College: Clemson | 7 years
Height: 6'1" | Weight: 211 lbs
Birth Date: 6/14/1993
Depth Chart: WR2.1
2020 Bye Week: 10
Questionable - concussion, neck
Total Pts: 13
Avg Pts: 6.50
Rank: 27 WR
Ray's Dizzy Doctors
|Week 1||12||Sammy Watkins 1 receiving TD (6 pts)|
. . . Sammy Watkins 2 yd TD pass from Patrick Mahomes
Sammy Watkins 82 receiving yds (1 pts)
Sammy Watkins 82 receiving yds (4 pts)
Sammy Watkins 3 rushing yds (1 pts)
|Week 2||1||Sammy Watkins 11 receiving yds (1 pts)|
|Week 3||4||Sammy Watkins 62 receiving yds (1 pts)|
Sammy Watkins 62 receiving yds (3 pts)
|Playoff Week 1|
|Playoff Week 2|
|Playoff Week 3|
|Playoff Week 4|
|No Playoff Match Up|
Kansas City Chiefs WR Sammy Watkins went for seven catches for 62 yards on eight targets in Week 3 against the Baltimore Ravens.
Fantasy Spin: Watkins was listed as questionable for this game with a concussion and neck ailment, so many fantasy owners likely weren't able to enjoy this performance. The Chiefs are back in action in Week 4 against the Patriots.
Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Sammy Watkins hauled in seven of eight targets for 62 yards on Monday versus the Baltimore Ravens. Watkins was questionable with both a concussion and neck injury, but suited up and played a big role in Monday's victory. Watkins like fellow wide receivers Demarcus Robinson and Mecole Hardman will have his big games, but also is a shaky play week in and week out with so many options in the Chiefs powerful offense. Watkins has his most value as a WR4/WR5 or flex option. Watkins will look to keep it going against the Patriots in Week 4.
Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Sammy Watkins (concussion, neck) is active for Monday night's meeting against the Baltimore Ravens. An inconsistent weapon for quarterback Patrick Mahomes, Watkins is best viewed as a risky DFS play this week for fantasy managers looking to differentiate their lineups from everyone else's, because you can't bet on Watkins having a solid night against a strong Ravens Defense. Still, the possibility that he finds the end zone will always exist in this high-powered Chiefs offense.
Kansas City Chiefs WR Sammy Watkins (concussion, neck) is officially active for the team's Week 3 game.
Fantasy Spin: Watkins had a terrific Week 1 performance but was held to 11 yards last week. He will be facing a tough Baltimore Ravens defense this week but could be at least a flex option in leagues.
Kansas City Chiefs DE Alex Okafor didn't participate in practice Saturday, Sept. 26, and was ruled out for the Week 3 game against the Baltimore Ravens Monday, Sept. 28. CB Charvarius Ward (hand) was limited at practice and is questionable. FB Dorian O'Daniel (knee/ankle) and WR Sammy Watkins (concussion/neck) practiced in full but are questionable for Monday. RB Darrel Williams (ankle), DE Frank Clark (illness), CB Antonio Hamilton (groin), DT Derrick Nnadi (ankle), C Austin Reiter (knee) and S Juan Thornhill (knee) all practiced in full.
Kansas City Chiefs WR Sammy Watkins (concussion/neck) on Saturday, Sept. 26, was listed as questionable for the team's Week 3 game Monday against the Baltimore Ravens.
Fantasy Spin: It looks as if it will come down a pre-game decision Monday night, and that's a lot of risk for a WR3/flex option in a tough matchup. Go ahead and roll with another similar option if at possible.
Kansas City Chiefs WR Sammy Watkins (concussion, neck) was limited during practice Friday, Sept. 25.
Fantasy Spin: Watkins appears to be making some progress but will still need to pass his concussion tests before he is cleared to play. He is a risky option because the Chiefs play on Monday Night Football, so fantasy players could consider benching him this week even if he plays.
Kansas City Chiefs DE Alex Okafor (hamstring) did not practice for a second straight day Friday, Sept. 25. FB Dorian O'Daniel (knee, ankle) was added to the practice report and also did not practice. WR Sammy Watkins (concussion, neck), CB Charvarius Ward (hand) was limited. RB Darrel Williams (ankle), DE Frank Clark (illness), CB Antonio Hamilton (groin), DT Derrick Nnadi (ankle), C Austin Reiter (knee) and S Juan Thornhill (knee) practiced in full.
Kansas City Chiefs DE Alex Okafor (hamstring) and WR Sammy Watkins (concussion, neck) did not participate in practice Thursday, Sept. 24. CB Charvarius Ward (hand) and RB Darrel Williams (ankle) were limited. DE Frank Clark (illness), CB Antonio Hamilton (groin), DT Derrick Nnadi (ankle) C Austin Reiter (knee) and S Juan Thornhill (knee) practiced in full.
Kansas City Chiefs WR Sammy Watkins (head) is in the concussion protocol and will not practice Thursday, Sept. 24, head coach Andy Reid said.
Fantasy Spin: Watkins took a blow to the head in the Week 2 game against the Chargers but will have an extra day to recover as the Chiefs don't play until Monday night. His progress likely will need to be monitored through the weekend.
Kansas City Chiefs WR Sammy Watkins (head) declared he is 'healthy' after taking a helmet-to-helmet shot from Denzel Perryman in Week 2 against the Los Angeles Chargers.
Kansas City Chiefs WR Sammy Watkins (head) had one catch for 11 yards against the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday, Sept. 20. He was knocked from the game following his lone reception on what head coach Andy Reid described as a questionable hit.
Fantasy Spin: What can you really say about Watkins at this point? He has WR1 talent and, on any given week, can go out and prove it. Just as easily, however, he can author a complete stinker, and his durability has long been suspect. Watkins is a weekly lottery ticket, offering a high floor and very low ceiling.
Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Sammy Watkins (head) left Sunday's game against the Chargers after a huge hit to the head. Watkins was attempting to make defenders miss after the catch when he took the hit and had to be helped off the field. It's unlikely that he returns to this game, as he's probably in the concussion protocol. Fellow receiver Mecole Hardman could see more action in this contest and moving forward if Watkins is forced to miss time.
Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Sammy Watkins continued his streak of having a dominant Week 1 against the Houston Texans in his opening game, but should be avoided in DFS and weekly leagues in Week 2. Watkins put together a strong line of seven catches, 82 and a touchdown in Week 1, but will face off against the Chargers who dominated the receiver in 2019. In a pair of matchups against the Chargers, Watkins caught just three catches for 34 yards. Although the Chiefs have a new weapon that could breakout any game, Watkins doesnt seem like the safest bet. With plenty of mouths to feed in KC including Clyde Edwards-Helaire, Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce, Watkins will also compete with wide receivers Demarcus Robinson and Mecole Hardman for targets. He is best suited as a bench player or waiver wire option in most formats for now.
Kansas City Chiefs WR Sammy Watkins caught seven passes for 82 yards and a touchdown against the Houston Texans on Thursday, Sept. 10. He was targeted a team-high nine times.
Fantasy Spin: Watkins had a huge Week 1 last year (9-198-3) as well and then failed to top 100 yards in a game or score again for the rest of the season. While there's no doubt that Watkins has upper-tier talent, he has been wildly inconsistent during his two years with the Chiefs. As such, his performance Thursday night should be met with no small degree of skepticism.
Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Sammy Watkins put together another strong opening game on Thursday versus the Houston Texans. Watkins led the Chiefs with both targets at nine and receptions with seven. He also chipped in for a team high 82 yards and one touchdown. Watkins seems to always love the opening game and managers shouldn't be so quick to get too excited as he has been a rollercoaster ride throughout his career. With Clyde Edwards-Helaire, Tyreek Hill, Travis Kelce, Mecole Hardman and D'Marcus Robinson in the picture, Watkins shouldn't be expected to put up strong numbers consistently. Due to being in the Chiefs high powered offense, Watkins will have strong games, but managers should temper their expectations with Patrick Mahomes have plenty of other options and mouths to feed. Watkins shouldn't be considered more than a WR3 or Flex option at the moment. Watkins will face off against the Chargers next Sunday.
Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Sammy Watkins (groin) was not listed on the team's injury report ahead of Week 1 against the Texans on Thursday after he dealt with a groin strain during training camp. Watkins plays in a potent offense, but he was as boom-or-bust as they come in 2019. That led to him being more of a late-round pick as a WR4/5 in most fantasy leagues, despite the fact that he excelled last postseason and he's the No. 2 receiver in a Patrick Mahomes-led offense. The Texans Defense allowed plenty of damage to opposing receivers last year, so we could easily see Watkins turning some heads in the season opener. Consider him a WR4/flex with boom potential in season-long leagues and a cheap sleeper pick in DFS this week.
Kansas City Chiefs WR Sammy Watkins (groin) returned to practice Friday, Aug. 21, after missing time with a groin injury.
Fantasy Spin: While this issue didn't appear to be anything major, Watkins has a history of health concerns and it's one of the reasons why he's a WR5 despite playing in one of the league's most potent offenses.
Kansas City Chiefs WR Sammy Watkins (groin) did not practice Sunday, Aug. 16, due to a slight groin injury.
Kansas City Chiefs WR Sammy Watkins averaged 96 yards receiving in three playoff contests in 2019 after averaging 51.8 receiving yards in 13 regular-season outings.