News: 1 day agoGodwin (concussion) won't participate in Thursday's practice, Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Spin: The Buccaneers first placed Godwin in the NFL's concussion protocol Wednesday, so his lack of activity a day later doesn't come as a major surprise. He'll still have two full days to clear the five-step protocol ahead of Sunday's game against the Panthers, and ideally, Godwin would put in a limited or full workout in the Bucs' final practice session of the week Friday to provide a sign that he's progressing. Fellow starting wideout Mike Evans (hamstring) was limited in practice Wednesday, so the Tampa Bay passing attack could be operating at less-than-full strength Week 2.
ESPN Fantasy Projection: Godwin is entering his fourth NFL season and his second as a full-time player. His first season as a full-timer went, in a word, well. Inexplicably a situational player under Dirk Koetter, Godwin finished 2019 ranked as a top-10 WR in snaps, routes, yardage and touchdowns. He finished fourth at the position in catch rate (72%) and RAC (6.6) and was first in first-down rate (50%). Godwin is a candidate for touchdown regression (9 TD, 5.1 OTD) in 2020 and will have a new quarterback in Tom Brady, but the 24-year-old appears to be the real deal. Consider him as a solid WR1.