Benjamin Watson

Benjamin Watson

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

2018 Outlook

Strength of Schedule:
19th easiest for TEs
Draft Rank (ECR) #202
Best / Worst #137 / #220
ADP #215


Benjamin Watson signs with Saints

ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting free agent TE Benjamin Watson has agreed to terms on a one-year deal with the New Orleans Saints.

Fantasy Impact

Watson will rejoin a Saints team in need of a reliable tight end. And although they made a valiant attempt to bring back Jimmy Graham, they ended up with Watson, who spent three seasons in New Orleans from 2013-2015, putting up a career-high 74-825-6 stat line in the latter year. Already familiar with Sean Payton's offense and Drew Brees, Watson could end up being the most productive tight end on the Saints roster in 2018 -- even if Coby Fleener is named the starter since he has been proven unreliable.

Benjamin Watson has seven receptions in loss

Benjamin Watson had 61 receiving yards on seven catches in Baltimore’s loss to Cincinnati on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact

Watson had a solid game in the finale in a week that saw many players sitting out at all positions. The Ravens need to get back to using the tight end in 2018 and if they do, Watson could be a top-15 tight end.

Dominick Petrillo25 weeks ago
Benjamin Watson with five catches in win

Benjamin Watson had five catches for 40 yards against the Colts on Saturday.

Fantasy Impact

Watson had a solid but unremarkable season in 2017. If the Ravens get back to using the tight end more in 2018 he could be a top-15 type of player if he is still with the team.

Dominick Petrillo26 weeks ago
Benjamin Watson with one touchdown in win

Benjamin Watson had four receptions for 74 yards and one touchdown against the Browns on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact

Watson is still only an emergency play, as the matchup against the Browns does not show the true ability of any tight end. The sledding for Watson will be more difficult against the Colts next week and he is not a start unless desperate at the position.

Dominick Petrillo27 weeks ago
Benjamin Watson shut out against Steelers

Benjamin Watson failed to catch his only target on Sunday night against the Steelers.

Fantasy Impact

Watson was an intriguing streaming option early in the season but has done nothing in recent weeks, even with Joe Flacco opening up the offense. He's not close to an option in most fantasy leagues.

Dan Harris28 weeks ago