Watson caught four passes on nine targets for 53 yards in Sunday's loss to the Texans. Watson disappointed in Week 11 against Washington, but with Drew Brees was under constant pressure against a resurgent Houston defense, he led the Saints in both targets and receiving yards on Sunday. Outside of a couple of outliers, Watson has proven to be a fairly consistent option for Brees, and though he remains firmly in the middle class of fantasy tight ends, owners could certainly do worse. Watson could be in store for another solid performance in Week 13 if Brees is again under duress against a ferocious Panthers' defense.
Watson caught three passes on five targets for 19 yards in Sunday's loss in Washington. Watson had recently emerged as one of Drew Brees' favorite targets the last few weeks, but he crashed back to Earth on Sunday. Despite the disappointing output, Watson remained heavily involved in the offense, as he played 49 of the Saints' 57 offensive snaps (86 percent), according to the New Orleans Times-Picayune. He may never be an elite weapon at this stage of his career, but Watson is firmly in the tight end mix as a weekly option for fantasy teams. Owners, however, will have to wait an extra week for Watson's services, as the Saints will be on bye in Week 11, before a Week 12 tilt against the Texans.
Watson caught 5-of-5 targets for 60 yards in Sunday's loss to the Titans. Watson had a quiet day day even though his quarterback, Drew Brees, threw for 389 yards. Brees likes to spread the ball around, so Watson will have his fair share of average performances like this one to go along with the occasional offensive explosion.
Watson caught 9-of-10 targets for a career-high 147 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's win over the Giants. The 34-year-old led Saints' pass catchers in targets and yardage for the second time in three games, helping the team to a 52-point outburst en route to their third consecutive win. Watson has also now found the end zone three times in the last four games, and seemingly has a growing role in an offense that has recently come to life. Watson and company will look to extend their winning streak to four when they host the Titans in Week 9.
Saints tight end Ben Watson caught four passes off of five passes for 59 yards in Sunday's win over the Colts. Watson didn't come near last week's 10-catch monster performance, but his four caches and five targets tied his second-largest totals for the season. He might not be putting up the kind of production usually attributed with a Saints tight end, but the veteran is now tied for second on the team with 29 receptions and his modest two-touchdown total leads New Orleans.
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