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Chris Godwin

Chris Godwin

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

Chris Godwin: Paces receivers in championship win

Godwin secured five of nine targets for 110 yards and rushed once for six yards in the Buccaneers' 31-26 win over the Packers in Sunday's NFC Championship Game.

Analysis: Godwin's receptions, receiving yards and targets paced the Buccaneers on the afternoon, and his one carry, which came on third down with 48 seconds remaining, ensured Tampa Bay would become the first team in NFL history to play a Super Bowl in its home stadium. The fourth-year wideout also had a team-high 52-yard grab early in the second quarter a play prior Leonard Fournette's 20-yard touchdown rush that opened the scoring for Tampa Bay, and he made a clutch 11-yard grab on a key fourth-quarter drive that culminated in a Ryan Succop field goal which extended the lead back to eight points. Godwin certainly did his part to step up in the absence of Antonio Brown (knee), and he'll look to once again play a prominent role irrespective of his teammate's availability in Super Bowl LV on Sunday, Feb. 7.

January 24, 2021 3:43 PM EST

Chris Godwin: Good to go

Godwin (quadriceps) doesn't have an injury designation for Sunday's game in Green Bay, Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Godwin, Mike Evans and Antonio Brown (knee) were all listed on the injury report this week, but only Brown (ruled out) has a designation for the NFC Championship Game. The Bucs have Scotty Miller and Tyler Johnson on hand for WR depth behind the formidable duo of Godwin and Evans.

January 22, 2021 1:30 PM EST

Chris Godwin: Gets in limited work

Godwin (quadriceps) practiced in a limited capacity Thursday, Adam Caplan of SiriusXM NFL Radio reports.

Analysis: Like Mike Evans (knee), Godwin's practice reps are being managed this week with an eye toward being cleared for Sunday's NFC Championship Game in Green Bay. The Buccaneers may make such a decision evident upon the release of Friday's injury report.

January 21, 2021 1:22 PM EST

Chris Godwin: Logs limited practice listing

Godwin (hip/quad) was listed as a limited participant on Wednesday's practice estimate.

Analysis: As was fellow wide receiver Mike Evans (knee), but it's quite plausible that the duo's listed limitations are simply indicative of rep management. Both players were listed as limited last Wednesday as well before finishing up the practice week in advance of the team's divisional-round win over the Saints minus injury designations.

January 20, 2021 2:19 PM EST

Chris Godwin: Four grabs in divisional-round win

Godwin brought in four of seven targets for 34 yards in the Buccaneers' 30-20 divisional-round win over the Saints on Sunday.

Analysis: It was a relatively quiet day for the Buccaneers' air attack, which had been hitting on all cylinders in the latter stages of the regular season and in last week's wild-card win over Washington. Therefore, Godwin's catch total actually tied for second highest on the evening for Tampa Bay, but his yardage tally served as his lowest since Week 14 and his second lowest of the regular season and postseason overall. Godwin will hope to bounce back in nex Sunday's NFC Championship Game against the Packers in Lambeau Field, although weather conditions could certainly make it an uphill battle for the passing game.

January 17, 2021 7:33 PM EST

Chris Godwin: Ready to take on Saints

Godwin (hip/quadriceps) does not carry an injury designation for Sunday's NFC divisional-round matchup against the Saints.

Analysis: Godwin had his practice reps managed due to a pair of injuries this week, beginning with two limited sessions and then sitting out entirely Friday, but there's no reason to believe he'll deal with any significant limitations Sunday. With Mike Evans (knee) also having been cleared to suit up in New Orleans, the Buccaneers' receiving corps will be at full strength.

January 15, 2021 1:03 PM EST

Chris Godwin: Limited in practice Thursday

Godwin (hip/quadriceps) was a limited practice participant Thursday, John DeShazier of the Saints' official site reports.

Analysis: With no indication either of his injuries is serious, Godwin should be ready for Sunday's game in New Orleans. The Saints limited him to nine catches for 120 yards on 13 targets in two regular-season matchups, but Godwin enters Sunday with a four-game TD streak.

January 14, 2021 1:45 PM EST

Chris Godwin: Logs limited showing Wednesday

Godwin (hip/quad) was a limited practice participant Wednesday.

Analysis: Bogged down by injuries during the first half of the season, Godwin has been in a groove of late, scoring TDs in four consecutive contests. During that stretch, he's compiled a 19-332-5 line on 33 targets. Godwin is tending to a pair of issues this week, but the fact he got in some reps on the field Wednesday likely indicates he's trending in the right direction. Ultimately, Friday's practice report may clear up his status entirely for Sunday's divisional-round game at New Orleans.

January 13, 2021 1:34 PM EST

Chris Godwin: Finds end zone in win

Godwin brought in five of 12 targets for 79 yards and a touchdown in the Buccaneers' 31-23 wild-card win over Washington on Saturday night.

Analysis: As the pedestrian catch rate implies, Godwin had some uncharacteristic struggles with drops Saturday, but he worked around them enough to still turn in a solid line fantasy-wise. His longest catch of the night resulted in a touchdown, with Godwin recording a 27-yard scoring grab early in the second quarter to extend Tampa Bay's lead to 15-7 at the time. Godwin will look to continue to clean up the shaky hands and up his efficiency in a divisional-round matchup next weekend.

January 9, 2021 9:14 PM EST

Chris Godwin: Makes most of five catches

Godwin brought in five of seven targets for 133 yards and two touchdowns in the Buccaneers' 44-27 win over the Falcons on Sunday.

Analysis: With fellow wideout Mike Evans going down for good in the first quarter with a knee injury, Godwin and Antonio Brown (14 targets) were the beneficiaries of some extra attention from Tom Brady. Godwin ultimately recorded six fewer catches than his speedy teammate, but he compiled just five fewer yards thanks in large part to a game-high 47-yard reception. The 26.6 yards per grab Godwin put up was easily a season high, and he's now tallied four touchdowns in the last three games. Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports Evans will soon undergo an MRI, so whether Godwin may have to operate as the de facto No. 1 receiver in a first-round playoff game against either the Giants or Washington next weekend.

January 3, 2021 1:36 PM EST

Chris Godwin: Another touchdown grab in win

Godwin secured five of nine targets for 84 yards and a touchdown in the Buccaneers' 47-7 win over the Lions on Saturday.

Analysis: Godwin got in on the fun during the Tom Brady's and the Buccaneers record-setting first half, recording a seven-yard touchdown grab in the latter portion of the second quarter. The fourth-year wideout was second in receptions, receiving yards and targets to Mike Evans, and the 24-year-old has now scored in three of his last five contests. Godwin will look to put together a strong finish to his regular season and tune up for a postseason where he'll undoubtedly be expected to play a major role in a Week 17 divisional battle versus the Falcons.

December 26, 2020 1:15 PM EST

Chris Godwin: Finds end zone in win

Godwin secured four of five targets for 36 yards and a touchdown in the Buccaneers' 31-27 win over the Falcons on Sunday. He also committed a fumble but it was recovered by the Bucs.

Analysis: Godwin took a back seat to fellow wideouts Mike Evans and Antonio Brown in the passing game hierarchy, with the duo seeing a combined 14 targets and parlaying them into an 11-203-1 line. Godwin's production was meager by comparison, but his four-yard touchdown grab late in the third quarter boosted his day from a fantasy perspective. The fourth-year pro has just 61 total yards over his last two games, so he'll look to up his numbers at the expense of the vulnerable Lions secondary in a Week 16 Saturday afternoon matchup.

December 20, 2020 2:29 PM EST

Chris Godwin: Quiet day in win

Godwin secured two of three targets for 25 yards in the Buccaneers' 26-14 win over the Vikings on Sunday.

Analysis: Godwin was able to suit up for his first game since having the pins in his surgically repaired index finger, but he played a very minor role on a day when Tom Brady put the ball up a season-low 23 times. The Penn State product's catch and yardage tallies were season-low figures, but he'll look to revert to his usual numbers in a favorable Week 15 road divisional matchup against the Falcons.

December 13, 2020 2:33 PM EST

Chris Godwin: Puts in full practice

Godwin (finger) practiced fully Thursday.

Analysis: After not practicing at all Wednesday, Godwin handled every rep one day later. Meanwhile, Mike Evans (hamstring) downgraded from limited to no activity during that span. Evans gutted through injuries early on this season before putting together a lengthy spell without any health concerns, so his status could impact the rest of the Buccaneers' receiving corps. Friday's injury report may clear up whether Godwin is poised for more targets than usual.

December 10, 2020 11:56 AM EST

Chris Godwin: Doesn't practice Wednesday

Godwin (finger) didn't practice Wednesday.

Analysis: Godwin wasn't seen at the portion of the session open to the media, and he indeed didn't get in any reps before its conclusion. Both Godwin and Mike Evans (hamstring, limited) are tending to injuries following the Buccaneers' Week 13 bye, so their statuses should be watched closely as the week approaches to get a sense of their availability for Sunday's game versus the Vikings.

December 9, 2020 2:09 PM EST

Chris Godwin: Not practicing Wednesday

Godwin (finger) wasn't spotted at practice Wednesday, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: The wideout's absence Wednesday isn't really a surprise after he underwent a minor follow-up procedure Tuesday to remove pins from his fractured left index finger. Godwin still has a couple more chances to rejoin his teammates at practice in advance of Sunday's game against the Vikings.

December 9, 2020 9:20 AM EST

Chris Godwin: Misses practice

Godwin (finger) didn't take part in practice Tuesday, Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Analysis: Godwin underwent a minor follow-up procedure earlier Tuesday to remove pins from his fractured left index finger, so his absence from the Bucs' practice session doesn't come as a major surprise. The Buccaneers are set to release their first Week 14 injury report later Wednesday, which will reveal whether Godwin was able to get back on the practice field in some capacity a day after the follow-up procedure. The Buccaneers haven't yet indicated that Godwin is in danger of sitting out Sunday's game against the Vikings.

December 8, 2020 9:41 AM EST

Chris Godwin: Gets minor follow-up procedure

Godwin underwent a minor procedure Tuesday to have pins removed from his broken finger, Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Analysis: Godwin previously missed the Buccaneers' Week 8 win over the Giants after undergoing surgery on his fractured left index finger, but the report doesn't specify whether the follow-up procedure will cost him any time. The wideout's activity in practice this week will thus need to be monitored leading up to Sunday's game versus the Vikings. Since returning from his one-game absence, Godwin has totaled 24 receptions for 283 yards and a touchdown on 31 targets.

December 8, 2020 7:10 AM EST

Chris Godwin: Stays busy in close loss

Godwin secured eight of nine targets for 97 yards in the Buccaneers' 27-24 loss to the Chiefs on Sunday.

Analysis: Godwin finished with a team high in receptions while checking in second in receiving yardage to Rob Gronkowski. The fourth-year wideout also tied Mike Evans for the team lead in targets and will head into the Buccaneers' Week 13 bye with a combined 21-242-1 line over his last three games. Godwin also has no fewer than six targets and as many as 10 in each of his eight contests thus far, giving him a coveted fantasy floor ahead of a Week 14 battle versus the Vikings following the upcoming week off.

November 29, 2020 5:25 PM EST

Chris Godwin: Scores late touchdown

Godwin caught seven of 10 targets for 53 yards and a touchdown in Monday night's 27-24 loss to the Rams.

Analysis: Godwin trailed only Antonio Brown for Tampa Bay's lead in receptions, targets and yards through the air. However, unlike Brown, Godwin was able to find the end zone, triumphantly leaping from a few yards to complete a 13-yard score in the fourth quarter. That play marked Godwin's third touchdown in seven appearances this season, and Monday also brought about a new high in targets from quarterback Tom Brady, which bodes well for Godwin in advance of Week 12's matchup against the Chiefs.

November 23, 2020 8:51 PM EST

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