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Sammy Watkins

22-Year-Old Wide Receiver – Buffalo Bills

2014 Receiving Stats

Rec

65

Yds

982

TD

6

Avg

15.1

Tar

128

2015 Receiving Projections

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2015 Fantasy Football Outlook

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...

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2015 ADP:  55.16

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Bye Week:  8

STATUS:  Probable     INJURY:  Hip
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 27, 2015  –  Sammy Watkins News

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While Watkins (hip/glute), participated in drills during Thursday's practice, coach Rex Ryan doesn't expect him to play in Saturday's preseason game against the Steelers, ESPN's Mike Rodak reports.

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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
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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
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Sammy Watkins – Playing Time Overview

Snap Count Stats

1027

Offensive Snaps in 2014

Sammy Watkins was on the field for 1027 of his team's snaps on offense in 2014.

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Special Teams Snaps in 2014

Sammy Watkins was on the field for 2 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2014.

Year Off ST
2014 1027 2
Sammy Watkins 2014 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 @Chi 54 0 3 31 0 4 10.3 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
2 Mia 50 0 8 117 1 11 14.6 2 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0
3 SD 70 0 2 19 0 8 9.5 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 @Hou 70 0 4 30 1 9 7.5 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
5 @Det 70 0 7 87 0 12 12.4 2 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 NE 68 0 2 27 0 3 13.5 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 Min 70 0 9 122 2 14 13.6 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0
8 @NYJ 53 1 3 157 1 6 52.3 2 2 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 KC 68 0 4 27 0 10 6.8 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
10 @Mia 61 0 3 32 0 7 10.7 0 0 1 3 3.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 NYJ
12 NYJ 62 0 3 35 0 5 11.7 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 Cle 65 0 3 11 0 9 3.7 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0
14 @Den 72 0 7 127 0 12 18.1 2 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 GB 68 1 1 28 0 6 28.0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
16 @Oak 68 0 3 75 1 7 25.0 1 1 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 @NE 58 0 3 57 0 5 19.0 1 1 1 5 5.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 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"
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
Buffalo Bills Team Injury Report
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Sammy Watkins: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Watkins (glute) didn't participate in team drills Tuesday, Mike Rodak of ESPN reports.

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Watkins (glute) was able to return to practice Saturday, ESPN's Mike Rodak reports.

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The Bills get a boost to their ailing receiving corps, as both Watkins and Robert Woods were able to return from injury, while Percy Harvin (hip) and Chris Hogan (ankle) remain out. Watkins has by far the best skill set of all the team's receivers, though the question marks and quarterback and his nagging hip/glute issues probably knock him half a peg down.
Watkins (glute) won't play Thursday at Cleveland, the Bills' official site reports.

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After missing practice due to a tight glute this week, Watkins will remain on the sideline with fellow wide receivers Percy Harvin (hip) and Robert Woods (undisclosed). As a result, the Bills' top receiving options Thursday include tight end Charles Clay as well as wideouts Chris Hogan (illness) and Marquise Goodwin.
Watkins, who's missed practice time this week with a tight glute, is not expected to play in Thursday's preseason game against the Browns, The Buffalo News reports.

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Watkins is expected to be fine for the regular season, and with the team's receiving corps all banged up some youngsters will get a chance to make an impression on the national TV preseason game. Watkins' soreness is thought to be related to the hip surgery he had in the offseason, so the situation is worth watching.
Watkins, who left Monday's practice due to a tight glute, is not practicing Tuesday.

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Watkins left Monday's practice due to glute soreness, ESPN.com reports.

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This doesn't sound serious, and it could be indirectly related to the hip surgery Watkins is still working his way back from. The second-year wideout has big upside after just missing the 1,000-yard mark as a rookie -- especially if the team can get at least respectable quarterback play -- but he does come with some injury risk heading into the season.
Watkins (hip) caught his only official target for a six-yard gain in Friday's preseason opener against the Panthers.

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Watkins, who left Thursday's practice due to soreness in his surgically repaired hip, did not practice Friday, the Bills' official site reports.

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The good news is that Watkins is expected to participate in Saturday’s live scrimmage, offering hope that he's just dealing with normal soreness and not an aggravation of his hip injury.

RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2015

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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.