Chris Godwin Fantasy Football News 2019

2:09pm EDT 9/29/19

Bucs WR Chris Godwin (hip) is active for today’s game against the Rams. He only got in a limited practice on Friday, so it’s tough to believe that he’s anywhere close to 100%. Godwin is more of a WR3 this week.

Bucs WR Chris Godwin (hip) is expected to play against the Rams today, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Godwin only got in a limited practice on Friday, but HC Bruce Arians said he was "moving around well." The hip issue still adds risk to Godwin's Week 4 fantasy outlook -- on top of a tough matchup against a loaded Rams secondary.

Bucs HC Bruce Arians labeled WR Chris Godwin (hip) a game-time decision for Sunday's tilt with the Rams. Godwin returned to practice on Friday after missing the first 2 days and was "moving around well," according to Arians. Bucs-Rams doesn't kick off until 4:05 pm ET, so hopefully we get an update on Godwin's status on Sunday morning.

Bucs WR Chris Godwin (hip) missed his 2nd straight practice on Thursday. His availability for this weekend's game against the Rams is now in serious doubt. Check back tomorrow for another update.

Bucs WR Chris Godwin was held out of Wednesday's practice with a hip issue. He played his usual snap rate in last weekend's loss to the Giants, so this could just be a day off. We'll update Godwin's status tomorrow.

Bucs HC Bruce Arians said Wednesday that WR Chris Godwin "should fit perfectly" in his offense. "He's a physical guy. He's a big guy," Arians continued. "We can use him in the slot, we can use him out wide. So he'll never come off the field." Godwin won't never come off the field, but he's certainly in for a big jump from last year's 64% snap rate. Godwin has breakout written all over him this season and is worth his current 5th-round, WR21 ADP.

Bucs GM Jason Licht expects WR Chris Godwin to play more in the slot under HC Bruce Arians. Licht compared Godwin's potential role to the one Larry Fitzgerald played in Arians' offense. Fitz averaged 94 catches, 1,026 yards and 6.6 TDs in 5 seasons under Arians. Godwin, of course, will remain behind Mike Evans on the totem pole. But the departures of DeSean Jackson and Adam Humphries free up 179 targets. Everything is in place for a breakout 2019 for Godwin.

Titans WR Adam Humphries has inked a 4-year, $36 million deal with the Titans. The former undrafted free agent boosted his catch and yardage totals in each of his 4 seasons in Tampa Bay, topping out with a 76-816-5 line this past year. A pure slot receiver, Humphries is averaging just 10.6 yards per catch for his career but sports a nice 70.4% catch rate. He has a shot to finish 2nd on the 2019 Titans in targets, with nothing proven at WR behind Corey Davis and 34-year-old TE Delanie Walker returning from a fractured ankle. The Bucs, meanwhile, have now lost Humphries and DeSean Jackson today. That leaves Chris Godwin as the clear #2 and 2018 5th-rounder Justin Watson as an intriguing sleeper -- barring a major addition at the position. TE O.J. Howard should also see a rise in targets.

The Buccaneers have agreed to a trade that will send WR DeSean Jackson to the Eagles. Once it's official, the move would give Philly the deep threat that Mike Wallace wasn't able to provide in 2018. There's room for Jackson to rank 2nd among Eagles WRs in targets, though he's not likely to crack the team's top 2. Having Alshon Jeffery and Zach Ertz ahead of him will limit the target ceiling. Jackson's departure clears the way for WR Chris Godwin to remain the #2 in Tampa going forward.

Update: Philly will also sign Jackson to a new 3-year, $27 million deal -- confirmation that he's set to play a big role in the offense.

The Bucs have hired Bruce Arians as their new HC. Byron Leftwich will serve as the OC, but it'll be Arians running the show. He was out of coaching this past year but spent the previous 5 seasons as the Cardinals' HC and also has 9 years of experience as an NFL OC. After struggling early in his career, Arians has landed 7 of his last 9 offenses inside the top 14 in total yards. He tends to lean toward the pass, with just 1 of those last 9 offenses ranking higher in rush attempts than pass attempts. All 9 of those units finished top 15 in pass yards, with 5 cracking the top 10. We'd expect a pass-leaning attack in Tampa Bay -- good news for QB Jameis Winston and WRs Mike Evans and Chris Godwin

Bucs WR DeSean Jackson (Achilles) did not practice all week and is listed as doubtful for Sunday’s game against the Falcons. His absence means a boost in snaps for WR Chris Godwin, who should be considered a WR3 with upside.

Bucs WR DeSean Jackson did not practice on Wednesday. He suffered a foot injury in last week's loss to the Cowboys and ended up playing just 36% of the snaps. His absence in Sunday's finale against the Falcons would be a boost for WR Chris Godwin.

11:12am EST 12/23/18

Bucs WR DeSean Jackson (thumb) is active for today’s game against the Cowboys. He’s a risk/reward WR4 in his 1st action since Week 12. Jackson’s return figures to eat into WR Chris Godwin’s snaps.

Bucs WR DeSean Jackson (thumb) is listed as questionable but is expected to play against the Cowboys this weekend after full practices on Thursday and Friday. D-Jax is just a boom/bust WR4 in his 1st action since Week 12. But his return makes WR Chris Godwin an even shakier fantasy play.

Bucs WR DeSean Jackson (thumb) returned to practice on Wednesday. "Catching the ball well," insider Rick Stroud noted. Jackson appears to be trending toward playing against the Cowboys this weekend. His return would ding WR Chris Godwin's fantasy value.

Bucs WR DeSean Jackson (thumb) is out again for Sunday’s game against the Ravens. WR Chris Godwin saw another 10 targets with D-Jax out last week. So despite that 1-catch dud — and a tough matchup this week — Godwin remains a WR3 option.

Bucs WR DeSean Jackson (thumb) missed practice all week and is out for Sunday’s game against the Saints. That again makes Chris Godwin a WR2 with upside and also gives WR Adam Humphries a slight bump in his target projection.

Buccaneers WR DeSean Jackson didn't practice Wednesday because of the left thumb injury that kept him out of Week 13. Chris Godwin owners certainly wouldn't mind if Jackson continues to miss game time. The 2nd-year wideout has reached 98 receiving yards in all 3 games he has played without Jackson active to date.

Bucs WR DeSean Jackson (thumb) is out for Sunday's game against the Panthers. He's played 54% of the offensive snaps and averaged 6.4 targets per game, so this is a significant loss. Mike Evans, Chris Godwin, Adam Humphries and Cameron Brate should all pick up an extra target or 2. Godwin, who's playing time has yo-yoed all season, is the biggest winner.

Bucs WR DeSean Jackson had a cast on his left thumb at Thursday's practice, insider Rick Stroud reports. D-Jax was on the practice field but not catching passes. It's unclear if he'll try to play through the issue against the Panthers this weekend, but he'll obviously be a high-risk fantasy start if he does. WRs Chris Godwin and Adam Humphries will benefit from a limited or sidelined Jackson.

 
 
 

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