WEEK 15 PREPARATION
8 injuries that will shape Week 15
Some of you may disagree with these thoughts and opinions, but that's fine. I like to follow stats, trends, and matchups. These thoughts are based on those observations.
Take advantage of injured players
Several key players are likely out for Week 15 after suffering an injury in last week's game. Ultimately, this means there will be a void that needs to be filled. In hopeful cases, it's by another player from the same position, but not always. Below is a look at how 8 key injuries will shape Week 15 and who benefits the most.
Players injured last week who aren't expected to play in Week 15.
1. Mike Evans WR, Tampa Bay (hamstring) - Chris Godwin is expected to pick up a considerable amount of the void left by Evans, but don't overlook Breshad Perriman. Perriman is third on the team in targets and he has 8 receptions on 11 targets for 157 yards and 1 touchdown in the last two games. Perriman was on the field for 83% of the Bucs offensive snaps last week and should see similar results this week. Tampa Bay will face Detroit on the road who has allowed at least 1 touchdown to a wide receiver in 8 of the last 9 games. Godwin is a must-start, but Perriman could be a sneak play.