Green Bay Packers wide receiver Christian Watson will take on the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday night in Week 13. The second-year receiver has got back on track over the past two weeks, finding the end zone twice and tallying 115 yards on seven receptions. Last week, Watson nearly reached 100 yards and led the team in receiving yards. Quarterback Jordan Love is finally starting to click with the former first-round pick, but the duo will have a tough time against the Kansas City secondary this weekend. The Chiefs allow the seventh-fewest fantasy points per game to the wide receiver position and the fifth-fewest yards. Watson will need to find the end zone again and try to break off a big run to make fantasy managers happy in Week 13. If the matchup were better, the 24-year-old would be in the WR2 conversation, but against the Chiefs, consider Watson a WR3.
Dec 1, 2023 8:34 PM EST
Green Bay Packers wide receiver Christian Watson caught five of seven targets for 94 yards and a touchdown during the team's 29-22 win over the Detroit Lions. After struggling for weeks, the second-year receiver finally got back on track against the struggling Detroit pass defense and found the end zone for the second week in a row. Watson's biggest play was a 16-yard touchdown reception late in the third quarter that put the Packers up by 15. Jayden Reed caught a touchdown in this game as well and led the team in targets, but Watson was able to be more involved than Romeo Doubs and was much more effective. While fantasy managers should have more confidence in the former first-round pick moving forward, they will need to keep their expectations in check next week when the Packers host the Kansas City Chiefs.
Nov 23, 2023 6:58 PM EST
Green Bay Packers wide receiver Christian Watson will go on the road to take on the Detroit Lions on Thanksgiving in Week 12. The second-year receiver was finally able to find the end zone last weekend but still caught just two passes for a gain of just 21 yards. Watson has not cleared 40 yards gained since Week 5 and has done so just once all year. Jayden Reed (chest) and Romeo Doubs have been the top targets for quarterback Jordan Love, and the ball is being spread around the offense so much that Watson is struggling to produce for fantasy managers every week, no matter the matchup. Detroit has struggled to stop opposing passing attacks as of late and has allowed the 10th-most fantasy points per game to wide receivers. Even with the great matchup, Watson can be considered nothing more than a risky flex option in Week 12.
Nov 22, 2023 4:59 PM EST
Green Bay Packers wide receiver Christian Watson (shoulder) was upgraded to a full practice participant on Tuesday after the team listed him as limited on Monday's estimated injury report. The Packers seem unlikely to be with rookie tight end Luke Musgrave (abdomen) for Thanksgiving on Thursday against the Detroit Lions, so Watson could see a much-needed target boost in Week 12. The 24-year-old scored only his second touchdown in seven games in the Week 11 win over the Los Angeles Chargers, but it came on just two catches for 21 yards. Watson hasn't had more than three catches in a game in 2023 and has gone over 37 yards receiving just once. He'll most likely remain a boom/bust WR4/flex option for fantasy managers.
Nov 21, 2023 5:13 PM EST
Green Bay Packers wide receiver Christian Watson caught two of four targets for 21 yards and a touchdown, adding one carry for a one-yard gain during the team's 23-20 over the Los Angeles Chargers. The second-year receiver has not delivered as the top-tier passing option for the Packers as most of us thought he would. Jayden Reed, Romeo Doubs, Dontayvion Wicks, and Luke Musgrave all had more targets than Watson Sunday, with the trio of receivers all out-gaining the 24-year-old by a wide margin. The ball is being spread around this offense, and it is limiting Watson for fantasy purposes. Quarterback Jordan Love had his best passing performance of the season on Sunday, so do not expect the formula to change come Week 12. Even in a plus matchup against the Detroit Lions, Watson remains a boom-or-bust low-end flex option.
Nov 19, 2023 9:27 PM EST
Green Bay Packers wide receiver Christian Watson will take on the visiting Los Angeles Chargers in Week 11. The second-year receiver has been limited in practice with multiple injuries, with a shoulder injury being the main designation this past week. He enters the weekend off the final injury report and is good to go for Sunday. Watson has had a horrible four-game stretch, totaling eight receptions for 120 scoreless yards. Romeo Doubs and Jayden Reed have been much better both for fantasy and on the field, looking like true compliments for quarterback Jordan Love. The matchup this week against Los Angeles is great, but fantasy managers will have a hard time putting the 24-year-old back into their lineups after the past month. The Chargers allow the fifth-most fantasy points per game to wide receivers and were just torched by Amon-Ra St. Brown of the Lions last week. With that said Watson remains more of a risky flex option rather than a WR2 heading into the weekend.
Nov 17, 2023 8:18 PM EST
Green Bay Packers wide receiver Christian Watson (shoulder) was limited in Thursday's practice session for the second straight day this week. Watson doesn't appear to be dealing with a serious injury, but he could still end up picking up a questionable tag heading into the Week 11 contest on Sunday against the visiting Los Angeles Chargers. The 24-year-old will have a great chance to turn things around this weekend against the soft Chargers defense if he plays this week. Watson had seven touchdowns in a four-game span in his rookie season in 2022, but he's been a dud in his sophomore campaign so far with only 14 catches for 236 yards and one touchdown in six games. He missed the first three games of the year due to a hamstring injury. Until he shows signs of life, Watson has become a hard-to-trust WR4/flex in fantasy.
Nov 16, 2023 11:24 PM EST
Green Bay Packers wide receiver Christian Watson (shoulder) was limited in practice on Wednesday as his team began preparations to face the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 11. Watson initially injured his chest and back in Week 9 but the shoulder injury is a new ailment for the 24-year-old wideout. His participation in practice on Thursday and Friday will be a good clue as to whether he will be able to take the field against the Chargers in Week 11. If Watson doesn't end up playing, it would open up more work for Romeo Doubs, Jayden Reed, and Dontayvion Wicks this weekend.
Nov 15, 2023 9:25 PM EST
Green Bay Packers wide receiver Christian Watson caught two of seven targets for 23 yards during the team's 19-23 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers. It completes an abysmal four-week stretch for the second-year receiver, who has not cleared 40 yards or caught more than three passes since the Packers' Week 6 bye. This was a matchup that fantasy managers were targeting, as Pittsburgh has been terrible against fantasy wide receivers, but Jayden Reed and Romeo Doubs were the ones to catch touchdowns and lead the passing attack in Week 10. Watson led the team in targets but was Green Bay's most ineffective receiver on the field. Even with a solid matchup against the Los Angeles Chargers on the schedule for Week 11, fantasy managers will be hard-pressed to throw him back into their lineups.
Nov 12, 2023 6:28 PM EST
Green Bay Packers wide receiver Christian Watson will go on the road to take on the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 10. The 24-year-old has just seven receptions over the past three weeks and has not found the end zone since returning from injury back in Week 4. The Packers' passing attack has not only been subpar at best but the ball has been spread around to multiple weapons, capping the fantasy ceiling of the second-year receiver. Last week's two-target performance was the lowest of the season for Watson, but this matchup against the Steelers could be a bounce-back spot for the No. 1 receiver. Pittsburgh allows the fifth-most fantasy points per game to wide receivers and is susceptible to the big play, giving up an average of 14.7 yards per reception. It is tough to stick with Watson after an absolutely abysmal return over the past three weeks, but he is still in WR2 territory this week due to the matchup.
Nov 10, 2023 9:49 AM EST
Green Bay Packers wide receiver Christian Watson (chest/back/concussion) is participating in practice on Wednesday. The second-year wideout exited the Week 9 win over the Los Angeles Rams in the fourth quarter with a chest and back injury. He was also being evaluated for a concussion. However, his early-week practice participation indicates that his injury is not as serious as it seemed initially. However, he remains a shaky flex option for Week 10, even in a favorable matchup with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Watson has played in just five games this season and has failed to surpass 40 yards receiving in four of those five contests. Consider him a boom-or-bust flex consideration in Week 10 lineups if he suits up.
Nov 8, 2023 2:27 PM EST
Green Bay Packers head coach Matt LaFleur said that wide receiver Christian Watson (back, chest) avoided a concussion in the Week 9 win over the Los Angeles Rams and also doesn't have any concerns with his back or chest, which were injured during an outstretched catch on Sunday. The Packers are still monitoring Watson closely, but he looks to have avoided a serious injury and should have a chance to play in Week 10 against the Pittsburgh Steelers. The 24-year-old second-year wideout caught just one pass in Week 9 for a 37-yard gain. He got a late start to the 2023 campaign due to a hamstring injury and has been a major disappointment in his sophomore season after he found the end zone seven times in 14 games in his rookie season. So far through five games this year, he has just 12 receptions for 213 yards and one score on 26 targets in a low-scoring and inconsistent offense led by quarterback Jordan Love.
Nov 6, 2023 5:42 PM EST
Green Bay Packers wide receiver Christian Watson suffered chest, back, and head injuries during Sunday's win over the Los Angeles Rams. He entered the locker room late in the fourth quarter to be evaluated for a concussion, leaving more opportunities for fellow receivers Romeo Doubs and Jayden Reed. Watson finished the day with just one catch for 37 yards, signifying yet another frustrating week for the 24-year-old and his fantasy managers. Given the fact that he's dealing with three separate injuries, his status for Week 10 against the Steelers is certainly up in the air. Fantasy managers should look out for further updates on Watson over the next few days.
Nov 5, 2023 4:07 PM EST
Green Bay Packers wide receiver Christian Watson will take on the Los Angeles Rams in Week 9. The 24-year-old has been quiet the past two weeks and has struggled to get anything going with quarterback Jordan Love in 2023. Even in a plus matchup last weekend against the Minnesota Vikings secondary, Watson caught just three passes for 33 yards. Now, the second-year receiver has to go up against a Rams defense that allows the 10th-fewest fantasy points per game to wide receivers and has given up just four touchdowns, tied for the third-fewest in the league. Watson is still a player who can be in lineups as a flex option due to his explosiveness, but his ceiling seems to be capped this week. Adjust your expectations if you need to start the former first-rounder this weekend.
Nov 3, 2023 9:28 PM EST
Green Bay Packers wide receiver Christian Watson caught three of eight targets for 33 yards during the team's 10-24 loss to the Minnesota Vikings. The second-year receiver finished second in target total on Sunday behind only teammate Romeo Doubs but could not do much with them. Quarterback Jordan Love's accuracy issues affect the entire Green Bay receiving corps, with none being highly fantasy-relevant unless they find the end zone. With so many mouths to feed and the Packers struggling to get into scoring range, the fantasy upside of the former first-round pick is capped at the moment. Watson will be considered a risky flex option next week against the Los Angeles Rams.
Oct 29, 2023 6:22 PM EST
Green Bay Packers wide receiver Christian Watson will take on the Minnesota Vikings in Week 8. The 24-year-old caught just three passes for 27 yards against the lowly Denver defense last week and appeared to suffer a knee injury in the closing moments of the game. However, Watson logged full practice participation on Wednesday and is not on the injury report heading into the weekend. The matchup against Minnesota can not get much better. The Vikings allow the seventh-most fantasy points per game to the wide receiver position and have given up the most receptions. Watson has dealt with plenty of injury issues through his first two years in the league, but he has a great matchup Sunday and is capable of producing top-15 numbers if he can find the end zone.
Oct 27, 2023 9:28 PM EST
Green Bay Packers wide receiver Christian Watson (knee) practiced fully on Wednesday. Watson appeared to injure his knee late in Green Bay's Week 7 loss to the Denver Broncos, sparking concern for the oft-injured second-year wideout. His ability to take part in practice fully on Wednesday is a good sign that he must have only tweaked his right knee in the game. Watson should be fine for a Week 8 matchup against the Minnesota Vikings, provided he doesn't suffer any mid-week setbacks.
Oct 25, 2023 9:46 PM EST
Green Bay Packers wide receiver Christian Watson (knee), who injured his right knee late in the Week 7 loss to the Denver Broncos on Sunday, said on Monday that tests on his knee came back clean. It means that Watson could have a chance to play in Week 8 against the Minnesota Viking. "I'm just trying to get the initial pain and stuff out of there, and I think I'll be good to go," Watson said. We'll have a better idea of the second-year wideout's Week 8 status once the Packers begin practicing on Wednesday. It's concerning because the 24-year-old had surgery on the same knee last June. Watson didn't make his 2023 debut until Week 4 due to a hamstring injury. He has just eight catches for 143 yards and one TD on the year. If he's unable to play in Week 8, Romeo Doubs and rookies Jayden Reed and Dontayvion Wicks could be busy, especially if Musgrave (ankle) is also out.
Oct 23, 2023 10:53 PM EST
Green Bay Packers wide receiver Christian Watson (knee) caught three of five targets for 27 yards during the team's 17-19 loss to the Denver Broncos. The Packers' entire offense did little to nothing in the first half, while teammates Romeo Doubs and Jayden Reed caught the two touchdown passes thrown by quarterback Jordan Love in the second half. The second-year receiver's right knee is even more concerning than the stat line, as he was taken off the field, grabbing it near the end of the game right before Love threw a game-ending interception. There is no official news to report at this time, but stay tuned Monday for more information. Doubs and Reed would be in line to fill in once again as the top two receivers if Watson misses any time and would be decent flex options against the Minnesota Vikings next week.
Oct 22, 2023 9:12 PM EST
Green Bay Packers wide receiver Christian Watson will go on the road to take on the Denver Broncos in Week 7. The 24-year-old made his season debut in Week 4 against Detroit and has either found the end zone or gone for over 90 receiving yards in each game since. Coming fresh off the bye week, Watson will look to capitalize on a terrible Denver defense that has had trouble stopping any skill position in 2023. The Broncos are currently ranked middle of the pack against fantasy wide receivers in points per game allowed but are tied for the third-most touchdowns given up to the position. Watson should be considered a solid WR2 in Week 7 with top 15 upside if he can find the end zone.
Oct 20, 2023 8:13 PM EST