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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.