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TE Ben Watson - New Orleans Saints

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

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Ben Watson is in the final season of his three-year deal from March 2013 and provides them a solid veteran presence as the back-up. Watson, the former first rounder drafted by New England in 2004, had several productive seasons for the Patriots and Browns and has 360 career receptions for 4,138 yards and 32 TDs. Watson's physical skills are not what they were as he enters his 12th NFL season at the age of 34, but he has always been a smart consistent player. He scored an amazing 48 on the wonderlic test, which was the highest score among NFL players at the time. His durability is a concern at his age, but he has missed only one game in two years with the Saints. (May 8)

FBG Staff Rankings

TE Redraft - 40, 28, 28, 31, 32, 35, 39
TE Redraft PPR - 44, 28, 28, 33, 37, 38, 39
TE Dynasty - 53, 41, 45

Stats and Projections

2012 CLE 16 49 501 3
2013 NO 15 19 226 2
2014 NO 16 20 136 2
2015 PROJ-Dodds 15 23 * *
2015 PROJ-Henry 16 27 * *
2015 PROJ-Wood 16 36 * *
2015 PROJ-Tremblay 16 17 * *

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Latest News

Saints | No major breakthrough for Josh Hill? (Mon Jun 22, 12:01 PM) - Mike Triplett, from, believes there is no "major breakthrough" coming for tight end Josh Hill in 2015. The team traded away Jimmy Graham to the Seattle Seahawks earlier this year, but his role could be split behind Hill and veteran Ben Watson.

Our View: There's a lot of fantasy owners out there who like Hill as a sleeper because of the five touchdowns he snared in a part-time role last year. He led the nation in receptions for tight ends during his final year in college at Idaho State, and Hill is more talented as a receiver than some think. Right now, fantasy owners are expecting him to be a low-end TE1. His current ADP is TE10 (9.09) in 12-team PPR leagues.
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2015 Schedule

1@ Arizona Cardinals
2vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers
3@ Carolina Panthers
4vs Dallas Cowboys
5@ Philadelphia Eagles
6vs Atlanta Falcons
7@ Indianapolis Colts
8vs New York Giants
9vs Tennessee Titans
10@ Washington Redskins
11--- BYE WEEK ---
12@ Houston Texans
13vs Carolina Panthers
14@ Tampa Bay Buccaneers
15vs Detroit Lions
16vs Jacksonville Jaguars
17@ Atlanta Falcons