Watkins finished the 2020 campaign with seven catches on 13 targets for 106 yards and a touchdown across six appearances. The rookie sixth-round pick spent the beginning of the campaign on injured reserve, and once activated Week 4, he was initially buried on the depth chart at wide receiver. The Eagles gained more trust in Watkins over the final quarter of the season, however, as he played at least 22 snaps in three of the last four games and drew a target in each of those contests. Watkins will still rank fairly low on the depth chart heading into 2021, making it difficult for him to carve out meaningful fantasy value.
Watkins (rib) does not carry an injury designation into Sunday's matchup against Washington after practicing with no restrictions Friday. The 22-year-old steadily improved his practice participation throughout the week, and he's seemingly shown enough to the team training staff to gain clearance for Week 17. Watkins remains a depth option within the Eagles' passing attack, though he'll move up one slot in the receiving corps after DeSean Jackson (ankle) was ruled out for the regular-season finale Friday. The sixth-round rookie has produced five catches for 97 yards and a touchdown over his past two appearances.
Watkins (ribs) was limited in Thursday's practice. Watkins couldn't practice Wednesday, so it's encouraging to see him now taking limited reps. The rookie sixth-round pick is coming off two solid efforts in which he amassed 97 total receiving yards against the Cardinals and Cowboys, but his status will need to be monitored as Sunday's tilt against the Football Team approaches.
Watkins (ribs) was a non-participant at Wednesday's practice. Watkins presumably picked up the injury in last week's loss to the Cowboys. He ended that contest with two receptions for 57 yards. His status will need to be monitored as the week progresses in order to see if he can ramp up his participation at practice.
Watkins caught two of his three targets for 57 yards in Sunday's 37-17 loss to the Cowboys. After Dallas scored to go up by 13 early in the third quarter, Watkins corralled his first target of the game for a 43-yard gain to open the Eagles' next drive. Unfortunately, the rookie wouldn't see another target until Philadelphia's final possession, which came with the game out of reach. With 97 yards and a touchdown in just 40 total snaps over the last two games, Watkins may have made a case for more playing time in the season's final contest against Washington.
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