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Sammy Watkins | Wide Receiver

Team: Buffalo Bills
Age / DOB:  (22) / 6/14/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 211
College: Clemson
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Bills coach Rex Ryan acknowledges Sammy Watkins needs to be getting more targets.
Watkins has only six catches for 53 scoreless yards over his last two games. "We got to really look at that," Ryan said, stating the obvious. "He's too good of a playmaker not to get more looks." Ryan said Tyrod Taylor could start "(forcing) the issue" because of Watkins' talent. The Bills are headed for their 16th straight season out of the playoffs. Nov 24 - 4:17 PM

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Sammy Watkins caught 3-of-6 targets for 39 yards in the Bills' Week 11 loss to the Patriots on Monday night.

Watkins didn't even see a first-half target and was held without a catch the first three quarters. Malcolm Butler shadowed him all night, but coach Rex Ryan seemed puzzled about Watkins not seeing many looks. He was fourth on the team in targets. Tyrod Taylor missed him badly on a couple deep balls, and Watkins made his first catch of the night on a one-handed grab on a ball thrown well behind him. The game ended with Watkins making a 16-yard catch and going out of bounds with two seconds left on the game clock. The refs had a horrible night and mysteriously called for the clock to keep running on the play. Watkins is a good bet to be fed next week against the Chiefs, but it's not a great matchup, especially with Taylor being so erratic of late.
Nov 24 - 12:58 AM

Sammy Watkins caught 3-of-7 targets for 14 yards in Buffalo's Week 10 win over the Jets.

Watkins got the better of Darrelle Revis more than once, but was largely contained. His night could have been much bigger, but he made a mistake on the first snap of the game. Watkins absolutely smoked Revis deep, but mistimed his jump on a pass that could have been better from Tyrod Taylor. Watkins also committed a couple of drops. The good news is, his ankle was in no way an issue, and he avoided setbacks. Watkins will be back in the WR2 conversation against the Patriots in Week 11.
Nov 13 - 12:23 AM

Sammy Watkins (ankle) is active for Buffalo's Week 10 game against the Jets.

It's good news for Tyrod Taylor, though Watkins' primary function at less than 100 percent could be drawing Darrelle Revis' coverage away from Taylor's other receivers. Watkins is a boom-or-bust WR3 for fantasy purposes despite having a monster Week 9.
Nov 12 - 7:02 PM

Sammy Watkins (ankle) is probable for Week 10 against the Jets.

Watkins will likely draw Darrelle Revis' shadow coverage Thursday night, but it's not been typical lockdown Revis coverage from years past. Watkins is a back-end WR3 play with a high ceiling, yet ultra-low floor.
Nov 11 - 1:54 PM

Sammy Watkins (ankle) was "limited" in Tuesday's practice.

Watkins appears on track for Thursday's game against the Jets, but at seemingly far less than 100 percent against Darrelle Revis, he'll be a hard sell as a top-36 option.
Nov 10 - 1:24 PM

The Bills listed Sammy Watkins (ankle) as a limited participant in their Monday walkthrough.

This is a walkthrough ahead of Thursday night's game against the Jets. The fact that Watkins was able to take part suggests he's on track to face Darrelle Revis. Playing on a short week in one of the toughest matchups for any wide receiver, Watkins will be nothing more than a boom-bust WR3 option.
Nov 9 - 4:45 PM

Sammy Watkins (ankle) practiced on Monday, but had a "noticeable" limp.

It appears Watkins will suit up for Thursday's game against the Jets, but he could be at far less than 100 percent. Watkins has often struggled when not at full health. The No. 4 overall pick of last year's draft is always hurt. Dealing with Darrelle Revis and company, Watkins will be more of a WR4 than WR3 if he suits up.
Nov 9 - 3:25 PM

Sammy Watkins secured 8-of-8 targets for 168 yards and a touchdown in the Bills' Week 9 win over the Dolphins.

Despite entering the game listed as questionable with an ankle injury after not practicing on Friday, Watkins burned Dolphins top CB Brent Grimes throughout Sunday's contest. Watkins' highlight plays were a 63-yard connection late in the first half, torching Grimes, and a 44-yard touchdown in the third quarter on a third-and-14 play. Watkins burned Grimes again on the score. Watkins accounted for nearly 93 percent of Tyrod Taylor's passing yardage, a single-game high in the NFL since Quadry Ismail for the 1999 Ravens. On Sunday, Watkins showed what he's capable of at less than 100 percent. He should be closer to full strength for a Week 10 meeting with Darrelle Revis.
Nov 8 - 4:10 PM

Sammy Watkins is active for Week 9 against the Dolphins.

Watkins is expected to be "limited" coming off an injured ankle that he tweaked in Thursday's practice, before being unable to participate on Friday. He's a classic boom-or-bust WR3/flex option in fantasy leagues.
Nov 8 - 11:32 AM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport confirmed Sammy Watkins (ankle) will play Sunday against the Dolphins.

From the looks of it, he'll be on a snap count. That makes him a risky fantasy play even in a week with six teams on bye. Watkins caught one of two passes for 39 yards the last time he played the Dolphins in Week 3. He left that game early with a calf injury.
Nov 8 - 8:26 AM

Sammy Watkins (questionable, ankle) could have his snaps managed Sunday.

Watkins is expected to play, but isn’t fully healthy after a mid-week setback. He should still see a high percentage of snaps in a must-win game. Watkins is a mid-range WR3.
Nov 7 - 8:41 PM

Sammy Watkins (ankle, questionable) said Friday he "definitely" expects to play in Week 9 against the Dolphins.

Watkins didn't practice on Friday, but his optimism can be taken as a decent sign. It's perhaps worth noting that Anquan Boldin (hamstring) promised he'd play last Friday, then was inactive against the Rams. Watkins will officially be a game-time decision. "We'll see how he's feeling," said coach Rex Ryan. "But I think he's going to be fine." It sounds like Watkins may have been held out as a precaution on Friday, following Thursday's "hiccup" in practice. Watkins himself chalked it up to "fatigue," before later calling the ankle setback a "tweak."
Nov 6 - 1:15 PM

Sammy Watkins (ankle) is questionable for Week 9 against the Dolphins after failing to practice on Friday.

Coach Rex Ryan said Watkins suffered a "little hiccup" at the end of Thursday's practice with his ankle, which is why he couldn't go on Friday. Ryan was all over the place when addressing the injury, saying he expects Watkins to play before later admitting he could be a game-time decision. We'll have to wait until Sunday morning before finding out Watkins' official status.
Nov 6 - 12:51 PM

Sammy Watkins (ankle) left practice early Friday.

Watkins had his ankle heavily taped and was working off to the side with the training staff at the start of practice. After being on the field Wednesday and Thursday, a downgrade Friday wouldn't be a positive sign for Watkins' chances of playing Sunday. We'll know his injury status within an hour.
Nov 6 - 11:27 AM

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GLB1LeSean McCoy
2Karlos Williams
3RB1LeSean McCoy
2Karlos Williams
FB1Jerome Felton
WR11Sammy Watkins
2Chris Hogan
3Marcus Easley
WR21Robert Woods
2Marcus Thigpen
WR31Chris Hogan
TE1Charles Clay
2Matthew Mulligan
3Chris Gragg
LT1Cordy Glenn
LG1Richie Incognito
C1Eric Wood
2Gabe Ikard
RG1John Miller
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RT1Seantrel Henderson
2Cyrus Kouandjio
K1Dan Carpenter
2Jordan Gay