Sammy Watkins Injury Update Gives Him Great Fantasy Outlook If Active Against Colts

Jason Schandl
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Sammy Watkins has been a frustrating player for fantasy football owners this season, exploding for three TDs in Week 1 before barely averaging 10 PPR points per game over the last three weeks. Then he was ruled questionable with a hamstring injury after being limited in Week 5's Friday practice. He is expected to play though, and this could be a bounce-back spot for Watkins.

Is Sammy Watkins Playing Today?

Watkins will continue to serve as the Kansas City Chiefs' lead wideout with Tyreek Hill already ruled out due to the clavicle injury that has sidelined him since Week 1.

While Watkins' volume has fallen off a bit recently, he's still been on the field for 95.4 percent of the Chiefs' offensive snaps this season. No other KC WR has played more than 84.4 percent. His 38 targets are also five more than second most on the team (Travis Kelce) and 17 more than any other WR.

With a favorable matchup against the Colts, the Chiefs' offense is still the top fantasy football unit in the NFL, and Watkins continues to carry huge upside with Patrick Mahomes throwing him the ball.

Recent disappointment or not, if Watkins suits up you're going to want him in your fantasy lineup. With his still-solid volume and great matchup on Sunday night, he sits at WR19 in our Week 5 fantasy football rankings.

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