Watkins caught just two passes for 18 yards on four targets Sunday night against the Patriots.
Although Watkins played all 54 offensive snaps on the night, he drew very little attention from quarterback Patrick Mahomes, posting a season-low in all statistical categories for games he played the majority of snaps. He will look to get back on track next week against a banged-up Bengals defense that has allowed 292 passing yards per game this season.
Watkins caught six of eight targets for 78 yards during Sunday's 30-14 win over the Jaguars.
Coming off of a matchup against Denver in which he missed much of the action with a pulled hamstring, Watkins rebounded with a solid showing against a top defense. Fans might be a little impatient as Watkins has just one 100-yard game and one score through five weeks in the Chiefs' high-flying offense, but the benefits of starting him outweigh many of his lows. He's likely to be at least solid and, with the way Patrick Mahomes is throwing, the potential is always there for a big showing. However, expect a Patriots defense that ranks in the top half of the league in pass defense to have some tricks come Sunday, which possibly diminishes his ceiling.
Watkins profiles as the No. 3 option in the Chiefs' passing game behind tight end Travis Kelce and fellow receiver Tyreek Hill. However, assuming no setbacks with his hamstring Sunday, that's a role that could yield a decent level of production, with QB Patrick Mahomes having started the season averaging 300 yards in the air while carving out a 14/0 TD pass ratio through four contests.
Assuming no setbacks in warmups, it looks like Watkins will play through what Rapoport describes as a minor hamstring issue. Official confirmation of the wideout's status, either way, will arrive before the first wave of games Sunday, with the Chiefs kicking off at 1:00 ET.
Watkins (hamstring) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Jaguars after practicing in a limited fashion all week.
The Chiefs' Week 5 injury report is rather lean with Eric Berry (heel) listed as doubtful and Watkins one of three players the team lists as questionable. Fortunately for those considering him in fantasy lineups this weekend, the team kicks off at 1 p.m. EDT on Sunday. When available, Watkins profiles as the Chiefs' No. 3 option in the passing game behind tight end Travis Kelce and fellow receiver Tyreek Hill.
|9||11/4/18||@ CLE||1:00 pm|
|11||11/19/18||@ LAR||8:15 pm|
|Bye: Week 12|
|13||12/2/18||@ OAK||4:05 pm|
|16||12/23/18||@ SEA||8:20 pm|
|2017||Los Angeles Rams||15||14||39||593||15.2||67||8||9||2||33|
|2018||Kansas City Chiefs||6||6||22||272||12.4||40||1||3||1||14|
|2017||Los Angeles Rams||15||14||0||0||---||0||0||0||0|
|2018||Kansas City Chiefs||6||6||4||50||12.5||31||0||1||2|
|2017||Los Angeles Rams||15||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2018||Kansas City Chiefs||6||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
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|2017||Los Angeles Rams||15||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2018||Kansas City Chiefs||6||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|