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Sammy Watkins 2017 Fantasy Projection And Ranking

Sammy Watkins Bio & Career Stats

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Jersey:
Position: Wide Receiver
Career: 3 Years
Height: 6-1
Weight: 205
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Additional Bio Information

Birth Date: ,
Birth Place: Fort Myers, FL
High School: South Fort Myers HS [FL]
College: Clemson
Drafted: 2014 Buffalo Bills (Round: 1 #4)

Wide Receiver Rankings:
<< Dez Bryant    Brandin Cooks >>
Position Projections:
QB | RB | WR | TE | K | Draft Kit Index

  * Average Games Played the Previous 3 Years
  ** Player Missed More than 8 Games the Previous Season Due to Injury
Sammy Watkins 2017 Fantasy Projection
2017 Pts 2017 Avg Depth Chart *Avg Games Played 2016 Avg 2016 Fantasy Ranking 2016 Consistency
53.83 5.77 1 10.00 4.19 55 --
2017 Bye Week Team Change Head Coach Change **Coming Off Injury Depth Chart Change Higher Fantasy Avg then League Harder Schedule in 2017 Better Defenses in 2017 Better Pass Defenses in 2017 Better Against Sub 500 Teams
6 No Yes Yes No Yes Yes No No No
Sammy Watkins Previous Years Stats
YearTeamGmsRecsRec YdsRec TdsPass YdsPass TdsRush YdsRush TdsFGsXPsFan PtsFan Pts Avg
2016 Bills828430200000033.504.19
2015 Bills126010479001000106.458.87
2014 Bills1665982600800085.905.37
Sammy Watkins 2017 Fantasy Analysis
Career Synopsis:
Sammy Watkins has beaten his fantasy projection 2 out of 3 years, but he was below his projection last year. His best fantasy WR ranking was #15 in 2015.
Fantasy Trends:
Watkins fell below his previous year fantasy game average last year.
Player Consistency:
, and he was ranked the 248th most consistent player overall.
Career Experience Outlook:
Watkins is entering his 4th year in the NFL. Over the past 15 years, on average, WRs in their 4th year have seen an increase in fantasy pts per game of 0.12 from their 3rd year.
Position Outlook:
Throughout his career Watkins has averaged 2.11 fantasy pts per game more than the league WR average. The average fantasy pts per game by WRs in 2016 was 3.97.
Depth Chart Change:
No Change in Depth Chart. Coming off an Injury.
Player Turnover:
Based on prior performance, a change in roster skilled positions projects a lower fantasy average of (0.355) pts per game for Watkins. At the Running Back/Full Back position: Jerome Felton (2016 Avg: .38 Pts/Game) has left the team and Patrick DiMarco (2016 Avg: 1.23 Pts/Game) has been added to the starting lineup. At the Wide Receiver position: Robert Woods (2016 Avg: 2.87 Pts/Game) has left the team and Zay Jones has been added to the starting lineup. Along the Offenisve Line: Jordan Mills and Ryan Groy are no longer starting, Garrison Sanborn has left the team and Eric Wood and Dion Dawkins have been added to the starting lineup. At the Kicker position: Dan Carpenter (2016 Avg: 6.06 Pts/Game) has left the team and Steven Hauschka (2016 Avg: 8.00 Pts/Game) has been added to the starting lineup.
Schedule Difficulty:
Based on the winning percentage of the teams on the schedule Watkins plays this year (109 - 83 - 1 0.568%) will be more difficult compared to the teams on the schedule from last season (94 - 113 - 3 0.454%), and last season's teams gave up more points (4,811) compared to this season's teams (4,408) so this could mean less fantasy points.
Performance Against Sub 500 Teams:
Watkins surprisingly had a higher fantasy avg (6.61 pts/game) against winning teams last year compared to teams with a losing record (1.76 pts/game), so with a more difficult schedule for the upcoming season it could be an indication of a higher fantasy average.
Defenses:
From a defensive standpoint, Watkins faced defenses that were stronger last year (Avg. Total Yards Against Ranking: 15.00 - 6 Top 10 Defenses and 2 Top 5 Defenses) compared to the upcoming season (Avg. Total Yards Against Ranking: 20.42 - 2 Top 10 Defenses and 1 Top 5 Defense), and this season's teams gave up more passing yards (248 yds/game including 1 Top 10 Defense and 2 Top 5 Defenses) compared to last season's teams (236 yds/game including 5 Top 10 Defenses and 2 Top 5 Defenses).

In Season Trends:
Throughout his career Watkins has been a slow starter, but has had his best 4 game stretch during the second quarter of the year (9.21 pts per game), followed by the 4th quarter (6.53 pts per game), 3rd quarter (5.74 pts per game) and 1st quarter (4.49 pts per game). His best weekly fantasy average has been in week 16 (9.22 pts per game), week 12 (8.55 pts per game) and week 14 (8.40 pts per game), and his worst weekly average has been in week 10 (1.03 pts per game), week 3 (1.45 pts per game) and week 1 (1.85 pts per game).
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