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Sammy Watkins

25-Year-Old Wide Receiver – Kansas City Chiefs

2017 Receiving Stats

Rec

39

Yds

593

TD

8

Avg

15.2

Tar

70

2018 Receiving Projections

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2018 Fantasy Football Outlook

Watkins finally got to play in a credible passing offense, and the results were mixed. On the one hand, he scored eight times on 70 targets, the same number of TDs as A.J. Green, who had 142 looks, an...

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2018 ADP:  67.64

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HT: 6' 1"   WT: 211   DOB: 6/14/1993  College: Clemson  DRAFTED: 1st Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Sammy Watkins Contract Information:

Signed a three-year, $48 million contract with the Chiefs in March of 2018.

March 14, 2018  –  Sammy Watkins News

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Watkins signed a three-year, $48 million contract with the Chiefs on Wednesday, receiving a $21 million signing bonus and $30 million in total guarantees, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

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Sammy Watkins NFL Stats
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  Receiving Rec Distance Big Rec Games Rushing Kick Ret Punt Ret Fumbles
Year Age Team G Rec Yards TD Tar Avg YPT 20+ 40+ 100+ 150+ 200+ Att Yards Avg TD Yds TD Yds TD Tot Lost
2011 18 CFB 13 82 1219 12 0 14.9 - - - - - - 32 231 - 0 - - - - - -
2012 19 CFB 10 57 708 3 0 12.4 - - - - - - 14 97 - 1 - - - - - -
2013 20 CFB 13 101 1464 12 0 14.5 - - - - - - 6 11 - 0 - - - - - -
2014 21 BUF 16 65 982 6 128 15.1 7.7 14 4 4 1 0 2 8 4.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
2015 22 BUF 13 60 1047 9 96 17.5 10.9 18 7 5 2 0 1 1 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 23 BUF 8 28 430 2 52 15.4 8.3 4 2 1 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 24 LAR 15 39 593 8 70 15.2 8.5 9 2 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Sammy Watkins Fantasy/Red Zone Stats
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  Fantasy Points Per Game Receiving Stats Red Zone Targets Rushing Stats Red Zone Runs
Year Age Team G Standard PPR 0.5 PPR Rec/G Yds/G In20 In10 In5 Att/G Yds/G In20 In10 In5
2011 18 CFB 13 16.7 23.0 19.9 6 94 - - - 2 18 - - -
2012 19 CFB 10 11.1 16.8 13.9 6 71 - - - 1 10 - - -
2013 20 CFB 13 16.9 24.7 20.8 8 113 - - - 0 1 - - -
2014 21 BUF 16 8.4 12.5 10.5 4 61 12 3 1 0 1 0 0 0
2015 22 BUF 13 12.2 16.8 14.5 5 81 7 4 2 0 0 0 0 0
2016 23 BUF 8 6.9 10.4 8.6 4 54 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 24 LAR 15 7.2 9.8 8.5 3 40 10 5 4 0 0 0 0 0
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Sammy Watkins – Playing Time Overview

Snap Count Stats

778

Offensive Snaps in 2017

Sammy Watkins was on the field for 778 of his team's snaps on offense in 2017.

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Special Teams Snaps in 2017

Sammy Watkins was on the field for 1 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2017.

Year Off ST
2015 714 1
2016 382 0
2017 778 1
Sammy Watkins 2017 Game Log
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  Snap Count Receiving Rec Distance Rushing Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret Red Zone Targets Red Zone Runs
Week Opp Off ST Rec Yards TD Tar Avg 20+ 40+ Att Yards Avg TD Tot Lost Yds TD Yds TD In20 In10 In5 In20 In10 In5
1 Ind 38 0 5 58 0 5 11.6 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 Was 45 0 2 30 0 2 15.0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 @SF 44 0 6 106 2 7 17.7 2 1 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0
4 @Dal 60 0 1 17 0 2 17.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 Sea 59 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 @Jax 48 0 1 11 0 4 11.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 Ari 67 0 3 42 0 5 14.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
8 BYE Bye Week
9 @NYG 33 0 1 67 1 2 67.0 1 1 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 Hou 50 0 2 41 1 3 20.5 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
11 @Min 49 0 3 36 0 4 12.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 NO 64 1 4 82 1 9 20.5 3 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 1 0 0 0
13 @Ari 58 0 3 38 1 4 12.7 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
14 Phi 45 0 3 21 1 7 7.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0
15 @Sea 52 0 2 14 0 5 7.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
16 @Ten 66 0 3 30 1 7 10.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0
17 SF
Playoffs Atl 65 0 1 23 0 4 23.0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0
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A blank stat line is used above whenever a player was not on the field for any plays in the game that week.

Measurables Overview for Sammy Watkins  (View College Stats & News)
As Compared To Other Wide Receivers
Height:   6' 1"
AVERAGE
Weight:   211 lbs
ABOVE AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   4.43 sec
GOOD
Shuttle Time:   4.34 sec
WEAK
Cone Drill:   6.95 sec
WEAK
Arm Length:   32.00 in
BELOW AVERAGE
Hand Length:   9.63 in
ABOVE AVERAGE
Vertical Jump:   34 in
WEAK
Broad Jump:   126 in
GREAT
Bench Press:   16 reps
GOOD
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Sammy Watkins: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Watkins intends to sign with the Chiefs when free agency opens Wednesday, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.

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Watkins will not receive the Rams' franchise tag, Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reports.

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The Rams will use their franchise tag on either Watkins or safety Lamarcus Joyner prior to the 4:00 p.m. EST deadline Tuesday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

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Watkins said it would be a pleasure to re-sign with the Rams following Saturday's 26-13 loss to Atlanta in the wild-card round, the Rich Hammond of the Los Angeles Daily News reports. He caught one of four targets for 23 yards in the defeat.

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Head coach Sean McVay said Thursday that the Rams offense won't "see much" of Watkins versus the 49ers on Sunday, Rich Hammond of the Los Angeles Daily News reports.

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Watkins hauled in three of seven passes for 30 yards and one touchdown during Sunday's 27-23 win at Tennessee.

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Watkins caught just two of five targets for 14 yards during Sunday's 42-7 win over Seattle.

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Watkins caught three of seven targets for 21 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 43-35 loss to the Eagles.

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Watkins caught three of four targets for 38 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 32-16 victory over the Cardinals.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2018

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2017

Health is the chief -- and only -- concern with Watkins, who missed 11 games the past two seasons. When he has played, he's been as advertised, a big-play threat with good size, great speed and excellent ball skills. Watkins put those skills to good use in 2015 when he had seven catches for 40-plus on only 96 targets, easily the league's highest big-play rate. He also led the NFL that year with 10.9 YPT. The question, though, is whether Watkins can hold up. In May 2016 he broke a bone in his foot and had a screw inserted. While he suited up for Week 1, he was clearly at less than full capacity. He tried to play through it but was shut down from Week 2 through Week 12, after which he finished the season on the still-broken bone. Watkins had a second surgery in January and sat out voluntary workouts in April before learning the Bills declined to pick up his fifth-year option in May. Just three months later, he found himself a member of the Rams, joining former Bill Robert Woods. The downgrade from Tyrod Taylor to Jared Goff will more than likely inhibit his ability to produce, but if he stays healthy, Watkins is by far the most talented receiver on his new squad.

2016

Watkins quietly had a huge season in 12.5 games. Watkins was the NFL's most efficient receiver last year - his 10.7 YPT was first among the league's 40 90-target WR, and his 17.5 YPC was second. Watkins had six catches of 40-plus yards, one fewer than Antonio Brown on less than half the targets. And Watkins scored nine TDs, despite only seven looks inside the 20 and four inside the 10. That should change in 2016, as Watkins saw all his red-zone targets in the final six games and all his inside-the-10 targets in the final five. His rapport with first-year starter Tyrod Taylor improved vastly in the second half - Watkins had five 100-yard games in the last nine weeks and double-digit targets in four of the last six. Watkins isn't dependent on red-zone targets for scores, either. With his blazing speed - 4.43 40 at the Combine, 4.33 unofficially - and athleticism, he can strike from anywhere. And at 6-1, 211, he has above-average size for a burner, and the toughness to be effective in traffic. With Taylor and Watkins in their second seasons together, and no serious competition for targets, Watkins should see a significant increase in volume. If he comes close to last years efficiency, look out. Watkins had foot surgery in May, and while he returned during the preseason, it still adds some risk. (Prior to the news, he was our No. 6 WR.)

2015

Considering Watkins battled through nagging injuries and subpar quarterback play throughout his rookie season, it was a promising professional debut. He narrowly missed being the ninth rookie to break the 1,000-yard barrier since 2000, but managed a passable 7.7 YPT (22nd among the league's 41 100-target WR) and 15.1 YPC (8th) while playing in the NFL's fifth-least efficient passing offense (6.7 YPA). At 6-1, 211, Watkins has decent size and blazing speed (4.43 official Combine time, but ran 4.33 and 4.37 unofficially) and is tough and athletic enough to make contested plays anywhere on the field. With Percy Harvin and Charles Clay in the fold along with incumbent Robert Woods, Watkins will have more competition for targets this year, and new coach Rex Ryan plans to have a more run-heavy attack behind newly acquired LeSean McCoy. Still, Watkins is the premier talent among the pass catchers in this group and, health permitting, should grow in Year 2. Watkins, who had hip surgery this offseason, isn't expected to take part in OTAs, but should be ready for the start of training camp.

2014

Taken with the fourth overall pick, Watkins should be the Bills’ top target right away now that Steve Johnson’s gone. Watkins’ prospects will hinge in large part on the development of second-year quarterback EJ Manuel who struggled through an injury-riddled rookie year. Moreover, rookie receivers rarely make significant impacts – when Keenan Allen broke 1,000 yards last year, he became only the fifth to do so this millennium. And 1,000 yards is not a particularly high bar to clear in the modern NFL – 23 receivers hit that mark in 2013. That said, few rookie receivers are their teams’ likely No. 1’s out of the gate, and few have Watkins’ combination of decent size (6-1, 205), toughness and blazing speed; Watkins’ official NFL Combine time was 4.43, but he unofficially ran a 4.33 and 4.37. The Bills brought in Mike Williams this offseason from Tampa Bay, and Robert Woods makes for a nice possession option, but both profile as complementary pieces.