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College: Clemson | 6 years
Height: 6'1" | Weight: 211 lbs
Birth Date: 6/14/1993
Depth Chart: WR2.1
2019 Bye Week: 12

Total Pts: 0.00
Avg Pts: 0.00
Rank: 0 WR

2019 RTSports Outlook

Watkins had a hard time staying on the field in his first season with the Chiefs, missing six games because of injury. He was a factor in the passing game when playing, though. He had two 100-yard games and scored three touchdowns. He also came up big in their two playoffs games, catching 10 passes for 176 yards. Watkins will start opposite Tyreek Hill in the Chiefs explosive offense this season. Watkins has one 1,000-yard season in five years and has battled some injury issues throughout his career. But when healthy and on his game, Watkins is the complete package at receiver. He is a great athlete with top speed and good hands. He does a great job of turning a short pass into a long play. He has great moves after the catch. Watkins also can stretch the field in a hurry because of his speed. Fantasy Outlook: Watkins has plenty of potential in this offense, making him a good reserve pick for fantasy teams. He is worth grabbing as a low-end No. 3 or 4 receiver. He can outproduce his draft spot, making him an intriguing pick. He can get around 60 receptions for 850 yards and six touchdowns.

RotoBaller's Outlook

Sammy Watkins may be the trickiest player to project this season. Depending on surrounding circumstances he could finish anywhere from WR10 to WR75. Health, as always, will be a key factor in his production. However, this season we also have the added story of Tyrek Hill.If Hill is out for the entire season, then Watkins could finish as a top-10 wide receiver, as the number one for Patrick Mahomes. On the other hand, if Hill is there come Week 1, Watkins could fall into the range of WR30. As long as he stays healthy this should be his range, but just last season, he only played in 10 games and durability is not his strong suit.After trading up from nine to four to draft him the Bills thought he would be their savior at the position. It didnt happen and he was traded away to the Rams for a season. Now in his second season in Kansas City, it will be up to him to prove he is worth the hype which still surrounds him entering only his age 26 season.Playing in 10 games for the Chiefs in 2018, Watkins caught 40 receptions for 519 yards and three touchdowns. While this does not seem too impressive in most of, if not all of these games he was hampered by his nagging foot injuries which seem to constantly creep up. If they do so again this season, it may be his last in Kansas City and who knows where he will go from here. Maybe Miami?With Hill out, he could finish with 95 receptions for 1,200 yards and 12 touchdowns. If Hill is there the whole season these numbers could be closer to 70 for 900 and five. And these are only if he stays healthy. However, we cannot be scared and draft with injuries in mind. We also have to, at this time assume Hill will at least miss eight games. This in itself makes Watkins a great pick in the fourth or fifth round of fantasy drafts. Even if you only get eight games of WR1 production, it will be elite production. With Mahomes throwing him the ball how can it not be? If somehow, we find out for certain Tyrek Hill will be there all season, Watkins immediately falls to the sixth or seventh round but is still a solid pick at this range.Dont be afraid of Watkins because of his health history. When he is healthy, he is a top-20 WR in the NFL, so to get him in the fourth round or the seventh round is a steal. Therefore, take a chance, he might pleasantly surprise you.

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Fantasy Week
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Player Notes
Nov 10 8:50pm ET

Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Sammy Watkins has been unable to live up to the hype of his Week 1 performance. Watkins has hauled in seven receptions or less for 64 yards or fewer in every week since the first game of the season. He caught five of his nine targets for 39 yards in the loss to the Titans in Week 10. Both Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce continue to outplay Watkins each and every week. Watkins is a reliable WR3 heading into the Monday night contest against the Chargers in Week 11.

From RotoBaller

Nov 9 7:20pm ET

Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Sammy Watkins has caught at least five passes for 45 yards or more over the last two games. He's been productive with backup quarterback Matt Moore under center. Superstar quarterback Patrick Mahomes (knee) will be back in action for Week 10 versus the Titans. That should not only increase Watkins' value, but the whole offense. Watkins will be a reliable WR3 option for Week 10.

From RotoBaller

Nov 3 8:43pm ET

Kansas City Chiefs WR Sammy Watkins posted seven receptions for 63 yards on 10 targets in Week 9 against the Minnesota Vikings.

Fantasy Spin: Watkins can be a tremendous fantasy option when he is healthy, it's just hard to predict exactly when that will be. He looks like a solid WR4 in most fantasy leagues heading into Week 10 against the Tennessee Titans.

From TheHuddle

Nov 3 8:40pm ET

Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Sammy Watkins saw a high volume of usage during the Week 9 victory over the Minnesota Vikings. Watkins has been a big weapon for the team lately seeing 18 total targets over the last two games. He hauled in seven receptions for 63 yards on Sunday against Minnesota. It wasn't an outstanding game, but Watkins isn't expected to play great with Matt Moore at quarterback. His fantasy value should increase with Patrick Mahomes (knee) expected to return next week. Watkins should be a reliable WR3 for next week in Tennessee.

From RotoBaller

Nov 2 7:30pm ET

Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Sammy Watkins returned last week against the Packers and performed well in the Week 8 loss. He caught five of his eight targets for 45 yards in that one. It wasn't a great game, but he performed well with veteran Matt Moore as his quarterback. Quarterback Patrick Mahomes (knee) has a chance to suit up, so that will only increase the value of his receivers. Watkins is a WR3 option in Week 9, but would likely see more targets if Mahomes plays.

From RotoBaller

Oct 28 1:33am ET

Kansas City Chiefs WR Sammy Watkins caught five passes for 45 yards against the Green Bay Packers on Sunday, Oct. 27.

Fantasy Spin: Watkins caught nine passes for 198 yards and three TDs in Week 1. In the five games he's played since then, Watkins has 19 catches for 212 yards and no touchdowns. It's probably not time to cut Watkins outright, but I'd be tempted to keep him sidelined outside of advantageous matchups.

From TheHuddle

Oct 28 1:10am ET

Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Sammy Watkins had been sidelined the past three weeks, but came back with some fire in Week 8. Watkins caught five of his eight targets for 45 yards in the loss to Green Bay. It wasn't a great game for Watkins' fantasy owners, but a positive performance nonetheless. He's not going to live up to the hype from his incredible Week 1 performance versus the Jacksonville Jaguars. Watkins will be someone worth looking at as a WR3 for Week 9 versus the Vikings.

From RotoBaller

Oct 25 6:10pm ET

Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Sammy Watkins (hamstring) will suit up for Week 8 versus the Green Bay Packers. Watkins has missed the last three games due to hamstring issues, but will play on Sunday. However, losing quarterback Patrick Mahomes (knee) is going to significantly hurt the Chiefs offense. Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce might be the only players on offense that remain reliable. Watkins wasn't doing amazing before the Mahomes injury, so he shouldn't produce more with Matt Moore under center. Watkins will have WR3/flex appeal for Week 8 versus Green Bay.

From RotoBaller

Oct 25 5:03pm ET

Kansas City Chiefs WR Sammy Watkins (hamstring) fully participated in practice Friday, Oct. 25, and is not on the injury report for Week 8.

Fantasy Spin: Watkins should be involved in the passing game this week, but his fantasy value likely will drop with Matt Moore as the starting quarterback. Fantasy players can consider benching Watkins if they have better options available.

From TheHuddle

Oct 25 3:00pm ET

Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid said that wide receiver Sammy Watkins (hamstring) will play on Sunday night against the Packers in Week 8. Watkins will make his first start since Sept. 29 against the Lions. Aside from his 198-yard, three-touchdown outlier in Week 1, Watkins didn't top 64 yards in his other three games. He won't be all that attractive in his return to the Chiefs in a tough matchup with backup Matt Moore under center in place of Patrick Mahomes (knee). Tyreek Hill is the only must-start KC pass-catcher, while Mecole Hardman, Demarcus Robinson and Byron Pringle will have uncertain snap shares.

From RotoBaller

Oct 24 6:23pm ET

Kansas City Chiefs WR Sammy Watkins (hamstring) fully participated in practice Thursday, Oct. 24.

Fantasy Spin: Watkins appears to be on track to play in Week 8 but may be playing with Matt Moore as the starting quarterback. He could be a flex option in fantasy leagues but can also be benched if fantasy players have better options.

From TheHuddle

Oct 23 7:43pm ET

Kansas City Chiefs WR Sammy Watkins (hamstring) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Oct. 23.

Fantasy Spin: Watkins appears to have a solid chance to play in Week 8 as long as he does not suffer a setback. His fantasy value will take a hit if Matt Moore is the starting quarterback, but he could still be a possible flex option in some leagues.

From TheHuddle

Oct 23 6:30pm ET

Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Sammy Watkins (hamstring) got in a full practice on Wednesday. Watkins hasn't played since Sept. 29 against the Lions, but it's looking like he has a good chance to return this weekend in a Sunday night showdown with the Packers. However, the 26-year-old's fantasy ceiling will be lower than usual with quarterback Patrick Mahomes (knee) likely out and receiver Tyreek Hill back from his injury. Watkins will be a shaky WR4/flex if he's back against Green Bay. His return would be bad news for the likes of Mecole Hardman and Demarcus Robinson as well.

From RotoBaller

Oct 21 1:43pm ET

Kansas City Chiefs WR Sammy Watkins (hamstring) is considered day-to-day, according to head coach Andy Reid.

From TheHuddle

Oct 17 6:53pm ET

The Kansas City Chiefs have declared DL Chris D. Jones, OT Andrew Wylie, CB Kendall Fuller, WR Sammy Watkins, OT Eric Fisher, OT Greg Senat and RB Darwin Thompson inactive for Week 7.

From TheHuddle

Oct 16 2:30pm ET

Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Sammy Watkins (hamstring) and defensive tackle Chris Jones (groin) have both been ruled out for Thursday night against the Broncos. Watkins will miss his second straight game, although he was limited in practice on a short week, making it likely he'll return after an extended break before Week 8. Tyreek Hill, Mecole Hardman and Demarcus Robinson will be the team's top three wideouts. Hill is a surefire WR1, while Hardman and Robinson are boom/bust flex candidates in this divisional tilt on the road. Jones' absence in the trenches for KC's shaky defense is good news for Broncos running back Phillip Lindsay and Royce Freeman.

From RotoBaller

Oct 16 2:23pm ET

Kansas City Chiefs WR Sammy Watkins (hamstring) was limited during practice Wednesday, Oct. 16, but has been ruled out for Week 7.

Fantasy Spin: Demarcus Robinson should continue to have a solid role in the passing game with Sammy Watkins sidelined. He has struggled over the last few weeks and probably could be benched in most leagues since better options should be available.

From TheHuddle

Oct 15 5:53pm ET

Kansas City Chiefs OT Eric Fisher (groin), CB Kendall Fuller (thumb), DT Chris Jones (groin) and OG Andrew Wylie (ankle) did not practice Tuesday, Oct. 15. WR Sammy Watkins (hamstring) was limited. OT Cameron Erving (groin), LB Anthony Hitchens (groin), DT Derrick Nnadi (elbow), LB Dorian O'Daniel (hamstring), OG Laurent Duvernay-Tardif (ankle), WR Tyreek Hill (shoulder), QB Patrick Mahomes (ankle) and FB Anthony Sherman (shoulder) fully participated in practice.

From TheHuddle

Oct 14 5:13pm ET

Kansas City Chiefs WR Sammy Watkins (hamstring) was limited during practice Monday, Oct. 14. The Chiefs did not practice Monday, so this is an estimation.

Fantasy Spin: Watkins was not able to play in Week 6 but may have a chance to play this week. He would be facing a solid Denver Broncos defense but could still be at least a No. 3 receiver in fantasy leagues.

From TheHuddle

Oct 14 12:33pm ET

Kansas City Chiefs WR Sammy Watkins (hamstring) is expected to return to action in Week 7 versus the Denver Broncos.

Fantasy Spin: The Chiefs play Thursday, so those fantasy owners who might be counting on him won't have to sweat his status one way or the other. He's proven to be very difficult to count on for any length of time due to his lack of durability, and there's no reason to expect that to change now with a soft-tissue injury. Watkins should be considered a high-risk, high-reward fantasy option moving forward.

From TheHuddle

Player Transactions
  • 14-Mar-2018: LAR - Declared Free Agent
  • 14-Mar-2018: KAN - Signed, Unrestricted FA - Three-year contract (through 2020)
  • 11-Aug-2017: LAR - Traded - for CB E.J. Gaines and 2nd-round pick
  • 02-May-2017: BUF - Team Declined Option - Fifth-year option on rookie contract
  • 30-Sep-2016: BUF - On IR - foot
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