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  Sammy Watkins
WR - KC
Sammy Watkins
Julian Edelman
WR - NE
Julian Edelman
 
 
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Fantasy Points 
    
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  Sammy Watkins
WR - KC
Sammy Watkins
Julian Edelman
WR - NE
Julian Edelman
2018 Schedule 
Week 1 at LAC vs. HOU
Week 2 at PIT at JAC
Week 3 vs. SF at DET
Week 4 at DEN vs. MIA
Week 5 vs. JAC vs. IND
Week 6 at NE vs. KC
Week 7 vs. CIN at CHI
Week 8 vs. DEN at BUF
Week 9 at CLE vs. GB
Week 10 vs. ARI at TEN
Week 11 at LARBYE WEEK
Week 12BYE WEEK at NYJ
Week 13 at OAK vs. MIN
Week 14 vs. BAL at MIA
Week 15 vs. LAC at PIT
Week 16 at SEA vs. BUF
Week 17 vs. OAK vs. NYJ
  Sammy Watkins
WR - KC
Sammy Watkins
Julian Edelman
WR - NE
Julian Edelman
Receiving
   
Receptions56.660.9
Rec Yards790.2701.9
Rec TDs5.54.1
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts0.34.3
Rush Yards1.122.2
Rush TDs0.00.0
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points111.795.7
   
  Sammy Watkins
WR - KC
Sammy Watkins
Julian Edelman
WR - NE
Julian Edelman
2017 Points 
Week 15.8
Week 23.0
Week 322.6
Week 41.7
Week 50.0
Week 61.1
Week 74.2
Week 8
Week 912.7
Week 1010.1
Week 113.6
Week 1214.2
Week 139.8
Week 148.1
Week 151.4
Week 169.0
Week 17
  Sammy Watkins
WR - KC
Sammy Watkins
Julian Edelman
WR - NE
Julian Edelman
2017 Targets 
Week 15
Week 22
Week 37
Week 42
Week 54
Week 64
Week 75
Week 8
Week 92
Week 103
Week 114
Week 129
Week 134
Week 147
Week 155
Week 167
Week 17
  Sammy Watkins
WR - KC
Sammy Watkins
Julian Edelman
WR - NE
Julian Edelman
Expert 
Jody Smith
FantasyPros
Should see a healthy number of red zone targets with Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce occupying defenders. Suspended for the first four weeks but Edelman is a target hog who has weekly WR1/2 value in PPR leagues.
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
How much longer will the fantasy community hold out hope on Watkins? One more year. He has caught 67 of 122 targets over the last two seasons combined and followed last year's only 100-yard showing by dispersing 28 yards through three contests. Yet six scores vaulted him to WR23 after a Week 8 bye, and Patrick Mahomes is a better partner for downfield damage than Jared Goff. He's an interesting high-upside gamble (especially in Best Ball drafts) near the seventh or eighth round.If missing all of 2017 with a torn ACL wasn't enough to curtail his stock, Edelman's return must wait until he serves a four-game suspension for a PED violation. Extend 2016's 14.4 PPR PPG to a dozen bouts, and his 172.8 points would have made him last year's WR30. That matches his current ADP, so the price barely bakes in any risk of a 32-year-old possession receiver returning from a major knee injury.
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
Who knows how Watkins will fit in a new system with basically a rookie QB playing but I have to trust the talent hereThe suspension hurts, but he's going to play 13 games still and a healthy Edelman carries value - esp in PPR formats
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
Don't give up on Watkins, who was a train wreck last season. He didn't know the playbook because of when he was traded and the Rams weren't creative with their use of him. Kansas City has big plans for Sammy apparently, and if he can stay healthy, Watkins has all the talent in the world for a huge breakout.Edelman is suspended for the first four games of the season, so his draft stock has fallen, but when he is on the field, he tends to give WR2 numbers. If you can afford to play without him for the first four weeks then you might want to make him a target around round 10.
Christopher Ventra
RotoExperts
 *Suspended First 4 Games*
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
It wouldn't shock me to see Watkins finish as the best Chiefs wide receiver, as I believe he's the most talented one. The issue is that he's learning his third offense in three years, which can cripple a wide receiver in year-one. Because of that, Tyreek Hill is the preferred option in 2018. Still, the Chiefs didn't pay Watkins $50 million to see 60-80 targets, so I'd expect him to be a WR3 more often than not. With Pat Mahomes under center and a bad defense, the recipe is there for increased pass attempts. Knowing each of their costs, Watkins is the better fantasy pick. Don't just automatically assume that just because Edelman is returning to the field, that he's going to be the same player. He's now 32 years old and coming off a torn ACL last preseason. It's not to say he can't return and produce, but he finished as the WR22 while playing all 16 games in his age-30 season. A lot of the targets have evaporated in the Patriots offense and you have to figure that Edelman will still get every opportunity to succeed, so you don't want to write him off completely. He's obviously someone who would benefit in a PPR format. He's now been suspended for the first four games, so it's going to be difficult to hang on to him because the first month is the most important time to acquire waiver wire players. He shouldn't be drafted as a top-50 wide receiver at this point.
Staff Rankings
QB List
Another wonderfully redundant signing, Watkins enters a Chiefs offense flush with key contributors and a player who already has the downfield role locked up in Tyreek Hill. With this in mind I have to assume Watkins will be utilized similar to how he was used in Los Angeles: the sporadic deep route and as a physical force at the goal line. Even then, however, Watkins upside will be severely diminished, and that's without even taking into account the progression of young QB Patrick Mahomes. I'm inclined to stay away in favor of other Tier 5 options, but Watkins is still the #2 receiver in a gunslinging KC offense.Consistently a security blanket for Brady and without a clear challenger for his role upon his return, Edelman could be the prime stash to win you your league this year if you have the luxury to do so. However, be warned: he is still coming off of an ACL injury and Belichick is known for being wildly inconsistent with his players' target share and time. All in all, just another lotto ticket for y'all.
Kevin Wheeler
NFL Mock
Coach Andy Reid said he's been moving Sammy Watkins "all over the place" on offense. "We were moving him everywhere," Reid said. "He hasn't had to do that in his career." In past stops with the Bills and Rams, Watkins has been a traditional X receiver on the back side of defenses, routinely facing the other team's best corner or seeing double coverage. Chiefs.com's B.J. Kissel writes the connection between Patrick Mahomes and Sammy Watkins is "real." Kissel writes Mahomes and Watkins have consistently been connecting throughout the offseason program, and fellow receiver Chris Conley said Watkins has picked up the offense "as fast as anyone I've seen." I generally stay away from this type of off season hype, but Sammy has been hindered by nagging injuries when in Buffalo and zero pre-season prep with his new QB in LA going into last year. Sammy has the athleticism and skill to be a WR1, I'm hoping he is fed the targets he will need to get there. NE moved on from Welker at age 32. Edelman will be 32, off knee surgery/suspension. I like the odds JMatt takes the slot and doesn't give it back. @ClutchFantasy
Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
Mahomes to Watkins has a chance to be something specialShould remain rock solid PPR asset when back from PED suspension