Benjamin Watson Fantasy Stats 2019 | Draft Sharks

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Benjamin Watson TE - NE

Experience: 12 YRS  
Height: 0'6"  
Weight: 255 
Bye: 10

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TE Ben Watson has inked a 1-year, $3 million deal with the Patriots. The 38-year-old has remained effective, posting a 74-825-6 line with the Saints in 2016, a 61-522-4 with the Ravens in 2017 and a 35-400-2 back in New Orleans last year. He spent his first 6 NFL seasons with the Patriots, including 3 under current OC Josh McDaniels. Watson will battle with talented but oft-injured Austin Seferian-Jenkins for targets this season. It's worth noting that ASJ's 1-year deal is for less than a million bucks. Consider Watson the early favorite.

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Saints TE Ben Watson (appendicitis) is out for Sunday's game against the Rams. He's averaged just 2.2 targets per game over the last 5 while playing less than 50% of the offensive snaps, so it's not a major loss. Josh Hill should serve as New Orleans' lead TE this weekend, and TE Dan Arnold figures to be active after being a healthy scratch in the Divisional Round.

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Saints TE Ben Watson "still looks like he's in the prime of his career," according to insider Joel Erickson. He's "made eye-popping, contested catches a normal occurrence in his return to the Saints," Erickson writes. Watson is 37 now but racked up 61 catches in Baltimore last season. And he has 3 years of experience in the Saints offense, including a 74-825-6 line back in 2015. There hasn't been much buzz on Watson, but he appears locked in as New Orleans' lead TE. And he's remained dirt cheap, with an ADP sitting in the 16th round.

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The Saints have signed TE Ben Watson to a 1-year deal. The 37-year-old made an impressive return last season from a torn Achilles, hauling in 61 of 79 targets (77.2% catch rate). He averaged just 8.6 yards per catch, though, and doesn't offer much playmaking ability at this point. It's certainly worth noting that Watson has plenty of experience with HC Sean Payton and QB Drew Brees, spending 2013 to 2015 in New Orleans. His arrival could spell the end of TE Coby Fleener's time with the Saints. That'd leave the team with Watson and Josh Hill. We'll see if they add to the position in the draft, but whoever the Saints deploy as their lead pass-catching TE will have some fantasy appeal.

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Ravens TE Ben Watson (knee) is active for tonight's game against the Dolphins. He didn't practice on Tuesday or Wednesday, making him a risky Week 8 fantasy play.

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Injury Predictor

Projected Missed Probability of injury per game ? Probablity of injury in the season ?
1.00 5% 55.8%
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Date Injury Analysis
Jan 14, 2019 Abdomen Appendix Ruptured Watson was hospitalized and missed the Saints NFC Championship game vs. the Rams.
Aug 27, 2016 Pedal Achilles Tear Grade 3 Watson tore his Achilles in preseason Week 3 and missed the year. He returned to game action in the 2nd preseason contest of 2017.
Sep 21, 2014 Inguinal Groin Pull Grade 1
Nov 10, 2013 Head Cranial Concussion Grade 1 Watson suffered a concussion against the Cowboys and missed the following game.
Dec 8, 2011 Head Cranial Concussion Grade 3 Watson missed the final 3 games of 2011 after suffering his 3rd concussion of the season. He called each injury minor, though, and reported no lingering symptoms.
Oct 23, 2011 Head Cranial Concussion Grade 1 Watson suffered his 2nd concussion of the season. He took the field for the 1st play of the 3rd quarter but sat out the rest of the game. He returned the following week.
Jul 30, 2011 Head Cranial Concussion Grade 1 Watson suffered a concussion in a training camp practice and missed 4 days of workouts. He returned before the start of preseason games.
Sep 3, 2008 Knee Strain Grade 1 Watson missed 2 games with an unspecified knee injury.
Dec 13, 2007 Pedal Ankle (high) Sprain Grade 3 Watson missed 2 more games with his ankle issue. It's not clear whether he suffered a re-injury or merely rested the ankle after weeks of decreased effectiveness. He had surgery after the season, likely sometime in March 2008.
Oct 14, 2007 Pedal Ankle (high) Sprain Grade 3 Watson suffered a left ankle injury in the 1st half against Dallas and missed the following 2 games. He later missed 2 more weeks and required surgery after the season.
Dec 10, 2006 Knee Strain Grade 1 Watson suffered an unspecified left knee injury against the Dolphins and missed the final 3 regular-season games. The length of absence and early reports that he could miss multiple weeks point to a possible ligament sprain.
Dec 11, 2005 Head Cranial Concussion Grade 1 Watson suffered a concussion and missed 1 game.
Sep 15, 2004 Knee Tear Watson missed the final 15 games of his rookie season plus the playoffs with an undisclosed knee injury. He went from probable to questionable to inactive for Week 2 and then landed on IR. May have been a mid-week practice injury.
Dec 31, 1969 Abdomen Appendix Ruptured Watson missed the NFC Championship game with appendicitis. He didn't have surgery before the game (which the Saints lost) and had previously announced plans to retire.

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