WR - KC
Week 2 Outlook
Sammy Watkins had seven receptions for 82 yards and one touchdown on nine targets in the Chiefs' 34-20 win over the Texans Thursday night.
Watkins led the Chiefs in targets, receptions, and receiving yards in Thursday's win despite offseason talk of a reduced workload. He exploded in Week 1 last season as well and is likely to be very inconsistent throughout the season. He remains a very talented player on the league's best offense and will have occasional useful weeks for fantasy.
Chiefs WR Sammy Watkins (groin) returned to practice Friday.
Watkins is likely being limited as a veteran in the early practices, but the groin injury is something to monitor nonetheless as the Chiefs move forward with remaining practices. If Watkins is to miss any time due to injury, Mecole Hardman would likely step in to the WR2 role in Kansas City.
Sammy Watkins hasn't practiced in several days due to a groin injury.
There isn't a lot to be excited about when it comes to Watkins' fantasy value right now. The Chiefs are likely being cautious with him, but this injury is worth noting as we approach prime draft season.
Chiefs WR Sammy Watkins didn’t practice Sunday with what is being called a “groin strain,” according to head coach Andy Reid.
While it could be merely nothing and a rest day for him, Watkins already missing practice with an injury isn’t a great sign. If Watkins were to miss any time due to a nagging injury, Mecole Hardman would step into the WR2 role in Kansas City and would likely see a much higher snap count and target share than initial expectations. Keep an eye on Watkins’ status as we move throughout the preseason.
Chiefs WR Sammy Watkins understand that his number might not be what he wants them to be this season.
“As a receiver, yeah, of course, I want more balls and would love to have more balls," Watkins said. "But that’s not my focus. My focus is getting the win and going out there and having fun.” Watkins took a pay cut to remain in Kansas City this offseason and seems to be embracing a lesser role. Mecole Hardman could take more and more snaps from Watkins as the season goes on. He's best viewed as a boom-bust WR4 in fantasy drafts this month.
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