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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 (glute) will sit out Saturday's regular season dress rehearsal against the Steelers.
It's a disappointment for a player who has been the star of Bills camp, but he's fully expected to be ready for Week 1. Watkins needs to pick up fewer nicks and bruises as an NFL sophomore. He's not off to a good start. Aug 27 - 1:39 PM

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The Buffalo News called WR Sammy Watkins the Bills' "August MVP."

Tyler Dunne said Watkins was the best player on the field in camp and easily beat No. 1 CB Stephon Gilmore on multiple occasions. All reports on Watkins this preseason have been glowing, and it appears he has taken a step forward in his first NFL offseason. The problem for Watkins' fantasy value was never his talent, though. On a low-volume passing offense with an unsettled quarterback situation, it will be difficult for Watkins to consistently produce WR2 numbers.
Aug 27 - 8:56 AM

Sammy Watkins (glute) remains sidelined at Bills practice.

Watkins missed last week's preseason game, and is day to day. It's not a major issue, but a reminder that the wiry wideout dealt with a variety of minor ailments as a rookie. Watkins will be healthy long before Week 1.
Source: ESPN.com
Aug 25 - 1:49 PM

Bills WRs Sammy Watkins, Robert Woods and Percy Harvin are inactive for Thursday's preseason game against the Browns.

It means Tyrod Taylor and Matt Cassel aren't going to have many weapons to work with as they jostle for the No. 1 job. Watkins is day to day with "soreness in his glute." Woods is battling an unknown (minor) ailment. Harvin has a hip issue.
Aug 20 - 6:47 PM

According to WKBW Buffalo's Joe Buscaglia, Sammy Watkins has been "head-and-shoulders" the best player at Bills camp.

Buscaglia says Watkins "makes difficult catches look routine, and he continually gets separation from any cornerback he goes up against." Watkins is a big-time talent, but concerns are valid regarding the approach of Buffalo's offense and what's certain to be sub-par quarterback play. In 12-team drafts, we'd start considering drafting Watkins at about the late fifth round.
Aug 16 - 3:53 PM

According to ABC Buffalo, Sammy Watkins "can't be covered" in Bills camp.

Per ace beat writer Joe Buscaglia, Watkins has "lit training camp on fire with how well he’s played." Buscaglia reports Watkins has been torching every corner he's faced, and refined his route running. Watkins oozes raw ability, but has quarterback concerns, and was prone to nicks and bruises as a rookie. Watkins enters 2015 on the WR2 borderline, but with the upside for much more.
Source: ABC Buffalo
Aug 11 - 3:59 PM

Sammy Watkins (hip surgery) says he's 100 percent.

Watkins spent most of the offseason resting and stretching following February surgery to repair a torn labrum. "And now my body feels great. I feel like I’m 17," he said. Watkins currently has an early fifth-round ADP even though his quarterback will be E.J. Manuel, Matt Cassel or Tyrod Taylor.
Jul 27 - 7:14 AM

Sammy Watkins (hip surgery) was getting some 11-on-11 work at Bills minicamp on Tuesday.

Watkins' rehab from a offseason labrum cleanup is progressing on track. He'll be a full go for training camp.
Jun 16 - 12:02 PM

Sammy Watkins' target count is expected to drop this season.

Watkins' 128 targets last year tied for 21st in the league and led the Bills. But now there's more talent on offense (Percy Harvin, Charles Clay, LeSean McCoy) and new coach Rex Ryan will feature a run-based offense. In six years under Ryan, the Jets ranked 4th, 5th, 6th, 16th, 2nd and 1st in team rushing attempts.
Jun 9 - 8:47 AM

Sammy Watkins (hip surgery) is not participating in 7-on-7 or 11-on-11 drills at OTAs this week.

The Bills are playing it safe with Watkins, who is fully expected to be ready for training camp. His hip procedure was to repair a slight tear in his labrum. The bigger concerns for Watkins' stock are a run-committed Rex Ryan offense and one of the worst quarterback situations in the NFL.
May 28 - 9:26 AM

Sammy Watkins is taking "mental reps" at pre-draft Bills workouts while recovering from hip surgery.

The Bills still anticipate Watkins being a "full-go" for training camp. Coming off a 65-982-6 rookie year, Watkins may have a tough time taking a big statistical step forward while competing with Percy Harvin, Charles Clay, and Robert Woods for targets in new Buffalo OC Greg Roman's run-devoted offense.
Apr 28 - 1:27 PM

Coach Rex Ryan confirmed Sammy Watkins (hip) will be "full-go" for training camp.

Watkins is expected to be limited during OTAs after undergoing February hip surgery. His status for the start of camp was never in doubt. Despite dealing with multiple injuries, Watkins started all 16 games as a rookie.
Apr 15 - 5:39 PM

Sammy Watkins (hip surgery) was limited as the Bills opened their offseason conditioning program Monday.

Watkins, who had a tear in his labrum repaired sometime around the Feb. 1 Super Bowl, was riding a bike on the side Monday. He's fully expected to be 100 percent before training camp.
Source: ESPN.com
Apr 6 - 10:14 AM

Sammy Watkins' hip injury was diagnosed as a "slight tear in his labrum."

Watkins' injury occurred late last season, and he underwent surgery "around Super Bowl time." Per the Buffalo News' Vic Carucci, Watkins won't participate much -- if at all -- during post-draft Organized Team Activities, but is fully expected to return by training camp. Watkins generally goes in the fourth and fifth rounds of My Fantasy League Draft-Only leagues (MFL10s).
Apr 3 - 2:55 PM

ESPN's Josina Anderson reports Sammy Watkins underwent offseason hip surgery.

Watkins injured his hip in Week 13 and was limited in practice the following week before missing just eight snaps the rest of the season. More than likely, it was a minor scope for Watkins, but any lower-body issue for a receiver is cause for some concern. Watkins should be fine for a mostly-normal offseason program, though the Bills may hold their No. 1 receiver back a bit until training camp.
Apr 3 - 11:15 AM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Matt Cassel
2Tyrod Taylor
3E.J. Manuel
4Matt Simms
RB1LeSean McCoy
2Fred Jackson
3Anthony Dixon
4Karlos Williams
5Bryce Brown
GLB1LeSean McCoy
2Fred Jackson
3RB1LeSean McCoy
2Fred Jackson
FB1Jerome Felton
2John Conner
WR11Sammy Watkins
2Marquise Goodwin
3Marcus Easley
4Dezmin Lewis
5Marcus Thigpen
WR21Robert Woods
2Percy Harvin
3Chris Hogan
4Deonte Thompson
5Andre Davis
WR31Percy Harvin
TE1Charles Clay
2Matthew Mulligan
3MarQueis Gray
4Chris Gragg
5Nick O'Leary
K1Dan Carpenter
2Jordan Gay