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Sammy Watkins | Wide Receiver

Team: Buffalo Bills
Age / DOB:  (21) / 6/14/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 211
College: Clemson
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Sammy Watkins caught three passes for 75 yards and one touchdown in the Bills' Week 16 loss to the Raiders.
He finished second on the team behind Fred Jackson (12) with his seven targets. Watkins kicked off the scoring with a 42-yard touchdown grab in D.J. Hayden's coverage. His other big play was a 15-yard catch just before halftime to set up a field goal. Watkins' touchdown was his first since Week 8, while his 75 yards were the second-most the past eight games. The Bills end the year in New England. Dec 21 - 8:03 PM

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Sammy Watkins managed one catch for 28 yards in the Bills' Week 15 win over the Packers.

He was targeted six times. Watkins has been held under 40 yards in five of his last six games. He hasn't scored a touchdown since Week 8. Watkins will be a boom-or-bust WR3 when the Bills travel to The Black Hole for Week 16.
Dec 14 - 5:01 PM

Sammy Watkins caught seven passes for 127 yards in Sunday's Week 14 loss at Denver.

Watkins' day started off in nightmare fashion as Bradley Roby stripped him for a lost fumble on his first catch. But the rookie picked himself up and showed he still has some juice left in his rookie year, going over 100 yards for the first time since Week 8. Event though a lot of that damage was done in garbage time, it's good to see Watkins beating 1-on-1 coverage and making the plays we know he's capable of. He'll be a WR3 in another tough matchup against the Packers in Week 15.
Dec 7 - 8:16 PM

Sammy Watkins (hip) remained limited in Thursday's practice.

Most signs suggest Watkins will be ready to go against the Broncos, but in a monthlong funk, he can't be trusted as more than a WR3 at less than 100 percent.
Dec 4 - 6:01 PM

When asked if Sammy Watkins has hit a rookie wall, coach Doug Marrone said, "I hope not."

Marrone is the kind of coach that never speaks negatively about his players, always making some kind of excuse for poor play. So it's a bit eye-opening that he didn't leap to Watkins' defense. Over the last four weeks the No. 4 overall pick has struggled badly to get open and make plays, averaging 3.2 catches for 26.2 yards with no touchdowns. The sledding doesn't get any easier this week as Watkins has to face Chris Harris and company in Denver.
Dec 4 - 10:55 AM

Sammy Watkins (hip) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

It puts Watkins on track to play Week 14 against the Broncos after he played all 66 snaps in Week 13 despite the injury. With Kyle Orton refusing to take any shots on the outside, Watkins has fallen into WR3 territory for Sunday.
Dec 3 - 2:09 PM

According to WGR 550 Buffalo, the Bills are in "wait-and-see mode" as it pertains to Sammy Watkins' (hip) Week 14 availability.

"I don't know. I really don't," coach Doug Marrone said of Watkins' Week 14 status. "I'll have a better gauge on it on Wednesday." It sounds like Watkins is day to day. We'd bet he winds up playing in Week 14 against the Broncos, but that is far from a guarantee. We'll be tracking practice reports all week.
Dec 1 - 5:30 PM

Sammy Watkins suffered a hip injury in Sunday's win over the Browns.

Watkins played 66-of-66 snaps against the Browns, so it's unclear when he was injured. The fact that Watkins didn't miss a snap suggests he'll be fine for Week 14, but his status can't be taken for granted. Watkins has shown a propensity for nicks and bruises as a rookie, and struggled mightily as Kyle Orton's play has gone downhill.
Dec 1 - 3:15 PM

Sammy Watkins caught 3-of-9 targets for just 11 yards in Buffalo's Week 13 win over the Browns.

Stuck in Joe Haden's shadow, Watkins had zero room to operate. He was the target on each of Kyle Orton's interceptions, neither of which came close to being a completion. Things won't get much easier for Watkins against the Broncos' stout secondary in Week 14. With Orton's play going off a cliff, Watkins has settled in as a boom-or-bust WR2/3.
Nov 30 - 5:22 PM

Sammy Watkins had three catches for 35 yards in Monday night's Week 12 win over the Jets.

The Jets were able to keep Watkins in check after he burned them for a 3/157/1 line in Week 8. He was targeted just five times, and the Bills rested him in the fourth quarter. Watkins has struggled while playing through his groin injury, with just 10 catches over his last three games. He figures to be shadowed by Browns CB Joe Haden next week, making him more of a low-end WR2.
Nov 24 - 11:12 PM

Sammy Watkins (groin) is listed as probable for Monday's game against the Jets.

Watkins practiced in full the last two days. He's a high-end WR2 for Week 12.
Nov 22 - 5:04 PM

Sammy Watkins (groin) is practicing in full for Week 12.

Snow has prevented the Bills from actually practicing, but Watkins will be good to go for his rematch with a secondary he absolutely torched in Week 8. He's a high-end WR2 for Week 12.
Nov 20 - 5:08 PM

Due to the snow in Buffalo, the Bills will not practice again Thursday.

The Buffalo area got hit with even more snow overnight and a travel ban in the area remains in effect. At this point, it's difficult to see the Week 12 game at the Ralph against the Jets going down Sunday. Not only are the Bills at a massive disadvantage having not practiced yet this week, but even New York governor Andrew Cuomo is calling a Sunday game "impractical" due to public safety concerns. The NFL's deadline for a decision on the game is Friday. We'd be surprised if it wasn't played on Monday or Tuesday night.
Nov 20 - 11:01 AM

The Jets and Bills Week 12 game at Ralph Wilson Stadium is still scheduled for 1 PM ET Sunday despite seven feet of snow expected in Buffalo.

Yes, that's SEVEN FEET. Buffalo has already gotten upwards of four feet of white powder, and another 1.5 to 3 feet are expected overnight Wednesday. The Bills aren't able to practice Wednesday, as the coaches and players can't all make it to the facility. The Ralph Wilson Stadium crew has removed over 220,000 tons of snow from the playing surface. We'd think the NFL will need to decide the game's status by Thursday afternoon.
Nov 19 - 11:34 AM

Sammy Watkins caught 3-of-7 targets for 32 yards in the Bills' Week 11 loss to the Dolphins.

Watkins' groin injury wasn't an issue, but it was still a miserable night for the Bills' rookie receiver. Drawing sticky coverage from Brent Grimes, Watkins was overthrown on his lone deep target. He also ran the wrong route on a Kyle Orton heave out of the end zone, resulting in a safety via intentional grounding. Watkins appeared to quit on a fourth-quarter route, but it's hard to know for sure without viewing the coach's film. It's been a rough five days for Watkins, but he now has 10 days to heal up for a dream matchup with the Jets' horrendous secondary. He'll be a high-end WR2 for that one.
Nov 13 - 11:51 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Kyle Orton
2E.J. Manuel
RB1Fred Jackson
2Anthony Dixon
3Bryce Brown
4C.J. Spiller
GLB1Fred Jackson
2Anthony Dixon
3RB1Fred Jackson
2Bryce Brown
WR11Sammy Watkins
2Marquise Goodwin
3Marcus Thigpen
WR21Robert Woods
2Chris Hogan
3Marcus Easley
4Deonte Thompson
WR31Chris Hogan
TE1Scott Chandler
2Chris Gragg
3Lee Smith
4MarQueis Gray
K1Dan Carpenter
2Jordan Gay