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Wide Receiver, Kansas City Chiefs

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Draft: 2014 Round 1 (4)
College: Clemson
Ht: 6’1”  Wt: 205 DOB: 1993-06-14 Age: 26
WR Rank Tier ADP-12
#26 5 8.08

Season Stats
FF Today Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  ReceivingRushing Fantasy
Season Team G Target Rec Yard Avg TDAtt Yard Avg TD FPts FPts/G
2014 BUF 16 128 65 982 15.1 6 2 8 4.0 0 135.0 8.4
2015 BUF 12 93 60 1,047 17.5 9 1 1 1.0 0 158.8 13.2
2016 BUF 8 52 28 430 15.4 2 0 0 - 0 55.0 6.9
2017 LAR 15 70 39 593 15.2 8 0 0 - 0 107.3 7.2
2018 KC 10 55 40 519 13.0 3 5 52 10.4 0 75.1 7.5
2019 KC 4 38 23 365 15.9 3 0 0 - 0 54.5 13.6
2019 (Projected) KC     61 853 14.0 6 0 0 - 0 121.3  

2019 Outlook
Depth Chart
Those of us who believe in Sammy Watkins' talent can continue to make excuses for him, but at some point we all need to take a look at this player and realize that he's just been a disappointment thus far in his NFL career. Yes, he had to play in Buffalo with questionable-at-best quarterback play. Yes, he had to learn a complicated Sean McVay offense on the fly. Yes, he went to his third team in three seasons this past year when he joined the Chiefs. And yes, he's dealt with injuries. But the reality is that NFL teams are not typically willing to move on from young, perceived-to-be-elite-talent wide receivers who don't have legal issues, unless there's something wrong. We need to come to the realization that it's at least possible that Watkins just doesn't have the determination needed to become a top-level wide receiver.

Watkins will be back with the Chiefs for his second season and while we are excited to see what he can do with the nuances he's hopefully picked up throughout his time in Kansas City while working with head coach Andy Reid, it's also important to note that Watkins is - at best - the third option in this passing game, behind Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce. That means that his targets are almost certainly capped at under 100, barring injury to those players, and that really limits his upside even in one of the league's best offenses. Watkins does have some impressive per-catch numbers, but he only catches about 58 percent of the passes that come his way throughout his career. Of course, that number was significantly better this past season when he caught 72.7 percent of the passes that came his direction, but Watkins is unlikely to suddenly become a player who can produce consistently with the five or so targets that will come his way per game.

The suspension rumors regarding Hill momentarily had Watkins' ADP hovering around the middle of the fifth round, but look for that to tank over the coming days and weeks. Watkins now not only has to compete with Hill and Kelce for targets, but the Chiefs also added rookie Mecole Hardman to the mix who could very easily push Watkins for targets, especially if Watkins continues to suffer from various injuries as he has throughout the course of his young career.

Watkins is still very young at just 26 years old and it's possible that the best is yet to come for him, but unless there's an injury to Hill, it seems very unlikely that he's going to give weekly fantasy players a consistent enough stat line to make himself a valuable fantasy asset in 2019. He is, however, an interesting best-ball player given his propensity to produce huge games from time to time while essentially doing nothing in other weeks.

Fan. Tm. Player
WR1WR2 Sammy Watkins
WR2WR3 Demarcus Robinson
WR3WR4 Mecole Hardman
WR4WR6 Byron Pringle
WR5WR1 Tyreek Hill
WR6WR5 De'Anthony Thomas
WR7WR7 Gehrig Dieter
WR8WR8 Marcus Kemp
Chiefs Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
Injury Sammy Watkins out for Week 7
Chiefs decimated with injuries
By: Mike Krueger | Wed Oct 16, 2:15 pm

Kansas City Chiefs
Chiefs ruled out Sammy Watkins, Kendall Fuller, Eric Fisher, Chris Jones and Andrew Wylie for Thursday night’s game in Denver. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: The Chiefs have significant injuries on both sides of the ball which should lead to similar gameplan for the Broncos on Thursday night - run the ball. Expect Kansas City to lead with Tyreek Hill, Demarcus Robinson Byron Pringle and Mecole Hardman at wide receiver. Hill is the only trustworthy fantasy asset of the bunch.


Injury Denver, KC expecting key WRs to play in Week 7
Sammy Watkins, Emmanuel Sanders optimistic about TNF
By: Doug Orth | Mon Oct 14, 5:25 pm

Denver Broncos
For the Thursday night game, the Broncos are optimistic that WR Emmanuel Sanders (knee) will play, while the #Chiefs have a good shot at having WR Sammy Watkins back, too. He tweaked his hamstring late last week and missed Sunday's game. (NFL Network - Ian Rapoport)

FFToday's Take: Sanders was bothered by a knee injury during the week and appeared to aggravate it during the team's Week 6 win over the Titans, but the injury does not appear to have anyone with the organization concerned. Watkins sat out Week 6 after injuring his hamstring the previous week, but there is optimism he can go versus the Broncos. The bigger problem with him is his limited production since Week 1.


Injury Sammy Watkins sits on Wednesday
Hamstring injury
By: Mike Krueger | Wed Oct 9, 12:50 pm

Kansas City Chiefs
Sammy Watkins, Chris Jones, Andrew Wylie and Eric Fisher are among the Chiefs who won’t practice today. (Adam Teicher on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Watkins barely saw the field in Week 5 before aggravating his hamstring injury. At this point in teh week he can't be counted on to play in Week 6. Tyreek Hill (chest) will practice this week but his status for Sunday won't be known until Friday at the earliest.


Injury T.Y Hilton expected to play, Mack gametime call
Quad injury for Hitlon
By: Mike Krueger | Sun Oct 6, 7:15 am

Indianapolis Colts
For the SNF game, there is optimism that #Colts WR T.Y. Hilton (quad) plays, while RB Marlon Mack (ankle) is a game-time call, but the team will be cautious. Meanwhile, #Chiefs RB Damien Williams (knee) and WR Sammy Watkins (shoulder) both should play, sources say. (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Hilton was limited in practice this week but it appears he will give it a go on Sunday Night Football against the Chiefs. He'll be a risky low-end WR1 in this matchup. If Mack sits, Jordan Wilkins and Nyheim Hines would handle running back duties with Hines more likely to see the bulk of the pass-catching work.


Injury Tyreek Hill expected to miss 4-6 weeks
No plan to put him on IR
By: Mike Krueger | Wed Sep 11, 7:45 am

Kansas City Chiefs
#Chiefs WR Tyreek Hill (sternoclavicular joint injury) is expected to miss 4-6 weeks, sources say. A positive sign: KC does not plan to put him on IR, as of now. He’ll need to be monitored in rehab, and how quickly it progresses will determine if it’s more or less than 6 weeks. (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: We knew we were dealing with a multi-week injury with Hill but the good news is he won't land on IR which could cost him 8 weeks. With Hill out, Sammy Watkins and Travis Kelce will become the main targets for Patrick Mahomes. Mecole Hardman will see extra targets but it's hard to get excited about his fantasy prospects given his inexperience.


Injury Tyreek Hill expected to miss a few weeks
Collarbone injury
By: Mike Krueger | Sun Sep 8, 8:30 pm

Kansas City Chiefs
Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill suffered a collarbone injury that will not require surgery but will cause him to "miss a few weeks," a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter on Sunday. Hill left the Chiefs-Jaguars game late in the first half after he was taken down and landed on by cornerback Jalen Ramsey. Hill was carted off and taken to Baptist Medical Center for treatment. (ESPN)

FFToday's Take: Hill might have a dodged a bullet here if he's only going to miss a few weeks... if "a few" means 2-3. Sammy Watkins (who posted 198 yards and 3 TDs) will be Mahomes' main target on the outside with Demarcus Robinson and perhaps more of Mecole Hardman mixed in with Hill out of the lineup.



2019 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  ReceivingRushing Fantasy
Week Opp Result Target Rec Yard Avg TDAtt Yard Avg TD FPts
1 at JAC W 40-26 11 9 198 22.0 3 0 0 - 0 37.8
2 at OAK W 28-10 13 6 49 8.2 0 0 0 - 0 4.9
3 BAL W 33-28 8 5 64 12.8 0 0 0 - 0 6.4
4 at DET W 34-30 6 3 54 18.0 0 0 0 - 0 5.4

2018 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  ReceivingRushing Fantasy
Week Opp Result Target Rec Yard Avg TDAtt Yard Avg TD FPts
1 at LAC W 38-28 5 3 21 7.0 0 0 0 - 0 2.1
2 at PIT W 42-37 7 6 100 16.7 0 1 31 31.0 0 13.1
3 SF W 38-27 8 5 55 11.0 1 2 20 10.0 0 13.5
4 at DEN W 27-23 1 0 0 - 0 0 0 - 0 0.0
5 JAC W 30-14 8 6 78 13.0 0 0 0 - 0 7.8
6 at NE L 40-43 4 2 18 9.0 0 1 -1 -1.0 0 1.7
7 CIN W 45-10 7 4 74 18.5 0 0 0 - 0 7.4
8 DEN W 30-23 9 8 107 13.4 2 0 0 - 0 22.7
9 at CLE W 37-21 5 5 62 12.4 0 1 2 2.0 0 6.4
11 at LAR L 51-54 1 1 4 4.0 0 0 0 - 0 0.4
DP IND W 31-13 8 6 62 10.3 0 1 -2 -2.0 0 6.0
CC NE L 31-37 8 4 114 28.5 0 0 0 - 0 11.4
DP = Divisional Playoff CC = Conference Championship

2017 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  ReceivingRushing Fantasy
Week Opp Result Target Rec Yard Avg TDAtt Yard Avg TD FPts
1 IND W 46-9 5 5 58 11.6 0 0 0 - 0 5.8
2 WAS L 20-27 2 2 30 15.0 0 0 0 - 0 3.0
3 at SF W 41-39 7 6 106 17.7 2 0 0 - 0 22.6
4 at DAL W 35-30 2 1 17 17.0 0 0 0 - 0 1.7
5 SEA L 10-16 4 0 0 - 0 0 0 - 0 0.0
6 at JAC W 27-17 4 1 11 11.0 0 0 0 - 0 1.1
7 ARI W 33-0 5 3 42 14.0 0 0 0 - 0 4.2
9 at NYG W 51-17 2 1 67 67.0 1 0 0 - 0 12.7
10 HOU W 33-7 3 2 41 20.5 1 0 0 - 0 10.1
11 at MIN L 7-24 4 3 36 12.0 0 0 0 - 0 3.6
12 NO W 26-20 9 4 82 20.5 1 0 0 - 0 14.2
13 at ARI W 32-16 4 3 38 12.7 1 0 0 - 0 9.8
14 PHI L 35-43 7 3 21 7.0 1 0 0 - 0 8.1
15 at SEA W 42-7 5 2 14 7.0 0 0 0 - 0 1.4
16 at TEN W 27-23 7 3 30 10.0 1 0 0 - 0 9.0
WC ATL L 13-26 4 1 23 23.0 0 0 0 - 0 2.3
WC = Wild-Card

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