Sell High Alert: Sammy Watkins is Expected to Be Out Through 11/7 and Projected to Be the #60 WR the Rest of the Season

REST OF SEASON OUTLOOK AND POSITION RANK

You can expect Sammy Watkins to be a good bench player who will start in certain weeks the rest of the season. His 54 projected fantasy points puts him at #60 behind Keelan Cole and ahead of John Brown. He is expected to be out through 11/7 which impacts his rest of season ranking. He has averaged 6.18 fantasy points in his past 33 games, which is slightly less than our projected per game average. His projected per game average is 6.8 fantasy points. His rank based on avg proj (#58) is better than his rank based on total fantasy points. He is slightly more valuable in PPR leagues where he is the #58 ranked wide receiver. He is overrated if you compare his ownership based rank with his projection rank. At 59%, he is the #54 most highly owned wide receiver. Sammy Watkins is expected to come up short of this season-to-date's #54 fantasy position rank.

REST OF SEASON WR RANKPROJECTIONFANTASY STATS SINCE 2019
#58 Cole Beasley (75% OWN)56 FP, 7 per game118 FP, 15 gp, 7.9 per game (#42)
#59 Keelan Cole (30% OWN)55 FP, 6.1 per game55 FP, 12 gp, 4.6 per game (#81)
#60 Sammy Watkins (59% OWN)54 FP, 6.8 per game86 FP, 13 gp, 6.7 per game (#56)
#61 John Brown (67% OWN)54 FP, 6.7 per game150 FP, 15 gp, 10 per game (#19)
#62 Golden Tate (33% OWN)53 FP, 6.6 per game103 FP, 11 gp, 9.4 per game (#31)

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SIT EM ALERT: SAMMY WATKINS PROJECTED FOR FEWER FPS THAN N`KEAL HARRY IN WEEK 9

Sammy Watkins is projected for 5.2 fantasy points in week 9 which ranks him a the #63 projected wide receiver for the week and a starter for most fantasy teams. He is listed as questionable which lowers his projection. This is projected to be a below average week with fewer fantasy points than he is projected to average the rest of the season. He is ranked above Cordarrelle Patterson but behind N`Keal Harry. His rest of season rank is slightly better than his week 9 rank. His rank is slightly better in PPR leagues (#62 WR).

WEEK 9 WR RANKPROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#61 Marquez Valdes-Scantling (28% OWN)5.4 FP (5% ST)5.1 FP
#62 N`Keal Harry (20% OWN)5.3 FP (1% ST)4.68 FP
#63 Sammy Watkins (59% OWN)5.2 FP (3% ST)6.8 FP
#64 Cordarrelle Patterson (7% OWN)5.2 FP (1% ST)5.7 FP
#65 Damiere Byrd (2% OWN)5.2 FP4.57 FP

SAMMY WATKINS IS A BAD DFS VALUE ON FANDUEL AT $5.5K AND DRAFTKINGS AT $4.6K

He is projected for 6.8 FanDuel points and 8.7 points on DraftKings. Based on the player pool average points per dollar he is coming up -$1491 short of $5.5K on FanDuel and -$1089 short of $4.6K on DraftKings. There should be much better options (see below). Barring a significant lineup change consider him a daily fantasy player to fade. Below are how he ranks based on projected fantasy points on both DFS platforms. Look for players with more FPs at lower salaries.

FANDUEL WEEK (WR) 10 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#61 N`Keal Harry6.9 FD Points$5500
#62 Damiere Byrd6.9 FD Points$5200
#63 Sammy Watkins6.8 FD Points$5500
#64 Marquez Valdes-Scantling6.8 FD Points$5100
#65 Danny Amendola6.8 FD Points$5300
DRAFTKINGS WEEK (WR) 10 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#47 Michael Gallup8.9 DK Points$4000
#48 Danny Amendola8.7 DK Points$3700
#49 Sammy Watkins8.7 DK Points$4600
#50 Anthony Miller8.7 DK Points$4000
#51 T.Y. Hilton8.6 DK Points$4600

FANTASY PROJECTIONS AND ACTUAL STATS

The tables below show projected stats (totals and averages) for the rest of the season and current week. Also included are actual stats from the current and last season.

SAMMY WATKINSFPPPRTARRECYDTDRUSHYD
Rest of 2020548748.032.64002.413.5
-- Per Game (8 Proj)6.810.96.04.150.00.301.69
Week 9 vs CAR5.28.44.73.2360.262.00
2020 Season11719512678985329
-- Per Game (20 GP)5.99.86.33.949.20.151.45
2019 to 2020155242137871183629
-- Per Game (21 GP)7.411.56.54.156.30.291.38