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  Michael ThomasM. Thomas
WR - NO
Michael Thomas
Chris GodwinC. Godwin
WR - TB
Chris Godwin
 
 
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Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total225.6190.1-
Avg Game14.113.6-
Avg Projection203.7165.4-
    
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Player Game Logs Comparison
  Michael ThomasM. Thomas
WR - NO
Michael Thomas
Chris GodwinC. Godwin
WR - TB
Chris Godwin
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. TB at NO
Week 2 at LV vs. CAR
Week 3 vs. GB at DEN
Week 4 at DET vs. LAC
Week 5 vs. LAC at CHI
Week 6BYE WEEK vs. GB
Week 7 vs. CAR at LV
Week 8 at CHI at NYG
Week 9 at TB vs. NO
Week 10 vs. SF at CAR
Week 11 vs. ATL vs. LAR
Week 12 at DEN vs. KC
Week 13 at ATLBYE WEEK
Week 14 at PHI vs. MIN
Week 15 vs. KC at ATL
Week 16 vs. MIN at DET
Week 17 at CAR vs. ATL
Player Projections Comparison
  Michael ThomasM. Thomas
WR - NO
Michael Thomas
Chris GodwinC. Godwin
WR - TB
Chris Godwin
Receiving
   
Receptions126.383.3
Rec Yards1,505.21,195.6
Rec TDs9.07.7
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts0.31.1
Rush Yards0.96.6
Rush TDs0.00.1
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points203.7165.4
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
  Michael ThomasM. Thomas
WR - NO
Michael Thomas
Chris GodwinC. Godwin
WR - TB
Chris Godwin
2019 Points 
Week 112.311.3
Week 28.918.1
Week 311.44.0
Week 49.529.2
Week 530.224.5
Week 68.915.1
Week 713.1
Week 816.36.3
Week 96.9
Week 1015.27.4
Week 1117.410.7
Week 1216.130.4
Week 134.85.0
Week 1419.49.1
Week 1518.812.1
Week 1619.6
Week 173.7
Total225.6190.1
Average14.113.6
Player Targets Comparison
  Michael ThomasM. Thomas
WR - NO
Michael Thomas
Chris GodwinC. Godwin
WR - TB
Chris Godwin
2019 Targets 
Week 1136
Week 2139
Week 375
Week 4914
Week 5139
Week 61212
Week 711
Week 8118
Week 99
Week 101412
Week 11106
Week 12118
Week 1386
Week 14159
Week 15128
Week 1617
Week 179
Notes for Player Combination
  Michael ThomasM. Thomas
WR - NO
Michael Thomas
Chris GodwinC. Godwin
WR - TB
Chris Godwin
Expert 
Jacob Wayne
Lineups
The record-breaking, all-time receiving performance by Michael Thomas over the past couple of seasons has been astonishing. He's quite clearly been the best receiver in the league as of late and he even proved he can succeed without Drew Brees last season. The Thomas and Brees combination is the most productive in the league by various metrics. Don't be afraid to invest a 1st-round pick in what should be another phenomenal season for Thomas.Chris Godwin took the third-year breakout to another level last season as he finished with career-highs - by far- across the board. He had 86 receptions for 1,333 yards and 9 touchdowns in 14 games. Now, he will benefit from a huge upgrade at quarterback as Tom Brady takes over for Jameis Winston. The Bucs may not need to air the ball out as much this season, but Brady's offenses always pass more than they run. Godwin is going to get a ton of carries out of the slot, a position he dominated last season. The efficiency boost Brady will give the offense will compensate for the lower passing volume and air yards.
Draft Engine
Draft Engine
After a remarkably steady 2017 during which he only twice failed to reach 50 receiving yards in a game but only twice went over 100 receiving yards, Thomas had five 100-yard games in 2018. He then exploded last season, setting a single season NFL record with 149 receptions. Although his numbers are bound to regress, it won't be enough to knock him from the top WR spot.Godwin had a legitimate chance to eclipse 100 receptions, 1,500 yards and 10 touchdowns in 2019 had he not suffered a hamstring injury that sidelined him for the season's final two games. (Breshad Perriman ended up catching 12 passes for 236 yards and a score in Godwin's absence.) He should remain productive with Tom Brady replacing Jamies Winston as Tampa's quarterback.
Elisha Twerski
numberFire
 Godwin was a model of consistency in 2019. In half-PPR formats, he had just three outings with fewer than double-digit fantasy points, compared to five games with more than 20. He had only two efforts where he failed to record at least 69 total yards or a score. While Tom Brady is nowhere near as aggressive at this stage as Jameis Winston was last year, Godwin could benefit from a larger market share. Since 2007, when Brady's slot guy was either Julian Edelman or Wes Welker, neither received a target share below 24.1%. Godwin's target share in 2019 was below 20%.
Dalton Kates
APEX Fantasy Leagues
Elite WR with elite target share, elite QB play and elite efficiency in a top offense. No brainer top WR. 
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
I'm not sure how many realize how rare Thomas' season was in 2019. He saw 185 targets on a team that threw the ball just 581 times. That's a ridiculous 31.8 percent target share. Just so you know, it's rare for a receiver to see a 25 percent target share. I've already stated in the Drew Brees paragraph that I expect this offense to throw just a bit less in 2020. Initial projections have them around 560 pass attempts, so bringing that down to even a 28 percent target share would force Thomas to lose about 28 targets. You can see why a repeat of last year's numbers are unlikely, especially when you factor in the arrival of Emmanuel Sanders as a rock-solid No. 2 receiver who'll garner more targets than Ted Ginn and/or Tre'Quan Smith would've. Still, Thomas is my WR1 heading into the season, because outside of injury, he's projected as my top receiver by a full 15 half-PPR points.NextGenStats tracks each player's usage and routes throughout every game, and I wish I could remember who posted it, but Godwin's routes were essentially the same exact ones that Bruce Arians used for Larry Fitzgerald back in Arizona. That's a very good thing. I want to do an exercise with you. Close your eyes and imagine Tom Brady dropping back to pass. What do you see? Do you see him muscling a pass towards the sideline? I didn't think so. I also saw him targeting a receiver over the middle of the field. Godwin played 63.4 percent of his snaps last year in the slot. He was second in the league in slot yards (838) behind only Cooper Kupp, and despite seeing 31 fewer slot targets than Kupp, he only finished with 15 fewer yards and the same number of touchdowns. Godwin's average depth of target was 10.4 yards last year while Mike Evans' was 15.3 yards. The average depth of target for Brady last year was 7.6 yards down the field. It's clear that Godwin should quickly become a favorite of Brady, who hates to take risks, as Godwin is a better separator than Evans. Believe it or not, there's a clear path for Godwin to finish as the WR1 in 2020. I don't say that about many receivers. He's in the tier immediately after Michael Thomas, Davante Adams, and Julio Jones.
Frank Bonincontri
Fantasy Wire HQ
WR1 Set it & forget itOne of the best surprises last season, hoping Godwin can continue his consistency for 2020 in a Bucs offense pushing for a Super Bowl
Rob Wilson
The Fantasy Footballers
Combination of route running, speed, and hands makes him the top threat underneath in football.The perfect skillset for Tom Brady. Should see decreased target volume but increased efficiency from the GOAT
Elliot Berkovits
Packer Report
Behind Davante Adams, you won't find a safer WR than Michael Thomas. He's essentially a lock for 100 receptions and has improved his TD numbers scoring nine in each of the last two seasons. If you're looking to go WR in the first, you can't go wrong with Thomas.Everyone's favorite 2019 breakout, Chris Godwin is now a consensus top-10 WR and for good reason. He showed last year that he is supremely talented and that was with Jameis Winston at QB. Now that he has Tom Brady throwing him the ball the sky's the limit for Godwin in 2020. His only concern will be building a connection with Brady without any preseason snaps.
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
Has 70 more catches, 116 more receiving yards than any other player in NFL history thru their first 4 seasonsPFF's 2nd-highest graded WR in 2019, but the Winston circus sideshow has left town - Brady, Gronk and winning could be elements that lead to more conservative play
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
Tier of his own when comparing to other WRs. He is the alpha and clear #1.If Julian Edelman can average over 150 targets and be a WR1 with Tom Brady, imagine what Chris Godwin, the taller, faster, more athletic, younger WR can do. Do not overthink it.
Justin Dodds
Locked In Football
Last season, MT beat the WR2 by 67 fpts and 100 fpts in half PPR and PPR, respectively. Thomas lead over the next best in receptions by 45 and 28 in targets, all while also being without Drew Brees for nearly 6 full games. Expect this dominance to continue in 2020 as the Saints have added only Emmanuel Sanders to the offense, who currently isn't expected to be involved all that much being ECR WR45 in half PPR. 
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
Thomas broke Marvin Harrison's single-season reception record with 149 receptions in 2019. He also had 1,725 yards receiving and 9 receiving touchdowns, despite QB Drew Brees missing 5 games. Thomas is the best fantasy receiver in football, especially if Brees returns to New Orleans in 2020.Godwin had a breakout season with 1,333 yards and 9 touchdowns in 2019. If he stays healthy, the sky is the limit for the 24-year old wide receiver, although QB Tom Brady does provide some question marks given his age and lack of arm strength in New England at the end of last season.
Jason Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
149/1725/9 . . . while playing with a backup QB for a good chunk of the season. That's all you need to know. 
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
Michael Thomas just put up the best season for a WR of all time and there's very little reason to doubt that he could put up another dominant performance in 2020. Even when Drew Brees went down, MT was still dominant with Teddy Bridgewater. Thomas is clearly the WR1 in drafts this season and it's not even close. If you want to build your fantasy team around Thomas, you're not going to find any complaints here...Godwin was the steal of the draft last season and was one of the key components to many people winning fantasy championships. With Tom Brady behind center now, Godwin shouldn't see any drop-off in targets at all and should become Brady's favorite target very quickly. Godwin has top-5 potential again this season and is one of the safer picks in the entire draft this year.
Ben Wasley
The Fantasy First Down
There's a very good chance Michael Thomas won't repeat as the fantasy WR1 in 2020. In fact the WR1 hasn't repeated since 2014. But is anybody else more likely to top all receivers in 2020? Absolutely not! The reality is that it's really hard to consistently churn out league-winning fantasy performances but Michael Thomas is rightly the consensus WR1. You can safely take him anywhere between 1.03 in PPR and 1.06 in non-PPR without any complaints from me.After an incredible start to the 2019 season, Chris Godwin had only two 100 yard games and three TDs from Week 7 onwards. That's not ideal for an elite fantasy receiver but he remained a solid weekly fantasy option. Despite his WR2 finish last year, the hype surrounding Godwin has little to do with last season and everything to do with the arrival of TB12. Brady could very well be a massive boost for Godwin as he loves those safe mid-range targets but the addition of Rob Gronkowski will have an effect on that too and is reason for caution. Ultimately, Godwin is a solid second round pickup who lacks true league-winning upside without an Evans injury.
Seth Miller
Crossroads Fantasy Football
Averaging 117 receptions over his first 4 years. Not sure how you could rank him below 1 with Brees back.I don't really know what to do with this but Godwin only had 1 less catchable deep ball than Evans last year with 300/2 coming off the deep ball vs Mike Evans 407/3. I think this might show the reliance on the deep ball for Evan's is overblown, while being just as big of a hit for Godwin.
Kevin Wheeler
Draftwize
Michael Thomas targets and fantasy ranks last three seasons: 2017: 149 targets - WR5 2018: 147 targets - WR6 2019: 185 targets - WR1Last season Chris Godwin finished as the WR2 in PPR leagues. He did that while being 17th amongst WRs with 121 targets. @DaltonGuruFF
Wolf of Roto Street
Roto Street Journal
The only WR I consider among the elite horses.Brady LOVES his slot weapons, so Godwin seems to stay steadier in fantasy value than Evans.