Sammy Watkins

Sammy Watkins

WR - LAR
Height: 6' 1"Weight: 211 lbsAge: 25College: ClemsonDrafted: #4 (1st Rd. by Buffalo)

2018 Outlook

Strength of Schedule:
N/A
Draft Rank (ECR) #66
Best / Worst #63 / #89
ADP N/A

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86%
 
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80%
 
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Sammy Watkins held to one catch in Wild Card loss

Sammy Watkins caught one of his four targets for 23 yards in Saturday's 26-13 loss to the Falcons.

Fantasy Impact

Watkins was an afterthought in Saturday's game, following a trend from almost the entire season. Watkins has done little to cement a role in this offense moving forward, and at one point during the season expressed his frustration with his role. It his hard to see Watkins returning to the Rams next season, but it is also hard to see the Rams passing attack looking the same without him. Watkins presence allowed the other receivers to operate freely without double coverage, something they would likely see without him there. His presence in the deep game also helped to open up the running game. Dynasty owners will need to monitor the news following Watkins during free agency closely, if he were to somehow return to Los Angeles he would be limited to what he was this year, a WR4 with upside. However, if he goes somewhere else during free agency it will likely to be their number one receiver. Watkins will be one of the more intriguing players to watch this off season.

Jacob Bridges6 weeks ago
Sammy Watkins rested in Week 17

Sammy Watkins was rested in Week 17, therefore failed to show up on the stat sheet in Sunday's loss to the 49ers.

Fantasy Impact

Watkins will be a very interesting player to monitor this offseason, but his season isn't over yet. He will be a free agent next year and the Rams haven't made it a point to get him super involved in game plans week-to-week. Depending on how the playoffs go, Watkins could be a prime candidate to leave this offseason, vaulting him to the top of the board for free agents at the receiver position. If you are in a playoff league however, Watkins will be a boom or bust WR4 with upside but a really low floor. He has turned into a touchdown or bust player this year and those are hard to predict. With that being said, in the first round of the playoffs Watkins faces a beatable Falcon secondary.

Jacob Bridges7 weeks ago
Sammy Watkins scores in Week 16 victory

Sammy Watkins caught three of his seven targets for 30 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's victory over the Titans.

Fantasy Impact

Watkins put up yet another fantasy stat line that without a touchdown would leave owners frustrated making him the definition of a 'touchdown or bust' player. It's weird to see it at the receiver position, normally that is reserved for a goal line back but this is what Watkins' role is in this high powered offense. It was nice to see a slight boost in his targets from is usual, but it still isn't enough to ease the anxiety of owners. Watkins will be a free agent after this season and it will be one of the more intriguing story lines to watch this off season. Did he do enough to stay in Los Angeles or will he be the number one in an offense desperate for talent? Either way, Watkins is worth holding onto in Dynasty, mostly because what he will get you in return probably won't be worth it. We have seen what he is capable of when given the opportunity and if the Rams resign him he will surely have a bigger role in year two of a new offense.

Jacob Bridges8 weeks ago
Sammy Watkins disappears in Week 15 victory

Sammy Watkins caught two of his five targets for 14 yards in Sunday's victory over Seattle.

Fantasy Impact

As expected, Watkins took a back seat with the return of Robert Woods. Watkins hasn't been that productive in terms of yardage but did score in every game that Woods missed. Watkins is a boom or bust play pretty much every week making him too risky to rely for championship weekend. But, if you're desperate the Rams have a Week 16 matchup against the beatable Titans secondary.

Jacob Bridges9 weeks ago
Sammy Watkins scores in third straight game

Sammy Watkins had three receptions on seven targets for 21 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's loss to the Eagles.

Fantasy Impact

If it wasn't for the touchdown, this would have been a bust game for Watkins in a decent match-up against the Eagles. Watkins has scored in three straight games however, which has kept his value alive. With fellow receiver Robert Woods expected to return next week and a streak of touchdowns that is going to be hard to maintain, expect Watkins to settle back in to the WR3/4 territory with some upside in Week 15.

Jacob Bridges10 weeks ago