TE Ben Watson, New England Patriots

HT: 6-3, WT: 253, Born: 12-18-1980, College: Georgia, Drafted: Round 1, Pick 32

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2014 Projections

David Dodds15.015.016511.01.023
Bob Henry16.011.011510.51.018
Jason Wood16.015.016511.02.029
Maurile Tremblay16.015.016611.11.023

2014 Schedule

1at Miami Dolphins
2at Minnesota Vikings
3 Oakland Raiders
4at Kansas City Chiefs
5 Cincinnati Bengals
6at Buffalo Bills
7 New York Jets
8 Chicago Bears
9 Denver Broncos
Bye week
11at Indianapolis Colts
12 Detroit Lions
13at Green Bay Packers
14at San Diego Chargers
15 Miami Dolphins
16at New York Jets
17 Buffalo Bills
Bye week
19 Baltimore Ravens
20 Indianapolis Colts
21 Seattle Seahawks

2013 Game Summaries

Week 1 - Ben Watson was targeted three times and caught passes on all three attempts. He was wide open on two of the three receptions. He totaled 31 yards, with a long play of 16 yards.

Week 3 - TE Ben Watson was targeted on the Saints' first play from scrimmage and made a nice reception on a quick release for a 14-yard gain. He was later targeted deep down the middle, but Brees slightly overthrew the pass. . On the last play of the first quarter, Watson was beaten on the edge allowing Brees to be sacked for the second time in the game. Watson was targeted twice and had only the game opening catch.

Week 4 - Watson caught a short pass for a 12-yard gain, but the play was lost by an offensive holding call. Watson finally caught a pass on a tight end screen and dove across the line right at the pylon for Brees’ third TD pass on the night.

Week 5 - Ben Watson was targeted once in the game, but did not make the catch.

Week 6 - Ben Watson ran wide open deep across the middle and was hit in stride by Brees for a gain 25 yards. Watson again found an opening deep for a 32-yard reception that set the Saints up at the Patriots' 12-yard line. Watson caught another pass for a 4 yard gain late in the 4th quarter. He caught three passes on four targets.

Week 8 - Ben Watson was targeted only three times, but caught all three and averaged 15 ypc

Week 9 - Ben Watson was on the field when the Saints opened the game and had a first quarter target. He was surrounded by three Jet defenders though and the pass was intercepted. It was his only target on the day.

Week 10 - Watson had a target and a reception on the Saints second scoring drive, gaining 5 yards and a first down. He later drew a defensive holding penalty that gave the Saints another first down. Watson had his hands on a long pass in the end zone, but failed to make the catch and suffered a concussion on the play as his helmet slammed into the turf.

Week 12 - Watson saw significant time in two-tight end sets in this game and the Saints ran a lot of double crossing routes with its tight ends. Watson scored on a third-down cross in the back of the end zone, catching a nice touch pass placed over the head of safety Thomas DeCoud. This was really the only significant play he made as a receiver. Later in the game, he flashed open on a crossing route against DeCoud but the safety did a good job undercutting the route and tipping the ball away.

Week 14 - Ben Watson got open down the seam and Brees hit him in stride for a gain of 20 yards and a first down.

Week 15 - Ben Watson was targeted once in the first half on a tight end screen, but Brees was pressured and the play was well covered and Brees simply threw the pass away. Watson caught a short pass over the middle in the third quarter for a gain of 8 yards. He caught another pass over the middle for a gain of 4 yards as the Saints began their first TD drive late in the 3rd quarter.

Week 16 - Ben Watson caught one pass for a big gain. He ran a drag route, after hesitating for a blocking assignment and was hit in stride by Brees. Watson continued across the field avoiding tacklers to gain 22 yards and a first down.

Week 18 - Ben Watson had two targets on the game and made one catch on a deep pass for a gain of 27 yards and a first down. Watson was primarily used as a blocker and was effective most of the game, including when he sealed the edge on the Saints first play of the game allowing Ingram to get outside for a long gain.

Week 19 - Watson was on the field often, but had only one target. Brees threw Watson a screen pass on the Saints first possession of the second half. The play looked promising, but the defense closed fast and Watson was tackled for no gain.