News: 2 days agoWatkins had four catches for 44 yards on seven targets Sunday against the Chiefs.
Spin: The veteran played 91 percent of the snaps against his former team, and though he was not efficient with his targets, Watkins still made plays when needed. His reception at the end of the first half helped set up a field goal and he also made a 19-yard reception. Watkins' target count has been encouraging thus far, as he has 15 through two games, which is one behind the team lead. Watkins and the Ravens will hit the road to face the Lions in Week 3.
ESPN Fantasy Projection: Watkins signed with the Ravens after three underwhelming seasons (at least from a fantasy perspective) with the Chiefs. Injuries were the primary culprit, as Watkins missed 14 regular-season games, including at least two all three years, but he also didn't do much when active. In 34 regular-season games, Watkins reached 15 fantasy points five times -- and those five games accounted for 40% of his point total of 341 during the three seasons. Watkins is now 28 years old and hasn't posted a top-40 fantasy season since 2015 (he's never finished a season better than 20th). He was already a poor fantasy option in pass-heavy Kansas City, so despite a possible starting gig, a move to run-heavy Baltimore doesn't help his prospects. Watkins is worth a look only in very deep non-PPR leagues.