Ben Watson, TE, Ravens
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2015 Outlook: Bye Week Fill-inLast updated on Dec-12-2015 by Shawn Childs
Week 14 DFS Update (12/12): Watson has 16 catches, 170 yards and a TD on 27 targets in his last four games. He scored his fourth TD (third at home) of the year last week against the Panthers. He has two 100-yard receiving games. Over his last seven games he has averaged 7.7 targets per game. In Week 2 with starter snaps against Tampa, he had two catches for 12 yards on four targets. The Bucs are league average in TE Fantasy defense, with two teams scoring over 25 Fantasy points (four TDs allowed to TEs - none in the last five games). Excellent catch rate (72.0), but his volume of chances (6.3) tends to fall below the top TEs in the game.
Week 13 DFS Update (12/5): Watson ranks 8th in TE scoring in PPR leagues despite delivering three straight short games (5/60, 3/19, and 4/53). His best two games (10/127/1 and 9/147/1) came at home. On the year he is averaging 6.1 targets per game, with three TDs and two 100-yard receiving games. In Week 3 Watson had four catches for 42 yards on four targets against the Panthers. Carolina is about league average in TE Fantasy defense (four TDs allowed). Watson plays better at home and the Saints may chase on the scoreboard.
Update (11/17): Watson has been better than Jimmy Graham this season. Let that sink in for a minute. It's unbelievable how well he's played. Despite a slow start, he has emerged as one of the best Fantasy TEs in the entire NFL. The other Big Ben has caught 46 passes for 551 yards and three touchdowns. He's seen 58 targets from Drew Brees. Currently, Watson ranks as the Fantasy TE7.
Ben will enter the 2015 season at age 34. Through his two seasons with the Saints, Watson has caught 39 passes for 462 yards and four TDs on 61 targets. Last year, Ben averaged only 6.8 yards per catch after blocking on 35.3 percent of his plays. By comparison, Hill blocked 32.1 percent of the time, and Graham was a blocker for just 4.9 percent of his snaps. Watson's role could expand slightly, but his days of having any Fantasy value have faded away.
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