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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
Contract: view contract details

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Sammy Watkins caught 3-of-4 targets for 36 yards in the Rams' Week 11 loss to the Vikings.
The catches matched an eight-week-high actually, and Watkins predictably came back down after scoring touchdowns in Weeks 9 and 10. Watkins got the Xavier Rhodes treatment in this one. He'll look to bounce back against the Saints in Week 12, but the New Orleans pass defense has played really well since the start of the season, and Watkins isn't getting nearly enough volume. Nov 19 - 6:01 PM

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Sammy Watkins hauled in 2-of-3 targets for 41 yards and a touchdown in the Rams' Week 10 win over the Texans.

Watkins' first catch did not come until there were under two minutes left in the third quarter, but Jared Goff went right back to him on a screen the next play and the receiver delivered with a 17-yard touchdown. Watkins has now scored in back-to-back games, but he has just five total targets over that span. He will be someone to bet against next week in Minnesota.
Nov 12 - 7:38 PM

Sammy Watkins caught 1-of-2 targets for a 67-yard touchdown in the Rams' Week 9 win over the Giants.

Fantasy owners who took the plunge on Watkins should consider themselves ever fortunate that the Giants blew coverage on his 67-yard score. Otherwise, Watkins remained a small part of the game plan and is rarely even looked at by Jared Goff. The contract-year receiver will continue to be a low-floor, boom-bust WR3/flex option when the Rams host the Texans next.
Nov 5 - 3:56 PM

Sammy Watkins caught 3-of-5 targets for 42 yards in the Rams' Week 7 win over the Cardinals.

The targets, catches, and yards are all four-week highs for Watkins since his big 6-106-2 line in Week 3. Watkins avoided CB Patrick Peterson for parts of the day, and that's when Jared Goff went to him. The two tried to hook up in the end zone, but Goff overthrew Watkins on a double-move. Watkins will be a mere WR4 against Janoris Jenkins in Week 9 after the Rams' bye.
Oct 22 - 5:08 PM

Sammy Watkins caught 1-of-4 targets for 11 yards in the Rams' Week 6 win over the Jaguars.

It was Watkins' third straight week on a milk carton with Jared Goff struggling mightily under center. One of his missed connections was a would-be 58-yard touchdown where Goff uncorked an inexcusably inaccurate pass under little-to-no-pressure. Watkins now has two catches for 28 yards over his past three games. Unfathomable. He's down in the Kenny Stills/streak-route specialist part of the board in the weekly rankings until further notice.
Oct 15 - 7:36 PM

Sammy Watkins said he does not know if his role will increase moving forward.

Watkins expressed some frustration on Twitter after being held without a catch on four targets against the Seahawks, and he has just six targets total in the last two games. "As a player, of course you’re going to be frustrated," Watkins said. "Each week, it could change. They had certain coverage that kind of took me out of the game, and that’s part of the game." With the Jaguars and Patrick Peterson's Cardinals next up on the schedule, the road is not going to get easier for Watkins anytime soon. Cooper Kupp looks like a better fantasy bet right now.
Oct 12 - 9:50 AM

Rams coach Sean McVay said he will "continue to try and find ways to get the ball" to Sammy Watkins.

Watkins has just six targets the last two games, and he was held without a catch against the Seahawks for just the second time in his career. Watkins made some noise about the lack of work on Twitter, responding to a tweet from Torry Holt which questioned his workload by saying, "Something gotta be going on." McVay said he spoke with Watkins about his frustrations and does not think the last two games "are indicative of his production for the rest of the season." That is likely true, but Cooper Kupp looks like the better fantasy option right now, especially with the Jaguars up next.
Oct 10 - 9:30 AM

Sammy Watkins caught 0-of-4 targets in the Rams' Week 5 loss to the Seahawks.

With Jared Goff struggling against the Seahawks' elite defense, his No. 1 receiver ended up on a milk carton for the second straight week. Watkins now has one catch for 17 yards over his past two games. It's going to be a wild ride for Watkins all season, especially in Week 6. Facing Jalen Ramsey and the Jaguars' elite pass defense, Watkins will be hard to trust as a WR3.
Oct 8 - 7:35 PM

Sammy Watkins caught 1-of-2 targets for 17 yards in the Rams' Week 4 win over the Cowboys.

Watkins was invisible in this game, as Jared Goff stayed between the numbers with throws to Todd Gurley and slot man Cooper Kupp. Watkins didn't see a single target until the fourth quarter. The Rams play their next game against Seattle's Richard Sherman, and their Week 6 game against the Jags' shutdown CB duo.
Oct 1 - 4:57 PM

Sammy Watkins is active for Week 4 against the Cowboys.

As expected. The Rams' Week 4 inactives are QB Brandon Allen, S Lamarcus Joyner, RB Justin Davis, CB Dominique Hatfield, OLB Ejuan Price, OT Andrew Donnal, and OT Cornelius Lucas.
Oct 1 - 11:48 AM

Rams coach Sean McVay said Sammy Watkins (concussion) is good to go for Week 4 against the Cowboys.

The same goes for Tavon Austin, who also suffered a concussion last week against the 49ers. Both were full participants at Thursday's practice and should officially clear the concussion protocol on Friday. Coming off a monster game in Week 3, Watkins is RotoPat's No. 23 wideout for Week 4.
Sep 29 - 1:30 PM

Sammy Watkins (concussion) was upgraded to "full" in Thursday's practice.

Barring a setback, Watkins will be out there for Week 4. Coming off a monster game against the 49ers, Watkins will be on the WR2/3 borderline versus the Cowboys.
Sep 28 - 7:29 PM

Sammy Watkins (concussion) was limited at Wednesday's practice.

He suffered a concussion in last week's win over the 49ers. Practicing in any capacity is a step in the right direction, though Watkins must pass the concussion protocol before he's cleared for Sunday's game in Dallas. He'll be a WR3 if he suits up.
Sep 27 - 7:05 PM

Sammy Watkins is in the concussion protocol following a win over the 49ers in Week 3, finishing with six catches, 106 yards and two touchdowns on his seven targets.

He was hit hard on his second touchdown, walked to the locker room under his own power, and the severity of the injury is not yet known, but let's focus on how marvelous he was before the injury for now. He scored his first touchdown as the primary read on a double slant from the one-yard line, and Watkins had one of the prettiest over-the-shoulder catches you'll ever see for a 47-yard completion earlier in the game. Coach Sean McVay talked about getting his key players in a better rhythm, so it would appear we won't see Watkins get 3.5 targets per game like he did in the first two outings this year. Hopefully, the extra days off before Week 4 will be enough for him to be ready for the Cowboys.
Sep 22 - 12:32 AM

Sammy Watkins is being evaluated for a concussion on Thursday.

He was having a monster game with six catches, 106 yards and two scores, but he suffered a hit to the head on his second score. Watkins made his way back to the locker room under his own power. Expect an update after the game.
Sep 21 - 11:42 PM

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3RB1Todd Gurley
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WR11Sammy Watkins
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