoViz rankings to help you create exposure to upside while avoiding unnecessary risk.
The Tampa Bay receivers may be the most difficult group for fantasy managers to decipher in 2021. While the Bengals, Cowboys, and Steelers all have similar three-headed monsters, the Buccaneers have Mike Evans and Chris Godwin vying to be the WR1, and they’re backed by Antonio Brown, arguably the best wide receiver of this generation. Tom Brady’s insistence on having Brown only adds to the intrigue now that all three have a full offseason in Bruce Arians’ offensive scheme.
Injuries and suspensions make the target distribution unclear. O.J. Howard missed 14 games, Godwin missed four, and Brown missed eight. What happens when all three of these guys are on the field at the same time with Evans and Rob Gronkowski?
It’s an important question for fantasy managers to answer. Currently, Godwin is ranked as the WR14 here at RotoViz. Evans comes in at WR21 with Brown at WR48. The first two are flipped in ADP. In recent FFPC Slim drafts Evans is WR16 and Godwin WR18. Brown slides to WR40.
Using RV’s wealth of advanced tools, we’re going to figure out how fantasy managers should be attacking the Buccaneers’ pass catchers, including where to find the value, and how to avoid potential risks.