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Brandon Aiyuk or Sammy Watkins

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Player Summaries Comparison
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Sammy WatkinsS. Watkins
WR - KC
Sammy Watkins
Brandon AiyukB. Aiyuk
WR - SF
Brandon Aiyuk
Expert
Recommendation

59%
Recommended by
75 of 127 experts
41%
Recommended by
52 of 127 experts
Most Accurate Experts 
   
Top Experts 65% 35%
Top WR Experts40%60%
Top Player Experts60%40%
   
Rankings 
   
ECR# 61# 62
Best Rank# 31# 43
Worst Rank# 76# 105
   
Fantasy Points 
   
Season Total86.50.0
Avg Game6.2
Avg Projection98.479.8
   
Schedule 
   
SOS Rank911
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert
   
Expert Ranks 
Sammy WatkinsBrandon Aiyuk
   
Lawrence JacksonL. Jackson
Fantasy Football Lord
48 m
#56#46
   
Dalton Del DonD. Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
6 h
#62#46
   
Kevin ScottK. Scott
The Intersecting
7 h
#50#62
   
Garret PriceG. Price
Dynasty Nerds
8 h
#63#65
   
Ryan SkolrudR. Skolrud
SkullKing Sports
8 h
#61#77
   
Matthew BetzM. Betz
BallBlast
9 h
#62#45
   
Kyle AugustK. August
FF Fellas
9 h
#64#57
   
Justin DoddsJ. Dodds
Locked In Football
12 h
#63#66
   
Jody SmithJ. Smith
FantasyData
13 h
#61#63
   
Greg SmithG. Smith
TwoQBs
15 h
#58#60
   
Jeff BoggisJ. Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
15 h
#64#73
   
Ryan NoonanR. Noonan
FTN
16 h
#45#63
   
Mike TagliereM. Tagl...
FantasyPros
16 h
#53#67
   
Nick ZylakN. Zylak
Fantasy Football Advice
16 h
#70#67
   
Dan HarrisD. Harris
FantasyPros
18 h
#63#62
   
Dave LoughranD. Loug...
Awesemo
18 h
#68#62
   
Jacob GibbsJ. Gibbs
SportsLine
19 h
#62#66
   
Morgan ColbyM. Colby
The Fantasy Champions
20 h
#52#66
   
Kyle YatesK. Yates
FantasyPros
20 h
#66#71
   
Tim PetropoulosT. Petr...
BRoto Fantasy
20 h
#61#63
   
Michael PetropoulosM. Petr...
BRoto Fantasy
20 h
#66#63
   
Ben WasleyB. Wasley
The Fantasy First Down
23 h
#56#59
   
Steven PintadoS. Pintado
The Fantasy Coaches
1 d
#56#74
   
Pierre CamusP. Camus
RotoBaller
1 d
#61#59
   
Liz LozaL. Loza
Yahoo! Sports
1 d
#69#58
   
Husein ShabazzH. Shabazz
SleeperWire
1 d
#59#68
   
Brian StraitB. Strait
FTLS Fantasy Football
1 d
#55#67
   
Site RankingsS. Rank...
FFToday
1 d
#51#70
   
Rudy GambleR. Gamble
Razzball
2 d
#73#77
   
Nick HumphreysN. Hump...
Fantasy Victors
2 d
#60#64
   
Bill EnrightB. Enright
Sports Illustrated
2 d
#65#75
   
Donald GibsonD. Gibson
FantasyPros
2 d
#53#74
   
Nolan KellyN. Kelly
Awesemo
2 d
#57#61
   
Scott EngelS. Engel
RotoBaller
2 d
#69#53
   
Andy BehrensA. Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
2 d
#69#59
   
Adam PfeiferA. Pfeifer
FTN
2 d
#63#55
   
Zachary HanshewZ. Hanshew
FantasyPros
2 d
#60#62
   
Scott PianowskiS. Pian...
Yahoo! Sports
2 d
#76#63
   
Tal MalachovskyT. Mala...
The Fantasy Scout
2 d
#31#105
   
Bart WheelerB. Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
2 d
#65#57
   
Dave RichardD. Richard
CBS Sports
2 d
#56
   
Jamey EisenbergJ. Eise...
CBS Sports
2 d
#57
   
Jacob HubmanJ. Hubman
The Fantasy Headliners
3 d
#63#58
   
Matt HarmonM. Harmon
Yahoo! Sports
3 d
#58#67
   
Blake FincherB. Fincher
Fantasy Football Cafe
3 d
#59#62
   
Rich PiazzaR. Piazza
Fantasy Shed
3 d
#67#63
   
Tyler OrginskiT. Orgi...
Fantasy Hot Read
3 d
#58#65
   
Jason PetropoulosJ. Petr...
BRoto Fantasy
3 d
#68#58
   
Michael FlorioM. Florio
RotoBaller
3 d
#60#68
   
Pat FitzmauriceP. Fitz...
The Football Girl
3 d
#55#51
   
Des BielerD. Bieler
The Washington Post
3 d
#56#47
   
Craig PhillipsC. Phil...
FF Prophet
3 d
#62#64
   
Walter CherepinskyW. Cher...
WalterFootball
3 d
#60
   
Dominick PetrilloD. Petr...
Fantasy Hot Read
4 d
#40#63
   
Matt BrandonM. Brandon
Matt Brandon
4 d
#56#73
   
Michael TomlinM. Tomlin
Fantasy Six Pack
4 d
#57#78
   
Dennis SosicD. Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
4 d
#54#98
   
Tozzi BrothersT. Brot...
Legion Report
4 d
#60#62
   
Mauricio GutierrezM. Guti...
Estadio Fantasy
4 d
#69#48
   
Lukas KacerL. Kacer
The Fantasy Stock Exchange
5 d
#57
   
Matthew HillM. Hill
DataForce Fantasy Football
5 d
#73#63
   
Joe BondJ. Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
5 d
#64#59
   
Site RankingsS. Rank...
FantasyOMatic
5 d
#55#62
   
Ryan Hodge R. Hodge
FantasyLabs
5 d
#57#55
   
Bill DubielB. Dubiel
RotoBaller
5 d
#60#61
   
Ken ZalisK. Zalis
Pressbox
5 d
#60#57
   
Derek LoflandD. Lofland
FantasyPros
6 d
#61#45
   
Muntradamus M.
Beast Dome
6 d
#60#61
   
Seth MillerS. Miller
Crossroads Fantasy Football
6 d
#52#74
   
Mark RossM. Ross
Athlon Sports
6 d
#59#51
   
Andy VandaA. Vanda
Take Your League
1 w
#60#61
   
Richard SavillR. Savill
Fantasy Six Pack
1 w
#62#67
   
Brandon FunstonB. Funston
The Athletic
1 w
#73#65
   
Gerson AguirreG. Aguirre
Going For 2
1 w
#54#43
   
Dan ClasgensD. Clas...
Get Sports Info
1 w
#62#50
   
Huseyin AksuH. Aksu
Fantasy Couch
1 w
#52
   
Justin GeorgeJ. George
Take Your League
1 w
#61#79
   
Michael BellerM. Beller
The Athletic
1 w
#63#73
   
Richard KingR. King
King Fantasy Sports
1 w
#57#40
   
Mike RigzM. Rigz
Gridiron Experts
2 w
#65#37
   
Doug MooreD. Moore
Inside the Pylon
2 w
#62#58
   
Zach GreubelZ. Greubel
Gridiron Experts
2 w
#51
   
Davis MattekD. Mattek
RotoExperts
2 w
#66#52
   
Jordan RainsJ. Rains
Expand The Boxscore
2 w
#53#47
   
Chet GreshamC. Gresham
DK Nation
2 w
#66#73
   
Matt CampM. Camp
Bleacher Report
2 w
#59#57
   
Justin SablichJ. Sablich
5th Down Fantasy
2 w
#58#63
   
Michael HauffM. Hauff
Gridiron Experts
2 w
#63#64
   
Elisha TwerskiE. Twerski
numberFire
2 w
#62#66
   
Anthony CervinoA. Cervino
Gridiron Experts
2 w
#60#69
   
Kyle RichardsonK. Rich...
The Fantasy Headliners
2 w
#63#76
   
Scott SmithS. Smith
RotoViz
2 w
#60#65
   
Jacob W. DunneJ. W. D...
New Life Fantasy
2 w
#52#63
   
Kate MagdziukK. Magd...
BallBlast
2 w
#71#74
   
Michelle MagdziukM. Magd...
BallBlast
2 w
#60#53
   
Heath CummingsH. Cumm...
CBS Sports
2 w
#65#58
   
Brad EvansB. Evans
FTN
3 w
#65#63
   
Matt OkadaM. Okada
BallBlast
3 w
#47#36
   
Staff RankingsS. Rank...
FullTime Fantasy
3 w
#52
   
M. Starks PowellM. Star...
New Life Fantasy
3 w
#60#62
   
Chris KennedyC. Kennedy
The Fantasy Headliners
3 w
#60#59
   
Geoff LambertG. Lambert
Going For 2
3 w
#60#61
   
Matthew BoweM. Bowe
Razzball
4 w
#53#43
   
Jeff PaurJ. Paur
RTSports
4 w
#68#48
   
Andy SingletonA. Sing...
Expand The Boxscore
4 w
#60#62
   
Staff RankingsS. Rank...
Important Nonsense
4 w
#67#68
   
SmittyS.
SleeperU
07/14
#60#61
   
Andrew EricksonA. Eric...
Pro Football Focus
07/14
#64#39
   
Raju ByfieldR. Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
07/14
#54#65
   
Robert WaziakR. Waziak
The Fantasy Footballers
07/06
#65#59
   
Eric MoodyE. Moody
FantasyData
07/04
#57#58
   
Matt SchaufM. Schauf
Draft Sharks
07/02
#60#57
   
Kevin WheelerK. Wheeler
Draftwize
07/01
#56#59
   
Matt MacCoyM. MacCoy
Fantasy Team Advice
2 d
#50#115
   
Nick MarianoN. Mariano
RotoBaller
06/24
#60#58
   
06/23
#64#45
   
Ben RolfeB. Rolfe
The Touchdown
06/29
#41#75
   
Chris MeaneyC. Meaney
FTN
07/09
#57#72
   
Staff RankingsS. Rank...
Roto Ranks
06/07
#58#76
   
Andy SpiteriA. Spiteri
Razzball
1 w
#58#77
   
Frank BonincontriF. Boni...
Fantasy Wire HQ
2 w
#57#71
   
Tim JablonskiT. Jabl...
The Hateful 8
05/29
#59#77
   
Heath CappsH. Capps
Fake Teams
05/24
#59#76
   
Anthony AmicoA. Amico
FTN
05/16
#60#53
   
Mike RandleM. Randle
BettingPros
05/08
#50
   
Walton SpurlinW. Spurlin
FantasyPros
04/27
#60#71
   
Steven SpaccarotelliS. Spac...
SleeperWire
01/14
#51
   
Player Game Logs Comparison
  Sammy WatkinsS. Watkins
WR - KC
Sammy Watkins
Brandon AiyukB. Aiyuk
WR - SF
Brandon Aiyuk
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. HOU vs. ARI
Week 2 at LAC at NYJ
Week 3 at BAL at NYG
Week 4 vs. NE vs. PHI
Week 5 vs. LV vs. MIA
Week 6 at BUF vs. LAR
Week 7 at DEN at NE
Week 8 vs. NYJ at SEA
Week 9 vs. CAR vs. GB
Week 10BYE WEEK at NO
Week 11 at LVBYE WEEK
Week 12 at TB at LAR
Week 13 vs. DEN vs. BUF
Week 14 at MIA vs. WAS
Week 15 at NO at DAL
Week 16 vs. ATL at ARI
Week 17 vs. LAC vs. SEA
Player Projections Comparison
  Sammy WatkinsS. Watkins
WR - KC
Sammy Watkins
Brandon AiyukB. Aiyuk
WR - SF
Brandon Aiyuk
Receiving
   
Receptions51.240.7
Rec Yards716.5562.8
Rec TDs4.33.8
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts2.31.8
Rush Yards17.010.1
Rush TDs0.00.1
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points98.479.8
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
  Sammy WatkinsS. Watkins
WR - KC
Sammy Watkins
Brandon AiyukB. Aiyuk
WR - SF
Brandon Aiyuk
2019 Points 
Week 137.8
Week 24.9
Week 36.4
Week 43.4
Week 50.0
Week 6
Week 7
Week 84.5
Week 96.3
Week 105.1
Week 112.6
Week 12
Week 130.0
Week 145.0
Week 156.9
Week 162.8
Week 170.8
Player Targets Comparison
  Sammy WatkinsS. Watkins
WR - KC
Sammy Watkins
Brandon AiyukB. Aiyuk
WR - SF
Brandon Aiyuk
2019 Targets 
Week 111
Week 213
Week 38
Week 46
Week 50
Week 6
Week 7
Week 88
Week 910
Week 109
Week 113
Week 12
Week 133
Week 148
Week 154
Week 165
Week 172
Notes for Player Combination
  Sammy WatkinsS. Watkins
WR - KC
Sammy Watkins
Brandon AiyukB. Aiyuk
WR - SF
Brandon Aiyuk
Expert 
Elliot Berkovits
Pack to the Future
Only the real risk-takers go after a guy like Watkins. We all know the upside is there, especially in the Chiefs offense but whether it's due to injury or simply poor performance, he can never string together a strong season. He is a boom or bust flex play at best until he proves he can stay healthy and play at a high level consistently.Brandon Aiyuk could not have landed in a better spot than San Francisco. They love getting their WRs the ball in space and Aiyuk is dangerous with the ball in his hands. Add the fact that Deebo Samuel is slated to miss at least the first few weeks, and we could have an immediate contributor out of Aiyuk.
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
It seems like so long ago that Watkins was relevant in fantasy football, despite having the second-best single-game performance for a wide receiver in 2019 and playing with Patrick Mahomes. The Chiefs went out and drafted a pass-catching running back, but didnt add any wide receivers to the mix, which means Watkins should be in the neighborhood of 75-85 targets once again. He's a high-upside WR4/5-type option, as we've seen him perform at a high level in this league.When a receiver is drafted in the first round, he's starting immediately. When that player was traded up for, they already have a plan in mind. Aiyuk is someone who can stretch the field, while Deebo Samuel and George Kittle work the underneath part of the field. The 49ers did not take very many deep shots last year, which doesn't bode well for Aiyuk from a fantasy perspective, but it could've been that they didn't have the personnel necessary to do so. He's just a late-round bench stash right now who will have some big weeks.
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
Watkins has the talent to be a top-24 WR for fantasy football and he's in the right offense for that to happen. For some reason though, Watkins just has not been able to be consistent and he's burned fantasy owners year after year. Watkins is nothing more than a WR4 this season at best.Brandon Aiyuk was one of my most confusing evaluations throughout the pre-draft process and my grade reflects that. He has the draft capital, but Aiyuk's best utilized as a deep-passing option and that doesn't exactly fit Garropolo's skillset. Aiyuk may be one of the players that's better for a NFL offense than for fantasy football.
Ben Wasley
The Fantasy First Down
Here's some unexpect Sammy Watkins trivia: He received more targets than Tyreek Hill in 2019, he has the same cap hit as Hill and he's only one year older! I'm not saying Watkins and Hill are even in the same universe fantasy-wise but it is unreasonable to totally dismiss Watkins. We've seen how busy he can get when Hill (or potentially Kelce) is out and he's still had some big games with everybody fit. I want pieces of this Chiefs offence and Watkins is likely to get first crack at the WR2 role. That's worth drafting.The 49ers game plan is very simple. Run, run, throw to George Kittle, give Deebo Samuel a crack, run some more. It's simple but effective too and will only change if a) the defence sucks (it won't) or b) someone gets injured. Deebo's inury has therefore opened the door just a little, but it seems far more like the extra targets available from Sanders and perhaps Samuel's absence will be spread between Brandon Aiyuk, Kendrick Bourne and perhaps some Dante Pettis and Trent Taylor. There's hence simply not enough volume to justify the rookie as a worthwhile pick in most leagues, especially given the role isn't guaranteed. Because he's very cheap, you can draft him for depth, just don't expect a league winner.
Seth Miller
Crossroads Fantasy Football
Targets a game: 2019 - 7 2018 - 6.6 If we can stop trying to call him a bust based on his early career trajectory, and just accept him as a flex play in a dangerous offense we will live a much happier life. His health has been problematic, so I get that. He is not a WR1 or 2, so live with it, and don't draft him as anything more.