Goodwin brought in two of five targets for 62 yards in Thursday's 41-39 loss to the Rams. Goodwin's production was largely comprised of his season-long 50-yard reception, as he was inefficient with his targets otherwise. The 26-year-old has struggled to adapt to the role of starting receiver thus far, notching just eight catches for 109 yards through three games. While Goodwin's presence does serve to threaten defenses over the top, his lack of overall production could eventually cause him to drop down the pecking order. Rookie fifth-round pick Trent Taylor is much more suited for the role of slot receiver, but another downfield specialist, Aldrick Robinson, lurks behind Taylor at the No. 4 slot, and boasts the added advantage of having previously worked with head coach Kyle Shanahan in Washington. Goodwin will look to build on Thursday's season-high receiving yardage tally against the Cardinals in Week 4.
Goodwin pulled in three of his six targets for 26 yards in Sunday's 12-9 loss to Seattle. Goodwin's 26 yards were actually tied for the team lead on a day where the 49ers managed just 99 yards through the air. The 26-year-old failed to catch a red-zone pass that likely would have resulted in a score. This comes on the heels of last week's drop on a rare deep shot from Brian Hoyer. Goodwin is one of the fastest receivers in the league, but his speed will go to waste if he doesn't start hauling in passes that hit him in the hands. He should be considered a desperation play until we see more consistent production.
Goodwin caught three passes (six targets) for 21 yards in a 23-3 loss to the Panthers on Sunday. It was a quiet debut for Goodwin, but he could have had a big day had he not dropped a perfectly-placed deep ball from Brian Hoyer on the 49ers' first possession of the game. No one looked more disappointed than the speedy wideout, who knew he had his coverage beat on the play. On the bright side, Goodwin's six targets only trailed Pierre Garcon's 10 on Sunday. He should remain one of the focal points of the 49ers passing game going forward.
Goodwin brought in one of two targets for a 46-yard touchdown in Sunday's 32-31 preseason loss to the Vikings. The emerging speedster impressively blew by Pro Bowler Xavier Rhodes on his way to hauling in a perfectly thrown 46-yard scoring strike from Brian Hoyer on the Niners' opening possession. Goodwin has offered plenty of reason for optimism this summer, standing out during training camp and tallying five receptions for 104 yards in a trio of exhibitions. He's seemingly locked up the No. 2 receiver job and certainly offers plenty of big-play upside heading into the 2017 campaign.
Goodwin caught three of four targets for 44 yards in Saturday's preseason game against Denver. Goodwin started opposite Pierre Garcon and seemingly had an efficient night, but the one target the former Bill didn't haul in was a bobbled pass that the Broncos intercepted. The miscue is unlikely to cost Goodwin in terms of role or playing time, as he seems to have a solid grasp on the No. 2 receiver job ahead of Aldrick Robinson, Jeremy Kerley and Trent Taylor.
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|10||11/12||New York Giants||5||13.00|
|17||12/31||@Los Angeles Rams||16||19.00|
|3 Year Avg||26||11||166||1||8||15.09||22|