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Tight End, New Orleans Saints

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Draft: 2004 Round 1 (32)
College: Georgia
Ht: 6’3”  Wt: 255 DOB: 1980-12-18 Age: 38
TE Rank Tier ADP-12
#28 5 -

Season Stats
FF Today Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  Receiving Fantasy
Season Team G Target Rec Yard Avg TD FPts FPts/G
2004 NE 1 4 2 16 8.0 0 1.6 1.6
2005 NE 15 54 29 441 15.2 4 68.1 4.5
2006 NE 13 91 49 645 13.2 3 82.5 6.3
2007 NE 12 49 36 389 10.8 6 76.0 6.3
2008 NE 14 47 22 209 9.5 2 32.9 2.4
2009 NE 16 41 29 404 13.9 5 70.4 4.4
2010 CLE 16 102 68 763 11.2 3 94.2 5.9
2011 CLE 13 71 37 410 11.1 2 53.0 4.1
2012 CLE 16 82 49 501 10.2 3 68.1 4.3
2013 NO 14 30 19 226 11.9 2 34.6 2.5
2014 NO 14 31 20 136 6.8 2 25.6 1.8
2015 NO 16 110 74 825 11.1 6 118.5 7.4
2017 BAL 16 79 61 522 8.6 4 76.2 4.8
2018 NO 14 46 35 400 11.4 2 52.0 3.7
2018 (Projected) NO     40 417 10.4 3 59.7  

2018 Outlook
Depth Chart
Don't let Coby Fleener's time in New Orleans fool you. There's still value at the TE position in a Drew Brees led offense. The last time Watson played with Brees, he finished 7th best at the position with 825 yards and 6 touchdowns.

As his 4.8 points per game 2017 scoring rate would suggest, Watson isn't likely to be a safe TE start every week, but few players at the position can stake that claim. Beyond Ertz, Kelce, and Gronkowski, many of the TEs are simply streaming options and if he can reclaim a portion of his 2015 targets again in 2018, Watson could provide a valuable asset that you can pick up in the last few rounds of fantasy drafts.
Fan. Tm. Player
TE1TE1 Ben Watson
TE2TE3 Dan Arnold
TE3TE2 Josh Hill
Saints Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
Injury Kirkwood, Watson miss practice Thursday
Saints receiver dealing with calf injury
By: Mike Krueger | Thu Jan 17, 7:00 pm

New Orleans
The New Orleans Saints injury report contained some good news and some bad news Thursday (Jan. 17). Receiver Keith Kirkwood (calf) and tight end Ben Watson (illness) both missed practice for the second consecutive day, but offensive linemen Andrus Peat (hand), Ryan Ramczyk (shoulder) and center Max Unger were all upgraded to full participants. (Times Picyanue)

FFToday's Take: Kirkwood played 53 snaps last week against the Eagles so if he misses, its likely Tre'Quan Smith will see increased reps against the Rams. It's likely Watson will be active this week but the Saints do not involve their tight end much in the passing game making Watson or Dan Arnold fantasy afterthoughts.


Ben Watson plans to retire after season
TE has 528 career catches
By: Doug Orth | Thu Dec 27, 7:40 pm

New Orleans
Saints TE Ben Watson said he’s planning on retiring after this season. (Josh Katzenstein on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Watson just turned 38 last week and has been in the league since he was a first-round pick of the Patriots in 2004. He's had some memorable TE1 seasons - his last coming in 2015 with the Saints - but he's logged only 479 snaps this season while sharing time with Josh Hill and Dan Arnold.



2018 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  Receiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Target Rec Yard Avg TD FPts
1 TB L 40-48 4 4 44 11.0 0 4.4
2 CLE W 21-18 5 3 19 6.3 0 1.9
3 at ATL W 43-37 6 5 71 14.2 0 7.1
4 at NYG W 33-18 3 1 23 23.0 0 2.3
5 WAS W 43-19 4 4 30 7.5 0 3.0
7 at BAL W 24-23 6 6 43 7.2 1 10.3
8 at MIN W 30-20 0 0 0 - 0 0.0
9 LAR W 45-35 4 3 62 20.7 1 12.2
10 at CIN W 51-14 2 1 1 1.0 0 0.1
12 ATL W 31-17 2 1 20 20.0 0 2.0
14 at TB W 28-14 3 3 24 8.0 0 2.4
15 at CAR W 12-9 2 1 28 28.0 0 2.8
16 PIT W 31-28 2 1 6 6.0 0 0.6
17 CAR L 14-33 3 2 29 14.5 0 2.9
DP PHI W 20-14 1 1 12 12.0 0 1.2
DP = Divisional Playoff

2017 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  Receiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Target Rec Yard Avg TD FPts
1 at CIN W 20-0 1 0 0 - 0 0.0
2 CLE W 24-10 8 8 91 11.4 0 9.1
3 at JAC L 7-44 3 3 12 4.0 1 7.2
4 PIT L 9-26 6 5 43 8.6 0 4.3
5 at OAK W 30-17 4 2 2 1.0 0 0.2
6 CHI L 24-27 8 6 28 4.7 0 2.8
7 at MIN L 16-24 5 5 38 7.6 0 3.8
8 MIA W 40-0 4 2 6 3.0 1 6.6
9 at TEN L 20-23 10 7 41 5.9 0 4.1
11 at GB W 23-0 1 1 33 33.0 0 3.3
12 HOU W 23-16 3 3 29 9.7 0 2.9
13 DET W 44-20 5 3 24 8.0 1 8.4
14 at PIT L 38-39 1 0 0 - 0 0.0
15 at CLE W 27-10 4 4 74 18.5 1 13.4
16 IND W 23-16 6 5 40 8.0 0 4.0
17 CIN L 27-31 10 7 61 8.7 0 6.1

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