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Sammy Watkins | Wide Receiver | #12

Team: Los Angeles Rams
Age / DOB:  (24) / 6/14/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 211
College: Clemson
Drafted: 2014 / Rd. 1 (4) / BUF
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Sammy Watkins caught both of his targets for 30 yards Sunday in the Rams’ Week 2 loss to the Redskins.
Watkins broke loose for a 28-yard catch-and-run early in the third quarter, but was bottled up for the most part. Josh Norman wasn’t strictly shadowing him, but in a game where the Redskins dominated time of possession, his opportunities were few and far between. He’ll try to get back on track Thursday against the division-rival Niners. Sep 17 - 8:55 PM

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Sammy Watkins nabbed all five of his targets for 58 yards Sunday in the Rams’ Week 1 win over the Colts.

It was a nice debut for Watkins, who showed solid chemistry with Jared Goff despite having less than a month of practice time together. The Rams jumped out to an enormous lead thanks to a pair of pick-sixes and were able to kill clock by running the ball in the second half, which limited Watkins’ opportunities. We’ll see if Watkins draws Josh Norman in coverage next week against Washington.
Sep 10 - 8:35 PM

Sammy Watkins was held without a catch on one target in Los Angeles' third preseason game.

Watkins' first preseason as a Ram ends with two catches for eight yards. He was essentially invisible both tonight and last week, with Jared Goff seeming unaware of where his No. 1 receiver was. Goff was much more interested in slot man Cooper Kupp in preseason Week 2. With Kupp out tonight, Goff was more interested in committing turnovers. 24-year-old Watkins has his health going in his favor as he plays for a new contract, but not much else. It's going to be a rollercoaster with Goff.
Aug 26 - 9:58 PM

Rams GM Les Snead said he "definitely" wants to work out a long-term deal with Sammy Watkins.

The Rams acquired Watkins Friday in a blockbuster trade with Buffalo. The former fourth overall pick is entering the final year of his rookie deal but Snead hopes he can stay in L.A. long-term. "He's 24, so you don't just talk for the now," said Snead. "Because of the age, we'd like it to be long term instead of short term." With unproven Jared Goff under center, Watkins' move to Los Angeles won't do much to improve his fantasy stock.
Aug 11 - 5:09 PM

Rams acquired WR Sammy Watkins and a 2018 sixth-round pick from the Bills in exchange for CB E.J. Gaines and a 2018 second-round pick.

Whoa. Watkins was said to be in the mix for the Rams at No. 2 overall in the 2014 draft, but they opted to take mega bust LT Greg Robinson instead. With coach Sean McVay now in town, he knew he needed a legit No. 1 wideout, and Watkins is that when healthy. "When healthy" are the key words. He's missed 11 games over the past two seasons due to foot problems and is entering the final year of his contract. The Rams no longer have the ability to exercise his 2018 option after the Bills declined it earlier this offseason. However, the Rams didn't trade for a one-year rental. They'll either tag or extend Watkins. This spells doom for Tavon Austin's post-2017 tenure in L.A. For fantasy purposes, Watkins doesn't take much of a hit going from a run-dominant offense to another. He'll be Jared Goff's top wideout as a strong WR2 with upside for more if Goff takes steps forward.
Aug 11 - 12:53 PM

Sammy Watkins caught 4-of-5 targets for 39 yards in the Bills' preseason opener.

Watkins looked as sharp as ever, persistently creating separation at the intermediate level. He was targeted on 5-of-8 passes by Tyrod Taylor, and accounted for 4-of-5 Tyrod completions. Watkins presents as much injury risk as any fantasy receiver, but his upside is enormous as a potential target monster with elite playmaking upside. It's all a matter of health with Sammy.
Aug 10 - 7:59 PM

Bills coach Sean McDermott said Sammy Watkins will play "about a quarter" in the preseason opener Thursday night.

It is yet another sign Watkins is back to full health, and it is especially promising after the receiver suffered an injury scare during Sunday's practice. His health will always be a concern, but Watkins offers high-end upside in the third round.
Aug 8 - 9:22 AM

Sammy Watkins (ankle) is participating in team drills during Monday's practice.

Watkins suffered a scare during Sunday's practice when he tweaked his left ankle, which is the same leg as his nagging foot injury. Watkins said the issue is unrelated, however, and is clearly fine. If he can stay healthy, Watkins has the upside to shatter his WR15 ADP.
Source: ESPN
Aug 7 - 10:08 AM

Contract-year WR Sammy Watkins said "the goal" is to sign a long-term contract with the Bills.

"I want to earn it – I don’t want anything to be handed to me," Watkins said. "My job is to go out there and earn it and play and stay healthy and that’s my goal this year." The Bills declined Watkins' 2018 option, but they have the franchise tag at their disposal next year if needed. Watkins is dripping with upside but his biggest obstacle is always the trainer's table.
Jul 28 - 10:38 AM

Sammy Watkins (foot) has avoided the PUP list to begin training camp, and will practice on Thursday.

The Bills will "manage" Watkins' reps, but coach Sean McDermott is "pleased" with his star wideout's condition. Watkins will be brought along gently through the preseason, but barring a setback, will be ready for the opener.
Jul 27 - 4:31 PM

The Buffalo News reports Sammy Watkins (foot) "should be close to 100 percent" when training camp starts.

Watkins is on track to be fully cleared after a limited OTAs. He's not going to get many preseason reps, but there's been nothing but positive reports since his option was declined. Entering a contract year, Watkins has the makings of a post-hype blowup if he stays healthy, though Buffalo projects to remain run heavy in 2017.
Jul 22 - 7:15 PM

Sammy Watkins believes the draft class of 2014 will "change the market."

"We gotta get paid more," Watkins said in a tweet Sunday morning. He also shared a retweet stating that NFL players "get the smallest piece of the pie" compared to other leagues like the NBA. Watkins himself will earn a modest $3,138,491 in the final year of his rookie deal. As a point of reference, the NFL's highest-paid wide receiver, Antonio Brown, will pull in $17 million in 2017. That salary would rank 53rd in the NBA.
Jul 2 - 11:00 AM

John Kryk of the Toronto Sun reports Sammy Watkins (foot) took "most first-team reps" during team drills Wednesday.

Watkins got in some team snaps during Tuesday's practice, and the Bills apparently felt comfortable enough to bump up his activity on Wednesday. Coach Sean McDermott said the team still plans to take it day-by-day with their No. 1 receiver, but Watkins is clearly trending in the right direction. As long as he avoids setbacks, he should be a full-go for camp.
Source: Toronto Sun
Jun 15 - 12:45 PM

Sammy Watkins (foot) took reps in team drills during Tuesday's practice.

It is a surprise after coach Sean McDermott said the receiver would continue to be limited this week. While he may not be fully back yet, the reps are a great sign for his camp status, although the Bills would be wise to take it easy on their injury-prone No. 1. Watkins comes with massive injury risk, but he has the upside to be a high-end WR1.
Source: ESPN
Jun 13 - 12:36 PM

Sammy Watkins (foot) returned to limited practice this week.

The Bills have said Watkins is "on schedule" for training camp, and an OTA return backs up that timeline. Even so, the receiver will almost certainly be babied through camp and the preseason in an effort to keep him healthy when it matters. After Buffalo declined his fifth-year option, Watkins is entering his contract year.
Jun 8 - 10:45 AM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Jared Goff
2Sean Mannion
3Brandon Allen
RB1Todd Gurley
2Malcolm Brown
3Justin Davis
4Lance Dunbar
GLB1Todd Gurley
2Malcolm Brown
3RB1Todd Gurley
2Malcolm Brown
WR11Sammy Watkins
2Tavon Austin
3Josh Reynolds
WR21Robert Woods
2Cooper Kupp
3Pharoh Cooper
4Mike Thomas
WR31Cooper Kupp
TE1Tyler Higbee
2Gerald Everett
3Derek Carrier
LT1Andrew Whitworth
LG1Rodger Saffold
C1John Sullivan
2Austin Blythe
RG1Jamon Brown
RT1Rob Havenstein
2Cornelius Lucas
K1Greg Zuerlein