Justin Watson
Justin Watson
24-Year-Old Wide ReceiverWR
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
2019 Fantasy Outlook
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. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a four-year, $2.76 million contract with the Buccaneers in May of 2018.
Bypassed on offense
WRTampa Bay Buccaneers
October 16, 2019
Watson has logged a total of just four snaps on offense over the last two games despite No. 3 receiver Breshad Perriman (hamstring) being inactive for both contests.
Watson saw both rookie Scott Miller and the just-released Bobo Wilson leapfrog him over that pair of contests, and team up to fill Perriman's shoes in the offense. With Wilson now out of the equation, there's presumably a chance for Watson to finally log some appreciable playing time from scrimmage in Week 8 against the Titans, especially if the rumors surrounding a possible Perriman release also come to fruition.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Justin Watson's 2019 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.
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Receiving Alignment Breakdown
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2019 Justin Watson Split Stats
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2018 Fantasy Outlook
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.
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Records first reception of season
WRTampa Bay Buccaneers
September 29, 2019
Watson secured his only target for 13 yards in the Buccaneers' 55-40 win over the Rams on Sunday.
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Snaps from scrimmage limited
WRTampa Bay Buccaneers
September 13, 2019
Watson was not targeted in the Buccaneers' 20-14 win over the Panthers on Thursday and played just two snaps from scrimmage during the contest.
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Two more catches in preseason win
WRTampa Bay Buccaneers
August 24, 2019
Watson brought in both of his targets for 21 yards in the Buccaneers' 13-12 preseason win over the Browns on Friday.
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Pair of grabs in second exhibition
WRTampa Bay Buccaneers
August 18, 2019
Watson brought in two of six targets for 22 yards in the Buccaneers' 16-14 preseason win over the Dolphins on Friday.
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Solid showing in preseason opener
WRTampa Bay Buccaneers
August 10, 2019
Watson brought in four of seven targets for 37 yards in the Buccaneers' 30-28 preseason loss to the Steelers on Friday.
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