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Sammy Watkins | Wide Receiver | #14

Team: Buffalo Bills
Age / DOB:  (22) / 6/14/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 211
College: Clemson
Drafted: 2014 / Rd. 1 (4) / BUF
Contract: view contract details

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Sammy Watkins was not present at the start of voluntary workouts Monday.
Watkins is not believed to be dealing with an injury, and the absence is not contract related with only two years of his rookie deal in the books. Watkins is likely just working out on his own. DT Kyle Williams (knee) and OT Seantrel Henderson (Crohn's disease) were also absent. Apr 18 - 12:27 PM

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In his nine full games after publicly calling for the ball, Sammy Watkins averaged 8.9 targets for 5.4 catches, 100 yards, and a touchdown per game.

This is a stat courtesy of Ty Dunne of the Buffalo News. Watkins looked headed for another season of disappointing performance before going on an absolute tear down the stretch, during which Watkins took some of the NFL's best corners to school. Darrelle Revis simply could not cover Watkins in Sunday's Week 17 upset of the Jets. Watkins arguably should be valued in the high-end WR2 to low-end WR1 range heading into 2016.
Jan 4 - 12:03 PM

Sammy Watkins secured 11-of-15 targets for 136 yards in the Bills' Week 17 upset of the Jets.

He torched Darrelle Revis soundly and repeatedly in this one, and was Buffalo's entire offense after Karlos Williams (knee) left. Riddled with early-season injuries, Watkins appeared ticketed for a disappointing sophomore campaign before going bonkers in the season's second half. After the Bills' Week 8 bye, Watkins topped 80 yards in seven of Buffalo's final nine games with seven touchdowns during that span. He finished 2015 averaging 18 yards per catch after managing 15.1 YPR as a rookie. Although the Bills will remain a run-first team under Rex Ryan, Watkins has showed capable of posting monster games on limited volume. Still only 22 years old, Watkins will be a high-ceiling WR2 pick in 2016 fantasy drafts and remains squarely in "buy" territory in Dynasty formats.
Jan 3 - 4:52 PM

Sammy Watkins caught 5-of-6 targets for 84 yards in Buffalo's Week 16 win over Dallas.

Watkins was the only pass-game option with Charles Clay, Robert Woods, and LeSean McCoy all sidelined. He got most of his yards early, and was shut down in the second half. It's the first time Watkins hasn't scored since Week 11. Watkins will remain a WR2 for Week 17 against the Jets.
Sun, Dec 27, 2015 04:44:00 PM

Sammy Watkins said the players in Buffalo need to "take more accountability" for their actions.

"This needs to be a players-driven team," Watkins said. "At the end of the day, the coaches, all they can do is call the plays. ... And we need more leaders. I need to step up and lead a little bit more and I put that on myself. We just need to come out each week and, as a team, forget the coaches. We need to be a team and come together and talk and communicate more. And we need to win." Despite the bravado and bluster before the season from Rex Ryan, the Bills failed to reach the postseason for the 16th season in a row. Ryan said there could be "drastic changes" following the season, and Watkins sounds like he will welcome those. The first move will likely be the release of LE Mario Williams, who has consistently expressed discontent with Ryan's defense. GM Doug Whaley could be out the door as well.
Mon, Dec 21, 2015 11:05:00 AM

Sammy Watkins caught 5-of-10 targets for 111 yards and two touchdowns in the Bills' 35-25, Week 15 loss to the Redskins.

Watkins ran right by college teammate CB Bashaud Breeland for a 48-yard deep-ball touchdown on a go route in the third quarter for his first score. Later, in the fourth quarter, with the game well in hand, Watkins padded his stats with a 20-yard touchdown catch on a similar go-type route from 20 yards out, catching the ball in the back of the end zone and tapping both feet in bounds. In the second quarter, Watkins was also targeted in the end zone on a 4th-and-1 fade, but Tyrod Taylor badly threw the ball over Watkins' head, not giving his receiver a chance. Despite missing a lot of time with injuries earlier in the year, Watkins now has nine scores. He'll be a WR2 in a slow-pace game against the Cowboys in Week 16.
Sun, Dec 20, 2015 04:27:00 PM

Sammy Watkins caught 5-of-12 targets for 81 yards and a touchdown Week 14 against the Eagles.

Watkins looked destined for a big day after hauling in a 47-yard touchdown in the first quarter, but Tyrod Taylor just missed him on a big play later in the half and the Bills offense struggled to move the ball consistently after the break. Watkins did not help matters with at least two drops. Despite the inefficient day, Watkins saw double-digit targets for the second time in three games and has scored in three straight. He will be a back-end WR1 in a good matchup next week with the Redskins.
Sun, Dec 13, 2015 05:32:00 PM

Sammy Watkins secured 3-of-4 targets for 109 yards and a touchdown in the Bills' Week 13 win over the Texans.

Watkins remains criminally underutilized, but he made his targets count in this one. Watkins repeatedly torched Texans rookie RCB Kevin Johnson, including on his early-game three-yard touchdown. With the Eagles on deck, expect red-hot Watkins to be one of the most popular fantasy plays of Week 14.
Sun, Dec 6, 2015 04:54:00 PM

Sammy Watkins caught 6-of-10 targets for 158 yards and two touchdowns in the Bills' Week 12 loss to the Chiefs.

Watkins did all of his damage in the first half, as he saw nine looks before the break. Mysteriously, he wasn't being featured in the second half, as the Chiefs paid him more attention after RCB Sean Smith took a beating at the hands of the second-year receiver in the opening 30 minutes. Tyrod Taylor was literally just throwing passes up into Watkins' direction, and Watkins was winning every time in contested situations. His first touchdown was a 28-yard score that Taylor dropped into the bucket, and the second one came from 21 yards out where Watkins physically dominated Smith at the goal line and plucked the ball out of the air as Smith tumbled to the ground. The Bills need to get Watkins double-digit targets each week. He'll be a WR2/3 next week against Houston.
Sun, Nov 29, 2015 05:31:00 PM

Bills coach Rex Ryan acknowledges Sammy Watkins needs to be getting more targets.

Watkins has only six catches for 53 scoreless yards over his last two games. "We got to really look at that," Ryan said, stating the obvious. "He's too good of a playmaker not to get more looks." Ryan said Tyrod Taylor could start "(forcing) the issue" because of Watkins' talent. The Bills are headed for their 16th straight season out of the playoffs.
Tue, Nov 24, 2015 04:17:00 PM

Sammy Watkins caught 3-of-6 targets for 39 yards in the Bills' Week 11 loss to the Patriots on Monday night.

Watkins didn't even see a first-half target and was held without a catch the first three quarters. Malcolm Butler shadowed him all night, but coach Rex Ryan seemed puzzled about Watkins not seeing many looks. He was fourth on the team in targets. Tyrod Taylor missed him badly on a couple deep balls, and Watkins made his first catch of the night on a one-handed grab on a ball thrown well behind him. The game ended with Watkins making a 16-yard catch and going out of bounds with two seconds left on the game clock. The refs had a horrible night and mysteriously called for the clock to keep running on the play. Watkins is a good bet to be fed next week against the Chiefs, but it's not a great matchup, especially with Taylor being so erratic of late.
Tue, Nov 24, 2015 12:58:00 AM

Sammy Watkins caught 3-of-7 targets for 14 yards in Buffalo's Week 10 win over the Jets.

Watkins got the better of Darrelle Revis more than once, but was largely contained. His night could have been much bigger, but he made a mistake on the first snap of the game. Watkins absolutely smoked Revis deep, but mistimed his jump on a pass that could have been better from Tyrod Taylor. Watkins also committed a couple of drops. The good news is, his ankle was in no way an issue, and he avoided setbacks. Watkins will be back in the WR2 conversation against the Patriots in Week 11.
Fri, Nov 13, 2015 12:23:00 AM

Sammy Watkins (ankle) is active for Buffalo's Week 10 game against the Jets.

It's good news for Tyrod Taylor, though Watkins' primary function at less than 100 percent could be drawing Darrelle Revis' coverage away from Taylor's other receivers. Watkins is a boom-or-bust WR3 for fantasy purposes despite having a monster Week 9.
Thu, Nov 12, 2015 07:02:00 PM

Sammy Watkins (ankle) is probable for Week 10 against the Jets.

Watkins will likely draw Darrelle Revis' shadow coverage Thursday night, but it's not been typical lockdown Revis coverage from years past. Watkins is a back-end WR3 play with a high ceiling, yet ultra-low floor.
Wed, Nov 11, 2015 01:54:00 PM

Sammy Watkins (ankle) was "limited" in Tuesday's practice.

Watkins appears on track for Thursday's game against the Jets, but at seemingly far less than 100 percent against Darrelle Revis, he'll be a hard sell as a top-36 option.
Tue, Nov 10, 2015 01:24:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Tyrod Taylor
2E.J. Manuel
3Cardale Jones
RB1LeSean McCoy
2Karlos Williams
3Mike Gillislee
4Jonathan Williams
5James Wilder Jr.
GLB1Karlos Williams
2LeSean McCoy
3RB1LeSean McCoy
2Karlos Williams
FB1Jerome Felton
2Glenn Gronkowski
WR11Sammy Watkins
2Leonard Hankerson
3Jarrett Boykin
4Marcus Easley
5Dezmin Lewis
WR21Robert Woods
2Greg Salas
3Marquise Goodwin
4Kolby Listenbee
5Greg Little
WR31Greg Salas
TE1Charles Clay
2Jim Dray
3Chris Gragg
4Nick O'Leary
5Blake Annen
LT1Cordy Glenn
2Cyrus Kouandjio
3Keith Lumpkin
LG1Richie Incognito
2Cyril Richardson
3Jamison Lalk
C1Eric Wood
2Fernando Velasco
3Robert Kugler
RG1John Miller
2Ryan Groy
RT1Jordan Mills
2Seantrel Henderson
3Marquis Lucas
K1Dan Carpenter
2Jordan Gay
3Marshall Morgan