Buffalo Bills wide receiver Sammy Watkins is dealing with discomfort in his surgically repaired foot, and his status is up in the air for this weekend’s meeting against the New York Jets. The third-year receiver underwent surgery in the offseason to repair a broken foot, and has been playing with severe discomfort in his surgically repaired foot, according to Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News. Watkins is listed as week-to-week for now. According to NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport, the Bills do not plan to shut Watkins down this season. The NFL insider also noted that Watkins will likely have to play through pain this year and there is nothing else surgically that can be done. Early indications show that Watkins will suit up against the Jets.
Fantasy Impact: Watkins is clearly affected by the pain in his foot. He was essentially a non-factor for the Bills in there season opener, making just four catches for 43 yards. Whether Watkins can manage the pain and get back on track is unknown. Owners should consider Watkins a WR3 or flex in a pinch, but look to other options at WR early on.