WR Chris Godwin - Tampa Bay Buccaneers

6-1, 209Born: 2-27-1996College: Penn StateDrafted: Round 3, pick 2017

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From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Sep 16): The Bucs are going with a much safer passing game, which is going to emphasize Godwin over Evans. He's a solid WR2 and should flourish against the Giants this week.

Week 3: vs New York Giants

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FBG says: Great matchup. It wouldn't be out of line to call Jameis Winston's Week 2 a bounce-back showing. After a horrid opener, Winston looked serviceable against the Panthers, completing 64% of his throws and avoiding turnovers. Week to week, Winston boasts high upside in Arians' vertical, playmaking attack. He has a wealth of talent at his disposal, led by Mike Evans, who's opened the year slowly but always presents a mismatch. Thus far, though, Winston's strongest connection has been with Chris Godwin, who's already racked up 174 yards and found the end zone in both games. Godwin works primarily out of the slot, which was heavily utilized back when Bruce Arians was coaching the Cardinals. His blend of size and athleticism makes him a great target both on quick-hitters and on fade routes in the end zone. Perhaps the most head-scratching aspect of the Tampa Bay pass game thus far has been O.J. Howard's disappearing act (32 yards through 2 games). Arians has never been accused of using his tight ends excessively, but he's also never had one as dynamic down the field as Howard. The youngster will need to trim his mistakes - drops, fumbles, etc. - if he's going to carve out a meaty role. Cameron Brate, who had two touchdowns called back in Week 1, still looms as a vulture. Little has changed from the Giants' poor 2018 in pass defense; if anything, things have gotten noticeably worse. Last Sunday, this unit reached a new low, allowing Buffalo's Josh Allen his best day as an NFL starter. The biggest problems are at cornerback, where Janoris Jenkins is no longer a shutdown guy and Eli Apple has yet to be adequately replaced. Rookie DeAndre Baker has been a massive liability through his first two games, biting on fakes and losing sight of his man far too often. Antonio Hamilton hasn't been much better, rounding out one of football's most beatable trios. Behind them, 35-year-old Antoine Bethea no longer offers much support down the field. With such poor coverage in place and such a ho-hum pass rush up front, this should remain one of fantasy's tastiest matchups. No. 1 options like Mike Evans need no longer fear Jenkins, and rising talents like Chris Godwin face little resistance from anyone else.

Recent Stats and Projections

WEEKOPPoSNAPRSHYDTDTARGRECYDTDFumLPts
1 vs SF 64 0 0 0 6 3.0 53 1 0 11.3
2 at CAR 62 0 0 0 9 8.0 121 1 0 18.1
3 vs NYG PROJ-Dodds * 0 * * 5.4 * * * *
3 vs NYG PROJ-Tremblay * 0 * * 5.3 * * * *
3 vs NYG PROJ-Bloom * 0 * * 6.0 * * * *

Weekly Performance vs WR 1, WR 12, WR 24, WR 36

Percentile ranks

Chris Godwin's percentile rank in each category, among WR with more than 50 fantasy points.

Recent Game Summaries

2019 Week 2 vs CAR (9 / 8 / 121 / 1 rec)

Godwin was again more effective than Evans, turning nine targets into a team-high eight receptions and 121 yards. Winston hit him on an out route for the first play of the game, with Godwin dodging a tackle and darting up the sideline for extra yards. The two connected on a skinny post for a nice gain later in the 1st. Godwin made a tough catch on a slant route that was thrown behind him at the end of the 1st quarter. Godwin found paydirt again as he split out wide right and got open on a post route for a touchdown late in the 2nd quarter. Godwin got loose on a deep crossing route in the 3rd for his biggest gain of the day, 24 yards.

2019 Week 1 vs SF (6 / 3 / 53 / 1 rec)

Godwin shined as Howard turned the ball over and Evans was ineffective. He worked mostly as the slot receiver with Perriman and Evans outside. His first catch showed some nifty athleticism as he secured the ball while simultaneously spinning away from a defender who got to him the same time the ball did. Godwin dodged the tackle and darted up the sideline for extra yardage after the spin. Godwin scored in the third quarter, working his way open on a crossing route in the end zone as Winston scrambled to extend the play. He finished with a team-high six targets and five completions.

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Buccaneers | Career night for Chris Godwin in Week 2 (Fri Sep 13, 12:37 AM) - Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Chris Godwin caught eight passes for 121 yards and one touchdown on nine targets Thursday, Sept. 12, against the Carolina Panthers in Week 2.

Our View: Godwin was getting open and catching everything for Jameis Winston. He is the one piece of this passing game that is in line to deliver or surpass the ADP investment. He'll be a DFS chalk play vs. the Giants next week.
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Buccaneers | Chris Godwin leads team in receiving (Mon Sep 9, 02:43 AM) - Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Chris Godwin caught three passes for 53 yards and a touchdown against the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday, Sept. 8.

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Schedule

3vs New York Giants
4@ Los Angeles Rams
5@ New Orleans Saints
6vs Carolina Panthers
7--- BYE WEEK ---
8@ Tennessee Titans
9@ Seattle Seahawks
10vs Arizona Cardinals
11vs New Orleans Saints
12@ Atlanta Falcons
13@ Jacksonville Jaguars
14vs Indianapolis Colts
15@ Detroit Lions
16vs Houston Texans
17vs Atlanta Falcons