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Ben Watson | Tight End | #82

Team: Baltimore Ravens
Age / DOB:  (36) / 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 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. Nov 5 - 6:07 PM

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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.
Oct 27 - 12:14 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.
Oct 26 - 7:09 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
Oct 25 - 4:12 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.
Oct 25 - 4:06 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.
Oct 24 - 6:19 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.
Oct 22 - 5:10 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.
Oct 22 - 11:53 AM

Ben Watson (questionable, knee) is expected to play Week 7 against the Vikings.

Watson seems to show up on the injury report every week but has yet to miss a game this season. That theme will continue Sunday at Minnesota. Watson had some streaming appeal early in the year but has quickly faded into the abyss. You can probably find a better tight end on the waiver wire.
Oct 22 - 9:00 AM

Ben Watston (knee) is listed as questionable for Week 7 against the Vikings.

Watson should play after practicing the last two days. With the Ravens top-two receivers dealing with injuries, Watson is in line for a big Week 7 role.
Source: ESPN
Oct 20 - 2:52 PM

Ben Watston (knee) returned to practice Friday.

After sitting Wednesday and Thursday, Watson should be out there as a TE2.
Oct 20 - 12:06 PM

Ben Watson (knee) remained sidelined at Thursday's practice.

Watson is suddenly looking quite shaky for Sunday's game in Minnesota. Even if Watson does manage to suit up, he will be a last-gasp TE2.
Oct 19 - 1:10 PM

Ben Watson (knee) didn't practice Wednesday.

It's a new injury for Watson, who just got over a calf issue. The Ravens also held Maxx Williams (ankle) out of practice. Watson's status will be updated Thursday.
Source: ESPN
Oct 18 - 4:45 PM

Ben Watson caught 6-of-8 targets for 28 yards in the Ravens' Week 6 loss to the Bears.

Watson was a dump-off option for Joe Flacco, which is pretty much the only way the Ravens are able to move the ball in the passing game these days. The Ravens also lost Maxx Williams to a game-ending ankle injury, increasing Watson's involvement. Watson will be a low-end streamer when Baltimore visits Minnesota next.
Oct 15 - 5:17 PM

Ben Watson snagged two-of-four targets for two yards Sunday in the Ravens’ Week 5 win over the Raiders.

Watson also fumbled on Sunday, though luckily it tumbled out of bounds before anyone could grab it. He’s totaled just 57 yards on 10 catches since his breakout game against the Browns in Week 2 (eight catches for 91 yards). Watson won’t have much streaming appeal in Week 6, even in a plus matchup against the Bears.
Oct 8 - 9:05 PM

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QB1Joe Flacco
2Ryan Mallett
RB1Alex Collins
2Danny Woodhead
3Buck Allen
4Terrance West
GLB1Alex Collins
2Danny Woodhead
3RB1Danny Woodhead
2Buck Allen
WR11Jeremy Maclin
2Michael Campanaro
3Chris Moore
WR21Mike Wallace
2Breshad Perriman
WR31Breshad Perriman
TE1Ben Watson
2Nick Boyle
3Maxx Williams
LT1Ronnie Stanley
LG1James Hurst
C1Ryan Jensen
2Luke Bowanko
RG1Matt Skura
2Jermaine Eluemunor
RT1Austin Howard
K1Justin Tucker