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Fantasy impact of Ben Watson free agent signing

The veteran had a career year last year and now moves on to Baltimore. We break down the fantasy implications.

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Off of his best NFL season, 12-year veteran tight end Benjamin Watson left the New Orleans Saints for a deal with the Baltimore Ravens. Watson joins three other tight ends in Baltimore.

Watson had 74 catches on 109 targets for 825 yards in 2015, all career highs, and scored six touchdowns, tying his career-best mark set in 2007 with the New England Patriots. He parlayed that into good money, though he'll now share his position with Crockett Gillmore, Maxx Williams and Nick Boyle, the latter of whom has a four-game suspension on his ledger for the coming season. The three tight ends combined for 833 yards and five scores on 83 catches last year.

Fantasy impact: This acquisition came as a surprise, as most expected the Ravens to just roll with Gillmore and Williams in 2016. Williams was an underwhelming rookie, though, and Gillmore's injury questions led the team to add the longtime veteran Watson. Watson's 74 catches last year were almost as many as he'd had in the three preceding years combined.

It seems unlikely that Watson can continue the magic he had in 2015, especially with Gillmore and Williams certainly commanding at least a few targets. He's not going to be on the radar as a fantasy starter in 2016.