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Sammy Watkins

Sammy Watkins

WR - GB

Height: 6' 1"Weight: 211 lbsAge: 29College: ClemsonDrafted: #4 (1st Rd. by Buffalo)

2022 Outlook

Strength of Schedule
WR Rank: 20th
Draft Rank (ECR) #274
Best / Worst #169 / #346
ADP #185

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Sammy Watkins (hamstring) will practice Friday

Packers WR Sammy Watkins will be activated off the NFI list and will practice Friday.

Fantasy Impact

Watkins has been dealing with a hamstring injury for most of this off-season, but it seems like he may finally be healthy and ready to go. The WR1 spot on this team is wide open after the departure of Davante Adams, and while Allen Lazard is currently favored to take that role, Watkins should still soak up many of those vacated targets, assuming he can stay healthy.

Leo Sells2 weeks ago
Sammy Watkins added to non-football injury list

WR Sammy Watkins was placed by the Green Bay Packers on the non-football injury list.

Fantasy Impact

Expectations for the Packers pass-catchers are all over the place, but as training camp begins, Watkins, as well as TE Robert Tonyan and rookie WR Christian Watson, all carry injury designations. According to packers.com reporter Wes Hodkiewicz, Packers general manager Brian Gutekunst says Watkins' status is a "very short-term thing." The former No. 4 pick is joining his fifth team in his last seven seasons and has not been a strong fantasy option outside of his rookie and sophomore seasons in 2014 and 2015. With a QB who prioritizes familiarity like Aaron Rodgers, Watkins probably won't hold much fantasy value in 2022.

Sammy Watkins to be 'big part' of Packers offense

Packers coach Mike LaFleur said he expects Sammy Watkins to be a big part of the Packers offense.

Fantasy Impact

Let the coach talk in June begin. There certainly will be lots of opportunity for targets in the Green Bay offense this season, but it has been a few years since Watkins has been fantasy relevant. Allen Lazard comes in with the most experience playing with Aaron Rodgers out of this group, while Christian Watson is the highly touted rookie. Robert Tonyan could also see a bigger role this season. Watkins will certainly have the opportunity to have a big role, but he'll have to earn it.

Ari Koslow10 weeks ago
Sammy Watkins signs one year contract with Packers

Free agent wide receiver Sammy Watkins has signed a one year deal with the Packers according to Jordan Shultz.

Fantasy Impact

This is a big signing for the Green Bay Packers after they lost both Davante Adams and Marquez Valdes Scantling this offseason. Watkins immediately has a chance to be the WR1 in this offence as the WR depth in Green Bay is rather weak with the current top WR being Allen Lazard. The Packers will still likely draft a WR in the upcoming draft as they have two draft picks in the first round after trading away Adams. Despite the team being likely to draft a WR Watkins should be drafted as at least a WR2 if not a WR1 depending how the draft plays out just based on the volume he should receive from Rodgers alone.

Josh Thiessen18 weeks ago
Sammy Watkins visits the Packers today

Sammy Watkins will be in Green Bay for a visit with the Packers today, according to Mike Garafolo.

Fantasy Impact

The Packers are in desperate need of help at the wide receiver position, after losing both Davante Adams and Marquez Valdes-Scantling this offseason. While no deal is in place yet, Watkins would join Allen Lazard and Randall Cobb in the wide receiver room if he signs, and the team will likely draft one as well.

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