Christian Watson

Christian Watson

24-Year-Old Wide ReceiverWR
Green Bay Packers
2023 Fantasy Outlook
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$Signed a four-year, $9.24 million contract with the Packers in July of 2022.
To undergo offseason testing
WRGreen Bay Packers
January 22, 2024
Watson said Monday that he plans to undergo offseason medical testing to determine why he's battled recurring hamstring injuries in his NFL career, Ryan Wood of USA Today reports.
ANALYSIS
Watson missed the last five games of the regular season due to a hamstring injury, and though he managed to return for Green Bay's two playoff games, he was ineffective in those contests. His efforts culminated in securing one catch for 11 yards on two targets during Saturday's loss to the 49ers in the divisional round. It's worth noting that Watson also missed the first three games of the 2023 campaign due to a hamstring issue and that he was nicked up for a substantial portion of the year even while suiting up. resulting in a disappointing 28-422-5 line on 53 targets across nine appearances before the postseason. If Watson is able to gain some information this offseason that helps him avoid future soft-tissue injuries, it would certainly help boost his prospects heading into Year 3.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Christian Watson's 2023 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.
  • % Targeted On Route
    Targets divided by total routes run. Also known as TPRR.
  • Avg Yds Per Route Run
    Receiving yards divided by total routes run. Also known as YPRR.
Air Yards Per Game
88.8
 
Air Yards Per Snap
1.88
 
% Team Air Yards
17.2%
 
% Team Targets
9.4%
 
Avg Depth of Target
15.1 Yds
 
Catch Rate
52.8%
 
Drop Rate
1.9%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
3.7
 
% Targeted On Route
19.9%
 
Avg Yds Per Route Run
1.58
 
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Snap Distribution / Depth Chart
Snap Counts
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61553%
49642%
48241%
25522%
17215%
13211%
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Receiving Alignment Breakdown
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Measurables Review
How do Christian Watson's measurables compare to other wide receivers?
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.
Height
6' 4"
 
Weight
208 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.36 sec
 
Vertical Jump
38.5 in
 
Broad Jump
136 in
 
Hand Length
10.13 in
 
Arm Length
32.50 in
 
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2022 Fantasy Outlook
In terms of opportunity, Watson probably has it best of the rookie wide receivers, joining an Aaron Rodgers - Matt LaFleur offense that lost Davante Adams (169 targets) and Marquez Valdes-Scantling (55). The rub? Watson might not be the most pro-ready prospect, given that he's 23, played at FCS program North Dakota State and never caught more than 43 passes in a single season while spending a lot of time blocking in run-first offenses. On the other hand, he had a dominant share of the Bison's passing game - including 35 percent of the receiving yards and TDs last year - and then lit up the Combine with a 4.36 40, 136-inch broad jump and 38.5-inch vertical at 6-4, 208. The Packers took Watson at No. 34 overall, boosting a woefully thin wideout group that otherwise consisted of Allen Lazard, Sammy Watkins, Randall Cobb and Amari Rodgers. They also grabbed Romeo Doubs in Round 4, but Watson's physical specs and draft capital make him the long-term upside play of the bunch, while Lazard is the floor play with a guaranteed starting job. Watson did hit a speed bump after the draft, requiring minor knee surgery that kept him on the sideline for the start of training camp, whereas fellow rookie Doubs managed to earn praise from Rodgers in the early days of camp. Watson came back from the PUP list Aug. 15 and thus has a chance to be ready for Week 1 still, though he won't necessarily have a key role.
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Set to play Saturday
WRGreen Bay Packers
January 18, 2024
Watson (hamstring) doesn't have an injury designation for Saturday's divisional-round contest at San Francisco, Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
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Limited session Wednesday
WRGreen Bay Packers
Hamstring
January 17, 2024
Watson (hamstring) was listed as a limited participant in Wednesday's walk-through practice.
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Limited to begin week
WRGreen Bay Packers
Hamstring
January 16, 2024
The Packers listed Watson (hamstring) as a limited participant on Tuesday's practice estimate, Matt Schneidman of The Athletic reports.
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One catch in wild-card round win
WRGreen Bay Packers
January 14, 2024
Watson (hamstring) caught his lone target for nine yards in Sunday's 48-32 wild-card round win over the Cowboys.
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Suiting up Sunday
WRGreen Bay Packers
January 14, 2024
Watson (hamstring) is listed as active for Sunday's wild-card game at Dallas.
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