How Many Games Will Sammy Watkins Play in 2019?

How Many Games Will Sammy Watkins Play in 2019?

How many of you remember "Fragile Fred" Taylor? In his first four seasons, he played 15, 10, 13, and 2 games and gained a reputation for being injury-prone. But he was fabulous when on the field: in his 1st three years, from 1998 to 2000, only Emmitt Smith scored more TDs among RBs than Taylor's 32 – and it took Smith 9 more games to do it. Taylor was 4th among backs in fantasy points per game (FP/G, point per reception scoring) in those three seasons, behind only Marshall Faulk, Edgerrin James, and Mike Anderson. But his 2001 season sealed his reputation when he injured his groin after 2 games and missed the rest of the year. Consequently, a lot of fantasy owners took him off their draft boards, or at least heavily downgraded him.

Those owners tended to miss out on his 2002-2004 seasons when he played all but 2 games and ranked 14th in FP/G in that span. In an odd twis...

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Mike Horn
Statistical Analyst

Mike, our resident stat head, has been playing fantasy football for over 15 years and high-stakes leagues for over a decade.  He joined the Fantasy Guru staff in 2005.