Quez Watkins

Philadelphia Eagles
Wide Receiver #16
Philadelphia Eagles
Wide Receiver #16

Quez Watkins News

Zero catches

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

Analysis: In a difficult game for the Eagles' offense, top wideouts DeVonta Smith and A.J. Brown still got their share of action, combining for 13 of the team's 18 catches and 212 of the team's 274 receiving yards. That left little for the rest of the team's receiving options like Watkins, who's now gone without a catch five times this season.

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.

Analysis: Operating as the Eagles' No. 3 receiver, Watkins was unable to contribute much on offense. Both A.J. Brown and DeVonta Smith, however, were focal points of Philadelphia's aerial attack. Though his 72 percent offensive snap share was his largest of the past four games, Watkins involvement in the Eagles' offense remains difficult to trust each week. Watkins will look to be more involved when the Eagles host the Saints in Week 17.

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.

Analysis: Watkins set a season high in touches but gained just 10 total yards on the day. With A.J. Brown and DeVonta smith combining for 307 receiving yards, there wasn't much to go around for anybody else. If the Eagles clinch the top seed in the NFC East and rest their starters for the final week or two of the season, however, Watkins could become a much larger part of the game plan.

Dec 19, 2022 7:07 PM EST

Puts in full practice

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

Analysis: Watkins initially picked up the shoulder injury during the Eagles' Week 13 win over the Titans, but it didn't stop him from playing in this past Sunday's victory over the Giants. He was on the field for 45 percent of the Eagles' offensive snaps in the 48-22 triumph, finishing with four receptions for 19 yards on five targets. Though Watkins will be available this weekend in Chicago, he could lose out on a target or two if star tight end Dallas Goedert (shoulder) is cleared to return from injured reserve before Sunday, as is anticipated.

Dec 15, 2022 2:06 PM EST

Limited in practice Wednesday

Watkins was a limited practice participant Wednesday due to a shoulder injury.

Analysis: Watkins injured the shoulder against Tennessee two weeks ago and played through it last Sunday's win over the Giants, drawing five targets on 30 snaps and catching four for 19 yards in less than ideal weather. He was a limited practice participant Wednesday and Thursday of last week before the Eagles removed his injury designation Friday, so if that same pattern unfolds this week then he should again be in store for his usual slot-heavy role this Sunday at Chicago.

Dec 14, 2022 1:34 PM EST

Four catches in win

Watkins brought in four of five targets for 19 yards in the Eagles' 48-22 win over the Giants on Sunday.

Analysis: Watkins play his usual complementary role behind A.J. Brown and DeVonta Smith, tying the former for second in receptions. The third-year wideout has at least enjoyed a steady role in the last six games, producing a 20-227-2 line in that span. Watkins could enjoy a solid role once again in a Week 15 road battle versus the Bears.

Dec 11, 2022 5:38 PM EST

Good to go for Sunday

Watkins (shoulder) doesn't have an injury designation for Sunday's game against the Giants.

Analysis: A limited participant in the Eagles' first two practices of Week 14 due to an AC joint sprain in his left shoulder, Watkins was able to put in a full workout Friday to erase any concern about his availability heading into Sunday. He should once again serve as the Eagles' No. 3 receiver, a role that has afforded him more looks in the passing game in the absence of top tight end Dallas Goedert (shoulder), who will miss his fourth straight game Sunday. Over the Eagles' past three contests, Watkins has put together a 10-103-2 receiving line on 13 targets.

Dec 9, 2022 1:31 PM EST

Another limited showing

Watkins (shoulder) practiced in a limited fashion Thursday.

Analysis: After departing this past Sunday's win against the Titans, Watkins eventually was diagnosed with an AC joint sprain in his left shoulder, which has capped his practice reps so far this week. Per Jeff McLane of The Philadelphia Inquirer, Watkins was seen taking on punt-return reps at Thursday's session, something that he hasn't been asked to do as a pro. In any case, Friday's injury report will unveil whether or not Watkins goes into the weekend with a designation for Sunday's road game versus the Giants.

Dec 8, 2022 1:50 PM EST

Listed as limited Wednesday

Watkins (shoulder) was listed as limited following Wednesday's walkthrough practice.

Analysis: Watkins was forced out this past Sunday against the Titans at the tail end of the third quarter and eventually was diagnosed with an AC joint sprain in his left shoulder. He was slated for an MRI on Monday, the results of which aren't known, but he at least would have been able to begin this week with a capped session, if the Eagles had held practice. In the end, Watkins will have two more chances to get back to full before the team potentially hands him a designation for Sunday's contest at the Giants.

Dec 7, 2022 1:05 PM EST

Slated for MRI

Watkins will undergo an MRI on Monday after he suffered an AC joint sprain during Sunday's win over the Titans, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Watkins hurt his left shoulder near the end of the third quarter Sunday but doesn't expect to miss significant time after receiving his initial diagnosis. A better idea of his status should come into focus once the results of his MRI are known, but Zach Pascal will likely see an increased role if Watkins misses any games.

Dec 4, 2022 7:32 PM EST

Injures shoulder Sunday

Watkins exited Sunday's game against the Titans due to a shoulder injury.

Analysis: At the end of a trick play near the end of the third quarter that officially amount to a three-yard catch for Watkins, he was favoring his left shoulder and promptly went to the locker room. If he's unable to return, he'll finish Week 13 with five catches (on six targets) for 37 yards. Zach Pascal and Britain Covey are the next wide receivers up for the Eagles behind the top duo of A.J. Brown and DeVonta Smith.

Dec 4, 2022 12:43 PM EST

Could role increase sans Goedert

Watkins could be in line for an increased role Sunday against the Packers while the Eagles are without top tight end Dallas Goedert (shoulder) for a second consecutive game, James Palmer of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: Watkins is the Eagles' No. 3 wide receiver behind A.J. Brown and DeVonta Smith, but Palmer posits that he's a more likely candidate to help fill Goedert's vacated target volume than the three players Philadelphia has available at tight end (Jack Stoll, Grant Calcaterra and Tyree Jackson). In the Week 11 win over the Colts, the tight-end trio combined for one target across 67 offensive snaps in a game that quarterback Jalen Hurts tied his season low with just 25 pass attempts. Hurts' lack of pass attempts didn't bring much volume for Watkins either, but the young wideout at least secured both of his targets and gained 31 yards, including a key 22-yard touchdown grab in the fourth quarter. Brown and Smith are still expected to rank far and away as the Eagles' top receiving threats while Goedert is on injured reserve, but Watkins looks as though he'll be the clear No. 3 option in the passing game for the time being and should have a higher floor in fantasy as a result.

Nov 27, 2022 7:42 AM EST

Reaches end zone

Watkins caught both of his targets for 31 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's narrow victory over the Colts.

Analysis: Watkins' 22-yard score early in the fourth quarter brought the Eagles to within three points. He's played a larger part of the offense recently, averaging 45.3 yards on 2.7 catches over the past three games after averaging 12.6 yards on 0.9 catchers over the first seven games, but his stronger recent numbers still aren't enough to make him a reliable fantasy option. Even with Dallas Goedert (shoulder) out, the Eagles still ran most of their passing game through A.J. Brown and DeVonta Smith, who received a combined 16 of the team's 23 targets.

Nov 22, 2022 7:56 AM EST

Leads team in receiving yards

Watkins caught all four of his targets for 80 yards in Monday's loss to the Commanders.

Analysis: Watkins had averaged a mere one catch per game through the first nine weeks, but he made a much bigger impact this time around, setting season highs in both catches and yards. There could be more targets to go around in the coming weeks with Dallas Goedert out indefinitely with a shoulder injury, though it's still hard to get too excited about Watkins, who has just 17 targets on the year.

Nov 15, 2022 4:32 PM EST

Catches two passes

Watkins caught both of his targets for 25 yards in Thursday's win over the Texans.

Analysis: Watkins remains the Eagles' clear third wide receiver, as his 35 offensive snaps easily beat fourth wideout Zach Pascal's 20. Filling that role for an undefeated team hasn't led to much fantasy value, however, as he's averaging just a single catch per game and has reached the end zone just once all year.

Nov 4, 2022 1:27 PM EST

One catch for zero yards

Watkins pulled in his lone target in Sunday's win against the Cowboys, gaining zero yards.

Analysis: Watkins continues to see the field frequently, with his 42 offensive snaps marking the fifth time he's seen the field at least 40 times through the first six weeks. That playing time isn't being converted into production, however, as he had nearly as minimal an impact as possible on Sunday's box score. He continues to average one catch per game on the year.

Oct 17, 2022 4:28 PM EST

Sets season high with three catches

Watkins pulled in three of his four targets for 19 yards in Sunday's win over Arizona.

Analysis: The line wasn't a particularly impressive one, but both Watkins' targets and receptions represented season highs. He continues to see the field for plenty of snaps, averaging 39.8 per game, but the Eagles haven't shown any interest in spreading the ball beyond their primary weapons. Watkins is tied for fifth on the team in targets but is averaging just 1.6 per game, leaving him with minimal fantasy appeal.

Oct 10, 2022 4:49 PM EST

No catches again in Week 4

Watkins failed to pull in his lone target Sunday against the Jaguars.

Analysis: Watkins played a season-high 46 offensive snaps, but he again didn't play much of a role in the game plan. He's now gone without a catch in three out of four games this season. A.J. Brown and DeVonta Smith continue to hog nearly all of the wideout targets, and it will likely take an injury to at least one of them for Watkins to have meaningful fantasy appeal.

Oct 3, 2022 5:16 PM EST

Zero catches in Week 3

Watkins was targeted just once and did not record a reception in Sunday's Week 3 win over Washington.

Analysis: Watkins overcame an illness to see the field for 33 snaps, but Jalen Hurts rarely looked his way. Eagles wideouts not named A.J. Brown or DeVonta Smith have combined for just five catches on nine targets through three games this season, so it doesn't seem like there's room for Watkins in the game plan as long as the team's top dogs remain healthy.

Sep 26, 2022 3:52 PM EST

Good to go

Watkins (illness) doesn't have an injury designation for Sunday's game at Washington.

Analysis: Watkins struck gold Monday night with a 53-yard TD in the win over Minnesota, but while he's proven himself more than capable as a No. 3 receiver, the Eagles simply don't have much reason to prioritize him in their offense. He should be efficient on a per-target basis while continuing to see limited volume in a passing attack dominated by the three-headed monster of A.J. Brown, DeVonta Smith and Dallas Goedert. The long TD on Monday accounts for half of Watkins' targets this year.

Sep 23, 2022 1:27 PM EST

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