Benjamin Watson

Benjamin Watson

Height: 6' 3"Weight: 251 lbsAge: 38College: GeorgiaDrafted: #32 (1st Rd. by New England)

2019 Outlook

Strength of Schedule:
12th easiest for TEs
Draft Rank (ECR) #394
Best / Worst #186 / #211
ADP #347


Ben Watson un-retires, signs one-year deal with Patriots

Ben Watson is coming out of retirement to sign a one-year contract with the New England Patriots.

Fantasy Impact

Watson spent last season with the Saints and retired for a little while following their loss in the NFC Championship. However, with Rob Gronkowski retired, the Patriots needed help at tight end. Watson began his career in New England, where he was a first-round pack back in 2004. The 38-year-old hauled in 35 passes for 400 yards and two touchdowns a season ago.

Ben Watson doesn't play in NFC Championship

Ben Watson (illness) did not play in the NFC Championship game on Sunday afternoon.

Fantasy Impact

Thus ends a long and productive career for the 38-year-old tight end. A former first round pick Watson played with the Patriots, Browns, Ravens, and Saints across his 14 pro seasons. Watson was never a major fantasy asset but was a tight end streamer for years.

Benjamin Watson ruled out of NFC Championship game

ESPN's Katherine Terrell is reporting Saints TE Benjamin Watson (illness) has been ruled out of the NFC Championship game.

Fantasy Impact

Watson is reportedly battling appendicitis, which explains why he is already deemed inactive for Sunday's win or go home matchup against the Rams. However, since he's already missed two practices and has been able to avoid surgery up to this point, the Saints aren't taking any chances. Should the Saints advance to the Super Bowl, Watson will have a chance to return and play. Otherwise, Watson may have already played in the final game of his career. The longtime NFL tight end is likely to retire at the end of the Saints' 2018-2019 campaign.

Ben Watson catches one pass in the divisional round

Ben Watson caught one pass for 12 yards as the Saints beat the Eagles 20-14 to advance to the NFC Championship.

Fantasy Impact

Watson hasn't had a 30-yard game since the beginning of November. Still, he's a punt play at tight end in DFS next weekend versus the Rams in what should be a high scoring affair.

Benjamin Watson totals 29 yards in Week 17

Saints TE Ben Watson caught two passes for 29 yards in Sunday's Week 17 loss to the Panthers.

Fantasy Impact

Watson, who is retiring after the season, had yet another mediocre performance to add to his overall down 2018 campaign. It looks like age finally caught up to the 38-year-old. Still, he can make an impact in the playoffs and ride off to the sunset on a positive note. It's not over yet.