RB Peyton Barber
The Buccaneers issues providing lanes for Peyton Barber to run through make him a hard play this week. The Ravens feature a tough front seven who will provide plenty of problems for the big bodies up front.
Barber may get the volume that most top lead back receives, but he has only managed four double-digit performances this season.
Again, the Bucs offensive line has played a considerable role in Barber’s unimpressive totals. The unit has put a cap on Barber’s success.
Stay away from Barber this week. Although Baltimore’s offense lives on the ground, Winston will take it to the air often on Sunday.
TE Cameron Brate
Well, sometimes it’s about making the most of your opportunities. Against the Carolina Panthers, Cameron Brate caught a pair of touchdown passes. Those would be the only passes Brate came down with for the entire contest.
In a year where tight end production is so hard to come by, Brate had one of the best performances at the position last week, but to expect him to find the end zone on a limited target share is too much to ask for.
Brate has found the end zone three times since O.J Howard went down with an injury, but he hasn’t earned more than 40 receiving yards in a game.
Try a less touchdown-dependent option this week.
WR Chris Godwin
Last week, Chris Godwin led the Buccaneers with 10 targets. With that workload, it should have been an impressive day for the second-year wideout.
However, Godwin and Winston couldn’t get on the same page. Godwin ended his day with one catch for 13 yards. For fantasy owners with playoff implications last week Godwin’s subpar performance may have been the difference.
Godwin’s quiet day seems to be the trend of late. In three of his last four games, Godwin has put up single-digit performances. With fantasy trophies on the line this weekend, don’t expect Godwin to be one of your top two receivers.
Proceed with caution with the potential FLEX play.