Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Chris Godwin has failed to register a top-35 finish at the wide receiver position through the first three weeks of the NFL season. Should you consider getting him off your fantasy football roster via trade heading into Week 4? Let’s take a closer look.
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Should Fantasy Football Managers Trade Chris Godwin?
After back-to-back top-20 finishes at the WR position in PPR formats over the last two seasons, Godwin hasn’t topped 60 yards or scored a touchdown in the first three games of the 2023 campaign.
Bucs quarterback Baker Mayfield has peppered fellow receiver Mike Evans with 28 targets in comparison to Godwin’s 19 looks in the passing game.
There hasn’t been a noticeable decline in Godwin’s performance. This feels more like Mayfield simply preferring Evans as his go-to option to start the season.
His three receptions against the Philadelphia Eagles on Monday Night Football marks his lowest reception total in a game since Week 1 back in 2022.
What Should Fantasy Managers Look To Acquire When Trading Godwin?
If you are looking to trade Godwin because you are concerned about his volume in the Bucs’ passing game, obviously, you will want to target a receiver in return in the trade.
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Even if Godwin is off to a slow start, I would aim to get leading receivers in offenses that managers probably don’t believe in quite yet — like Nico Collins and Adam Thielen — to potentially secure some weekly volume in your lineup.
Godwin is a great player, but it doesn’t look like Mayfield can make two wide receivers quality fantasy starters in 2023.
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