Once the fourth overall pick in the NFL Draft, Sammy Watkins never quite lived up to the hype in Buffalo or Los Angeles. He dealt with injuries in Buffalo and underutilization with the Rams, and as such, Watkins eclipsed 1,000 receiving yards just once in his first four years.
For the second time in two years. Watkins enters a new offense loaded with pass catchers. While Tyreek Hill, Travis Kelce, and Kareem Hunt will all demand targets, Watkins retains the lowest standard-league average draft position (ADP) of the group at 6.06, per Fantasy Football Calculator.
Likely to command targets of his own, Watkins may present the best value inKansas City for 2018.
With Alex Smith (surprisingly) leading the NFL in deep passing a year ago, the Chiefs should transition seamlessly to former air-raid passer Patrick Mahomes. Per Pro Football Focus, both Watkins and Hill succeeded deep down the field in 2017. However, Watkins has provided a more consistent deep threat throughout his career based on average depth of target.
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