Justin Watson
Justin Watson
24-Year-Old Wide ReceiverWR
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
2020 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Justin Watson in 2020. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
RANKS
$Signed a four-year, $2.76 million contract with the Buccaneers in May of 2018.
Buried on depth chart most of '20
WRTampa Bay Buccaneers
February 9, 2021
Watson finished the 2020 regular season with seven receptions (11 targets) for 94 yards and compiled 19 yards on two kickoff returns across 11 games. He also logged 17 snaps but no statistics during the NFC Championship Game win over the Packers.
ANALYSIS
The season started off encouragingly enough for Watson, considering the talent in front of him on the wideout depth chart. The third-year pro accumulated all of his stats from scrimmage for the campaign during the first three games, logging over 50 snaps in two of those contests while Chris Godwin battled multiple injuries. However, opportunity largely dried up for Watson once Antonio Brown was brought aboard in late October. How much of an uphill battle Watson faces for a roster spot this summer largely hinges on the status of Godwin and Brown, who are both slated for unrestricted free agency when the new league year begins in mid-March.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Justin Watson's 2020 advanced stats compare to other wide receivers?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
Air Yards Per Game
9.8
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.68
 
% Team Air Yards
2.0%
 
% Team Targets
1.8%
 
Avg Depth of Target
9.8 Yds
 
Catch Rate
63.6%
 
Drop Rate
9.1%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
2.9
 
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Snap Distribution / Depth Chart
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Receiving Alignment Breakdown
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2020 Justin Watson Split Stats
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Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Justin Watson
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102 days ago
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Sunday Night Football DFS Breakdown: Saints vs. Buccaneers
112 days ago
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Hidden Stat Line: Targets, Routes & Snaps from Week 8
116 days ago
Is A.J. Brown the No. 1 receiver in Tennessee, or might it be Corey Davis? Perhaps the answer is both, which leaves nothing but scraps for the team's other pass catchers.
Monday Night Football DFS Breakdown: Buccaneers vs. Giants
118 days ago
The Buccaneers are heavily favored on the road against the Giants on Monday night, and RotoWire's Andrew Laird figures Tom Brady will be very popular on DraftKings and FanDuel.
Past Fantasy Outlooks
2019
2018
The 2018 fifth-round pick saw minimal action in his rookie season, but that could change significantly in 2019. Adam Humphries, who logged a career-high 105 targets in 2018, is now in Tennessee, which leaves Watson with a potential clear path to a fairly sizable role in a new pass-centric offense. The Penn product is a much stouter candidate than Humphries for potential slot work, checking in at 6-3, 215 pounds. Moreover, Watson boasts 4.4 speed, so his route tree and overall utility in Bruce Arians' system could be quite diverse. However, dampening his prospects to an extent are the many mouths to feed on offense - Mike Evans, Chris Godwin, Breshad Perriman and O.J. Howard, at a minimum, will all peg in ahead of him on the pass-catching hierarchy to open the season.
As an Ivy League receiver with fifth-round slotting, Watson's fantasy prospects as a rookie may be dismissed at first glance. However, Watson has the potential to be an exception to the rule, with a college resume that includes 286 receptions, 3,777 receiving yards and 33 touchdowns lending credence to that notion. Impressive measurables that include a 6-3, 215-pound frame, 4.44 speed and a 40-inch vertical certainly don't hurt his chances for success either, but as an unproven asset at the NFL level, Watson will have to make a strong case in training camp and the preseason. If he does nab a spot on the final roster, Watson conceivably could put a dent into Adam Humphries' opportunities, but it's extremely difficult to envision him climbing any higher than No. 4 on the depth chart. Moreover, with the Bucs already boasting an impressive array of pass-catching options ahead of him, Watson's value should be almost exclusively limited to keeper and dynasty formats.
More Fantasy News
Healthy scratch for Week 15
WRTampa Bay Buccaneers
Coach's Decision
December 20, 2020
Watson (coach's decision) is listed as inactive for Sunday's game against the Falcons.
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Gets return opportunity in loss
WRTampa Bay Buccaneers
November 30, 2020
Watson did not see a target on his one snap during the Buccaneers' 27-24 loss to the Chiefs on Sunday, but he did return one kickoff for six yards.
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Sticks to special teams Monday
WRTampa Bay Buccaneers
November 24, 2020
Watson didn't play a snap on offense in Monday's 27-24 loss to the Rams.
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Primarily limited to special teams
WRTampa Bay Buccaneers
November 16, 2020
Watson did not log any statistics over four snaps from scrimmage during Sunday's 46-23 win over the Panthers on Sunday.
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Healthy scratch Week 9
WRTampa Bay Buccaneers
Coach's Decision
November 8, 2020
Watson (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday night's game against the Saints.
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