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Jan 7, 2024 0 0 0 0
Dec 31, 2023 0 0 0 0
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Dec 17, 2023 0 0 0 0
Dec 11, 2023 0 0 0 0
Player Outlook
Watson's speed combined with his large size and huge catch radius makes his Fantasy profile desirable, but he could be limited by how accurate Jordan Love is in the Packers' retooled offense. Watson caught just three of four targets from Love in 2022 but turned one of them, a short slant off play-action, into a 63-yard catch-and-run touchdown. Those other two receptions went for at least 15 yards each, a promising result even if as a small sample size. Ultimately, Watson is assumed to be the top target-getter in this offense, and even if the quality of targets he'll get isn't like what it was last year, he should still have some jaw-dropping plays. At least, we better hope so: Four of his seven touchdowns as a rookie came on throws of 14 or more Air Yards, tied for ninth-most among WRs. Expect Watson to go between 40th and 50th overall in all leagues.

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2023 28 422 15.07 5 11 2.75 717.9
2022 41 611 14.90 7 80 11.43 1148.1
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Fantasy News

  • Packers' Christian Watson: To undergo offseason testing

    Watson said Monday that he plans to undergo offseason medical testing to determine why he's battled recurring hamstring injuries in his NFL career, Ryan Wood of USA Today reports. Watson missed the last five games of the regular season due to a hamstring injury, and though he managed to return for Green Bay's two playoff games, he was ineffective in those contests. His efforts culminated in securing one catch for 11 yards on two targets during Saturday's loss to the 49ers in the divisional round. It's worth noting that Watson also missed the first three games of the 2023 campaign due to a hamstring issue and that he was nicked up for a substantial portion of the year even while suiting up. resulting in a disappointing 28-422-5 line on 53 targets across nine appearances before the postseason. If Watson is able to gain some information this offseason that helps him avoid future soft-tissue injuries, it would certainly help boost his prospects heading into Year 3.
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  • Packers' Christian Watson: Set to play Saturday

    Watson (hamstring) doesn't have an injury designation for Saturday's divisional-round contest at San Francisco, Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports. Watson put an end to a five-game absence this past Sunday at Dallas due to a strained right hamstring, but the Packers contained him to 23 of 56 offensive snaps. The result was one catch for nine yards, while fellow wide receiver Romeo Doubs (6-151-1 on six targets) dominated the attention of quarterback Jordan Love. Watson was listed as limited on Tuesday's practice estimate before having his reps capped at Wednesday's walkthrough, but the activity was enough for Green Bay to clear him to suit up again this weekend.
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  • Packers' Christian Watson: Limited session Wednesday

    Watson (hamstring) was listed as a limited participant in Wednesday's walk-through practice. Watson returned for Green Bay's wild-card win over Dallas after missing the final five games of the regular season, though he played only 41 percent of his team's snaps on offense and was targeted just once. While the limited workload likely was related to his prolonged absence, the Packers' impressive depth at wide receiver may also have been a factor. As such, Watson is no lock to return to his pre-injury role even if he continues to practice and avoid setbacks ahead of Saturday's divisional-round game in San Francisco.
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  • Packers' Christian Watson: Limited to begin week

    The Packers listed Watson (hamstring) as a limited participant on Tuesday's practice estimate, Matt Schneidman of The Athletic reports. A hamstring injury caused Watson to miss five straight games prior to his return in Green Bay's wild-card victory over the Cowboys. He finished the contest with one reception for nine yards on his only target. Given his lengthy absence, it is unsurprising to see the Packers exercising caution with Watson early in the week. The second-year pass catcher might need to upgrade to full participation before the practice week is out before he'll be a viable fantasy option in Saturday's clash with the 49ers.
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  • Packers' Christian Watson: One catch in wild-card round win

    Watson (hamstring) caught his lone target for nine yards in Sunday's 48-32 wild-card round win over the Cowboys. Watson barely saw any involvement in the blowout win, as Romeo Doubs produced a career-high 151 receiving yards and caught one of Jordan Love's three touchdown passes, which were complemented by a trio of Aaron Jones touchdown runs. While Watson's hamstring injury probably won't keep him out of the divisional round in San Francisco, the injury still appears to be hampering the second-year wideout's effectiveness.
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  • Packers' Christian Watson: Suiting up Sunday

    Watson (hamstring) is listed as active for Sunday's wild-card game at Dallas. Watson thus will return to action for the first time since Week 13, when he strained his right hamstring near the end of a win over the Chiefs. It's fair to wonder how many snaps he'll be able to handle Sunday after being listed as limited on all three Packers injury reports this week, but the 2022 second-rounder will be in the mix for passes from quarterback Jordan Love alongside wide receivers Romeo Doubs, Jayden Reed, Dontayvion Wicks and Bo Melton. In the nine contests that he was available for prior to sustaining his injury, Watson recorded a 28-422-5 receiving line on 53 targets.
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  • Packers' Christian Watson: Questionable for wild-card round

    Coach Matt LaFleur said Friday that Watson (hamstring) will be listed as questionable for Sunday's wild-card game at Dallas, Ryan Wood of USA Today reports. After managing a limited walkthrough Wednesday and a capped practice Thursday, Watson will enter the weekend with a chance to return to action. He hasn't suited up since suffering a right hamstring strain Week 13 against the Chiefs, and if he's unable to attain active status Sunday, the Packers otherwise will have the rest of their regular wide receivers available to the offense, with Romeo Doubs (chest) avoiding a game-day designation.
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  • Packers' Christian Watson: Stays limited at practice

    Watson (hamstring) practiced on a limited basis Thursday. For a second consecutive week, Watson has opened it with limited sessions on both occasions. However, he capped Week 18 prep with a DNP at Friday's practice, which was followed by a fifth absence in a row this past Sunday against the Bears. As such, Watson's listing this Friday could be telling for his potential to play for the first time since straining his right hamstring Week 13 versus the Chiefs. The Packers have fewer question marks at wide receiver this week, as only Romeo Doubs (chest) -- aside from Watson -- has endured practice limitations as the team gears up for Sunday's wild-card game in Dallas.
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  • Packers' Christian Watson: Sitting out again Sunday

    Watson (hamstring) is inactive for Sunday's contest versus the Bears, Mike Spofford of the Packers' official site reports. After straining his right hamstring Week 13 against the Chiefs, Watson was held out of every practice for the next four weeks. He logged as many consecutive absences on game day as a result, but his presence on the practice field as limited Wednesday and Thursday before getting a rest day Friday opened the door for his return to action. That won't come to pass for Watson, though, leaving Romeo Doubs, Jayden Reed (chest), Dontayvion Wicks (chest), Bo Melton and Malik Heath as the Packers' available wide receivers Week 18. The team will need to reach the postseason in order for Watson to have a chance to play again before Week 1 of the 2024 campaign.
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  • Packers' Christian Watson: Questionable for Week 18

    Watson (hamstring) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Bears, Ryan Wood of USA Today reports. Coach Matt LaFleur downplayed Watson's absence from Friday's practice, telling reporters that the Packers "felt like (Watson) had two good days of practice and wanted to give him today off ," per Matt Schneidman of The Athletic. The team listed Watson as a limited participant Wednesday and Thursday, following four straight weeks of missed practices and games. He may end up a game-time decision heading into the 4:25 p.m. ET kickoff this Sunday.
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  • Packers' Christian Watson: Not at practice

    Watson (hamstring) isn't practicing Friday, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports. This may (or may not) be indicative of a setback, after the Packers listed Watson as a limited practice participant Wednesday and Thursday. The wideout suggested Wednesday that he expects to play Sunday against the Bears, and coach Matt LaFleur also made fairly optimistic comments.
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  • Packers' Christian Watson: Another limited practice

    Packers head coach Matt LaFleur said Watson (hamstring) was a limited participant in Thursday's practice, Ryan Wood of USA Today reports. Watson isn't yet in the clear for Sunday's regular-season finale versus the Bears, but he's put himself in a good position to end his four-game absence this weekend after practicing in a limited fashion Wednesday and Thursday. With a wild-card spot on the line in Week 18, quarterback Jordan Love could have close to his full complement of offensive weapons available. In addition to Watson, fellow wideouts Jayden Reed (chest) and Dontayvion Wicks (chest), tight end Luke Musgrave (kidney) and running back Aaron Jones (knee/finger) have also opened the week by practicing as either limited or full participants and seem to be trending toward playing Sunday.
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  • Packers' Christian Watson: Back at practice Wednesday

    Watson (hamstring) returned to practice Wednesday, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports. Watson is set to take part in his first notable on-field work since straining his right hamstring late in a Week 13 win over the Chiefs. At the time of the injury, he had put together his most productive stretch of the season, accumulating 14 catches (on 20 targets) for 186 yards and four touchdowns and three carries for 16 yards from Weeks 11 through 13. Jayden Reed (chest) and Dontayvion Wicks (chest/ankle) joined Watson in drills Wednesday, but it remains to be seen how the Packers list the trio of wide receivers' practice participation on their first Week 18 injury report.
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  • Packers' Christian Watson: Unlikely to play

    Watson (hamstring) isn't practicing Friday and isn't likely to play Sunday against the Vikings, Matt Schneidman of The Athletic reports. Coach Matt LaFleur said Watson and fellow wideout Dontayvion Wicks (chest/ankle) would need to practice Friday in order to play Sunday. Neither is doing so, but slot man Jayden Reed (toe/chest) at least seems to have a shot to make it back after missing Week 16.
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  • Packers' Christian Watson: Missing third straight game

    Watson (hamstring) is listed as inactive Sunday in Carolina, Mike Spofford of the Packers' official site reports. Watson hasn't practiced since straining his right hamstring in the last few minutes of a Week 13 win against the Chiefs. He showed some progress in his recovery by donning a helmet and cleats while taking part in Friday's team stretch. In the end, though, Watson's doubtful listing on the Packers' final Week 16 injury report forecast the likelihood of a third consecutive absence Sunday. He'll now turn his focus to next Sunday night's road matchup with the Vikings.
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  • Packers' Christian Watson: Doubtful to play this week

    Watson (hamstring) is doubtful for Sunday's game at Carolina, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports. The Packers aren't completely shutting the door, but multiple beat reporters have suggested that Watson's appearance on the practice field Friday was likely a test run for next week rather than being indicative of a legitimate effort to play this Sunday against the Panthers. It also isn't clear how much Watson did during Friday's practice, if anything, as the session was closed to media after warmups and stretches. Dontayvion Wicks (ankle) likely will fill in at wideout again this Sunday if he's able to play after being listed as questionable, with Watson then potentially returning Week 17 (at Minnesota) or Week 18 (vs. Chicago).
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  • Packers' Christian Watson: No practice again Thursday

    Watson (hamstring) was a non-participant at Thursday's practice, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports. Watson has yet to mix into drills since straining his right hamstring near the end of a Week 13 win against the Chiefs. With just one session to do so ahead of Sunday's game at Carolina, he appears to be trending in the wrong direction to return to action this weekend. Fellow wide receiver Jayden Reed (toe/chest) also didn't practice Thursday, leaving Romeo Doubs, Dontayvion Wicks (ankle), Malik Heath and Samori Toure as the other mostly healthy wide receivers on the Packers' active roster.
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  • Packers' Christian Watson: Not practicing

    Watson (hamstring) isn't practicing Wednesday, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports. Watson missed practice the past two weeks and appears to be in danger of sitting out a third straight game when the Packers face the Panthers this Sunday. Fellow wide receiver Jayden Reed also was held out of Wednesday's practice after suffering a toe injury during the Packers' loss to Tampa Bay this past Sunday.
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  • Packers' Christian Watson: Dealing with hamstring issue

    Coach Matt LaFleur relayed Monday that the Packers expect to know more about Watson's right hamstring injury Tuesday, Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports. The report indicates that Watson will probably undergo tests to determine the extent of his injury, but on the plus side, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com noted that the wideout "did seem to be moving better (Monday) during a brief sighting in the locker room." Prior to suffering his injury in Sunday's 27-19 win over the Chiefs, Watson caught seven of his nine targets for 71 yards and two TDs while adding two carries for 15 yards.
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  • Packers' Christian Watson: Comes up big in Thanksgiving win

    Watson caught five of seven targets for 94 yards and a touchdown in Thursday's 29-22 win over the Lions. The second-year wideout looked as healthy as he's been all season and produced new season highs in catches and receiving yards, capping his performance with a 16-yard TD from Jordan Love late in the third quarter for Green Bay's final points of the day. Watson has gotten into the end zone in back-to-back games, but he could have a hard time extending that streak in Week 13 against a stingy Kansas City secondary.
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