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Sammy Watkins

Sammy Watkins

Height: 6' 1"Weight: 211 lbsAge: 27College: ClemsonDrafted: #4 (1st Rd. by Buffalo)

2020 Outlook

Strength of Schedule
WR Rank: 9th
Draft Rank (ECR) #147
Best / Worst #96 / #208
ADP #143


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You can say what you want about Watkins being an overall disappointment but when he was actually healthy, Watkins was a top 10 fantasy wideout through 8 games and was the Chiefs' top receiver in the playoffs. The former top-five pick has tons of upside for a late-round wideout because of his ability but also the presence of Patrick Mahomes. At this point in Watkins' career, you don't have to invest much to buy the lottery ticket.

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Sammy Watkins signs a one-year, up to $16M deal to return to the Chiefs

WR Sammy Watkins has signed a one-year deal with a base salary of $9M to return to Kansas City. The deal includes an incentive package that can pay him up to $16M in 2020.

Fantasy Impact

This is a very interesting move by the Chiefs. There were rumblings that Kansas City would not retain Watkins under his current contract terms, and after the team announced they were bringing back WR Demarcus Robinson, everyone thought the writing was on the wall for Watkins to head elsewhere in 2020. Instead, Watkins will return to the Super Bowl champions for one more season after a 2019 where he caught 52 passes for 673 yards and three touchdowns in 14 games. Those numbers are a bit skewed however, as all three touchdowns came in week 1 against Jacksonville where he had nine receptions for 198 yards and three scores. Watkins is cemented as the 2nd or 3rd WR on the depth chart for the Chiefs, behind Tyreek Hill and possibly even Mecole Hardman depending on the day, and as long as Patrick Mahomes is throwing the football, he’ll be a WR to target in the mid-rounds of fantasy drafts. Consider him a WR3 in 2020.

Adam Koffler - 18 weeks ago
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by Mike Tagliere in FantasyAug 5, 2020
ECRBestWorst# of Experts
DraftWR #59WR #41WR #7471
Dynasty ----
Wide Receivers#55#49#55#60#55#59
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Projections (2020)
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Statistics (avgs.)
Rec YdsRec TdsRecsPoints
Last Week8010.8
Last 3 Weeks28.3023.5
Season to Date48.
Game Log
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Game Log
OPPRec YdsRec TdsRecsPoints
Week 17vs. LAC8010.8
Week 16@ CHI28022.8
Week 15vs. DEN49036.9
Week 14@ NE50045
Strength of Schedule
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Strength of Schedule (2020)
Next Gamevs. HOU11th easiest opponent
Next 3 GamesLAC, BAL, NE32nd easiest opponents
Playoffs (?)MIA, NO, ATL1st easiest opponents
Rest of Season--9th easiest remaining opponents
Who Should I Draft?
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Most Accurate Experts
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Most accurate experts for Sammy Watkins
1.Dalton Del DonWR #59
T-2.Mike Alexander-
T-2.John Ferguson-
4.Liz LozaWR #58
5.Bill EnrightWR #64
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