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Sammy Watkins | Wide Receiver | #14

Team: Kansas City Chiefs
Age / DOB:  (25) / 6/14/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 211
College: Clemson
Drafted: 2014 / Rd. 1 (4) / BUF
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Sammy Watkins caught 2-of-4 passes for 18 yards in Week 6 against the Patriots.
Watkins didn’t make first catch until late in the third quarter. He took a backseat to Tyreek Hill after outplaying him over the last couple weeks. There should be better days ahead from Watkins. He's a WR3 for a Week 7 matchup with the Bengals. Oct 15 - 12:03 AM

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Sammy Watkins (hamstring) is practicing in full for Week 6.

Watkins played through a questionable tag last week. This confirms he didn't have any setbacks. Coming off one of his better games, Watkins is a WR3 for Week 6.
Oct 10 - 5:56 PM

Sammy Watkins hauled in 6-of-8 targets for 78 yards in the Chiefs' Week 5 win over the Jaguars.

Watkins entered the game nursing a hamstring injury, but he looked healthy on Sunday. His biggest play of the day came when he found a hole in zone coverage for a 33-yard gain on third down in the first half. Clearly healthy and a major cog in the best offense in the league, Watkins will be an upside WR3 play next week in New England.
Oct 7 - 4:54 PM

Sammy Watkins (hamstring) is active for Week 5 against the Jaguars.

It appeared as if Watkins would miss some time after leaving last week's game with a hamstring injury, but he was able to participate all week in practice and is ready to go. Perhaps he is slightly limited, and he faces a tough matchup. Even so, he is worth using as a WR3 as a major cog in a great offense.
Oct 7 - 11:27 AM

Sammy Watkins (questionable, hamstring) is expected to play Week 5 against the Jaguars.

Watkins is ready to lace 'em up after getting in a limited week of practice. The 25-year-old should avoid Jalen Ramsey, but he still gets a difficult matchup against one of the league's premier secondaries. It's also worth noting that rain has been falling all morning in Kansas City. Even with quarterback Patrick Mahomes on an insane hot streak, Watkins is best viewed as a WR3/4 against the Jags.
Oct 7 - 8:25 AM

Sammy Watkins (hamstring) is listed as questionable for Week 5 against Jacksonville.

The Chiefs limited Watkins in practice all week. Coach Andy Reid didn't sound overly concern with his status, so it would be a surprise if Watkins didn't play. He'll be just a WR4 for a tough matchup with the Jaguars' secondary.
Oct 5 - 3:40 PM

Sammy Watkins (hamstring) remained "limited" on Thursday.

Watkins is tentatively on track to suit up after tweaking his hamstring on Thursday night, though he's never been the most predictable when it comes to injuries. Watkins would be valuable even as a decoy against the Jags' elite secondary. Attention he occupies would be attention that could not be devoted to Tyreek Hill and Chris Conley.
Oct 4 - 6:28 PM

Sammy Watkins (hamstring) is practicing Wednesday.

It's unknown in what capacity, but we would assume Watkins is limited after pulling his hamstring Monday night early in the first half and being unable to return. However, this is a promising sign for his Week 5 availability against the Jaguars where he'll be a WR4 in an extremely tough matchup.
Oct 3 - 12:55 PM

Sammy Watkins (hamstring) has been ruled out for the remainder of Week 4 against the Broncos.

He went catch-less on one target before leaving midway through the first half. On a short week ahead of Week 5 against the Jaguars, Watkins will be up against it to play. He wouldn't be a recommended play in that matchup anyway. Chris Conley and Demarcus Robinson are next up on the depth chart.
Oct 1 - 9:30 PM

Sammy Watkins exited Week 4 against the Broncos with a hamstring injury.

Watkins exited midway through the first half after catching no passes on one target. Demarcus Robinson and Chris Conley will see increased reps behind Tyreek Hill for however long Watkins is out. He's questionable to return.
Oct 1 - 9:01 PM

Sammy Watkins hauled in 5-of-8 targets for 55 yards and a touchdown in the Chiefs' Week 3 win over the 49ers.

He added another 20 yards on two carries. Watkins' role in the passing game expanded last week, and he hauled in his first touchdown with the Chiefs in this game. The score was a 12-yard reception late in the second quarter in which Watkins ran through a few tacklers. An emerging part of the best offense in the league, Watkins will be an upside WR3 next week in Denver.
Sep 23 - 5:49 PM

Sammy Watkins caught 6-of-7 targets for 100 yards in the Chiefs' Week 2 win over the Steelers, adding 31 yards on an end around.

The Chiefs made a point of getting Watkins going after his quiet Week 1, targeting him five times in the first 16 minutes. Despite the obvious intent, Watkins' usage did not feel forced. He was running fluidly in the Chiefs' high-octane attack. Watkins is going to be a feast-or-famine player behind Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce, but today serves as a good reminder of his unusual upside for a WR3/4.
Sep 16 - 5:33 PM

Sammy Watkins caught 3-of-5 targets for 21 yards in the Chiefs' Week 1 win over the Chargers.

Watkins was targeted on Patrick Mahomes' first pass of the game but ended up getting out-targeted by both Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce. That's not surprising, of course. Watkins had to contend with a few poor throws from Mahomes, though he did catch a blazing, low fastball for his second reception. Watkins is going to have big games in the Chiefs' high-octane offense, but they will be harder to see coming than Hill or Kelce's. He is best treated as a WR4 in fantasy.
Sep 9 - 8:02 PM

Sammy Watkins caught 1-of-4 targets for 15 yards in the Chiefs' third preseason game.

It's another concerning game for Watkins, who hasn't been on the same page with Pat Mahomes. Watkins caught only one of his seven targets from Mahomes and has been the clear No. 3 option behind Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce. There's some buy-low opportunity with Watkins going outside the top-30 wideouts, but his downside shouldn't be overlooked in a new offense coming off a nondescript preseason.
Aug 25 - 3:34 PM

ESPN Chiefs reporter Adam Teicher reports Sammy Watkins has had "perhaps his most productive week of practice."

Teicher's report comes the same day OC Eric Bieniemy said Watkins and Patrick Mahomes were "starting to sync." Watkins agrees. "As you see in practice, (Mahomes) threw some great balls, I caught great balls," Watkins said. "Hopefully that carries over in the game." Watkins is currently the WR30 by ADP. That feels high, though Watkins' upside in what should be a high-octane attack is undeniable.
Aug 23 - 4:40 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Patrick Mahomes
2Chad Henne
RB1Kareem Hunt
2Spencer Ware
3Damien Williams
4Darrel Williams
GLB1Kareem Hunt
2Spencer Ware
3RB1Kareem Hunt
2Damien Williams
FB1Anthony Sherman
WR11Tyreek Hill
2Chris Conley
3De'Anthony Thomas
WR21Sammy Watkins
2Demarcus Robinson
3Marcus Kemp
WR31Chris Conley
TE1Travis Kelce
2Demetrius Harris
LT1Eric Fisher
2Andrew Wylie
LG1Cameron Erving
C1Mitch Morse
2Kahlil McKenzie
RG1Jordan Devey
2Jeff Allen
3Laurent Duvernay-Tardif
RT1Mitchell Schwartz
K1Harrison Butker