WR Sammy Watkins - Kansas City Chiefs

6-1, 211Born: 6-14-1993College: ClemsonDrafted: Round 1, pick 4 (2014)

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Summary

Watkins couldn't stay healthy last year due to chronic foot woes that have kept him off the field since he was in Buffalo. When healthy, he's a versatile threat with excellent technical skills against tight-man coverage. He can win in the red zone--he was the Rams' best red zone receiver in 2017--from the slot, and in the vertical passing game. Watkins built promising rapport with Patrick Mahomes last summer. If he can stay healthy, he should be one of the Chiefs' leading wide receivers in 2019. (August 9)

FBG Staff Rankings

WR Redraft - 28, 20, 23, 25, 26, 29, 31, 31, 32, 34, 36, 37
Overall Redraft - 69, 41, 51
WR Redraft PPR - 32, 21, 25, 26, 27, 30, 30, 30, 34, 35, 35, 36, 36, 38, 38, 39, 50
Overall Redraft PPR - 74, 42, 56
WR Dynasty - 33, 27, 28, 30, 33, 35, 48
Overall Dynasty - 71, 59, 61, 66, 72

Stats and Projections

YEARGRSHYDTDTARGRECYDTDFumL
2016 BUF 8 0 0 0 52 28 430 2
2017 LAR 15 0 0 0 70 39 593 8
2018 KC 10 5 52 0 55 40 519 3
2019 PROJ-Dodds 15.6 4.0 * * 56.0 * * *
2019 PROJ-Henry 13.0 5.0 * * 54.0 * * *
2019 PROJ-Wood 14.0 3.0 * * 56.0 * * *
2019 PROJ-Tremblay 16.0 3.0 * * 50.1 * * *

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Weekly Performance vs WR 1, WR 12, WR 24, WR 36

Percentile ranks

Sammy Watkins's percentile rank in each category, among WR with more than 50 fantasy points.

Average Draft Position

Overall: 78
WR: 32
Overall-PPR: 79
WR-PPR: 32

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Latest News

Chiefs | No practice for Sammy Watkins (Wed Aug 14, 02:49 PM) - Kansas City Chiefs WR Sammy Watkins (illness) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Aug. 14, because of an illness.

Our View: Watkins has an illness but nothing major. As healthy as he's been in some time, Watkins is trying to make it a full 16-game season for the first time since 2014. He has a strong rapport with QB Patrick Mahomes and is a boom/bust WR3/flex for Fantasy GMs in 2019.
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2019 Schedule

1@ Jacksonville Jaguars
2@ Oakland Raiders
3vs Baltimore Ravens
4@ Detroit Lions
5vs Indianapolis Colts
6vs Houston Texans
7@ Denver Broncos
8vs Green Bay Packers
9vs Minnesota Vikings
10@ Tennessee Titans
11@ Los Angeles Chargers
12--- BYE WEEK ---
13vs Oakland Raiders
14@ New England Patriots
15vs Denver Broncos
16@ Chicago Bears
17vs Los Angeles Chargers