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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 13 90 52 673 12.9 3 2 12 6.0 0 86.5 6.7
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
WR1WR1 Tyreek Hill
WR2WR2 Sammy Watkins
WR3WR4 Mecole Hardman
WR4WR3 Demarcus Robinson
WR5WR5 Byron Pringle
WR6WR6 Gehrig Dieter
WR7WR7 Marcus Kemp
Chiefs Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
WR Demarcus Robinson staying in Kansas City
One-year contract
By: Mike Krueger | Sat Mar 28, 3:01 pm

Kansas City Chiefs
Demarcus Robinson will be returning to the Chiefs on a one-year contract. So if Choiefs keep Sammy Watkins rather than release him, their top four WRs from last season ae back. (Adam Teicher on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Robinson did his fantasy damage early in the 2019 season while Tyreek Hill on the sidelines including a 6-172-2 line against the Raiders in Week 2. After that, he never topped 56 receiving yards in any game. He's off the fantasy radar unless injuries occur to the receiving corps in Kansas City.


Sammy Watkins may sit out 2020?
WR says he's "in a different space right now"
By: Doug Orth | Thu Jan 30, 5:10 pm

Kansas City Chiefs
Sammy Watkins said he's considering many options - including one where he would sit out the 2020 season - as he contemplates his future with the Kansas City Chiefs. "If it suits me and my family and [meets] my needs, for sure. But I'm really in a different space right now. I don't know what I'm going to do. If we win it, I might chill out. I might sit out a year. You just never know. Not retiring, but I might just want to rest up and chill. I don't know," Watkins said. (ESPN - Adam Teicher)

FFToday's Take: It's hard to believe Watkins would walk away from the $14 million is scheduled to make in 2020 (assuming Kansas City doesn't choose to cut him), but it's also not improbable. Injuries have dogged him throughout his career, so a year away from the game to do everything possible to get right might be just what he needs. If Watkins decides to sit in 2020, Mecole Hardman's fantasy stock would rise dramatically.



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 LV 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
8 GB L 24-31 8 5 45 9.0 0 0 0 - 0 4.5
9 MIN W 26-23 10 7 63 9.0 0 0 0 - 0 6.3
10 at TEN L 32-35 9 5 39 7.8 0 2 12 6.0 0 5.1
11 at LAC W 24-17 3 2 26 13.0 0 0 0 - 0 2.6
13 LV W 40-9 3 0 0 - 0 0 0 - 0 0.0
14 at NE W 23-16 8 4 50 12.5 0 0 0 - 0 5.0
15 DEN W 23-3 4 3 49 16.3 0 0 0 - 0 4.9
16 at CHI W 26-3 5 2 28 14.0 0 0 0 - 0 2.8
17 LAC W 31-21 2 1 8 8.0 0 0 0 - 0 0.8
DP HOU W 51-31 2 2 76 38.0 0 1 14 14.0 0 9.0
CC TEN W 35-24 10 7 114 16.3 1 0 0 - 0 17.4
SB SF W 31-20 6 5 98 19.6 0 0 0 - 0 9.8
DP = Divisional Playoff CC = Conference Championship SB = Super Bowl

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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