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Sammy Watkins
ADP: 18.11
Bye: 14
Experience: 8 Yr(s)
Age: 29.3
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 211
40 Time: 4.43
Speed Score: 109.60
SPARQx (Rank): 109.30 (66%)
Burst Score (Rank): 120.80 (48%)
Agility Score (Rank): 11.29 (44%)
Catch Radius (Rank): 10.03 (49%)

Sammy Watkins's Weekly Outlook

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Rest Of Way Outlook

Rec Rec Yds Rec TDs Fantasy Pts
1.2 13.8 0 1.4

Sammy Watkins's 2022 Projections & Outlook


#79 Wide Receiver

72 Projected Points

ADP Rec Rec Yds Rec TDs 100 Fum
18.11 40.3 521.6 3.4 1.3 0.3

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Basic StatsSammy Watkins's Preseason Player Analysis

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What You Need to Know:

  • Watkins, a bit of an NFL nomad, will play for his 5th team in 7 seasons.
  • Last year in Baltimore, Watkins made 13 appearances, snagging only 27 of 49 targets for 394 yards and 1 score.
  • He started hot, posting 4-96 in the opener and hitting 4 catches in each of the first 4 games. He benefited from the absence of Rashod Bateman, though.
  • Watkins would hit 4 catches only once going forward. He sat out 3 games with a hamstring injury, played through a late-season knee issue and missed 1 game on the COVID list.
  • In total, Watkins’ yards per route run (1.45), drop rate (12.9%) and catch rate (60%) all fell below career averages.
  • Green Bay took a 1-year flier on Watkins. He reportedly considered retirement before signing on.
  • Watkins doesn’t lack confidence but admitted in June that health will be key to any sort of rebound. Said the 29-year-old: ”When I’m on the field, I can ball, I can catch balls, I can score and I’m a dominant player. But the key is staying on the field.” He hasn’t played a full season since 2014.
  • Davante Adams and Marquez Valdes-Scantling leave ~240 vacated targets behind. But Green Bay also added 2 rookies (Christian Watson and Romeo Doubs) to join a returning tiro of Allen Lazard, Randall Cobb and Amari Rodgers.
  • HC Matt LaFleur said at minicamp that Watkins will be a “big part” of the offense. So there’s at least some buzz on a guy who’s struggled with sustained success over the past ~6 years.

Draft Sharks Bottom Line:

Watkins hasn’t finished inside WR3 range since 2015. His opportunity for starting snaps is clear on a Packers squad that just lost Davante Adams and Marquez Valdes-Scantling.

But will he mesh with Aaron Rodgers? And can he stay healthy enough to perform for fantasy managers? We’re skeptical, but with an ADP in Round 21, there’s zero risk in best ball leagues.

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Sammy Watkins, WR GB

1:10pm EDT 9/24/22

Watkins lands on IR

The Packers have placed WR Sammy Watkins on IR with the hamstring injury that had already knocked him out for Sunday's game against the Bucs. That means he'll miss at least 3 more games beyond this week. Although it's likely to be a short stay on IR for Watkins, he's fine to drop in just about any fantasy football format. Allen Lazard, Romeo Doubs, Christian Watson and Randall Cobb rounded out Green Bay's most-used WRs in last Sunday night's win over the Bears. Cobb and Watson are questionable for this week after each missing the final 2 practices. Green Bay also elevated WR Juwan Winfree and RB Patrick Taylor from the practice squad on Saturday.

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Packers WR Sammy Watkins (hamstring) has been ruled out for this weekend's game vs. the Bucs. It looks like he hurt his hamstring on Wednesday and didn't practice the next 2 days. An injured Watkins is not a must-stash on fantasy rosters.

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Packers WRs Allen Lazard (ankle), Sammy Watkins (hamstring), Christian Watson (hamstring) and Randall Cobb (illness) all missed Thursday's practice. Lazard, Watson and Watkins were all limited on Wednesday, so it seems like this was a planned day off for guys that aren't quite at 100%. We'll know more when we get Green Bay's final injury report tomorrow.

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NFL Network's Tom Pelissero confirms that Packers WR Allen Lazard (ankle) is not expected to play vs. the Vikings today. He's listed as doubtful after missing practice all week. Lazard's absence leaves Green Bay with WRs Sammy Watkins, Romeo Doubs, Randall Cobb and Christian Watson. Pelissero also reports that LT David Bakhtiari (knee) and RT Elgton Jenkins (pectoral/knee) will miss today's opener. It's a tough spot for QB Aaron Rodgers.

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Sammy Watkins, WR GB
Dynasty MVP 15.2
Position Rank #178 WR
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