Benjamin Watson

Benjamin Watson

TE - NO
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) #188
Best / Worst #86 / #260
ADP #227

Ownership

 
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33%
 
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20%
 
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Watson is old as dirt, but he was remarkably efficient last year even with Joe Flacco, posting a huge 77.2% catch rate for 522 yards and 4 touchdowns on just 79 targets. Now that he is returning to New Orleans, where Brees loves to pass to tight ends, we may just see Watson return to the 110 targets and #8 tight end finish that Watson posted in the same offense during the 2015 season.

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Ben Watson shows tremendous red-zone chemistry with Drew Brees

According to Time-Picayune writer Larry Holder, Ben Watson had multiple touchdown receptions from Drew Brees during team drills on Monday. Watson "holds a firm grasp in the top tight end role," and also made another "nice catch" during practice.

Fantasy Impact

To read that Watson and Brees are rekindling their red-zone chemistry is fantastic, as Watson had a career-best 74 grabs, 825 receiving yards and six touchdowns from Brees in 2015. For the majority of fantasy footballers who miss out on the "big three" tight ends, Watson is a fantastic late-round target who has an excellent shot at putting up top-10 fantasy numbers this season and comes with a steeply discounted price.

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DraftTE #23TE #9TE #3588
Dynasty TE #47TE #23TE #5119
ConsensusCBSFantraxNFL
Overall#227#179#232-
Tight Ends#26#19#22#30
ECR vs ADP
Projections
(2018)
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RecsRec YdsRec TdsFumblesPoints
44.9468.23.80.269.1
History
Statistics
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Rec YdsRec TdsRecsPoints
Last Week61076.1
Last 3 Weeks58.30.35.37.8
Season to Date32.60.33.84.8
Game Log
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OPPRec YdsRec TdsRecsPoints
Week 17@ TB61076.1
Week 16@ NO40054
Week 15@ NO741413.4
Week 14@ ATL0000
Strength of Schedule
(2018)
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OppSummary
Next Gamevs. TB2nd easiest opponent
Next 3 GamesCLE, ATL, NYG24th easiest opponents
Playoffs (?)TB, CAR, PIT5th easiest opponents
Rest of Season--6th easiest remaining opponents