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Sammy Watkins | Wide Receiver | #14

Team: Buffalo Bills
Age / DOB:  (23) / 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 (foot) is expected to miss his third straight practice Friday, but coach Rex Ryan is "hopeful" he travels for the team's game to New England.
Ryan still offered no assurances about Watkins' Sunday status. Most signs suggest he will miss his second straight game. Sep 29 - 2:05 PM

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Sammy Watkins (foot) is not practicing Thursday.

Watkins was expected to test out his foot either Wednesday or today, so his absence is not a great sign. It is possible he returns to the practice field Friday, but his Week 4 chances are not looking good.
Sep 29 - 11:51 AM

Sammy Watkins (foot) is not practicing Wednesday.

Watkins is expected to test his foot either today or Thursday and will then make a decision on his Week 4 status. His week isn't starting off on the right foot.
Sep 28 - 12:22 PM's Mike Garofolo reports Sammy Watkins will test out his injured foot on Wednesday or Thursday, and that it will determine his Week 4 availability.

Per Garofolo, "there are no structural issues" with Watkins' foot, and it remains "an issue of pain tolerance." Watkins tried to play through the injury on short rest in Week 2, but had a sub-par night against the Jets' leaky secondary. It sounds like Watkins will probably be listed as "DNP" on Wednesday. Even a limited session Thursday would have him tentatively on track to return against the Patriots.
Sep 27 - 5:46 PM

Coach Rex Ryan said Monday he "can't say" whether Sammy Watkins (foot) will be ready for Week 4 at New England.

Ryan said the Bills are still in "wait-and-see" mode regarding Watkins' playing availability week to week. The Bills will see how Watkins is feeling later in the week and make a decision thereafter. Watkins' injured foot was stepped on by a teammate last week. He may come down to a game-time decision.
Sep 26 - 5:08 PM

Sammy Watkins (foot) is inactive for Week 3 against the Cardinals.

Saving fantasy owners from trying to play him against Patrick Peterson. Beyond Watkins, the Bills' Week 3 inactives list is CB Ronald Darby, WR Greg Salas, LT Cordy Glenn, OL Patrick Lewis, S Colt Anderson, and QB Cardale Jones.
Sep 25 - 11:32 AM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Sammy Watkins (foot) will not play Sunday against the Cardinals.

Watkins tweeted something Saturday night suggesting he was planning on playing, but it sounds like he failed to receive medical clearance. Schefter reports the Bills will turn to one-trick speedster Marquise Goodwin opposite Robert Woods. Losing Watkins is a huge downgrade to Tyrod Taylor's outlook in an already-tough matchup. Watkins can only be considered week to week. Battling a recurring foot injury, he'll likely be week to week for the rest of the year.
Sep 25 - 7:51 AM

A Saturday night tweet from Sammy Watkins (foot, questionable) indicated he plans to play Sunday against Arizona.

The tweet -- linked below -- reads, "Ready to go out there and compete at the highest level." CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora reported earlier in the day the Bills were "still holding out some hope" Watkins would give it a go against the Cardinals, despite Rex Ryan's Friday statement that chances were "not real good" Watkins would be able to play. If Watkins does play, he'll be a low-floor WR3 option against Patrick Peterson. The Bills' offense matches up poorly with the Cardinals' defense, which can shut down No. 1 receivers and the running game. Buffalo doesn't have much beyond that.
Sep 24 - 8:58 PM

CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora reports the Bills are "still holding out some hope" Sammy Watkins (questionable, foot) can play Sunday.

It's not much of an update. Watkins will go through pre-game warmups, but signs point to him sitting out. Marquise Goodwin will start in base sets if Watkins doesn't play, with Charles Clay the favorite to lead Buffalo in targets.
Sep 24 - 5:21 PM

Coach Rex Ryan admitted chances are "not real good" that Sammy Watkins (foot, questionable) plays Week 3 against the Cardinals.

Despite having 10 days between games, Watkins isn't ready to play. He missed every practice this week after getting his surgically-repaired foot stepped on in a walkthrough earlier this week. He's officially questionable and will be a game-time decision. If he sits, the Cardinals D/ST will be an elite play.
Sep 23 - 12:16 PM

Sammy Watkins (foot) was not present for the start of practice Friday.

It's officially time to start worrying about his Week 3 availability. Watkins hasn't practiced at all this week, even after coming off a long week with 10 days between games. If Watkins doesn't play, the Bills will certainly feed LeSean McCoy at will. Charles Clay would become the default top pass-game target.
Sep 23 - 10:57 AM

Bills coach Rex Ryan said there is "some concern" Sammy Watkins (foot) will miss Week 3 against the Cardinals.

Watkins didn't practice for the second day in a row. His foot injury doesn't seem to be getting any better and at this point, sitting out might be the best thing for him. Even if he plays, Watkins has a tough matchup against ace corner Patrick Peterson. Robert Woods and Marquise Goodwin would be the featured receivers if Watkins can't get the green light.
Sep 22 - 1:56 PM

Sammy Watkins (foot) was not at the start of practice Thursday.

Watkins will likely be limited in practice all year, but there are still no indications he will sit out against the Cardinals. At less than 100 percent and expected to be shadowed by Patrick Peterson, Watkins will be a risky play this week.
Sep 22 - 11:57 AM

Cardinals CB Tyrann Mathieu confirmed that Patrick Peterson will shadow Sammy Watkins (foot) in Week 3.

Watkins is already slowed by a foot injury and now awaits a tough matchup with Peterson. New OC Anthony Lynn has vowed to get Watkins more involved but the Bills might want to think of another plan for Week 3. Watkins will be a risky WR2 this week.
Sep 21 - 5:47 PM

Sammy Watkins (foot) is not practicing Wednesday.

This is probably a rest day for Watkins as he tries to manage the pain in his surgically-repaired foot. He should return to practice Thursday or Friday and play against the Cardinals. Watkins remains an upside WR2.
Sep 21 - 11:43 AM

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QB1Tyrod Taylor
2E.J. Manuel
3Cardale Jones
RB1LeSean McCoy
2Mike Gillislee
3Reggie Bush
4Jonathan Williams
GLB1LeSean McCoy
2Mike Gillislee
3RB1LeSean McCoy
2Reggie Bush
FB1Jerome Felton
WR11Sammy Watkins
2Greg Salas
3Walter Powell
4Marcus Easley
WR21Robert Woods
2Marquise Goodwin
3Brandon Tate
4Kolby Listenbee
WR31Marquise Goodwin
TE1Charles Clay
2Jim Dray
3Nick O'Leary
LT1Cordy Glenn
2Cyrus Kouandjio
LG1Richie Incognito
2Gabe Ikard
C1Eric Wood
2Patrick Lewis
RG1John Miller
2Ryan Groy
RT1Jordan Mills
2Seantrel Henderson
K1Dan Carpenter