Watkins, who was the third overall draft pick in 2014, came up just short of 1,000 yards for the year, finishing with 982 yards on 65 catches.
He had over 100 yards receiving in four games in 2014.
Watkins hauled in a 42-yard pass in the end zone for the first score of the game in the first quarter but was held relatively in check over the rest of the day. His touchdown was his first since the end of October. The rookie is up to 62 receptions, 925 yards and six touchdowns. He'll be looking for a 1,000-yard season when the Bills head to New England in Week 17.
Both Jamey Eisenberg and Dave Richard really liked
So naturally, he goes for just 28 yards, catching one of the six passes thrown his way.
What gives? Hey, that's the way it's gone for him all season long. Prior to his 127-yard performance in Week 14, he had averaged just 26.3 yards in four games.
One reason is he has Kyle Orton throwing him the ball, and Orton isn't all that reliable, his 158 yards in Week 15 giving him less than 200 in three of the last five weeks. Another is that every week someone like Robert Woods or Chris Hogan steals the spotlight, presumably because Watkins is well covered. Defenses know he's a threat, after all. Orton was more to blame in this one than the rest of the Bills' receiving corps, but it's one thing or another with Watkins.
I said it after his Week 14 performance, and I'll say it again: Regardless of the matchup, you just can't trust Watkins in Fantasy. You start him if you need to gamble on a big week, but in all likelihood, you have more consistent options at wide receiver.
A week after establishing a couple of franchise rookie records,
Watkins came down with 28-yard grab in the second quarter and was held without a grab the rest of the way. He was targeted six times in a 21-13 victory.
Watkins has 59 catches for 850 yards and five touchdowns through 14 games. He has two games remaining to eclipse the 1,000-yard mark his rookie season. Buffalo will face Oakland in Week 16.
So basically everyone who catches passes for the
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So which of these three can you trust? Honestly, none. Watkins is supposed to be the standout, but he had averaged just 26.3 yards in the four games prior to Week 14. You start him if you need to gamble on a big week, but in all likelihood, you have more consistent options at wide receiver.
Kyle Orton is a productive enough quarterback for one of these three to make a splash every week, but since you won't know which one, you shouldn't be counting on any of them in 12-team leagues.
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