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Chris Godwin didn’t play a full-time role in 2018 – he played more than 70% of snaps in only 6 games, and had inconsistent usage throughout. DeSean Jackson and Adam Humphries both have left the Bucs, so that leaves about 180 targets up for grabs, and we’ve seen what Godwin can do when his target share increases. He’s had a target share of 17%+ in 7 games last year, in which he ended up with at least 16.6 PPR fantasy points in all but one game. That game was the infamous 1-catch, 10-target game against the Saints where he had a whopping 173 air yards. At least he got that out of the way. He did finish the season with a nice stat line of 9/6/114/2 against the Falcons.

You can see why he can succeed with more opportunity when watching film, but PFF also regards him pretty highly. Of all WRs with 80+ targets, he had the 17th highest overall WR grade and had the 18th highest for pass routes. He also generated the 12th highest passer rating when targeted last year. Even with the limited opportunity he had this year, he still finished with 842 yards and 7 TDs, and we can see a big leap in 2019.

Godwin is already being drafted like he’ll take that step forward, so the hype is already real in the middle of the 5th round right now. Do you think both him and Mike Evans have the ability to both cross the 90-catch mark in 2019 in this scenario? Do you have enough confidence in Godwin in this scenario that you’ll pass up on Evans in the 2nd to grab Godwin in the 5th? Really interested in what you guys think 👇👇