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Sammy Watkins

23-Year-Old Wide Receiver – Buffalo Bills

2015 Receiving Stats

Rec

60

Yds

1047

TD

9

Avg

17.5

Tar

96

2016 Receiving Projections

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2016 Fantasy Football Outlook

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. Watki...

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2016 ADP:  30.05

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Bye Week:  10

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 26, 2016  –  Sammy Watkins News

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Watkins (foot) drew one target in Friday's preseason game against Washington.

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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
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
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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
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
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Sammy Watkins – Playing Time Overview

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Snap Count Stats

714

Offensive Snaps in 2015

Sammy Watkins was on the field for 714 of his team's snaps on offense in 2015.

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Special Teams Snaps in 2015

Sammy Watkins was on the field for 1 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2015.

Year Off ST
2014 1027 2
2015 714 1
Sammy Watkins 2015 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 Ind 50 1 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 NE 70 0 6 60 1 8 10.0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 @Mia 12 0 1 39 0 2 39.0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 NYG
5 @Ten
6 Cin 36 0 4 48 1 5 12.0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 @Jax
8 Mia 33 0 8 168 1 8 21.0 2 2 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 @NYJ 58 0 3 14 0 7 4.7 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 @NE 62 0 3 39 0 6 13.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 @KC 70 0 6 158 2 10 26.3 4 1 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
12 Hou 61 0 3 109 1 4 36.3 2 2 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0
13 @Phi 73 0 5 81 1 12 16.2 1 1 1 1 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 @Was 64 0 5 111 2 10 22.2 3 1 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0
15 Dal 56 0 5 84 0 6 16.8 2 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
16 NYJ 69 0 11 136 0 15 12.4 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 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"
AVERAGE
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

Sammy Watkins: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Watkins is expected to play in Friday's preseason matchup with Washington for a limited amount of time, Kevin Patra of NFL.com reports.

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Watkins didn't suit up for Saturday's preseason contest against the Giants, Vic Carucci of the Buffalo News reports.

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Head coach Rex Ryan said he is "thinking about" playing Watkins during Saturday's preseason game against the Giants, but not for more than one series, ESPN's Mike Rodak reports.

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Watkins won't suit up for Saturday's preseason game against the Bills, Mike Rodak of ESPN.com reports.

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Watkins' status is up in the air for Saturday's preseason contest against the Colts, Mike Rodak of ESPN.com reports. According to head coach Rex Ryan, Watkins is "ready to play," but "I'm not so sure we're going to play him."

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Watkins, who was activated off the PUP list Monday as he continues to work his way back from foot surgery, participated off to the side during Tuesday's practice, BuffaloBills.com reports. “Sammy Watkins might have noticed he wasn’t out there today,” coach Rex Ryan said. “But that was just a scheduled day off so to speak. Out of football. We have like a whole thing. As he transitions into playing, we have a program set up for him. So nothing to be alarmed with there.”

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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.