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Sammy Watkins


#82 Wide Receiver

59 Projected Points

ADP: 22.5
Bye: 8
Experience: 7 Yr(s)
Age: 28
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 211
40 Time: 4.39

2021 Projections & Outlook


#82 Wide Receiver

59 Projected Points

ADP Rec Rec Yds Rec TDs 100 Fum
22.5 34 419 3 0

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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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New Ravens WR Sammy Watkins expects OC Greg Roman to "open up" the offense this season. “He’s going to utilize us in so many different ways," Watkins said. "He’s got a complex offense. I know the world hasn’t been seeing that yet, but he’s definitely going to open it up this year, run the ball and do, I’m pretty sure, all types of things with this offense.” We'll believe it when we see it. All 8 of Roman's offenses have ranked in the bottom 4 in pass attempts. That includes 32nd-place finishes in Baltimore the last 2 years. And when Watkins played under Roman in Buffalo, the Bills finished 31st and 32nd in pass attempts. Perhaps the Ravens chuck it a bit more in 2021, but it won't be enough to make Watkins, WR Marquise Brown and TE Mark Andrews reliable weekly fantasy plays. Watkins figures to be the odd man out.

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The Ravens have agreed to a 1-year, $6 million deal with WR Sammy Watkins, including $5 million guaranteed, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Watkins should slot in as at least Baltimore's #2 wideout in targets. Of course, it's not the best offense for receiving production. The Ravens have attempted the league's fewest passes each of the past 2 seasons. Last year's 406 attempts were the fewest by any team since Seattle in 2012. Watkins makes for a decent best-ball option in the double-digit rounds of fantasy football drafts, but he's not likely to turn into a reliable redraft starter.

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Chiefs WR Sammy Watkins (calf) is active for the Super Bowl. It’ll be his 1st action since Week 16. Watkins did get in a full practice on Friday, though, so there’s a chance that he plays a significant role tonight.

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Chiefs WR Sammy Watkins (calf) is listed as questionable for the Super Bowl. He was a full participant in Friday's practice, though, so we're expecting him to suit up. It'll be Watkins' first action since late December, adding obvious risk to his fantasy profile. He averaged 5.9 targets, 3.9 catches and 44 yards in his 9 healthy games this season.

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Chiefs WR Sammy Watkins (calf) remained limited in Thursday's practice. He's seemingly trending toward playing in the Super Bowl, but we'll get another update on his status on Friday afternoon.

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