Justin Watson
Justin Watson
25-Year-Old Wide ReceiverWR
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
2020 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Justin Watson in 2020. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
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$Signed a four-year, $2.76 million contract with the Buccaneers in May of 2018.
Could have much larger role
WRTampa Bay Buccaneers
September 18, 2020
Watson should see a large boost in playing time if Chris Godwin (concussion) doesn't play in Sunday's game against the Panthers, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports.
ANALYSIS
Watson worked as the No. 4 receiver in last week's loss to the Saints, catching one of two targets on 16 percent snap share. Scotty Miller would be the better fantasy option after putting up a 5-73-0 receiving line on 61 percent snap share Week 1, but Watson would at least be in play as a desperation starter or a DFS punt. The Bucs listed Godwin as doubtful, albeit with the possibility of upgrading him to questionable after he undergoes testing Saturday.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Justin Watson's 2020 advanced stats compare to other wide receivers?
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.
  • 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.
Air Yards Per Game
11.0
 
Air Yards Per Snap
1.00
 
% Team Air Yards
3.9%
 
% Team Targets
5.9%
 
Avg Depth of Target
5.5 Yds
 
Catch Rate
50.0%
 
Drop Rate
0.0%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
1.0
 
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Snap Distribution / Depth Chart
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Receiving Alignment Breakdown
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This Week's Opposing Pass Defense
How does the Panthers pass defense compare to other NFL teams this season?
The bars represents the team's percentile rank (based on QB Rating Against). The longer the bar, the better their pass defense is. The team and position group ratings only include players that are currently on the roster and not on injured reserve. The list of players in the table only includes defenders with at least 3 attempts against them.
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vs Panthers
Sunday, Sep 20th at 1:00PM
Overall QB Rating Against
74.4
 
Cornerbacks
60.4
 
Safeties
98.8
 
Linebackers
61.3
 
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Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Justin Watson
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11 days ago
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2019
2018
The 2018 fifth-round pick saw minimal action in his rookie season, but that could change significantly in 2019. Adam Humphries, who logged a career-high 105 targets in 2018, is now in Tennessee, which leaves Watson with a potential clear path to a fairly sizable role in a new pass-centric offense. The Penn product is a much stouter candidate than Humphries for potential slot work, checking in at 6-3, 215 pounds. Moreover, Watson boasts 4.4 speed, so his route tree and overall utility in Bruce Arians' system could be quite diverse. However, dampening his prospects to an extent are the many mouths to feed on offense - Mike Evans, Chris Godwin, Breshad Perriman and O.J. Howard, at a minimum, will all peg in ahead of him on the pass-catching hierarchy to open the season.
As an Ivy League receiver with fifth-round slotting, Watson's fantasy prospects as a rookie may be dismissed at first glance. However, Watson has the potential to be an exception to the rule, with a college resume that includes 286 receptions, 3,777 receiving yards and 33 touchdowns lending credence to that notion. Impressive measurables that include a 6-3, 215-pound frame, 4.44 speed and a 40-inch vertical certainly don't hurt his chances for success either, but as an unproven asset at the NFL level, Watson will have to make a strong case in training camp and the preseason. If he does nab a spot on the final roster, Watson conceivably could put a dent into Adam Humphries' opportunities, but it's extremely difficult to envision him climbing any higher than No. 4 on the depth chart. Moreover, with the Bucs already boasting an impressive array of pass-catching options ahead of him, Watson's value should be almost exclusively limited to keeper and dynasty formats.
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Makes one grab in opener
WRTampa Bay Buccaneers
September 13, 2020
Watson secured one of two catches for six yards in the Buccaneers' 34-23 loss to the Saints on Sunday.
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Could get Week 1 spot start
WRTampa Bay Buccaneers
September 9, 2020
Watson, who's listed as Mike Evans' (hamstring) backup on the first edition of the Buccaneers' unofficial depth chart, could draw a spot start in Week 1 against the Saints if his teammate isn't able to suit up, Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
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Stands out Tuesday
WRTampa Bay Buccaneers
August 18, 2020
Watson stood out in Tuesday's padded practice, Carmen Vitali of the team's official site reports.
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Catches coach's eye
WRTampa Bay Buccaneers
August 15, 2020
Watson has impressed coach Bruce Arians as a candidate for the third receiver job in the early stages of training camp, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports.
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Faces competition from draft pick
WRTampa Bay Buccaneers
April 26, 2020
Watson, who is expected to push for a No. 3 or No. 4 receiver job following the offseason departure of Breshad Perriman, will face competition from 2020 fifth-round pick Tyler Johnson.
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