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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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Summary

The Saints have a huge hole in their depth chart with the trade of Jimmy Graham to Seattle. Ben Watson has played second and third team for the past few seasons with the Saints and is in the final season of his three-year deal from March 2013. Josh Hill missed some time with an undisclosed injury and Watson got a lot of first team reps and played well. He provides the team a solid veteran presence. 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 obviously not what they have been as he enters his 12th NFL season at the age of 34, but he has always been a smart and 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. (August 19)

FBG Staff Rankings

TE Redraft - 32, 25, 25, 27, 27, 28, 30, 30, 31, 31, 31, 32, 34, 34, 35, 36, 37
TE Redraft PPR - 32, 24, 26, 27, 27, 28, 30, 31, 31, 31, 33, 33, 34, 36, 36, 39
TE Dynasty - 56, 41, 45, 50

Stats and Projections

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2012 CLE 16 49 501 3
2013 NO 15 19 226 2
2014 NO 16 20 136 2
2015 PROJ-Dodds 15 31 * *
2015 PROJ-Henry 16 33 * *
2015 PROJ-Wood 16 36 * *
2015 PROJ-Tremblay 16 23 * *

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Average Draft Position

Overall-PPR: 267
TE-PPR: 33

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