Chris Godwin
Chris Godwin
25-Year-Old Wide ReceiverWR
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
2020 Fantasy Outlook
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-yearold Godwin should be in line for another big season, especially if Brady defaults to short, quick throws like he did the last few years. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a contract with the Buccaneers in March of 2021.
Signs franchise tender
WRTampa Bay Buccaneers
March 18, 2021
Godwin signed his franchise tender Wednesday morning, Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
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This means Godwin is officially under contract and can be fined if he holds out from training camp or games. In other words, the wideout knows it won't come down to that, figuring he'll sign a long-term contract or else play out 2021 under a franchise tag for $15.9 million. The second option typically would be undesirable for a player of Godwin's caliber, but it makes more some sense this offseason, with the wideout coming off an injury-marred campaign and the market for free agents impacted by the salary cap dip.
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How do Chris Godwin's 2020 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.
Air Yards Per Game
68.0
 
Air Yards Per Snap
1.21
 
% Team Air Yards
15.2%
 
% Team Targets
13.9%
 
Avg Depth of Target
9.7 Yds
 
Catch Rate
77.4%
 
Drop Rate
4.8%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
4.7
 
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Receiving Alignment Breakdown
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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
209 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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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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Receives franchise tag
WRTampa Bay Buccaneers
March 9, 2021
Godwin is getting a franchise tag, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
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Would play on franchise tag
WRTampa Bay Buccaneers
March 3, 2021
Godwin recently indicated he would be willing to play the 2021 season under the franchise tag if necessary, Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports.
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Pair of grabs in Super Bowl LV win
WRTampa Bay Buccaneers
February 7, 2021
Godwin secured two of four targets for nine yards during the Buccaneers' 31-9 win over the Chiefs in Super Bowl LV on Sunday.
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Paces receivers in championship win
WRTampa Bay Buccaneers
January 24, 2021
Godwin secured five of nine targets for 110 yards and rushed once for six yards in the Buccaneers' 31-26 win over the Packers in Sunday's NFC Championship Game.
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Good to go
WRTampa Bay Buccaneers
January 22, 2021
Godwin (quadriceps) doesn't have an injury designation for Sunday's game in Green Bay, Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports.
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