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Until Watson finds meaningful playing time, Fantasy managers shouldn't bother adding him to rosters.

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2020 7 94 13.43 0.00 90.8
3y Avg. 7 84 12.00 1 0.00 141.6
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  • Chiefs' Justin Watson: Signs with Kansas City

    Watson signed a contract with the Chiefs on Friday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Watson underwent knee surgery in July, which cost him the start of the 2021 campaign. He was activated off the PUP list at the end of December and played 19 special-teams snaps for the Buccaneers against the Panthers in Week 16. However, he suffered a quadriceps injury during the contest that sidelined him for the rest of the regular season. Watson was then waived and rejoined Tampa Bay's practice squad in the middle of January. The 2018 fifth-round pick has caught 23 passes for 258 yards and two touchdowns in 40 appearances across four NFL seasons -- all with the Bucs.
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  • Justin Watson: Back to Buccaneers' practice squad

    Watson was signed to the Buccaneers' practice squad Tuesday, Scott Smith of the team's official website reports. The wide receiver was waived by the team Saturday but he was quickly returned to the practice squad just a few days later. Watson has only appeared in one game this season, operating as a special-teams option.
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  • Justin Watson: Waived by Tampa Bay

    Watson (quadriceps) was waived by the Buccaneers on Saturday, Carmen Vitali of the Buccaneers' official site reports. Watson was questionable ahead of Sunday's wild-card matchup against the Eagles, but he'll now part ways with Tampa Bay. He made just one appearance for the Buccaneers during the regular season and played exclusively on special teams.
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  • Buccaneers' Justin Watson: Logs full practice Friday

    Watson (quadriceps) is questionable for Sunday's wild-card matchup with the Eagles. After being limited Wednesday and Thursday, Watson logged a full practice Friday, but his status for Sunday is still up in the air. He's made only one appearance for Tampa Bay this season, but with Cyril Grayson (hamstring) and Chris Godwin (knee) out and Antonio Brown dismissed from the team, there are certainly opportunities available for the Buccaneers' backup wideouts.
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  • Buccaneers' Justin Watson: Still limited at practice

    Watson (quadriceps) was a limited participant at Thursday's practice, Carmen Vitali of the Buccaneers' official website reports. The wide receiver was limited at practice for the second consecutive day to open the week. Watson has missed the Bucs' last two games while dealing with a quadriceps injury, but his ability to practice early in the week bodes well for his chances to play in Sunday's wild-card contest versus the Eagles.
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  • Buccaneers' Justin Watson: Limited practice Wednesday

    Watson (quadriceps) logged a limited practice Wednesday. Watson missed the Buccaneers' last two games of the regular season while dealing with a quadriceps injury. The wide receiver's ability to practice is a positive sign for his chances to play in Sunday's wild-card matchup with the Eagles.
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  • Buccaneers' Justin Watson: Won't play Sunday

    Watson (quadriceps) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Panthers, Scott Smith of the Buccaneers' official site reports. Watson will be sidelined for the second consecutive contest due to the quadriceps injury. Jaelon Darden and Scotty Miller should be the depth options in Tampa Bay's receiving corps for Week 18.
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  • Buccaneers' Justin Watson: Doesn't practice Thursday

    Watson (quadriceps) didn't participate in Thursday's practice session. Watson was sidelined for Sunday's win over the Jets and is still bothered by his quad issue ahead of Week 18. If he has a chance to play Sunday against Carolina, he'll likely need to practice in some capacity Friday.
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  • Buccaneers' Justin Watson: Sitting out Week 17

    Watson (quadriceps) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Jets, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports. The reserve wideout was able to log 19 snaps on special teams in Week 16 against the Panthers, an appearance that represented his season debut after overcoming a knee injury. However, Watson picked up a quadriceps issue in that contest that will put him right back on the shelf Sunday. He'll have one more chance to tune up for postseason play in the Week 18 regular-season finale versus the Panthers.
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  • Buccaneers' Justin Watson: Questionable for Sunday

    Watson (quadriceps) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Jets, Adam Caplan of SiriusXM NFL Radio reports. Watson played 19 snaps on special teams in his season debut last week after spending the first 15 weeks of the season on the PUP list, and he's now dealing with a quadriceps issue. If available, the 25-year-old could see more offensive action Sunday if Mike Evans (knee) or Antonio Brown (ankle) is sidelined.
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  • Buccaneers' Justin Watson: Activated from PUP list

    Watson (knee) was activated from the PUP list Friday. Watson returned to practice Dec. 8 and is now ready to rejoin the active roster after missing the first 15 weeks of the campaign. The 2018 fifth-round pick caught seven passes for 94 yards in 2020 and should fill a depth role in Tampa Bay's receiving corps.
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  • Buccaneers' Justin Watson: Cleared to practice

    Watson (knee) was designated to return from the reserve/PUP list Wednesday. Coach Bruce Arians said Monday that he didn't expect Watson to return to the field in 2021, but he'll now be able to join the team for practice. If the receiver isn't activated from the PUP list within 21 days, he'll be forced to miss the remainder of the season.
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  • Buccaneers' Justin Watson: Unlikely to return in 2021

    Coach Bruce Arians said Monday that he doubts Watson (knee) will be able to return from the reserve/PUP list this season, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports. Watson was initially expected to be sidelined until around November, but it appears as though he'll be forced to miss the entire 2021 campaign after he underwent knee surgery in late July. The 25-year-old is slated to become a free agent during the offseason after spending his first four professional seasons in Tampa Bay.
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  • Buccaneers' Justin Watson: Still yet to practice

    Watson (knee) has yet to return to practice after being placed on the reserve/PUP list in August, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports. The wide receiver sustained the knee injury in training camp and had surgery in July. The expectation was that Watson would be able to return at some point in November, but he hasn't returned to practice yet.
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  • Buccaneers' Justin Watson: Hits PUP list

    Watson (knee) has landed on the Buccaneers' reserve/PUP list, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports. Watson underwent knee surgery in July and is expected to be out until at least November. When the 25-year-old returns from injury, he likely won't receive any meaningful snaps, as Tampa Bay's receiving corps is pretty stacked. The former Pennsylvania receiver is slated to sneak in behind Tyler Johnson on the depth chart once he's fully recovered.
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  • Buccaneers' Justin Watson: Undergoes knee surgery

    Watson will miss four months after undergoing knee surgery, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. The news explains why Watson was placed on the active/PUP list earlier in the day. He's now expected to be out until late November at the earliest.
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  • Buccaneers' Justin Watson: Moved to PUP list

    Watson (undisclosed) was placed on the active/physically unable to perform list Saturday. The Buccaneers didn't list a specific injury with the designation, so it's unclear exactly why Watson was placed on the PUP list. The 25-year-old could be on the outside looking in when it comes to a roster spot, so any missed time will be crucial.
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  • Buccaneers' Justin Watson: Could be victim of numbers game

    Watson is trending downward for a roster spot as training camp approaches, per Greg Auman of The Athletic. It's not so much what Watson did or didn't do during offseason workouts and minicamp, but rather it's a product of Tampa Bay's depth at wide receiver and his minimal role for most of last year. Watson posted a 7-94 line over his first three 2020 contests but didn't see another target the rest of the way, and he was inactive for three of the Buccaneers' four postseason games. The fourth-year wideout will be on the final year of his rookie contact in 2021, and although he has been a steady force on special teams with 20 tackles on coverage units over three seasons, Auman points out Watson is now competing with younger depth linebackers and defensive backs for that spot as well.
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  • Buccaneers' Justin Watson: Buried on depth chart most of '20

    Watson finished the 2020 regular season with seven receptions (11 targets) for 94 yards and compiled 19 yards on two kickoff returns across 11 games. He also logged 17 snaps but no statistics during the NFC Championship Game win over the Packers. The season started off encouragingly enough for Watson, considering the talent in front of him on the wideout depth chart. The third-year pro accumulated all of his stats from scrimmage for the campaign during the first three games, logging over 50 snaps in two of those contests while Chris Godwin battled multiple injuries. However, opportunity largely dried up for Watson once Antonio Brown was brought aboard in late October. How much of an uphill battle Watson faces for a roster spot this summer largely hinges on the status of Godwin and Brown, who are both slated for unrestricted free agency when the new league year begins in mid-March.
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  • Buccaneers' Justin Watson: Healthy scratch for Week 15

    Watson (coach's decision) is listed as inactive for Sunday's game against the Falcons. Watson kicked off the year with a combined seven receptions for 94 yards over three appearances between Weeks 1 and 4. Since that point, however, the 24-year-old has failed to post a single catch. When he's active over the latter half of the season, Watson's involvement has come primarily via special teams. The Penn product is averaging 17.8 snaps per game in that department since Week 8, compared to 13 total offensive snaps over the same span.
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