Posted: 9/21/2020 5:14 am UTC
Kansas City Chiefs WR Sammy Watkins (head) had one catch for 11 yards against the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday, Sept. 20. He was knocked from the game following his lone reception on what head coach Andy Reid described as a questionable hit.
Huddle Up: What can you really say about Watkins at this point? He has WR1 talent and, on any given week, can go out and prove it. Just as easily, however, he can author a complete stinker, and his durability has long been suspect. Watkins is a weekly lottery ticket, offering a high floor and very low ceiling.
Posted: 9/11/2020 4:04 am UTC
Kansas City Chiefs WR Sammy Watkins caught seven passes for 82 yards and a touchdown against the Houston Texans on Thursday, Sept. 10. He was targeted a team-high nine times.
Huddle Up: Watkins had a huge Week 1 last year (9-198-3) as well and then failed to top 100 yards in a game or score again for the rest of the season. While there's no doubt that Watkins has upper-tier talent, he has been wildly inconsistent during his two years with the Chiefs. As such, his performance Thursday night should be met with no small degree of skepticism.
Posted: 8/21/2020 4:12 pm UTC
Kansas City Chiefs WR Sammy Watkins (groin) returned to practice Friday, Aug. 21, after missing time with a groin injury.
Huddle Up: While this issue didn't appear to be anything major, Watkins has a history of health concerns and it's one of the reasons why he's a WR5 despite playing in one of the league's most potent offenses.
Posted: 8/16/2020 4:29 pm UTC
Kansas City Chiefs WR Sammy Watkins (groin) did not practice Sunday, Aug. 16, due to a slight groin injury.
Posted: 4/07/2020 3:48 am UTC
Kansas City Chiefs WR Sammy Watkins averaged 96 yards receiving in three playoff contests in 2019 after averaging 51.8 receiving yards in 13 regular-season outings.
Posted: 4/03/2020 2:39 pm UTC
Updating an earlier report, Kansas City Chiefs WR Sammy Watkins can earn $750,000 for each of the following: eight touchdowns and a playoff berth; 65 catches and a playoff berth and 800 yards receiving with a playoff berth. He can earn $1.25 million for each of the following: an AFC Championship Game win with 50 percent of the snaps played; 65 catches with an AFC Championship win and 800 yards receiving with an AFC Championship win.
Posted: 4/03/2020 12:07 pm UTC
Kansas City Chiefs WR Sammy Watkins (Chiefs) restructured his contract Friday, April 3, which was a one-year deal worth $9 million and could reach $16 million with incentives. The move creates $5 million in salary cap space.
Huddle Up: Watkins had a 52-673-3 season for the Super Bowl champs, and he'll just turn 27 in June. He hasn't played 16 games since his rookie season six years ago, but he'll be a flex option in good matchups. Target him as a WR4.
Posted: 2/25/2020 6:25 pm UTC
Kansas City Chiefs WR Sammy Watkins will likely have to rework his deal in order to return to the team, according to general manager Brett Veach. Watkins is expected to make $14 million next season.
Huddle Up: Watkins had a 52-673-3 line last season and has some WR4 viability, but he's unlikely to be a consistent fantasy contributor.
Posted: 2/06/2020 6:46 pm UTC
Kansas City Chiefs WR Sammy Watkins isn't likely to accept a pay cut from his $14 million salary if he were to be asked, in the opinion of ESPN NFL analyst Jeremy Fowler.
Huddle Up: Even though Watkins had a strong postseason with 14 catches for 288 yards and a TD on 18 targets, he was non-factor for most of the regular season following his nine-catch, 198-yard, three-TD debut in Week 1. We shall see if the Chiefs come asking for a restructured deal this offseason.
Posted: 2/06/2020 3:53 am UTC
Kansas City Chiefs WR Sammy Watkins intends to play next season but told Sirius XM NFL Radio that he will look to take some 'down time.'
'I'm really focused on my health....mental health,' Watkins added.
Huddle Up: Watkins played very well in the postseason after doing little following an explosive three-score Week 1. His cap number for next season is reportedly $21 million, however, making it highly probable he will not return for the final year of his deal with the Chiefs. Watkins sounded as if he has a number of goals he would like to reach in the near future, so it sounds as though he'll be ready for a few more seasons so long as he gets enough time to decompress psychologically and recover physically.