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What to do with Sammy Watkins in Week 1 fantasy football

We go over whether Sammy Watkins is worth starting in Week 1.

Sammy Watkins of the Kansas City Chiefs celebrates after making a play against the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl LIV at Hard Rock Stadium on February 02, 2020 in Miami, Florida. The Chiefs won the game 31-20. Photo by Focus on Sport/Getty Images

Game update: Sammy Watkins was solid in Week 1. He caught seven passes for 82 yards and a touchdown in the Chiefs 34-20 win.

Sammy Watkins has a clean bill of health ahead of his 2020 debut with the Kansas City Chiefs and has cleared the groin strain that gave him trouble in camp. He’s set to start alongside Tyreek Hill. He’s the least appealing starting pass catcher on his team from a fantasy perspective, but has tons of potential to explode on Thursday against the Houston Texans.

Fantasy Football Analysis: Chiefs WR Sammy Watkins

Watkins is a player who’s always good to have a monster performance out of nowhere. He caught three touchdowns in Week 1 of 2019 against the Jacksonville Jaguars and then went off again in the playoffs. There’s a ton of risk associated with Watkins, but his ceiling games can match up with any stud around. The addition of Clyde Edwards-Helaire could make him less of a priority on offense though.

Start/Sit Recommendation

Watkins isn’t worth playing as your top option at wide receiver, but is one of the better boom-or-bust plays to consider. Start him if you’re secure with the upside of your other wideouts.