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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 Oct 15): Godwin's value survived the quarterback change to Jameis Winston. He should be a worthy WR3/Flex in this offense even though he's not always on the field.

Week 7: vs Cleveland Browns

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FBG says: Tough matchup. Jameis Winston looked great last week going up against Atlanta and while it is hard to get excited about having a great game against the porous Atlanta defense, it was still great to see for the quarterback who had played just a half of football prior to last week's game. This is a dangerous Tampa Bay team as we saw what Ryan Fitzpatrick was able to do with the tremendous weapons on the outside in Mike Evans, DeSean Jackson who is having a resurgence in his career, and Chris Godwin who has been a nice surprise for the Buccaneers. O.J. Howard is finally turning into the tight end that the Buccaneers hoped he would be when they drafted him in the first round last season. Overall, this is a unit that can beat you in so many ways that they're consistently causing matchup issues. The Browns secondary has been a bright spot for this team as they have allowed the 6th fewest fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks so far this season. This is a unit that is led by Denzel Ward, the first-round rookie who is having a tremendous season so far and is shadowing the number one receiver all over the field. Outside of Ward, the Browns corners will be tested this week, as they are dealing with some critical injuries at the position as E.J. Gaines is in concussion protocol and unlikely to play and Terrance Mitchell was put on injured reserve a few weeks ago. This will force T.J. Carrie to move outside and Briean Boddy-Calhoun to move back to the slot corner a place where he played significantly last season. This is a unit that has been good but will be tested this week.

Recent Stats and Projections

WEEKOPPoSNAPRSHYDTDTARGRECYDTDFumLPts
3 vs PIT 37 0 0 0 10 5 74 1 1 12.4
4 at CHI 31 0 0 0 2 2 22 0 0 2.2
6 at ATL 37 0 0 0 9 6 56 1 0 11.6
7 vs CLE 0 0 0 0 6 5 59 0 0 5.9
7 vs CLE PROJ-Dodds * 0 * * 4 * * * *
7 vs CLE PROJ-Tremblay * 0 * * 4 * * * *
7 vs CLE PROJ-Bloom * 0 * * 4 * * * *

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

2018 Week 6 vs ATL (9 / 6 / 56 / 1 rec)

Godwin tied with Jackson for a team-high 9 targets, working all over the field in a variety of routes. Godwin caught a quick slant on Winston's first pass attempt of the game. He caught a short out route for a minimal gain in the 2nd quarter. Godwin was the target on Winston's second interception, but there wasn't much he could do as the QB made an ill-advised pass into triple coverage in the end zone. Godwin got blown up trying to bring the ball down, and Atlanta secured the pass after it popped straight up into the air. Godwin scored early in the 4th quarter, working his way open in the end zone as Winston faked a handoff to Barber from the 8 yard line. Godwin made an amazing save on a pass that Cameron Brate bobbled several times later in the 4th, plucking the ball from the air while two defenders dragged Brate to the ground.

2018 Week 4 vs CHI (2 / 2 / 22 / 0 rec)

Godwin got his usual snaps in the receiver rotation, but didn't draw a target until securing a couple of 11 yard gains from Winston in the 4th quarter, the second one converting 4th and 3 and taking Tampa Bay into the Chicago red zone.

2018 Week 3 vs PIT (10 / 5 / 74 / 1 rec)

Godwin piled up 10 targets, second only to Evans, and found paydirt for the third game in a row. His day started out shaky as he dropped a 3rd down conversion on the first drive of the game, but he took a hard hit while trying to secure the pass. Godwin killed a 2nd quarter drive with a bad fumble. He started to turn his day around halfway through the 2nd with a big catch up the seam that converted 3rd and 14. Godwin nearly had a touchdown at the end of the 2nd quarter, but he dropped the ball as he was driven to the ground by a couple of defenders. Later in the 3rd quarter, Godwin made an amazing diving catch on a post route, and nearly had another touchdown, but Pittsburgh challenged that Godwin had been downed by contact before getting up and sprinting for the touchdown. Godwin caught a WR screen later in the same series and weaved his way down the left sideline to convert 3rd and long. Fitzpatrick found Godwin in the back of the end zone with a jump ball in the 4th quarter, making it 3 straight weeks Godwin has found the end zone.

2018 Week 2 vs PHI (6 / 5 / 56 / 1 rec)

Godwin scored for the second week in a row as he rotated in with Evans, Jackson, and Humphries. He was targeted 6 total times, second only to Evans. Godwin had a nice catch on a deep curl route up the seam early in the second quarter, pushing a pile of defenders down the field for extra yards at the end of the play. Fitzpatrick hit Godwin on a skinny post for a 17 yard pickup at the end of the second quarter, and the two connected at the end of the drive for a touchdown. Godwin worked his way wide open in the back corner of the end zone, making it easy for Fitzpatrick.

2018 Week 1 vs NO (4 / 3 / 41 / 1 rec)

Godwin worked in the third receiver spot with Humphries, depending on the offensive personnel grouping. He started his day with a beautiful diving catch up the right seam near the end of the first quarter. Fitzpatrick found him again on a skinny post early in the 2nd. Godwin fumbled at the end of the catch and run but was able to recover the ball. Godwin made a strongly contested catch just over the front pylon of the end zone late in the second quarter for the Bucs' third touchdown of the game. He split out wide right of the formation, putting a double move on his defender before hauling in the score. Despite the hot start, Godwin was only targeted once in the second half. He could see more targets next week if Jackson misses time with his concussion.

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Latest News

Buccaneers | Chris Godwin finishes with 59 yards (Sun Oct 21, 09:09 PM) - Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Chris Godwin finished with five receptions and 59 yards on six targets in the Week 7 game against the Cleveland Browns.

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Buccaneers | Chris Godwin back in the end zone (Sun Oct 14, 10:33 PM) - Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Chris Godwin caught six of his nine targets for 56 yards and a touchdown in a 34-29 loss to the Atlanta Falcons in Week 6.

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Schedule

7vs Cleveland Browns
8@ Cincinnati Bengals
9@ Carolina Panthers
10vs Washington Redskins
11@ New York Giants
12vs San Francisco 49ers
13vs Carolina Panthers
14vs New Orleans Saints
15@ Baltimore Ravens
16@ Dallas Cowboys
17vs Atlanta Falcons