Posted: 1/14/2020 3:23 am UTC
Kansas City Chiefs WR Sammy Watkins is scheduled to carry a league-high charge of $21 million against the 2020 salary cap. Releasing him will save $14 million against the cap.
Huddle Up: After Watkins basically disappeared following a three-score Week 1, it's unlikely the Chiefs have any interesting in keeping him around, and especially not at such a huge cap charge. This offense has several young wideouts waiting for their chance to shine, so expect the veteran journeyman to continue his career elsewhere in 2020.
Posted: 12/23/2019 6:45 am UTC
Kansas City Chiefs WR Sammy Watkins hauled in two of his five targets for 28 yards in Week 16 against the Chicago Bears.
Huddle Up: To put it kindly, Watkins hasn't posted a game that has made him worth starting in fantasy since Week 9. All three of his touchdowns and 29.7 percent of his 665 receiving yards this season came in Week 1. In other words, he's found a way to be nearly irrelevant in fantasy despite seeing regular targets from one of the best quarterbacks in football. Fantasy owners can leave him on the bench again in Week 17 versus the Los Angeles Chargers.
Posted: 12/15/2019 10:25 pm UTC
Kansas City Chiefs WR Sammy Watkins caught three passes for 49 yards against the Denver Broncos in Week 15. He was targeted four times during the game.
Huddle Up: Watkins has been held to 50 yards or less in each of the last five games but still sees a good amount of targets in the passing game. He will have a tough opponent next week and may only be a flex option in fantasy leagues.
Posted: 12/09/2019 5:52 am UTC
Kansas City Chiefs WR Sammy Watkins had four catches for 50 yards during a 23-16 win over the New England Patriots in Week 14.
Huddle Up: After not catching a ball against Oakland last week, Watkins posted his best showing since Week 9. The numbers were still modest, however, and since opening the year with a 198-yard, 3-TD performance, the Clemson product hasn't topped 65 yards receiving in a game or scored another touchdown. While the potential for a big game is always there, Watkins is little more than a desperation play right now.
Posted: 12/02/2019 6:39 am UTC
Kansas City Chiefs WR Sammy Watkins did not record a catch on three targets in Week 13 against the Oakland Raiders.
Huddle Up: While the wind and game script didn't exactly work out well for any fantasy owner counting on the Chiefs' passing game this week, it's almost inexcusable for a player like Watkins to get shut out in any game with Patrick Mahomes slinging the rock. He could play a bigger role than usual in Week 14 if the Patriots are successful in bottling up Tyreek Hill, but Watkins is nearly impossible to trust in fantasy with only three halfway decent games since his three-touchdown explosion in Week 1.
Posted: 11/29/2019 10:13 pm UTC
Kansas City Chiefs WR Sammy Watkins (illness) fully participated in practice Friday, Nov. 29, and is not on the injury report for Week 13.
Huddle Up: Watkins has received plenty of targets in the passing game this season but has been held to under 50 yards in three of his last four games. He can still be a flex option in fantasy leagues but is not a must-start option.
Posted: 11/29/2019 6:53 pm UTC
Kansas City Chiefs WR Sammy Watkins (illness) returned to practice Friday, Nov. 29, after sitting out the previous day with an illness.
Huddle Up: Watkins should be good to go Sunday in a plus-matchup against the visiting Raiders, but he's averaged only 8.38 PPR points per game since his huge Week 1 (9-198-3) and is a dart-throw flex/WR3 option only.
Posted: 11/28/2019 9:51 pm UTC
Kansas City Chiefs WR Sammy Watkins (illness) did not participate in practice Thursday, Nov. 28.
Huddle Up: Watkins will have a few days to recover from the illness and probably will be able to play in Week 13. He has been held to under 50 yards in three of the last four games but can still be a No. 3 receiver or flex option in deeper leagues.
Posted: 11/19/2019 4:55 am UTC
Kansas City Chiefs WR Sammy Watkins finished with two receptions for 26 yards on three targets in Week 9 against the Los Angeles Chargers, actually leading the wideouts in receiving yardage.
Huddle Up: It wasn't a prolific night for the Kansas City pass attack, as they lost Tyreek Hill early to an injury. Watkins remains useful only as a WR5 in fantasy leagues of 12 or more teams. The Chiefs are off until Week 13.
Posted: 11/16/2019 9:09 pm UTC
Kansas City Chiefs WR Sammy Watkins (groin) fully participated in practice Saturday, Nov. 16, and is not on the injury report for Week 11.
Huddle Up: Watkins has been targeted 27 times in three games since returning from injury and should have a solid role against the Los Angeles Chargers. He can be considered a No. 3 receiver or flex option in fantasy leagues.