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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
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Sammy Watkins finished the Bills' third preseason game without a catch.
He was targeted just once, and it was defended well by Josh Norman. Tyrod Taylor tried only five pass attempts as the Bills pulled him quickly following a sack. Watkins didn't play much, but he looked quick and explosive in the limited sample size. He's all systems go as a fantasy WR2 for Week 1. Aug 26 - 11:40 PM

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Bills coach Rex Ryan said Sammy Watkins will play Friday against the Redskins.

The Bills have been very cautious with their No. 1 receiver, but Ryan plans to get him a few snaps this week. There is no question about his availability for Week 1.
Aug 23 - 12:21 PM

Sammy Watkins (foot) will not play Saturday.

Rex Ryan said he was thinking about letting Watkins see some snaps, but there is no reason to risk the playmaker in a meaningless game. Watkins could see some work in the dress rehearsal next week.
Aug 20 - 3:12 PM

Bills coach Rex Ryan says Sammy Watkins (foot) is "ready to go," but is unsure if he'll suit up for Saturday's preseason opener.

The Bills are almost certainly going to play things safe with Watkins' health and hold him out. Ryan expects his starters to play roughly one quarter against the Colts.
Aug 11 - 5:55 PM

Bills announced Sammy Watkins (foot) passed his physical.

As did DTs Marcell Dareus and Kyle Williams. With his physical complete, Watkins should be moved off the PUP and allowed to practice, although the Bills will undoubtedly take it slow with their playmaker. Watkins will always carry injury concerns, but he brings top-five upside when on the field. He is a great pick in the third round.
Aug 8 - 9:50 AM

The Buffalo News reports the Bills are targeting next Monday for Sammy Watkins' (foot surgery) return to practice.

Watkins is a little over three months removed from going under the knife, but has oozed positivity about his recovery. There have been indications his placement on the active/PUP list was purely precautionary, and this would certainly support that. Watkins is properly priced at his WR14 ADP, but has the upside for more.
Aug 2 - 7:52 PM

Sammy Watkins (foot surgery) has passed his conditioning test.

It's obviously a step in the right direction as Watkins moves closer to practicing. ESPN's Josina Anderson reported Friday that the Bills were planning to let Watkins "loose" sometime next week. It looks like the third-year wide receiver will have a very short stay on the PUP list.
Jul 31 - 11:17 AM

ESPN's Josina Anderson reports the Bills plan to turn Sammy Watkins (foot surgery) "loose" in a week.

Watkins opened camp on the active/PUP list but that was merely a precaution. The stud wideout claims his foot is 100 percent and he should be ready to roll in about a week or so. Obviously he'll be back in plenty of time for Week 1. Watkins could be a steal at his current ADP, though he won't be a bargain for much longer now that his health is no longer a question mark.
Jul 29 - 3:54 PM

Bills placed WR Sammy Watkins (foot surgery) on the active/PUP list.

It's a formality until Watkins is cleared for full-squad practices. Watkins recently suggested he is nearing 100 percent health, and he may only spend a few days on active/PUP. He's an upside pick in the third round of fantasy drafts.
Jul 29 - 1:34 PM

Sammy Watkins (foot) suggested he is nearing 100 percent.

"As far as sprinting and stuff I’m moving and doing that 100 percent," said Watkins. "Any explosiveness I’m doing that. I’m doing the cuts, but certain things are full speed and certain things aren’t." Watkins said he is still not comfortable with speed cuts, but it is pretty clear he will be ready to go full tilt fairly early in camp. The Bills will likely limit their star playmaker throughout the preseason to avoid any setbacks, but there is little doubt he will be ready Week 1.
Jul 25 - 9:25 AM

Sammy Watkins said he is "right where [he] needs to be" in his recovery from offseason foot surgery.

Watkins does not know when he will get back on the field or how much work he will do in training camp, but it has been clear for several weeks his recovery is trending in the right direction. The Bills will likely take it slow with their playmaker, but it is possible he sees action in the preseason. Unless he suffers a setback, Watkins should be good to go for Week 1.
Source: ESPN
Jul 19 - 11:47 AM

Sammy Watkins (foot) posted a video of himself running in a straight line on Friday.

It's Watkins simply running a 25-yard sprint, but noteworthy with training camp still a couple weeks away. He shed his walking boot last month and has stayed in Buffalo the entirety of the offseason to rehab. Watkins has said that he expects to be ready early in training camp. The Bills aren't going to push him and could sit him out the whole preseason so he's 100 percent come Week 1.
Jul 8 - 11:48 AM

In an interview with ESPN's Vaughn McClure, Sammy Watkins (foot) was noncommittal about his status for training camp.

Last week Watkins was adamant he would be ready for the start of training camp. Now he seems to be backing off that assertion. "Hopefully I'll be back," said Watkins. "If not, then cool. Get ready for the first game." Watkins admitted he hasn't run in 3-4 weeks but said he's "just being safe." Watkins is still on track for Week 1 but that's only if he doesn't encounter any setbacks.
Jun 26 - 12:39 PM

Sammy Watkins said he is staying in Buffalo all summer to rehab his surgically-repaired foot.

Over the weekend, Watkins said he plans to be ready early in training camp, and he appears to be doing everything in his power to make good on that promise. He also is focusing on staying healthy after being constantly limited his first two seasons. "The important part is getting on the field and staying healthy," Watkins said. "Once I figure my body out and do the assessment I need to do, I’ll figure out what type of food, everything I need to do to keep myself on the field." The fourth-best fantasy receiver over the final nine weeks last year, Watkins will be a huge value if he is able to get and stay healthy.
Jun 20 - 11:00 AM

Sammy Watkins (foot surgery) told TSN in Canada that he expects to be ready early in training camp.

Watkins stated in early June that "nobody knows" when he'll be healed following surgery to repair stress fractures in his left foot. Now out of his walking boot, Watkins is changing his tune. "For training camp, I think I’ll definitely be available," he said. "I might sit out 2-3 days. ... The goal is to come back and be prepared for training camp." Watkins did reiterate that "there's really no timetable." Despite the concerning injury and subsequent surgery, Watkins' Average Draft Position hasn't moved much. He's a third-round pick pretty much across the board.
Source: TSN Canada
Jun 19 - 7:21 PM

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3RB1LeSean McCoy
2Reggie Bush
FB1Jerome Felton
2Glenn Gronkowski
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3Greg Little
4Marcus Easley
5Jarrett Boykin
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3Walter Powell
4Kolby Listenbee
5Dezmin Lewis
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2Jim Dray
3Blake Annen
4Nick O'Leary
LT1Cordy Glenn
2Cyrus Kouandjio
3Justin Renfrow
4Chris Martin
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2Cyril Richardson
3Jamison Lalk
C1Eric Wood
2Fernando Velasco
3Robert Kugler
RG1John Miller
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