WR Sammy Watkins, Kansas City Chiefs

HT: 6-1, WT: 211, Born: 6-14-1993, College: Clemson, Drafted: Round 1, Pick 4

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2014 Projections

David Dodds16.
Bob Henry16.
Jason Wood16.
Maurile Tremblay16.

Return Projections (see all)

207 0.1 0 0.0

Average draft position

Current as of August 25th. [Full ADP list]

Overall: G Tate (81), L Miller (82), Sammy Watkins (83), M Jones-Drew (84), T Romo (85)
Position: K Wright (77-WR30), G Tate (81-WR31), Sammy Watkins (83 - WR32), E Decker (86-WR33), R Wayne (87-WR34)
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PPR Average draft position

Current as of August 25th. [Full PPR ADP list]

Overall: B Cooks (79), L Miller (80), Sammy Watkins (81), W Welker (82), C Kaepernick (83)
Position: G Tate (77-WR31), B Cooks (79-WR32), Sammy Watkins (81 - WR33), W Welker (82-WR34), T Williams (85-WR35)
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According to the Buffalo News, head coach Doug Marrone will use Sammy Watkins in the slot and it looks like the plan is to get him on the field in every and any way. Watkins has the skill to line up wherever they want him to be and has the ability to stretch the field as a deep threat as well as kill teams for yardage after the catch. Two things can hold him back. First, the rookie learning curve which seems to limit almost every receiver during their first year. How much impact is always hard to say, as even for a talented guy like Watkins there are hiccups. The second is his quarterback EJ Manuel. Manuel struggled a lot last year, when he wasn't hurt. Word is he is much more comfortable with the plays this year, so hopefully it won't hurt Watkins at all. Despite the tremendous talent, we don't see him as more than a WR3 with upside for his rookie season. At 21 though, the sky is the limit for his career.

Latest News

Chiefs | Thursday's practice report for Kansas City (Thu Oct 22, 06:02 PM) - Kansas City Chiefs DE Taco Charlton (knee), DE Alex Okafor (hamstring), OT Mitchell Schwartz (back) and WR Sammy Watkins (hamstring) did not participate in practice Thursday, Oct. 22. TE Nick Keizer (shoulder), OT Eric Fisher (shoulder), DT Chris D. Jones (groin), DT Derrick Nnadi (ankle), C Austin Reiter (knee), CB Charvarius Ward (hand) and RB Darrel Williams (shoulder) practiced in full.

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Chiefs | Sammy Watkins still sidelined (Thu Oct 22, 01:05 PM) - Kansas City Chiefs WR Sammy Watkins (hamstring) remained out of practice Thursday, Oct. 22.

Our View: Watkins may miss Week 7 against the Broncos. Mecole Hardman and Demarcus Robinson could do more with Watkins missing more time.
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Chiefs | Sammy Watkins misses practice (Wed Oct 21, 05:56 PM) - Kansas City Chiefs WR Sammy Watkins (hamstring) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 21.

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Chiefs | Week 6 Kansas City Chiefs inactives (Mon Oct 19, 03:42 PM) - The Kansas City Chiefs declared RB Le'Veon Bell, WR Sammy Watkins, LB Darius Harris, RB DeAndre Washington and DE Demone Harris inactive for Week 6.

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Chiefs | Sammy Watkins ruled out for Week 6 (Sat Oct 17, 04:07 PM) - Updating previous stories, Kansas City Chiefs WR Sammy Watkins (hamstring) didn't practice Saturday, Oct. 17, and was officially ruled out for the Week 6 game against the Buffalo Bills Monday, Oct. 19.

Our View: Watkins with a soft tissue injury is not something new. The team will turn to Mecole Hardman with Watkins out for Monday night's game against the Bills.
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2014 Schedule

1 Tennessee Titans
2at Denver Broncos
3at Miami Dolphins
4 New England Patriots
5at San Francisco 49ers
Bye week
7at San Diego Chargers
8 St. Louis Rams
9 New York Jets
10at Buffalo Bills
11 Seattle Seahawks
12at Oakland Raiders
13 Denver Broncos
14at Arizona Cardinals
15 Oakland Raiders
16at Pittsburgh Steelers
17 San Diego Chargers