Goodwin caught two passes (five targets) for 26 yards in a 26-24 loss to the Redskins on Sunday. He added six yards on a designed run, but it was otherwise a disappointing showing from Goodwin after posting 116 yards last week against the Colts. The speedy wideout carries a healthy average of 17.4 yards per catch through five games, but his inconsistent usage and lack of touchdowns make him a tough player to rely on regularly.
Goodwin caught five of 11 targets for 116 yards during Sunday's 26-23 loss to the Colts. Goodwin, who tied for the team lead in targets, led the way in yardage thanks to a 51-yard gain on a deep ball from Brian Hoyer. While the big play is the speedster's calling card, the largest takeaway from this performance was the spike in usage. He had yet to surpass six targets in any of the previous four games this season. Such a development makes Goodwin a player to watch moving forward, including next week's matchup against the Redskins.
Goodwin (concussion) is active for Sunday's game at Indianapolis, Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle reports. On the heels of his fourth concussion in 14 months, Goodwin has nonetheless received clearance from the protocol for head injuries. After handling 58.7 percent of the offensive snaps through four games, expect the fifth-year pro to serve as a secondary receiving option in the passing attack.
49ers coach Kyle Shanahan said after Friday's practice that he'd be surprised if Goodwin (concussion) doesn't play in Sunday's game against the Colts. Goodwin was a limited practice participant all week and is listed as questionable on the final injury report, but it nonetheless seems that only a late setback would prevent him from playing. He'll step back in as the Niners' No. 2 receiver, facing an Indianapolis defense that's given up a league-high 26 completions of 20 or more yards. Goodwin's role as a modest-volume deep threat hasn't quite materialized the way Shanahan was hoping, as the wideout's 50-yard catch Week 3 against the Rams represent his only gain of 20-plus this season. Goodwin did draw either five or six targets in each of the Niners' first three games, before the concussion limited him to two targets and five snaps last week.
Goodwin (concussion) was a limited practice participant Wednesday, Cam Inman of The San Jose Mercury News reports. Goodwin's ability to practice in a limited capacity suggests he's made some form of progress through the NFL's concussion protocol. His status for Sunday's game in Indianapolis nonetheless remains highly uncertain, considering he's now suffered four recorded concussions in the past 14 months. It's a bit surprising to see Goodwin listed as anything other than a nonparticipant on the initial injury report of the week. Aldrick Robinson will fill in as the No. 2 receiver if Goodwin doesn't end up playing in Week 5.
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|10||11/12||New York Giants||6||15.67|
|17||12/31||@Los Angeles Rams||8||16.17|
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|3 Year Avg||26||11||166||1||8||15.09||22|