College: Georgia | 15 years
Height: 6'3" | Weight: 251 lbs
Birth Date: 12/18/1980
2019 Bye Week: 10
Total Pts: 65
Avg Pts: 4.06
Rank: 25 TE
|Week 1||4.40||Benjamin Watson 44 receiving yds (4.40 pts)|
|Week 2||1.90||Benjamin Watson 19 receiving yds (1.90 pts)|
|Week 3||12.10||Benjamin Watson 71 receiving yds (7.10 pts)|
Benjamin Watson 71 receiving yds (5.00 pts)
|Week 4||2.30||Benjamin Watson 23 receiving yds (2.30 pts)|
|Week 5||3.00||Benjamin Watson 30 receiving yds (3.00 pts)|
|Week 7||10.30||Benjamin Watson 1 yd TD reception (6.00 pts)|
Benjamin Watson 43 receiving yds (4.30 pts)
|Week 9||20.20||Benjamin Watson 13 yd TD reception (9.00 pts)|
Benjamin Watson 62 receiving yds (6.20 pts)
Benjamin Watson 62 receiving yds (5.00 pts)
|Week 10||0.10||Benjamin Watson 1 receiving yd (0.10 pts)|
|Week 12||2.00||Benjamin Watson 20 receiving yds (2.00 pts)|
|Playoff Week 1||0.00|
|Playoff Week 2||2.40||Benjamin Watson 24 receiving yds (2.40 pts)|
|Playoff Week 3||2.80||Benjamin Watson 28 receiving yds (2.80 pts)|
|Playoff Week 4||0.60||Benjamin Watson 6 receiving yds (0.60 pts)|
|Playoff Week 5||2.90||Benjamin Watson 29 receiving yds (2.90 pts)|
New England Patriots TE Benjamin Watson will still have a chance to earn extra money via incentives despite his four-game suspension for violating the league's policy on performance-enhancing drugs. He will receive $250,000 if he participates in 35 percent of the team's offensive snaps, and another $400,000 if he makes it to 45 percent. He needs to play roughly 66 percent of the snaps in the 12 games he is eligible to earn full incentives.
Fantasy Spin: Watson's days as a fantasy must-start are in the rear-view mirror, but he could still be an occasional option when the matchup is favorable in 2019. He is eligible to return in Week 5 against the Washington Redskins, so there isn't much reason to pay him any mind in the first month of the regular season.
New England Patriots tight end Benjamin Watson announced on his social media on Sunday that he is facing a four-game suspension for violating the league's performance-enhancing drug policy. Watson took a testosterone supplement that was legally prescribed by his doctor but banned by the league when he figured his playing days were over after the 2018 season. The 15-year veteran and 38-year-old spent the first six years of his career with the Patriots after being taken with the final pick of the first round in 2004. The Patriots signed Watson regardless of his suspension, mainly because they need depth after Rob Gronkowski retired. Watson had 35 catches for 400 yards and two touchdowns for the Saints last season, but he's unlikely to be anything more than a low-end TE2 in 2019. Austin Seferian-Jenkins and Matt LaCosse will battle for playing time to begin the year with Watson suspended.
New England Patriots TE Benjamin Watson said he will be suspended for the first four games of the 2019 season because he failed a drug test this offseason.
Fantasy Spin: Watson probably will in line for the starting job but will now have to miss the first month of the season. He can still be a No. 2 tight end in some fantasy leagues. Austin Seferian-Jenkins could be the starter while Watson is out but is not a great fantasy option.
Free-agent TE Benjamin Watson (Saints) reportedly agreed to terms with the New England Patriots - the team that made him a first-round pick in 2004 - one a one-year contract worth up to $3 million on Thursday, May 9, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.
Fantasy Spin: That escalated quickly. Reports surfaced this morning that Watson had decided to un-retire and visit New England, so it looks like it only took a few hours at most to hammer something out. Now 38 years old, Watson isn't going to set the world on fire and fill the void left behind by Rob Gronkowski, but he could give Austin Seferian-Jenkins a run for his money and be worth using a matchup-based play in fantasy this season.
Free-agent TE Benjamin Watson (Saints) is visiting the New England Patriots Thursday, May 9.
Free-agent tight end Benjamin Watson, who was intending to retire after last year, is considering a return to the NFL, according to sources. Watson had 35 catches for 400 yards and two touchdowns in 16 games for New Orleans in 2018. He's unlikely to return to the Saints after they signed Jared Cook, and it's fair to wonder how much the veteran has left at this late stage of his career. Even if he signs with another team, it's unlikely that Watson will be a fantasy option in 2019.
Free-agent TE Benjamin Watson (Saints) is considering a return in 2019, according to sources, after previously stating 2018 would be his last year. Watson, whose wife is due to deliver twins next week, could return for his 16th NFL season 'under the right situation.'
Fantasy Spin: Watson isn't much of a fantasy asset at 38 years old, but a potential return to the Rob Gronkowski-less New England Patriots may give him matchup utility.