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Chris Godwin

Chris Godwin

Wide Receiver #12
ADP:Round: 2, Pick: 9
Team: Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Ht / Wt:6'1" / 209 lb.
College:Penn State
Age:24
Born:February 27, 1996
Drafted:2017 / Rd. 3 (84)
Draft Team:TB

Chris Godwin: Continues attending workouts

Godwin was among approximately a dozen Buccaneers players present for a two-hour workout at Berkeley Preparatory School on Tuesday, Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Analysis: Despite the NFLPA advising players to not continue congregating for private workouts in the wake of a slew of coronavirus infections around the country and to multiple players, quarterback Tom Brady continues to convene the early-morning sessions at Berkeley. The group that's regularly in attendance has steadily grown, and Godwin has been a consistent participant from the start several weeks ago. He once again ran a full array of routes Tuesday, working alongside new arrival Rob Gronkowski, among others. Godwin's 2020 outlook is bright with Brady at the helm, although the addition of Gronkowski certainly has the potential to eat into the overall target share on the team.

June 23, 2020 9:07 PM EST

Chris Godwin: Sees upgrade at quarterback

Godwin (hamstring) is slated to catch passes from Tom Brady now that the latter has agreed to a two-year deal with the Buccaneers, Jim Trotter of NFL.com reports.

Analysis: Godwin navigated the inaccuracy and ball-security issues of former battery mate Jameis Winston to post a career-high 86-1,333-9 line in 2019, his first season in coach Bruce Arians' aggressive passing attack. He now gets a major upgrade at quarterback in Brady, with the future Hall of Famer excelling at the intermediate routes that Godwin has thrived with over his first three seasons. The Penn State product recorded 22 catches of between 20 and 39 yards last season, and Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times relays comments from ESPN analyst Dan Orlovsky in which the former NFL quarterback emphasizes his belief Brady's arm remains more than strong enough to thrive with the abundance of downhill play-action passes that Arians' system calls for.

March 18, 2020 11:37 PM EST

Chris Godwin: Can't play in Pro Bowl

Godwin (hamstring) won't play in the Pro Bowl, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Godwin's hamstring injury has lingered deep into January, but that doesn't necessarily mean it will still be an issue when the Bucs start their offseason program in mid-April. The team's quarterback situation is a bigger concern, with Jameis Winston set to become an unrestricted free agent if the Bucs don't use the franchise tag or sign him to a new contract before March 18.

January 21, 2020 10:04 AM EST

Chris Godwin: Ruled out for Week 17

Godwin (hamstring) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Falcons, Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Godwin hasn't been able to practice since he suffered the hamstring injury Week 15. He was one of the top breakout stars of the 2019 NFL season, hauling in 86 of 121 targets for 1,333 yards and nine touchdowns in 14 games. Godwin heads into Week 17 ranking second among qualified pass catchers in yards per game (95.2) and fourth in yards per target (11.0), with teammate Mike Evans (89.0 YPG, 9.8 YPT) not too far behind. Jameis Winston will have Breshad Perriman and Justin Watson as his top wide receivers for Week 17.

December 27, 2019 9:15 AM EST

Chris Godwin: Absent for another practice

Godwin (hamstring) wasn't spotted on the field during Thursday's practice and will go down as a non-participant on the Buccaneers' official report, Eduardo A. Encina of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Analysis: Tampa Bay also listed Godwin as a non-participant when the team released its initial Week 17 report Wednesday, but his activity was merely estimated since the team didn't hold an actual practice Christmas Day. Unless Godwin surprisingly takes the field in some capacity for the Bucs' final practice of the week Friday, he'll be highly unlikely to suit up for Sunday's season finale versus the Falcons.

December 26, 2019 8:29 AM EST

Chris Godwin: Not participating to begin week

Godwin (hamstring) was listed as a non-participant on the Buccaneers' estimated practice report.

Analysis: Tampa Bay didn't stage a practice Wednesday due to the holiday, but it doesn't sound like Godwin would have been able to get on the field if the team had scheduled a workout. While Godwin will have two more opportunities to work through the injury and practice in some fashion, his early chances of playing in the season finale Sunday against the Falcons don't appear promising.

December 25, 2019 12:12 PM EST

Chris Godwin: Officially out for Week 16

Coach Bruce Arians ruled Godwin (hamstring) out for Saturday's game against the Texans, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: The news comes as no real surprise after Arians indicated after last week's win over the Lions that Godwin's hamstring injury was similar to the one suffered the prior week by Mike Evans, who was ultimately placed on injured reserve Wednesday. For now, the Buccaneers will take a wait-and-see approach with Godwin for the Dec. 29 regular-season finale against the Falcons, but the third-year wideout's absence for Week 16 will loom large. Along with Godwin and Evans, the Buccaneers' receiving corps will be without rookie Scott Miller (hamstring), who was also placed on injured reserve earlier this week. Expect wideouts Breshad Perriman and Justin Watson, tight ends O.J. Howard and Cameron Brate and running back Dare Ogunbowale to operate as Jameis Winston's main weapons in the passing game.

December 19, 2019 9:18 AM EST

Chris Godwin: Ends week without practicing

Godwin (hamstring) isn't participating in Thursday's practice, Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: With Godwin having failed to practice in any fashion Tuesday through Thursday, he'll carry an injury designation into Saturday's matchup with the Texans if coach Bruce Arians doesn't officially rule the receiver out when he meets with the media at the conclusion of practice. In addition to Godwin's expected absence Saturday, the Buccaneers will be missing Mike Evans (hamstring) and Scott Miller (hamstring), who were moved to injured reserve earlier this week. That leaves Breshad Perriman and Justin Watson as the top options in a depleted wideout corps, while tight ends O.J. Howard and Cameron Brate should also be tasked with picking up some of the vacated targets.

December 19, 2019 8:42 AM EST

Chris Godwin: No practice reps Wednesday

Godwin (hamstring) was held out of practice Wednesday.

Analysis: The results of Tuesday's MRI on Godwin's hamstring are unknown, but the wide receiver hasn't stepped on the practice field yet this week. The Buccaneers are three days out from their Week 16 matchup with the Texans, so Godwin seems to be in danger of donning street clothes this weekend. With Mike Evans and Scott Miller landing on injured reserve Tuesday due to their own hamstring injuries, Tampa Bay may have to rely on Breshad Perriman and Justin Watson as its top options at wide receiver. Meanwhile, the tight end duo of O.J. Howard and Cameron Brate figure to have elevated roles in the passing attack.

December 18, 2019 1:35 PM EST

Chris Godwin: Not practicing Tuesday

Godwin (hamstring) isn't participating in Tuesday's practice, Eduardo A. Encina of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Analysis: Godwin was scheduled to undergo an MRI on Tuesday, so the Buccaneers will await his test results before determining his availability for practice. Even if the MRI clears Godwin of any significant damage to his hamstring, the Buccaneers don't seem to be counting on the wideout making it back on a short week, as Tampa Bay hosts the Texans on Saturday. With Mike Evans and Scott Miller also sidelined to begin the week with hamstring injuries of their own, the Buccaneers are down to Breshad Perriman, Justin Watson, Ishmael Hyman and Cyril Grayson as the lone healthy receivers on the roster.

December 17, 2019 11:03 AM EST

Chris Godwin: Getting MRI on Tuesday

Godwin (hamstring) is scheduled to undergo an MRI on Tuesday, Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: After Godwin was forced out early in Sunday's 38-17 win over the Lions, coach Bruce Arians expressed concern that the wideout's hamstring injury could end up costing him some time. An official timeline for Godwin's return isn't likely to emerge until the results of the MRI are read, but fantasy managers should probably prepare themselves to be without the 23-year-old for Week 16 matchups. With fellow star receiver Mike Evans (hamstring) and depth option Scotty Miller (hamstring) also looking iffy, at best, for Saturday's matchup with the Texans, Breshad Perriman and Justin Watson could headline the Buccaneers' wideout ranks during the upcoming weekend.

December 16, 2019 9:45 AM EST

Chris Godwin: Hamstring injury similar to Evans'

Coach Bruce Arians called Godwin's hamstring injury "not good" following Sunday's 38-17 win at Detroit, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Just one game removed from fellow wideout Mike Evans suffering a serious hamstring injury, the same fate befell Godwin. Prior to Godwin's departure in the third quarter, he racked up what ended up being a team-best 121 yards on his five catches (seven targets). If Godwin and Evans are out of the lineup Saturday against the Texans, their combined 17.6 targets per game on the campaign will be up for grabs for the likes of Breshad Perriman, Justin Watson and Ishmael Hyman to take on. Meanwhile, Scott Miller might not join that trio due to the hamstring injury he suffered Sunday.

December 15, 2019 2:14 PM EST

Chris Godwin: Won't return Sunday

Godwin (hamstring) was carted to the locker room during Sunday's game in Detroit and won't return, Michael Rothstein of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Buccaneers wide receivers are dropping like flies. First, Mike Evans sustained a serious hamstring injury Week 14 and didn't take the field Sunday. Then, second-year slot receiver Scotty Miller was ruled out of this contest with a hamstring concern of his own. Godwin himself suffered a hamstring issue, leaving Tampa Bay with just Breshad Perriman, Justin Watson and Ishmael Hyman at the position.

December 15, 2019 12:25 PM EST

Chris Godwin: Bump in volume likely on tap

Godwin is likely to see an increase in his average of 8.7 targets per game with Mike Evans (hamstring) expected to miss the last three contests of the season.

Analysis: Jeremy Fowler of ESPN cited a team source in a Tuesday report that indicates Evans will be sidelined for the Buccaneers' last three games "barring unexpected improvement" in his badly pulled hamstring. Any Evans absence should equate to a bump in workload for Godwin, who was just behind his teammate's team-high pace of 9.1 targets per contest. Godwin has proven efficient with his opportunities -- he owns a solid 71.7 percent catch rate -- so a handful of additional targets in coach Bruce Arians' aggressive passing attack could certainly lead to a nice uptick in production at a critical time of the fantasy season.

December 10, 2019 11:06 PM EST

Chris Godwin: Paces pass catchers in win

Godwin brought in seven of nine targets for 91 yards in the Buccaneers' 38-35 win over the Colts on Sunday.

Analysis: Godwin paced the Buccaneers in receptions, receiving yardage and targets for the afternoon, but on a day when Jameis Winston comfortably eclipsed 400 passing yards, the receiver's day could arguably be considered somewhat underwhelming from a fantasy perspective. Nevertheless, Godwin's yardage tally was his second highest since Week 6, so it did represent a nice bump over his average over recent weeks. Additionally, with Mike Evans having suffered what could be a serious hamstring injury Sunday, Godwin could be set to serve as the No. 1 wideout in coach Bruce Arians' high-powered attack for what remains of the campaign.

December 8, 2019 3:46 PM EST

Chris Godwin: Quiet in Week 13 victory

Godwin secured four of six targets for 50 yards in the Buccaneers' 28-11 win over the Jaguars on Sunday.

Analysis: Godwin crashed back down to earth after his eye-popping 7-184-2 line in the Week 12 win over the Falcons, with Jameis Winston getting Breshad Perriman (5-87) and O.J. Howard (5-60) involved at an atypically high rate Sunday. Despite the downturn, Godwin has the ability to pop off on any given week, and with no fewer than six targets in nine straight games, a robust role in the offense is all but guaranteed each time he suits up. The third-year wideout will look to bounce back with better production versus the Colts in Week 14.

December 1, 2019 2:59 PM EST

Chris Godwin: Monster performance in Week 12 win

Godwin brought in seven of eight targets for 184 yards and two touchdowns in the Buccaneers' 35-22 win over the Falcons on Sunday.

Analysis: Godwin got his day started in earnest with a beautiful 71-yard touchdown grab in extremely tight coverage midway through the first quarter, giving the Buccaneers their first points of the contest. He'd eventually also make another impressive catch in much closer quarters, bringing in a one-yard scoring throw in the second quarter on a play where the ball appeared to carom into his hands off the defender's body. Godwin eclipsed the 1,000-yard mark for the season with his stellar afternoon, one that featured a season high in receiving yardage and his first 100-yard game since Week 6. The stellar third-year pro will look to follow up his memorable performance in a Week 13 interconference matchup against the in-state rival Jaguars.

November 24, 2019 1:49 PM EST

Chris Godwin: FInds end zone in loss

Godwin hauled in three of six targets for 47 yards and a touchdown in the Buccaneers' 34-17 loss to the Saints on Sunday.

Analysis: Godwin put together another relatively modest stat line, but his 30-yard scoring grab late in the third quarter boosted his day from a fantasy perspective. The third-year wideout hadn't crossed the goal since Week 5 in a game against this same Saints squad, and he's now failed to eclipse 100 yards in four consecutive contests. Godwin will look to build on Sunday's score against the Falcons in a Week 12 divisional showdown.

November 17, 2019 2:52 PM EST

Chris Godwin: Another stellar stat line

Godwin secured 10 of 12 targets for 151 yards in the Buccaneers' 37-26 loss to the Panthers on Sunday.

Analysis: Godwin's massive day was accomplished with excellent efficiency, with fellow wideout Mike Evans needing 17 targets to generate a 9-96 line in comparison. Despite Evans' solid line, Godwin is clearly the No. 1 receiver in the offense for all practical purposes, with his three straight 100-yard efforts and four in the last five games overall offering plenty of evidence in that regard. Godwin did fail to catch a touchdown for the first time in three games, but with his 35 targets over the last three contests alone, his fantasy stock is through the roof in all formats.

October 13, 2019 10:38 AM EST

Chris Godwin: Back to full participation

Godwin (hip) practiced fully Thursday.

Analysis: For the third week in a row, Godwin's practice reps were impacted by a hip injury, but his elevation from LP on Wednesday to FP one day later indicates he's putting it further in the rearview mirror. The issue hasn't affected his game-day viability during that two-game stretch, as he's totaled 19 catches (on 23 targets) for 297 yards and four touchdowns. With the Panthers on tap Sunday in London, Godwin will look to replicate his 8-121-1 line on nine targets from the Buccaneers' Week 2 road win at Carolina.

October 10, 2019 12:01 PM EST

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