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.
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.
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.
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.
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.