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Chris Godwin


#16 Wide Receiver

158 Projected Points

ADP: Not Available
Bye: 9
Experience: 4 Yr(s)
Age: 25
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 209
40 Time: 4.42

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Week 6 Projections
Rec Rec Yds Rec TDs Fantasy Pts
6.1 78.3 0.5 10.8
Weekly Writeup
Godwin has been relatively disappointing lately but still ranks 15th among WRs in targets and 14th in expected fantasy points. He remains an excellent weekly fantasy play with big upside in this explosive Bucs passing game.

Rest Of Way Outlook

Rec Rec Yds Rec TDs Fantasy Pts
5.4 71 0.5 10.1
Week 5
Godwin’s 11 targets led the Bucs in Sunday’s easy win over Miami. Tom Brady threw 5 TDs, so through that lens, Godwin’s 7-70 line was a bit disappointing. He was fed 3 screens — plus a jet sweep pass — so the Bucs made it a point to get him involved. Godwin also drew an end zone target and had another (in great coverage) come just shy of the goal line. With zero TDs over his past 3 games, Godwin’s TD luck should rebound shortly .Tom Brady’s playing some of the best ball of his career, and it’s quite possible Rob Gronkowski misses another week or 2. Next up is a favorable Thursday night game at Philly.
Week 4
It was a rough outing on SNF for Chris Godwin. He didn’t have many opportunities throughout the game, finished tied for fourth on the team in targets. The team struggled to maintain any flow in the passing game throughout the night due to torrential rain and a great defensive gameplan by the Patriots. Production was down across the board in the passing game and Godwin’s numbers were no exception. He finished the night with 3 catches (on 5 targets) for 55 yards. The game against New England produced Godwin’s lowest output in catches and yardage of the season. However, Godwin and Brady’s connection is too solid to have back-to-back duds. We have him ranked at WR12 this week against the Dolphins talented secondary. The Dolphins have held opposing WR groups to less than 150 receiving yards in 3 out of 4 games so far this season. The next three games on the schedule for Godwin and the Bucs are MIA, @PHI, CHI. We expect Godwin to be a fringe WR1 from here on out.
Week 3
Godwin took a backseat to Mike Evans in Week 3, securing 6-74. Godwin saved his fantasy day in the 4th quarter, catching 3 balls for 45 yards with the Bucs down multiple scores. The good news for Godwin owners is that this production was solid as he faced a lot of Jalen Ramsey. Ramsey is now the primary slot CB for LA, which makes Godwin’s performance even more impressive last week. Godwin still paced the team in routes. And with Brady playing at a high level, he has a big ceiling rest of season.
This week, Godwin could be in line for a big performance as the Bucs take on the Patriots. The Patriots have allowed roughly 50% of their WR production on the inside (league average is 38%), which makes Godwin a must start in Week 4.
Week 2
Godwin caught 4 of 5 targets for 62 yards and 1 TD in the Bucs' Week 2 win over the Falcons.
Godwin has scored a TD in both games thus far this season as Tom Brady has thrown for a whopping 9 TDs through 2 games.
Godwin had a solid game as he also drew 2 defensive pass interference penalties in the end zone, setting up TDs for his teammates Mike Evans and Rob Gronkowski.
Godwin is a borderline top 15 option at WR every week and will benefit in a big way if Mike Evans or Antonio Brown were to miss any time due to injury.
Week 1
Godwin made 9 catches for 105 yards, 9th in the NFL during Week 1. His 5-yard TD opened the scoring.

There are plenty of passes available to catch in Tom Brady’s offense. In each of the last 3 seasons, Godwin has scored at least 7 TDs and gained at least 840 receiving yards. He belongs on fantasy rosters but check on his availability for Week 2. On Tuesday, he was added to the Bucs’ injury report as a limited participant because of a quadriceps injury.

Basic Stats Preseason Player Analysis

What You Need to Know:

  • Godwin failed to deliver on major preseason hype. While he finished 15th in PPR points per game, he made only 12 appearances. That dropped him to WR31 overall.
  • Godwin missed 1 game with a concussion, 2 with a hamstring injury and 1 with a fractured finger. He was rarely fully healthy.
  • Antonio Brown joined the team ahead of Week 9. Godwin averaged 7.25 targets. 6.25 catches, 70 yards and .5 TDs in 4 games without Brown. He notched 6.8-5.0-70-.62 in 8 games with AB.
  • A good chunk of his production surfaced in Weeks 15-17 against poor pass defenses (Atlanta twice, Detroit). He totaled 21-253-4 over that stretch. Godwin finished with 65-840-7 for the year.
  • Godwin’s value really stayed afloat with Tampa Bay ranking 3rd in pass rate; 6th in pass attempts.
  • Tom Brady remained a top-10 QB. The duo connected on 77.3% of their targets. Godwin did post an ugly 10% drop rate, but 5 surfaced in a single game.
  • The Bucs placed the franchise tag on Godwin in March. He’ll earn nearly $16 million.
  • Tampa Bay also re-signed Antonio Brown and Rob Gronkowski. The same starting unit returns for the Brady-led Bucs.
  • Only 25, Godwin might not have peaked quite yet. Having Brady continue to play at a high level is key here, and based on what we saw in 2020, a sharp decline is unlikely.
  • Given the COVID offseason and limited in-person practices, it’s no surprise that this unit experienced an adjustment period. But after a Week 13 bye, Tampa Bay ranked 2nd in total yards and total points.

Draft Sharks Bottom Line

Injuries put a cap on Godwin’s 2020 upside. He missed 4 games after playing 16, 16 and 14 over his first 3 seasons. His quality of play suffered as a result, with Godwin posting career-worst marks in YPC, drop rate and Pro Football Focus receiving grade.

The return of Antonio Brown isn’t ideal, but the 25-year-old Godwin still profiles as a worthy WR2 on the pass-happy Bucs.

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Bucs WR Chris Godwin is not listed on the final injury report for Thursday night's opener vs. the Cowboys. He was limited in Tuesday's practice with a quad issue but returned to a full practice on Wednesday. Godwin is a strong fantasy play against a Cowboys defense that ranked 2nd-to-last in adjusted fantasy points allowed to WRs last year.

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Bucs WR Chris Godwin was added to Tuesday's injury report with a quad and limited in practice on Tuesday. That's all we know at this point. Check back tomorrow for another update ahead of Thursday night's opener vs. the Cowboys.

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The Buccaneers are placing the franchise tag on WR Chris Godwin, according to multiple reports. Barring a trade, that locks in a 2021 return for Godwin. We'll see whether the 2 sides work out a longer-term deal before the deadline. Godwin slipped last season from his monster 2019 production, but he still ranked 15th among wideouts in PPR points per game. Expect him to battle Mike Evans once again for the top fantasy score among Bucs receivers. His return suppresses the upside of 2nd-year WR Tyler Johnson, but it keeps QB Tom Brady working with 1 of the league's best WR tandems. We'll see what Tampa elects to do with WR Antonio Brown, who is headed for free agency this month.

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Bucs WRs Chris Godwin (finger) and Mike Evans (hamstring) were left off the final injury report. Godwin missed Wednesday’s practice after getting a pin removed from his previously broken finger but put in full workouts on Thursday and Friday. Evans was limited Wednesday, sidelined on Thursday but a full-go on Friday. Both guys are safe to get into Week 14 fantasy lineups.

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Bucs WR Chris Godwin (finger) put in a full practice on Thursday. It's confirmation that he'll be ready to rock for this weekend's game vs. the Vikings.

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