Sammy Watkins' status for Saturday uncertain; fantasy owners should keep posted

Jack Choros
SB Nation

The Buffalo Bills receiver sustained a rib injury in the team's third preseason game and might not play against Tampa Bay. We break down the fantasy implications.

Last Saturday, Buffalo Bills rookie wide receiver Sammy Watkins suffered a bruised rib in the matchup against the Pittsburgh Steelers. We are now midway through the following week, and his status for the team's final preseason game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Saturday is uncertain, according to Marc Sessler.

Fantasy Impact: With the Bills trading their No. 1 receiver, Stevie Johnson, to the San Francisco 49ers prior to the NFL draft this offseason, Watkins figures to be the team's top option. He's impressed so far this preseason and created quite the buzz in the social media and fantasy football world with some spectacular catches in training camp.

The Bills as a team are still up and coming in the AFC going into 2014, but with quarterback E.J. Manuel trying to improve on a decent rookie season and the receiving corps thin on veterans, Watkins could prove to be a star in the making.

Fantasy owners who draft Watkins could feel like they're getting away with a steal since more proven fantasy commodities will no doubt be selected before him.

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