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) #204
Best / Worst #137 / #262
ADP #214


Expert Note
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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 Drew 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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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.

ECRBestWorst# of Experts
DraftTE #23TE #16TE #3537
Dynasty TE #52TE #35TE #5214
Tight Ends#23#18#21
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RecsRec YdsRec TdsFumblesPoints
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Rec YdsRec TdsRecsPoints
Last Week61076.1
Last 3 Weeks58.
Season to Date32.
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
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Next Gamevs. TB2nd easiest opponent
Next 3 GamesCLE, ATL, NYG17th easiest opponents
Playoffs (?)TB, CAR, PIT6th easiest opponents
Rest of Season--6th easiest remaining opponents