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14 Sammy Watkins WR

Kansas City Chiefs

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Player Updates

January 15, 2021 02:12 PM
Chiefs' Sammy Watkins: Won't play Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

January 14, 2021 03:00 PM
Chiefs' Sammy Watkins: Misses practice again
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

January 14, 2021 02:28 PM
Chiefs' Sammy Watkins: No practice reps Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

January 14, 2021 02:28 PM
Chiefs' Sammy Watkins: Not spotted at practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

January 1, 2021 07:52 PM
Chiefs' Sammy Watkins: Won't play Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

December 31, 2020 02:56 PM
Chiefs' Sammy Watkins: Sits out practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

December 30, 2020 09:20 PM
Chiefs' Sammy Watkins: Not at practice Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

December 28, 2020 03:12 PM
Chiefs' Sammy Watkins: Avoids major injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

December 27, 2020 03:32 PM
Chiefs' Sammy Watkins: Exits Sunday's game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

December 22, 2020 12:24 PM
Chiefs' Sammy Watkins: Another mediocre showing
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

December 13, 2020 06:16 PM
Chiefs' Sammy Watkins: Two catches in Week 14
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

December 8, 2020 10:32 PM
Chiefs' Sammy Watkins: Minimal impact in Week 13
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

November 29, 2020 09:16 PM
Chiefs' Sammy Watkins: Four catches in return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

November 27, 2020 04:00 PM
Chiefs' Sammy Watkins: Set to return this week
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

November 26, 2020 09:48 AM
Chiefs' Sammy Watkins: Logs full practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

November 26, 2020 09:48 AM
Chiefs' Sammy Watkins: Practicing Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

November 22, 2020 06:08 PM
Chiefs' Sammy Watkins: Expected back Week 12
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

November 21, 2020 04:08 PM
Chiefs' Sammy Watkins: Ruled out for Week 11
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

November 20, 2020 04:28 PM
Chiefs' Sammy Watkins: Officially questionable
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

November 19, 2020 08:20 PM
Chiefs' Sammy Watkins: Limited at practice Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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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Game Log
WkDateOpponentResultRECYDSAVGLGTD
1Thu 09/10vs HOUW 34-2078211.7191
2Sun 09/20@ LACW 23-2011111.0110
3Mon 09/28@ BALW 34-207628.9150
4Mon 10/05vs NEW 26-1044310.8210
5Sun 10/11vs LVL 32-4022412.0161
7Sun 10/25@ DENL 43-1600--0
8Sun 11/01@ KCL 9-3500--0
9Sun 11/08@ KCL 31-3300--0
11Sun 11/22@ LVL 35-3100--0
12Sun 11/29@ TBW 27-244389.5140
13Sun 12/06vs DENW 22-164358.8170
14Sun 12/13@ MIAW 33-2725226.0370
15Sun 12/20@ NOW 32-2946015.0230
16Sun 12/27vs ATLW 17-142147.090
17Sun 01/03@ KCL 38-2100--0
19Sun 01/17@ KCL 17-2200--0
Career Receiving Stats
SeasonTeamGGSRECYDSReAvgLGTD20+40+1st
2020KC1093742111.43724027
2019KC14135267312.96839230
2018KC1094051913.05037224
2017LAR15143959315.26789233
2016BUF882843015.46224220
2015BUF131360104717.463918741
2014BUF16166598215.184614447
Total8682321466514.584336519222
Career Rushing Stats
SeasonTeamGGSATTYDSRuAvgLGTD20+1st
2020KC109133.03000
2019KC14132126.011001
2018KC10955210.431012
2017LAR1514000.00000
2016BUF88000.00000
2015BUF1313111.01000
2014BUF1616284.05001
Total868211766.931014
 
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Height/Weight:
6-1/211
Birthdate:
06/14/1993
Age:
27
Hometown:
Fort Myers, FL
School:
Clemson
NFL Experience:
7
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