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Benjamin Watson TE

Baltimore Ravens

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
77%40%
Key Stats
GPCatchesYdsAvgTDsFirst Downs
167482511.1642

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Saints' Ben Watson: Agrees to join Ravens
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

Watson and the Ravens have agreed in principle to a deal, Jeff Zrebiec of the Baltimore Sun reports.

This doesn't seem like a good fit at first glance, as the Ravens used a third-round pick in the 2014 draft on Crockett Gillmore (back/shoulder) and then selected Maxx Williams in the second round last season. However, Gillmore needs multiple surgeries this offseason and is likely looking at a prolonged recovery, and Williams didn't impress as a rookie. Known primarily for his blocking ability throughout a lengthy career, the 35-year-old Watson matched or surpassed his career-best receiving marks in every major category in 2015, finishing with a shocking 74-825-6 receiving line on 109 targets. Even if Gillmore isn't ready by Week 1, Watson will be a long shot to approach those numbers now that he isn't serving as Drew Brees' primary tight end.

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Saints' Ben Watson: Scores against Atlanta
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Benjamin Watson was targeted 10 times during Sunday's win over the Falcons, collecting six catches for 59 yards and a touchdown.

"Can't repeat the past," Jay Gatsby, and maybe Ben Watson, cried out incredulously. "Why of course you can!" Unlike The Great Gatsby, Watson was not only able to return to his past self, he improved upon it. At age 35, Watson set or tied career highs in targets, catches, yards and touchdowns in 2015. He finished the season having been targeted eight or more times in five of the New Orleans Saints ' last six games. With this level of production, it wouldn't be a total surprise if New Orleans resigned Watson to a short-term deal as the roster lacks an obvious successor. Josh Hill, a fantasy sleeper to start the year, managed just 16 catches in backup duty.

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Saints' Ben Watson: Held to one catch
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

Watson (knee) caught one of two targets for five yards in Sunday's 38-27 win over the Jaguars.

It's a disappointing stat line for Watson, especially considering that Drew Brees passes for 412 yards and three scores Sunday. Most of Brees' production went to Brandin Cooks, Willie Snead and Travaris Cadet, although backup TE Michael Hoomanawanui caught a touchdown in the first quarter. We'll have to check on Watson's snap count, but it's reasonable to assume he didn't play as much as usual with his knee injury (he missed significant practice time during the week). Assuming he's healthy enough to play next week, he'll have a decent matchup against the Falcons.

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Saints' Ben Watson: Active Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Benjamin Watson (knee) is listed as active Sunday against the Jaguars, Evan Woodbery of the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

Watson was a resident of the trainer's room rather than the practice field this week due to a knee injury. Expect the tight end to benefit from Marques Colston's (chest) absence, though Watson's targets may not uphold their standard with Drew Brees (foot) ailing, which could result in Matt Flynn or Garrett Grayson making an appearance.

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Saints' Ben Watson: Expected to play Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

Watson (knee) is expected to play Sunday against the Jaguars, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Watson is officially listed as questionable after not practicing at all Wednesday and Thursday. He'll be out there Sunday though and could continue to be a popular option for quarterback Drew Brees, as the tight end has been targeted 39 times in the last four games.

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Schedule
WeekDateOpp.RecYdsLgTD
19/13/15ARI31980
29/20/15TB21280
39/27/15CAR442200
410/4/15DAL330210
510/11/15PHI336211
610/15/15ATL10127281
710/25/15IND459250
811/1/15NYG9147461
911/8/15TEN560190
1011/15/15WAS31980
1211/29/15HOU453260
1312/6/15CAR438141
1412/13/15TB770260
1512/21/15DET649111
1612/27/15JAC1550
171/3/16ATL659221
WeekDateOpponentTime/Result
P18/11/16CAR7:30 pm
P28/20/16@ IND7:00 pm
P38/27/16DET7:00 pm
P49/1/16@ NO8:00 pm
19/11/16BUF1:00 pm
29/18/16@ CLE1:00 pm
39/25/16@ JAC1:00 pm
410/2/16OAK1:00 pm
510/9/16WAS1:00 pm
610/16/16@ NYG1:00 pm
710/23/16@ NYJ1:00 pm
Bye: Week 8
911/6/16PIT1:00 pm
1011/10/16CLE8:25 pm
1111/20/16@ DAL1:00 pm
1211/27/16CIN1:00 pm
1312/4/16MIA1:00 pm
1412/12/16@ NE8:30 pm
1512/18/16PHI1:00 pm
1612/25/16@ PIT4:30 pm
171/1/17@ CIN1:00 pm
Receiving
YearTeamGGSRecYdsAvgLgTD20+40+1st
2004New England Patriots112168.0140001
2005New England Patriots1592944115.235410022
2006New England Patriots13134964313.140310232
2007New England Patriots1283638910.83567021
2008New England Patriots149222099.52921012
2009New England Patriots1672940413.93655020
2010Cleveland Browns16166876311.244310140
2011Cleveland Browns13113741011.13423021
2012Cleveland Browns16144950110.22735027
2013New Orleans Saints1571922611.93224014
2014New Orleans Saints168201366.8152009
2015New Orleans Saints16167482511.146613142
TOTAL163119434496311.44638684261
Rushing
YearTeamGGSAttYdsAvgLgTD20+1st
2004New England Patriots1100---0000
2005New England Patriots15900---0000
2006New England Patriots131300---0000
2007New England Patriots12811111.011001
2008New England Patriots14900---0000
2009New England Patriots16700---0000
2010Cleveland Browns16161-1-1.0-1000
2011Cleveland Browns131100---0000
2012Cleveland Browns161400---0000
2013New Orleans Saints15700---0000
2014New Orleans Saints16800---0000
2015New Orleans Saints161600---0000
TOTAL1631192105.011001
Kick Returns
YearTeamGNoYdsAvgLgTD40+
2004New England Patriots100---000
2005New England Patriots15111.0100
2006New England Patriots1300---000
2007New England Patriots1200---000
2008New England Patriots1400---000
2009New England Patriots1600---000
2010Cleveland Browns1600---000
2011Cleveland Browns1300---000
2012Cleveland Browns1600---000
2013New Orleans Saints1500---000
2014New Orleans Saints1600---000
2015New Orleans Saints1600---000
TOTAL163111.0100
Defensive Stats
YearTeamGTotalTklAstSacksIntYdsAvgLgTDPass Def
2004New England Patriots100.000000.0000
2005New England Patriots1522.000000.0000
2006New England Patriots1333.000000.0000
2007New England Patriots1200.000000.0000
2008New England Patriots1422.000000.0000
2009New England Patriots1611.000000.0000
2010Cleveland Browns1622.000000.0000
2011Cleveland Browns1322.000000.0000
2012Cleveland Browns1600.000000.0000
2013New Orleans Saints1500.000000.0000
2014New Orleans Saints1611.000000.0000
2015New Orleans Saints1622.000000.0000
TOTAL1631515.000000.0000
Fumbles
YearTeamGFumLostFum ForcedOwn RecOpp RecYdsTot RecTD
2004New England Patriots100000000
2005New England Patriots1511000000
2006New England Patriots1331010010
2007New England Patriots1210001010
2008New England Patriots1411000000
2009New England Patriots1600010010
2010Cleveland Browns1600000000
2011Cleveland Browns1300000000
2012Cleveland Browns1610000000
2013New Orleans Saints1500000000
2014New Orleans Saints1600000000
2015New Orleans Saints1611000000
TOTAL16384021030
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-3/255
Birthdate:
12/18/1980
Age:
35
Hometown:
Norfolk, VA, USA
School:
Georgia
NFL Experience:
13
Awards:
2016 NFL Draft
NFL Draft
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