Chris Godwin

Chris Godwin

25-Year-Old Wide ReceiverWR
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
IR
Injury Knee - ACL + MCL
Est. Return 3/1/2022
2021 Fantasy Outlook
Plagued by hamstring and finger injuries, Godwin missed four games last year, but he was the same dynamic, productive receiver when he was on the field, averaging 10.0 YPT, catching four passes of 40-plus yards and scoring seven times in 12 games. The problem for Godwin was volume - 84 targets in 12 games prorates to 112 in a full season, a big drop from 2019 when he had 121 in 14 games. Tom Brady should again preside over a pass-heavy offense, but Mike Evans is another bona fide No. 1 WR, the team re-upped Rob Gronkowski and Antonio Brown, O.J. Howard should be back from a knee injury and speedster Scotty Miller could also have a role. Nonetheless, Godwin is arguably the team's best receiver. At 6-1, 209, he has above-average size, excellent hands and runs good routes, mostly from the slot, but occasionally on the outside. He'll play out 2021 under a franchise tender, potentially hitting free agency next offseason are he and the Bucs were unable to work out a long-term contract before the July 15 deadline. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a one-year, $15.98 million contract with the Buccaneers in March of 2021.
Has surgery Monday
WRTampa Bay Buccaneers
Knee - ACL + MCL
January 3, 2022
Godwin underwent surgery Monday to repair the ACL and MCL in his right knee, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
ANALYSIS
Dr. James Andrews performed the procedure, which didn't reveal any damage to Godwin's meniscus. While he will be in recovery mode when free agency opens up in mid-March, he's expected to be among the top options available at the position if the Buccaneers don't use the franchise tag on him again or otherwise can't come to terms with him on a new contract. Prior to injuring his knee in Week 15, he had set career highs with 98 catches and 127 targets en route to 1,103 yards and five touchdowns in 14 games.
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How do Chris Godwin's 2021 advanced stats compare to other wide receivers?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
  • % Targeted On Route
    Targets divided by total routes run. Also known as TPRR.
  • Avg Yds Per Route Run
    Receiving yards divided by total routes run. Also known as YPRR.
Air Yards Per Game
62.7
 
Air Yards Per Snap
1.09
 
% Team Air Yards
15.9%
 
% Team Targets
17.8%
 
Avg Depth of Target
7.0 Yds
 
Catch Rate
77.2%
 
Drop Rate
2.4%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
6.3
 
% Targeted On Route
24.3%
 
Avg Yds Per Route Run
2.11
 
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Snap Counts
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Tampa Bay BuccaneersBuccaneers 2021 WR Snap Distribution See more data like this | See last season's snap counts
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93767%
5440%
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64846%
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18413%
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32%
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vs Rams
Sunday, Jan 23rd at 3:00PM
Overall QB Rating Against
67.0
 
Cornerbacks
69.1
 
Safeties
82.0
 
Linebackers
57.5
 
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Chris Godwin's measurables compare to other wide receivers?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
6' 1"
 
Weight
208 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.42 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.00 sec
 
Cone Drill
7.01 sec
 
Vertical Jump
36.0 in
 
Broad Jump
126 in
 
Bench Press
19 reps
 
Hand Length
9.13 in
 
Arm Length
31.63 in
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Godwin had a monster season in every respect despite missing the final two games of 2019 with a hamstring injury. On only 121 targets, he put up an 86-1,333-9 line, leading 100-target receivers with 11.0 YPT. (Kenny Golladay was a distant second at 10.3). Godwin didn't catch many deep balls (three grabs of 40-plus), but he led the league with 25 catches of 20 or more yards in only 14 games. And while he also didn't see much red-zone work (14 targets, T-21st), he was tied for fourth with 10 inside-the-10 targets. As a result, only Golladay and Cooper Kupp caught more touchdowns. At 6-1, 209, Godwin is big for the slot, where he usually lines up, and he has good speed (4.42 40). He's also quick, explosive and has excellent hands (one drop last year). The biggest issue for Godwin is Tom Brady replacing the erratic but highly productive Jameis Winston. While Winston led the NFL with 30 interceptions, he also had 33 TDs and 5,109 yards, making him an ideal option for his receivers' fantasy output, despite being far less than that for the Buccaneers. While Brady in his age-43 season will make fewer mistakes and likely lean heavily on Godwin out of the slot, he'll also take fewer risks, which likely means fewer big plays for both Godwin and co-No. 1 Mike Evans. Moreover, should un-retired tight end Rob Gronkowski stay healthy, he'll siphon some of last year's targets from the wide receivers, particularly in the red zone. But coach Bruce Arians will almost certainly have a more open attack than last year's receiver-depleted Patriots, and a prime-age, 24-year-old Godwin should be in line for another big season, especially if Brady defaults to short, quick throws like he did the last few years.
Few players had a better offseason than Godwin - at least as far as their fantasy prospects were concerned. Both DeSean Jackson (74 targets) and Adam Humphries (105) are gone, replaced only by Breshad Perriman, an athletic 2015 first-round pick who has never quite caught on in the league. Moreover, GM Jason Licht compared Godwin's upcoming role to Larry Fitzgerald's, hinting at many of the slot snaps and targets that went to Humphries last year. Finally, head coach Dirk Koetter is gone, replaced by the more aggressive Bruce Arians, though last year's offensive coordinator and play caller Todd Monken could be missed. At 6-1, 209, Godwin has above-average size to go with 4.42 speed. He averaged a robust 8.9 YPT and 14.3 YPC on 95 targets a year ago and dropped only two passes the entire season. Mike Evans is still the team's top target and likely red-zone hog, and rising star TE O.J. Howard will chip in for big plays and looks around the goal line. But Jameis Winston will sling the ball around plenty in Arians' presumably pass-happy offense, and Godwin should set a career high in targets.
After doing nothing for the first eight games of his career, Godwin saw increased work in the second half of his rookie season, and the results were promising - 15.4 YPC, 9.5 YPT. From Weeks 10-17, he had four games of 68 or more yards and showed the ability to stretch the field. Godwin exploded for 111 yards and a touchdown Week 17, the second time he exceeded 10 targets. At 6-1, 209, and with 4.42 speed, Godwin is bigger and faster than most wideouts, and he's also quick and athletic. The biggest issue for Godwin is the presence of Mike Evans entrenched as the team's target hog, along with DeSean Jackson who is still the fastest wideout on the team and its most dangerous deep threat. But Bucs GM Jason Licht indicated Godwin showed enough to push for a bigger role, and the team raved about Godwin at OTAs, so there's a good chance he supplants slot man Adam Humphries in three-wide formations. Just be aware that the Tampa Bay offense is likely to struggle in September, as Jameis Winston will be suspended the first three weeks for games against the Saints, Eagles and Steelers.
The Buccaneers' third-round draft pick, Godwin has a shot to see targets sooner rather than later. The Bucs receiving corps is deeper than it was last year with the addition of DeSean Jackson, but Jackson's slight frame precludes him from ever being a high-volume player, and Mike Evans can't see all of Jameis Winston's other targets. Enter Godwin, who at 6-1, 205, has decent size and good (4.42 40) speed. He also put on a show at the NFL Combine -- 36-inch vertical, 126-inch broad jump. Godwin has excellent hands and good ball skills, and this offseason trained with former Lion Calvin Johnson to work on the finer points of his game. Godwin is likely to be the team's third WR -- though he will have to beat out veteran Adam Humphries -- and both tight ends, O.J. Howard and Cameron Brate, will also see looks.
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Heads to IR
WRTampa Bay Buccaneers
Knee - ACL + MCL
December 21, 2021
Godwin (knee) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday, Scott Smith of the Buccaneers' official site reports.
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Season over with torn ACL
WRTampa Bay Buccaneers
Knee - ACL + MCL
December 20, 2021
Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians announced Monday that Godwin (knee) will miss the remainder of the season after he was diagnosed with a torn ACL in addition to an MCL sprain, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports.
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Could miss rest of regular season
WRTampa Bay Buccaneers
Knee - MCL
December 20, 2021
Godwin (knee) could miss the rest of the regular season due to an MCL sprain suffered during Sunday's shutout loss to the Saints, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
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Won't return to SNF
WRTampa Bay Buccaneers
Knee
December 19, 2021
Godwin (knee) has been ruled out for the remainder of Sunday's game against the Saints.
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Hurts knee against Saints
WRTampa Bay Buccaneers
Knee
December 19, 2021
Godwin (knee) is questionable to return to Sunday's game against the Saints.
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