Watkins (calf) has been ruled out for Sunday's AFC divisional-round matchup against the Browns, Sam McDowell of The Kansas City Star reports.
Watkins' calf injury has kept him from practicing or playing since Week 17, and the Chiefs have yet to offer a timetable for his return. His absence during Sunday's playoff matchup against Cleveland will pave the way for Mecole Hardman, Demarcus Robinson and Byron Pringle to handle increased work behind No. 1 receiver Tyreek Hill.
Watkins (calf) didn't practice Thursday, Nate Taylor of The Athletic reports.
Watkins didn't practice or play Week 17, so it appears he's in real danger of missing Kansas City's playoff opener. If he isn't ready by Sunday, the team will rely on Demarcus Robinson, Mecole Hardman and Byron Pringle behind alpha wideout Tyreek Hill.
Watkins (calf) didn't practice Wednesday.
Watkins missed Kansas City's regular-season finale against the Chargers, so his status is worth monitoring in advance of Sunday's divisional-round playoff game against the Browns. The wideout has two more chances to practice before the team's final injury report of the week is released Friday.
Watkins (calf) wasn't spotted at Wednesday's practice, Herbie Teope of The Kansas City Star reports.
On the plus side, Tyreek Hill (hamstring) and Clyde Edwards-Helaire (ankle) were on the field, so Kansas City looks to have at least two of its top playmakers healthy following a bye week in the first round of the postseason. With Watkins still sidelined to begin the week of prep, however, the wideout's status for Sunday's divisional-round game against the Browns is unclear at this stage.
Watkins (calf) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Chargers.
The Chiefs will be down both of their top wideouts, as Tyreek Hill (hamstring) is also sitting out the regular-season finale. As a result, the Chiefs -- who have clinched the AFC's No. 1 seed and a first-round bye -- will likely roll out Demarcus Robinson, Mecole Hardman and Byron Pringle as their starting receivers Week 17. Watkins will look to return to action in Kansas City's playoff opener Jan. 16 or 17.
Watkins (calf) didn't practice Thursday, Herbie Teope of The Kansas City Star reports.
Watkins also sat out Wednesday's session, and the back-to-back absences from practice could point to the wideout being held out of Sunday's game against the Chiefs. If that's the case, it wouldn't necessarily indicate that Watkins' calf injury is a major concern, as the Chiefs are already approaching the Week 17 game with the intention of resting several key players. Kansas City secured the AFC's No. 1 seed with its win over Atlanta last weekend, so at this stage, ensuring the health of banged-up players like Watkins heading into the playoffs is a greater priority than going all out to win in the regular-season finale.
Watkins (calf) didn't practice Wednesday, Adam Teicher of ESPN.com reports.
Watkins' injury isn't believed to be serious, but the Chiefs have little reason to push him Week 17 with the top seed in the AFC -- and a first-round bye in the playoffs -- already locked up. Even if he suits up Sunday against the Chargers, Watkins will likely play a limited role.
Watkins (calf) is not believed to be nursing a serious injury, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Watkins had two catches for 14 yards on four targets before being forced out of Sunday's win over the Falcons. With the Chiefs already having clinched the No. 1 seed in the AFC, it's likely that Watkins will sit out against the Chargers in Week 17 in order to get healthy.
Watkins left Sunday's game against the Falcons after suffering a calf injury.
Before his exit, Watkins caught two of his four targets for 14 yards. In his absence, added looks are available for Demarcus Robinson and Mecole Hardman.
Watkins reeled in four of his six targets for 60 yards Sunday versus the Saints.
Watkins has made the most of his grabs in the last two weeks, averaging 18.7 yards. Unfortunately, he has amassed just six receptions and nine targets over that span; totals that don't translate to fantasy success in most cases. It's worth noting that he played more than 80 percent of the snaps during the two games, so the possibility of a breakout week in one of the last two regular-season contests remains on the table.
Watkins caught two of three targets for 52 yards in Sunday's 33-27 win over the Dolphins.
Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce combined to score all three of the Chiefs' touchdowns on offense, leaving little room for Watkins, who finished fourth on the team in receiving yards behind those two and running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire. Despite the limited involvement, Watkins provided some nice material for his highlight reel, hurdling a defender en route to a 37-yard gain on one of his two catches. Watkins has caught more than four passes in only two of his eight games played this season, but the veteran wideout will still have a high ceiling in Week 15 against the Saints, as the Chiefs will likely opt for a pass-heavy approach against the New Orleans defense.
Watkins reeled in four of his six targets for 35 yards Sunday versus the Broncos.
Watkins hasn't produced much in his two games since returning from injury but he's the second-most utilized wideout when healthy, playing 75 percent of the snaps in Sunday's contest, so there's still some upside when the matchup is a little better. Still, he has a pair of star pass catchers in Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce to contend with for targets on a weekly basis, not to mention a budding rookie pass-catching back in Clyde Edwards-Helaire, leaving Watkins with fewer chances to have a notable day.
Watkins (calf/hamstring) brought in four of seven targets for 38 yards in the Chiefs' 27-24 win over the Buccaneers on Sunday.
Watkins was moderately involved in his return from a five-game absence, checking in a distant third in receiving yardage to Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce while also logging the third-most targets. Now that he has some game action back under his belt, Watkins could play a more prominent role in the offense as a shorter-area complement to Hill's explosive downfield profile during what remains of the regular season. His next chance to deliver on that potential comes in a Week 13 divisional battle against the Broncos.
Watkins (calf/hamstring) is "good to go" for Sunday's game against the Buccaneers, Pete Sweeney of ArrowheadPride.com reports.
After practicing fully all week, the wideout is poised to see his first game action since Week 5. While there's always an element of risk in rolling with players coming off long layoffs in fantasy lineups, rejoining the offense of an explosive 9-1 team helmed by QB Patrick Mahomes is a favorable context for Watkins, who caught 21 passes for 222 yards and two TDs in five games prior to being sidelined.
Watkins (hamstring/calf) practiced fully Wednesday, Herbie Teope of The Kansas City Star reports.
As Teope points out, Watkins also practiced fully last Wednesday before he popped up on Thursday's report with a calf issue. He then proceeded to miss his fifth straight game as the Chiefs defeated the Raiders last Sunday. With that in mind, Watkins' status still warrants tracking heading into this weekend's game against the Buccaneers, but he looks on track to play, barring any setbacks.
Watkins (hamstring/calf) is participating in Wednesday's practice, Sam McDowell of The Kansas City Star reports.
Watkins has missed five straight games due to his lingering leg injury, but according to Nate Taylor of The Athletic, the Chiefs are optimistic that he'll be back on the field Week 12. If Watkins is indeed able to return to full health in time for Sunday's road contest against the Buccaneers, he should immediately step back into a starting role at receiver alongside Tyreek Hill.
The Chiefs expect Watkins (hamstring/calf) to be available against the Buccaneers in Week 12, Nate Taylor of The Athletic reports.
Watkins has already been ruled out for Sunday night's divisional contest in Las Vegas, his fifth consecutive absence, but it looks like he's trending in the right direction to return Nov. 29 in Tampa Bay. In the meantime, Kansas City will have Mecole Hardman back from the reserve/COVID-19 list for Sunday's contest.
Watkins (hamstring/calf) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Raiders.
Watkins practiced at full speed to start the week but downgraded to limited participation over the last two sessions, and he's ultimately been ruled out for a fifth straight game. Meanwhile, Mecole Hardman was activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list and should continue to handle an expanded role along with Demarcus Robinson. Watkins will aim to return for next week's matchup against the Buccaneers.
Watkins (hamstring/calf) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Raiders.
Watkins began the week with a full practice, but he's now been limited in back-to-back sessions. With Mecole Hardman (undisclosed) still on the reserve/COVID-19 list, the Chiefs' aerial attack would get a notable boost if Watkins manages to return to the field. The 27-year-old last suited up Week 5.
Watkins (hamstring/calf) was limited at practice Thursday.
Watkins practiced fully Wednesday, but since then he's picked up a calf injury that led to him being listed as limited Thursday. What the wideout -- who last played Week 5 -- is able to do at practice Friday will determine whether he approaches Sunday's game against the Raiders in the clear or carrying a Week 11 injury designation.
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