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Sammy Watkins


#71 Wide Receiver

79 Projected Points

ADP: Not Available
Bye: 8
Experience: 7 Yr(s)
Age: 28
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 211
40 Time: 4.39

Injury Predictor Injury Predictor

High Risk

Chance of Injury in 2021


% chance misses at least 2 quarters

Chance of Injury per Game


1- 17√1-% Inj/Season

Projected Games Missed 2021




Ability to produce despire relatively minor injuries. 5 being most durable

Injury analysis powered by Draft Sharks Injury Index, formerly SIP Logo

Injury History

Date League Injury Details
Nov 12, 2011 Non-NFL Shoulder A/C Joint Sprain Watkins missed 1 game after spraining his right shoulder against Wake Forest in November.
Dec 31, 2012 Non-NFL Pedal Ankle Sprain/Pull Unspecified Grade 1 The Clemson star WR was knocked out of the Chick-fil-A Bowl against LSU on the second play of the game with a right ankle sprain.
Nov 30, 2014 NFL Inguinal Hip Tear Watkins had minor surgery after the season to fix a slight tear in the labrum in his hip. The injury cost him no game time.
Oct 18, 2015 NFL Pedal Ankle Sprain/Pull Unspecified Grade 1 Watkins sprained his left ankle on a TD reception in Week 6 and missed the next 2 games.
Apr 13, 2016 NFL Pedal Foot Fracture Watkins fractured his left foot in an April workout training and needed a screw inserted.
Sep 20, 2016 NFL Pedal Foot Watkins missed Week 3 and then landed on IR -- designated to return -- after a teammate stepped on his surgically repaired left foot in a walkthrough. He missed 8 games, returning in Week 12.
Jan 1, 2017 NFL Pedal Foot Fracture Watkins had 2 screws inserted into his previously fractured and repaired left foot, following multiple recovery setbacks.
Aug 16, 2014 NFL Chest Rib Bruise The rookie missed 1 preseason game after sustaining a rib bruise in the 3rd preseason game.
Aug 28, 2014 NFL Chest Rib Bruise Watkins aggravated a previous rib bruise and left the preseason game against the Steelers.
Nov 5, 2014 NFL Inguinal Groin Pull Grade 1 Watkins had a minor groin pull in practice coming out of the Week 9 bye that did not cost him any playing time.
Aug 17, 2015 NFL Thigh Glute Strain Watkins sat out the final 3 preseason games with a glute injury.
Sep 27, 2015 NFL Leg Calf Strain Watkins suffered a reportedly "mild" strain to his left calf against the Dolphins in Week 3 but did miss 2 games.
Sep 21, 2017 NFL Head Cranial Concussion Grade 1 Watkins departed in Week 3 but returned for Week 4.
Nov 4, 2018 NFL Pedal Foot Watkins suffered an unspecified right foot injury against the Browns and missed the following game.
Nov 19, 2018 NFL Pedal Foot Watkins lasted just 5 snaps in his attempt to return from injuring his right foot. He missed the final 5 regular-season games, following a Week 12 bye. Watkins returned for the playoffs.
Oct 4, 2019 NFL Thigh Hamstring Sprain/Pull Unspecified Grade 1 Watkins went into the game against Colts dinged up suffering a shoulder injury in Week 4 and injuring his hamstring during Friday’s practice.
Aug 16, 2020 NFL Inguinal Groin Strain Grade 2 Watkins missed a portion of training camp practices due to a strained groin.
Sep 20, 2020 NFL Head Cranial Concussion Grade 1 Watkins exited Week 2’s game due to a head injury that he suffered after taking a hit against the Los Angeles Chargers. He was available in the next game
Oct 11, 2020 NFL Thigh Hamstring Strain Grade 2 Watkins suffered a hamstring injury during the Week 5 loss to the Raiders. He missed 5 games

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What You Need to Know:

  • Watkins’ 2020 brought up more injury woes. He played 10 games, giving him 14 missed games over the past 3 seasons. He missed time with hamstring and calf injuries in 2020.
  • Those issues clearly affected his performance. Watkins posted just 38-434-2 on a high octane Chiefs offense. He forced only 2 missed tackles all year, per Pro Football Focus.
  • Once a downfield threat, Watkins managed an average depth of target of just 8.1 yards — a career-low.
  • After a strong Week 1 against a bad Houston secondary (7-82-1), Watkins reached double digit PPR points in just 3 of his final 9 regular season games.
  • Healthy seasons from Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce squashed Watkins’ chance of an expanded role.
  • A 2020 free agent, Watkins visited with the Colts but ultimately signed with Baltimore in late March. He inked a 1-year deal at $5 million with another $1 million available through incentives.
  • In April, Baltimore used a Round 1 pick on Minnesota’s Rashod Bateman and a 4th rounder on Oklahoma State’s Tylan Wallace. Bateman brings polished route-running and a pro-ready game to the Ravens.
  • Moving from Patrick Mahomes to Lamar Jackson certainly brings a pure passing downgrade. With Marquise Brown and Mark Andrews already filling the depth chart, targets figure to be scarce here.
  • OC Greg Roman returns for his 3rd season in the same role. His offenses ranked last in pass attempts in ’19 and ’20.

Draft Sharks Bottom Line:

Watkins no longer looks like the explosive guy from several years ago. We might be optimistic if he landed in a better spot, but there simply aren’t many targets to go around Baltimore’s passing game.

Unless you’re in a deep best ball league, Watkins is just a watch-list candidate.


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Ravens WR Sammy Watkins (thigh) is out for Sunday's game vs. the Chargers. WR Rashod Bateman, meanwhile, is expected to make his NFL debut this weekend, HC John Harbaugh said Friday. OC Greg Roman suggested earlier in the week that Bateman would be on a snap count, so we'd try not to use the rookie in Week 6 fantasy lineups.

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Ravens WR Sammy Watkins did not practice on Wednesday. He's on the injury report with a thigh, rather than the hamstring injury that was announced during Monday night's win over the Colts. Either way, Watkins is clearly in danger of missing this weekend's game vs. the Chargers.

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Ravens WR Sammy Watkins injured a hamstring in the 1st half of Monday night's game vs. the Colts and did not return. We'll look for further updates on his status. Ravens 1st-round rookie WR Rashod Bateman seems close to debuting after August core-muscle surgery.

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Ravens WR Sammy Watkins (undisclosed) returned to practice on Wednesday. He missed over a week of action but appears on track for Week 1. The 28-year-old could supply some deep league value early on while Rashod Bateman is sidelined.

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Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic writes that Ravens WR Sammy Watkins looks “fresh, explosive, motivated and more importantly, healthy” early in training camp. Zrebiec also noted his the veteran’s ability to get open and make plays “all over the field.” This jives with OC Greg Roman’s recent comment about Watkins being “one of the best receivers in the NFL.” Volume is an obvious concern for the run-heavy Ravens. Watkins, though, is essentially free as the WR77 in FFPC best balls.

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