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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: 22

Season Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  ReceivingRushing Fantasy
Season Team G GS 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 6 - 36 25 368 14.7 3 0 0 - 0 54.8 9.1
2015 (Projected) BUF       65 935 14.4 6 0 0 - 0 129.5  

2015 Outlook
Depth Chart
Sammy Watkins came just 18 yards shy of joining Mike Evans, Odell Beckham Jr., and Kevlin Benjamin as four rookie wide receivers to break the century mark in receiving yards last season. The former first-round pick from Clemson added six receiving touchdowns and 65 receptions in what ended up being a solid rookie campaign, despite the fact that he posted ten games with three or less catches.

The new Rex Ryan regime does not bode well for fantasy owners of Watkins (hip)looking for an increase in volume, as Ryan will likely continue to be a run-first coach with the Bills. Another 65-reception season could be in store for Watkins, however, the question is can he become more of a threat in the red zone and top the ten-touchdown plateau in his sophomore season. The addition of Percy Harvin may also reduce the number of targets for Watkins, while conversely opening the door for more single coverage deep and the opportunity for more big plays. Watkins should be viewed as a low-end WR2 who would be a solid number two if he can increase his red zone touches.

Fan. Tm. Player
WR1WR1 Sammy Watkins
WR2WR2 Robert Woods
WR3WR3 Chris Hogan
WR4WR4 Marcus Easley
WR5WR5 Percy Harvin
WR6WR6 Marquise Goodwin
Bills Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
Injury Bills' McCoy and Watkins probable to play
Offensive line banged up
By: Jake Gordon | Wed Nov 11, 3:20 pm

Buffalo Bills
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) -- Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy is expected to play, though it's uncertain who will be available to block for him against the New York Jets on Thursday night. The Bills on Wednesday listed McCoy's status as probable after he was limited in practice because of a sore right shoulder. Receiver Sammy Watkins (left ankle) and defensive end Mario Williams (calf) are listed as probable. (AP - Sport)

FFToday's Take: It looks like Buffalo will two of its biggest play makers available for Thursday night's tilt with the Jets. LeSean McCoy (shoulder) will likely split time with Karlos Williams leaving their fantasy outlooks less than desirable on a short week. Sammy Watkins is coming off a huge performance against Miami will no doubt receive the "Revis Island" treatment. It may be tough to sit Watkins with so many teams on bye but fantasy owners may want to consider other options with greater upside.

Injury Sammy Watkins thinks he'll play Sunday
Bothered by fatigue in Thursday's practice
By: Mike Krueger | Fri Nov 6, 12:35 pm

Buffalo Bills
Sammy Watkins says he's planning to play Sunday. Said he was bothered by "fatigue" in Thursday's practice. (Vic Carucci on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Head coach Rex Ryan stated earlier Friday that Watkins had a "hiccup" at the end of practice Thursday and Watkins didn't practice Friday which always raises a red flag. It sounds like he'll play on Sunday but owners should check the Inactive list on Sunday morning to be sure.

Injury Watkins appears to be on track for Week 9
No timetable for Harvin
By: Doug Orth | Thu Nov 5, 6:25 pm

Buffalo Bills
Percy Harvin may be in the building but he's not on the practice field yet for the Buffalo Bills. Listed officially with a knee injury, he hasn't been on the sideline let alone the field yet. Earlier this week, HC Rex Ryan said the receiver "desperately" wants to play but conversations apparently continue between Harvin, the training staff and the team on his short- and long-term future. On the bright side for Buffalo, Sammy Watkins (ankle) continues to practice and get a lot of work in with Tyrod Taylor during the segment of practice open to reporters. (Buffalo News)

FFToday's Take: Regarding Harvin, there is no guarantee he'll see the field again this season. As far as Buffalo's offense is concerned, however, the returns of Watkins and Taylor are a much bigger deal. Last year's No. 4 overall pick has endured an injury-plagued second season, but he can still be a game-changing force if he is back for good. With Harvin out, Watkins could see the 10 targets per game he asked for publicly a few weeks ago.

Injury Karlos Williams, Harvin don't travel to London
Expected to miss Week 7
By: Mike Krueger | Wed Oct 21, 9:15 am

Buffalo Bills
Not making the trip overseas for the Buffalo Bills this week were running back Karlos Williams (concussion), right tackle Seantrel Henderson (concussion), defensive tackle Kyle Williams (knee) and the final player Rex Ryan mentioned raised eyebrows in this greenhouse of a media room here at the team's United Kingdom practice facility. "Percy Harvin has a non-injury related (issue)," Ryan said. "He's excused for personal reasons. But all those players we don't anticipate being available for this week." (Buffalo News)

FFToday's Take: The Bills will be without Williams, Harvin and likely Sammy Watkins who is nursing an ankle injury. Chris Hogan and Robert Woods will likely be starting at wide receiver when the Bills take on the Jags in London in Week 7. Both are uninspiring fantasy options.

Injury Sammy Watkins not likely to play Week 7
By: Mike Krueger | Mon Oct 19, 10:00 am

Buffalo Bills
Source confirms that Kyle Williams will not play Sunday. And, also, Sammy Watkins is "doubtful" to play this Sunday against the Jags. Bills (Joe Buscaglia on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Watkins caught a second quarter touchdown then had to be assisted off the field. He's missed the last two weeks with a calf injury and seems unlikely to play this week in London against the Jaguars. With Percy Harvin (hip) likely out as well, The passing game should continue to funnel through TE Charles Clay.

Injury Dixon to start if Karlos Williams can't play
Williams in cocussion protocol
By: Mike Krueger | Wed Oct 7, 9:58 am

Buffalo Bills
Rex Ryan says Boobie Dixon is the No. 1 RB if McCoy/Williams cannot play but adds "hopefully we'll have one of those guys (vs Titans)." (Tyler Dunne on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Karlos Williams along with Sammy Watkins (calf) and LeSean McCoy (hamstring) did not practice Wednesday. There's still hope that Williams will be cleared before Sunday but if he isn't, Anthony Dixon would get the start and be on the RB2 radar against the Titans.

Injury McCoy, Watkins likely out for Bills in Week 4
RB could rest until hamstring is 100 percent
By: Doug Orth | Thu Oct 1, 7:15 pm

Buffalo Bills
The Bills won’t officially rule out either player, but there appears to be little chance that running back LeSean McCoy or wide receiver Sammy Watkins is in the lineup against the Giants this weekend. McCoy has been dealing with a hamstring injury for several weeks and said earlier this week that he thought there would be some benefit to sitting out this week’s game in hopes of getting himself closer to 100 percent for Week Five and beyond. Watkins suffered a calf injury last Sunday and, like McCoy, hasn’t practiced this week. “We won’t say out. But yeah, you guys can figure it out,” Ryan said, via Joe Buscaglia of WKBW. (Pro Football Talk)

FFToday's Take: The Bills are taking the approach with McCoy they probably should have used in Week 1, but at least they sound committed to getting "Shady" healthy. Karlos Williams should be considered a must-start, even against a Giants' defense that has been pretty stout so far. Robert Woods and Percy Harvin should see extensive action in Watkins' absence, although Charles Clay is likely to be the best fantasy play of the pass-catching options.

Injury Sammy Watkins diagnosed with mild calf strain
Could miss Week 4
By: Mike Krueger | Mon Sep 28, 11:45 am

Buffalo Bills
NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reports that after tests Monday morning, Sammy Watkins was diagnosed with a mild calf strain and will be day-to-day, per a source informed of the injury. Bills coach Rex Ryan said it is a possibility that Watkins won't be able to play in Week 4 versus the Giants. (

FFToday's Take: Watkins left in the first quarter never to return. Watkins has only 99 total yards through three weeks, ranking 52nd among fantasy wide receivers, far below his pre-season high-end WR3 value.

2015 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  ReceivingRushing Fantasy
Week Opp Result Target Rec Yard Avg TDAtt Yard Avg TD FPts
2 NE L 32-40 8 6 60 10.0 1 0 0 - 0 12.0
3 at MIA W 41-14 2 1 39 39.0 0 0 0 - 0 3.9
6 CIN L 21-34 5 4 48 12.0 1 0 0 - 0 10.8
9 MIA W 33-17 8 8 168 21.0 1 0 0 - 0 22.8
10 at NYJ W 22-17 7 3 14 4.7 0 0 0 - 0 1.4
11 at NE L 13-20 6 3 39 13.0 0 0 0 - 0 3.9

2014 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  ReceivingRushing Fantasy
Week Opp Result Target Rec Yard Avg TDAtt Yard Avg TD FPts
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
16 at OAK L 24-26 7 3 75 25.0 1 0 0 - 0 13.5
17 at NE W 17-9 5 3 57 19.0 0 1 5 5.0 0 6.2

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