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82 Benjamin Watson TE

New Orleans Saints

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
36%7%
Key Stats
GPCatchesYdsAvgTDsFirst Downs
133133710.9218

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Saints' Ben Watson: Most yards since Week 9
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Watson caught three passes for 24 yards in Sunday's win against the Buccaneers.

It has been an extremely quiet second half of the season for Watson, who has just eight total catches over his last seven contests. In fact, Watson's modest 24 receiving yards were his most since Week 9. While potential touchdowns are always on the table in the Saints' typically high-scoring offense, Watson simply has not done enough to warrant every-week consideration in most fantasy leagues, even given the ugly state at tight end.

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Saints' Ben Watson: Nabs pass in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Watson pulled in one of two targets for 20 yards during the Saints' 31-17 Thanksgiving win over Atlanta.

Watson's lone catch came midway through the third quarter, up the right sideline to help set up a Dan Arnold touchdown. Drew Brees tried to take a shot toward Watson in Atlanta territory earlier in the game. Watson has been targeted just four times over the past three weeks but still has some value as one of the few established targets remaining on the Saints' roster. Thursday's matchup with Dallas should be tough, though. The Cowboys rank in the top half of the league against the pass with 255 yards allowed per game.

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Saints' Ben Watson: Just misses multi-score day
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Watson had one catch for one yard in Sunday's win against the Bengals.

Fantasy owners certainly won't be pleased with the box score, but Watson was a whisker away from a multi-score day. First, Watson uncharacteristically dropped an easy touchdown from Taysom Hill on a pop-pass trick play from the 1-yard line in the second quarter. Then, Watson caught what appeared to be a two-yard score in the third quarter, but the touchdown was reversed on replay review. The veteran tight end is averaging just three catches per game and has yet to top 71 yards in a single contest, but he's seen at least four targets in six of the Saints' nine games -- enough to keep him in the starting conversation in deeper leagues given the uncertain tight-end landscape.

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Saints' Ben Watson: Catches touchdown
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Watson caught three of four targets for 62 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 45-35 win over the Rams.

Watson didn't see many targets, but he averaged a healthy 20.7 yards per reception as he finished second on the team in receiving. He made an especially nifty 32-yard catch to set up a touchdown in the second quarter and added a 13-yard score of his own just before halftime. This was a nice bounce-back performance for Watson after he was held without a catch last week, but his role remains heavily dependent on game flow. He'll look to build on this effort next Sunday against the Bengals.

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Saints' Ben Watson: Invisible Week 8
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Watson was not targeted in Sunday night's win against the Vikings.

A week after catching six passes, including Drew Brees' 500th career touchdown toss, Watson was nearly invisible in Minnesota. With the Vikings deploying an extremely conservative game plan, the Saints actually ran more times than they threw, resulting in blocking tight end Josh Hill out-snapping Watson by a count of 34 to 14 offensive snaps. Like most of the tight ends in the league, the Saints' offensive game plan does not revolve around feeding Watson targets, so his usage will continue to be heavily dependent on what the defense gives Brees. Still, Watson remains the top receiving tight end on a high-scoring Saints offense, which makes him a decent low-end starting option in most fantasy leagues despite Sunday's goose egg.

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Schedule
WeekDateOpp.RecYdsLgTD
19/9/18TB444210
29/16/18CLE31980
39/23/18ATL571270
49/30/18NYG123230
510/8/18WAS43090
710/21/18BAL643151
810/28/18MIN0000
911/4/18LAR362321
1011/11/18CIN1110
1111/18/18PHI0000
1211/22/18ATL120200
1311/29/18DAL0000
1412/9/18TB324110
WeekDateOpponentTime/Result
1512/17/18@ CAR8:15 pm
1612/23/18PIT4:25 pm
1712/30/18CAR1:00 pm
Receiving
YearTeamGGSRecYdsAvgLgTD20+40+1st
2004New England Patriots112168.0140001
2005New England Patriots1592944115.235410022
2006New England Patriots13134964313.140310232
2007New England Patriots1283638910.83567021
2008New England Patriots149222099.52921012
2009New England Patriots1672940413.93655020
2010Cleveland Browns16166876311.244310140
2011Cleveland Browns13113741011.13423021
2012Cleveland Browns16144950110.22735027
2013New Orleans Saints1571922611.93224014
2014New Orleans Saints168201366.8152009
2015New Orleans Saints16167482511.146613142
2016Baltimore Ravens0000---00000
2017Baltimore Ravens1612615228.63345030
2018New Orleans Saints1343133710.93225018
TOTAL192135526582211.14644784309
Rushing
YearTeamGGSAttYdsAvgLgTD20+1st
2004New England Patriots1100---0000
2005New England Patriots15900---0000
2006New England Patriots131300---0000
2007New England Patriots12811111.011001
2008New England Patriots14900---0000
2009New England Patriots16700---0000
2010Cleveland Browns16161-1-1.0-1000
2011Cleveland Browns131100---0000
2012Cleveland Browns161400---0000
2013New Orleans Saints15700---0000
2014New Orleans Saints16800---0000
2015New Orleans Saints161600---0000
2016Baltimore Ravens0000---0000
2017Baltimore Ravens161200---0000
2018New Orleans Saints13400---0000
TOTAL1921352105.011001
Kick Returns
YearTeamGNoYdsAvgLgTD40+
2004New England Patriots100---000
2005New England Patriots15111.0100
2006New England Patriots1300---000
2007New England Patriots1200---000
2008New England Patriots1400---000
2009New England Patriots1600---000
2010Cleveland Browns1600---000
2011Cleveland Browns1300---000
2012Cleveland Browns1600---000
2013New Orleans Saints1500---000
2014New Orleans Saints1600---000
2015New Orleans Saints1600---000
2016Baltimore Ravens000---000
2017Baltimore Ravens1600---000
2018New Orleans Saints1300---000
TOTAL192111.0100
Defensive Stats
YearTeamGTotalTklAstSacksIntYdsAvgLgTDPass Def
2004New England Patriots100.000000.0000
2005New England Patriots1522.000000.0000
2006New England Patriots1333.000000.0000
2007New England Patriots1200.000000.0000
2008New England Patriots1422.000000.0000
2009New England Patriots1611.000000.0000
2010Cleveland Browns1622.000000.0000
2011Cleveland Browns1322.000000.0000
2012Cleveland Browns1600.000000.0000
2013New Orleans Saints1500.000000.0000
2014New Orleans Saints1611.000000.0000
2015New Orleans Saints1622.000000.0000
2016Baltimore Ravens000.000000.0000
2017Baltimore Ravens1644.000000.0000
2018New Orleans Saints1300.000000.0000
TOTAL1921919.000000.0000
Fumbles
YearTeamGFumLostFum ForcedOwn RecOpp RecYdsTot RecTD
2004New England Patriots100000000
2005New England Patriots1511000000
2006New England Patriots1331010010
2007New England Patriots1210001010
2008New England Patriots1411000000
2009New England Patriots1600010010
2010Cleveland Browns1600000000
2011Cleveland Browns1300000000
2012Cleveland Browns1610000000
2013New Orleans Saints1500000000
2014New Orleans Saints1600000000
2015New Orleans Saints1611000000
2016Baltimore Ravens000000000
2017Baltimore Ravens1610000000
2018New Orleans Saints1300000000
TOTAL19294021030
 
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-3/251
Birthdate:
12/18/1980
Age:
37
Hometown:
Norfolk, VA, USA
School:
Georgia
NFL Experience:
15
Awards: