Benjamin Watson

Benjamin Watson

Height: 6' 3"Weight: 251 lbsAge: 37College: GeorgiaDrafted: #32 (1st Rd.)

2017 Outlook

Strength of Schedule:
3rd easiest for TEs
Draft Rank (ECR) #270
Best / Worst #162 / #277


Benjamin Watson returns to the field after Achilles injury

Baltimore Ravens tight end Benjamin Watson has returned to the practice field on Tuesday after suffering an Achilles injury last season, according to Ryan Mink of He has been limited to individual drills while nearing the end of his rehab.

Fantasy Impact

Watson steps up just when TE Dennis Pitta goes down for his third hip injury. A 14-year veteran, Watson will more than likely be the leader of the squad. The Ravens still have much depth at TE with Crockett Gillmore, Maxx Williams, Darren Waller and Nick Boyle.

Benjamin Watson 'ahead of schedule' in his rehab

ESPN is reporting Baltimore Ravens tight end Benjamin Watson (Achilles) is "ahead of schedule" in his recovery from a torn Achilles suffered last preseason.

Fantasy Impact

Although Watson is still recovering from a torn Achilles, he is fully expected to be ready for the start of training camp in July. The 36-year-old tight end, who failed to make his regular season debut with the Ravens in 2016 due to the aforementioned injury, is poised to make an impact in 2017. However, on a loaded Ravens TE depth chart that employs Dennis Pitta, Crockett Gillmore and Maxx Williams, Watson will have to prove he has gas left in the tank to make the roster.

Benjamin Watson suffers torn Achilles, out for the season

Baltimore Ravens TE Benjamin Watson (Achilles) suffered a torn Achilles tendon during Saturday's preseason contest against the Detroit Lions. Watson will miss the entire 2016 campaign as a result of the injury.

Fantasy Impact

Watson is coming off of a career year in 2015, however, he will not receive the opportunity to follow it up with another gem as he suffered a torn Achilles tendon and will miss the entire 2016 season. With Dennis Pitta sidelined with a broken finger, Crockett Gillmore is next in line to work with the first team offense and start for the Baltimore Ravens in 2016.

Ben Watson listed as the first string TE for the Ravens

ESPN writer Jamison Hensley reports that Ben Watson is currently listed as the first string TE for the Baltimore Ravens. The Ravens have arguably the best TE depth in the entire league with Watson, Dennis Pitta, Crockett Gillmore, and Max Williams

Fantasy Impact

There is a lot of depth at the TE position for the Ravens, almost too much. All four players are very talented and I would expect the Ravens to use all four pretty frequently. Unless some trades are made, I wouldn’t trust any Baltimore Ravens TE on my fantasy team this season.

Baltimore Ravens outbid NE Saints for TE Benjamin Watson

The Baltimore Ravens opened their pockets wider by outbidding for TE Benjamin Watson. The Ravens snatched Watson away from the New Orleans Saints for a cool $8 million.

Fantasy Impact

Watson just came off his best season entering his 13th year in the NFL with 16 starts, 74 receptions for 825 yards and six touchdowns. He will be joining tight ends Crockett Gillmore and Maxx Williams. Nick Boyle will be serving a 10-game suspension. Gillmore was the tight end starter for 10 games in 2015. Watson can easily step into the Ravens tight end group as possible starter.