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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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Chris Godwin caught 6-of-9 targets for 56 yards and a touchdown in the Bucs' Week 6 loss to the Falcons.
Godwin was shockingly uninvolved in the blowout loss before the bye, but he bounced back in this one. He had two catches on Tampa's opening touchdown drive, and he finished tied for the team lead with nine targets. His touchdown came from nine yards out on a play he was left open just short of the goal line. With four touchdowns in five games this season, Godwin will be a FLEX option next week against the Browns. Oct 14 - 6:11 PM

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Chris Godwin played 31-of-63 snaps (49 percent) Week 4 against the Bears.

The total was eight fewer than DeSean Jackson and 18 fewer than Adam Humphries. Godwin did make some mistakes in Week 3, but it was still surprising to see him log just two targets after scoring in each of the first three games. The Bucs should spend the bye making sure their talented sophomore gets the ball.
Oct 1 - 9:42 AM

Chris Godwin caught his only two targets for 22 yards in Sunday's Week 4 trouncing to the Bears.

It's the first time all year that Godwin failed to score. With the Bucs trailing big at the half for the second time in as many weeks, it was DeSean Jackson (5-112) and Mike Evans (6-59) who unsurprisingly flourished ahead of Godwin. Adam Humphries continues to stick in a WR3 machination with the second-year pro, finishing with 6-36 on the afternoon. Consider it one bad day for Godwin. He's still a WR4/FLEX with Jameis Winston under center after Tampa Bay's Week 5 bye.
Sep 30 - 10:35 PM

Chris Godwin caught 5-of-10 targets for 74 yards and a touchdown in the Bucs' Week 3 loss to the Steelers.

Godwin came out rusty, dropping two passes and fumbling all in the first half. He eventually shook it off and dominated downfield with Mike Evans (6-137-1), overpowering his defender inside the five-yard line for his only score of the night. Although Godwin benefitted from the Bucs trailing 30-10 in the second half, the second-year pro has now scored in every game this season. Godwin's proved he can flourish catching passes from Jameis Winston, but it would certainly help him if it's Ryan Fitzpatrick's gun-slinger style of play that remains under center.
Sep 25 - 1:17 AM

Chris Godwin (toe) is expected to play in Week 3 against the Steelers.

Godwin's toe injury was never considered to be anything serious, and Auman noted the second-year pro "looked fine" when media watched him in practice. Godwin will still likely get slapped with the 'questionable' tag when the Bucs release their injury report. Consider him probable for Monday night against the Steelers.
Sep 22 - 11:46 AM

Chris Godwin (toe) was limited at Thursday's practice.

Godwin's toe injury doesn't appear to be anything serious. We'd expect him to see his usual snaps Monday against Pittsburgh. With teammate DeSean Jackson off to an impressive start, Godwin is just a back-end WR3 for fantasy purposes.
Sep 20 - 4:23 PM

Chris Godwin caught 5-of-6 targets for 56 yards and a touchdown in the Bucs' Week 2 win over Philadelphia.

Godwin has now scored in each of the Bucs' first two games, although he continues to play in a rotation on Tampa Bay's deep pass-catcher corps. DeSean Jackson has been white hot, and Mike Evans is playing at one of the highest levels of his career. Godwin will be a WR3/flex option in Week 3 versus Pittsburgh.
Sep 16 - 4:42 PM

Chris Godwin collected three catches for 41 yards and a touchdown on four targets Sunday in the Buccaneers’ Week 1 win over New Orleans.

Godwin came out hot with three first-half catches including a nine-yard touchdown strike from Ryan Fitzpatrick with a little under five minutes remaining in the second quarter. He also made a phenomenal diving catch for a 16-yard pick-up in the first quarter. Godwin did cough up the football once, but was able to recover it. Despite his strong start, the second-year wideout was only targeted once after halftime as the Bucs milked the clock by leaning on their ground game. With DeSean Jackson in the concussion protocol, Godwin could be a near every-down player against the Eagles in Week 2.
Sep 9 - 6:04 PM

The Bucs list "Chris Godwin or DeSean Jackson" as their starter opposite Mike Evans.

The Bucs have talked up Godwin as a starter and they are trying to put their money where their mouth is, if not hedging a bit. Taking advantage of D-Jax's bumps and bruises, Godwin came alive in the second half last season, catching 26 passes for 442 yards over the Bucs' final eight games. He's an upside WR5 in an offense that figures to throw a lot.
Sep 4 - 3:42 PM

Chris Godwin caught 3-of-3 targets for 27 yards and a touchdown in Friday's preseason game versus the Lions.

Godwin reeled in a 10-yard back-shoulder throw from Jameis Winston, his second game in a row with a touchdown from Winston. Godwin has been splitting time with DeSean Jackson in the first-team offense all preseason, catching seven passes for 55 yards and two scores through three exhibition games. Exceptional with his opportunities as a rookie a year ago, Godwin has already made a significant jump in usage heading into 2018 and is an upside bench selection on a Tampa Bay offense that should have to throw a lot this upcoming season.
Aug 24 - 10:54 PM

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

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