Chris Godwin | Buccaneers WR

Date of Birth:  02/27/1996
Age:  24
Height  6'1"
Weight:   209
College:  Penn State
Drafted:  2017 | Round 3 | Pick 84
Depth Chart:  Starter

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Chris Godwin | Buccaneers WR

Chris Godwin (finger) is official active for Week 9.

In what could’ve been a lengthy injury, Godwin is back after missing just one game following finger surgery. Don’t hesitate to fire up the star receiver in a potential shootout versus the Saints tonight.

Chris Godwin | Buccaneers WR

Chris Godwin (finger) is expected to play on Sunday night.

Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians says they'll see how Godwin's finger feels tomorrow after practicing today, but he calls the star receiver "tough" and expects he'll play against the Saints on Sunday night. In what'll be one of the games of the year and a huge divisional showdown in the NFC South, it would be a surprise if Godwin isn't active for Week 9 after missing just one game following finger surgery.

Chris Godwin | Buccaneers WR

The Buccaneers are not expected to know Chris Godwin's status until Friday.

Godwin is participating in practice while wearing a cast, and it sounds like they'll see if he can fully participate while catching the ball to end the week. Ideally, Godwin's status will be known before the weekend, and we'll keep you posted on his status when the final Week 9 injury report is out on Friday.

Chris Godwin | Buccaneers WR

Chris Godwin (finger) will miss Week 8, according to Rick Stroud.

Godwin fractured his left index finger on Sunday, and it required surgery, so he will be out this week for the Bucs. The news will boost Mike Evans closer to WR1 territory, and Scotty Miller should be viewed as an upside FLEX with rookie Tyler Johnson also seeing more action. Hopefully Godwin only misses one game—which we expect will be the case with a game against New Orleans coming up in Week 9.

Chris Godwin | Buccaneers WR

Chris Godwin is not listed on the injury report for Week 6.

Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians told reporters that this week is the “best he’s looked in a while”, so it's great that Godwin isn't even going to be a game-time decision. Arians also said the star receiver is a “very unique animal” that’s both a premier inside and outside weapon as well as a good blocker and runner, so it sounds like the team is very excited to get him back. Godwin immediately return as a high-end WR1 in all formats.

Chris Godwin | Buccaneers WR

Chris Godwin (hamstring) was officially limited in today's practice.

Ideally, we'll see Godwin get up to a full practice participation to end the week tomorrow, but two consecutive practices is still a pretty good sign for Sunday. The Week 6 injury report with Godwin's status will be out tomorrow.

Chris Godwin | Buccaneers WR

Chris Godwin (hamstring) was officially limited in today's practice.

This is a positive sign for Godwin as he looks to work his way back onto the field on gameday. With a huge matchup with the Packers this Sunday, Godwin is expected to push to play in Week 6. Hopefully he can get up to a full practice participation by Friday.

Chris Godwin | Buccaneers WR

Chris Godwin (hamstring) has been ruled out for Week 5.

This was expected, and Godwin will now officially miss his second game in a row. Fantasy owners can hope he will be back with a few extra days to get ready for Week 6, and Godwin will immediately be a high-end WR1 whenever he returns.

Chris Godwin | Buccaneers WR

Chris Godwin dealing with "mild" hamstring pull.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport says this was the result after Godwin had an MRI on his injured hamstring yesterday. Godwin will miss Week 4, and the Buccaneers are on a short week next Thursday night versus the Bears, so it looks like he'll miss the next two games. Hopefully the star receiver is good to go for a Week 6 matchup against the Packers.

Chris Godwin | Buccaneers WR

Chris Godwin (hamstring) has officially been ruled out for the rest of today.

Godwin was down on the field for a bit and then limped gingerly to the sideline and then to the locker room, and—while the Buccaneers are up three possessions in the fourth quarter—it's not a great sign that Godwin has immediately been ruled out. Godwin missed the end of last season with a hamstring injury, so he could be facing a multi-game absence depending on the severity of the injury. Before leaving today's game, Godwin had five receptions for 64 yards and a touchdown against the Broncos.

Chris Godwin | Buccaneers WR

Chris Godwin has cleared the concussion protocol.

This is great news, and Godwin will play next week for a road matchup in Denver. Tampa Bay's passing attack will only get better as the season progresses, so Godwin is a prime buy-low target with September quickly coming to a close. The Broncos are a very attackable secondary with A.J. Bouye (shoulder) on injured reserve.

Chris Godwin | Buccaneers WR

Chris Godwin (concussion) has officially been ruled out for Week 2.

Godwin unfortunately has not made enough progress through the concussion protocol, and the Bucs are going ahead and ruling him out today to play things safe. Hopefully this is a one-game absence for Godwin after he was able to get on the practice field in a limited capacity yesterday, showing that he made progress after being placed in concussion protocol in middle of the week.

Chris Godwin | Buccaneers WR

Chris Godwin (concussion) is officially listed as doubtful for Week 2.

Godwin returned to practice in a limited capacity today, but he still has not fully cleared concussion protocol and Bucs head coach Bruce Arians says the star receiver is “doubtful” for Sunday against the Panthers. Godwin is working against the clock to get fully cleared, and his Week 2 status will be known by 11:30 AM ET on Sunday. Ideally, Godwin will be upgraded to questionable tomorrow, which would give him a realistic shot to play this weekend.

Chris Godwin | Buccaneers WR

Chris Godwin is in concussion protocol.

It's unclear when Godwin suffered his concussion, but he'll now have a few days to get cleared to face the Panthers on Sunday. Hopefully the star receiver is feeling better soon. If Godwin misses time, Scotty Miller would get a boost in fantasy lineups.

Chris Godwin | Buccaneers WR

Projections for the 2020 season are now out.

Wolf Sports fantasy football projections for the upcoming season are now out, and they can be accessed via Fantasy Consigliere (linked below). Buccaneers wide receiver Chris Godwin, who has a new quarterback in six-time Super Bowl champion Tom Brady, is among the leaders at wide receiver. We project Godwin to catch 108 passes for 1,541 yards and nine touchdowns this season following his breakout 2019 campaign.

Chris Godwin | Buccaneers WR

Chris Godwin (hamstring) officially did not practice today.

Godwin looks like a long shot for Sunday against the Falcons, but we'll see how he's listed on the final Week 17 injury report tomorrow.

Chris Godwin | Buccaneers WR

Chris Godwin (hamstring) has officially been ruled out for Week 16.

There was virtually no chance Godwin would play on a short week for a Saturday matchup against the Texans, and the star receiver is also unlikely to play in the regular season finale next week while dealing with his relatively significant hamstring injury. Fantasy owners in redraft leagues should hold onto Godwin just in case he happens to play, but his stellar season is likely over.

Chris Godwin | Buccaneers WR

Chris Godwin (hamstring) has officially been ruled out for the rest of today.

This isn't a surprise after Godwin limped off just a little bit ago, and now we just have to hope this injury isn't so bad that it keeps the superstar receiver out for longer than today. The Bucs lost other top receiver Mike Evans for the season to a hamstring injury last week.

Chris Godwin | Buccaneers WR

Chris Godwin leaves game with apparent leg injury.

Godwin pulled up running a route, so it seems like he might have injured his hamstring. The star wideout had five receptions for 121 yards before leaving, and we would be surprised if he returned based on how gingerly he walked off the field.

Chris Godwin | Buccaneers WR

Chris Godwin puts on a show in Week 12.

Godwin caught seven passes for 184 yards and a touchdown in the Buccaneers' victory against the Falcons. The Penn State product's afternoon started with a 71-yard touchdown down the seam, where he showed exceptional focus to make the catch in traffic between two defenders while getting hit, and he was off to the races after he bounced off the deep defender and came up with the ball. And the second touchdown might have been even more impressive, as he ran a speed out and was somehow able to snag a pass that was badly thrown behind him and toward a chasing defender with one hand. This was Godwin's first 100-yard game in over a month, but he also crossed 1,000 receiving yards on the season for the first time in his career and already has nine touchdowns on the year. Godwin rightfully received a ton of hype this preseason, but he was still a steal in nearly every fantasy draft.

Chris Godwin | Buccaneers WR

Chris Godwin explodes for career-highs in Week 4.

The Buccaneers put up 55 points in an upset victory over the Rams, and Godwin was a huge part of the offensive effort by Tampa Bay, catching 12 passes for 172 yards and two touchdowns. The scores were both in the red zone—one on a quick screen where he powered into the end zone, and the other coming on a corner route from the slot where he went up and made a nice contested catch after Jameis Winston was late with the throw. Godwin has quickly become a star in the NFL at 23 years old, and he's on pace for 104 receptions, 1,544 yards, and 16 touchdowns this season. If you've been keeping him on your bench for whatever reason, it's time to stop that and make sure he's in your lineup every week as a must-start. There might be some down games when Winston struggles, but Godwin is too good of a player with too much upside not to be in fantasy lineups every week.

Chris Godwin | Buccaneers WR

Chris Godwin (hip) is officially active for Week 4.

Godwin is battling through his hip injury and will be out there for a Buccaneers against the Rams. This is a tough matchup for Godwin, but he’s still an excellent fantasy option in a game that could turn into a shootout.

Chris Godwin | Buccaneers WR

Chris Godwin (hip) is officially questionable for Week 4.

Godwin was able to get in a limited practice today after missing the previous two days, and Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians didn’t sound too concerned about his status. We expect Godwin will play against the Rams, but be sure to have a backup plan from the later games, as Tampa Bay kicks off at 4:05 PM ET.

Chris Godwin | Buccaneers WR

Chris Godwin (hip) officially did not practice today.

Godwin isn't thought to be dealing with an injury that'll force him to miss time, but hopefully he's able to get on the practice field tomorrow. Expect him to play on Sunday, but we'll monitor his status ahead of Week 4.

Chris Godwin | Buccaneers WR

Bruce Arians again says he thinks Chris Godwin will be a 100-catch guy.

The Bucs head coach was asked whether his impression of Godwin has changed after OTAs, and he responded: “It really hasn’t. I had high expectations and they’re even higher now. So, he hasn’t done anything to diminish what I thought he would be and as he learns to play in that slot and read things a little bit more—he’s made great progress. I think I’ll stand by my 100-catch announcement.” Clearly, Arians is really high on Godwin, and the third-year receiver looks to have an excellent chance to hit the century-mark in receptions in 2019. Godwin’s ADP shouldn’t get too out of control, and he’ll likely be one of the best fantasy selections in drafts late this summer.

Chris Godwin | Buccaneers WR

Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians thinks Chris Godwin "is going to be close to a 100-catch guy."

Let the hype train roll for the third-year receiver from Penn State. Arians said he believes Godwin will be close to the century mark in receptions "especially because I think he can play in the slot. He's never coming off the field." Clearly, Godwin is Tampa Bay's clear No. 2 receiver opposite Mike Evans, which should be the case considering how well he's played when given opportunities his first two NFL seasons. We've thought Godwin was an absolute steal in the third round of the 2017 draft, and it looks like he'll prove it in 2019 and beyond. There's a chance Godwin's draft price skyrockets leading up to when most people draft in late August, but despite the hype, Godwin isn't likely to be selected in the first few rounds of drafts, which could lead to some serious value in the middle rounds this summer.

Chris Godwin | Buccaneers WR

Chris Godwin scores two touchdowns in Week 17.

Godwin caught six passes for 114 yards and two touchdowns against the Falcons, brining his 2018 receiving total to 59 receptions for 842 yards and seven touchdowns. Fantasy owners that trusted Godwin against a Falcons defense that had been playing well in recent weeks had it pay off in championship mashups. This season was a strong step forward for the 2017 third-round pick, and he'll look to continue getting better in 2019. We think Godwin should clearly be a full-time player that gets nearly 100% of the snaps, and that'll likely happen because he's simply a very good player. Godwin will likely be a good value in fantasy drafts this summer.

Chris Godwin | Buccaneers WR

Chris Godwin catches three passes against the Cowboys.

Godwin gained 39 yards on his three Week 16 receptions. The second-year receiver was targeted on a fade route, but Jameis Winston's throw gave him no chance to make a play on the ball. Godwin ends the season against a Falcons team he had a 6/56/1 line against earlier this year.

Chris Godwin | Buccaneers WR

Chris Godwin did not catch a pass in Week 15.

The Ravens were a tough matchup, but it's still a big surprise that Godwin didn't catch any passes in Tampa Bay's loss. This comes a week after a one-reception, 13-yard outing last week, so Godwin is difficult to trust in fantasy lineups entering championship weeks. He has upside as a talented player in an offense that can move the ball, though.

Chris Godwin | Buccaneers WR

Chris Godwin catches one pass in Bucs' loss.

Godwin was targeted a team-high ten times against the Saints, but he and Jameis Winston couldn't get a connection going. The second-year receiver caught one pass for 13 yards. The targets were obviously promising, but it's not a good sign that he and Winston couldn't connect in a good matchup. Godwin will look to bounce back in Week 15, but he has a tough matchup against the Ravens.

Chris Godwin | Buccaneers WR

Chris Godwin goes over 100 yards in win over Carolina.

Godwin caught five passes for 101 yards and a touchdown, which came from 13 yards away at the end of the first half. Overall, it was another efficient day for the Penn State product, who caught all but one of his six targets, and he took full advantage of extended playing time with DeSean Jackson (thumb) out. Godwin isn't the fantasy option that he should be based on talent, but hopefully Tampa Bay realizes that he should be featured down the stretch. Consider the second-year wideout a quality FLEX in Week 14 against New Orleans.

Chris Godwin | Buccaneers WR

Chris Godwin catches all four targets in Week 12.

Gordon gained 42 yards on his four receptions against the Buccaneers. The second-year receiver has offered a nice floor in fantasy lineups, but he's still looking for his first touchdown since Week 6 after he scored in four of the team's first five games. Godwin isn't a must-own in fantasy leagues.

Chris Godwin | Buccaneers WR

Chris Godwin catches all three targets in Week 11.

Godwin gained 50 yards on his three receptions against the Giants. The second-year receiver appeared to be clearly the No. 4 receiver for the Bucs, but hopefully it had something to do with the ankle injury that had him listed as questionable entering the game. Godwin is a very good receiver, but ideally he'll get a full practice in this week before considering him a strong FLEX option for Week 12.

Chris Godwin | Buccaneers WR

Chris Godwin (ankle) is officially active for Week 11.

Godwin was listed as questionable coming into the weekend, but he was fully expected to be ready to go and would’ve likely been listed as probable if the NFL still had that designation. The second-year receiver is a strong FLEX option against the Giants after his first 100-yard game of the season last week.

Chris Godwin | Buccaneers WR

Chris Godwin goes over 100 yards in Buccaneers' loss.

Godwin was targeted seven times against the Redskins, catching all seven targets for a team-high 103 yards. This was Godwin's first 100-yard game of the season, as he was the best player on the field for the Bucs in their Week 10 loss. The second-year receiver should offer a high floor in fantasy lineups next week against the Giants.

Chris Godwin | Buccaneers WR

Chris Godwin caught two passes for 40 yards in Sunday's loss to the Panthers.

The Penn State product saw just three targets, but he was more effective than Mike Evans (one reception for 16 yards on ten targets) and DeSean Jackson (two receptions for 32 yards on four targets). At the season's midway point, Godwin is on pace for a solid 60/760/8 line, but it would have been nice to see Tampa Bay trade Jackson so that their emerging second-year receiver could have an every-down role down the stretch. Still, he remains a quality FLEX option in all formats heading into a matchup with the Redskins in Week 10.

Chris Godwin | Buccaneers WR

Chris Godwin caught two passes for 32 yards in Sunday's loss to the Bengals.

The second-year receiver didn't have a great day for fantasy owners, but the targets (seven) were there, and Godwin was able to convert the game-tying two-point conversion on a clutch play between he and Ryan Fitzpatrick. Also, DeSean Jackson reportedly requested a trade, so Godwin would stand to get a huge boost if he's able to stay on the field as a full-time player down the stretch. As things currently stand, he should be considered a solid FLEX option with a good chance of scoring next Sunday in Carolina.

Chris Godwin | Buccaneers WR

Chris Godwin has a respectable day in win over the Browns.

Godwin caught five passes (on six targets) for 59 yards as Tampa Bay improved to 3-3. The second-year wideout has been a solid intermediate target for Jameis Winston over the past two weeks, but we'd like to see the Bucs get him more involved on downfield throws to really unlock his potential. Plus, Godwin continues splitting time with Adam Humphries and DeSean Jackson, which caps his breakout potential and leaves him on the FLEX radar for a Week 8 matchup with the Bengals.

Chris Godwin | Buccaneers WR

Chris Godwin scores against the Falcons.

Godwin caught six-of-nine targets for 56 yards and a touchdown in the Week 6 loss, with the score was an eight-yarder coming in the fourth quarter on a play where he sat down in zone coverage and got into the end zone after making the catch. The second-year receiver now has a touchdown in four of the first five games this season, and he's simply a very good player that should continue playing well for the Bucs in 2018 and beyond.

Chris Godwin | Buccaneers WR

Chris Godwin held in check as Bucs get blown out by the Bears.

Godwin caught two passes for 22 yards in the loss. The Penn State product found the end zone in each of the first three games to start the season, so we'll have to see how he plays with Jameis Winston taking over for Ryan Fitzpatrick. Godwin is on pace for 60 receptions, 772 yards, and 12 touchdowns heading into the bye, and he gets a great matchup with Atlanta in Week 6.

Chris Godwin | Buccaneers WR

Chris Godwin scores against the Steelers.

It was an up-and-down game for the second-year receiver, as his hands were surprisingly inconsistent and he lost a fumble, but he made plays throughout the night and helped the Buccaneers climb back into the game. Godwin had five receptions for 74 yards and one touchdown along with one fumble in the loss, with the score coming on a nice route in the back of the end zone where he faked in before breaking out and high-pointing a Ryan Fitzpatrick throw. Godwin has a score in each of the first three games of the season, and he's a FLEX option for Week 4 against the Bears.

Chris Godwin | Buccaneers WR

Chris Godwin scores in win over the Eagles.

The Philadelphia native caught five passes for 56 yards and one touchdown in the 27-21 victory, as he joined DeSean Jackson, O.J. Howard, and Mike Evans with at least 56 yards and a score in another dominant performance by the Tampa Bay offense. Godwin could have some disappointing games on a loaded offense, but he's a vastly underrated player that should be owned in all leagues. Next week against the Steelers looks to be another good matchup for the Penn State product.

Chris Godwin | Buccaneers WR

Chris Godwin scores to start the season.

The Buccaneers exploded for 48 points in their Week 1 win against the Saints, and the second-year receiver got in on the action with three receptions for 41 yards and a touchdown. The touchdown was on a mini comeback/back-shoulder type of route at the goal line, where he showed strong hands to pull in a contested catch. DeSean Jackson's huge game (five receptions, 146 yards, two touchdowns) aren't ideal for Godwin's fantasy value, but he's still an obvious breakout candidate in his second NFL season.

Chris Godwin | Buccaneers WR

Chris Godwin is expected to start for the Buccaneers this season.

Bucs offensive coordinator Todd Monken says he sees the second-year receiver as a starter, and that he has "earned the right to be a starter". Monken did add that it might not work out that way, but clearly he is very high on Godwin. As a rookie last season, Godwin caught 34 passes for 525 yards and one touchdown despite essentially being the team's fourth receiver behind Mike Evans, DeSean Jackson, and Adam Humphries. It's unclear what this means for Jackson, but it's possible Evans, Godwin, and Jackson all mix and match at three receiver spots by rotating in the slot; it's also possible Jackson is cut if he doesn't have enough chemistry with Jameis Winston this season and/or his work ethic is lacking, as Humphries has been a reliable target for Tampa Bay. Entering his second year in the NFL, Godwin has 1,000-yard upside if he is indeed a starter opposite Mike Evans. We've been saying how Godwin was an absolute steal in the third round of the NFL draft last year, and he should be on everyone's radar as a potential fantasy steal leading up to drafts later this summer.

Chris Godwin | Buccaneers WR

Chris Godwin catches game-winning score in win over the Saints.

Godwin caught seven passes for 111 yards, including a 39-yard touchdown late in the fourth quarter, which won the game for Tampa Bay and was the first of the rookie's career. It was clear the Bucs got a steal in the third round of last April's draft when Godwin was still available, and despite not seeing the field as much as he probably should have, he finishes his rookie campaign with 34 receptions for 525 yards and one touchdown. The Penn State product has too much talent to not be a starter in 2018, and he will be worth a flier at the end of fantasy drafts next summer.

Chris Godwin | Buccaneers WR

Chris Godwin makes plays in Week 16 loss.

Godwin caught three passes for 98 yards, with the highlight being a 70-yard reception that he nearly housed. The rookie has impressed when given the opportunity, and his toughness was on display when he gutted out a lower-leg injury in the 22-19 loss. He won't be anything more than a deep FLEX option in redraft leagues for the fantasy finale, but Godwin's dynasty prospects are soaring. It would be a surprise if he wasn't a starter in 2018.

Chris Godwin | Buccaneers WR

Chris Godwin catches 18-yard pass in MNF loss.

It was the rookie's only reception of the game, but he was pointed out for making a nice special teams tackle. Godwin has a very bright future in the NFL, but he shouldn't be owned in redraft leagues.

Chris Godwin | Buccaneers WR

Chris Godwin leads team in receiving as Bucs fall to 4-9.

Godwin caught five passes for 68 yards, as Tampa Bay finally gave the impressive rookie more playing targets. The Penn State product should be featured down the stretch to help build momentum for 2018, but Godwin isn't reliable enough to consider for fantasy lineups with fantasy playoffs on the line. He will get the Falcons next Monday night.

Chris Godwin | Buccaneers WR

Chris Godwin catches two passes in Week 13.

Godwin gained 24 yards on his two receptions—the same stat line as teammate DeSean Jackson. For now, Godwin is just a very strong dynasty league hold, but maybe he'll get more playing time over the final four games of the year.

Chris Godwin | Buccaneers WR

Chris Godwin held to one reception in Week 12 loss.

It went for 17 yards. Godwin isn't seeing enough targets to be a fantasy option, but perhaps that will change for a 4-7 team down the stretch. He remains a great dynasty-league option.

Chris Godwin | Buccaneers WR

Chris Godwin caught two passes for 38 yards in Sunday's win.

They went for 24 and 14 yards. Godwin is clearly ready for a featured role, but it won't happen with Mike Evans and DeSean Jackson both healthy and in the lineup. The rookie is a great hold in dynasty leagues.

Chris Godwin | Buccaneers WR

Chris Godwin steps up with Mike Evans suspended.

Godwin caught five passes for 68 yards, as he impressed with strong hands in traffic against the Jets. The rookie should have earned more playing time for down the stretch, but Tampa Bay isn't good enough for it to lead to reliable fantasy value. He's just a dynasty option with Evans returning in Week 11.

Chris Godwin | Buccaneers WR

Chris Godwin held to one catch in Week 8 loss.

It went for eight yards. The third-round pick shouldn't be owned in redraft leagues, but Tampa Bay should probably look at giving the talented rookie more playing time if they want to turn things around. Godwin and the Bucs take on the Saints in Week 9.

Chris Godwin | Buccaneers WR

Chris Godwin held to one catch in Week 7 loss.

It went for five yards. Godwin has a role with the Bucs, but a lot of it is blocking right now. Still, the rookie won't be kept off the field for long on a team that needs to turn things around. Tampa Bay hosts Carolina in Week 8.

Chris Godwin | Buccaneers WR

Chris Godwin gets two targets in Week 5.

Godwin had one reception for eight yards in the loss to New England. The rookie receiver is an excellent dynasty league roster option, but he's not getting enough opportunities to make a fantasy impact yet.

Chris Godwin | Buccaneers WR

Chris Godwin catches all three targets in Week 3.

The rookie receiver continues to impress, gaining 44 yards on his three receptions against the Vikings. His role isn't big enough to be a reliable fantasy factor yet, but he's someone to watch for sure.

Chris Godwin | Buccaneers WR

Chris Godwin impresses in preseason start.

With Mike Evans and DeSean Jackson down for maintenance, Godwin led the Bucs with four catches and 56 yards. The third-round pick make tough catches in traffic, showing good hands and toughness with the first-team offense. Godwin is someone to keep an eye on in all leagues, especially with Jackson's injury history, and he's a must-buy in dynasty leagues before everyone catches on to how good he is.

Chris Godwin | Buccaneers WR

Chris Godwin caught two passes for 30 yards in the team's second preseason game.

Both receptions went for 15 yards, as Godwin played some with the first-team offense, but was still in for the second half. We will keep advising people to try to get him in dynasty leagues, but a big-time impact as a rookie seems unlikely for Godwin as long as the rest of the wideouts are healthy.

Chris Godwin | Buccaneers WR

Chris Godwin sees first NFL action in Bucs' preseason loss.

Godwin caught one pass for 14 yards as he played with the backups in his first game. The Penn State product has drawn rave reviews this offseason, including in training camp, and it should only be a matter of time before he sees snaps with the first-team offense. We would advise dynasty league owners to buy Godwin while he's cheap.

Chris Godwin | Buccaneers WR

Bucs head coach Dirk Koetter says third-round pick Chris Godwin "looks like a vet."

Koetter called the rookie's training camp "outstanding," saying he doesn't play or look like a rookie. Godwin received plenty of praise from his coach at OTAs earlier this year, and it's a great sign that he's still playing well with the pads on in training camp. Godwin was one of our favorite players in the draft, and even in a loaded Tampa Bay offense, he is good enough to have a year-one fantasy impact. Despite the Buccaneers signing DeSean Jackson this offseason, the Penn State product could force his way onto the field with a strong preseason. Dynasty owners should get the 21-year-old while they can.

Chris Godwin | Buccaneers WR

Rookie Chris Godwin continues to impress the Buccaneers.

Head coach Dirk Koetter compared the rookie receiver to Roddy White, one of the all-time great Falcons. Koetter coached White as the offensive coordinator for three seasons in Atlanta; and he did admit that it's "way, way, way too early" to make the comparison, but that Godwin does remind him as White. It's still offseason training and Godwin hasn't played in any NFL games yet, but the positive reviews are awesome and indicate that he probably shouldn't have lasted until the third round of the draft.

Chris Godwin | Buccaneers WR

Jameis Winston calls rookie wide receiver Chris Godwin "an amazing young talent."

Winston said, "Man, Chris is amazing. He's an amazing young talent." This comes on the heels of head coach Dirk Koetter naming Godwin the "most consistent guy" at OTAs, saying "I'm real happy with what Chris is doing. He can play (inside) or out, either one." It is definitely notable that Godwin stands out with Mike Evans and DeSean Jackson on the same field as him, but it doesn't surprise us. What is surprising is that Godwin lasted until the 84th pick in the draft, and if early reviews are any indication, the Bucs got a steal with the Penn State wideout. We'll see how Godwin does in game action this preseason, but we like his chances of earning a role to start the year. Still, the rookie probably won't be a reliable fantasy option in 2017 with so many mouths to feed on the Tampa Bay offense.

Chris Godwin | Buccaneers WR

Bucs head coach Dirk Koetter says rookie receiver Chris Godwin is "off to a fast start" at Bucs' OTAs.

Koetter said Godwin had a couple mental mistakes, but "the physical stuff is there for sure." Godwin surprisingly wasn't selected until the 84th pick in the draft, but he has a lot of ability and showed it at Penn State. He should get some playing time as a rookie, despite the talented Buccaneers receiving corps that includes Mike Evans and new free agent addition DeSean Jackson. Godwin is a great hold in dynasty leagues.

Chris Godwin | Buccaneers WR

The Buccaneers add another weapon for Jameis Winston, select Penn State receiver Chris Godwin with the 84th pick in the 2017 NFL Draft.

Godwin is an explosive receiver with route-running ability on all three levels. He made a ton of big plays during his time at Penn State, including a huge Rose Bowl versus USC in his final college game. As a sophomore Godwin had 69 catches for 1,101 yards, and five touchdowns. Last season as a junior, Godwin had 59 catches for 982 yards and became a touchdown-machine, with 11 touchdowns. The Buccaneers might have gotten a steal late in the third round. As a rookie, Godwin could push for a good amount of playing time at receiver alongside Mike Evans and DeSean Jackson.

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