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News: 4 days agoWatkins (hamstring) won't play Sunday against the Chargers.
Spin: It remains to be seen if Watkins' hamstring will respond well enough for him to return to action Week 7, but in his absence this weekend, Jonas Shaffer of The Baltimore Sun relays that Rashod Bateman (groin) is expected to be activated from IR to help fill in, while Miles Boykin also could see an expanded role in the Ravens' Week 6 passing attack. Also in the team's WR mix this weekend behind Marquise Brown will be Devin Duvernay and James Proche.
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.