New England Patriots
  • 6'3"
  • 251
  • 39
  • 16 years
  • Georgia
  • 2004 R1 O, None
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Historical Stats

Year Team Gms Plays Targets Catch Catch Yards YPC Catch TDs Car Rush Yards Rush TDs Fum Total Yards Total TDs 25+ Yd TDs 50+ Yard Gms 1+ TD Gms
2004 NE 1 4 4 2 16 8.0 0 0 0 0 0 16 0 0 0 0
2005 NE 14 56 56 29 441 15.2 4 0 0 0 1 441 4 0 2 3
2006 NE 13 91 91 49 643 13.1 3 0 0 0 1 643 3 0 7 3
2007 NE 12 50 49 36 389 10.8 6 1 11 0 0 400 6 0 1 5
2008 NE 14 47 47 22 209 9.5 2 0 0 0 1 209 2 0 1 2
2009 NE 16 41 41 29 404 13.9 5 0 0 0 0 404 5 0 2 4
2010 CLE 16 103 102 68 763 11.2 3 1 -1 0 0 762 3 0 7 3
2011 CLE 13 71 71 37 410 11.1 2 0 0 0 0 410 2 0 2 2
2012 CLE 16 82 82 49 501 10.2 3 0 0 0 0 501 3 0 3 2
2013 NO 15 30 30 19 226 11.9 2 0 0 0 0 226 2 0 1 2
2014 NO 16 31 31 20 136 6.8 2 0 0 0 0 136 2 0 0 2
2015 NO 16 110 110 74 825 11.1 6 0 0 0 1 825 6 0 7 6
2017 BAL 16 79 79 61 522 8.6 4 0 0 0 0 522 4 0 3 4
  Avg 14 60 60 38 420 10.9 3 0 1 0 0 421 3 0 3 3

Season To Date Statistics

Year Team Gms Plays Targets Catch Catch Yards YPC Catch TDs Car Rush Yards Rush TDs Fum Total Yards Total TDs 25+ Yd TDs 50+ Yard Gms 1+ TD Gms
2018 NO 16 46 46 35 400 11.4 2 0 0 0 0 400 2 0 2 2

Recent Player News

  • Posted: 5/26/2019 2:54pm ET

    New England Patriots TE Benjamin Watson said he will be suspended for the first four games of the 2019 season because he failed a drug test this offseason.

    Huddle Up: Watson probably will in line for the starting job but will now have to miss the first month of the season. He can still be a No. 2 tight end in some fantasy leagues. Austin Seferian-Jenkins could be the starter while Watson is out but is not a great fantasy option.

  • Posted: 5/9/2019 12:04pm ET

    Free-agent TE Benjamin Watson (Saints) reportedly agreed to terms with the New England Patriots - the team that made him a first-round pick in 2004 - one a one-year contract worth up to $3 million on Thursday, May 9, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

    Huddle Up: That escalated quickly. Reports surfaced this morning that Watson had decided to un-retire and visit New England, so it looks like it only took a few hours at most to hammer something out. Now 38 years old, Watson isn't going to set the world on fire and fill the void left behind by Rob Gronkowski, but he could give Austin Seferian-Jenkins a run for his money and be worth using a matchup-based play in fantasy this season.

  • Posted: 4/20/2019 4:38pm ET

    Free-agent TE Benjamin Watson (Saints) is considering a return in 2019, according to sources, after previously stating 2018 would be his last year. Watson, whose wife is due to deliver twins next week, could return for his 16th NFL season 'under the right situation.'

    Huddle Up: Watson isn't much of a fantasy asset at 38 years old, but a potential return to the Rob Gronkowski-less New England Patriots may give him matchup utility.

  • Posted: 1/18/2019 3:17pm ET

    Updating a previous report, New Orleans Saints TE Benjamin Watson (illness) was limited during practice Friday, Jan. 18, and is listed as questionable for the NFC Championship game.

    Huddle Up: Watson is not expected to play in the game, but owners should check the inactive list for his official status. He will not be a big factor in the passing game if he plays and can be avoided in all leagues.

  • Posted: 1/18/2019 12:29pm ET

    New Orleans Saints TE Benjamin Watson (illness) will not play in the NFC Championship game because he is dealing with appendicitis, according to a source. Watson has avoided surgery at this point.

    Huddle Up: Josh Hill likely will receive the starting job with Watson sidelined but will not be a big part of the passing game. Hill can be avoided in fantasy leagues.

  • Posted: 1/17/2019 4:47pm ET

    New Orleans Saints TE Benjamin Watson (illness) did not participate in practice Thursday, Jan. 17.

    Huddle Up: Watson probably can still play even if he does not practice this week, but people will know more about his status in the next few days. He is not a big part of the passing game and can be avoided in fantasy leagues.

  • Posted: 1/16/2019 5:51pm ET

    New Orleans Saints TE Benjamin Watson (illness) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Jan. 16.

    Huddle Up: Watson has been held to one catch in five of the last seven games and is not a big part of the passing game. He probably should be avoided in all fantasy leagues this week.

  • Posted: 1/13/2019 5:48pm ET

    New Orleans Saints TE Benjamin Watson finished with one catch for 12 yards in a 20-14 win over the Philadelphia Eagles in the divisional round Sunday, Jan. 13.

    Huddle Up: It was the fifth time in the last seven games that Watson has been held to one catch or less, and he hasn't reached 30 yards in any game during that stretch. The Saints will face the Rams in the conference title game, and while Watson managed 62 yards and a score against them in Week 9, he is no more than a Hail Mary play in fantasy contests given his current role in the offense.

  • Posted: 12/27/2018 1:59pm ET

    New Orleans Saints TE Benjamin Watson said he is planning to retire following the 2018 season.

    Huddle Up: Watson has survived through 14 years in the NFL with four teams while winning a Super Bowl. His absence will pave the way for more fantasy relevance for Josh Hill, although the Saints could draft someone at the position.

  • Posted: 12/17/2018 10:59pm ET

    New Orleans Saints TE Benjamin Watson was limited to just one catch on two targets for 28 yards in the team's Week 15 win Monday, Dec. 17, against the Carolina Panthers.

    Huddle Up: This type of line has become par for the course for Watson, who hasn't even reached 30 yards since the beginning of November. As a result, he can't be trusted in any formats for fantasy postseason matchups.

  • Posted: 11/11/2018 1:36pm ET

    New Orleans Saints TE Benjamin Watson had just one catch for one yard on two targets in Week 10 against the Cincinnati Bengals.

    Huddle Up: Watson was expected to see a higher volume of work with Cameron Meredith and newly-signed Dez Bryant hitting the IR, but he did nothing as Dan Arnold outperformed him. Treat Watson as more of a TE2 heading into Week 11 against the Philadelphia Eagles.

  • Posted: 11/4/2018 7:19pm ET

    New Orleans Saints TE Benjamin Watson registered three grabs for 62 yards and a touchdown in the Week 9 shootout against the Los Angeles Rams.

    Huddle Up: Watson has found the end zone in two of the past three outings and he remains a decent low-end TE1 in deeper fantasy leagues heading into Week 10 against the Cincinnati Bengals.

  • Posted: 9/23/2018 4:20pm ET

    New Orleans Saints TE Benjamin Watson hauled in five receptions for 71 yards on six targets in Week 3 against the Atlanta Falcons.

    Huddle Up: The 37-year-old is proving he still has plenty left in the tank, racking up at least three receptions in each of his three outings with 12 grabs, 134 yards and 15 targets through three games. Still, his lack of scores make him more of a TE2 in most leagues heading into Week 4 against the Giants.

  • Posted: 9/9/2018 11:49pm ET

    New Orleans Saints TE Benjamin Watson caught all four of his targets for 44 yards in Week 1 versus the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

    Huddle Up: There will probably be better days ahead for the ageless wonder, although his level of activity in this game should probably be the expectation moving forward. Given the way the Cleveland Browns typically play their safeties, Watson could be in for one of his better games this season in Week 2.

2018 Game Logs

Wk Opp Tar Cat CYds CTD
1 TB 4 4 44 0
2 CLE 5 3 19 0
3 @ATL 6 5 71 0
4 @NYG 3 1 23 0
5 WAS 4 4 30 0
7 @BAL 6 6 43 1
8 @MIN 0 0 0 0
9 LAR 4 3 62 1
10 @CIN 2 1 1 0
11 PHI 0 0 0 0
12 ATL 2 1 20 0
13 @DAL 0 0 0 0
14 @TB 3 3 24 0
15 @CAR 2 1 28 0
16 PIT 2 1 6 0
17 CAR 3 2 29 0
P2 PHI 1 1 12 0

2017 Game Logs

Wk Opp Tar Cat CYds CTD
1 @CIN 1 0 0 0
2 CLE 8 8 91 0
3 @JAC 3 3 12 1
4 PIT 6 5 43 0
5 @OAK 4 2 2 0
6 CHI 8 6 28 0
7 @MIN 5 5 38 0
8 MIA 4 2 6 1
9 @TEN 10 7 41 0
11 @GB 1 1 33 0
12 HOU 3 3 29 0
13 DET 5 3 24 1
14 @PIT 1 0 0 0
15 @CLE 4 4 74 1
16 IND 6 5 40 0
17 CIN 10 7 61 0

2015 Game Logs

Wk Opp Tar Cat CYds CTD
1 @ARI 5 3 19 0
2 TB 4 2 12 0
3 @CAR 4 4 42 0
4 DAL 3 3 30 0
5 @PHI 5 3 36 1
6 ATL 12 10 127 1
7 @IND 5 4 59 0
8 NYG 10 9 147 1
9 TEN 5 5 60 0
10 @WAS 5 3 19 0
12 @HOU 9 4 53 0
13 CAR 8 4 38 1
14 @TB 11 7 70 0
15 DET 12 6 49 1
16 JAC 2 1 5 0
17 @ATL 10 6 59 1

2014 Game Logs

Wk Opp Tar Cat CYds CTD
1 @ATL 1 1 0 0
2 @CLE 2 1 4 0
3 MIN 1 1 10 0
4 @DAL 1 1 7 0
5 TB 7 5 43 0
7 @DET 3 1 3 0
8 GB 0 0 0 0
9 @CAR 1 1 4 0
10 SF 3 1 13 0
11 CIN 0 0 0 0
12 BAL 1 1 4 0
13 @PIT 2 1 15 1
14 CAR 4 2 8 1
15 @CHI 1 1 5 0
16 ATL 2 1 2 0
17 @TB 2 2 18 0

2013 Game Logs

Wk Opp Tar Cat CYds CTD
1 ATL 3 3 31 0
2 @TB 0 0 0 0
3 ARI 2 1 14 0
4 MIA 2 1 4 1
5 @CHI 1 0 0 0
6 @NE 4 3 61 0
8 BUF 3 3 45 0
9 @NYJ 1 0 0 0
10 DAL 3 1 5 0
12 @ATL 2 1 1 1
13 @SEA 1 0 0 0
14 CAR 1 1 20 0
15 @LAR 3 2 12 0
16 @CAR 2 2 26 0
17 TB 2 1 7 0
P1 @PHI 2 1 27 0
P2 @SEA 1 1 0 0

2012 Game Logs

Wk Opp Tar Cat CYds CTD
1 PHI 2 2 9 0
2 @CIN 1 1 27 0
3 BUF 8 4 15 0
4 @BAL 6 5 52 0
5 @NYG 3 1 1 0
6 CIN 5 2 6 1
7 @IND 3 3 36 0
8 LAC 4 1 14 0
9 BAL 3 2 22 0
11 @DAL 8 4 47 2
12 PIT 3 3 26 0
13 @OAK 9 6 80 0
14 KC 5 3 43 0
15 WAS 4 2 12 0
16 @DEN 10 3 47 0
17 @PIT 8 7 64 0

2011 Game Logs

Wk Opp Tar Cat CYds CTD
1 CIN 7 3 45 1
2 @IND 4 2 16 0
3 MIA 10 5 64 0
4 TEN 9 6 48 1
6 @OAK 8 3 35 0
7 SEA 4 1 5 0
8 @SF 3 3 64 0
9 @HOU 2 2 26 0
10 LAR 5 3 30 0
11 JAC 4 2 18 0
12 @CIN 4 2 14 0
13 BAL 8 3 34 0
14 @PIT 3 2 11 0

2010 Game Logs

Wk Opp Tar Cat CYds CTD
1 @TB 6 3 16 0
2 KC 6 4 62 0
3 @BAL 6 5 47 1
4 CIN 10 6 60 0
5 ATL 7 5 45 0
6 @PIT 9 6 88 1
7 @NO 2 1 18 0
9 NE 4 1 24 0
10 NYJ 10 5 74 0
11 @JAC 1 0 0 0
12 CAR 5 4 40 0
13 @MIA 11 10 100 1
14 @BUF 1 1 8 0
15 @CIN 7 7 92 0
16 BAL 5 3 22 0
17 PIT 12 7 67 0

2009 Game Logs

Wk Opp Tar Cat CYds CTD
1 BUF 7 6 77 2
2 @NYJ 4 3 23 0
3 ATL 3 1 23 0
4 BAL 3 2 51 0
5 @DEN 2 2 13 1
6 TEN 0 0 0 0
7 @TB 2 1 35 1
9 MIA 4 4 49 0
10 @IND 2 1 36 0
11 NYJ 0 0 0 0
12 @NO 4 2 14 0
13 @MIA 0 0 0 0
14 CAR 3 3 37 1
15 @BUF 0 0 0 0
16 JAC 1 1 14 0
17 @HOU 6 3 32 0
P1 BAL 4 1 3 0

2008 Game Logs

Wk Opp Tar Cat CYds CTD
3 MIA 2 1 6 0
5 @SF 6 2 11 0
6 @LAC 2 0 0 0
7 DEN 4 3 40 0
8 LAR 1 1 13 0
9 @IND 7 3 14 0
10 BUF 2 1 7 0
11 NYJ 14 8 88 1
12 @MIA 1 1 16 0
13 PIT 4 1 12 0
14 @SEA 1 1 2 1
15 @OAK 2 0 0 0
16 ARI 1 0 0 0
17 @BUF 0 0 0 0

2007 Game Logs

Wk Opp Tar Cat CYds CTD
1 @NYJ 2 2 9 1
2 LAC 6 5 49 1
3 BUF 2 2 17 1
4 @CIN 2 2 12 0
5 CLE 7 6 107 2
6 @DAL 1 1 28 0
9 @IND 3 2 10 0
11 @BUF 3 3 43 1
12 PHI 5 3 17 0
13 @BAL 7 2 26 0
14 PIT 5 4 33 0
17 @NYG 6 4 38 0
P2 JAC 3 2 12 2
P3 LAC 2 1 8 0
P4 NYG 1 0 0 0

2006 Game Logs

Wk Opp Tar Cat CYds CTD
1 BUF 7 3 50 0
2 @NYJ 6 3 39 0
3 DEN 10 5 54 0
4 @CIN 3 1 35 0
5 MIA 7 4 33 0
7 @BUF 7 5 60 0
8 @MIN 13 7 95 1
9 IND 8 4 54 0
10 NYJ 5 2 16 0
11 @GB 6 5 74 1
12 CHI 11 6 87 1
13 DET 4 3 41 0
14 @MIA 4 1 5 0
P1 NYJ 7 4 24 0
P2 @LAC 6 1 9 0
P3 @IND 6 5 48 0

2005 Game Logs

Wk Opp Tar Cat CYds CTD
1 OAK 5 2 55 0
2 @CAR 5 1 7 0
3 @PIT 1 1 10 0
4 SD 1 1 23 0
5 @ATL 2 1 33 1
6 @DEN 4 1 6 0
9 IND 5 3 36 0
10 @MIA 5 3 37 2
11 NO 4 4 66 0
12 @KC 5 3 14 0
13 NYJ 6 2 43 0
14 @BUF 6 3 35 0
16 @NYJ 3 2 37 0
17 MIA 4 2 39 1

2004 Game Logs

Wk Opp Tar Cat CYds CTD
1 IND 4 2 16 0

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