Benjamin Watson news, rumors and stats

 

Benjamin Watson

Baltimore Ravens
Tight End

Ht: 6.3 | Wt: 255

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Week By Week

YearTmGRecRec YdsRec AvgRec TDRec 2ptRushRush YdsRush TDFum Lost
2004NEP12168.00000000
2005NEP3711115.86100000
2006NEP134964313.12300001
2007NEP123638910.816011100
2008NEP14222099.50200001
2009NEP162940413.93500000
2010CLE166876311.22301-100
2011CLE133741011.08200000
2012CLE164950110.22300000
2013NOS151922611.89200000
Average:3236712300100
Total:31836721227021002

Ravens | Benjamin Watson financials

Tue, 08 Mar 2016 15:14:22 -0800

New Orleans Saints impending free-agent TE Benjamin Watson will sign with the Baltimore Ravens Wednesday, March 9. It's a two-year deal worth $8 million.

Fantasy Tip: As stated earlier, Watson's value takes a decent hit in Baltimore. He's coming off a resurrection of a season last year, but he's no longer in the starting fantasy tight end conversation.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: NFL Network - Ian Rapoport

Ravens | Benjamin Watson heading to Baltimore

Tue, 08 Mar 2016 12:10:11 -0800

Updating a previous report, New Orleans Saints impending free-agent TE Benjamin Watson has agreed in principle to a deal with the Baltimore Ravens, according to a source. Details of the deal were not disclosed.

Fantasy Tip: Watson had a career year with the Saints in 2015, but that's about to drastically change in Baltimore. The Ravens spent a high pick on Maxx Williams recently, so they'll likely use Watson more as a blocker. That kills any fantasy value he really had.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Baltimore Sun - Jeff Zrebiec

Ravens | Benjamin Watson likely leaving Saints

Tue, 08 Mar 2016 12:05:10 -0800

New Orleans Saints impending free-agent TE Benjamin Watson is not expected to return to the Saints and should sign with the Baltimore Ravens, according to a source.

Fantasy Tip: Watson's fantasy value takes a hit with a move to Baltimore where he will be targeted by a mediocre Joe Flacco instead of an elite Drew Brees. Steve Smith and Kamar Aiken still figure to be the top two receiving threats for the Ravens. Watson should start, but Maxx Williams and Crockett Gillmore will see some playing time, too. Don't draft Watson as your starting fantasy tight end.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: NFL Network - Ian Rapoport

Ravens | Baltimore eyeing Benjamin Watson

Tue, 08 Mar 2016 10:53:36 -0800

The Baltimore Ravens are showing strong interest in New Orleans Saints impending free-agent TE Benjamin Watson, according to sources.

Fantasy Tip: Watson's fantasy value is highest if he remains in New Orleans with Drew Brees. The veteran tight end caught a career-high 74 passes for 825 yards and six touchdowns in 2015. He'd probably be more of a focal point in the offense in Baltimore, but he'd likely be nothing more than a fringe fantasy starting tight end with questions surrounding the rest of the Ravens receiving corps.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN - Dianna Marie Russini

Saints | Benjamin Watson likely to remain in NO

Fri, 04 Mar 2016 12:17:14 -0800

Impending free-agent TE Benjamin Watson (Saints) appears to be a good bet to return to the New Orleans Saints, according to a source.

Fantasy Tip: Watson had a career year in his age-35 season in 2015, finishing with 74 catches for 825 yards and six touchdowns. The 12-year veteran is among the best blockers in the league at his position, so he would be a sound investment for the Saints. Assuming he returns and New Orleans doesn't address the position further in the offseason, Watson should be considered a low-end TE1 in 2016.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Mike Triplett

Saints | Josh Hill still thought of highly

Tue, 16 Feb 2016 21:08:25 -0800

New Orleans Saints TE Josh Hill is still thought of very highly by team management despite the fact TE Benjamin Watson was brought in and stepped up to fill the void of TE Jimmy Graham, not Hill, in 2015. "Josh Hill is a guy that's been in our building a while now," general manager Mickey Loomis said Tuesday, Feb. 16. "He's got talent, he's been for a couple years, he's kind of been in the background behind (Graham) when he was here and (Benjamin) last year as well."

Fantasy Tip: Hill might eventually get his shot, although the GM said the same is also high on Jack Tabb, and could look outside of the organization for additional help at the position either via the draft or free agency. For now, Hill is only worth investigating for use in the deepest of fantasy formats heading into 2016.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Baton Rouge Advocate - Nick Underhill

Saints | Won't use franchise tag

Tue, 16 Feb 2016 09:53:44 -0800

The New Orleans Saints will not use their franchise tag this year. They don't have any premiere free agents that will require large deals. TE Benjamin Watson, RB Tim Hightower and S Rafael Bush may be priorities to re-sign. New Orleans may end up spending more to keep restricted free-agent RB Khiry Robinson and OG Tim Lelito.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Mike Triplett

Saints | Ben Watson wants to return

Mon, 25 Jan 2016 13:08:39 -0800

New Orleans Saints impending free-agent TE Benjamin Watson said he would love to stay in New Orleans, adding that he has had good talks with owner Mickey Loomis and head coach Sean Payton about re-signing.

Fantasy Tip: Watson was a valuable part of the Saints high-flying offense in 2015, posting career-highs in catches (74) and yards (825), and tied his career-high in touchdowns (6). Who knows if he'll be used as much as he was last season, if he does return, but keep him in your TE1 options heading into next season.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: New Orleans Times-Picayune - Christopher Dabe

Saints | Benjamin Watson to play Sunday

Sun, 27 Dec 2015 07:50:33 -0800

New Orleans Saints TE Benjamin Watson (knee) will play in Week 16's game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, according to multiple sources.

Fantasy Tip: Watson ($3,500, 7.0% of cap) did not practice at all during the week and was listed as questionable on the injury report. He has the seventh-most receiving yards (761) among all NFL tight ends this season and should be viewed as a productive means of cap relief in FantasyScore.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN - Adam Schefter

Saints | Benjamin Watson doesn't practice

Fri, 25 Dec 2015 18:52:44 -0800

New Orleans Saints TE Benjamin Watson (knee) didn't practice Friday, Dec. 25, and he is listed as questionable to face the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 16.

Fantasy Tip: Watson ($3,500, 7.0% of cap) doesn't have the highest ceiling, but he does rank seventh among tight ends in receiving yards this year. He is a reliable source of cap relief at FantasyScore.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Mike Triplett

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