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  Sammy Watkins
WR - KC
Sammy Watkins
Pierre Garcon
WR - SF
Pierre Garcon
 
 
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  Sammy Watkins
WR - KC
Sammy Watkins
Pierre Garcon
WR - SF
Pierre Garcon
2018 Schedule 
Week 1 at LAC at MIN
Week 2 at PIT vs. DET
Week 3 vs. SF at KC
Week 4 at DEN at LAC
Week 5 vs. JAC vs. ARI
Week 6 at NE at GB
Week 7 vs. CIN vs. LAR
Week 8 vs. DEN at ARI
Week 9 at CLE vs. OAK
Week 10 vs. ARI vs. NYG
Week 11 at LARBYE WEEK
Week 12BYE WEEK at TB
Week 13 at OAK at SEA
Week 14 vs. BAL vs. DEN
Week 15 vs. LAC vs. SEA
Week 16 at SEA vs. CHI
Week 17 vs. OAK at LAR
  Sammy Watkins
WR - KC
Sammy Watkins
Pierre Garcon
WR - SF
Pierre Garcon
Receiving
   
Receptions56.668.1
Rec Yards790.2866.1
Rec TDs5.54.1
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts0.30.1
Rush Yards1.10.2
Rush TDs0.00.0
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points111.7110.8
   
  Sammy Watkins
WR - KC
Sammy Watkins
Pierre Garcon
WR - SF
Pierre Garcon
2017 Points 
Week 15.88.1
Week 23.02.6
Week 322.614.2
Week 41.73.6
Week 50.09.4
Week 61.15.5
Week 74.24.9
Week 81.7
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
Pierre Garcon
WR - SF
Pierre Garcon
2017 Targets 
Week 1510
Week 225
Week 3710
Week 428
Week 5411
Week 6412
Week 757
Week 84
Week 92
Week 103
Week 114
Week 129
Week 134
Week 147
Week 155
Week 167
Week 17
  Sammy Watkins
WR - KC
Sammy Watkins
Pierre Garcon
WR - SF
Pierre Garcon
Expert 
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.Garcon wasn't able to find his way on the field last year to play with Jimmy G, but he was a useful receiver before then with a far less competent quarterback. This season, he could see 80 receptions if the 49ers choose to throw the ball as much as everyone seems to be expecting. That upside doesn't come without risk, however.
Jody Smith
FantasyPros
Should see a healthy number of red zone targets with Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce occupying defenders.  
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. After seemingly walking into 140 targets with the 49ers when he signed in free agency, Garcon all of a sudden has plenty of competition for targets. From Marquise Goodwin, to George Kittle, to Jerick McKinnon, and now recently-drafted Dante Pettis. He totaled 67 targets over the first eight games last year which would have put him on pace for 134, though you shouldn't be expecting more than 110 this season, and possibly less. He's a very boring option in an area of the draft where you should be looking for potential league-winners.
Staff Rankings
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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.In a tier of solid contributors and lotto tickets, Garcon falls squarely into the former camp. Prior to going down with a broken neck in Week 8 (yikes that sounds painful), Garcon was on pace for an even 80 receptions and 1000 yards WITHOUT our handsome savior Jimmy G chucking passes to him. Although serious concerns remain as just how much Garcon will be involved in the offense AND just how healthy he is, Garcon remains a solid bet to end the season with 75+ receptions and 800 + yards while adding a few TD's here and there, within a presumably potent 49ers passing attack.
Chet Gresham
WalterFootball
Watkins lands in Kansas City and will be a boom-or-bust fantasy prospect once again. I do like that he gets a strong-armed Patrick Mahomes throwing to him, as the deep ball is where he has done much of his damage in the NFL. I will likely draft Watkins this year for his upside but be prepared for another disappointment.If Garcon is healthy and still the same player he was, he gets a nice upgrade at quarterback in Jimmy Garoppolo. I feel like he has too much risk to go all-in on him this season, but if he falls, there should be value there.
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.Garcon was the PPR WR26 (standard WR35) through Week 8 before suffering a season-ending neck injury. That was without scoring a single TD. Only Terrance Williams (568) compiled more receiving yards (568) without crossing the sticks than Garcon, who was exactly midway to notching his second-straight 1,000-yard campaign. A full year as Jimmy Garoppolo's top target could make Garcon a draft-day steal if he stays healthy and gathers a few end-zone appearances.
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 hereHe's an old but Garcon can still play and could actually thrive in Shanny's offense
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.  
Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
Mahomes to Watkins has a chance to be something specialShould shine once again with Jimmy G now at the helm