Week 16 Mini-Report: WR Quez Watkins, PHI v. DAL
I went back through some of the ‘of interest’ game tape/performancesfrom Week 16, took scouting notes, and am sharing some of what I saw this gameweek – with an eye on Week 17 or long-term/Dynasty/2021.
I was hoping to see more work for Watkins after his Week 15 gamewith a season high 3 catches for 40 yards and a sweet catch-and-run TD.However, Watkins only played 12 snaps in this game (DeSean Jacksonreturning here didn’t help his cause) and had just two catches.
I was hoping to share some deeper news and notes here onWatkins, a continuation of his Week 15 success…but there wasn’t enough toreally dive deep into.
My notes on Watkins from Week 16:
1) He had a 43-yard catch in the game, his long for theseason. It wasn’t all that impressive – he went deep, Hurts scrambled out of troubleand bought all kinds of time and then heaved one deep to Watkins who had brokenaway from coverage (understandable for how long the CBs tried to hold/the time Hurtscreated).
The pass was underthrown, and Watkins came back to get itand was tackled pretty quickly after the deep connection. No magical play orroute running.
2) Two of his 3 targets were on the final series when thegame was way over, and the Eagles were just throwing every play down 20 with notmuch time left. He got a catch over-the-middle of a soft zone and then Hurtstries to hit him deep on an out-and-up, but he was blocked by the CB and theplay never really developed.
3) There was no ‘moment’ or anything here to get more or lessexcited about.
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