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|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.
| Watkins, Jackson are both active for Bills|
Both dealing with groin injuries
By: Mike Krueger | Sun Nov 9, 11:30 am
|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.
| Sammy Watkins misses practie Friday|
Status for Sunday in question
By: Mike Krueger | Fri Nov 7, 11:48 am
|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 ESPN.com. (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.
| Sammy Watkins aggravates groin injury|
Limited in practice Wednesday
By: Mike Krueger | Wed Nov 5, 1:09 pm
|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.