WR Chris Godwin - Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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

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General News (Tue Jan 21): will be unable to participate in the Pro Bowl due to a lingering hamstring injury. He'll be replaced by Detroit Lions WR Kenny Golladay.

Week 21: bye week

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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 15 vs DET (7 / 5 / 121 / 0 rec)

Godwin posted another game of 100+ yards before leaving in the second half with an injury. He lined up in a tight bunch formation and got open on a deep out route in the 1st quarter, turning up the sideline for a 51 yard gain. He stiff-armed a tackler to the ground on a 20 yard catch and run from the slot in the 2nd quarter. Godwin got loose up the left sideline for a 38 yard gain from Winston in the 3rd quarter. Later in the 3rd, Godwin pulled up lame with a non-contact injury and was quickly ruled out for the rest of the game with a hamstring pull.

2019 Week 14 vs IND (9 / 7 / 91 / 0 rec)

All the pressure was on Godwin after Mike Evans left in the first quarter with a hamstring injury. The Colts focused on covering Godwin, but he still managed 7 receptions on a team high 9 targets as opportunities opened up in the passing game for Watson, Perriman, and Howard. Godwin's first reception was a nice catch and run on a crossing route in the 1st quarter. Godwin made another one handed catch in extreme traffic in the 2nd quarter, reminiscent of his circus-catch for a touchdown last week. Godwin got loose up the seam for 28 yards later in the second, his biggest gain of the day. Godwin was the target on one of Winston's interceptions to Darius Leonard, but the fault was the quarterback's.

2019 Week 13 vs JAX (6 / 4 / 50 / 0 rec)

Godwin drew one of his lowest target totals of the season(6) on a day that Winston just couldn't get on the same page with his two main targets and didn't toss any touchdowns. Godwin just couldn't get open downfield this week, catching everything within a few yards of the line of scrimmage. He made another circus catch to bail Winston out and prevent an interception out on a poorly thrown pass in the 1st quarter. He nearly hit paydirt in the second quarter on a WR screen that he ran 27 yards to the Jacksonville 1 yard line, setting up an easy touchdown run for Peyton Barber.

2019 Week 12 vs ATL (8 / 7 / 184 / 2 rec)

Godwin exploded for another huge performance, catching everything thrown his way as he consistently got open downfield for chunk yardage plays. Godwin's first touchdown was beautiful seam route, with Winston tossing the ball perfectly between two defenders. Godwin snagged the pass between the two Falcons and took off for a 71 yard score. Two drives later, Winston hit Godwin deep for gains of 22 and 30 yards, setting the Bucs up inside the Atlanta red zone. Godwin sealed the drive with a brilliant catch from the 1 yard line. Winston threw the ball behind him, and Godwin was forced to pull in a one-handed circus catch while his defender flattened him with a crushing tackle, but somehow he held on for the score. Godwin very nearly scored again before halftime as he hauled in a deep post for 26 yards before finally being tackled at the 3 yard line. Godwin cooled off a bit in the second half with the Bucs playing with a lead. He picked up another 33 yards on a catch and run down the left sideline late in the 3rd quarter.

2019 Week 11 vs NO (6 / 3 / 47 / 1 rec)

Godwin, like Evans, couldn't get much going on a day when the coaching staff seemed determined to feature Cameron Brate just to spite OJ Howard. Winston was looking for Godwin deep on his second interception, but underthrew the pass where it was tipped from one defender to another. Godwin finally got on the board with a short crossing route in the 3rd. Godwin collected most of his yards on a nifty catch and run in the 3rd quarter. Winston hit him on a crossing route from the left slot, and Godwin wove his way through 30 yards through the secondary to walk into the end zone untouched.

2019 Week 10 vs ARI (12 / 6 / 74 / 0 rec)

Godwin drew a team-high 12 targets, but couldn't get on the same page with Winston, who threw two interceptions while trying to force the ball to Godwin. Godwin picked up most of his 74 yards on a gritty 49 yard catch and run late in the 4th quarter. He had another nifty catch and run on a bubble screen that was called back for a holding penalty on Breshad Perriman in the 3rd quarter, costing him a huge chunk of yardage. Godwin caught a beautiful toe-tapper on the sideline to convert 3rd down on a 3rd quarter drive. HIs big highlight came late in the 4th, as Winston hit him in stride on a deep post route. Godwin absorbed a hard hit while collecting the ball, but bounced off of the defender and turned on the jets, picking up 49 yards total. Winston targeted Godwin in the end zone at the end of the drive, but the receiver couldn't secure the pass against tight coverage.

2019 Week 9 vs SEA (9 / 7 / 61 / 0 rec, 1 / 8 / 0 rush)

Godwin was second to Evans with 9 targets, snagging 6 total on a day that he was unable to break the big plays. Evans had another monster day, but Godwin was still able to generate a respectable 61 yards. He grabbed his first target late in the 1st quarter for short gain on an out route. He had a nice run after the catch on a WR bubble screen later in the 2nd quarter. Godwin set up Mike Evans' touchdown at the end of the 2nd quarter with a slant route that he took to the Seattle 6 yard line. He came up short of first down yardage with a bubble screen on 3rd and long in the 3rd quarter. Godwin also had an 8 yard carry on a end-around in the 4th quarter.

2019 Week 8 vs TEN (8 / 4 / 43 / 0 rec)

Godwin played second fiddle to Mike Evans in this one as Evans dominated the downfield passing game as well as red zone looks. Godwin made lemonade out of lemons on a broken play in the 1st quarter, catching a shallow crossing route from Winston and making some nice moves after the catch to pick up positive yardage. He was targeted in the end zone but overthrown by Winston on a 1st quarter drive that eventually ended in a field goal. Godwin picked up a two-point conversion on the Bucs' first drive of the 2nd half of play. He made an impressive leaping effort on a 3rd quarter out route, then finished with a short reception on the final drive of the game. Godwin finished with 8 targets, second to Evans with 12.

2019 Week 6 vs CAR (12 / 10 / 151 / 0 rec)

Godwin topped 100 yards again with another outstanding performance. He was second to Mike Evans(17 targets) with 12 targets, but he was much more efficient. With Winston turning the ball over like it was his job, Tampa Bay quickly fell behind and had to ramp up the passing attack. Godwin was able to get open consistently all over the field, though he and Winston couldn't connect deep as the Panthers kept a tight lid on the pass coverage. Godwin showed off some nifty running after the catch after securing 19 yard gain on a WR bubble screen in the 1st quarter. His longest reception was a seam route from Winston that picked up 26 yards in the 4th quarter. Godwin didn't score this week, but he sniffed the end zone in the 4th quarter when he caught a curl route and was tackled at the 2 yard line.

2019 Week 5 vs NO (9 / 7 / 125 / 2 rec)

With the Saints game-planning to stop Evans with extra coverage, Godwin was able to work open on short and intermediate routes from the slot, drawing a team high 9 targets that he converted into two touchdowns and 125 yards. He was the only receiver Winston could get anything going with. Godwin capped a late 1st quarter drive with a touchdown, working his way across the field from the right slot where Winston found him behind the linebackers in coverage. Godwin caught a slant in the New Orleans red zone and nearly found the end zone again as he was tackled at the 2 yard line. Peyton Barber eventually finished that drive off with a 2 yard touchdown run. Godwin's longest catch of the day was a 26 yard gain on a deep post route in the 4th quarter. Godwin broke several tackles and scored with a few seconds left in the game on a skinny post from Winston. The final touchdown narrowed the Saints' lead to seven points, but the Bucs couldn't recover the onside kick with less than a minute left in the game.

2019 Week 4 vs LAR (14 / 12 / 172 / 2 rec)

Godwin drew the winning matchup this week as Winston peppered him with 14 targets total, twice as many as Mike Evans or any other receiver. Winston hit him up the seam on the first play of the game. Winston hit him on a deep post later in the drive and Godwin was tackled inside the 5 yard line. Godwin caught a bubble screen behind the line of scrimmage and turned in into a nice gain in the 2nd quarter. Godwin was tackled inside the red zone again in the 2nd quarter when he took a deep post all the way to the 3 yard line, but he did manage to cap that drive with a touchdown catch two plays later on an out route from Winston. Godwin scored again on the next drive after Lavonte David returned an interception of Jared Goff down to the 9 yard line. Godwin caught a WR bubble screen behind the line of scrimmage and lowered his shoulder to blast a defensive back on his way to a touchdown at the front pylon. Godwin secured 12 of his 14 targets, posting the best stat line of his career.

2019 Week 3 vs NYG (4 / 3 / 40 / 0 rec)

Godwin was demoted back to his "1b" roll as Mike Evans and Jameis Winston took advantage of a big mismatch with Janoris Jenkins. There weren't many scraps to go around as Winston stayed locked on to Evans to the tune of 190 yards and three touchdowns. Godwin only drew four targets to Evans' fifteen, securing three for 40 yards total. At this point Godwin and Evans have both shown the potential to have big days in this offense, depending on the matchups.

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.


Latest News

Buccaneers | Chris Godwin out of Pro Bowl (Tue Jan 21, 12:53 PM) - Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Chris Godwin (hamstring) will be unable to participate in the Pro Bowl due to a lingering hamstring injury. He'll be replaced by Detroit Lions WR Kenny Golladay.

Our View: Godwin is under contract through the 2020 season but the Buccaneers have made extending him a top priority this offseason. When healthy, Godwin is an incredibly dangerous weapon opposite of Mike Evans.
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