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12 Chris Godwin WR

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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Own%Start%
46%11%
Key Stats
GPCatchesYdsAvgTDsFirst Downs
31317113.2311

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Buccaneers' Chris Godwin: Scores for second straight week
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Godwin brought in five of six targets for 56 yards and a touchdown in the Buccaneers' 27-21 win over the Eagles on Sunday.

Godwin was one of four Buccaneers pass catchers to benefit from another prolific effort from Ryan Fitzpatrick. The second-year receiver now has a pair of touchdowns over his first two games and has hauled in 80 percent of his 10 targets in a secondary role behind starters Mike Evans and DeSean Jackson. Godwin encouragingly played the same 29 snaps that fellow wideout Adam Humphries did, so as expected, Godwin is essentially serving as the co-No.3 wideout to open the campaign.

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Buccaneers' Chris Godwin: Finds end zone Week 1
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Godwin brought in three of four targets for 41 yards and a touchdown in the Buccaneers' 48-40 win over the Saints on Sunday. He also fumbled once but recovered.

The highly anticipated kickoff to the talented second-year receiver's campaign went relatively well, although he checked in fourth in targets on the team behind Mike Evans, DeSean Jackson (concussion) and Adam Humphries. Godwin is expected to see a sizable increase in his role during the 2018 season, but Sunday's volume approximated what he saw on an average non-starting week during his rookie campaign. However, with Jackson now officially in the league's concussion protocol, Godwin could be in line for a starting opportunity against the Eagles in Week 2 at a minimum.

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Buccaneers' Chris Godwin: Listed as co-starter on depth chart
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Godwin and DeSean Jackson are both listed as starting options at wide receiver opposite Mike Evans on the Buccaneers' initial regular-season depth chart, Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports.

The second-year wideout has had no shortage of positive press all summer, drawing raves for both his standout practices and productive preseason performances. Early in training camp, head coach Dirk Koetter had remarked that the team viewed Godwin as a starter, although at the time his comments could have easily been interpreted to mean that the Penn State product had the talent to thrive in that role if called upon. There's apparently a deeper meaning to Koetter's words based on the Bucs' first depth chart, although how it all translates to the field remains to be seen. Tampa opens its season with a road tilt Sunday against the Saints.

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Buccaneers' Chris Godwin: Scores again
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Godwin caught each of his three targets for 27 yards and a touchdown in Friday's preseason game against the Lions.

DeSean Jackson and Mike Evans were the starters, but Godwin and Adam Humphries also got plenty of run early in the contest, with the second-year pro drawing all his targets before halftime. Although volume remains a concern, Godwin has lived up to the hype this preseason with seven catches for 55 yards and two touchdowns on nine targets. He probably won't play a ton of snaps early in the season, but he should get high-value opportunities on downfield passes and red-zone targets. The Bucs will have Ryan Fitzpatrick under center for a Week 1 game in New Orleans.

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Buccaneers' Chris Godwin: Viewed as starter by coaching staff
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Head coach Dirk Koetter has labeled Godwin as a starting receiver heading into 2018, Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports. "Chris is playing really well right now, " Koetter said. "We look at it as if we have four starting receivers. All four of those guys, the only guy that really hasn't been a starter (in the NFL) is Chris. The other three have been, and we believe Chris is every bit in that same category.''

There may be a bit of semantics at play here, but the gist of Koetter's message is clear: Godwin is going to be on the field plenty during the coming season. While veteran DeSean Jackson is likely to still be listed as the No. 2 receiver on the depth chart, there are plenty of indications that label won't be adhered to in a traditional sense in the Bucs offense this year. Stroud reports Jackson -- who's enjoyed a strong training camp in his own right -- has been seeing more slot work in three-receiver sets during camp practices, leaving the 6-foot-1, 209-pound Godwin on the perimeter opposite Mike Evans. That formation figures to have a number of advantages associated with it, including providing Koetter more opportunities to call running plays toward the side opposite Evans -- a strategy that wasn't too successful last season when the much slighter Jackson was positioned there. Godwin acquitted himself well in his opportunities with extended snaps in 2017, including over the final two games (10 receptions for 209 yards and a touchdown) while spelling Jackson after the latter's season-ending ankle injury. Preseason games could shed further light on the different ways the team envisions deploying the second-year wideout, but the full extent of Godwin's increased involvement is unlikely to be revealed until Week 1.

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Schedule
WeekDateOpp.RecYdsLgTD
19/9/18NO341161
29/16/18PHI556171
39/24/18PIT574201
WeekDateOpponentTime/Result
49/30/18@ CHI1:00 pm
Bye: Week 5
610/14/18@ ATL1:00 pm
710/21/18CLE1:00 pm
810/28/18@ CIN1:00 pm
911/4/18@ CAR1:00 pm
1011/11/18WAS1:00 pm
1111/18/18@ NYG1:00 pm
1211/25/18SF1:00 pm
1312/2/18CAR1:00 pm
1412/9/18NO1:00 pm
1512/16/18@ BAL1:00 pm
1612/23/18@ DAL1:00 pm
1712/30/18ATL1:00 pm
Receiving
YearTeamGGSRecYdsAvgLgTD20+40+1st
2017Tampa Bay Buccaneers1623452515.47014127
2018Tampa Bay Buccaneers301317113.22031011
TOTAL1924769614.87045138
Defensive Stats
YearTeamGTotalTklAstSacksIntYdsAvgLgTDPass Def
2017Tampa Bay Buccaneers1677.000000.0000
2018Tampa Bay Buccaneers322.000000.0000
TOTAL1999.000000.0000
Fumbles
YearTeamGFumLostFum ForcedOwn RecOpp RecYdsTot RecTD
2017Tampa Bay Buccaneers1600001010
2018Tampa Bay Buccaneers321010010
TOTAL1921011020
 
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-1/209
Birthdate:
2/27/1996
Age:
22
Hometown:
Philadelphia, PA, USA
School:
Penn State
NFL Experience:
2
Awards: