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Chris Godwin | Wide Receiver | #12

Team: Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Age / DOB:  (22) / 2/27/1996
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 209
College: Penn State
Drafted: 2017 / Rd. 3 (84) / TB
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The Tampa Bay Times' Rick Stroud writes the Bucs "plan to start" Chris Godwin opposite Mike Evans this season.
Stroud notes DeSean Jackson is "having a great training camp" and will play, but Godwin "is a more complete player." This matches up with what OC Todd Monken said about Godwin during the offseason program, and coach Dirk Koetter believes the sophomore is a starting-caliber player, as well. "We look at it as if we have four starting receivers," Koetter said. "The other three have been, and we believe Chris is every bit in that same category." Even if he "starts," it will be tough for Godwin to see enough targets to be a redraft factor in a loaded pass-catching group. Still, he has the talent and upside to warrant a late-round pick. Aug 6 - 11:13 AM

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The Tampa Bay Times' Rick Stroud singled out sophomore WR Chris Godwin among his Bucs' standouts this spring.

Per Stroud, Godwin "makes a lot of plays every day" in practice and has shined into minicamp. Godwin has been the subject of constant praise throughout the offseason after he finished his rookie year on a high note down the stretch and performed admirably in spot starts. OC Todd Monken has said Godwin has earned the right to start and should see heavy snaps in three-wide sets if the coaching staff allows him to leapfrog Adam Humphries as the No. 3 wideout.
Jun 12 - 10:12 PM

Bucs OC Todd Monken said sophomore WR Chris Godwin has earned the right to start.

Godwin showed out when given a shot as a rookie, turning 55 targets into 34 catches for 525 yards and a score. It would make sense for the Bucs to get him more work, but his path to targets is blocked by Mike Evans and DeSean Jackson as well as a quality duo at tight end. The coaching staff should find a way to get him on the field in three-wide sets, but it is unlikely Godwin returns redraft value this season without an injury. That said, he is a great hold in Dynasty formats, especially with Jackson potentially entering his final season in Tampa.
May 17 - 1:02 PM

Bucs GM Jason Licht said second-year WR Chris Godwin has "earned the right for a bigger role" in 2018.

Godwin made two starts as a rookie and saw extensive action in five late-season contests. In those five games -- Week 10 and Weeks 14-17 -- Godwin caught 21-of-35 targets for 363 yards and his lone touchdown. Godwin ended the year on a high note with 10 grabs for 209 yards and one score in Weeks 16 and 17. A rocked-up 6'1/206, Godwin has plus long speed with a 4.42 forty and posted an elite 4-flat 20-yard shuttle at last year's Combine. The Bucs need to bump Godwin into Adam Humphries' slot role as the No. 3 receiver this year.
Feb 28 - 10:31 AM

Chris Godwin caught 7-of-12 targets for 111 yards and a touchdown in the Bucs' Week 17 win over the Saints.

His 39-yard touchdown was the game winner in the fourth quarter. Godwin wound up making three rookie-year starts, logging stat lines of 5/68/0, 3/98/0, and 7/111/1 in them. A third-round rookie out of Penn State, Godwin warranted more playing time but was stuck behind Mike Evans, DeSean Jackson, and Adam Humphries all year. We would love to see Godwin tried in the slot, upgrading on Humphries. Ideally, the Bucs’ coaching staff will give Godwin that opportunity during OTAs. It’ll be something to watch for this offseason.
Sun, Dec 31, 2017 07:45:00 PM

Chris Godwin will be the Bucs' starting wide receiver opposite Mike Evans in Week 17 against the Saints.

This will be Godwin's third start after he logged stat lines of 3/98/0 and 5/68/0 in the first two. Jackson has battled ankle problems and was also the subject of an off-field issue recently, although it's unknown whether that had any impact on the Bucs' decision to deactivate Jackson for their season finale.
Sun, Dec 31, 2017 03:03:00 PM

Chris Godwin (ankle) is questionable for Week 17 against the Saints.

Godwin is almost certain to play after getting in a full practice Friday. Unfortunately for the rookie, DeSean Jackson (ankle, questionable) also looks ready to go. Despite catching three passes for 98 yards last week, Godwin will only be a fantasy option if Jackson sits.
Sat, Dec 30, 2017 01:57:00 PM

Chris Godwin (ankle) remained sidelined at Thursday's practice.

Godwin caught three passes for a career-high 98 yards in place of DeSean Jackson (ankle) last week. Now Godwin is tending to his own ankle injury while Jackson has resumed practicing. The 4-11 Bucs host the Saints in Week 17.
Thu, Dec 28, 2017 01:30:00 PM

Chris Godwin caught 3-of-6 targets for 98 yards in the Bucs' Week 16 loss to the Panthers.

Godwin took the place of DeSean Jackson (ankle) and exploded for a 70-yard catch-and-run that set the Bucs up in the red zone only for them to settle for a field goal. Jackson seems unlikely to play again next week vs. New Orleans. Godwin will again be worth looking at as a cheap DFS punt play.
Sun, Dec 24, 2017 05:04:00 PM

ESPN's Jenna Laine confirms Chris Godwin will start Week 16 against the Panthers.

He's filling in for DeSean Jackson (ankle). Godwin last started when Mike Evans served a one-game suspension against the Jets in Week 10. He caught five-of-10 targets for 68 yards in that game while seeing the field on 69-of-71 offensive snaps. Godwin is a risky play in season-long leagues, but he'll be an interesting DFS dart throw at only $4,500 on FanDuel.
Fri, Dec 22, 2017 04:35:00 PM

Chris Godwin caught 1-of-2 targets for 18 yards in the Bucs' Week 15 loss to the Falcons.

Godwin was nearly invisible outside of his only catch near the end of the game. He could have a chance to play a bigger role in Week 16 if DeSean Jackson and O.J. Howard are unable to go after their recent injuries.
Tue, Dec 19, 2017 12:58:00 AM

Chris Godwin caught 5-of-6 targets for 68 yards in the Bucs' Week 14 loss to the Lions.

The catches and yards both tied the third-round rookie's season highs. Godwin is solidifying his Dynasty league stock, but won't provide re-draft/DFS value down the stretch of 2017.
Sun, Dec 10, 2017 05:54:00 PM

Chris Godwin caught 5-of-10 targets for 68 yards in the Bucs' Week 10 win over the Jets.

Godwin -- not Adam Humphries -- was the primary beneficiary of Mike Evans' one-game suspension. Godwin showed physicality on his targets and wound up tying for the team lead with DeSean Jackson. Unfortunately, Godwin will return to his fourth receiver role with Evans due back for Week 11 against the Dolphins.
Sun, Nov 12, 2017 05:25:00 PM

Bucs third-round WR Chris Godwin is expected to have a bigger Week 10 role with Mike Evans serving a one-game suspension.

Godwin has been a virtual non-factor on offense as a rookie No. 4 receiver, but he has had a few plays on special teams, recovering a muffed punt last week in New Orleans. Godwin will likely play in three-wide sets against the Jets on Sunday, while slot man Adam Humphries gets an uptick in snaps. Godwin will be nothing more than a boom-or-bust WR4 for desperate owners.
Tue, Nov 7, 2017 09:21:00 PM

Bucs coach Dirk Koetter compared third-round pick Chris Godwin to Roddy White.

Koetter coached White in Atlanta. "It's way, way, way too early to say this," Koetter cautioned, "but ... Chris reminds me a little bit of Roddy White. He's similar size, a big guy that competes for the ball." Koetter added Godwin is "off to a fast start" in spring practices, a sentiment echoed by Jameis Winston and multiple beat writers. Behind Mike Evans and DeSean Jackson, Godwin's path to rookie-year snaps remains unclear.
Wed, Jun 14, 2017 09:58:00 PM

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