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Chris Godwin

#2 WR,


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223 FPTS

RANK: 18


225 FPTS

RANK: 20


27 yrs


6'1'' / 208 lbs


Penn State

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Five catches in Week 2 win

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-09-17

Godwin secured five of eight targets for 58 yards in the Buccaneers' 27-17 win over the Bears on Sunday.

Godwin put together a second straight solid performance to open the campaign, although he was again outpaced statistically by fellow wideout Mike Evans. Godwin finished a distant second to his teammate in yardage, although 70 of Evans' 171 came on a catch-and-run play. Meanwhile, the two players co-led the Buccaneers in targets, which should offer some encouragement to Godwin's fantasy managers. He'll look to make a bigger mark, albeit in a tough matchup, versus the Eagles in a Week 3 home matchup Monday night, Sept. 25.

Fantasy Points by Week 2022


Weekly Stats 2022

Fantasy PointsBettingReceiving StatsRoutes Run
1 @DAL Dome 81° 6.5 67th 2.17-2.549.53335011.70120%11011%53%0%47%
4 KC Outdoor 75° 12.9 28th 1.84-2.544.51075908.4440%30019%81%0%19%
5 ATL Outdoor 82° 12.3 29th 1.76-10.547.56661010.2640%21012%65%3%33%
6 @PIT Outdoor 58° 15.5 21st 2.58-9.546.512695015.81420%52032%67%3%30%
7 @CAR Outdoor 66° 11.5 32nd 1.44-13.040.51374306.11513%20027%65%0%35%
8 BAL Outdoor 76° 13.5 26th 2.25-2.043.511675012.52100%11026%64%0%34%
9 LA Outdoor 88° 10.7 22nd 1.34-3.042.51073605.14113%00018%78%0%22%
10 SEA Outdoor 54° 19.1 13th 3.18-2.544.58671111.8840%40028%51%3%40%
12 @CLE Outdoor 56° 29.0 2nd 2.42-3.543.5131211019.2460%42031%61%2%38%
13 NO Outdoor 69° 14.3 26th 1.79-3.540.51386307.94411%20025%64%1%33%
14 @SF Outdoor 54° 10.4 37th 2.083.537.59554010.8830%11018%78%0%22%
15 CIN Outdoor 66° 22.3 7th 2.793.544.58883110.4740%40019%63%0%37%
16 @ARZ Dome 66° 14.3 25th 1.79-7.541.51086307.9170%40021%59%0%41%
17 CAR Outdoor 75° 21.0 7th 2.33-3.539.599120013.3680%62021%59%2%40%
18 @ATL Dome 57° 9.5 42nd 1.586.040.5765509.2450%10021%62%0%39%

Performance Splits: 2020 to 2022

Fantasy PointsReceiving Averages
Home Outdoor 21 190.81.8460th8.86.5730.411.26.25.05%
Away Outdoor 10 101.51.7034th8.46.2690.
Away Dome 4 45.32.3055th9.37.0980.814.08.16.13%
Away Retractable Dome 6 62.21.65110th7.86.7590.

Career Stats by Season: 2017 to 2022

Fantasy PointsReceiving StatsRoutes Run
2017 21 TB 16 2 93 69th5534525115.41153%23419%19%4%76%
2018 22 TB 16 5 185 26th9559842714.31045%4510015%30%4%66%
2019 23 TB 14 14 276 2nd121861,333915.5971%5725220%55%7%37%
2020 24 TB 12 12 191 61st8465840712.9944%3013014%59%4%36%
2021 25 TB 14 14 242 15th127981,103511.3565%4515018%61%2%37%
2022 26 TB 15 13 223 18th1421041,02339.8553%4010020%65%1%33%
Yards ball travels in the "Air" per completion. "YAC" is average yards gained after catch. "Drop"ped pass rate. "Share" of team passing targets.

Five catches to open season

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-09-10

Godwin secured five of six targets for 51 yards in the Buccaneers' 20-17 win over the Vikings on Sunday.

Godwin served as the runner-up to Mike Evans in receptions, receiving yards and targets, with the dependable Penn State product joining the latter as Baker Mayfield's two most trusted pass catchers on the afternoon. That should largely be the norm on most weeks this season, and Godwin's final catch of the day, an 11-yard grab on third down at the two-minute warning that essentially sealed the win for Tampa Bay, is a fitting example of the veteran's reliability in clutch scenarios. Godwin's first opportunity to build on a solid start to the season comes in a Week 2 home matchup against the Bears.

Dominates first quarter

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-08-26

Godwin caught each of his four targets for 30 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's preseason game against Baltimore.

Godwin ran circles around Baltimore's second-string defense and accounted for four of the six targets from starting quarterback Baker Mayfield. There's no doubt Godwin and Mike Evans will be Mayfield's main targets this season, starting with a Week 1 road game against the Vikings.

Playing with Mayfield in finale

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-08-26

Godwin will have first in-game opportunity to work with newly named starting quarterback Baker Mayfield in Saturday's preseason finale against the Ravens, Jenna Laine of reports.

Mayfield was named the starting quarterback Tuesday after winning a tightly contested job battle with Kyle Trask. The Buccaneers then announced the 2018 first overall pick would play the first half versus Baltimore along with Godwin and Mike Evans, giving the trio their first in-game opportunity to work together. Godwin and the rest of his offensive teammates have been learning new coordinator Dave Canales' system since OTAs, and the versatile Penn State product should see plenty of action in the short and intermediate areas of the field that the scheme is expected to focus on.

Unlikely to play Friday

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-08-11

Godwin isn't in line to play in Friday's preseason contest versus the Steelers, Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Both Godwin and Mike Evans aren't suiting up for Tampa Bay's exhibition opener, which will give Russell Gage, Trey Palmer, Deven Thompkins and David Moore, among others, a chance for reps at wide receiver. Godwin's next opportunity for some preseason action will happen Saturday, Aug. 19 at the Jets.

Feeling good ahead of 2023

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-07-26

Godwin is set to enter the 2023 season with a clean bill of health, Brianna Dix of the Buccaneers' official site reports.

Godwin said Wednesday that he was in "survivor mode" in 2022 and that he's "excited to be healthy" and he's ready to perform at a high level in 2023. The wide receiver was hindered my hip and knee injuries last season, but he was able to compile a career-high 104 catches while recording 1,023 receiving yards and three touchdowns over 15 contests. Now operating without Tom Brady, it's possible that his fantasy value takes a slight hit with either Baker Mayfield or Kyle Trask under center this year.

To see more outside work

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-05-10

Godwin, who played 60 percent of his snaps in the slot in 2022, is expected to see more work on the perimeter during the upcoming season, Scott Smith of the team's official site reports.

Smith adds that when factoring in formations in which Godwin lined up tight with the offensive line or in the backfield, the veteran wideout was on the outside for just 27 percent of his 834 snaps from scrimmage. Godwin's production certainly wasn't any worse for it -- he recorded a career-high 104 receptions and posted his third career 1,000-yard season in the process -- but he also took plenty of contact in close quarters and averaged a career-low 7.2 yards per target and 9.8 yards per reception. Therefore, new offensive coordinator Dave Canales and new wide receivers coach Brad Idzik plan to incorporate some of the methods they utilized with DK Metcalf in Seattle to give Godwin more frequent breaks from the slot while also capitalizing on his still-viable downfield speed.

Ten catches in wild-card loss

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-01-16

Godwin secured 10 of 13 targets for 85 yards in the Buccaneers' 31-14 wild-card loss to the Cowboys on Monday night.

Godwin paced the Buccaneers in receptions, receiving yards and targets on the night, a fitting encore to a regular season in which he racked up a career-high 104 catches, along with 1,023 yards and three touchdowns, over 15 games. Godwin did average a career-low 9.8 yards per grab however, and he was once again consistently used in short areas Monday night. The veteran wideout figures to remain a key component of Tampa Bay's air attack in 2023, but the big question will be who he'll be catching passes from considering Tom Brady may not be back.

Paces pass catchers in loss

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-01-08

Godwin brought in six of seven targets for 55 yards in the Buccaneers' 30-17 loss to the Falcons on Sunday. He also lost a fumble.

Godwin paced the Buccaneers in receptions and receiving yards while checking in second in targets on a day when the starters played for only a portion of the first half. That allotment of playing time was enough for Godwin to post another solid performance, with Mike Evans' early exit due to an illness also helping his case for more targets. Godwin will head into next weekend's wild-card home playoff matchup having posted at least six grabs in all but two of 14 regular-season contests.

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