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Position
WR
 
Jersey
14
Name  Sammy Watkins
Born  6/14/1993
Height  6-1
Weight  205
College  Clemson
10/19/2014 6:40:00 PM
Description: Bills rookie receiver Sammy Watkins caught nine passes for 122 yards against the Vikings in Week 7.
Insight: Owners were likely frustrated with Watkins' poor performance against New England last week, but he was stuck on Revis Island. Back on the main land now, Watkins lit up the Vikings cornerbacks. Kyle Orton and Watkins seem to have great chemistry and it is getting better every week.
 
10/13/2014 5:29:00 PM
Description: Bills rookie receiver Sammy Watkins caught just two passes for 27 yards in Week 6.
Insight: After seven catches in Kyle Orton's first start, Watkins was pretty disappointing as he failed to score three fantasy points. Who knows which receiver Kyle Orton will favor next week. On a positive note, Watkins could have struggled having to face Patriots cornerback Darrelle Revis. Next week's matchup with the Vikings should be easier.
 
10/8/2014 8:10:00 PM
Description: Bills rookie receiver Sammy Watkins is no longer on the Week 6 injury report.
Insight: Watkins is fully recovered from his rib injury according to ESPN. Watkins, however, has a tough matchup going up against Darrelle Revis and the Patriots this week.
 
10/5/2014 6:13:00 PM
Description: Bills rookie receiver Sammy Watkins caught seven balls for 87 yards in Kyle Orton's first start with the team on Sunday against the Lions.
Insight: Watkins led the team with 12 targets, which is a great sign since it appears Orton and Watkins have chemistry after just one week of practice. The receiver is still boom-or-bust but perhaps he will get more opportunities with Orton throwing to him.
 
Cold10/5/2014 12:19:00 PM
Description: Bills rookie receiver Sammy Watkins is starting against the Lions on Sunday.
Insight: With veteran quarterback Kyle Orton, we would temper the expectations for Watkins this week, but apparently the new quarterback and Watkins have built some chemistry in the short time working together. Watkins' production can't get much worse than it was with E.J. Manuel.
 
Cold9/21/2014 4:53:00 PM
Description: Buffalo rookie receiver Sammy Watkins caught just two of eight targets for 19 yards.
Insight: Hey, this is what you signed on for when you drafted a rookie with a questionable second-year quarterback. It's going to be 100 yards one week and 20 yards the next.
 
9/14/2014 6:11:00 PM
Description: Buffalo rookie receiver Sammy Watkins caught eight passes for 117 yards and a touchdown.
Insight: Watkins was clearly E.J. Manuel's favorite target as he threw it in his direction 11 times. That's impressive considering Fred Jackson was next on the team with four targets. Watkins clearly proved he is talented enough to crack your fantasy lineups, but whether he is a reliable receiver all season will depend on Manuel's development.
 
9/7/2014 12:18:00 PM
Description: Buffalo rookie receiver Sammy Watkins (rib injury) is active for Week 1.
Insight: Watkins fully returned to practice on Wednesday, so this is as expected. Watkins will be ready for the Bears, but with E.J. Manuel throwing him passes, he has a limited upside.
 
9/4/2014 3:03:00 PM
Description: Buffalo rookie receiver Sammy Watkins (rib injury) practiced fully again on Thursday.
Insight: Watkins fully returned to practice on Wednesday, so this is the second straight day he practiced fully. Watkins will be ready for the Bears, but with E.J. Manuel throwing him passes, he has a very low ceiling.
 
9/3/2014 2:29:00 PM
Description: Buffalo rookie receiver Sammy Watkins (rib injury) was a full participant in Wednesday's practice.
Insight: Watkins has suffered two rib injuries during training camp and the preseason. Its a bit of a concern but of more concern is the abysmal play of E.J. Manuel. Watkins fantasy value is limited by his quarterback's ability to get him the football.
 
9/2/2014 11:03:00 AM
Description: Buffalo rookie receiver Sammy Watkins (rib injury) was on the practice field Monday.
Insight: Watkins has suffered two rib injuries during training camp and the preseason. Its a bit of a concern that he's not getting better, but of more concern to fantasy owners is the abysmal play of E.J. Manuel which limits Watkins' upside.
 
8/28/2014 7:53:00 PM
Description: Buffalo rookie receiver Sammy Watkins left Thursday's preseason finale with a rib injury.
Insight: Watkins suffered the injury on a slant pattern where quarterback E.J. Manuel "stared him down" and then over threw him by "a good yard and a half". It's unclear if this is a reaggravation of his previous injury or if this is a new rib injury for Watkins. The receiver suffered bruised ribs in the last preseason game.
 
8/19/2014 8:44:00 PM
Description: Buffalo rookie receiver Sammy Watkins (ribs) returned to practice Tuesday, according to Mike Rodak of ESPN.com.
Insight: Watkins suffered bruised ribs in the last preseason game. He was the No. 4 overall pick in the 2014 draft so he comes with large expectations, but he's tied to inconsistent and inaccurate QB E.J. Manuel.
 
8/17/2014 2:56:00 PM
Description: Buffalo rookie receiver Sammy Watkins left Saturday's preseason game with a rib injury, called a bruise by the Buffalo News.
Insight: That's a lot better than broken, but figure the rookie receiver to sit out for a while. Watkins was the No. 4 overall pick in the 2014 draft so he comes with large expectations, but he's tied to inconsistent and inaccurate QB E.J. Manuel.
 
8/16/2014 10:11:00 PM
Description: Buffalo rookie receiver Sammy Watkins left Saturday's preseason game with a rib injury, but Ian Rapoport of NFL.com reports that he is fine.
Insight: Watkins was the No. 4 overall pick in the 2014 draft so he comes with large expectations, but he's tied to inconsistent and inaccurate QB E.J. Manuel. He's a high-upside WR3 who comes with a seventh-round ADP.
 
8/16/2014 7:52:00 PM
Description: Buffalo rookie receiver Sammy Watkins left Saturday's preseason game with a rib injury.
Insight: Watkins will have his ribs examined and we should know more soon.
 
8/9/2014 9:50:00 AM
Description: Buffalo rookie receiver Sammy Watkins caught three balls for 21 yards,
Insight: That's a big improvement over the Hall of Fame game where he was shut out of the box score but he's not inspiring must confidence that he can become a fantasy-worthy receiver in his first season.
 
5/8/2014 8:50:00 PM
Description: Buffalo traded up to draft Clemson receiver Sammy Watkins with the fourth pick in Thursday night's NFL Draft.
Insight: This was originally supposed to be Cleveland's pick. Watkins finished fifth in FBS last season with 1,464 receiving yards in 13 games. Having Watkins to throw to will make E.J. Manuel's life a lot easier.
 

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