Fantasy Football Wide Receivers – Number 13: Sammy Watkins
2015 Stats: 60 REC 1,047 YDS 9 TDS
Right as Sammy Watkins started to prove he could play in this league, injury took him out. Through only 13 games, Watkins was able to put up 1,047 yards, which is remarkable.
If Watkins can start in all 16 games for Buffalo, then fantasy owners should be expecting something closer to 1,200 yards this season.
The speedy receiver shows to be healthy and won’t be playing till later in the preseason weeks. It’s hard to say what Watkins ceiling will be this season after it took him awhile to get going his rookie season.
Some people are a lot higher on Watkins being a force this season. In their defense, quarterback Tyrod Taylor, fresh off a contract extension, will look to glorify that offense in a secured role.
Watkins is similar to Alshon Jeffery. He’s injury prone so far in his young career, but when he’s out on the field, he can straight up ball. He’s worth the risk to draft, but don’t take him as your number one guy.
If Watkins stays healthy throught the season, his chemistry with Taylor will pay off huge for your fantasy team. He should receive double digit touchdowns and over 1,000 yards this season.
At the end of the year, he could be a top ten wide receiver. Watkins is going 15th among receivers and 30th overall, according to fantasypros.com.
In a ten team league he would be going with the last pick of the 3rd round according to his ADP. Depending on how your draft is going, don’t be scared about drafting Watkins in the 4th round in ten team leagues. He could be a fantasy stud.
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