Chris Godwin

Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Wide Receiver #12
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Wide Receiver #12

Chris Godwin News

Monster volume day in loss

Godwin secured 12 of 13 targets for 110 yards and a touchdown in the Buccaneers' 23-17 overtime loss to the Browns on Sunday.

Analysis: Godwin comfortably paced the Buccaneers in receptions, receiving yards and targets while also securing the only touchdown among the team's wideouts. Godwin's score came from 10 yards out in the first quarter, his second trip to the end zone in as many games after not recording any in the first seven contests of the campaign. Godwin has no fewer than six receptions in any game since Week 1, giving him a very safe fantasy floor ahead of a Week 13 Monday night divisional clash against the Saints.

Nov 27, 2022 2:26 PM EST

First touchdown of season

Godwin recorded six receptions on eight targets for 71 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 21-16 win over the Seahawks.

Analysis: Godwin managed at least six receptions for the seventh consecutive game, though he showcased some more big-play ability. He caught what turned out to be the game-winning touchdown from four yards away early in the fourth quarter -- also his first of the season. In addition to the score, Godwin accounted for three of the Buccaneers' 10 longest plays from scrimmage, highlighted by gains of 19, 18 and 13 yards. With the performance, he's also topped 70 receiving yards in three of his last five games.

Nov 13, 2022 12:36 PM EST

Seven grabs in Sunday's win

Godwin caught seven of 10 targets for 36 yards in Sunday's 16-13 win over the Rams.

Analysis: The sixth-year wideout has seen double-digit targets in four straight games and five of the last six, but despite that volume he has yet to reach 100 receiving yards in a game or score a TD. Godwin could be due to break out in a Week 10 clash with the Seahawks in Germany.

Nov 6, 2022 7:20 PM EST

Another busy game Thursday

Godwin secured six of 11 targets for 75 yards in the Buccaneers' 27-22 loss to the Ravens on Thursday night.

Analysis: Godwin shared the lead in receptions and targets with Mike Evans, and he also had the second-longest catch of the night on a 44-yard grab that was just behind his teammate's 51-yard catch. The veteran has no fewer than six catches in five consecutive games, giving him a solid fantasy floor heading into a Week 9 road matchup versus the Rams a week from Sunday.

Oct 27, 2022 8:55 PM EST

Seven grabs in Week 7 loss

Godwin brought in seven of 13 targets for 43 yards and rushed once for two yards in the Buccaneers' 21-3 loss to the Panthers on Sunday.

Analysis: Godwin was second on the afternoon in receptions and targets for the Buccaneers but mostly limited to a short-area role, leading to his second-lowest yardage tally of the season. The veteran has compiled at least six grabs in four straight games, but he'll head into a Week 8 home showdown against the Ravens on Thursday night still searching for his 100-yard game of the season.

Oct 23, 2022 3:15 PM EST

Season-high yardage total in loss

Godwin secured six of 12 targets for 95 yards in the Buccaneers' 20-18 loss to the Steelers on Sunday.

Analysis: Godwin led the Bucs in receptions, receiving yards and targets on the afternoon, with the latter pair of tallies also qualifying as season highs. The veteran wideout has been very busy over the last three games after a quiet opener and a pair of absences in Weeks 2 and 3, posting a 19-215 line in that span. However, Godwin is still looking for both his first 100-yard game and touchdown, goals he'll look to accomplish in a Week 7 NFC South road battle against the Panthers.

Oct 16, 2022 3:08 PM EST

Cleared for Sunday

Godwin (hip/knee) doesn't have an injury designation for Sunday's game in Pittsburgh.

Analysis: Godwin progressed from non-participation Wednesday to limited Thursday to full participation Friday. It's worth noting that his playing time was scaled way back last week after the Bucs jumped out to a 21-0 lead, with Scotty Miller getting more playing time than Godwin after halftime. A full workload is possible now that Godwin is further removed from both last year's ACL tear and his more recent hamstring injury, but there's also some change he's scaled back again, especially if the Bucs jump out to a big lead. He, Mike Evans and Russell Gage will be the top three wide receivers this week, while Julio Jones (knee) is listed as doubtful after missing three straight practice.

Oct 14, 2022 12:31 PM EST

Gets day off Thursday

Godwin (hip/knee) logged a veteran rest day Thursday.

Analysis: On Wednesday, Godwin added a hip issue to his list of health concerns this season, practicing on a limited basis. After Thursday's day off, he'll aim to do enough at Friday's session to be cleared for game action. Even if he enters the weekend with a designation, though, there hasn't been any inkling that his status is in danger for Sunday's game at Pittsburgh. As for the rest of the receiving corps, Julio Jones (knee) also didn't practice, Russell Gage (ankle) was limited, and Breshad Perriman (knee/hamstring) and Jaelon Darden (tooth) practiced in full Thursday, so the group as a whole seems to be a bit healthier than most weeks to date.

Oct 13, 2022 12:57 PM EST

Now dealing with hip issue

Godwin (hip/knee) practiced on a limited basis Wednesday.

Analysis: Previously, Godwin tended to hamstring and knee injuries this season, so the addition of a hip issue is a new reality for the sixth-year pro. The Buccaneers' receiving corps remains banged-up, as Julio Jones (knee), Russell Gage (ankle) and Jaelon Darden (tooth) all didn't practice Wednesday. Godwin has gutted through his health concerns the last two games en route to 14 touches for 122 yards from scrimmage, and he'll look to do the same Sunday at Pittsburgh, assuming he gains clearance to play.

Oct 12, 2022 1:32 PM EST

Seven total touches in win

Godwin secured all six targets for 61 yards and rushed once for two yards in the Buccaneers' 21-15 win over the Falcons on Sunday.

Analysis: Godwin tied for second in receptions and checked in third in receiving yards on the afternoon, and just as important, made it through a second consecutive game with his health intact. Godwin has been busy, albeit in a shorter-area role, over the last two games, leading to a 13-120 line on 16 targets. Godwin draws a favorable matchup against a vulnerable and injury-hampered Steelers secondary on the road in Week 6.

Oct 9, 2022 3:18 PM EST

Cleared to play

Godwin (knee) doesn't have an injury designation for Sunday's game against Atlanta, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Neither does Russell Gage, who was listed as questionable with a hamstring injury for each of the team's first four games (playing in all four). Godwin, on the other hand, missed two games with a hamstring injury, returning Week 4 with a 7-59-0 receiving line on 10 targets and 83 percent of snaps in a 41-31 loss to the Chiefs. He could have a similar role this weekend against a Falcons defense that's cycled a few defensive backs through the slot this year while keeping starting CBs A.J. Terrell and Casey Heyward on the perimeter.

Oct 7, 2022 11:49 AM EST

Still limited Thursday

Godwin (knee) practiced in a limited capacity Thursday.

Analysis: The Buccaneers' receiving corps continues to boast a handful of banged-up players, with all of Godwin, Julio Jones (knee), Russell Gage (hamstring) and Breshad Perriman (knee/hamstring) having a cap in their reps this week. With regard to Godwin, he's coming of a 7-59-0 performance on 10 targets in the team's Week 4 loss to the Chiefs, so he'd be in line for a large target share Sunday against the Falcons if he's available. Friday's injury report could clear up his status entering the weekend.

Oct 6, 2022 1:50 PM EST

Tending to knee issue

Godwin (knee) was limited at practice Wednesday.

Analysis: Godwin sat out Weeks 2 and 3 due to a strained hamstring, only to return this past Sunday against the Chiefs. After hauling in seven of 10 targets for 59 yards in the 41-31 loss, he now is tending to a knee issue, which may be the same body part that endured a torn ACL last December. In any case, Godwin was joined by Julio Jones (knee), Russell Gage (hamstring) and Breshad Perriman (knee/hamstring) as limited participants Wednesday, so murkiness again surrounds the Bucs' receiving corps and who may be available on game day.

Oct 5, 2022 1:44 PM EST

Gritty performance in SNF loss

Godwin (hamstring) had seven receptions (10 targets) for 59 yards in Sunday's 41-31 loss to the Chiefs.

Analysis: Godwin came into the game on a hobbled leg and suffered another injury scare late in the third quarter, according to JC Allen of the Pewter Report. The talented wideout was able to return to the game after a brief absence, and it appeared that he was favoring his midsection as opposed to it being his ailing hamstring acting up. All things told, Godwin appeared to have escaped the game unscathed heading into a matchup against the Falcons next Sunday.

Oct 2, 2022 9:28 PM EST

Returns to action Sunday

Godwin (hamstring) is listed as active Sunday versus the Chiefs.

Analysis: Godwin sandwiched a rest day Thursday around a pair of limited sessions, officially entering the weekend as questionable to play for the first time since straining his hamstring Week 1. Now that he's back in the lineup, he'll join Mike Evans at the top of the depth chart, while Julio Jones (knee) and Russell Gage (hamstring) mix into the passing game and Breshad Perriman (knee) and Scotty Miller (coach's decision) sit out. Godwin may be on a snap count in his return, but his rapport with Tom Brady is notable, so he could make an impact, even with limited targets.

Oct 2, 2022 3:52 PM EST

Optimism for Sunday

Godwin (hamstring) is expected to suit up for Sunday's game against the Chiefs but remains a game-time decision, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Analysis: Godwin and Julio Jones (knee) are both listed as questionable but expected to suit up Sunday, as long as things go well in pregame warmups. However, the timing of Sunday's 8:20 p.m. E.T. kickoff still poses a challenge for fantasy managers making lineup decisions, especially as Godwin and Julio appear to be true game-time decisions. It's additionally possible that Godwin's reps could be limited as a precaution, even if he is cleared to take the field.

Oct 2, 2022 2:39 AM EST

Listed as questionable

Godwin (hamstring), a likely game-time decision, is listed as questionable for Sunday's matchup with Kansas City, Jenna Laine of reports.

Analysis: It's a suboptimal situation for fantasy managers with three of Tampa's top four WRs listed as questionable for the Sunday night game, though Russell Gage (hamstring) at least seems highly likely to play through his injury for a fourth straight week. Godwin and Julio Jones (knee), on the other hand, will be treated as game-time decisions according to coach Todd Bowles. Godwin sandwiched two limited practices around a 'DNP' on Thursday this week, while Jones practiced the first two days before sitting out Friday. Barring further updates, both need to be viewed as truly questionable ahead of the 8:20 p.m. ET kickoff this Sunday.

Sep 30, 2022 1:26 PM EST

Headed for game-time decision

Coach Todd Bowles said Godwin (hamstring) will be a game-time decision Sunday against the Chiefs, Jenna Laine of ESPN.comreports.

Analysis: Bowles said the same is true for Julio Jones, who was a limited practice participant all week after missing the past two games with a hip injury. Breshad Perriman, meanwhile, will be listed as doubtful with a hamstring issue, though he might've been sliding back to a depth role this week even if he'd remained healthy. Godwin appears truly questionable entering the weekend and likely will be listed as such on the final injury report.

Sep 30, 2022 9:40 AM EST

Rest day Thursday

Godwin (hamstring) received a veteran rest day Thursday, Brianna Dix of the Buccaneers' official site reports.

Analysis: One day removed from logging a limited practice for the first time since injuring his hamstring in the season opener, Godwin got the day off Thursday. His activity level at Friday's session may provide insight into his potential to return Sunday against the Chiefs, but at this point he seems destined to enter the weekend with a 'questionable' designation.

Sep 29, 2022 2:15 PM EST

Returns to limited practice

Godwin (hamstring) practiced in a limited capacity Wednesday.

Analysis: This marks Godwin's first on-field work since hurting his hamstring back in Week 1. It's a sign that he's attempting to ramp for a return Sunday night against the Chiefs, but his ability to get through practice Thursday and Friday unscathed likely will go a long way in ending his DNP streak at two games. Meanwhile, Russell Gage (hamstring, limited), Julio Jones (knee, limited) and Breshad Perriman (knee/hamstring, DNP) also showed up on the first injury report of Week 4, indicating the Bucs could have most of its receiving corps available this weekend.

Sep 28, 2022 2:42 PM EST

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