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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 (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

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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

Sammy Watkins had eight catches for 117 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's Week 2 win over Miami.

The Bills got Watkins more involved this week after he was held to three catches in the opener. He was targeted 11 times, and accounted for over half of E.J. Manuel's passing yards. Watkins played at less than 100 percent and is still not completely over his rib issue. He finished the game without any setbacks, but could miss practice time. As the clear No. 1 option in Buffalo's offense, Watkins is a WR3 with upside for Week 3.
Sep 14 - 5:44 PM

Sammy Watkins (ribs) is probable for Week 2 against the Dolphins.

Watkins isn't 100 percent over his preseason ribs injury, but he's pretty close. The No. 4 overall pick is on the very back end of the WR4 map this week.
Sep 12 - 1:00 PM

Sammy Watkins (ribs) is practicing in full for Week 2.

Watkins remains on the injury report, but avoided setbacks in Sunday's win over the Bears. He's good to go as a WR4.
Sep 11 - 5:54 PM

Sammy Watkins had three catches for 31 yards in Sunday's Week 1 win over Chicago.

Watkins started opposite Robert Woods in two-wide sets. He finished second on the team with four targets, with his best play coming on 25-yard third-down catch in the first quarter. Watkins could take time to get acclimated this season, but remains the favorite to lead the Bills in targets. He'll be a WR4 option in Week 2.
Sep 7 - 5:29 PM

Sammy Watkins (ribs) is active for Week 1.

Watkins will start in two-wide sets opposite Mike Williams and should lead the Bills in targets. He's a WR4 for Sunday's matchup with Chicago.
Sep 7 - 12:11 PM

Sammy Watkins (ribs) is listed as probable for Week 1 against the Bears.

Watkins practiced in full all week. Coach Doug Marrone keeps trying to hide the fact that Watkins is going to play, but he's not fooling anyone. Watkins is a middle-of-the-road WR4 in a run-heavy offense on the road.
Sep 5 - 12:45 PM

Updating a previous item, the Bills said Sammy Watkins' (ribs) status for Sunday's Week 1 opener against the Bears remains unclear.

It was previously reported that coach Doug Marrone said Watkins would be "available" Sunday. It turns out Marrone simply meant Watkins was "available" for Friday's practice. Marrone is as hush-hush as they come with injuries, so we're unlikely to get a definitive answer ahead of Sunday morning. We fully expect Watkins to play. He's Rotoworld's No. 42 receiver for Week 1.
Sep 5 - 9:58 AM

Coach Doug Marrone said Sammy Watkins (ribs) will be "available" for Sunday's Week 1 tilt against the Bears.

Marrone has always been tight-lipped about injury status. After practicing fully this week, Watkins should be ready to roll against Chicago. He may not be 100 percent, but we fully expect the No. 4 overall pick to play. With E.J. Manuel as his quarterback, Watkins is nothing more than a mid-range WR4 this week.
Sep 5 - 9:32 AM

Sammy Watkins (ribs) got in his second straight "full" practice on Thursday.

Watkins will be ready to rock against the Bears after injuring his ribs twice in the preseason. They're not as big of a concern as E.J. Manuel's play at quarterback. For now, Watkins is tough to trust as more than a WR4.
Sep 4 - 2:06 PM

Sammy Watkins (ribs) practiced in full Wednesday.

Watkins has been practicing all week after injuring his ribs twice in the preseason. Coach Doug Marrone, who tries to be as secretive as he can with injuries, said the Bills will "wait and see for the game" to decide if Watkins will play this week. It'd be a major surprise if Watkins wasn't out there. He's a WR3/4.
Sep 3 - 2:08 PM

Sammy Watkins (ribs) is practicing Monday.

Watkins injured his ribs twice during the preseason, but there was no serious damage done. The bigger concern for the No. 4 overall pick is a run-heavy offense and the inept play of E.J. Manuel. Watkins will be a shaky WR3 candidate in Week 1 at best.
Sep 1 - 12:23 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Sammy Watkins "should be good to go" after re-injuring his ribs in Thursday's preseason finale.

The rib injury was an aggravation, but it sounds like Watkins is merely day to day with over a week to go before Buffalo's opener. The Bills visit the Bears on Sunday, September 7 to start the season. Expect Watkins to play outside at "X" receiver, with Mike Williams at "Z." Both Bills wideouts will be hard to trust on a weekly basis in fantasy due to E.J. Manuel's deficient passing.
Aug 29 - 1:29 PM

The rib injury Sammy Watkins suffered Thursday night is in the same area as the one he suffered on August 17.

Watkins was led too far on a slant by E.J. Manuel, allowing the rookie to take a forearm to the ribs from Lions LB Ashlee Palmer. Watkins was escorted to the locker room for tests, the results of which are unknown. With this recurring injury and Manuel looking like one of the worst quarterbacks in the league, Watkins is a prime candidate to be overdrafted.
Aug 28 - 11:33 PM

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PosRoleName
QB1E.J. Manuel
2Kyle Orton
RB1C.J. Spiller
2Fred Jackson
3Bryce Brown
4Anthony Dixon
GLB1Fred Jackson
2Bryce Brown
3RB1Fred Jackson
2C.J. Spiller
FB1Frank Summers
WR11Sammy Watkins
2Marquise Goodwin
3Chris Hogan
WR21Robert Woods
2Mike Williams
3Marcus Easley
WR31Mike Williams
TE1Scott Chandler
2Lee Smith
3Chris Gragg
K1Dan Carpenter