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TE Ben Watson - Baltimore Ravens

6-3, 253Born: 12-18-1980College: GeorgiaDrafted: Round 1, pick 32

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From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Oct 16): There's not much there in the Ravens passing game, but Watson tends to get a good share of the targets and catches, and Maxx Williams once again left the lineup with an injury to thin Watson's competition for targets at his position.

Week 7: at Minnesota Vikings

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Detailed matchup analysis coming soon.

Recent Stats and Projections

WEEKOPPoSNAPRECYDTDFumLPts
3 at JAX 40 3 12 1 0 7.2
4 vs PIT 43 5 43 0 0 4.3
5 at OAK 59 2 2 0 0 -0.8
6 vs CHI 0 6 28 0 0 2.8
7 at MIN PROJ-Tremblay * 4 * * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2017 Week 6 vs CHI (8 / 6 / 28 / 0 rec)

Ben Watson was used on a number of short passes but was unable to create any yards after the catch. Watson had a potential touchdown hit his hands but the pass was knocked away by Kyle Fuller. Watson made a nice catch in traffic for a 13 yard gain.

2017 Week 5 vs OAK (4 / 2 / 2 / 0 rec)

Ben Watson was targeted on two consecutive plays in the end zone but both passes fell incomplete. Flacco missed Watson who was wide open 10 yard downfield. This was the first time this season Watson and Flacco did not appear to be on the same page.

2017 Week 4 vs PIT (6 / 5 / 43 / 0 rec)

Ben Watson continues to function as security blanket over the middle for Flacco. Watson showed his ability to make contested catches over the middle and Flacco showed willingness to target Watson in tight coverage. Watson made his first catch releasing in the flat off play action for 9 yards. Watson gained 5 yards running a quick out route against the blitz. Watson left the game following the play and was evaluated for a concussion but returned to action. Watson made a nice grab over the middle with Ryan Shazier in tight coverage. Watson made another nice contested catch for an 11 yard gain. Watson picked up 8 yards making a catch underneath.

2017 Week 3 vs JAX (3 / 3 / 12 / 1 rec)

Ben Watson made a 4 yard catch to pick up the Ravens first first down. Watson had a 7 yard catch negated by penalty. Watson outflanked his man off of play action and caught a 6 yard touchdown from Ryan Mallett late in the 4th quarter.

2017 Week 2 vs CLE (8 / 8 / 91 / 0 rec)

Ben Watson stepped into the Dennis Pitta role and provided Flacco with a matchup weapon against linebackers as the Browns sold out to stop the Ravens run game. Watson picked up 13 yards releasing into the flat off of play action. Watson showed the ability to improvise with Flacco working to sideline after initially being covered and hauling in a leaping 20 yard reception. Watson picked up 23 more yards as the Browns brought heavy pressure and left Watson uncovered down the seam. Watson ran a nice double move over the middle for 13 yards. Watson converted a 3rd and 6 with a nice contested catch for 7 yards. Watson beat his man to the sideline running an out route for 12 yards.

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Latest News

Ravens | Benjamin Watson catches six passes (Sun Oct 15, 06:08 PM) - Baltimore Ravens TE Benjamin Watson caught six passes for 28 yards against the Chicago Bears in Week 6.

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Ravens | Benjamin Watson on track to play (Fri Oct 6, 07:26 PM) - Baltimore Ravens TE Benjamin Watson (calf) is expected to play in Week 5 even though he is listed as questionable for the game.

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Ravens | Baltimore's Friday practice report (Fri Oct 6, 05:26 PM) - Baltimore Ravens DT Brandon Williams (foot) and TE Maxx Williams (ankle) did not practice Friday, Oct. 6, and are listed as out for Week 5. LB Terrell Suggs (non-injury) also did not practice but is not listed on the injury report. CB Jaylen Hill (thigh) was limited Friday and is listed as doubtful. S Anthony Levine (thigh), WR Jeremy Maclin (hand), CB Jimmy Smith (Achilles'), TE Benjamin Watson (calf) and S Lardarius Webb (thigh) fully practiced and are listed as questionable.

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Ravens | Benjamin Watson remains sidelined (Thu Oct 5, 02:30 PM) - Baltimore Ravens TE Benjamin Watson (calf) did not participate in practice Thursday, Oct. 5.

Our View: Watson is a borderline TE1 start if he's going, so we'll watch this for you up until game time. If he practices tomorrow he should be good to go.
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Ravens | Benjamin Watson rests up Wednesday (Wed Oct 4, 01:20 PM) - Baltimore Ravens TE Benjamin Watson (calf) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 4.

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Schedule

7@ Minnesota Vikings
8vs Miami Dolphins
9@ Tennessee Titans
10--- BYE WEEK ---
11@ Green Bay Packers
12vs Houston Texans
13vs Detroit Lions
14@ Pittsburgh Steelers
15@ Cleveland Browns
16vs Indianapolis Colts
17vs Cincinnati Bengals