WR Justin Watson - Tampa Bay Buccaneers

6-3, 215Born: 4-4-1996College: PennsylvaniaDrafted: Round 5, pick 2018

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Week 14: vs Indianapolis Colts

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FBG says: Neutral matchup. The Buccaneers passing offense has been a risk-reward group all season due to the gun-slinger play from quarterback Jameis Winston. Last week marked the first time Winston has failed to throw a touchdown in a game, but it also marked the fourth time he has thrown no interceptions--and the first time in his past four games as he had thrown eight interceptions in the previous three outings alone. It was a clear example of when doing less was more to help Tampa Bay win the game, but it certainly did not help his elite wide receivers as neither Chris Godwin nor Mike Evans managed to exceed 55 yards for the first time since Week 1. Evans leads the team in targets this season and did have some top-notch opportunities last week. However, both Evans and Godwin have seemingly traded weeks as the target and yardage leaders for this offense and will continue to serve as the top options for this Tampa Bay passing offense. The Colts passing defense has been solid overall, but highly variable for most of the season. While they rank above average as a defense in passing yards allowed per game (12th fewest with 226.9), they have given up over 295 passing yards in half of their games and fewer than 195 passing yards in the other half. In most cases, those good games against the pass came against pedestrian passing offenses (Titans x2, Broncos, Dolphins). This week's challenge is far from a pedestrian passing offense as the Buccaneers have piled on the yards against opposing secondaries. Mike Evans moves all over the field, but he should have no problem with either outside cornerback the Colts line up to cover him. Godwin should see a slightly more difficult matchup with Kenny Moore out of the slot, but Godwin still has the edge as he is very tough to cover. Turnovers have been a strong point for this defense though, as the Colts have forced at least one interception in four of their last five games--however, they will still need to keep these elite Tampa Bay receivers in check to have a chance at success in this one.

Recent Stats and Projections

WEEKOPPoSNAPRSHYDTDTARGRECYDTDFumLPts
10 vs ARI 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
11 vs NO 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
12 at ATL 4 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
13 at JAX 11 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 0 0
14 vs IND PROJ-Tremblay * 0 * * 0.1 * * * *

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

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2019 Week 4 vs LAR (1 / 1 / 13 / 0 rec)

Watson was used sparingly in the wide receiver rotation. He lined up in the right slot in a 4WR set, catching a deep curl on his only target for his first reception of the season.

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Schedule

14vs Indianapolis Colts
15@ Detroit Lions
16vs Houston Texans
17vs Atlanta Falcons