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Quez Watkins

#3 WR,

Steelers

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ACTUAL 2022

85 FPTS

RANK: 84

2023 SEASON

63 FPTS

RANK: 117

AGE

24 yrs

HEIGHT/WEIGHT

6'0'' / 193 lbs

COLLEGE

Southern Miss

SEASONGPFPTSRANKTARGETRECPTREYDRETDREAVE
20231663117th4023281212.2
2022178584th5133354310.7
3yr Ave1269103rd3825376115.04

Joining Pittsburgh

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-03-25

Watkins is signing with the Steelers, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com reports.

A 2020 sixth-round pick, Watkins made 25 starts for Philadelphia over the past four seasons but never saw more than 62 targets in a year. His 4.35 speed is his best trait, and he'll now join a Steelers team with only George Pickens entrenched as a starting wide receiver. Pittsburgh's other options at the position include Van Jefferson, Calvin Austin, Denzel Mims and Marquez Callaway, with more help possibly coming during the 2024 NFL Draft.

Fantasy Points by Week 2022

0
14.9
0
0
4.9
0.7
0
4.5
10
11.1
12.5
8.7
5.9
5
2.9
0
3.4

Weekly Stats 2022

Fantasy PointsBettingReceiving StatsRoutes Run
WEEKSTADIUMGAMERANKTARGETSPREADO/UTRGTRECYDTDAVGAIRYACDROP10+20+50+SHARESLOTTIGHTWIDE
1 @DET Dome 72° 0.0 155th 0.00-6.548.500000.0000%0000%78%0%22%
2 MIN Outdoor 79° 14.9 26th 7.45-3.049.52269134.53320%2117%70%2%28%
3 @WAS Outdoor 68° 0.0 150th 0.00-5.547.510000.0000%0003%79%0%21%
4 JAC Outdoor 57° 0.0 142nd 0.00-6.546.510000.0000%0004%79%0%21%
5 @ARZ Dome 87° 4.9 78th 1.63-5.548.5431906.3-170%00012%81%2%16%
6 DAL Outdoor 61° 0.7 95th 0.35-6.542.511000.0-330%0005%52%5%43%
8 PIT Outdoor 60° 0.0 135th 0.00-10.543.520000.000100%0007%57%3%41%
9 @HOU Dome 77° 4.5 44th 2.25-13.543.52225012.5670%1108%80%0%20%
10 WAS Outdoor 43° 10.0 43rd 2.50-11.044.54480020.01550%21116%66%3%31%
11 @IND Dome 27° 11.1 35th 5.55-6.544.52231115.51330%1109%86%3%11%
12 GB Outdoor 62° 12.5 33rd 4.17-6.045.55335111.711125%11020%46%2%49%
13 TEN Outdoor 60° 8.7 50th 1.74-5.044.5653707.4-1917%20016%89%0%11%
14 @NYG Outdoor 37° 5.9 65th 1.48-7.045.5541904.8320%00016%53%3%44%
15 @CHI Outdoor 17° 5.0 66th 0.83-8.548.564601.5-240%00016%73%0%23%
16 @DAL Dome 35° 2.9 83rd 2.904.046.55119019.01900%10015%69%0%31%
17 NO Outdoor 54° 0.0 144th 0.00-4.543.510000.0000%0003%82%0%18%
18 NYG Outdoor 43° 3.4 84th 1.70-16.042.5421407.0250%10013%84%0%16%

Performance Splits: 2020 to 2022

Fantasy PointsReceiving Averages
LOCATIONSTADIUMGPGSGMTOUCHRANKTRGTRECYDTDAVEAIRYACDROP10+20+50+
Home Outdoor 20 100.31.84159th3.12.0290.215.19.16.211%1.00.50.2
Away Outdoor 9 40.51.28136th3.72.4230.09.35.83.54%0.80.30.1
Away Dome 3 21.11.58162nd2.01.3180.013.89.84.00%1.00.30.0
Away Retractable Dome 8 40.92.24160th3.12.3330.314.47.96.90%1.10.60.0

Career Stats by Season: 2020 to 2022

Fantasy PointsReceiving StatsRoutes Run
SEASONAGETEAMGPGSTOTALRANKTRGTRECYDTDAVGAIRYACDROP10+20+50+SHARESLOTTIGHTWIDE
2020 22 PHI 6 0 24 301th137106115.18822%3202%21%0%77%
2021 23 PHI 17 12 116 59th6243647115.0962%2412213%68%2%29%
2022 24 PHI 17 8 85 84th5133354310.7648%115210%71%1%27%
Yards ball travels in the "Air" per completion. "YAC" is average yards gained after catch. "Drop"ped pass rate. "Share" of team passing targets.

Numbers dip in fourth pro season

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-01-18

Watkins finished the year with 15 catches for 142 yards and one touchdown.

Watkins averaged 38 catches for 501 yards over the previous two seasons, so his 2023 campaign counts as a clear disappointment. Hamstring issues limited him to nine games, but he also faced new competition from Olamide Zaccheaus and Julio Jones, which cut into a target share which was always going to small with A.J. Brown and DeVonta Smith on the roster.

Hauls in first TD of season

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-01-07

Watkins caught eight of 11 targets for 93 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 27-19 loss to the Giants.

With DeVonta Smith (ankle) inactive and A.J. Brown (knee) exiting early, Watkins emerged as the Eagles' top downfield option and led the team in catches, targets and receiving yards. The fourth-year wideout capped a season-best performance with a 16-yard TD grab from Marcus Mariota in the fourth quarter for Philly's only touchdown, and Watkins' first score of the year. It's unclear if either Brown or Smith will be available for the Eagles' wild-card matchup with the Buccaneers next weekend, so Watkins could see an elevated role once again.

Another game with no catches

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-12-19

Watkins did not record a reception in Monday's loss to the Seahawks.

Watkins was on the field for over half the Eagles' offensive snap, but Jalen Hurts looked his way just once and failed to complete the pass. Watkins has now gone catchless two weeks in a row and in four of his seven games in total this season.

No catches in loss to Cowboys

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-12-11

Watkins was held without a catch or a target in Sunday's loss to the Cowboys.

Watkins has appeared in six games for the Eagles this season and has gone catchless three times. He wasn't the only Eagle who struggled to make an impact in Week 14, as Jalen Hurts completed just 18 passes, all of which went to A.J. Brown, DeVonta Smith or Dallas Goedert.

Nabs three receptions Sunday

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-12-03

Watkins caught three of four targets for 28 yards in Sunday's 42-19 loss to the 49ers.

Watkins got involved in his second game back from a hamstring injury after not being targeted in last week's win over Buffalo. The 25-year-old finished a distant third in wide receiver targets behind AJ Brown (13) and Devonta Smith (11). Watkins figures to serve a similar role when the Eagles visit the Cowboys in Week 14 for Sunday Night Football.

Zero targets in return to action

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-11-27

Watkins returned from a hamstring injury Sunday against the Bills but did not receive a single target in the Eagles' overtime victory.

Watkins stood a clear third on the wide receiver depth chart at the beginning of the season, but after missing five weeks with a hamstring injury, he may have fallen all the way down to fifth. His 16 offensive snaps trailed Olamide Zaccheaus' 18 by a narrow margin, with both wideouts seeing the field far less than Julio Jones (47 snaps), who was signed during Watkins' absence and appears to have a firm grip on the No. 3 job.

Returning in Week 12

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-11-26

Watkins (hamstring) is active for Sunday's game against the Bills.

The fourth-year pro will be stepping on the field for the first time since Week 5, following a stint on injured reserve. During Watkins' time on the shelf, the Eagles inked multi-time Pro Bowler Julio Jones to operate as the No. 3 receiver, and although the veteran hasn't ben asked to do much behind starters A.J. Brown and DeVonta Smith, he could prevent Watkins from reclaiming his prior role for at least Sunday's contest.

Activated off IR

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-11-25

The Eagles activated Watkins (hamstring) off injured reserve Saturday.

Watkins went on IR in mid-October after aggravating a hamstring injury Week 5 versus the Rams. The veteran receiver has played in just three games this season, catching four of five targets for 21 yards and returning one kickoff for 11 yards. Philadelphia signed Julio Jones during Watkins' absence, so if he plays Sunday against Buffalo, Watkins would likely slide in behind Jones, A.J. Brown and DeVonta Smith on the team's wide receiver depth chart.

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