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14 Sammy Watkins WR

Kansas City Chiefs

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
92%39%
Key Stats
GPCatchesYdsAvgTDsFirst Downs
153959315.2833

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Chiefs' Sammy Watkins: Gets $30 million guaranteed
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Watkins signed a three-year, $48 million contract with the Chiefs on Wednesday, receiving a $21 million signing bonus and $30 million in total guarantees, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Dealt to the Rams during training camp last year, Watkins operated as a low-volume deep threat in Los Angeles, catching 39 of 70 targets for 593 yards (15.3 yards per reception, 8.5 yards per target) and eight touchdowns in 15 games. His contract with the Chiefs suggests the team expects him to take on a larger workload, though it will be difficult to match his volume from Buffalo (7.4 targets per game) in an offense that also has to feed Kareem Hunt, Travis Kelce and Tyreek Hill. Last season was a clear disappointment from a statistical standpoint, but Watkins did enjoy a mostly healthy campaign for the first time since his rookie year of 2014, and his downfield presence made things easier for fellow Rams wideouts Robert Woods and Cooper Kupp. Watkins celebrates his 25th birthday in June and still has time to grow alongside second-year quarterback Patrick Mahomes in Kansas City.

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Sammy Watkins: Appears headed to Kansas City
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Watkins intends to sign with the Chiefs when free agency opens Wednesday, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.

Confirmation of Watkins' plans will come when players can officially sign with teams, but he appears headed back to the AFC after spending last season with the Rams. A theoretical Watkins-Tyreek Hill combination would give quarterback Pat Mahomes a dynamic wide receiver duo as he begins his stint as starter in Kansas City.

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Rams' Sammy Watkins: Won't get franchise tag
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Watkins will not receive the Rams' franchise tag, Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reports.

Previous reports suggested the Rams were undecided between tagging Watkins or safety Lamarcus Joyner, but it now seems the team wouldn't use its tag on the wideout even if Joyner were to agree to a long-term deal before Tuesday's 4:00 p.m. EST deadline for franchising players. The decision not to tag Watkins makes sense, as it would put his 2018 cap figure around $16 million, which might be taken as a highly favorable one-year, prove-it deal for a player coming off a disappointing statistical season. It's unclear if Watkins wants to follow in the footsteps of Alshon Jeffery from last year or simply take the more traditional approach of targeting a multi-year contract with as much guaranteed money as possible. A big 2018 campaign would boost Watkins' value far above where it currently sits, coming off a season in which he caught only 39 passes on 70 targets, albeit for 593 yards (15.2 per reception) and eight touchdowns.

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Rams' Sammy Watkins: Could be tagged
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Rams will use their franchise tag on either Watkins or safety Lamarcus Joyner prior to the 4:00 p.m. EST deadline Tuesday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

The Rams may wait until the last minute to make a final decision, perhaps hoping to work out a long-term deal with one of the two players. Watkins is a bigger name among fans, but Joyner played at a higher level in 2017, and the franchise tag is much cheaper for safeties than for wide receivers. The 24-year-old wideout may soon have a shot to test free agency, where he and Allen Robinson (knee) would be the top two players at their position, assuming Robinson isn't tagged by the Jaguars.

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Rams' Sammy Watkins: Talks free agency following wild-card loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Watkins said it would be a pleasure to re-sign with the Rams following Saturday's 26-13 loss to Atlanta in the wild-card round, the Rich Hammond of the Los Angeles Daily News reports. He caught one of four targets for 23 yards in the defeat.

With Robert Woods, Cooper Kupp and Todd Gurley garnering 37 looks from Jared Goff in the passing attack, there wasn't a lot left over for Watkins on Saturday. The pending unrestricted free agent did receive a fourth-and-goal target in the end zone with 2:11 remaining in the game that could have pulled the Rams to within seven points, but he and Goff failed to connect. Watkins finished the regular season with just 39 receptions for 593 yards, but his eight touchdowns buoyed his fantasy value to a degree. His virtual stock will remain in limbo until he signs a new contract, and despite his sentiments about returning to the Rams, he may price himself out of availability with his contract demands.

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Schedule
WeekDateOpponentTime/Result
Receiving
YearTeamGGSRecYdsAvgLgTD20+40+1st
2014Buffalo Bills16166598215.184614447
2015Buffalo Bills131360104717.563918741
2016Buffalo Bills882843015.46224220
2017Los Angeles Rams15143959315.26789233
TOTAL5251192305215.984254515141
Rushing
YearTeamGGSAttYdsAvgLgTD20+1st
2014Buffalo Bills1616284.05001
2015Buffalo Bills1313111.01000
2016Buffalo Bills8800---0000
2017Los Angeles Rams151400---0000
TOTAL5251393.05001
Defensive Stats
YearTeamGTotalTklAstSacksIntYdsAvgLgTDPass Def
2014Buffalo Bills1633.000000.0000
2015Buffalo Bills1300.000000.0000
2016Buffalo Bills811.000000.0000
2017Los Angeles Rams1500.000000.0000
TOTAL5244.000000.0000
Fumbles
YearTeamGFumLostFum ForcedOwn RecOpp RecYdsTot RecTD
2014Buffalo Bills1611000000
2015Buffalo Bills1300000000
2016Buffalo Bills800000000
2017Los Angeles Rams1500000000
TOTAL5211000000
 
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-1/211
Birthdate:
6/14/1993
Age:
25
Hometown:
Fort Myers, FL, USA
School:
Clemson
NFL Experience:
5
Awards: