Who Should I Start? JuJu Smith-Schuster or Chris Godwin

Week 1 Projections

Fant. Pts. Rush. Yds. Rush TD Rec. Rec. Yds. Rec TD
16.5 0.0 0.0 6.4 70.6 0.5

JuJu Smith-Schuster News

JuJu Smith-Schuster Could Be On His Way Out

Thursday, May 2, 2:33 PM

Starting next month, the New England Patriots could cut wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster at a cost of $9.6 million in dead money and no salary cap relief, per Over the Cap, while releasing him before then would incur $2.6 million more in dead money and take a small chunk out of their league-leading $54 million cap room. If the Pats traded Smith-Schuster after June 1, they'd save almost $7 million in cap space and clear room for their young receivers to see more playing time. New England could prioritize playing time for rookies Ja'Lynn Polk and Javon Baker, plus 2023 sixth-rounder Demario Douglas. It all means that Smith-Schuster may no longer be the team's No. 2 receiver, especially with Kendrick Bourne and K.J. Osborn also on the roster.

Week 1 Projections

Fant. Pts. Rush. Yds. Rush TD Rec. Rec. Yds. Rec TD
21.2 1.6 0.0 8.5 88.2 0.6

Chris Godwin News

Chris Godwin Moving Back Into Slot Role

Monday, May 6, 4:12 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Chris Godwin is moving back into the slot receiver role in 2024, according to his position coach, Bryan McClendon. Godwin, who has posted at least 1,000 receiving yards in four of his last five seasons, played just 32.1% of his snaps in the slot last year. In 2022, he lined up in the slot 57.6% of the time. The 28-year-old's 7.6 targets per game was his lowest clip since 2020, so perhaps a move back to his more natural position will see that figure come back toward the 9.0 per game range. Mike Evans remains in the X-role, while Trey Palmer and third-round rookie Jalen McMillan will compete to start in three-wide sets.

JuJu Smith-Schuster vs. Chris Godwin

Still trying to decide between Smith-Schuster and Godwin? Check on the latest news to make sure both players are active and healthy. Our PPR projections show that JuJu Smith-Schuster is projected to score 16.5 points this week while Chris Godwin is projected to score 21.2 points.