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News: 21 hours agoWatkins posted four catches (on six targets) for 39 yards and one touchdown during Sunday's 20-19 loss at Pittsburgh.
Spin: Watkins wasn't even targeted until the Ravens' first offensive play of the second half, and three of his receptions occurred on the team's final possession, including a six-yard score with 12 seconds remaining. Per usual, he's produced mostly misses in his nine appearances this season, with zero TDs prior to Sunday and just two outings with more than 50 yards. Watkins is no better than third in the passing game pecking order in Baltimore behind Mark Andrews and Marquise Brown, which often isn't reliable in a run-heavy scheme.
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.