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Chiefs | Demarcus Robinson to emerge in 2018?

Thu, 17 May 2018 19:58:07 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs WR Demarcus Robinson's rapport with QB Patrick Mahomes and the presence of WR Tyreek Hill and WR Sammy Watkins on the outside should allow him to exploit defenses underneath this season, according to Gregg Rosenthal of NFL.com.

Fantasy Tip: Kansas City suddenly has a crowded receiving corps, but if Mahomes excels, Robinson could be a nice depth option for fantasy owners in PPR formats.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: NFL.com - Gregg Rosenthal

Chiefs | Sammy Watkins has a lot to offer

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 20:55:38 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs WR Sammy Watkins "hasn't been used correctly as a pro," according to an AFC scout. "If he gets enough touches each game, he can be a difference-maker," the scout said.

Fantasy Tip: To be fair, injuries haven't helped his production either, but playing alongside Tyreek Hill, Watkins has tons of upside as a WR3.

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Chiefs | Sammy Watkins' deal with KC official

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 17:15:36 -0700

Updating a previous report, free-agent WR Sammy Watkins (Rams) officially agreed to terms with the Kansas City Chiefs Wednesday, March 14. Terms of the contract were not disclosed, but an earlier report states that it is a three-year deal worth $48 million.

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Chiefs | Sammy Watkins agrees with Chiefs

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 05:06:48 -0700

Los Angeles Rams impending free-agent WR Sammy Watkins agreed to a three-year, $48 million deal with the Kansas City Chiefs Tuesday, March 13. The deal includes $30 million guaranteed.

Fantasy Tip: Watkins has been hurt a lot, and he hasn't posted higher totals than 65 catches, 1,047 yards and nine touchdowns. He'll turn 25 in June, and he could be productive alongside Tyreek Hill. Grab him as a WR3 with room for more.

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Bears | Sammy Watkins is Chicago's top target?

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 20:49:29 -0700

Los Angeles Rams impending free-agent WR Sammy Watkins is reportedly the Chicago Bears' top target in free agency, according to multiple sources.

Fantasy Tip: The Bears will obviously have competition, as the Rams want to keep him and the Green Bay Packers reached out to him Monday. He would be the clear top passing-game option in Chicago should the Bears seal the deal with him, but that scenario would easily be the worst of the three for his fantasy value, likely leaving him as a WR3.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Chicago Tribune - Brad Biggs

Jaguars | Sammy Watkins of interest to Jaguars

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 14:33:25 -0700

Free-agent WR Sammy Watkins (Rams) has drawn interest from the Jacksonville Jaguars, according to a source.

Fantasy Tip: The Jaguars will be in desperate need of a wide receiver if they can't bring back Allen Robinson and/or Marqise Lee. Watkins being a Jaguar wouldn't move the needle much on his fantasy value. He remains in the low-end WR2 to high-end WR3 conversation.

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Bears | Sammy Watkins of interest to Chicago

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 11:11:30 -0700

Los Angeles Rams impending free-agent WR Sammy Watkins is reportedly receiving interest from the Chicago Bears, according to NFL.com's Ian Rapoport.

Fantasy Tip: The Rams want him back, and the Packers are also reportedly interested. While Chicago is probably the least desirable situation of the three for fantasy purposes, Watkins' best shot at being his team's top option in the passing game would be with the Bears. Watkins is no stranger to the cold weather after playing first three years of his career in Buffalo, and Mitchell Trubisky should be serviceable enough moving forward to allow the former Bill to be a fantasy WR2.

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Packers | Green Bay interested in Sammy Watkins

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 11:01:03 -0700

Los Angeles Rams impending free-agent WR Sammy Watkins is reportedly receiving interest from the Green Bay Packers, according to NFL.com's Ian Rapoport.

Fantasy Tip: If Jordy Nelson is shown the door at some point this summer, Watkins to the Packers could represent a best-case scenario for both parties. Watkins would likely share the No. 1 receiver role with Davante Adams depending on the matchup, and he would obviously benefit from catching balls from Aaron Rodgers instead of Tyrod Taylor and Jared Goff. In Green Bay, Watkins could flirt with WR1 value in fantasy.

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Rams | LA Rams trying to keep Sammy Watkins

Sun, 11 Mar 2018 14:20:27 -0700

The Los Angeles Rams "are working actively" to retain impending free-agent WR Sammy Watkins, and Watkins is open to staying with the team, according to CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora.

Fantasy Tip: Robert Woods may remain the Rams' top wideout in 2018, but it's not a sure thing. Watkins did not have the benefit of a training camp with Los Angeles and thus never had the chance to build any kind of rapport with Jared Goff. If he sticks with the Rams, expect a big improvement from his 2017 production, assuming he stays healthy.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: CBSSports.com - Jason La Canfora

Bengals | Joe Mixon makes pitch to Sammy Watkins

Fri, 09 Mar 2018 19:19:34 -0800

Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon sent a tweet to Los Angeles Rams impending free-agent WR Sammy Watkins, asking Watkins to join him in Cincinnati.

Fantasy Tip: Watkins has battled health issues throughout his career, but he has elite physical tools. Playing across from A.J. Green, he'd be a high-upside WR3.

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Rams | Sammy Watkins to be pursued by Rams

Tue, 06 Mar 2018 14:21:10 -0800

Los Angeles Rams impending free-agent WR Sammy Watkins will be aggressively sought after by the Rams once he enters free agency, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Los Angeles has said retaining Watkins is a priority despite being unable to sign him before the franchise tag deadline.

Fantasy Tip: Watkins will be one of the bigger names and one of the best wide receivers on the free-agent market. Several teams need help at the position, so the Rams will be hard pressed to bring him back. He has WR2 upside but is more sensible to be drafted as a WR3 depending on his whereabouts.

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Rams | Sammy Watkins open to return to Rams

Tue, 06 Mar 2018 12:13:56 -0800

Los Angeles Rams impending free-agent WR Sammy Watkins is open to re-signing with the Rams this offseason but expects to have a strong free-agent market, according to a source.

Fantasy Tip: Watkins likely will hit the free-agent market since the team decided not to place the franchise tag on him. He posted 593 yards and 10 touchdowns during the regular season and could start for most teams in the league. He can be considered a No. 2 or No. 3 fantasy receiver in 2018 depending on where he plays.

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Rams | Sammy Watkins avoids franchise tag

Tue, 06 Mar 2018 10:55:34 -0800

Los Angeles Rams impending free-agent WR Sammy Watkins will not receive the team's franchise tag, allowing him to become an unrestricted free-agent and hit the open market.

Fantasy Tip: Lamarcus Joyner will get the designation instead, likely in part because his tag will cost the team less money. The Rams reportedly still very much want Watkins back, but he should have a very robust market for his services. Watkins hasn't really lived up to his pre-draft hype from 2014, but he hasn't exactly been placed in great situations over the first four years of his career either. Turning 25 in June, Watkins' future is still very much in front of him and his ceiling remains sky-high.

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Rams | Sammy Watkins won't get tagged

Tue, 06 Mar 2018 06:39:15 -0800

Los Angeles Rams impending free-agent WR Sammy Watkins won't receive the franchise tag Tuesday, March 6.

Fantasy Tip: The team would still like to keep him, and he could flourish in the offense. Injuries have been his biggest issue. He has WR2 talent in fantasy, but he might slip to a late WR3.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: CBSSports.com - Jason La Canfora

Rams | LAR expected to use franchise tag

Mon, 05 Mar 2018 13:32:27 -0800

The Los Angeles Rams are expected to use the franchise tag but have not decided if they will place it on impending free-agent WR Sammy Watkins or impending free-agent S Lamarcus Joyner.

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Rams | Lamarcus Joyner more likely for tag?

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 16:12:49 -0800

Los Angeles Rams impending free-agent S Lamarcus Joyner appears to be the more likely candidate for the franchise tag than impending free-agent WR Sammy Watkins, in the opinion of NFL Network's Mike Garafolo.

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Rams | Los Angeles wants Sammy Watkins back

Thu, 25 Jan 2018 09:13:21 -0800

Los Angeles Rams impending free-agent WR Sammy Watkins could be given a franchise tag or transition tag this offseason if he and the Rams can't agree on a long-term deal. General manager Les Snead said the Rams have contacted Watkins' agent to discuss contract negotiations.

Fantasy Tip: Los Angeles had the most improved offense last season. Watkins played his part in that effort after being acquired from the Buffalo Bills, but his numbers didn't jump off the page. If retained, Watkins has WR2 upside but is a more reasonable WR3 draftee.

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Rams | Sammy Watkins could be tagged

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 10:24:15 -0800

Los Angeles Rams impending free-agent WR Sammy Watkins may be given the franchise tag or a transition tag this offseason. The franchise tag would cost $16.063 million and a transition tag would cost $13.995 million. The NFL salary cap is expected to be $178.1 million in 2018.

Fantasy Tip: Watkins' first year with Los Angeles was mostly of the ho-hum variety, but his eight touchdowns saved his fantasy season. That many touchdowns on just 39 receptions is difficult to sustain, though, and Watkins is no more than a WR3 candidate.

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Rams | Sammy Watkins capable of greater role in LA

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 17:54:58 -0800

Los Angeles Rams WR Sammy Watkins believes he would "most definitely" have a greater role in the offense if given another year to work with QB Jared Goff. "I just think he got on a roll with the guys that he had during OTAs, and once a guy is used to throwing it to someone else, he throws to his guys," he said. "It's just part of the game where you need more time, or maybe another year." Watkins just completed his rookie deal and may be tagged this offseason to remain with the club.

Fantasy Tip: It remains to be seen if Watkins will stay with the Rams, though it seems like there's a good chance of that happening considering how much the club gave up to acquire him in the first place. While he did manage eight touchdowns, the former Bill also had just 593 receiving yards, but he does have a point that a full offseason with Goff could do some good for both. Watkins would be in the WR3 conversation for 2018 if he continues his career in Los Angeles.

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Rams | Sammy Watkins open to returning to LA

Mon, 08 Jan 2018 22:47:14 -0800

Los Angeles Rams WR Sammy Watkins, who is set to become an unrestricted free agent, said that it "would be a pleasure to come back." He also mentioned that "it's a business" and that he's "looking forward to talking to the coach" and seeing where his future is at.

Fantasy Tip: Watkins was a late addition to the Rams prior to the regular season, with expectations of being the club's No. 1 wide-out, but instead, the former Buffalo Bill ended up finishing fourth on the team in receptions (39) and receiving yards (593). His ceiling is far higher than that, though, and with quarterback Jared Goff in line for a solid third campaign next year, Watkins will have WR3 potential if fully utilized.

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Rams | One catch for Sammy Watkins

Sat, 06 Jan 2018 20:37:47 -0800

Los Angeles Rams WR Sammy Watkins caught one pass on four targets for 23 yards in a 26-13 loss to the Atlanta Falcons Saturday, Jan. 6.

Fantasy Tip: Watkins was a touchdown-dependent option all season, so it was no surprise to see him fall flat. The big-play ability is still there, but he will have a hard time making a consistent fantasy impact as the No. 4 option in the passing attack.

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Rams | Top wideouts to play sparingly?

Thu, 28 Dec 2017 21:53:01 -0800

Los Angeles Rams WRs Cooper Kupp (knee), Robert Woods and Sammy Watkins are unlikely to see much action in Week 17, according to head coach Sean McVay.

Fantasy Tip: Of that group, Kupp is probably the only one that was on fantasy radars at this point with Watkins having not topped 40 yards in a game since Nov. 26 and Woods working his way back from injury. Still, this news should serve reinforce the fact that none of them should be in your lineup this Sunday.

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Rams | Sammy Watkins back in end zone

Sun, 24 Dec 2017 14:48:29 -0800

Los Angeles Rams WR Sammy Watkins finished with three grabs for 30 yards and a touchdown on seven targets in the Week 16 game against the Tennessee Titans.

Fantasy Tip: Watkins hasn't had huge yardage totals lately, but he has visited the end zone in four of his past five games, and six of the past eight. He remains a solid WR4 in all fantasy leagues heading into Week 17.

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Rams | Two grabs for Sammy Watkins

Sun, 17 Dec 2017 20:57:12 -0800

Los Angeles Rams WR Sammy Watkins caught two passes for 14 yards in a 42-7 win over the Seattle Seahawks in Week 15.

Fantasy Tip: The lopsided nature of this game no doubt hurt Watkins, but now that Robert Woods is back, Watkins will be a risky, touchdown-dependent option over the final two games.

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Rams | Sammy Watkins scores in Week 14

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 20:55:53 -0800

Los Angeles Rams WR Sammy Watkins finished with three receptions for 21 yards and a touchdown in the Week 14 game against the Philadelphia Eagles.

Fantasy Tip: Watkins has scored in three consecutive games. While he hasn't done much in terms of yardage, he is a solid WR4 in deeper PPR formats since he has three or more grabs in each of the past four outings, too.

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Rams | Sammy Watkins finds end zone again

Sun, 03 Dec 2017 20:53:28 -0800

Los Angeles Rams WR Sammy Watkins posted three grabs for 38 yards and a touchdown on four targets in Week 13 against the Arizona Cardinals.

Fantasy Tip: Watkins has touchdown receptions in four of the past five outings. Despite the frequent scores his catch totals and yardage make him more of a WR4 across more fantasy formats.

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Rams | Sammy Watkins draws nine targets

Sun, 26 Nov 2017 20:06:25 -0800

Los Angeles Rams WR Sammy Watkins caught four passes on nine targets for 81 yards and a touchdown in a 26-20 win over the New Orleans Saints in Week 12.

Fantasy Tip: Watkins has been a touchdown-dependent flex play since joining the Rams, but with Robert Woods nursing a shoulder injury, Watkins took advantage. Until Woods returns, Watkins is a lot easier to trust as a fantasy starter.

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Rams | Saints' secondary likely to be shorthanded

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 12:40:23 -0800

Los Angeles Rams WRs Sammy Watkins and Cooper Kupp could be facing a pair of backup cornerbacks in Week 12 against the New Orleans Saints, as starting CBs Marshon Lattimore (ankle) and Ken Crawley abdomen) (were not at practice Friday, Nov. 24.

Fantasy Tip: This would have been the best news for Robert Woods, but he is set to miss a couple of weeks with a shoulder injury. With Woods out and Lattimore not around to shadow Watkins, the former Buffalo Bill could use this opportunity to get him involved in the offense. Kupp was Jared Goff's most trusted option earlier in the year, so he could also have a big day.

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Rams | Sammy Watkins held in check

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 15:39:13 -0800

Los Angeles Rams WR Sammy Watkins posted three grabs for 36 yards on four targets in Week 11 against the Minnesota Vikings.

Fantasy Tip: The three grabs tied his most since Week 3 when he had his best outing of the season with six receptions. Watkins hasn't been much of a factor in Los Angeles, certainly not nearly as quick to fit in as Robert Woods, but he did have two scores in the past two weekends. He remains more of a WR4 or flex option in deeper fantasy leagues at this point. The Rams host the Saints in Week 12.

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Rams | Sammy Watkins scores again

Sun, 12 Nov 2017 20:10:15 -0800

Los Angeles Rams WR Sammy Watkins caught two passes for 41 yards and a touchdown in a 33-7 win over the Houston Texans in Week 10.

Fantasy Tip: Watkins has now scored in back-to-back games, but he remains a touchdown-or-bust option. He simply doesn't have the volume to be trusted as a weekly starter.

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Rams | Sammy Watkins makes most of only catch

Sun, 05 Nov 2017 13:34:38 -0800

Los Angeles Rams WR Sammy Watkins caught one pass for 67 yards and one touchdown against the New York Giants in Week 9.

Fantasy Tip: Watkins reached the end zone for the first time in five games but was only targeted two times during the game. He is a risky option for owners because he has at least 60 yards in only two games this season but his big-play potential makes him valuable in fantasy leagues.

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Rams | Three grabs for Sammy Watkins

Sun, 22 Oct 2017 17:21:42 -0700

Los Angeles Rams WR Sammy Watkins posted three catches for 42 yards on five targets in Week 7 against the Arizona Cardinals in London.

Fantasy Tip: That isn't a lot of production, but it's his second-highest yardage total since Week 1. He no longer warrants fantasy consideration outside of the deepest of leagues heading into Week 9.

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Rams | Sammy Watkins likely to have shadow

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 06:10:45 -0700

Los Angeles Rams WR Sammy Watkins is likely to be shadowed by Arizona Cardinals CB Patrick Peterson in Week 7.

Fantasy Tip: Watkins has six targets, two catches and 28 yards over the last three games, and he may need to be benched for this matchup. He is an interesting buy-low option on the trade market, though.

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Rams | Sammy Watkins confused about recent role?

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 09:40:03 -0700

Los Angeles Rams WRs Sammy Watkins was held without a reception on four targets in Week 6 and has one catch on six targets for 17 yards over his past two games. Watkins expressed his displeasure on social media by saying, "Something (has to) be going on," prompting a discussion with head coach Sean McVay on Monday, Oct. 9.

Fantasy Tip: For what it's worth, McVay doesn't believe the last two weeks are "indicative of his production for the rest of the season." It would not be surprising if Watkins got the squeaky-wheel treatment soon, but it may not be a good idea against one of the most difficult schedules for any receiver going forward. Over the next three games, he will likely see Jalen Ramsey, Patrick Peterson and Janoris Jenkins in primary coverage, meaning he should be on fantasy benches.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Los Angeles Times - Gary Klein

Rams | Friday injury report for Rams

Fri, 06 Oct 2017 14:09:20 -0700

Los Angeles Rams S Lamarcus Joyner (hamstring) did not practice Friday, Oct. 6, and has been ruled out for Week 5. OG Jamon Brown (groin) was limited in practice and is listed as questionable. LB Connor Barwin (non-injury), C John Sullivan (non-injury), WR Sammy Watkins (illness) and OT Andrew Whitworth (non-injury) fully practiced and have been removed from the report.

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Rams | Sammy Watkins back at practice

Thu, 05 Oct 2017 16:45:21 -0700

Los Angeles Rams WR Sammy Watkins (illness) fully participated in practice Thursday, Oct. 5.

Fantasy Tip: Watkins was held in check last week but will continue to be a top target for the Rams in the passing game. He will be facing a tough Seattle Seahawks defense in Week 5 but could be a No. 3 receiver or flex option in some leagues.

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Rams | Sammy Watkins sits out

Wed, 04 Oct 2017 16:57:45 -0700

Los Angeles Rams WR Sammy Watkins (illness) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 4.

Fantasy Tip: Watkins should recover from the illness before the team's Week 5 game, but owners should keep an eye on the situation. He is coming off a disappointing Week 4 performance but is still one of the top targets in the passing game. He will be facing a tough Seattle Seahawks defense but should still be considered a No. 3 receiver or a flex option for owners.

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Rams | Sammy Watkins limited to one catch

Sun, 01 Oct 2017 17:29:43 -0700

Los Angeles Rams WR Sammy Watkins managed just one catch for 17 yards on two targets in Week 4 against the Dallas Cowboys.

Fantasy Tip: Watkins was terribly disappointing after his 106 yards and two touchdowns last weekend. He'll look to rebound in Week 5, but he faces a tough matchup with the Seattle Seahawks coming to town.

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Rams | Week 4 injury report for Rams

Fri, 29 Sep 2017 14:57:34 -0700

Los Angeles Rams S Lamarcus Joyner (hamstring) did not participate in practice Friday, Sept. 29, and has been ruled out for Week 4. S Cody Davis (quadriceps) did not practice and is listed as questionable. C John Sullivan (hip) was limited during practice and is listed as questionable. WR Tavon Austin (concussion), LB Connor Barwin (non-injury), RB Malcolm Brown (hamstring), WR Sammy Watkins (non-injury), CB Kayvon Webster (shoulder) and OT Andrew Whitworth (non-injury) fully participated in practice and are not on the injury report.

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Rams | Sammy Watkins not on injury report

Fri, 29 Sep 2017 14:55:19 -0700

Los Angeles Rams WR Sammy Watkins (concussion) fully participated in practice Friday, Sept. 29, and is not on the injury report for Week 4.

Fantasy Tip: Watkins is coming off a terrific Week 3 performance and should continue to be a main target in the team's passing game. He can be considered at least a No. 3 fantasy receiver this week because of the injuries the Dallas Cowboys are dealing with in their secondary.

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Rams | Sammy Watkins expected to play Week 4

Fri, 29 Sep 2017 10:49:01 -0700

Los Angeles Rams WR Sammy Watkins (concussion) was a full participant in practice Thursday, Sept. 28, and is expected to officially clear the concussion protocol Friday, Sept. 29.

Fantasy Tip: Watkins broke out in a big way in Week 3 against the San Francisco 49ers and could have another good day in Week 4 versus the Dallas Cowboys, but his road gets much more difficult after that with games against the Seattle Seahawks, Jacksonville Jaguars, Arizona Cardinals and New York Giants next up. He figures to be a low-end WR2 this week, but could slide down into fringe WR3 territory after that.

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Rams | Full practice for Sammy Watkins

Thu, 28 Sep 2017 17:10:54 -0700

Los Angeles Rams WR Sammy Watkins (concussion) fully participated in practice Thursday, Sept. 28.

Fantasy Tip: Watkins appears ready for a full workload this week and will be facing a banged-up Dallas Cowboys secondary this week. He is coming off a terrific Week 3 game where he recorded 106 yards and two touchdowns. Watkins can be a No. 2 or No. 3 receiver for owners.

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Rams | Limited practice for Sammy Watkins

Wed, 27 Sep 2017 17:53:09 -0700

Los Angeles Rams WR Sammy Watkins (concussion) was limited during practice Wednesday, Sept. 27.

Fantasy Tip: Owners will need to check later in the week to see if Watkins will be cleared to play in Week 4. He recorded 106 yards and two touchdowns in the last game and should continue to have a big role in the passing game if he plays in Week 4. He could be at least a No. 3 receiver in fantasy leagues if he is active.

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Rams | Sammy Watkins in protocol

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 05:05:40 -0700

Updating previous reports, Los Angeles Rams WR Sammy Watkins (concussion) is in the concussion protocol Friday, Sept. 22.

Fantasy Tip: Watkins is coming off a 6-106-2 game in Week 3 but has a couple of extra days to recover. He'd be a WR3 option against the Dallas Cowboys if he's fit to go.

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Rams | Sammy Watkins has possible concussion

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 23:21:50 -0700

Los Angeles Rams WR Sammy Watkins (concussion) left the team's Week 3 game against the San Francisco 49ers with about eight minutes remaining after being evaluated on the sidelines for a head injury. Watkins went to the locker room and was placed in the NFL's concussion protocol.

Fantasy Tip: This isn't the news fantasy owners wanted to hear after Watkins enjoyed his best game of the season by far. The silver lining is that the team doesn't take the field again until Oct. 1, giving Watkins 10 days to recover. If he does, he has WR2 potential against the Cowboys. If he doesn't, Robert Woods and Cooper Kupp become interesting options.

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Rams | Two scores for Sammy Watkins

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 20:58:25 -0700

Los Angeles Rams WR Sammy Watkins finished with six catches on seven targets for 106 yards and two touchdowns in a 41-39 win over the San Francisco 49ers in Week 3.

Fantasy Tip: After two lackluster games to start the year, Watkins broke out against San Francisco. Chemistry between Watkins and Jared Goff should only improve as the season goes on, and Watkins has WR2 upside against Dallas in Week 4.

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Rams | Sammy Watkins quiet in Week 2

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 21:24:57 -0700

Los Angeles Rams WR Sammy Watkins posted two catches for just 30 yards on two targets in Week 2 against Washington.

Fantasy Tip: Watkins has seven grabs for just 88 yards and he hasn't visited the end zone through two games. He is slowly getting up to speed in the team's system after coming over from the Bills late in the preseason. Eventually he'll re-emerge as a top fantasy option, but right now you can expect mediocre results until he gets up to speed.

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Rams | Sammy Watkins catches all five targets

Sun, 10 Sep 2017 19:42:11 -0700

Los Angeles Rams WR Sammy Watkins caught all five of his targets for 58 yards in a 46-9 win over the Indianapolis Colts in Week 1.

Fantasy Tip: Despite joining the Rams about a month ago, Watkins already showed solid chemistry with Jared Goff. A Week 2 meeting with Washington could mean a matchup with Josh Norman, but Watkins still has enough upside to use as a WR3.

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Rams | Sammy Watkins expected to play Saturday

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 18:56:58 -0700

Los Angeles Rams WR Sammy Watkins is expected to play in the preseason game against the Oakland Raiders Saturday, Aug. 14, according to head coach Sean McVay.

Fantasy Tip: Watkins will need some time to learn the Rams offense, so it is not known how much playing time he will receive Saturday. Watkins probably will be the Rams' top receiver this season and should see plenty of targets. He probably should be considered a low-end No. 2 or a No. 3 receiver in fantasy leagues.

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Rams | Sammy Watkins expects big plays

Sat, 12 Aug 2017 20:53:56 -0700

Los Angeles Rams WR Sammy Watkins said he can be "that home-run guy" for the offense.

Fantasy Tip: Watkins has loads of talent, but staying healthy was already a problem, and the quarterback situation in Los Angeles is far from ideal. He should be considered a high-upside WR3 at this point.

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