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Ben Watson | Tight End | #82

Team: Baltimore Ravens
Age / DOB:  (37) / 12/18/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 251
College: Georgia
Drafted: 2004 / Rd. 1 (32) / NE
Contract: view contract details

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Ben Watson caught 7-of-10 targets for 61 yards in Week 17 against the Bengals.
It ends a solid age-37 season for Watson. Despite dealing with multiple injuries, Watson played in every game and managed a 61/522/4 line. Watson is a free agent, but could retire this offseason. If Watson returns, his 2018 value will depend on where he signs. Sun, Dec 31, 2017 08:34:00 PM

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Ben Watson caught 5-of-6 targets for 40 yards in the Ravens' Week 16 win over the Colts.

Watson's missed connection was a drop. The ageless tight end — he turned 37 on Monday — will be a low-end TE2 for Week 17 against the Bengals.
Sat, Dec 23, 2017 07:46:00 PM

Ben Watson caught all four of his targets for 74 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's Week 15 win over the Browns.

Watson has loved playing his old team this season. In two games versus the Browns, Watson reeled in 12-of-12 targets for 165 yards and a touchdown. His score came on a 33-yard crossing route in the second quarter, his longest touchdown reception since 2011 when he was with the Browns. Watson will be a TE2 option next week against the Colts.
Sun, Dec 17, 2017 04:47:00 PM

Ben Watson was held without a catch in Week 14 against the Steelers.

He had just one target. It's a step back after Watson found the end-zone last week. Watson should be avoided for a Week 15 matchup with Cleveland.
Mon, Dec 11, 2017 12:36:00 AM

Ben Watson caught 3-of-5 targets for 25 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's Week 13 win over the Lions.

Watson's third touchdown on the season was a 1-yard catch set up by a long Mike Wallace reception. Of his three scores on the year, this was actually his first from Joe Flacco. Outside of catching another short touchdown, Watson is not a fantasy option in Week 14 against the Steelers.
Sun, Dec 3, 2017 05:00:00 PM

Ben Watson caught all three of his targets for 29 yards in the Ravens' Week 12 win over the Texans.

Watson has now caught all four of his targets for 62 yards the past two games since Danny Woodhead returned from I.R. Woodhead's return coupled with Joe Flacco's ineptitude has taken Watson off the fantasy map.
Tue, Nov 28, 2017 12:06:00 AM

Ben Watson caught one pass for 33 yards in Week 11 against the Packers.

It was his only target. Watson was mostly used as a blocker in a run-heavy game. He'll be a TE2 for a Week 12 matchup with the Texans.
Sun, Nov 19, 2017 04:55:00 PM

Ben Watson corralled seven-of-10 targets for 41 yards Sunday in the Ravens’ Week 9 loss to the Titans.

His 10 targets were a season-high. It was a days of peaks and valley for Watson. He made a leaping 16-yard catch for his longest gain of the afternoon in the fourth quarter but was also the intended receiver on the second of Joe Flacco’s two interceptions. Watson burst onto the fantasy scene with a 91-yard breakout against the Browns in Week 2 but has averaged just 24.3 yards in seven games since. He’ll be in the TE2 conversation against the Packers after Baltimore’s bye in Week 10.
Sun, Nov 5, 2017 06:07:00 PM

Ben Watson caught 2-of-4 targets for six yards and a touchdown in the Ravens' Week 8 win over the Dolphins.

Watson put Kiko Alonso on skates on his two-yard touchdown in the second quarter. Watson has been chipping in as needed for the Ravens' woeful offense, but it isn't translating to more than low-end TE2 value in fantasy.
Fri, Oct 27, 2017 12:14:00 AM

Ben Watson (knee) is active for Week 8 against the Dolphins.

With Mike Wallace (concussion) sidelined, Watson will be needed for heavy targets on Thursday Night Football. He's a plug-and-play TE2.
Thu, Oct 26, 2017 07:09:00 PM

ESPN's Jamison Hensley reports Ben Watson (questionable, knee) could miss Week 8 against Miami.

Watson has been dealing with a calf issue the last few games, but didn't practice this week with a knee injury. It sounds like there's some concern over his status after Baltimore signed TE Gavin Escobar. Nick Boyle would start if Watson sits.
Source: ESPN
Wed, Oct 25, 2017 04:12:00 PM

Ben Watson (knee) is questionable for Week 8 against the Dolphins.

At 36 years old, Watson didn't practice early this week on what is a short week ahead of Thursday night's game. He'll be a TE1/2.
Wed, Oct 25, 2017 04:06:00 PM

Ben Watson (knee) was held out of Tuesday's practice.

The Ravens have been sharply rationing Watson's practice reps. Even on a short week, he should be good to go against the Dolphins.
Tue, Oct 24, 2017 06:19:00 PM

Ben Watson caught 5-of-5 targets for 38 yards in the Ravens' Week 7 loss to the Vikings.

With Baltimore's wideout corps all kinds of beat up, Watson led the team in receiving yards as Joe Flacco threw for just 186. Watson has been a low-upside, PPR-specific streamer option throughout the year. He will remain that in Week 8 against the Dolphins' leaky tight end coverage.
Sun, Oct 22, 2017 05:10:00 PM

Ben Watson (knee) is active for Week 7 against the Vikings.

He was listed as questionable, but Watson was always expected to play. He could see more usage than usual this week due to Baltimore's wide receiver injuries.
Sun, Oct 22, 2017 11:53:00 AM

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4Kenneth Dixon
5John Crockett
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2Buck Allen
3RB1Danny Woodhead
2Buck Allen
FB1Patrick Ricard
2Ricky Ortiz
WR11Jeremy Maclin
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3Tim White
WR21Chris Moore
2Breshad Perriman
WR31Breshad Perriman
TE1Nick Boyle
2Maxx Williams
3Vince Mayle
4Darren Waller
LT1Ronnie Stanley
2Stephane Nembot
LG1Alex Lewis
2Maurquice Shakir
3Nico Siragusa
C1Matt Skura
2Brandon Kublanow
RG1Marshal Yanda
2Jermaine Eluemunor
RT1Austin Howard
2Andrew Donnal
3Steven Moore
K1Justin Tucker