Chiefs WR Sammy Watkins (hamstring) is out for Monday night's game against the Bills. That locks WR Mecole Hardman into a top 3 role and makes him an upside WR3 in fantasy lineups.
Chiefs WR Sammy Watkins is expected to miss time with his hamstring injury, "possibly a couple weeks," ESPN's Adam Schefter reports. Watkins' absence will mean more playing time for WR Mecole Hardman, who's posted 65% and 69% snap rates with Watkins exiting early in Weeks 2 and 5. Hardman will be on the WR3 radar for next Monday night's game vs. the Bills.
Chiefs WR Sammy Watkins pulled up with a right hamstring injury in the 2nd quarter of Sunday's game against the Raiders. Don't expect to see him back on the field today. Watkins' absence should open up more playing time for WR Mecole Hardman.
Chiefs WR Sammy Watkins (concussion, neck) is active for tonight's game against the Ravens. He should be available for his usual role. As always, Watkins is a high-risk, high-reward fantasy play.
Chiefs WR Sammy Watkins (concussion, neck) is listed as questionable for Monday night's game against the Ravens. He put in a full practice on Saturday, though, so he seems likely to play. Watkins remains tough to trust in fantasy lineups, and his presence also knocks WR Mecole Hardman out of consideration.
Chiefs WR Sammy Watkins (concussion, neck) returned to a limited practice on Friday. That gives him a shot to play against the Ravens on Monday night. Check back tomorrow for another update on his status.
Chiefs HC Andy Reid confirmed that WR Sammy Watkins is in the concussion protocol and revealed that Watkins is also dealing with a neck injury. That obviously makes him iffy for Monday night's showdown with the Ravens. Watkins' absence would turn WR Mecole Hardman into a legit fantasy option.
Chiefs WR Sammy Watkins left in the 2nd half of Sunday's game against the Chargers after taking a helmet-to-helmet hit. He's presumably getting checked for a concussion. We'll pass along an update on Watkins when we get one.
Chiefs WR Sammy Watkins has missed the past few days of practice with a groin injury. No word on the severity, but Watkins has obviously had trouble staying healthy throughout his career. We'll let you know when he's able to get back on the field.
The Chiefs have agreed to a new 1-year deal with WR Sammy Watkins that pays $9 million in base salary with another $7 million available in incentives, according to Terez Paylor of The Kansas City Star. The move saves Kansas City $5 million in 2020 cap space. ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that the deal also includes a no-trade clause. New contracts for Watkins and WR Demarcus Robinson hurt the 2020 outlook for last year's 2nd-round pick, Mecole Hardman. The youngster could be a value in dynasty trades this offseason, though. Neither Watkins nor Robinson is signed beyond 2020. Watkins, meanwhile, should remain K.C.'s #2 wideout.
Chiefs WR Sammy Watkins told the media on Thursday that he's considering taking the 2020 season off. "I'm really in a different space right now," he said. "I don't know what I'm going to do. If we win it, I might chill out. I might sit out a year." Watkins has dealt with a plethora of injuries throughout his career but is still only 26. We'd frankly be surprised if he steps away -- even for just a year. The bigger question is whether Watkins will be back in Kansas City for the 2020 campaign, when he's due a hefty $13.75 million.
The forecast for today's Raiders-Chiefs game calls for winds of 20-30 mph and gusts of 40+. That's more than enough to impact the passing and kicking games. We wouldn't bench your usual Chiefs (Patrick Mahomes, Tyreek Hill, Sammy Watkins, Travis Kelce), but their ceilings might be capped a bit in the wind. Raiders QB Derek Carr and WR Tyrell Williams are shaky fantasy plays today. Ditto for Ks Harrison Butker and Daniel Carlson.
Chiefs WR Sammy Watkins (hamstring) put in a full week of practice and isn’t listed on the final injury report. He should step back in as Kansas City’s #2 WR, but his upside is lacking with Matt Moore under center against the Packers on Sunday night.
Chiefs WR Sammy Watkins (hamstring) put in a full practice on Wednesday. That puts him on track to return for Sunday night's game against the Packers, barring a setback over the next few days. With Matt Moore under center, though, Watkins is just a low-end WR3.
Chiefs WR Sammy Watkins (hamstring) is out for Thursday night's game against the Broncos. He returned to limited practices this week, so a return for next Sunday night's game vs. the Packers seems realistic. With Watkins out last week, the pass routes run for Kansas City's WRs went like this: Demarcus Robinson 37, Byron Pringle 29, Mecole Hardman 25, Tyreek Hill 22. Hill should be closer to a full-go in his 2nd game back from that clavicle injury. His increased playing time figures to come at the expense of Pringle and/or Hardman.
Chiefs WR Sammy Watkins (hamstring) was limited in Tuesday's practice. He reportedly has a shot to return for Thursday night's game against the Broncos -- but he'd be a much more comfortable fantasy start if he puts in a full practice tomorrow.
NFL Network's Ian Rapoport hears that Chiefs WR Sammy Watkins (hamstring) has a "good shot" to return for Thursday night's game against the Broncos. It's a bit surprising that he's expected to be ready for the short turnaround after not practicing at all last week. We'll keep a close eye on his practice participation over the next few days.
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