Quez Watkins

Pittsburgh Steelers
Wide Receiver #16
Pittsburgh Steelers
Wide Receiver #16

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Quez Watkins Signing Deal With Steelers

Free-agent wide receiver Quez Watkins is signing with the Pittsburgh Steelers, according to ESPN's Jeremy Fowler. The 25-year-old was selected by the Philadelphia Eagles in the sixth round of the 2020 NFL Draft, but he has not made much of an impact playing behind star wideouts A.J. Brown and DeVonta Smith over the last two seasons. However, he adds a much-needed element of speed to the Steelers' wide receiver room, and he can be utilized as a field-stretcher for Russell Wilson in 2024. Watkins has just 98 receptions for 1,249 yards and six touchdowns through his first 49 NFL games. Expect him to serve as the team's WR3 or WR4 this season. Although Diontae Johnson was traded to the Carolina Panthers, the Steelers will likely heavily target the wideout spot in next month's NFL Draft.

Mar 25, 2024 5:01 PM EST

Quez Watkins Comes Up Short In Wild Card Round

Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Quez Watkins caught three of four targets for 12 yards during the team's 9-32 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The 25-year-old was not able to do much, even with the absence of A.J. Brown (knee) and the early exit of Julio Jones (concussion). DeVonta Smith accounted for 148 of the 250 receiving yards Monday night and remained the only competent fantasy wide receiver for the Eagles not named Brown. After an underwhelming 2022, Watkins ended 2023 with just 15 receptions and could be looking for a new home this offseason. He is no longer a hold in Dynasty fantasy formats.

Jan 16, 2024 10:41 AM EST

Quez Watkins Could Have An Increased Role Against Buccaneers

Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Quez Watkins will go on the road to take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the first round of the NFL playoffs. The 25-year-old saw heavy usage against the New York Giants last week, with DeVonta Smith missing the game due to an ankle injury and A.J. Brown (knee) exiting early. Watkins now has the chance to suit up as the No. 2 option behind Smith in the Eagles most important game of the season if Brown is ruled out for Monday night. Tampa Bay is a great matchup, as the Buccaneers allowed the ninth-most fantasy points to wide receivers in 2023. Watkins will be a great value pick in DFS if Brown is inactive, but he has been incredibly boom or bust in the past, so tread carefully.

Jan 12, 2024 8:49 PM EST

Quez Watkins Leads Eagles In Receiving, Scores In Week 18

Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Quez Watkins caught eight of 11 targets for 93 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 10-27 blowout loss to the New York Giants. Philadelphia's offense was stagnant as ever, with DeVonta Smith (ankle) and D'Andre Swift (illness) ruled out to start the contest, but things got even worse when A.J. Brown (knee) went down early in the game. Jalen Hurts (finger) left after the score became out of reach, leaving Watkins the top target for backup Marcus Mariota. The 25-year-old put up solid numbers and scored the only touchdown of the game for Philadelphia. The status of Brown and Smith is entirely unknown at this point, so fantasy managers should keep an eye on Watkins heading into the Wild Card round of the playoffs.

Jan 7, 2024 7:48 PM EST

Quez Watkins Active For Week 12

Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Quez Watkins (hamstring) is officially active for Sunday's game against the Buffalo Bills. He was listed as questionable but was trending in the right direction after being activated from injured reserve on Saturday. The 25-year-old has appeared in just three games this season, catching four passes for 21 yards. Upon his return, Watkins should operate as the Eagles' No. 3 receiver behind A.J. Brown and DeVonta Smith. He remains off the fantasy radar in most leagues.

Nov 26, 2023 3:36 PM EST

Quez Watkins Activated From Injured Reserve

Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Quez Watkins (hamstring) has been activated off the injured reserve on Saturday. That is good news considering Watkins has been sidelined since mid-October due to a hamstring issue. Watkins has only played in three games, catching four of his five targets for 21 yards. It's worth noting that the Eagles did sign Julio Jones in the absence of Watkins. Jones figures to remain the third wideout behind A.J. Brown and DeVonta Smith in this offense. That being said, Watkins will probably end up fourth on the depth chart and get lost in the shuffle. Fantasy managers should look elsewhere for help heading into Week 12.

Nov 25, 2023 6:39 PM EST

Quez Watkins Tagged As Questionable For Week 12

Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Quez Watkins (hamstring) is listed as questionable for the Week 12 matchup against the Buffalo Bills. It's worth noting that Watkins is on the injured reserve, but had his practice window opened earlier this week. Fellow wideout Julio Jones has been removed from the injury report and appears to be healthy heading into this week. If healthy, Watkins is expected to battle Jones for snaps as the third wideout in this offense. It's tough to imagine either of them having a ton of fantasy value. A.J. Brown and DeVonta Smith remain the primary offensive focal points, so everyone else will likely just get the leftovers.

Nov 24, 2023 9:41 PM EST

Quez Watkins Designated For Return

The Philadelphia Eagles opened up wide receiver Quez Watkins' (hamstring) 21-day practice window on Wednesday. Watkins, who has been on the injured reserve list since Week 6, could play as soon as this Sunday, depending on his practice status leading up to Week 12. The 25-year-old wideout first suffered his hamstring issue in Week 2 before re-aggravating it in Week 5 and missing the next five games. Upon his return, he will likely split WR3 reps with veteran Julio Jones in Philadelphia's offense. So, Watkins is better left on waivers in fantasy and shouldn't see many opportunities when he does return.

Nov 23, 2023 12:33 AM EST

Eagles Place Quez Watkins On IR, Activate Nakobe Dean

Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Quez Watkins (hamstring) has been placed on injured reserve. It's been an injury-riddled start to the 2023 season for Watkins who left Week 2 early with a hamstring injury, missed the next two games, and returned last Sunday. It appears he has re-injured his hamstring, though, and will now miss at least four games. Olamide Zaccheaus should see more opportunities in the interim. As part of Saturday's roster moves, the Eagles also activated linebacker Nakobe Dean (foot) from injured reserve. The Georgia product logged seven tackles back in Week 1 and should provide a key boost to Philadelphia's defense.

Oct 15, 2023 10:06 AM EST

Quez Watkins Expected To Be Out This Week

Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Quez Watkins (hamstring) is dealing with a hamstring injury that is still being evaluated and he's expected to miss the Week 6 contest versus the New York Jets, according to a source. In three games played so far in 2023, Watkins has only four receptions on his five targets for 21 yards and no touchdowns, so he's well off the fantasy radar in the vast majority of leagues. The 25-year-old returned from his hamstring injury in the Week 5 win over the Los Angeles Rams last weekend and caught two of his three targets for only four yards. He can't seem to get past his hamstring injury and could be forced to miss more time beyond Week 6. Olamide Zaccheaus will have a bigger role this Sunday against the Jets with Watkins likely out.

Oct 13, 2023 2:06 PM EST

Quez Watkins Ready To Return In Week 5

Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Quez Watkins (hamstring) put in a full practice on Wednesday. Watkins hasn't played in the last two games for the Eagles, but it looks like he'll be ready to roll this Sunday in Los Angeles when the team takes on the Rams. With Watkins sidelined the last two weeks, Olamide Zaccheaus served as the No. 3 wideout behind A.J. Brown and DeVonta Smith and caught three passes for 69 yards and a touchdowns. The return of the 25-year-old Watkins will push Zaccheaus back to the sidelines more often. In the first two games of the year, Watkins only caught two passes for 17 yards on two targets, so he isn't a realistic option for starting lineups in fantasy.

Oct 5, 2023 11:27 AM EST

Quez Watkins Still Not Practicing

Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Quez Watkins (hamstring) was listed as a non-participant on Wednesday's estimated injury report, per ESPN. The 25-year-old left Week 2's Thursday night game versus the Minnesota Vikings with a hamstring injury and hasn't been able to practice ever since. Until he gets back on the field to some degree, it's fair to consider Watkins on the wrong side of questionable for Week 4's divisional tilt with the Washington Commanders. Olamide Zaccheaus, who came free for a 34-yard touchdown catch during Week 3's Monday Night Football, would join three-receiver sets once again if Watkins is not able to play. Neither of which belong in fantasy conversations due to Philadelphia's concentrated passing attack toward A.J. Brown, DeVonta Smith, and Dallas Goedert.

Sep 28, 2023 12:50 AM EST

Quez Watkins Injured Thursday Night

Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Quez Watkins (hamstring) suffered a hamstring injury in the Thursday night game against the Minnesota Vikings and was ruled out for the rest of the game. Watkins was hurt in the first half and was seen jogging on the sidelines, but the Eagles opted to hold him out for the remainder of the contest early in the year. The 25-year-old wasn't targeted at all before getting injured and had just two receptions for 17 yards in the Week 1 win over the New England Patriots, so he's clearly off the fantasy radar for the time being. If Watkins is unable to play in Week 3 against the Los Angeles Chargers, Olamide Zaccheaus will have a bigger role in the slot for the Eagles as they look to go 3-0.

Sep 14, 2023 11:12 PM EST

Ahead in No. 3 WR competition?

Watkins is having a solid training camp and still seems to be the Eagles' No. 3 receiver, according to Dave Zangaro of NBC Sports Philadelphia.

Aug 2, 2023 9:04 AM EST

Impresses at OTAs

Coach Nick Sirianni singled out Watkins on Friday as a player that's stood out during OTAs, Dave Zangaro of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.

Jun 8, 2023 9:35 AM EST

Still valued by Eagles

Speaking Thursday, Eagles GM Howie Roseman said "nobody in this building is down on" Watkins following Philadelphia's signing of Olamide Zaccheaus, according to Dave Zangaro of NBC Sports Philadelphia.

Apr 20, 2023 12:34 PM EST

Zero catches

Watkins failed to pull in his lone target in Sunday's 20-10 loss to the Saints.

Jan 3, 2023 12:10 PM EST

Quiet in loss

Watkins caught one of five targets for 19 yards in Saturday's 40-34 loss to the Cowboys.

Dec 26, 2022 8:42 PM EST

Four catches and two carries

Watkins pulled in four of six targets for six yards and carried the ball twice for four yards in Sunday's 25-20 victory over Chicago.

Dec 19, 2022 7:07 PM EST

Puts in full practice

Watkins (shoulder) was a full participant in Thursday's practice.

Dec 15, 2022 2:06 PM EST