Here We Go Again with Sammy Watkins?

May 17, 2016

Sammy Watkins
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Buffalo Bills wide receiver Sammy Watkins is loaded with talent and has blazing speed. He also has battled numerous injuries in two seasons.
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His rookie season was frustrating. While he did well enough, especially considering he was catching passes from the likes of EJ Manuel and Kyle Orton, he just didn’t stack up to his rookie counterparts. Watkins finished with 982 yards and six touchdowns. Meanwhile Odell Beckham (1,305 yards, 12 touchdowns), Mike Evans (1,051 yards, 12 touchdowns), Kelvin Benjamin (1,008 yards, 9 TDs) and Jordan Matthews (872 yards, 8 TDs) proved to be more better fantasy options.
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Watkins took a step forward last year with 1,047 yards and nine touchdowns, but he missed three games. The Bills got much better QB play from Tyrod Taylor. This looked like a breakout year for Watkins.
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Unfortunately break is the operative word. Watkins underwent surgery recently for broken bones in his foot. Anytime someone that relies on their speed has issues with their wheels, there is a great cause for concern. We are hearing that he should not miss any action. Time will tell how the recovery goes. I have him currently ranked inside the top 20 wide receivers for 2016, but I am definitely keeping my eye on him.

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