2020 Fantasy Rankings
Overall # 114 · WR # 57 (Tier 10)
ADP (12-team PPR): 12.06, 144th
Chiefs
Depth

Sammy Watkins

WR, Kansas City Chiefs

Height 6'1" Weight 211 DOB 1993-06-14 Age 27
College Clemson

Season Projections
Updated Sep 7
Source FPts RuAtt RuYd RuAvg RuFD RuTD Tgt Rec ReYd ReAvg ReFD ReTD FL
RotoBaller 90.0 0 0 - - 0 79 47 600 12.8 - 5 1

2020 fantasy football projections by .

Position Rankings
Rank Name ADP1 Comment
Tier 9
55 Alshon Jeffery, PHI
56 Larry Fitzgerald, ARI 14.06
Tier 10
57 Sammy Watkins, KC 12.06
58 Mecole Hardman, KC 10.02
59 James Washington, PIT
Fantasy News Last 90 Days
  • Sammy Watkins (hamstring) ruled out for Week 7

    Oct 23 · FantasyPros Chiefs Sammy Watkins
  • Sammy Watkins Continues To Be Sidelined Thursday

    Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Sammy Watkins (hamstring) once again did not practice Thursday, putting his status for Sunday's contest against Denver up in the air. Watkins was considered questionable to play Monday due to a hamstring injury, with Kansas City at least leaving the door open that he could have played; his extended practice absence may be a means of keeping him fresh for game action Sunday, but that remains unclear. Averaging a career-low 10.6 yards per reception through five games this season, Watkins would be a roll of the dice fantasy selection for season-long or DFS lineups Sunday even if he's able to recover in time. Check back throughout the week to monitor his status, as an absence from Watkins could pave the way for Demarcus Robinson and Mecole Hardman to see increased roles.

    Oct 22 · Source via Chiefs Sammy Watkins
  • Sammy Watkins Ruled Out For Monday's Contest

    Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Sammy Watkins (hamstring) has been officially deemed out for Mondays game versus Buffalo. The hamstring injury that Watkins sustained last week may keep him on the shelf for an extended period, but the team was at least considering the idea that he could return as soon as Monday. Without Watkins in the mix, Mecole Hardman and Demarcus Robinson figure to see an uptick in usage and could be solid last-minute pivots in season-long formats for those who may get burned by a late absence Sunday. The nature of Watkins injury likely means that fantasy managers can allow him to sit on the waiver wire until his return, although its worth monitoring his status in the weeks ahead.

    Oct 17 · Source via Chiefs Sammy Watkins
  • Sammy Watkins Expected To Miss Time

    Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Sammy Watkins (hamstring) is expected to miss "possibly a couple weeks" with a hamstring injury that doctors are still evaluating, according to a source. Watkins caught both of his targets for 24 yards and his second touchdown of the year before leaving in Week 5, so at least he offered his fantasy managers something on Sunday. The 27-year-old wideout has been an upside WR3 in KC's explosive offense in 2020, seeing a healthy 29 targets for 21 catches, 222 yards and two touchdowns through five games. Watkins could've had a much bigger game against the Raiders if he hadn't been injured, too. Mecole Hardman will now become a popular waiver pickup this week and offers intriguing upside for fantasy lineups. Demarcus Robinson should also see a playing-time increase in three-receiver sets.

    Oct 12 · Source via Chiefs Sammy Watkins
  • Sammy Watkins Out For The Rest Of Sunday's Game

    Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Sammy Watkins (hamstring) suffered a hamstring injury in the second half of Sunday's game against the Las Vegas Raiders. He will not return to the game. He caught both of his targets for 24 yards and a touchdown before the injury. With Watkins sidelined, Mecole Hardman and Demarcus Robinson should see an uptick in targets while Patrick Mahomes II continues to lean on Travis Kelce and Tyreek Hill as his primary targets.

    Oct 11 · Source via Chiefs Sammy Watkins
  • Sammy Watkins Catches Four Balls In Week 4

    Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Sammy Watkins caught four passes for 43 yards in Week 4 against the New England Patriots. Watkins was targeted seven times in the contest and that led all Chiefs receivers. Watkins offers more value to the Chiefs versus fantasy managers, but is a viable WR4/WR5 option in deeper leagues. Managers should just be prepared for inconsistency as Watkins has teammates Clyde Edwards-Helaire, Tyreek Hill, Mecole Hardman and Travis Kelce to compete with for catches. Watkins will face off against the Las Vegas Raiders in Week 5.

    Oct 5 · Source via Chiefs Sammy Watkins
  • Sammy Watkins Plays Big Role In Week 3

    Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Sammy Watkins hauled in seven of eight targets for 62 yards on Monday versus the Baltimore Ravens. Watkins was questionable with both a concussion and neck injury, but suited up and played a big role in Monday's victory. Watkins like fellow wide receivers Demarcus Robinson and Mecole Hardman will have his big games, but also is a shaky play week in and week out with so many options in the Chiefs powerful offense. Watkins has his most value as a WR4/WR5 or flex option. Watkins will look to keep it going against the Patriots in Week 4.

    Sep 28 · Source via Chiefs Sammy Watkins
  • Sammy Watkins Active Monday Night

    Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Sammy Watkins (concussion, neck) is active for Monday night's meeting against the Baltimore Ravens. An inconsistent weapon for quarterback Patrick Mahomes, Watkins is best viewed as a risky DFS play this week for fantasy managers looking to differentiate their lineups from everyone else's, because you can't bet on Watkins having a solid night against a strong Ravens Defense. Still, the possibility that he finds the end zone will always exist in this high-powered Chiefs offense.

    Sep 28 · Source via Chiefs Sammy Watkins
  • Sammy Watkins Questionable, Darrel Williams To Play

    Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Sammy Watkins (concussion, neck) is questionable for Week 3 against the Ravens while running back Darrel Williams (ankle) will suit up. Watkins was able to practice in full on Saturday after getting in a limited session on Friday, so he's heading in the right direction. The veteran receiver is a risky start against Baltimore's tough secondary, considering he registered just one catch in Week 2 after posting a 7-82-1 line in Week 1. Williams will likely take a backseat to rookie Clyde Edwards-Helaire and won't have much fantasy value in Week 3.

    Sep 26 · Source via Chiefs Sammy Watkins Darrel Williams
  • Chiefs' Watkins placed in concussion protocol

    Sep 24 · ESPN Chiefs Sammy Watkins
  • Sammy Watkins Leaves Game After Hit To Head

    Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Sammy Watkins (head) left Sunday's game against the Chargers after a huge hit to the head. Watkins was attempting to make defenders miss after the catch when he took the hit and had to be helped off the field. It's unlikely that he returns to this game, as he's probably in the concussion protocol. Fellow receiver Mecole Hardman could see more action in this contest and moving forward if Watkins is forced to miss time.

    Sep 20 · Source via Chiefs Sammy Watkins
  • Sammy Watkins Has A Lot To Live Up To

    Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Sammy Watkins continued his streak of having a dominant Week 1 against the Houston Texans in his opening game, but he's unlikely to match that production in Week 2. Watkins put together a strong line of seven catches, 82 yards and a touchdown in Week 1, but he will face off against the Chargers, who dominated the receiver in 2019. In a pair of matchups against the Chargers, Watkins caught just three passes for 34 yards. Although the Chiefs have a new weapon that could break out at any time, Watkins doesnt seem like the safest bet. With plenty of mouths to feed in KC, including Clyde Edwards-Helaire, Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce, Watkins will also compete with wide receivers Demarcus Robinson and Mecole Hardman for targets. He is best suited as a boom/bust flex player in deeper leagues.

    Sep 17 · Source via Chiefs Sammy Watkins
  • Sammy Watkins Continues To Enjoy Week 1

    Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Sammy Watkins put together another strong opening game on Thursday versus the Houston Texans. Watkins led the Chiefs with both targets at nine and receptions with seven. He also chipped in for a team high 82 yards and one touchdown. Watkins seems to always love the opening game and managers shouldn't be so quick to get too excited as he has been a rollercoaster ride throughout his career. With Clyde Edwards-Helaire, Tyreek Hill, Travis Kelce, Mecole Hardman and Demarcus Robinson in the picture, Watkins shouldn't be expected to put up strong numbers consistently. Due to being in the Chiefs high powered offense, Watkins will have strong games, but managers should temper their expectations with Patrick Mahomes have plenty of other options and mouths to feed. Watkins shouldn't be considered more than a WR3 or Flex option at the moment. Watkins will face off against the Chargers next Sunday.

    Sep 10 · Source via Chiefs Sammy Watkins
  • Sammy Watkins Healthy Heading Into Thursday Night

    Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Sammy Watkins (groin) was not listed on the team's injury report ahead of Week 1 against the Texans on Thursday after he dealt with a groin strain during training camp. Watkins plays in a potent offense, but he was as boom-or-bust as they come in 2019. That led to him being more of a late-round pick as a WR4/5 in most fantasy leagues, despite the fact that he excelled last postseason and he's the No. 2 receiver in a Patrick Mahomes-led offense. The Texans Defense allowed plenty of damage to opposing receivers last year, so we could easily see Watkins turning some heads in the season opener. Consider him a WR4/flex with boom potential in season-long leagues and a cheap sleeper pick in DFS this week.

    Sep 9 · Source via Chiefs Sammy Watkins
  • Sammy Watkins (groin) returned to practice Friday

    Aug 22 · FantasyPros Chiefs Sammy Watkins
  • Sammy Watkins (groin) hasn't practiced in several days

    Aug 20 · FantasyPros Chiefs Sammy Watkins
  • Tyreek Hill leaves practice with hamstring injury

    Aug 20 · FF Today Chiefs Tyreek Hill Alex Okafor Sammy Watkins
  • Sammy Watkins (groin) doesn't practice Sunday

    Aug 16 · FantasyPros Chiefs Sammy Watkins
  • Sammy Watkins open to having a lesser role this year

    Aug 14 · FantasyPros Chiefs Sammy Watkins
  • Wide Receiver
    Performance Scoring Review · Switch
    Season Team G FPts Snp RuAtt RuYd RuAvg RuFD RuTD Tgt Rec ReYd ReAvg ReFD ReTD FL
    2014 BUF 16 134.2 1026 (96.7%) 2 8 4.00 - 0 128 65 982 15.1 - 6 1
    2015 BUF 13 158.7 715 (82.2%) 1 1 1.00 - 0 96 60 1047 17.5 - 9 0
    2016 BUF 8 55.0 381 (75.7%) 0 0 - - 0 52 28 430 15.4 - 2 0
    2017 LAR 15 107.3 776 (79.7%) 0 0 - 0 0 70 39 593 15.2 33 8 0
    2018 KC 10 69.9 459 (70.2%) 5 52 10.40 2 0 55 40 519 13.0 24 3 0
    2019 KC 14 85.3 746 (79.1%) 2 12 6.00 0 0 90 52 673 12.9 0 3 1
    2020 KC 5 34.2 237 (67.9%) 1 3 3.00 0 0 29 21 222 10.6 0 2 1
    2020 RotoBaller 90.0 0 0 - - 0 79 47 600 12.8 - 5 1

    2020 fantasy football projections by .

    2020
    Performance Scoring Review · Switch
    Wk Opp Score FPts Snp RuAtt RuYd RuAvg RuFD RuTD Tgt Rec ReYd ReAvg ReFD ReTD FL
    1 HOU W 34-20 14.2 55 (79.7%) 1 3 3.00 0 0 9 7 82 11.7 0 1 0
    2 LAC W 23-20 1.1 45 (58.4%) 0 0 - 0 0 3 1 11 11.0 0 0 0
    3 BAL W 34-20 6.2 65 (86.7%) 0 0 - 0 0 8 7 62 8.9 0 0 0
    4 NE W 26-10 4.3 46 (82.1%) 0 0 - 0 0 7 4 43 10.8 0 0 1
    5 LV L 32-40 8.4 26 (36.1%) 0 0 - 0 0 2 2 24 12.0 0 1 0
    2019
    Wk Opp Score FPts Snp RuAtt RuYd RuAvg RuFD RuTD Tgt Rec ReYd ReAvg ReFD ReTD FL
    1 JAC W 40-26 37.8 65 (95.6%) 0 0 - 0 0 11 9 198 22.0 0 3 0
    2 OAK W 28-10 4.9 70 (92.1%) 0 0 - 0 0 13 6 49 8.2 0 0 0
    3 BAL W 33-28 6.4 65 (95.6%) 0 0 - 0 0 8 5 64 12.8 0 0 0
    4 DET W 34-30 5.4 69 (98.6%) 0 0 - 0 0 6 3 54 18.0 0 0 1
    5 IND L 13-19 0.0 2 (3.2%) 0 0 - 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0
    8 GB L 24-31 4.5 51 (86.4%) 0 0 - 0 0 8 5 45 9.0 0 0 0
    9 MIN W 26-23 6.3 54 (90.0%) 0 0 - 0 0 10 7 63 9.0 0 0 0
    10 TEN L 32-35 3.9 63 (76.8%) 2 12 6.00 0 0 9 5 39 7.8 0 0 0
    11 LAC W 24-17 2.6 56 (82.4%) 0 0 - 0 0 3 2 26 13.0 0 0 0
    13 OAK W 40-9 0.0 41 (61.2%) 0 0 - 0 0 3 0 0 - 0 0 0
    14 NE W 23-16 5.0 71 (91.0%) 0 0 - 0 0 8 4 50 12.5 0 0 0
    15 DEN W 23-3 4.9 52 (76.5%) 0 0 - 0 0 4 3 49 16.3 0 0 0
    16 CHI W 26-3 2.8 51 (77.3%) 0 0 - 0 0 5 2 28 14.0 0 0 0
    17 LAC W 31-21 0.8 36 (72.0%) 0 0 - 0 0 2 1 8 8.0 0 0 0
    DP HOU W 51-31 7.6 56 (87.5%) 1 14 14.00 0 0 2 2 76 38.0 0 0 0
    CC TEN W 35-24 17.4 56 (82.4%) 0 0 - 0 0 10 7 114 16.3 0 1 0
    SB SF W 31-20 9.8 0 (0.0%) 0 0 - 0 0 6 5 98 19.6 0 0 0
    2018
    Wk Opp Score FPts Snp RuAtt RuYd RuAvg RuFD RuTD Tgt Rec ReYd ReAvg ReFD ReTD FL
    1 LAC W 38-28 2.1 51 (91.1%) 0 0 - 0 0 5 3 21 7.0 1 0 0
    2 PIT W 42-37 10.0 47 (81.0%) 1 31 31.00 1 0 7 6 100 16.7 5 0 0
    3 SF W 38-27 11.5 67 (89.3%) 2 20 10.00 1 0 8 5 55 11.0 3 1 0
    4 DEN W 27-23 0.0 12 (15.4%) 0 0 - 0 0 1 0 0 - 0 0 0
    5 JAC W 30-14 7.8 60 (85.7%) 0 0 - 0 0 8 6 78 13.0 4 0 0
    6 NE L 40-43 1.8 54 (100.0%) 1 -1 -1.00 0 0 4 2 18 9.0 1 0 0
    7 CIN W 45-10 7.4 60 (85.7%) 0 0 - 0 0 7 4 74 18.5 2 0 0
    8 DEN W 30-23 22.7 55 (94.8%) 0 0 - 0 0 9 8 107 13.4 6 2 0
    9 CLE W 37-21 6.2 48 (76.2%) 1 2 2.00 0 0 5 5 62 12.4 2 0 0
    11 LAR L 51-54 0.4 5 (6.9%) 0 0 - 0 0 1 1 4 4.0 0 0 0
    DP IND W 31-13 6.2 81 (93.1%) 1 -2 -2.00 0 0 8 6 62 10.3 2 0 1
    CC NE L 31-37 11.4 47 (90.4%) 0 0 - 0 0 8 4 114 28.5 4 0 0

    Touchdown Distances
    Receiving: 12, 13, 10

    2017
    Wk Opp Score FPts Snp RuAtt RuYd RuAvg RuFD RuTD Tgt Rec ReYd ReAvg ReFD ReTD FL
    1 IND W 46-9 5.8 38 (58.5%) 0 0 - 0 0 5 5 58 11.6 3 0 0
    2 WAS L 20-27 3.0 45 (90.0%) 0 0 - 0 0 2 2 30 15.0 1 0 0
    3 SF W 41-39 22.6 42 (64.6%) 0 0 - 0 0 7 6 106 17.7 6 2 0
    4 DAL W 32-30 1.7 60 (87.0%) 0 0 - 0 0 2 1 17 17.0 1 0 0
    5 SEA L 10-16 0.0 59 (79.7%) 0 0 - 0 0 4 0 0 - 0 0 0
    6 JAC W 27-17 1.1 48 (81.4%) 0 0 - 0 0 4 1 11 11.0 1 0 0
    7 ARI W 33-0 4.2 67 (83.8%) 0 0 - 0 0 5 3 42 14.0 3 0 0
    9 NYG W 51-17 12.7 33 (51.6%) 0 0 - 0 0 2 1 67 67.0 1 1 0
    10 HOU W 30-7 10.1 50 (75.8%) 0 0 - 0 0 3 2 41 20.5 2 1 0
    11 MIN L 7-24 3.6 49 (83.1%) 0 0 - 0 0 4 3 36 12.0 2 0 0
    12 NO W 26-20 14.2 64 (83.1%) 0 0 - 0 0 9 4 82 20.5 4 1 0
    13 ARI W 32-16 9.8 58 (100.0%) 0 0 - 0 0 4 3 38 12.7 3 1 0
    14 PHI L 35-43 8.1 45 (93.8%) 0 0 - 0 0 7 3 21 7.0 2 1 0
    15 SEA W 42-7 1.4 52 (73.2%) 0 0 - 0 0 5 2 14 7.0 1 0 0
    16 TEN W 27-23 9.0 66 (95.7%) 0 0 - 0 0 7 3 30 10.0 3 1 0
    WC ATL L 13-26 2.3 65 (95.6%) 0 0 - 0 0 4 1 23 23.0 1 0 0

    Touchdown Distances
    Receiving: 1, 13, 67, 17, 5, 11, 1, 3