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Sammy Watkins

24-Year-Old Wide Receiver – Los Angeles Rams

2016 Receiving Stats

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28

Yds

430

TD

2

Avg

15.4

Tar

52

2017 Receiving Projections

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2017 Fantasy Football Outlook

Health is the chief -- and only -- concern with Watkins, who missed 11 games the past two seasons. When he has played, he's been as advertised, a big-play threat with good size, great speed and excell...

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2017 ADP:  52.33

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HT: 6' 1"   WT: 211   DOB: 6/14/1993  College: Clemson  DRAFTED: 1st Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Sammy Watkins Contract Information:

Signed a four-year, $19.935 million rookie contract with the Bills in May 2014.

August 19, 2017  –  Sammy Watkins News

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Watkins caught two of four targets for eight yards in Saturday's preseason game against the Raiders.

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Sammy Watkins NFL Stats
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  Receiving Rec Distance Big Rec Games Rushing Kick Ret Punt Ret Fumbles
Year Age Team G Rec Yards TD Tar Avg YPT 20+ 40+ 100+ 150+ 200+ Att Yards Avg TD Yds TD Yds TD Tot Lost
2011 18 CFB 13 82 1219 12 14.9 - - - - - - 32 231 - 0 - - - - - -
2012 19 CFB 10 57 708 3 12.4 - - - - - - 14 97 - 1 - - - - - -
2013 20 CFB 13 101 1464 12 14.5 - - - - - - 6 11 - 0 - - - - - -
2014 21 BUF 16 65 982 6 128 15.1 7.7 14 4 4 1 0 2 8 4.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
2015 22 BUF 13 60 1047 9 96 17.5 10.9 18 7 5 2 0 1 1 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 23 BUF 8 28 430 2 52 15.4 8.3 4 2 1 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Sammy Watkins Fantasy/Red Zone Stats
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  Fantasy Points Per Game Receiving Stats Red Zone Targets Rushing Stats Red Zone Runs
Year Age Team G Standard PPR 0.5 PPR Rec/G Yds/G In20 In10 In5 Att/G Yds/G In20 In10 In5
2011 18 CFB 13 16.7 23.0 19.9 6 94 - - - 2 18 - - -
2012 19 CFB 10 11.1 16.8 13.9 6 71 - - - 1 10 - - -
2013 20 CFB 13 16.9 24.7 20.8 8 113 - - - 0 1 - - -
2014 21 BUF 16 8.4 12.5 10.5 4 61 12 3 1 0 1 0 0 0
2015 22 BUF 13 12.2 16.8 14.5 5 81 7 4 2 0 0 0 0 0
2016 23 BUF 8 6.9 10.4 8.6 4 54 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Sammy Watkins – Playing Time Overview

Snap Count Stats

382

Offensive Snaps in 2016

Sammy Watkins was on the field for 382 of his team's snaps on offense in 2016.

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Special Teams Snaps in 2016

Sammy Watkins was on the field for 0 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2016.

Year Off ST
2014 1027 2
2015 714 1
2016 382 0
Sammy Watkins 2016 Game Log
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  Snap Count Receiving Rec Distance Rushing Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret Red Zone Targets Red Zone Runs
Week Opp Off ST Rec Yards TD Tar Avg 20+ 40+ Att Yards Avg TD Tot Lost Yds TD Yds TD In20 In10 In5 In20 In10 In5
1 @Bal 42 0 4 43 0 6 10.8 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 NYJ 40 0 2 20 0 5 10.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Ari
4 @NE
5 @LA
6 SF
7 @Mia
8 NE
9 @Sea
10 BYE Bye Week
11 @Cin
12 Jax 25 0 3 80 0 3 26.7 1 1 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 @Oak 49 0 3 38 0 9 12.7 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
14 Pit 49 0 4 54 1 6 13.5 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
15 Cle 42 0 1 10 0 4 10.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
16 Mia 84 0 7 154 1 10 22.0 3 1 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 @NYJ 51 0 4 31 0 9 7.8 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0

A blank stat line is used above whenever a player was not on the field for any plays in the game that week.

Measurables Overview for Sammy Watkins  (View College Stats & News)
As Compared To Other Wide Receivers
Height:   6' 1"
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Weight:   211 lbs
ABOVE AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   4.43 sec
GOOD
Shuttle Time:   4.34 sec
WEAK
Cone Drill:   6.95 sec
WEAK
Arm Length:   32.00 in
BELOW AVERAGE
Hand Length:   9.63 in
ABOVE AVERAGE
Vertical Jump:   34 in
WEAK
Broad Jump:   126 in
GREAT
Bench Press:   16 reps
GOOD
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Sammy Watkins: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Rams coach Sean McVay expects Watkins to play in Saturday's preseason game in Oakland, ESPN.com's Alden Gonzalez reports.

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Watkins and a 2018 sixth-round pick have been traded from the Bills to the Rams in exchange for cornerback E.J. Gaines and a 2018 second-round pick, Mark Bodenrader of the Rams' official site reports.

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Watkins caught four of five passes for 39 yards during Thursday's preseason opener against the Vikings.

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Coach Sean McDermott said Tuesday he expects Watkins to play about a quarter during Thursday's preseason opener against the Vikings, Mike Rodak of ESPN.com reports.

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Watkins (ankle) took part in 11-on-11 drills during the Bills' practice Monday, Mike Rodak of ESPN.com reports.

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Watkins (foot) confirmed he did not aggravate his foot injury but simply rolled an ankle Sunday and left practice in order to get his ankle taped, Sal Capaccio WGR 550 reports.

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Watkins (foot) exited Sunday's practice but returned in a limited setting and appeared to be moving well, Mike Rodak of ESPN reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

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2016

Watkins quietly had a huge season in 12.5 games. Watkins was the NFL's most efficient receiver last year - his 10.7 YPT was first among the league's 40 90-target WR, and his 17.5 YPC was second. Watkins had six catches of 40-plus yards, one fewer than Antonio Brown on less than half the targets. And Watkins scored nine TDs, despite only seven looks inside the 20 and four inside the 10. That should change in 2016, as Watkins saw all his red-zone targets in the final six games and all his inside-the-10 targets in the final five. His rapport with first-year starter Tyrod Taylor improved vastly in the second half - Watkins had five 100-yard games in the last nine weeks and double-digit targets in four of the last six. Watkins isn't dependent on red-zone targets for scores, either. With his blazing speed - 4.43 40 at the Combine, 4.33 unofficially - and athleticism, he can strike from anywhere. And at 6-1, 211, he has above-average size for a burner, and the toughness to be effective in traffic. With Taylor and Watkins in their second seasons together, and no serious competition for targets, Watkins should see a significant increase in volume. If he comes close to last years efficiency, look out. Watkins had foot surgery in May, and while he returned during the preseason, it still adds some risk. (Prior to the news, he was our No. 6 WR.)

2015

Considering Watkins battled through nagging injuries and subpar quarterback play throughout his rookie season, it was a promising professional debut. He narrowly missed being the ninth rookie to break the 1,000-yard barrier since 2000, but managed a passable 7.7 YPT (22nd among the league's 41 100-target WR) and 15.1 YPC (8th) while playing in the NFL's fifth-least efficient passing offense (6.7 YPA). At 6-1, 211, Watkins has decent size and blazing speed (4.43 official Combine time, but ran 4.33 and 4.37 unofficially) and is tough and athletic enough to make contested plays anywhere on the field. With Percy Harvin and Charles Clay in the fold along with incumbent Robert Woods, Watkins will have more competition for targets this year, and new coach Rex Ryan plans to have a more run-heavy attack behind newly acquired LeSean McCoy. Still, Watkins is the premier talent among the pass catchers in this group and, health permitting, should grow in Year 2. Watkins, who had hip surgery this offseason, isn't expected to take part in OTAs, but should be ready for the start of training camp.

2014

Taken with the fourth overall pick, Watkins should be the Bills’ top target right away now that Steve Johnson’s gone. Watkins’ prospects will hinge in large part on the development of second-year quarterback EJ Manuel who struggled through an injury-riddled rookie year. Moreover, rookie receivers rarely make significant impacts – when Keenan Allen broke 1,000 yards last year, he became only the fifth to do so this millennium. And 1,000 yards is not a particularly high bar to clear in the modern NFL – 23 receivers hit that mark in 2013. That said, few rookie receivers are their teams’ likely No. 1’s out of the gate, and few have Watkins’ combination of decent size (6-1, 205), toughness and blazing speed; Watkins’ official NFL Combine time was 4.43, but he unofficially ran a 4.33 and 4.37. The Bills brought in Mike Williams this offseason from Tampa Bay, and Robert Woods makes for a nice possession option, but both profile as complementary pieces.