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FFL: Preseason | NFL: Week 1

WR KAN

College: Clemson | 7 years
Height: 6'1" | Weight: 211 lbs
Birth Date: 6/14/1993
2020 Bye Week: 12

Total Pts: 139.5
Avg Pts: 8.72
Rank: 50 WR

Free Agent

Fantasy Week
Pts
Scoring
Week 146.80Sammy Watkins 198 receiving yds (19.80 pts)
Sammy Watkins 68 yd TD reception (6.00 pts)
Sammy Watkins 49 yd TD reception (6.00 pts)
Sammy Watkins 3 yd TD reception (6.00 pts)
Sammy Watkins 9 receptions (9.00 pts)
Week 210.90Sammy Watkins 49 receiving yds (4.90 pts)
Sammy Watkins 6 receptions (6.00 pts)
Week 311.40Sammy Watkins 64 receiving yds (6.40 pts)
Sammy Watkins 5 receptions (5.00 pts)
Week 47.40Sammy Watkins 54 receiving yds (5.40 pts)
Sammy Watkins 1 fumble lost (-1.00 pts)
Sammy Watkins 3 receptions (3.00 pts)
Week 5
Week 6
Week 7
Week 89.50Sammy Watkins 45 receiving yds (4.50 pts)
Sammy Watkins 5 receptions (5.00 pts)
Week 913.30Sammy Watkins 63 receiving yds (6.30 pts)
Sammy Watkins 7 receptions (7.00 pts)
Week 1010.10Sammy Watkins 12 rushing yds (1.20 pts)
Sammy Watkins 39 receiving yds (3.90 pts)
Sammy Watkins 5 receptions (5.00 pts)
Week 114.60Sammy Watkins 26 receiving yds (2.60 pts)
Sammy Watkins 2 receptions (2.00 pts)
Week 12
Week 130.00
Playoff Week 19.00Sammy Watkins 50 receiving yds (5.00 pts)
Sammy Watkins 4 receptions (4.00 pts)
Playoff Week 29.90Sammy Watkins 49 receiving yds (4.90 pts)
Sammy Watkins 1 receiving 2XP (2.00 pts)
Sammy Watkins 3 receptions (3.00 pts)
Playoff Week 34.80Sammy Watkins 28 receiving yds (2.80 pts)
Sammy Watkins 2 receptions (2.00 pts)
Player Notes
Apr 3 12:20pm ET

The Kansas City Chiefs and wide receiver Sammy Watkins agreed to a restructured contract that will keep him with the team for at least another season. It will lower his salary cap number and he can earn a maximum of $16 million in 2020, according to a source. The one-year deal has a base salary of $9 million, and the move creates $5 million in cap space for the Chiefs. Watkins had 52 catches for 673 yards and three touchdowns in 14 games in the regular season, but he came on once again in the postseason on the way to a Super Bowl championship. The 26-year-old has just one 1,000-yard receiving season in his six years in the league after being the fourth overall pick of the Bills in 2014. Watkins can have some big games in KC's offense, but they'll be few and far between.

From RotoBaller

Apr 3 10:43am ET

Updating an earlier report, Kansas City Chiefs WR Sammy Watkins can earn $750,000 for each of the following: eight touchdowns and a playoff berth; 65 catches and a playoff berth and 800 yards receiving with a playoff berth. He can earn $1.25 million for each of the following: an AFC Championship Game win with 50 percent of the snaps played; 65 catches with an AFC Championship win and 800 yards receiving with an AFC Championship win.

From TheHuddle

Apr 3 8:13am ET

Kansas City Chiefs WR Sammy Watkins (Chiefs) restructured his contract Friday, April 3, which was a one-year deal worth $9 million and could reach $16 million with incentives. The move creates $5 million in salary cap space.

Fantasy Spin: Watkins had a 52-673-3 season for the Super Bowl champs, and he'll just turn 27 in June. He hasn't played 16 games since his rookie season six years ago, but he'll be a flex option in good matchups. Target him as a WR4.

From TheHuddle

Feb 25 1:40pm ET

Kansas City Chiefs general manager Brett Veach said it's unlikely that the team will retain wide receiver Sammy Watkins under his current deal. Watkins is scheduled to make $14 million in 2020. The Chiefs will meet with Watkins' representatives this week. The 26-year-old came up big in the postseason each of the last two years with KC, but has been very mediocre each of the last two regular seasons with the Chiefs. Watkins had 52 catches for 673 yards and three touchdowns for a career-low 12.9 yards per catch in 14 games in 2019. Even in the Chiefs explosive offense with Patrick Mahomes throwing him passes, Watkins was an inconsistent WR4 for fantasy owners.

From RotoBaller

Feb 25 1:33pm ET

Kansas City Chiefs WR Sammy Watkins will likely have to rework his deal in order to return to the team, according to general manager Brett Veach. Watkins is expected to make $14 million next season.

Fantasy Spin: Watkins had a 52-673-3 line last season and has some WR4 viability, but he's unlikely to be a consistent fantasy contributor.

From TheHuddle

Feb 6 2:03pm ET

Kansas City Chiefs WR Sammy Watkins isn't likely to accept a pay cut from his $14 million salary if he were to be asked, in the opinion of ESPN NFL analyst Jeremy Fowler.

Fantasy Spin: Even though Watkins had a strong postseason with 14 catches for 288 yards and a TD on 18 targets, he was non-factor for most of the regular season following his nine-catch, 198-yard, three-TD debut in Week 1. We shall see if the Chiefs come asking for a restructured deal this offseason.

From TheHuddle

Feb 6 12:03am ET

Kansas City Chiefs WR Sammy Watkins intends to play next season but told Sirius XM NFL Radio that he will look to take some 'down time.' 'I'm really focused on my health....mental health,' Watkins added.

Fantasy Spin: Watkins played very well in the postseason after doing little following an explosive three-score Week 1. His cap number for next season is reportedly $21 million, however, making it highly probable he will not return for the final year of his deal with the Chiefs. Watkins sounded as if he has a number of goals he would like to reach in the near future, so it sounds as though he'll be ready for a few more seasons so long as he gets enough time to decompress psychologically and recover physically.

From TheHuddle

Feb 5 11:00pm ET

Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Sammy Watkins said that he plans to play in 2020, but that he might need some down time after winning the Super Bowl this year and having a deep playoff run with the Chiefs last year. "I'm really focused on my health....mental health," Watkins said. The former first-round pick of the Bills is a candidate for a pay cut if he wants to remain in Kansas City, as he's owed $14 million in 2020. If the Chiefs were to move on, they'd take only $7 million dead salary cap money. Given Watkins' subpar regular season play the last two years, the Chiefs are more likely to trade or release Watkins. But it's clear that he has no intentions of retiring. Wherever Watkins is playing in 2020, he'll be a boom-or-bust WR4/flex for fantasy owners.

From RotoBaller

Feb 5 2:33pm ET

Kansas City Chiefs WR Sammy Watkins said he plans to play next season but may skip some offseason workouts for his mental health and to spend time with his family.

Fantasy Spin: The Chiefs want to keep Watkins, but he may be released because of his salary cap hit. Watkins had a solid regular season and played very well in the playoffs, so he should be a starting receiver for a team in 2020. He can be a No. 3 receiver or weekly flex option in fantasy leagues.

From TheHuddle

Feb 4 9:50pm ET

The Kansas City Chiefs would like to bring wide receiver Sammy Watkins back in 2020. Watkins is only 26 years old and has had big performances for the Chiefs the last two postseasons, including going over 100 yards with a score in the AFC Championship against the Titans this year and his five-catch, 98-yard effort in the Super Bowl, but the issue will be money. He's due $14 million in the final year of his contract next season with a salary cap number of $21 million, so the Chiefs might ask him to take a pay cut in order to keep him around. All three of Watkins' touchdowns in the regular season came in the opener, and he failed to top 64 yards in any regular season game after that despite Tyreek Hill missing time with injury. Even if he stays in KC with Patrick Mahomes, Watkins will be an unreliable, boom-or-bust fantasy wideout.

From RotoBaller

Feb 4 8:23pm ET

Kansas City Chiefs WR Sammy Watkins is a player the Chiefs hope to bring back next season even though he is scheduled to make $14 million in 2020.

Fantasy Spin: Watkins was a big part of the passing game during the playoffs and posted 288 yards and one touchdown in three playoff games. He likely will continue to be a starting receiver if he remains with the Chiefs and can be a No. 3 receiver or flex option in fantasy leagues.

From TheHuddle

Feb 2 10:33pm ET

Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes completed 26 of his 42 passes for 286 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions, and he rushed nine times for 29 yards and a touchdown in a 31-20 win over the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl LIV Sunday, Feb. 2. RB Damien Williams rushed 17 times for 104 yards and a touchdown and caught four passes for 29 yards and a score. WR Tyreek Hill caught nine of his 16 targets for 105 yards, WR Sammy Watkins hauled in five passes for 98 yards, and TE Travis Kelce caught all six of his targets for 43 yards and a touchdown. SS Bashaud Breeland finished with a team-high seven tackles, including two tackles for loss, and a pass defensed.

From TheHuddle

Jan 30 5:23pm ET

Kansas City Chiefs WR Sammy Watkins said Thursday, Jan. 30, he may sit out the 2020 season, if the Chiefs beat the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl LIV Sunday, Feb. 2. 'I don't know what I'm going to do. If we win it, I might chill out. I might sit out a year. You just never know,' Watkins said. 'Not retiring, but I might just want to rest up and chill. I don't know. I don't want to say I'm going to do something, but you never know. I might want to go somewhere else and create another Super Bowl team. So it's just all about how I'm feeling.' Watkins carries a cap hit of $21 million for the 2020 season, the final year of his current contract.

Fantasy Spin: The sixth-year pro caught 52 of 90 targets for 673 yards and three touchdowns in the regular season, but all three scores and 198 of those yards came in Week 1. He next topped 100 yards and found the end zone in the AFC Championship Game against the Tennessee Titans. He's a risky WR4 if he does return for the final year of his contract.

From TheHuddle

Jan 30 1:00pm ET

Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Sammy Watkins, who is set to count $21 million against the salary cap with a base salary of $13.75 million (none of it guaranteed) in 2020, understands that the team may approach him about a pay cut or just cut him outright. The Chiefs would save $14 million in cap space with $7 million in dead money if they cut Watkins after the Super Bowl. The former fourth overall pick would be open to considering a pay cut if it kept him in town. Watkins produced a 1,000-yard season in his second year in the league, but he's become more of a complementary weapon at this stage of his career and is the third receiving option, at best, for KC, although he did step up in the AFC Championship for seven catches, 114 yards and a touchdown. The 100-yard game was just the second of the season for Watkins, with the other coming in the season opener when he scored three touchdowns against Jacksonville.

From RotoBaller

Jan 19 8:20pm ET

Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Sammy Watkins was able to finally find the end zone for the first time since Week 1. It's been a tough season for Watkins, but at least he was able to do damage when it mattered most. Watkins hauled in seven receptions for 114 yards and a touchdown in the victory over the Tennessee Titans. Watkins caught a 60-yard touchdown that basically sealed the Chiefs ticket to Super Bowl 54. It's been impossible to trust Watkins this season, but maybe he's finally turning the corner.

From RotoBaller

Jan 19 6:23pm ET

Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes completed 23-for-35, passing for 294 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions Sunday, Jan. 19, against the Tennessee Titans in the AFC Championship Game. He also ran for 53 yards and a touchdown. RB Damien Williams rushed 17 times for 45 yards and a touchdown, adding five receptions for 44 yards. WR Tyreek Hill caught five of seven targets for 67 yards and two touchdowns, while WRs Sammy Watkins paced the team with seven catches on 10 looks, 114 yards and a touchdown. TE Travis Kelce was held to three catches for 30 yards on four targets. SS Tyrann Mathieu led all Chiefs with nine total tackles (six solo), chipping in a pass deflection.

From TheHuddle

Jan 18 4:50pm ET

Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Sammy Watkins has been tough to watch all season long. He started off the year with a three touchdown performance, but it was downhill after that. Watkins was only targeted more than five times in a game once over the last five games. Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce have taken over the passing attack in Kansas City. Watkins was able to haul in five receptions for 39 yards during his regular season matchup against the Titans. DFS players shouldn't expect a better performance out of Watkins this time around.

From RotoBaller

Jan 13 10:33pm ET

Kansas City Chiefs WR Sammy Watkins is scheduled to carry a league-high charge of $21 million against the 2020 salary cap. Releasing him will save $14 million against the cap.

Fantasy Spin: After Watkins basically disappeared following a three-score Week 1, it's unlikely the Chiefs have any interesting in keeping him around, and especially not at such a huge cap charge. This offense has several young wideouts waiting for their chance to shine, so expect the veteran journeyman to continue his career elsewhere in 2020.

From TheHuddle

Jan 12 8:20pm ET

Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Sammy Watkins didn't see much action versus the Houston Texans, but made an impact when called upon. Watkins caught both of his targets for 76 yards and a 14 yard rushing attempt. Travis Kelce was a one man wrecking crew on Sunday. The Chiefs didn't need big performances from Tyreek Hill or Watkins. The Titans allowed five receptions for 39 yards to Watkins during their Week 10 matchup. They will look to limit Watkins once again during their AFC Championship battle.

From RotoBaller

Jan 12 6:43pm ET

Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes completed 23-of-35 passes for 321 yards, five touchdowns and no interceptions in Sunday's AFC Divisional Round win over the Houston Texans. He also led the team with 53 rushing yards on seven attempts. RB Damien Williams ran 12 times for 47 yards with two touchdowns, while adding two grabs for 21 yards and a third score. TE Travis Kelce had a monster game with 10 grabs, 134 yards and three touchdowns. WR Sammy Watkins had two grabs for 76 yards and he added 14 rushing yards. WR Tyreek Hill ran three times for 41 yards with a four-yard run and one lost fumble. WR Mecole Hardman was good for two receptions and 19 yards, while WR Demarcus Robinson ended his day with one catch for four yards on four targets.

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
NFL Week
OppPtsRecRec
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Rec
TDs
Rec
Tgt
100
Yds
Rush
Att
Rush
Yds
Rush
TDs
Fum
Lost
2019 Season139.5052673390121201
Week 1@JAC46.80919831100000
Week 2@OAK10.9064901300000
Week 3BAL11.405640800000
Week 4@DET7.403540600001
Week 5IND0.00000000000
Week 6HOU0.00000000000
Week 7@DEN0.00000000000
Week 8GNB9.505450800000
Week 9MIN13.3076301000000
Week 10@TEN10.1053909021200
Week 11@LAC4.602260300000
Week 12bye
Week 13OAK0.00000300000
Week 14@NWE9.004500800000
Week 15DEN9.903490400000
Week 16@CHI4.802280500000
Week 17LAC1.80180200000
DivisionalHOU10.9027602011400
ChampionshipTEN24.40711411000000
SuperbowlSFO14.805980600000