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Wide Receiver, Buffalo Bills

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Draft: 2014 Round 1 (4)
College: Clemson
Ht: 6’1”  Wt: 205 DOB: 1993-06-14 Age: 21
WR Rank Tier ADP-12
#37 5 9.07

Season Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  ReceivingRushing Fantasy
Season Team G GS Target Rec Yard Avg TDAtt Yard Avg TD FFPts FFPts/G
2014 BUF 14 - 116 59 850 14.4 5 1 3 3.0 0 115.3 8.2
2014 (Projected) BUF       62 822 13.3 5 0 0 - 0 112.2  

2014 Outlook
Depth Chart
In a bold draft-day move the Bills traded their eighth overall pick and their 2015 first-round pick to move up to the fourth pick in order to select Clemson wide receiver Sammy Watkins. That should tell fantasy owners all they need to know. Watkins will be heavily targeted even as a rookie. Recent trends have shown that rookie wide receivers have been better suited in making the jump from the college game to the professional game than in the past. Nevertheless fantasy owners will still need to temper expectations. Watkins has rare acceleration after the catch. The Bills could use him in many of the same ways his college team used him – on bubble screens and shorter pass routes. The offense will rely on him to make plays after the catch. Watkins is not physically imposing at 6'1” and 210 pounds, but he does have tremendous leg strength and excels at breaking tackles. He should immediately step into the Bills' starting lineup, so the opportunity will be there for him to produce. Don't reach for him, but if he does fall in drafts he'll likely be a better option than a mediocre veteran who may be left on the board when it's time for you to make a selection.

Fan. Tm. Player
WR1WR1 Sammy Watkins
WR2WR2 Robert Woods
WR3WR3 Chris Hogan
WR4WR4 Marquise Goodwin
WR5WR5 Marcus Easley
Bills Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
Injury Watkins, Jackson are both active for Bills
Both dealing with groin injuries
By: Mike Krueger | Sun Nov 9, 11:30 am

Buffalo Bills
Fred Jackson and Sammy Watkins are ACTIVE. (Buffalo Bills via Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Both Bills' players are dealing with groin injuries. I'd be leery of starting Jackson if you have other viable options at the running back position. I'd be more comfortable starting Watkins but either are 100 percent and represent considerable risk.

Injury Sammy Watkins misses practie Friday
Status for Sunday in question
By: Mike Krueger | Fri Nov 7, 11:48 am

Buffalo Bills
The status of the Bills’ leading receiver for Sunday’s game vs. Kansas City remains in some question. Wide receiver Sammy Watkins (groin) was not spotted at practice on Friday, multiple club beat writers reported, including Mike Rodak of (Pro Football Talk)

FFToday's Take: Watkins tweaked his groin in practice Wednesday and missed practice Thursday and Friday. It appears he will be a gametime decision. The Bills do play early on Sunday so we will know his status when the Inactives come out at 11:30 am Eastern. Robert Woods and Mike Williams would likely start if Watkins sits.

Injury Sammy Watkins aggravates groin injury
Limited in practice Wednesday
By: Mike Krueger | Wed Nov 5, 1:09 pm

Buffalo Bills
Sammy Watkins suffered a groin injury today and wasn't able to finish practice. Marrone says he "doesn't know" about Sammy Watkins' availability for Sunday. My take on the coach's body language is there is serious doubt. (Jay Skurski via Twitter)

FFToday's Take: We'll get a better indication of the seriousness of this injury tomorrow. If Watkins doesn't practice, his availability for Sunday's game against the Chiefs will be in doubt. Owners should be looking at alternate options immediately.

Watkins, Woods already notice change at QB
Bills' top WRs react to Orton as the new starter
By: Doug Orth | Thu Oct 2, 4:50 pm

Buffalo Bills
We're just one practice into the Kyle Orton era, but the Buffalo Bills' top receivers have already noticed a difference in Orton from former starter EJ Manuel. "We just had a different approach to practice. [Orton] demands what he wants out of us," rookie Sammy Watkins said. "He reads it quicker, the ball is coming out faster. That's just some things that we have to adjust to." Fellow receiver Robert Woods saw the same: "His directness in the huddle, telling us what to look for and be ready for when we're breaking the huddle when he calls the play." (ESPN)

FFToday's Take: This isn't exactly a shocking revelation, but notable that both receivers were so quick to say something to the media about it. Orton isn't going to turn this offense into a passing-game juggernaut, so the numbers of Watkins and Woods aren't going to skyrocket. However, both players should see a noticeable rise in fantasy value with a more consistently accurate quarterback.

2014 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  ReceivingRushing Fantasy
Week Opp Result Target Rec Yard Avg TDAtt Yard Avg TD FFPts
1 at CHI W 23-20 4 3 31 10.3 0 0 0 - 0 3.1
2 MIA W 29-10 11 8 117 14.6 1 0 0 - 0 17.7
3 SD L 10-22 8 2 19 9.5 0 0 0 - 0 1.9
4 at HOU L 17-23 9 4 30 7.5 1 0 0 - 0 9.0
5 at DET W 17-14 12 7 87 12.4 0 0 0 - 0 8.7
6 NE L 22-37 3 2 27 13.5 0 0 0 - 0 2.7
7 MIN W 17-16 14 9 122 13.6 2 0 0 - 0 24.2
8 at NYJ W 43-23 6 3 157 52.3 1 0 0 - 0 21.7
10 KC L 13-17 10 4 27 6.8 0 0 0 - 0 2.7
11 at MIA L 9-22 7 3 32 10.7 0 1 3 3.0 0 3.5
12 NYJ W 38-3 5 3 35 11.7 0 0 0 - 0 3.5
13 CLE W 26-10 9 3 11 3.7 0 0 0 - 0 1.1
14 at DEN L 17-24 12 7 127 18.1 0 0 0 - 0 12.7
15 GB W 21-13 6 1 28 28.0 0 0 0 - 0 2.8

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