Chris Godwin's chances of repeating as the No. 2 PPR receiver in Fantasy took a hit when the Buccaneers traded for Rob Gronkowski in April. The good news? Godwin is still entrenched as the Bucs' top slot receiver and should lead the team in targets from Tom Brady. Godwin averaged 8.6 targets and nearly 100 yards per game last year and scored nine times in 14 games. Given the likelihood he'll finish close to those averages in 2020, there's no doubt he has the potential to be a top-five Fantasy receiver again, which is why it's not crazy to take Godwin anywhere from 10th to 15th overall in PPR and 13th to 17th overall in non-PPR.
Godwin was among approximately a dozen Buccaneers players present for a two-hour workout at Berkeley Preparatory School on Tuesday, Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports. Despite the NFLPA advising players to not continue congregating for private workouts in the wake of a slew of coronavirus infections around the country and to multiple players, quarterback Tom Brady continues to convene the early morning sessions at Berkeley. The group that's regularly in attendance has steadily grown, and Godwin has been a consistent participant from the start several weeks ago. He once again ran a full array of routes Tuesday, working alongside new arrival Rob Gronkowski, among others. Godwin's 2020 outlook is bright with Brady at the helm, although the addition of Gronkowski certainly has the potential to eat into the overall target share on the team.
Godwin (hamstring) is slated to catch passes from Tom Brady after the latter agreed to a two-year deal with the Buccaneers this week, Jim Trotter of NFL.com reports. Godwin navigated the inaccuracy and ball-security issues of Jameis Winston to post a career-best 86-1,333-9 line in 2019, his first season in coach Bruce Arians' aggressive passing attack. He now gets an upgrade at quarterback in Brady, with the future Hall of Famer having long excelled at completing the intermediate routes that Godwin has thrived with over his first three seasons. The Penn State product recorded 22 catches of between 20 and 39 yards last season, and Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times relays further optimism about Godwin's prospects from ESPN analyst Dan Orlovsky, who believes Brady's arm remains more than strong enough to thrive on the downhill play-action passes that Arians' system frequently calls for.
Godwin (hamstring) won't play in the Pro Bowl, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports. Godwin's hamstring injury has lingered deep into January, but that doesn't necessarily mean it will still be an issue when the Bucs start their offseason program in mid-April. The team's quarterback situation is a bigger concern, with Jameis Winston set to become an unrestricted free agent if the Bucs don't use the franchise tag or sign him to a new contract before March 18.
Godwin (hamstring) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Falcons, Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports. Godwin hasn't been able to practice since he suffered the hamstring injury Week 15. He was one of the top breakout stars of the 2019 season, hauling in 86 of 121 targets for 1,333 yards and nine touchdowns in 14 games. Godwin heads into Week 17 ranking second among qualified pass catchers in yards per game (95.2) and fourth in yards per target (11.0), with teammate Mike Evans (89.0 YPG, 9.8 YPT) not too far behind. Jameis Winston will have Breshad Perriman and Justin Watson as his top wide receivers for Week 17.
Godwin (hamstring) wasn't spotted on the field during Thursday's practice and will go down as a non-participant on the Buccaneers' official report, Eduardo A. Encina of the Tampa Bay Times reports. Tampa Bay also listed Godwin as a non-participant when the team released its initial Week 17 report Wednesday, but his activity was merely estimated since the team didn't hold an actual practice Christmas Day. Unless Godwin surprisingly takes the field in some capacity for the Bucs' final practice of the week Friday, he'll be highly unlikely to suit up for Sunday's season finale versus the Falcons.
|* indicates player did not play that week|
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|1||09/13||@New Orleans Saints||27||24.71|
|4||10/04||Los Angeles Chargers||3||16.13|
|6||10/18||Green Bay Packers||12||19.22|
|7||10/26||@Las Vegas Raiders||22||22.63|
|8||11/03||@New York Giants||29||26.00|
|9||11/09||New Orleans Saints||27||24.71|
|11||11/24||Los Angeles Rams||14||19.63|
|12||11/29||Kansas City Chiefs||4||16.68|
|3 Year Avg||90||60||900||6||46||15.00||128|