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Sammy Watkins Is Carving Out Consistency in the NFL’s Most Explosive Offense

The Chiefs are the highest scoring offense in football, putting up 118 points through 3 games. The offense spreads out touches like no other team in football, so the majority of KC’s skill players are having strong starts. That includes recent signee Sammy Watkins, who’s 34th among WRs in PPR scoring in 2018. Watkins has had a role in the offense, both through the air and on the ground (51 yards on 3 carries) and caught his first TD as a Chief on Sunday against San Francisco. 

His outlook wasn’t particularly bright as recently as late August, but Watkins has been a pleasant surprise in Kansas City’s firepower offense. With Patrick Mahomes‘ success throwing the ball, the Chiefs top 4 fantasy scorers are all pass-catchers, with Watkins at 4 followed by Kareem Hunt‘s disappointing start. The team committed $30 million in guaranteed money over 3 years to bring Watkins in, and they seem committed to providing him a consistent workload.

Now all this being said, we know what tends to happen to Andy Reid’s Chiefs: September goes great, they’re looking like contenders, and once the weather cools off so does the scoring. In 2017 they averaged 31 points per game in September; this number dropped to 28.6 in October and plummeted to 12 in November. Watkins is currently a strong WR3/Flex option even with a primetime matchup in Denver coming up, and as long as KC’s offense stays hot, so will he.

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