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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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Sammy Watkins (calf) remains sidelined at practice Wednesday.
As did LeSean McCoy (hamstring). Watkins' injury isn't believed to be anything more than a day-to-day issue, but he's teetering on the edge of questionable-to-doubtful for Week 5 against the Titans. Percy Harvin and Chris Hogan started last week before Robert Woods entered to play in three-wide sets. Oct 7 - 12:19 PM

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Bills GM Doug Whaley said Sammy Watkins' calf injury is not a "long-term" concern.

"Everything points to that it’s not that severe," said Whaley. "We’re hoping to see how he responds this week. We have our fingers crossed that he may be in this week." Watkins is at best questionable for Week 5, but it sounds like he should be back in the next couple weeks. The Bills' passing offense struggled with Watkins sidelined against the Giants.
Oct 6 - 10:39 AM

The Bills have "no idea" about Sammy Watkins' (calf) Week 5 status.

"Hopefully we’ll know more about it (Tuesday)," coach Rex Ryan said. "He looked good and he’s moving around decent. So hopefully that’s a good sign, but I’m certainly not the guy who will decide that." At best, Watkins is 50-50 for Sunday's game against the Titans. We'd plan on him missing another week.
Oct 5 - 1:39 PM

Sammy Watkins (calf) is out for Week 4 against the Giants.

As expected. Watkins hasn't practiced all week and was never close to suiting up. Expect Robert Woods, Percy Harvin and Chris Hogan to be more involved in the Bills' passing game this week.
Oct 2 - 1:15 PM

Sammy Watkins (calf) remained sidelined at Friday's practice.

Watkins will sit out for the first time in his career Sunday against the Colts. Robert Woods and Percy Harvin should get more targets in Watkins' absence.
Oct 2 - 11:25 AM

Sammy Watkins (calf) didn't practice Thursday.

Coach Rex Ryan has all but conceded Watkins won't play against the Giants. For now, Watkins should be considered questionable for Week 5.
Oct 1 - 3:19 PM

Bills coach Rex Ryan conceded Wednesday that Sammy Watkins (calf) is almost certainly out for Week 4.

Watkins has a calf strain, the same injury that has plagued Victor Cruz, Alshon Jeffery, Reggie Bush, and Marshawn Lynch. They're tricky injuries that can linger and are highly susceptible to setbacks. "Probably not," were Rex's words when asked about Watkins' Week 4 status against the Giants. Look for Percy Harvin, Robert Woods, and Chris Hogan to form the Bills' three-wide set.
Sep 30 - 8:16 PM

Coach Rex Ryan said he's "not sure" if Sammy Watkins (calf) will play Week 4 against the Giants.

Watkins won't practice Wednesday and could be held out all week after straining his calf in the Week 3 win over the Dolphins. He spent the majority of the second half on the sideline. If Watkins can't go, Percy Harvin and Robert Woods will handle starting receiver duties, with Chris Hogan entering as the No. 3.
Sep 30 - 11:01 AM

Bills coach Rex Ryan admits Sammy Watkins (calf) could miss Week 4.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport has reported Watkins' strain is "mild," but he spent the second half of Sunday's win in street clothes. Always banged up, we'd put Watkins' odds of suiting up for Week 4 at no better than 50-50.
Sep 28 - 1:42 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported Sammy Watkins was diagnosed with a mild calf strain.

He is day-to-day. Watkins injured his calf late in the first quarter of the Week 3 blowout of the Dolphins and never returned. He was in street clothes on the sideline in the second half. Watkins will miss some practice time this week and should be considered questionable for Week 4 against the Giants.
Sep 28 - 12:25 PM

Sammy Watkins (calf) will not return to Buffalo's Week 3 game against the Dolphins.

Watkins showed up for the second half in street clothes. His absence hasn't mattered for a Bills team that's pasting the Dolphins. The lopsided halftime score (27-0) could have played a factor in Watkins not returning. He should be considered day to day, and questionable for next week's game against the Giants.
Sep 27 - 6:13 PM

Sammy Watkins was forced from Buffalo's Week 3 game against the Dolphins with a calf injury, and is questionable to return.

Watkins headed to the locker room late in the first quarter. Watkins was involved early, dusting Brice McCain for a 39-yard catch before nearly coming down with a 27-yard grab in the end zone. It didn't have the looks of an overly serious injury, but Watkins has been prone to nicks and bruises, and isn't the most effective when he plays through them.
Sep 27 - 5:24 PM

Sammy Watkins racked up 60 yards and a touchdown on six catches in the Bills' Week 2 loss to the Patriots.

Watkins embarrassed Bradley Fletcher on a 24-yard heave from Tyrod Taylor late in the fourth quarter. His other catches didn’t amount to much as New England’s near-constant pressure forced Taylor to mostly settle for short screen passes. For Watkins, this was a huge improvement from last week's dud against Indy (no catches). He’ll be in the WR3 mix next time out against the Dolphins.
Sep 20 - 4:53 PM

ESPN's Dianna Marie Russini reports Sammy Watkins is a "huge part" of the Week 2 game plan against the Patriots.

Per Russini, the Bills want to get the ball in Watkins' hands early and often after he went catch-less in the season opener. Watkins was shadowed by Colts shutdown CB Vontae Davis in Week 1, but gets a much easier matchup against Patriots de facto top CB Malcolm Butler on Sunday. Watkins is flying under the radar this week, though his ceiling is still capped in a run-heavy offense where the Bills probably ideally wouldn't want Tyrod Taylor attempting more than 20 passes.
Sep 20 - 10:10 AM

WKBW Buffalo's Joe Buscaglia expects the Bills to feature a different receiver each week.

"With the way the Bills are setting their offense up, good luck on predicting which wide receiver will shine from one week to the next," Buscaglia said. "This week, it was Percy Harvin. Next week, it could be [Sammy] Watkins, and the week after that, maybe it’s Charles Clay, or Robert Woods." Watkins was held without a catch and targeted only once Week 1, though his lack of involvement likely had more to do with Vontae Davis' shadow coverage than gameplan. Still, the Bills' passing offense will be low-volume all season, and Watkins will have weeks where he completely disappears. Predicting when that will happen will be almost impossible, making Watkins something of a boom-or-bust WR3 in fantasy.
Source: WKBW
Sep 14 - 8:38 AM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Tyrod Taylor
2E.J. Manuel
RB1LeSean McCoy
2Karlos Williams
3Anthony Dixon
4Cierre Wood
5Dan Herron
GLB1LeSean McCoy
2Anthony Dixon
3RB1LeSean McCoy
2Anthony Dixon
FB1Jerome Felton
WR11Sammy Watkins
2Marquise Goodwin
3Marcus Easley
4Denarius Moore
WR21Percy Harvin
2Robert Woods
3Chris Hogan
WR31Robert Woods
TE1Charles Clay
2Matthew Mulligan
3Chris Gragg
LT1Cordy Glenn
LG1Richie Incognito
C1Eric Wood
2Kraig Urbik
3Gabe Ikard
RG1John Miller
RT1Seantrel Henderson
2Cyrus Kouandjio
K1Dan Carpenter
2Billy Cundiff