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WR Chris Godwin - Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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

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Week 12: at Atlanta Falcons

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FBG says: Neutral matchup. Ryan Fitzpatrick remains an exceptionally mixed bag. His schtick is to look competent - even dynamic - at times, yet wholly unqualified to be under center at others. Now 34, and never a particularly precise passer, Fitzpatrick looks more often like the latter. He was strong in Week 11, throwing for 275 yards and 2 touchdowns, but his matchup with the Dolphins was near-cake, and he looked far worse in Week 10 than he looked good against Miami. With his scattershot arm and often baffling decision-making, Fitzpatrick is more an any-given-Sunday threat to implode than to excel. Still, his production (6.36 adjusted net yards per attempt, 5.9% touchdown rate) isn't any worse than Jameis Winston's was, so at least on paper, this passing game doesn't tumble much under his leadership, if at all. Again, matchup played a role, but he kept Mike Evans involved (92 yards across 10 targets) and turned Dolphins turnovers into touchdowns. Fitzpatrick's Week 12 outlook isn't rosy by any means, but it appears similar (or even equal) to what Winston's would be, so Evans, DeSean Jackson, and the team's tight ends don't deserve massive downgrades. It's the floor of the passing game, not its ceiling, that's tweaked right now. The Falcons pass defense remains a stout unit, one that gives grudgingly - just 5.3 net yards per attempt, third-best in football, and a seventh-best 200.8 yards per game. When we look deeper, however, we see some cracks in the armor. For one, we know that Tom Brady likely would've continued to shred them in Week 7 - he was 21 of 29 for 249 and 2 touchdowns - had game flow not put the ball on the ground. And their recent trend is a bit troubling: Josh McCown (26 of 33 for 257 and 2 touchdowns) and Russell Wilson (26 of 42 for 258 and 2, with 1 interception) have absolutely picked them apart in recent weeks. When the hit-or-miss pass rush isn't threatening quarterbacks, it's not especially hard to shred this secondary. Cornerback Desmond Trufant has been a shutdown force at times, but an overly aggressive gambled at others, and slot man Brian Poole has struggled mightily all year.

Recent Stats and Projections

8 vs CAR 14 0 0 0 2 1 8 0 0 0.8
9 at NO 18 0 0 0 1 1 9 0 0 0.9
10 vs NYJ 69 0 0 0 10 5 68 0 0 6.8
11 at MIA 22 0 0 0 2 2 38 0 0 3.8
12 at ATL PROJ-Dodds * 0 * * 1 * * * *
12 at ATL PROJ-Tremblay * 0 * * 1 * * * *
12 at ATL PROJ-Bloom * 0 * * 1 * * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2017 Week 11 vs MIA (2 / 2 / 38 / 0 rec)

Godwin did not see much action until the 4th quarter, but his two receptions moved the Bucs down the field for the go-ahead field goal at the end of the game. He hauled in a deep comeback route on the right sideline for a 24 yard gain, then caught another comeback up the left seam for a gain of 14, putting Tampa in field goal range with his only two targets of the day.

2017 Week 10 vs NYJ (10 / 5 / 68 / 0 rec)

Godwin got the start for Mike Evans while the star receiver served his one-game suspension. The rookie tied Desean Jackson with a team-high 10 targets. Godwin lined up wide left and caught a curl route to convert 3rd and 7 and extend the Bucs first scoring drive in the 1st quarter. Fitzpatrick hit Godwin on a skinny post for a gain of 20 on the first offensive play of the 2nd half. Godwin caught a deep comeback down the left sideline late in the 3rd and nearly broke a tackle for a much bigger gain on the play. Fitzpatrick targeted Godwin on deep ball down the right sideline on the next play, but couldn't connect against tight coverage. . Godwin caught another short curl route in the 4th and spun away from several tacklers for extra yards. Godwin also recovered New York's onside kick attempt at the end of the game, securing the win for the Bucs.

2017 Week 9 vs NO (1 / 1 / 9 / 0 rec)

Godwin lined up in a 4WR set and caught a quick screen pass behind the line of scrimmage in the 3rd quarter, gaining a few yards on the run after the catch.

2017 Week 8 vs CAR (2 / 1 / 8 / 0 rec)

Godwin came into the game in the 2nd quarter in a 5WR set, mixing in occasionally as the Bucs tried different formations to get the offense moving. He split out wide left and caught a curl route in the 2nd. Godwin also made a great special teams play when he downed a punt on the Panthers 2 yard line. He saw more snaps later in the 4th quarter as the team moved to more 4WR and 5WR sets.

2017 Week 7 vs BUF (1 / 1 / 5 / 0 rec)

Godwin did not see many offensive snaps or targets, hauling in his only look for a 5 yard gain as Winston focused on his top 4 weapons in the passing game.

2017 Week 6 vs ARI (1 / 1 / 9 / 0 rec)

Godwin lined up wide left and caught a quick curl route from Fitzpatrick to convert 3rd and short in the 2nd quarter, his only target.

2017 Week 5 vs NE (2 / 1 / 8 / 0 rec)

Godwin caught a quick slant in the 2nd quarter, bouncing off a big hit to pick up a few extra yards. It was his only target of the day, as he did not see much action other than replacing Desean Jackson late in the 4th.

2017 Week 3 vs MIN (3 / 3 / 44 / 0 rec)

Godwin hauled in a post route for a nice gain on Tampa's opening offensive drive. He was quiet until the 4th quarter, when he secured a nice gain on another post route and followed it with a deep comeback. Godwin finished the day catching 3 of 3 targets for 44 yards.


Latest News

Buccaneers | Chris Godwin has solid outing (Sun Nov 12, 05:05 PM) - Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Chris Godwin caught five passes for 68 yards against the New York Jets in Week 10.

Our View: The rookie turned heads in training camp and he looked ready to be a future starter for the Bucs. His redraft value evaporates with Mike Evans return next week, but his dynasty value is growing and his future is bright.
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