Ben Watson Sits Out Browns Practice Friday: Fantasy Implications

PITTSBURGH - OCTOBER 17: Ben Roethlisberger #7 of the Pittsburgh Steelers talks with Benjamin Watson #82 of the Cleveland Browns following the Steelers 28-10 win on October 17 2010 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Ben Watson continues to sit out Browns practice for undisclosed reasons. We break down the fantasy implications.

Ben Watson was on the sidelines riding a stationary bike during Cleveland Browns practice Friday, Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports. Watson sat out Thursday's preseason game against the Green Bay Packers for an undisclosed reason. It appears the Browns may be taking precautions after the tight end suffered multiple concussions last season.

Analysis: Watson is the undisputed starting tight end, according to coaches, so it comes as no surprise that the team is letting the veteran take his time getting back to the field. Rookie Jordan Cameron is listed as the No. 2 tight end on the depth chart, and while he has great measurables he is probably much too raw to see extensive playing time at this point. Although Watson did not make Ray Guilfoyle's ranking of the Top 20 tight ends in fantasy football for 2012, he is worth keeping tabs on as a potential emergency waiver wire pickup in standard leagues.

For more on Watson and the Browns, check out Dawgs By Nature and SB Nation Cleveland.

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