WR Sammy Watkins - Kansas City Chiefs

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

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Summary

Watkins began strong last year after working hard to improve his overall game. He trained to develop his routes and releases while also working with Chiefs trainers to remake his body so he could limit stress-induced soft-tissue injuries that have derailed multiple seasons of his career. Watkins showed his potential with an obliteration of Jalen Ramsey and the Jaguars in Week 1. However, he never came close to that production for the rest of season and missed most of three games in the middle of the year with a hamstring injury. Watkins returned in a big way during the Chiefs' Super Bowl run, including a 10-catch game in the AFC Championship and a 98-yard outing in the Super Bowl. Watkins is a big-play threat who win deep on the perimeter and find openings and yardage from the slot and despite missing time with the hamstring issue, his chronic foot injuries weren't a factor. He took a pay cut in 2020 to remain with the team and will remain one of the 3-4 most targeted options in this offense. If Tyreek Hill or Travis Kelce gets hurt, Watkins has the talent to become the Chiefs' lead option in the passing game. (July 30)

FBG Staff Rankings

WR Redraft - 54, 41, 41, 46, 50, 56, 57, 57, 59, 61, 65
WR Redraft PPR - 54, 37, 38, 41, 48, 50, 52, 55, 55, 55, 56, 57, 59, 59, 62, 63, 65
WR Dynasty - 56, 52, 52, 56, 59, 62, 62, 65

Stats and Projections

YEARGRSHYDTDTARGRECYDTDFumL
2017 LAR 15 0 0 0 70 39 593 8
2018 KC 10 5 52 0 55 40 519 3
2019 KC 13 2 12 0 90 52 673 3 1
2020 PROJ-Dodds 13.9 2.0 * * 44.0 * * *
2020 PROJ-Henry 13.0 1.0 * * 50.0 * * *
2020 PROJ-Wood 14.0 3.0 * * 45.0 * * *
2020 PROJ-Tremblay 16.0 3.0 * * 40.1 * * *
2020 PROJ-Consensus 13.9 2.0 * * 45.7 * * *

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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.

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Average Draft Position

Overall: 143
WR: 53
Overall-PPR: 141
WR-PPR: 53

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2020 Schedule

1vs Houston Texans
2@ Los Angeles Chargers
3@ Baltimore Ravens
4vs New England Patriots
5vs Las Vegas Raiders
6@ Buffalo Bills
7@ Denver Broncos
8vs New York Jets
9vs Carolina Panthers
10--- BYE WEEK ---
11@ Las Vegas Raiders
12@ Tampa Bay Buccaneers
13vs Denver Broncos
14@ Miami Dolphins
15@ New Orleans Saints
16vs Atlanta Falcons
17vs Los Angeles Chargers