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Sammy Watkins Injury Update is Great News for Chiefs Ahead of Super Bowl 55

Jason Schandl
Sammy Watkins' injury update is great news for the Chiefs ahead of their 2021 Super Bowl 55 matchup against the Bucs.
Sammy Watkins' injury update is great news for the Chiefs ahead of their 2021 Super Bowl 55 matchup against the Bucs. / Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images
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Sammy Watkins didn't have a major impact during the 2019 regular season, but he came alive in the playoffs with a combined 14 receptions for 288 yards across three postseason contests.

He hasn't been able to make a similar impact in these playoffs, as he's been out since Week 16 with a calf injury, but all signs point to a return in Super Bowl LV.

Sammy Watkins Injury Update

Ending what will be a six-week absence due to a calf injury, Watkins is expected to suit up for the Chiefs against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the Super Bowl.

The two-week break between the AFC Championship and Super Bowl gives Watkins plenty of time to get up to speed for the game.

Sammy Watkins Fantasy

Watkins played 10 games in the regular season, racking up just 421 yards and 2 touchdowns on 37 receptions. He was second among Chiefs wideouts in snaps in those games, and his presence will surely have an impact, but he remains an incredibly boom-or-bust fantasy option given that low volume he's seen.

Adding one more speedy weapon back into the arsenal for Andy Reid and Patrick Mahomes makes an already terrifying Chiefs offense that much more intimidating.

Super Bowl odds on FanDuel Sportsbook have KC favored by 3 points in a game with a 56.5-point over/under.


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Jason Schandl is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Jason Schandl also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username Jaymun. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in his articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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