Sammy Watkins

Sammy Watkins

Sammy Watkins Player Overview

For the 1st time in 3 years, Watkins didn't lose a game to injury in 2017. He left Week 3 early with a concussion, but returned for the contest following that Thursday-nighter. Watkins dealt with no reported issues stemming from his April 2016 foot fracture that required a new set of screws in January 2017. Watkins saw a diminished role with the Rams but matched his previous yardage rates and exceeded his top TD rate. Now he hits a Chiefs offense that saw TE Travis Kelce and WR Tyreek Hill as the only 2 with 100+ targets last year.


Chance of Injury in 2018: question mark 59.4%
Chance of Injury per Game: question mark 5.5%
Projected Games missed for 2018: question mark 2.5
Durability: question mark 3

High Risk


Sammy Watkins Injury History

Date League Injury Details
Sep 21, 2017 NFL Head Cranial Concussion Grade 1 Watkins departed in Week 3 but returned for Week 4.
Jan 1, 2017 NFL Pedal Foot Fracture Watkins had 2 screws inserted into his previously fractured and repaired left foot, following multiple recovery setbacks.
Sep 20, 2016 NFL Pedal Foot Watkins missed Week 3 and then landed on IR -- designated to return -- after a teammate stepped on his surgically repaired left foot in a walkthrough. He missed 8 games, returning in Week 12.
Apr 13, 2016 NFL Pedal Foot Fracture Watkins fractured his left foot in an April workout training and needed a screw inserted.
Oct 18, 2015 NFL Pedal Ankle Sprain/Pull Unspecified Grade 1 Watkins sprained his left ankle on a TD reception in Week 6 and missed the next 2 games.
Sep 27, 2015 NFL Leg Calf Strain Watkins suffered a reportedly "mild" strain to his left calf against the Dolphins in Week 3 but did miss 2 games.
Aug 17, 2015 NFL Thigh Glute Strain Watkins sat out the final 3 preseason games with a glute injury.
Nov 30, 2014 NFL Inguinal Hip Tear Watkins had minor surgery after the season to fix a slight tear in the labrum in his hip. The injury cost him no game time.
Nov 5, 2014 NFL Inguinal Groin Pull Grade 1 Watkins had a minor groin pull in practice coming out of the Week 9 bye that did not cost him any playing time.
Aug 28, 2014 NFL Chest Rib Bruise Watkins aggravated a previous rib bruise and left the preseason game against the Steelers.
Aug 16, 2014 NFL Chest Rib Bruise The rookie missed 1 preseason game after sustaining a rib bruise in the 3rd preseason game.
Dec 31, 2012 Non-NFL Pedal Ankle Sprain/Pull Unspecified Grade 1 The Clemson star WR was knocked out of the Chick-fil-A Bowl against LSU on the second play of the game with a right ankle sprain.
Nov 12, 2011 Non-NFL Shoulder A/C Joint Sprain Watkins missed 1 game after spraining his right shoulder against Wake Forest in November.