Sammy Watkins Fantasy Football News 2018

Chiefs WR Sammy Watkins (foot) is active for tonight's game against the Rams. It's a mild surprise after he didn't practice on Friday or Saturday. Watkins comes with elevated risk in fantasy lineups but packs plenty of upside in this likely shootout.

Chiefs WR Sammy Watkins is questionable for Monday night's game against the Rams. He missed practiced Friday and Saturday with the foot injury that kept him out in Week 10. The Monday night start makes him difficult to wait on. You'll need to have Rams WR Josh Reynolds or Chiefs WRs Demarcus Robinson or Chris Conley available as insurance if you plan to try for Watkins.

Chiefs WR Sammy Watkins (foot) was held out of Friday's practice after being limited on Thursday. It's unclear if this was a planned rest day or if Watkins suffered a setback. We'll have a better idea after we get Saturday's practice report. Check back then for an update.

Chiefs WR Sammy Watkins (foot) was limited on Thursday, the team's 1st official practice. He's expected back for Monday night's showdown with the Rams, but it'd be nice to see him get in at least 1 full workout. Check back tomorrow for another update on Watkins.

Monday night's Chiefs-Rams game has been moved to Los Angeles. The game was originally scheduled for Azteca Stadium in Mexico City, but there were concerns about the field conditions there. Consider the move back to U.S. soil good news for both offenses -- especially the Rams playing at home.

Chiefs HC Andy Reid said Monday that WR Sammy Watkins and LB Anthony Hitchens have "a pretty good chance" to return for Monday night's game against the Rams in Mexico City, according to BJ Kissel of the team website. Watkins was inactive for Sunday's win over the Cardinals with a foot injury. Hitchens was active but didn't play a snap as he deals with a rib injury. We'll keep an eye on both players throughout the week, but expect to have Watkins and Hitchens available for Week 11 fantasy usage.

11:11am EST 11/11/18

Chiefs WR Sammy Watkins (foot) is inactive for today’s game against the Cardinals. He’s tentatively expected back for next Monday night’s showdown with the Rams. Chris Conley will step in as Kansas City’s #2 WR today and is an intriguing flier in DFS and deeper season-long leagues.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Chiefs WR Sammy Watkins (foot) is "unlikely" to play against the Cardinals today. He adds that "it's mostly a precaution, and Watkins should be fine next week." The Chiefs visit the Rams in Week 11 before a Week 12 bye.

Chiefs WR Sammy Watkins (foot) is questionable for this weekend’s game against the Cardinals after returning to a limited practice on Friday. It’d make a ton of sense for Kansas City to hold him out of this easily winnable game, but we’ll get his official status around noon ET on Sunday. If active, Watkins will be a risk/reward fantasy play. If not, Chris Conley will step in as the Chiefs’ #2 WR and be a viable flier.

Chiefs WR Sammy Watkins (foot) missed practice again on Thursday. He's looking unlikely to play against the Cardinals this weekend. We just removed Watkins from the Week 10 Rankings and bumped up WR Chris Conley.

Chiefs WR Sammy Watkins injured his foot in Sunday's win over the Browns, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. "While it’s not a serious injury, it may impact his status for Sunday as KC plans for the long run," Rapoport adds. We'll look for more details on Watkins' injury and monitor his practice participation this week. If he can't play against the Cardinals on Sunday, Chris Conley would step in as Kansas City's #2 WR.

11:10am EDT 10/7/18

Chiefs WR Sammy Watkins (hamstring) is active for today’s game against the Jaguars. Between that matchup and the hamstring issue, Watkins isn’t a recommended Week 5 fantasy play.

The forecast for today's Jaguars-Chiefs game calls for periods of heavy rain. The good news is that winds are expected to be only 6-7 mph. They aren't ideal conditions, but it's not enough for us to adjust our projections for these passing games. You might use the weather as a tiebreaker if deciding between 2 similarly ranked players, though.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport hears that there's "optimism" that Chiefs WR Sammy Watkins (hamstring) will play against the Jaguars today. He didn't return to last Monday night's game, but the hamstring injury is "minor," according to Rapoport. There's still some risk of an aggravation, though. And a brutal matchup against the Jaguars has Watkins looking like just a WR4 for Week 5.

Chiefs WR Sammy Watkins (hamstring) is listed as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Jaguars after a limited week of practice. We’re expecting him to play, but Watkins’ isn’t a recommended fantasy starter at less than 100% in a brutal matchup.

Chiefs WR Sammy Watkins (hamstring) will practice on Wednesday, according to ESPN's Adam Teicher. We'll see whether he's listed as "limited" or "full," but the fact that he's out there at all just 2 days after leaving Monday night's game in Denver is excellent news. We'll continue to monitor Watkins' status -- although he's not a recommended Week 5 fantasy play vs. the Jaguars.

Chiefs WR Sammy Watkins was knocked out of Monday night's game against the Broncos with a hamstring injury. He reportedly tested the hamstring after exiting but told the trainers that he couldn't get back out there. Watkins' absence leaves Kansas City with Chris Conley, Demarcus Robinson and De'Anthony Thomas behind Tyreek Hill.

Chiefs WR Sammy Watkins has failed to catch any of his 3 targets through 2 preseason games. But the team isn't worried. “When it’s all said and done, Sammy is doing a heck of a job,” OC Eric Bieniemy said. “He’s doing a great job. He’s accepted the challenge because we’re not just playing him at one position. He’s accepted the challenge of learning all three across the board. We want versatile football players. I know everybody wants to talk about what’s happening on the field on game day, but I will say this: [Watkins and QB Patrick Mahomes'] communication, their rhythm is starting to sync.” Mahomes is also happy with where he's at with Watkins. "We've had good connections throughout the practices. We haven't connected in the preseason so far, but at the same time, the relationship I'm building with him on the practice field, after practice, whatever we're doing, I feel like will translate into the season," Mahomes said. "When you have that much talent, you're going to be open, so hopefully I can just get the ball to him. He's going to be open a lot." It'd be nice to see these guys hook up in Kansas City's 3rd preseason game. But Watkins remains a nice upside WR3 target regardless. His ADP has dipped a bit lately and is now sitting in the late 7th round.


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