5 Bucs players the Vikings should be most concerned about this week

(Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images) Chris Godwin and Tom Brady
(Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images) Chris Godwin and Tom Brady /
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Chris Godwin – WR

The Bucs are loaded with wide receivers and every one of them will be an issue for the Vikings. With Mike Evans banged up, Chris Godwin could end up being Tom Brady’s top target on Sunday, and he’s going to be a handful for Cameron Dantzler to cover.

From a physical standpoint, Dantzler is the best matchup for the 6-foot-1, 209-pound Godwin, who has deceptive speed and excels at going up and battling for the ball when it is in the air.

He has become one of Tom Brady’s most trusted targets and he has registered 49 receptions for 562 yards and three touchdowns this season. While those numbers don’t jump off the page, it has to be noted that Godwin has played in just eight of Tampa Bay’s 12 games due to injuries.

The only silver lining here is that Dantzler is coming off the best game of his career as he was able to shut down Jaguars receiver DJ Chark last week. The rookie corner will be as ready as ever be to face Godwin and the Vikings will hope he’s up to the challenge.