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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 4-of-8 targets for 114 yards in the Chiefs' AFC Championship Game loss to the Patriots.
The 114 yards were Watkins' most in a Chiefs uniform. Watkins' ever-troublesome foot limited him to just one regular season appearance after Nov. 4, but he looked no worse for the wear during the postseason. It's unclear if Watkins will require another operation, but the early evidence suggests no. Still somehow only 26 years old (in June), Watkins will offer monster fantasy upside as a risk/reward fantasy WR3 in 2019. Jan 20 - 11:03 PM

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Sammy Watkins (foot) practiced fully on Wednesday.

It confirms Watkins didn't have any setbacks in his return last week. Watkins played 93 percent of snaps in the Divisional Round and should see another heavy workload against the Patriots.
Jan 16 - 5:51 PM

Speaking Monday, Chiefs coach Andy Reid said Sammy Watkins (foot) escaped Saturday's return without setbacks.

You never know with Watkins, but that certainly appeared to be the case as he caught 6-of-8 targets for 62 yards while playing 76-of-82 snaps. Although his practice reps will undoubtedly remain rationed, Watkins will be out there against the Patriots.
Jan 14 - 2:33 PM

Sammy Watkins caught 6-of-8 targets for 62 yards in the Chiefs' Divisional Round win over the Colts.

Watkins was far from perfect -- he dropped a first-quarter target that could have gone for a long gain and got stripped by Darius Leonard in the second half -- but Watkins most importantly looked back to full health after so much time off. He ripped a 34-yard catch and run on Kansas City's opening possession, made a one-handed catch, and was tackled at the one-yard line after a shovel pass. Watkins should be all systems go for the AFC Championship Game, making an already-dangerous Kansas City offense that much more lethal.
Jan 12 - 8:25 PM

Sammy Watkins (foot) is active for the Divisional Round against the Colts.

Watkins returns after missing six of the final seven games. His role may be limited, but Watkins' presence even as a decoy could open up a few targets for Tyreek Hill. Kelvin Benjamin is a healthy scratch with Watkins back.
Jan 12 - 3:04 PM

Sammy Watkins (foot) is expected to play in the Divisional Round against the Colts.

It's the first time Watkins will be available since Week 11. We fully expect him to be limited and return to a timeshare with Demarcus Robinson. Kelvin Benjamin will seemingly be the odd man out on Saturday, with Chris Conley likely starting alongside Tyreek Hill.
Jan 12 - 9:36 AM

Sammy Watkins (foot) is questionable for the Divisional Round against the Colts.

Coach Andy Reid has not divulged much about Watkins' status, but did say Thursday that he had a good practice. Watkins seems on track to play after missing six of the final seven games of the season. If Watkins does suit up, he will undoubtedly be on a snap count, and likely function more as a decoy than actual threat.
Jan 10 - 4:35 PM

Speaking after Sammy Watkins' (foot) limited practice on Thursday, Chiefs coach Andy Reid said "we'll see" with regards to his Divisional Round status.

Illuminating. Reid did say Watkins got "good work" in. It would appear Watkins will at least try to suit up after missing six of the final seven games of the season. His primary function would be to attract defensive attention. He would certainly be on a snap count.
Jan 10 - 2:35 PM

Sammy Watkins (foot) participated in Thursday's practice.

Watkins will likely be limited again as he was on Tuesday and Wednesday, but three practices in a row is a great sign for his availability. He will likely be limited, but Watkins' likely return is good news for Kansas City's offense.
Jan 10 - 12:57 PM

Sammy Watkins (foot) remained limited at Wednesday's practice.

He's hoping to return from a five-game absence this week. Even if Watkins gets the green light for Saturday's Divisional Round game against the Colts, DFS players should probably be looking elsewhere for receiver help.
Jan 9 - 5:31 PM

Sammy Watkins (foot) was officially limited in Tuesday's return to practice.

It was Watkins' first practice of any kind in a month. He should be considered truly day to day ahead of Saturday's Divisional Round showdown with the Colts. Even if Watkins does play, he's unlikely to be ready for anything close to his usual role.
Jan 8 - 4:56 PM

Sammy Watkins (foot) is expected to practice Tuesday.

Watkins has not practiced since suffering a setback in early December. He will almost certainly be limited on Tuesday, but getting through any work without aggravating the injury would be a step in the right direction. Getting Watkins back would be a huge boost for Kansas City's offense heading into the Divisional Round.
Jan 8 - 1:04 PM

Sammy Watkins (foot) is out for Week 17 against the Raiders.

This will be his fifth straight absence. Watkins hasn't seen the field since suffering a setback to his injured foot at practice earlier this month. The Chiefs have yet to place him on injured reserve, suggesting they believe he'll be back for the postseason.
Fri, Dec 28, 2018 03:55:00 PM

Sammy Watkins (foot) didn't practice Wednesday.

Watkins looks doubtful to return for the regular season finale. With the Chiefs likely to get a first-round bye, Watkins has a chance to be back for the Divisional Round.
Wed, Dec 26, 2018 05:24:00 PM

Sammy Watkins (foot) is out for Week 16 against the Seahawks.

As expected. Watkins hasn't practiced for two weeks and isn't expected to play until he does. Tyreek Hill should continue seeing an uptick in targets in an easily winnable matchup against Seattle's secondary on Sunday.
Fri, Dec 21, 2018 04:16:00 PM