Posted: 1/19/2020 2:44 pm UTC
Retired TE Benjamin Watson revealed in an Instagram post that he played for the New England Patriots with a torn Achilles tendon in 2019, although he did not appear on the injury report at all during the season. He had just 17 catches for 173 yards and no touchdowns in 10 games for New England.
Posted: 1/06/2020 6:41 am UTC
Updating a previous report, New England Patriots TE Benjamin Watson announced his retirement Saturday, Jan. 4.
Posted: 1/05/2020 5:09 am UTC
New England Patriots TE Benjamin Watson said Saturday, Jan. 4, that he is likely retiring following the loss to the Tennessee Titans in the Wild Card round. 'There's only so much your body can take,' Watson said. 'It's been a great run.'
Posted: 11/18/2019 8:08 am UTC
New England Patriots TE Benjamin Watson caught three of his four targets for 52 yards in Week 11 versus the Philadelphia Eagles.
Huddle Up: The 52 yards nearly doubled his previous season high. Watson is bringing more fantasy relevancy to the position than Matt LaCosse or Ryan Izzo did, but the 38-year-old is still not an advisable streamer and probably won't be at any point this season.
Posted: 10/22/2019 4:07 am UTC
New England Patriots TE Benjamin Watson posted three grabs for 18 yards on five targets in Week 7 against the New York Jets.
Huddle Up: Watson was re-signed by the team this week and he knows the system. While he is a bit long in the tooth, he could help out fantasy owners in deeper leagues at a position that is a wasteland for fantasy purposes behind the top handful of studs. The Patriots host one of Watson's former teams, the Browns, in Week 8.
Posted: 10/17/2019 1:25 pm UTC
Updating previous reports, New England Patriots TE Benjamin Watson's one-year deal is worth a prorated $800,000, which was fully guaranteed, plus $140,000 in incentives.
Posted: 10/16/2019 5:03 am UTC
Updating a previous report, the New England Patriots re-signed free agent TE Benjamin Watson on Tuesday, Oct. 15.
Posted: 10/14/2019 4:47 pm UTC
Free-agent TE Benjamin Watson (Patriots) is expected to re-sign with the New England Patriots after the team released him last week. Per ESPN's Mike Reiss, the Patriots did not have a roster spot for him at that time, but injuries have altered the picture.
Huddle Up: It seems unlikely Watson is going to make much of a fantasy impact upon his (likely) return, but the tight end position is so weak in fantasy at the moment that anything is possible. Most owners can probably afford to sit back and wait to see how this thing plays out, but it's not out of the question Watson becomes a starter for New England in short order and able to contribute three or four catches per game.
Posted: 10/07/2019 8:04 pm UTC
New England Patriots TE Benjamin Watson will not be activated from the suspended list, according to a source.
Huddle Up: This comes as a surprise given the lack of contributions from Ryan Izzo and Matt LaCosse. What it does mean is that owners won't have to worry about the position being relevant for fantasy purposes anytime soon in New England.
Posted: 10/05/2019 4:40 pm UTC
New England Patriots TE Benjamin Watson did not travel with the team to Washington on Saturday, Oct. 5, and will not play in Week 5, per a league source. He can activated to the Patriots' 53-man roster by 4 p.m. ET Monday, Oct. 7.
Huddle Up: If you were taking a flier on Watson being activated for Week 5, you'll need to make other tight end plans. This leaves Matt LaCosse and Ryan Izzo as the Patriots' top tight ends but neither is fantasy option.