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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: 25
WR Rank Tier ADP-12
#41 5 7.06

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 9 54 39 515 13.2 3 5 52 10.4 0 74.7 8.3
2018 (Projected) KC     54 764 14.1 5 0 0 - 0 106.4  

2018 Outlook
Depth Chart
Former No.4 overall NFL Draft pick Sammy Watkins is now joining his third team his young career, which usually indicates that the player is not living up to expectations. Watkins has failed to reach 1,000 receiving yards in three of his first four NFL seasons and he's actually been below 600 yards in each of his past two seasons. But at just 25 years old, Watkins is still extremely young and has plenty of time to learn. In fact, he's only about 18 months older than Calvin Ridley, who was drafted this offseason by the Falcons. Needless to say, there's still a lot of upside for Watkins and the Chiefs invested heavily in him because they believe in his talent.

Watkins figures to take over much of the role vacated by Albert Wilson who left for Miami this offseason. Wilson was targeted just 62 times this past season, but Watkins is substantially more talented and the Chiefs have put a ton of money into him for a reason. At 6'1" versus Wilson's 5'9" height, Watkins is a larger physical presence on the field. There have been times, where Watkins has made tremendous plays that normal receivers simply cannot make, but the lack of consistency has been difficult to deal with for both fantasy owners and the two previous NFL franchises he's been a part of in Los Angeles and Buffalo.

While his stint in LA was short-lived, Watkins quietly led the Rams in receiving touchdowns with eight this past season, scoring a touchdown on more than one in every five passes he caught. That type of pace is completely unsustainable but it does demonstrate Watkins' ability to make plays in the red zone, which will be important given Tyreek Hill's lack of history doing so.

For Watkins, it's a new system in Kansas City with a young quarterback who he has no rapport with. He'll get an entire offseason to prepare with Mahomes - something he didn't have the benefit of when he was traded to the Rams late in the 2017 preseason - but it's still tough to believe that Watkins is going to take the step forward into being an every week fantasy option as long as Hill, Kelce and Hunt are healthy. Watkins fits best ball formats in a major way but with fewer than 100 targets likely to come his way, he'll most likely be hit-or-miss for most of the season and that could be frustrating to deal with from a season-long standpoint.

Fan. Tm. Player
WR1WR1 Tyreek Hill
WR2WR2 Sammy Watkins
WR3WR3 Chris Conley
WR4WR4 Demarcus Robinson
WR5WR6 Marcus Kemp
WR6WR5 De'Anthony Thomas
Chiefs Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
Injury Sammy Watkins unlikely to play
Was limited in practice Friday
By: Mike Krueger | Sun Nov 11, 7:00 am

Kansas City Chiefs
#Chiefs WR Sammy Watkins (foot) is unlikely to play today vs. the #AZCardinals, sources say. It’s mostly a precaution, and Watkins should be fine next week. (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Watkins missed practice Wednesday and Thursday but got in a limited session on Friday. His absence will vault Chris Conley into the starting lineup and could be a sneaky play this week if Patrick Peterson sticks to Tyreek Hill.


Injury Sammy Watkins dealing with foot issue
Not considered serious
By: Mike Krueger | Wed Nov 7, 7:14 am

Kansas City Chiefs
#Chiefs WR Sammy Watkins was dealing with pain in his foot after Sunday’s game and he had an MRI, source said. While it’s not a serious injury, it may impact his status for Sunday as KC plans for the long run. (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Watkins left Week 9 and got his foot re-taped and eventually returned to the game and while Andy Reid downplayed the injury after the game, it won't be a surprise if Watkins sits out Week 10. If he does, Chris Conley would likely replace him in the starting lineup.


Injury Sammy Watkins injures hamstring in MNF win
Chiefs WR may not play on short Week 5
By: Antonio D'Arcangelis | Tue Oct 2, 8:25 am

Kansas City Chiefs
The Kansas City Chiefs were without one of their go-to receivers for much of Week 4, as Sammy Watkins suffered a hamstring injury against the Denver Broncos on Monday and did not return. After the Chiefs' 27-23 win, head coach Andy Reid told reporters Watkins' hamstring tightened up during the game. (Bleacher Report)

FFToday's Take: Watkins failed to make a catch in the game and doesn't look like a great option even if he suits up against Jacksonville in Week 5. Chris Conley saw most of the snaps in his stead on Monday night.


Watkins, Mahomes "starting to sync"
KC not disappointed in WR despite catch-less preseason so far
By: Doug Orth | Thu Aug 23, 5:15 pm

Kansas City Chiefs
HC Andy Reid said he loves Sammy Watkins’ “intensity on learning all the little, small things” and has seen that translate into good things at practice. OC Eric Bieniemy had a similar take and said that he’s seen signs that Watkins and Patrick Mahomes are striking up a strong relationship. “When it’s all said and done, Sammy is doing a heck of a job,” Bieniemy said, via ESPN.com. “He’s doing a great job. He’s accepted the challenge because we’re not just playing him at one position. He’s accepted the challenge of learning all three across the board. ... (Mahomes and Watkins') communication, their rhythm is starting to sync.” (Pro Football Talk - Josh Alper)

FFToday's Take: Watkins has fallen a bit out of favor in fantasy circles due to a perceived lack of love in the Kansas City offense, but his contract (three years, $48 million) suggests he will be plenty involved when September rolls around. As long as he can stay healthy - never a certainty with him - he should be able to deliver high-end WR3 value.



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

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

2016 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  ReceivingRushing Fantasy
Week Opp Result Target Rec Yard Avg TDAtt Yard Avg TD FPts
1 at BAL L 7-13 6 4 43 10.8 0 0 0 - 0 4.3
2 NYJ L 31-37 5 2 20 10.0 0 0 0 - 0 2.0
12 JAC W 28-21 3 3 80 26.7 0 0 0 - 0 8.0
13 at OAK L 24-38 9 3 38 12.7 0 0 0 - 0 3.8
14 PIT L 20-27 6 4 54 13.5 1 0 0 - 0 11.4
15 CLE W 33-13 4 1 10 10.0 0 0 0 - 0 1.0
16 MIA L 31-34 10 7 154 22.0 1 0 0 - 0 21.4
17 at NYJ L 10-30 9 4 31 7.8 0 0 0 - 0 3.1

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