It was quite the roller coaster in terms of reports on how severe the ankle injury was, with a recent one saying he would try to play Monday. But after not practicing all week, the star wideout will sit out the first NFL game in Las Vegas. Emmanuel Sanders and Tre’Quan Smith will man the outside while Alvin Kamara and Jared Cook should become the leaders of the offense. Kamara is our RB4 and Cook is TE4 for this week.
Godwin was listed as doubtful on Friday so this doesn’t come as too much of a surprise. Godwin did not practice Wednesday or Thursday and was limited Friday. The Buccaneers look to be taking a cautious approach with one of their studs. Scott Miller is now in line for more snaps with Godwin out and Justin Watson could see some opportunities as well. On the flip side, Mike Evans was a full participant on Friday after dealing with a hamstring issue.
When asked about the quiet games Brandin Cooks and he put up, Randall Cobb responded ""In the passing game, it takes a lot to build that chemistry and that trust. It'll come. It's a matter of when. Obviously, we've got to have that urgency moving forward."
Cobb disappointed in his Texans debut as Houston was pounded by the Kansas City Chiefs. Watson will be the receiver to run short and intermediate routes, routes that Watson need to be ran so he has a safety valve with the team's porous offensive line. Look for him to rebound Week 2 in another higher scoring game against the Baltimore Ravens.