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Sammy Watkins | Wide Receiver

Team: Buffalo Bills
Age / DOB:  (21) / 6/14/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 211
College: Clemson
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Sammy Watkins (groin) practiced in full Wednesday.
It's a new "injury" for Watkins, but not one that will affect his availability for Week 8 against the Jets. In a tasty matchup with Kyle Orton, Watkins is a WR2. Oct 22 - 2:20 PM

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Sammy Watkins had nine catches for 122 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's Week 7 comeback win over the Vikings.

Watkins was matched up with Xavier Rhodes for most of the game, but beat Captain Munnerlyn for one of his touchdowns. He scored on a two-yard pass from Kyle Orton to give the Bills a win on the final play of the game. After being held in check by Darrelle Revis last week, Watkins was targeted 14 times and back to being the clear featured receiver. Watkins will be on the WR2 radar for Week 8 against the Jets.
Oct 19 - 5:12 PM

Sammy Watkins was limited to two catches for 27 yards in Sunday's Week 6 loss to the Patriots.

Watkins was shadowed by Darrelle Revis for the entire game. He wasn't targeted in first half, and didn't make his first catch until midway through the third quarter. Watkins should be more reliable going forward. He'll remain a low-end WR3 in Week 7 against the Vikings.
Oct 12 - 5:41 PM

Sammy Watkins expects to be shadowed by Darrelle Revis Sunday.

Revis has been doing more shadowing lately, eliminating Greg Jennings in Week 2 and doing a reasonable job on A.J. Green in Week 5. Watkins is trending up in a big way with E.J. Manuel benched and Kyle Orton in, but a rookie vs. Revis is a major concern for the box score. "We actually found he's gonna be following me around the field, so I'm gonna have to be prepared for his jams," Watkins said. Perhaps Sammy owners can cling to hope in Dwayne Bowe's Week 4 performance (5-81-0).
Source: ESPN.com
Oct 9 - 9:06 AM

Sammy Watkins has been removed from the Week 6 injury report.

Watkins is fully recovered from his rib injury. He's expected to be shadowed by Darrelle Revis this week, and can't be trusted as more than a low-end WR3. Watkins has a 24/284/2 line through five games.
Source: ESPN.com
Oct 8 - 7:04 PM

Sammy Watkins had seven catches for 87 yards in Sunday's Week 5 win over the Lions.

Watkins benefitted from the move to Kyle Orton at quarterback, and finished with a team-high 12 targets. He deflected a pass to himself for a 22-yard catch that set up Buffalo's game-winning field goal. Watkins is still in one of the worst quarterback situations in the league and remains a boom-or-bust WR3 going forward. He has a 24/284/2 line through five games.
Oct 5 - 5:24 PM

Sammy Watkins (ribs) is probable for Week 5.

Watkins will be a boom-or-bust WR3 against the Lions. He's on pace for a 68/788/8 line through four weeks.
Oct 3 - 5:42 PM

Sammy Watkins (ribs) remains on the Bills' injury report, but is practicing in full for Week 5.

Even with Kyle Orton taking over for E.J. Manuel, Watkins remains a boom-or-bust WR3.
Oct 2 - 7:25 PM

Sammy Watkins noticed that Kyle Orton "reads it quicker" and the "ball is coming out faster" than it did with E.J. Manuel.

It sounds like Watkins was getting sick of Manuel's shortcomings and is looking forward to the Orton era. "The way he talked, the way he handles business, the way he looks at plays and breaks down defenses, it's kind of different than EJ," the rookie wideout said. Through four games with Manuel, Watkins was on pace for 68-788-8. Orton is a bottom-barrel NFL starter, but he can only help Sammy's box scores.
Source: ESPN.com
Oct 2 - 8:24 AM

Sammy Watkins had four catches for 30 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's loss to the Texans.

Watkins finished with nine targets, but had three drops. His touchdown came on a five-yard slant and was his only highlight from the game. Through four weeks, Watkins is on pace for a 68/788/8 line. Watkins remains limited by the Bills offense, but will be a WR3 in Week 5 against the Lions.
Sep 28 - 5:51 PM

Sammy Watkins (ribs) is probable for Week 4.

Watkins still isn't over his rib issue. It's a matter of pain tolerance at this point, and won't impact his snap count. Watkins is a boom-or-bust WR3 against the Texans.
Sep 26 - 6:47 PM

Sammy Watkins remains on the Bills' injury report with a ribs issue, but is practicing in full for Week 4.

Watkins can't quite shake his ribs ailment, but it hasn't appeared to be an issue in games. E.J. Manuel's shaky play remains Watkins' biggest concern. He's a boom-or-bust WR3.
Sep 25 - 3:57 PM

Sammy Watkins caught only two-of-eight targets for 19 yards against the Chargers.

E.J. Manuel's inaccuracy played the biggest part in Watkins' inefficient day, but Watkins gave up on at least one route as well. Watkins' talent is unquestioned, but he will be an inconsistent fantasy player as long as Manuel is under center. Watkins will be an upside WR3 against the Texans next week.
Sep 21 - 5:12 PM

Sammy Watkins (ribs) is listed as probable for Week 3.

Watkins has practiced in full the last two weeks, but is still not completely over his rib issue. Coming off a breakout 8/117/1 line, he's an upside WR3 against the Chargers.
Sep 19 - 7:12 PM

Sammy Watkins (ribs) is practicing in full for Week 3.

Watkins had to come off the field multiple times in Week 2, but didn't have any setbacks. He's an upside WR3 for Sunday's matchup with the Chargers.
Sep 17 - 2:42 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Kyle Orton
2E.J. Manuel
RB1Fred Jackson
2Anthony Dixon
3Bryce Brown
4Phillip Tanner
GLB1Fred Jackson
2Anthony Dixon
3RB1Fred Jackson
2Bryce Brown
FB1Frank Summers
WR11Sammy Watkins
2Marquise Goodwin
3Chris Hogan
WR21Robert Woods
2Mike Williams
3Marcus Easley
WR31Mike Williams
TE1Scott Chandler
2Chris Gragg
3Lee Smith
K1Dan Carpenter
2Jordan Gay