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Bills | Sammy Watkins playing with broken foot

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 21:24:27 -0800

Buffalo Bills WR Sammy Watkins (foot) is playing with a broken foot, offensive coordinator Anthony Lynn said Thursday, Dec. 1, and Lynn wouldn't commit to how many snaps Watkins would play in Week 13.

Fantasy Tip: Watkins managed 80 yards on three catches in Week 12 despite playing limited snaps, but with his foot injury potentially flaring up at any time, he is a high-risk, high-reward WR3 in Week 13.

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Bills | Sammy Watkins questionable

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 14:35:17 -0800

Updating a previous report, Buffalo Bills WR Sammy Watkins (foot) is listed as questionable for Week 13.

Fantasy Tip: Watkins should be able to play but likely will see limited snaps again. He posted a solid 80 yards in Week 13 and has a chance to make a big play each game. Owners should consider him a No. 3 receiver or a flex option in fantasy leagues.

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Bills | Sammy Watkins expected to play Week 13

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 10:07:00 -0800

Buffalo Bills WR Sammy Watkins (foot) is "going to play" in Week 13 against the Oakland Raiders, according to head coach Rex Ryan.

Fantasy Tip: Watkins will be listed as questionable on the injury report and certainly at risk to aggravate the injury during the game, but the fact he was able to hang three catches for 80 yards on only 25 snaps last week against a good Jacksonville Jaguars secondary is proof he doesn't need a lot of playing time to be useful in fantasy. Consider him a high-risk, high-reward WR2 this weekend.

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Bills | Sammy Watkins limited

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 10:36:58 -0800

Buffalo Bills WR Sammy Watkins (foot) was limited during practice Thursday, Dec. 1, and head coach Rex Ryan said he expects Watkins to play barring a setback. Offensive coordinator Anthony Lynn said Watkins received only three snaps during practice and is not 100 percent at this point. Lynn said he believes Watkins still has a broken bone in his foot but it is a pain tolerance situation.

Fantasy Tip: Watkins caught all three of his targets in Week 12 and finished for 80 yards. He probably will continue to receive limited playing time but should still be one of the main targets in the passing game. Watkins can be a No. 3 receiver for owners if he is active.

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Bills | Sammy Watkins on the field

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 09:09:28 -0800

Buffalo Bills WR Sammy Watkins (foot) is participating in practice Thursday, Dec. 1.

Fantasy Tip: Watkins likely will be able to play in Week 13 if he does not suffer a setback during practice. He played well in his first game back but may continue to see limited snaps for now. Watkins should be considered a No. 3 receiver in most leagues.

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Bills | Sammy Watkins misses practice

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 11:20:27 -0800

Buffalo Bills WR Sammy Watkins (foot) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Nov. 30, because of soreness in his foot.

Fantasy Tip: This move is likely precautionary, but owners will need to check on Watkins' status later in the week to see if he is in any danger of missing the team's Week 13 game. Watkins posted solid numbers in his first game back in two months and can be a No. 3 receiver or a flex option if he is active.

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Bills | Sammy Watkins plays nearly half

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 07:07:02 -0800

Buffalo Bills WR Sammy Watkins played in 25 of 55 (45 percent) offensive plays in Week 12.

Fantasy Tip: He caught three balls for 80 yards in what was probably more than originally expected. He'll have a bit of a tough matchup against the Oakland Raiders next week.

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Bills | Sammy Watkins back with a bang

Sun, 27 Nov 2016 18:41:00 -0800

Buffalo Bills WR Sammy Watkins (foot) returned to the lineup in Week 12 against the Jacksonville Jaguars and he finished with three catches for 80 yards on his three targets, including one grab for 62 yards.

Fantasy Tip: Watkins was seeing his first action since Week 2. If he is available off the waiver wire Watkins is worth scooping up, as he can be a big-time play marker when healthy. Unfortunately, staying healthy has been a big-time issue for Watkins.

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Bills | Sammy Watkins to start in Week 12

Sun, 27 Nov 2016 07:55:11 -0800

Buffalo Bills WR Sammy Watkins (foot) will start Week 12's game against the Jacksonville Jaguars. The amount of playing time he receives will depend on how his foot feels.

Fantasy Tip: Head coach Rex Ryan said Watkins would receive a lighter workload than normal in his first action since Week 2, so he should be viewed as a risky option in all formats. Seasonal owners should continue to stash Watkins on their rosters since he is likely to be a factor once the fantasy playoffs get underway.

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Bills | Sammy Watkins activated from IR

Sat, 26 Nov 2016 08:47:54 -0800

The Buffalo Bills have activated WR Sammy Watkins (foot) from injured reserve.

Fantasy Tip: Watkins participated in practice on a limited basis throughout the week and is expected to play in Week 12's game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, although head coach Rex Ryan said he will not see his regular workload. Owners should keep him benched this week but he should be a factor when the fantasy playoffs get underway.

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Bills | Sammy Watkins expected to play

Fri, 25 Nov 2016 19:40:05 -0800

Buffalo Bills WR Sammy Watkins (foot) is expected to play against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 12, according to head coach Rex Ryan, but Ryan said Watkins will not see his normal workload.

Fantasy Tip: Watkins has been sidelined since September, so some rust is to be expected. Leave him on your bench for at least one more week.

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Bills | Sammy Watkins listed as questionable

Fri, 25 Nov 2016 15:05:02 -0800

Updating a previous report, Buffalo Bills WR Sammy Watkins (foot) was limited during practice Friday, Nov. 25, and is listed as questionable for Week 12.

Fantasy Tip: Watkins likely will be active for the team's Week 12 game but probably will see limited snaps because of the time he missed. Owners may want to keep him away from their starting lineups this week, but he should be a factor later in the season.

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Bills | Sammy Watkins limited in practice

Fri, 25 Nov 2016 10:41:36 -0800

Buffalo Bills WR Sammy Watkins (foot) has been on a "pitch count" at practice this week, is running about "three-quarters speed" and his conditioning still needs to improve, according to offensive coordinator Anthony Lynn.

Fantasy Tip: This is not a surprise considering his two-month layoff. They smartly don't appear to be rushing him back either, even though they need him more than ever this week with Robert Woods out and Percy Harvin dealing with an illness. Buffalo would be wise to get its top receiver no more than 15 to 20 snaps this week in hopes that he could be ready to play a full game in about two weeks. If Watkins is able to pull that off, he has a great chance to be a difference-maker during the fantasy playoffs.

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Bills | Sammy Watkins practicing

Fri, 25 Nov 2016 08:34:15 -0800

Buffalo Bills WR Sammy Watkins (foot) is practicing Friday, Nov. 25.

Fantasy Tip: If Watkins suits up, it's hard to fathom him making a huge impact against the Jacksonville Jaguars. He's a risky flex option.

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Bills | Sammy Watkins listed as limited

Thu, 24 Nov 2016 12:14:24 -0800

Updating a previous report, Buffalo Bills WR Sammy Watkins (foot) was limited during practice Thursday, Nov. 24.

Fantasy Tip: Watkins should be able to play this week but may be limited since he has missed so much time this season. He could be a flex option in deeper leagues, but some owners may want to see him play before using him in their lineup.

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Bills | Sammy Watkins back at practice

Thu, 24 Nov 2016 09:09:26 -0800

Buffalo Bills WR Sammy Watkins (foot) is participating in practice Thursday, Nov. 24.

Fantasy Tip: It appears that Watkins in on track to play in Week 12 but probably will have a limited role since he has missed so much time. He could be a flex option in some leagues, but owners may want to see him play in a game before using him in their lineup.

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Bills | Sammy Watkins has chance to play

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 11:59:49 -0800

Buffalo Bills WR Sammy Watkins (foot) will have a good chance to play in Week 12 if he does not suffer a setback during practice.

Fantasy Tip: Owners will need to monitor Watkins' practice participation during the week to have a better idea of his status for Week 12. He will be a risky option if he is active because he could see limited snaps in his first game back. Owners may want to see him play in a game before considering him for their lineup.

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Bills | Sammy Watkins cleared to practice

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 07:11:10 -0800

Buffalo Bills WR Sammy Watkins (foot) has been cleared to practice Wednesday, Nov. 23, on a limited basis, according to general manager Doug Whaley. He's eligible to play in Week 12 if the team chooses to activate him.

Fantasy Tip: Rex Ryan said he hoped to have Watkins available to play some this week. However, if that actually happens, he's not worth using in fantasy against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Watkins could prove to be a valuable asset as the fantasy season winds down, though.

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Bills | Sammy Watkins not yet cleared

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 20:13:32 -0800

Buffalo Bills WR Sammy Watkins (foot) has yet to be cleared to play Sunday, Nov. 27, against the Jacksonville Jaguars. This is the first week he is eligible to return from the Reserve/Injured list.

Fantasy Tip: We'll learn more as the week progresses. If he doesn't practice there's no way they'll put him out there; even if he does, it's not a guarantee the Bills will activate him in time for the Jags. If Watkins is available on waivers it's not a bad time to scoop him up and stash him for the stretch run, but don't put yourself in a position where you're counting on him this week.

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Bills | Hopeful Sammy Watkins can play

Mon, 21 Nov 2016 20:12:17 -0800

Buffalo Bills WR Sammy Watkins (foot) might be able to return in Week 12 against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Head coach Rex Ryan said Monday, Nov. 21, he is hopeful Watkins will be ready. "I'm speaking on behalf of every Buffalo Bills fan. I hope he can play some," Ryan said. He added, however, that Watkins will not play unless he is ready.

Fantasy Tip: Watkins has a ton of talent, but he has been unable to stay healthy for long periods of time. Fantasy owners should scoop him up and hope he can return sooner rather than later. He could be quite a find for the fantasy playoffs if he gets healthy in the next couple of weeks.

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Bills | Sammy Watkins not ready yet

Thu, 17 Nov 2016 09:37:01 -0800

Buffalo Bills WR Sammy Watkins (foot) is not participating in practice Thursday, Nov. 17.

Fantasy Tip: Watkins is probably will not practice until next week at the earliest and may be a few weeks from playing. He probably would be limited in his first game back and will be a risky option for fantasy owners. Owners should see him play in a game before considering him for their starting lineups.

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Bills | Sammy Watkins not yet ruled out

Wed, 16 Nov 2016 22:11:57 -0800

Buffalo Bills WR Sammy Watkins (foot) might be able to return to practice later in the week, head coach Rex Ryan said Wednesday, Nov. 16. Ryan said he will listen to what the medical staff recommends.

Fantasy Tip: Watkins is a risky fantasy play, and owners should wait to see Watkins officially return and prove his health in a full game without any setbacks before even thinking about trusting him again.

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Bills | Sammy Watkins not ready to return yet

Mon, 14 Nov 2016 09:25:09 -0800

Buffalo Bills WR Sammy Watkins (foot) is eligible to return to practice this week, but the team's trainers don't believe he's ready to return yet, according to head coach Rex Ryan.

Fantasy Tip: Watkins reportedly told Ryan he feels "fantastic", but this news puts the receiver's probable Week 12 return from the Reserve/Injured list in jeopardy. While he is still worth a stash in deeper leagues, the odds of him knocking off rust before the fantasy playoffs are getting slimmer by the week. There's no guarantee he makes it back this season either, although we obviously aren't at that point yet.

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Bills | Sammy Watkins not a lock to return?

Sat, 05 Nov 2016 11:08:26 -0700

Buffalo Bills WR Sammy Watkins (foot) is not eligible to play until Week 12 at the earliest, and head coach did little to promote enthusiasm by telling reporters the team is simply "hoping" the receiver can return from the Reserve/Injured list this season. Watkins is eligible to return to practice Friday, Nov. 11.

Fantasy Tip: Ryan claimed he had no idea whether Watkins will be ready to go or not when he is first eligible to play on Nov. 27. While it is right to be pessimistic about his ability to contribute down the stretch, owners are certainly justified in stashing him just in case. Given its current state at wide receiver, Buffalo could easily force-feed Watkins the ball over the final five weeks of the fantasy season.

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Bills | Sammy Watkins out of boot

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 08:53:54 -0700

Buffalo Bills WR Sammy Watkins (foot) is out of the walking boot, according to head coach Rex Ryan.

Fantasy Tip: Watkins still has a ways to go before he's eligible to play. Keep him stashed if you have room in hopes of a boost for the fantasy playoffs.

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Bills | Sammy Watkins avoids surgery

Wed, 12 Oct 2016 06:32:35 -0700

Buffalo Bills WR Sammy Watkins (foot) was advised rest and rehab and won't require surgery for his foot injury. He could return later this season.

Fantasy Tip: Watkins went on IR Sept. 30, and he could be eligible to return around Week 13. If you have the roster space, he could be an interesting chip to have for the fantasy playoffs.

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Bills | Sammy Watkins may need surgery

Sun, 02 Oct 2016 08:24:57 -0700

Buffalo Bills WR Sammy Watkins (foot) is meeting with a foot specialist to see if he will need a second surgery on his injured foot. Watkins would miss the rest of the season if he needs surgery.

Fantasy Tip: Watkins will miss at least eight weeks since he is on the Reserve/Injured list and probably will need to undergo surgery. Owners in most leagues can drop Watkins if they need the roster spot. Robert Woods and Charles Clay likely will be the main targets in the passing game, but neither player is a great fantasy option.

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Bills | Sammy Watkins placed on IR

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 14:43:22 -0700

Buffalo Bills WR Sammy Watkins (foot) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Friday, Sept. 30. He will meet with specialist but is not scheduled to undergo surgery at this point.

Fantasy Tip: Watkins may be able to return later in the season if he is able to recover from the injury. Owners with roster space can consider keeping Watkins on their bench, but he could also be cut if another receiver is needed. Robert Woods, Marquise Goodwin and Charles Clay should be more involved in the passing game, but none of the players will be strong fantasy options.

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Bills | Sammy Watkins ruled out for Week 4

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 10:50:32 -0700

Buffalo Bills WR Sammy Watkins (foot) will miss his second straight game and not play in Week 4 against the New England Patriots. Head coach Rex Ryan also admitted there is "major concern" regarding his receiver's foot injury going forward.

Fantasy Tip: If Watkins is forced to miss half of the season or more, it might be about time to write off the entire Bills' passing game. On the plus side, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport is reporting there is nothing wrong structurally with the former No. 4 overall pick's foot. Consider Watkins out indefinitely for now and add Robert Woods wherever possible, even though he will struggle to be anything more than a WR4 in fantasy.

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Bills | Sammy Watkins idle Friday

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 07:39:17 -0700

Buffalo Bills WR Sammy Watkins (foot) is out of practice Friday, Sept. 30.

Fantasy Tip: Watkins appears to have stunted his recovery by suiting up for a short turnaround in Week 2. The Patriots scheme well, and he wouldn't be a real good play beyond a flex option if he suits up.

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Bills | Sammy Watkins may sit again Friday

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 11:28:48 -0700

Buffalo Bills head coach Rex Ryan said there is a strong possibility that WR Sammy Watkins (foot) will not be able to practice Friday, Sept. 30.

Fantasy Tip: Watkins may be a game-time decision for Week 4, but it appears like he is a long shot for the game at this point. He likely will be limited if he is active for the game and may not be a great fantasy option. Owners may want to avoid Watkins until he has recovered from the injury.

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Bills | Sammy Watkins out of practice

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 08:52:35 -0700

Buffalo Bills WR Sammy Watkins (foot) was out of practice Thursday, Sept. 29.

Fantasy Tip: Watkins is a significant question mark this week, and even if he plays, he faces a tough scheming team in the New England Patriots. He's a risky flex option this week.

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Bills | Sammy Watkins misses practice

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 15:47:56 -0700

Buffalo Bills WR Sammy Watkins (foot) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 28.

Fantasy Tip: Watkins has been dealing with the injury since training camp and is expected to test out the foot later in the week. Owners should keep an eye on the situation but may want to avoid Watkins even if he plays because he may be limited by the injury.

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Bills | Sammy Watkins will work out foot

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 16:15:27 -0700

Buffalo Bills WR Sammy Watkins (foot) will gauge his pain tolerance later in the week to see if he is able to play in Week 4.

Fantasy Tip: Watkins could end up as a legitimate game-time decision this weekend, so keep an eye on his status in the coming days. If he can't suit up again, then there will probably be another heavy dose of LeSean McCoy. If Watkins does play, though, he may still be limited. Proceed with caution.

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Bills | Sammy Watkins' status uncertain

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 15:25:39 -0700

Buffalo Bills head coach Rex Ryan said he is not sure if WR Sammy Watkins (foot) will be able to play in Week 4.

Fantasy Tip: Owners will need to monitor the situation during the week to see if Watkins will be able to do anything during practice. He will be a risky option if he is active for Week 4, so owners may want to consider other options to use until Watkins recovers.

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Bills | Week 3 Buffalo inactives

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 08:30:10 -0700

The Buffalo Bills have declared QB Cardale Jones, FS Colt Anderson, OT Cordy Glenn, WR Greg Salas, C Patrick Lewis, CB Ronald Darby, WR Sammy Watkins inactive for Week 3.

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Bills | Sammy Watkins won't play Sunday

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 06:38:38 -0700

Buffalo Bills WR Sammy Watkins (foot) will not play in Week 3's game against the Arizona Cardinals, according to a source. WR Marquise Goodwin will start in his place.

Fantasy Tip: Goodwin had 112 receiving yards and a touchdown versus the New York Jets in Week 2 but he should be viewed as a boom-or-bust flex option. WR Robert Woods is also likely to see more targets in Watkins' absence.

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Bills | Sammy Watkins to play tomorrow?

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 21:27:55 -0700

Updating a previous report, Buffalo Bills WR Sammy Watkins (foot) tweeted he was, "Ready to go out there and compete at the highest level!" on Saturday, Sept. 24, but the tweet was later deleted.

Fantasy Tip: Twenty-four hours ago it seemed like Watkins wouldn't play, then it sounded like he would, and now... It could be that the team asked Watkins to remove the tweet so as to not tip their hand to the Arizona Cardinals, but the fact that it was taken down just hours after posting it is another interesting twist. Keep an eye on the inactive list on gameday, but clearly Watkins would be a risky play even if he's up.

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Bills | Buffalo hoping Sammy Watkins can play

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 14:44:43 -0700

Buffalo Bills WR Sammy Watkins (foot) is still considered questionable for Week 3, but the Bills are holding out hope that he will be able to play. His status will depend on how he feels during pregame warmups.

Fantasy Tip: Owners will need to check the inactive list to see if Watkins will be able to play. He would be a risky option if he is active because he may be limited by the injury. Owners in most leagues may want to consider other options for their starting lineup.

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Bills | Sammy Watkins questionable

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 14:50:32 -0700

Updating a previous report, Buffalo Bills WR Sammy Watkins (foot) is listed as questionable for Week 3.

Fantasy Tip: Watkins probably will be a game-time decision, so owners will need to check the inactive list. He is not a great fantasy option because he could be limited if he is active for the game, so owners may want to look for other options to use.

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Bills | Sammy Watkins idle Friday

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 07:50:51 -0700

Buffalo Bills WR Sammy Watkins (foot) is out of practice Friday, Sept. 23.

Fantasy Tip: Watkins may be 50-50 for Week 3, but he played on a short week last week. That seemed improbable considering the amount of pain he was in following Week 1. Even if he goes, he's just a flex option as he has a tough matchup against the Arizona Cardinals.

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Bills | Sammy Watkins' status uncertain

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 11:00:34 -0700

Buffalo Bills head coach Rex Ryan said there is some concern that WR Sammy Watkins (foot) may not be able to play in Week 3 after he missed practice Thursday, Sept. 22.

Fantasy Tip: Owners will need to check on Watkins' status over the next few days to see if he will be active for the team's Week 3 game. He has been bother by the foot injury for several weeks and has not had a great start to the season. Owners may want to consider other options even if Watkins plays this week because he will be facing a tough Arizona Cardinals defense.

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Bills | Sammy Watkins not on the field

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 09:07:40 -0700

Buffalo Bills WR Sammy Watkins (foot) is not participating in practice Thursday, Sept. 22.

Fantasy Tip: Watkins has been able to play in the first two weeks of the season and should have a good chance to play in Week 3 despite missing practice. He is expected to be more involved in the offense but probably should only be a No. 3 receiver this week since he is facing a tough Arizona Cardinals defense.

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Bills | Sammy Watkins will face top CB

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 20:08:44 -0700

Buffalo Bills WR Sammy Watkins (foot) will be covered by Arizona Cardinals CB Patrick Peterson in the Week 3 game, according to FS Tyrann Mathieu.

Fantasy Tip: Watkins isn't 100 percent, and he will be blanketed by a top-notch cover man. The outlook isn't good for Watkins and his fantasy prospects in Week 3. He should be treated a low-end WR3 at best, if he plays.

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Bills | Sammy Watkins misses practice

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 15:38:00 -0700

Buffalo Bills WR Sammy Watkins (foot) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 21.

Fantasy Tip: Watkins is still dealing with his foot injury but was able to play last week. He is expected to be more involved under new offensive coordinator Anthony Lynn and could still be a No. 3 receiver if he is active for Week 3.

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Bills | Robert Woods to get more involved?

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 10:47:16 -0700

Buffalo Bills WR Robert Woods received a nod from teammate Sammy Watkins recently, as Watkins suggested Woods "has been open and needs to get the ball more often", according to ESPN's Mike Rodak.

Fantasy Tip: Some may believe Watkins is backing off his "responsibility" of being a No. 1 receiver, but a quick listen to the interview proves that is not the case. New offensive coordinator Anthony Lynn has been tasked with getting the ball into Watkins' hands more often, but he would do well to find ways to get other players like Woods more involved as well. Until that actually happens, however, Woods is no better than a WR5.

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Bills | Sammy Watkins to be limited

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 08:39:03 -0700

Buffalo Bills WR Sammy Watkins (foot) will be limited in practice this week, according to head coach Rex Ryan.

Fantasy Tip: The good news is he played during the short week and will have nine days until Week 3. He has done very little early on, and he can't be counted on as more than a WR3 right now.

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Bills | Sammy Watkins to see more action

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 14:23:27 -0700

Buffalo Bills WR Sammy Watkins is "a special talent" and the team will "try to get him the football more" going forward, according to head coach Rex Ryan.

Fantasy Tip: Watkins' foot needs to cooperate first. The fourth overall pick has been underutilized far too often throughout his two-plus year stay in Buffalo and seen his fair share of double teams recently. Expect new play-caller Anthony Lynn to use bunch formations and motion to get Watkins in more favorable situations. Regardless, he's a WR2 at best until he can get closer to 100 percent.

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Bills | Sammy Watkins on the sidelines late

Thu, 15 Sep 2016 21:28:59 -0700

Buffalo Bills WR Sammy Watkins finished with two catches for 20 yards on five targets in a 37-31 loss to the New York Jets Thursday, Sept. 15, and head coach Rex Ryan offered no update on why Watkins didn't play in the final two series.

Fantasy Tip: Watkins still doesn't look 100 percent following foot surgery, and until he is back at full speed, he should be used as a WR3 in standard leagues and avoided in DFS formats.

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Bills | Sammy Watkins active for TNF tilt

Thu, 15 Sep 2016 16:14:01 -0700

Buffalo Bills WR Sammy Watkins (foot) is active for the team's Week 2 contest Thursday, September 15, against the New York Jets.

Fantasy Tip: Normally, Watkins is an every-week guy based on talent alone, but owners might want to think about using some caution here, at least in shallow formats. Watkins will be entering this divisional affair at less than 100 percent, about to tangle with a tough defense, plus it'll be on a short week. Considering quarterback Tyrod Taylor's poor showing in the opener, Watkins doesn't have the brightest fantasy outlook for Week 2 and is shaping up to be a WR3 option at best.

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