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

GRSHYDY/RTDRECYDY/RTDFPT
David Dodds16.00.000.064.084513.26.0121
Bob Henry16.00.000.067.086012.85.0116
Jason Wood16.00.000.060.085014.25.0115
Maurile Tremblay16.00.000.065.086613.36.0123

Return Projections (see all)

KRYDKRTDPRYDPRTD
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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Outlook

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.


2014 Schedule

WeekOpponent
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