Godwin's performance was a major letdown to those who'd counted on him as the fantasy playoffs kicked off, as the normally efficient receiver couldn't get on the same page with Jameis Winston throughout the day. Godwin's 10.0 percent catch rate naturally was the poorest of his career, with the lack of a connection sullying what was a team-high target total in the continued absence of DeSean Jackson (thumb). Given that the second-year wideout has been a much more reliable asset than what he showed Sunday, he's likely to bounce back to some extent versus the Ravens in Week 15.
Godwin caught five of six targets for 101 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 24-17 win over the Panthers.
Godwin tied for second on the team in targets while leading the way in receiving yardage. He displayed his big-play ability with a long gain of 48 yards and added a 13-yard touchdown catch in the second quarter. Godwin enjoyed a larger share of the targets with DeSean Jackson (thumb) sidelined, and he could maintain an enlarged role next Sunday against the Saints if his teammate remains out.
Godwin and Adam Humphries figure to pick up most of the slack with DeSean Jackson (thumb) ruled out for Sunday's game against the Panthers, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports.
Highly efficient to this point in his career, Godwin now has a nice opportunity to play starter-level snaps against a shaky pass defense (7.7 YPA). The 2017 third-round pick owns career marks of 14.1 yards per catch and 9.5 per target, with one reception for every 11.5 snaps (78 on 898). For a frame of reference, teammate Mike Evans has caught one pass for every 10.6 snaps this season and one for every 11.1 snaps throughout his career. Godwin took advantage of a similar opportunity last December, catching 10 of 18 targets for 208 yards and a touchdown when Jackson missed the final two weeks of the 2017 campaign. The Bucs aren't sure if Jackson will miss any more time beyond Sunday.
Godwin has now brought in all 14 of his targets over the last three games, maximizing what are often modest opportunities in the Buccaneers' high-powered, talented offense. The second-year receiver continues to serve as a dependable mid-range weapon, although he's now failed to reach the end zone in six straight contests. The 22-year-old's fantasy value is somewhat hampered by the fact he essentially shares the No. 3 receiver role with Adam Humphries, and it's been the latter who's been the preferred option near the goal line recently. He'll look to break his scoring drought against the Panthers in Week 13.
Godwin didn't seem hampered by the ankle injury he'd nursed during the practice week, although he fell more than halfway short of the season-best 103 yards he'd logged against the Redskins in Week 10. The second-year pro has been serviceable as a secondary option with at least 50 receiving yards in four of the last six contests, but he's now failed to reach the end zone in five straight games. He'll look to up his numbers in a favorable Week 12 matchup against the 49ers.
|15||12/16/18||@ BAL||1:00 pm|
|16||12/23/18||@ DAL||1:00 pm|
|2017||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||16||2||34||525||15.4||70||1||4||1||27|
|2018||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||13||2||50||689||13.8||48||5||6||1||42|
|2017||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||16||7||7.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2018||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||13||5||5.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|
|2017||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||16||0||0||0||0||1||0||1||0|
|2018||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||13||4||1||0||1||0||0||1||0|