Not A Touchdown Maker?

August 18th, 2021

The oddsmakers and the fantasy football gurus have teamed up to label Chris Godwin a guy who won’t score a ton of points this season.

Yes, Joe acknowledges the gamblers among readers (Joe is one of them), and one of the more interesting season “prop bets” inside the Tampa Bay roster is Chris Godwin at over/under 7 1/2 on touchdown receptions in a 17-game season.

It’s tough to catch a lot of TDs when you are not your team’s No. 1 deep threat or No. 1 red zone threat. And that’s where Godwin finds himself.

Throw in that, if everyone stays healthy, Godwin will be battling Antonio Brown for touches all season instead of half a season, as well as O.J. Howard and Giovani Bernard. That trio wasn’t in place last year.

Joe sees a lot of Godwin’s potential production hanging on how much the Bucs want to play to their strength and throw the ball around the field to arguably the most elite set of pass catchers the NFL has ever seen.

If Bucco Bruce Arians pounds the table for balance, then Godwin is likely to have a strong yet unspectacular season. In that scenario, Joe would peg Godwin for 950 yards and 7 touchdowns.

16 Responses to “Not A Touchdown Maker?”

  1. Casual Observer Says:

    “,,, the most elite set of pass catchers the NFL has ever seen.” I like the sound of that. And believe it is a correct statement.

  2. SufferingSince76 Says:

    OJ needs to show that hamstring has healed totally before we can count on him to be in the rotation.

  3. Mike Says:

    Godwin will score a lot of TD’s, but sure, there’s a lot of mouths to feed so the ball will be spread around as usual in a Tom Brady led passing attack.

  4. PassingThru Says:

    Unfortunately there’s only one ball. I get why the Godwin projections might be down: Evans, Gronk and AB are Death, Destruction and Mayhem in the red zone. Godwin has some serious competition for getting those precious scoring opportunities.

  5. SlyPirate Says:

    Most Bucs Rec Yards
    1. AB
    2. Evans
    3. Godwin
    4. Gronk

    AB, Evans, and Godwin will all have +1000 yards. That’s only an avg of 58 yards per game with 17 games.

  6. PassingThru Says:

    To me, Godwin’s value is as a chain mover. He’s incredible at it. He can be a threat in the end zone as well, but again he’s up against some serious competition.

  7. Buczilla Says:

    950 & 7 sounds about right. If Antonio is right mentally, I’m thinking that he is going to explode this year and hog a lot of production from Mike and Godwin.

  8. Biff Barker Says:

    PassingThru understands what the real value of Godwin is.

  9. 1sparkybuc Says:

    Godwin gets 10+ TDs this season, including the playoffs. Just my opinion.

  10. Gofortheface30 Says:

    Daily fantasy such as Fanduel and traditional gambling go hand in hand, and as it pertains to fantasy rankings, you won’t find a single skill position player ranked on top 15, with a few lists having Svans ranked between 12-14. Clearly it isn’t an Indictment on their talent level, it’s just that (OBVIOUSLY) the team is so incredibly deep. With a healthy AB, Gronk etc etc you just can’t count on Mike Evans to be an 8 catch 125yrd 1td guy week in and week out. The running backs and receivers are stay aways for me personally. Brady however will be an incredible value buy

  11. Anonymous Says:

    Mike Evans gets his thousand and bucs win games

  12. Tampa bay brazil Says:

    I as a patriots and brady fan not at all used to have good receivers in the last few years (except julian) seeing ab, mike and godwin lined up together is crazy bruh

  13. Lakelandsteve Says:

    I think Godwin will have an outstanding season this year if the ball comes his way. He is playing on the franchise tag and wants a huge contract next year so I expect him to ball out. I don’t think he gets enough credit for the way he played with a broken finger. His fingers were taped together on his one hand through the Super Bowl. To make some of the catches he made with one good hand is phenomenal. Don’t forget the huge catch he made in the NFC Championship deep down the middle which was a 50/50 ball where he used his body against the defender just to get into position and made a remarkable grab.
    A healthy Godwin all year will be dominant.

  14. Beeej Says:

    This is why Godwin will want to move on next season, he’s a big fish in a HUGE pond

  15. Eddie Marz Says:

    Who cares? Don’t expect big numbers from any one guy. There’s too many GREAT receivers on this team for just one guy to rack up big stats. I’ll take another ring instead. GO BUCS!

  16. GoatWatcher Says:

    Brady won the Super Bowl with Edelman (who drops a lot of balls), Amendola and Chris Hogan, with Gronk out for the season. This is a sick receiving corps. Good luck NFL defensive coordinators.