Derek Watt
Derek Watt
26-Year-Old FullbackFB
Los Angeles Chargers
2019 Fantasy Outlook
In three seasons with the Chargers, Watt has accumulated just 159 total yards despite playing in all 48 games, so it's fair to suggest the fullback is not an integral fantasy item. While he's never seen more than 146 offensive snaps in a given season, he's an important blocking piece for a team that puts a significant priority on the run game. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a four-year, $2.47 million contract with the Chargers in May of 2016.
Ready to go for Week 1
FBLos Angeles Chargers
August 27, 2019
Watt (shoulder) played five snaps Saturday in the preseason loss to the Seahawks.
ANALYSIS
Watt should be full-go for the start of the regular season, but his lack of consistent playing time and marginal role in the offense makes him an unattractive fantasy option even in the deepest of formats.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Derek Watt's 2019 advanced stats compare to other fullbacks?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Broken Tackle %
    The number of broken tackles divided by rush attempts.
  • Positive Run %
    The percentage of run plays where he was able to gain positive yardage.
  • % Yds After Contact
    The percentage of his rushing yards that came after contact.
  • Avg Yds After Contact
    The average rushing yards he gains after contact.
  • Rushing TD %
    Rushing touchdowns divided by rushing attempts. In other words, how often is he scoring when running the ball.
  • Touches Per Game
    The number of touches (rushing attempts + receptions) he is averaging per game
  • % Snaps w/Touch
    The number of touches (rushing attempts + receptions) divided by offensive snaps played.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
Broken Tackle %
0.0%
 
Positive Run %
66.7%
 
% Yds After Contact
66.7%
 
Avg Yds After Contact
0.7
 
Rushing TD %
0.0%
 
Touches Per Game
0.9
 
% Snaps w/Touch
9.0%
 
Air Yards Per Game
0.7
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.07
 
% Team Air Yards
0.2%
 
% Team Targets
1.5%
 
Avg Depth of Target
1.3 Yds
 
Catch Rate
75.0%
 
Drop Rate
25.0%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
10.0
 
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Measurables Review
How do Derek Watt's measurables compare to other fullbacks?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
* All metrics are from his Pro Day (not the combine).
Height
6' 2"
 
Weight
234 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.75 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.29 sec
 
Vertical Jump
33.5 in
 
Broad Jump
116 in
 
Bench Press
19 reps
 
Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Derek Watt
Team Previews: San Diego Chargers
July 20, 2016
Joe Bartel previews the Chargers, who look to bounce back from a disappointing campaign last season.
Past Fantasy Outlooks
2018
2017
2016
Watt primarily operates as the lead blocker for Melvin Gordon, a job he performed well in 2017 as the RB tallied over 1,000 rushing yards for the first time in his career. While the less-famous Watt brother will never be a focal point of the offense, he has been known to flash receiving skills on occasion.
Watt hardly factored in the Chargers' offense, mainly serving as a lead blocker for collegiate teammate Melvin Gordon in his rookie season. With Danny Woodhead out the door and on to Baltimore, there's a chance Watt could come in on obvious passing downs to act as another pass blocker, but he's not expected to see enough snaps to warrant fantasy consideration.
Watt, the Chargers' sixth round pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, will reunite with collegiate teammate Melvin Gordon after the two combined to terrorize opposing Big Ten defenses during their time with the Wisconsin Badgers. The brother of All-Pro defensive lineman J.J. Watt, Derek will primarily be used as a blocking fullback and likely won't contribute enough counting stats to become fantasy relevant.
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Misses practice Saturday
FBLos Angeles Chargers
Shoulder
July 27, 2019
Watt (shoulder) did not participate in Saturday's practice, Daniel Popper of The Athletic reports.
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Gains medical clearance
FBLos Angeles Chargers
July 25, 2019
Watt (shoulder) was cleared for training camp Thursday, Eric D. Williams of ESPN.com reports.
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Rehabbing from shoulder surgery
FBLos Angeles Chargers
Shoulder
June 3, 2019
Watt is rehabbing after undergoing shoulder surgery in late May, Eric D. Williams of ESPN.com reports.
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Limited to special-teams role
FBLos Angeles Chargers
January 14, 2019
Watt played zero offensive snaps and 26 special-teams snaps Sunday in the Chargers' 41-28 loss to the Patriots in the divisional round.
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Active Sunday
FBLos Angeles Chargers
January 13, 2019
Watt (shoulder) is active for Sunday's divisional-round matchup with the Patriots.
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