Benjamin Watson
TE BAL (10)
3 days ago

Watson was not targeted during Sunday's 39-38 loss to Pittsburgh.

EDGE Analysis

Watson was on the field for 33 of Baltimore's 64 offensive snaps, but that was only good enough to tie for second among the team's tight ends with Maxx Williams and was eight behind Nick Boyle. Watson is the best receiving tight end on a team that goes heavy in its formations. Still, the veteran has seemed lost in the shuffle at times, failing to top 45 yards receiving in any game since Week 2. The trend is moving downward, but the good news is that Watson takes on Week 2's opponent, the Cleveland Browns, this Sunday.

Benjamin Watson
TE BAL (10)
2 weeks ago

Watson caught three of five targets for 24 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's win over the Lions.

EDGE Analysis

Sunday marked the first time since before the bye that Watson saw five-or-more targets from quarterback Joe Flacco. He responded with another multi-reception outing and added his third touchdown of the year. Nick Boyle's ability as a run blocker has a slight impact on Watson's snap counts and Danny Woodhead's return cuts down on Watson's targets between the 20's. Watson has a tough matchup on the docket next week against Pittsburgh's defense that is among the league's best in slowing down opposing tight ends.

Benjamin Watson
TE BAL (10)
2 weeks ago

Watson snagged all three of his targets for 29 yards in Monday's 23-16 win over Houston.

EDGE Analysis

It was the fourth time this season that Watson caught every pass that has come his way. The veteran tight end gets plenty of work, 41 snaps on Monday, as a backup in Baltimore's ball-control offense, but the numbers haven't been there. Watson hasn't topped 45 yards receiving since Week 2 and has scored just once since Week 3. His talents don't shine as bright in Baltimore's last-place pass offense.

Benjamin Watson
TE BAL (10)
4 weeks ago

Watson caught his lone target for a 33-yard gain in Sunday's 23-0 win over the Packers.

EDGE Analysis

Watson was left wide open across the middle on the second snap of the third quarter. He otherwise was all but invisible, though fellow tight ends Nick Boyle and Maxx Williams -- three combined catches for eight yards -- didn't fare much better. The long gain and the lack of volume both seem like aberrations, as Watson drew at least four targets in each of the previous six games, most recently catching seven of 10 targets for 41 yards in a loss to Tennessee right before Baltimore's bye in Week 10. He'll take aim at the Texans on Monday Night Football in Week 12.

Benjamin Watson
TE BAL (10)
1 month ago

Watson caught seven of 10 targets for 41 yards in Sunday's loss to the Titans.

EDGE Analysis

The 10 targets were a season-high, but Watson still had a low yardage output. According to airyards.com, Watson's average depth of target is just 6.90 yards downfield, which is a low mark that confirms that he is rarely running the type of routes that lead to big plays. Watson remains a staple of the offense, but Baltimore's hesitance to use the veteran beyond check down-type routes puts a cap on his yardage output.

Benjamin Watson
TE BAL (10)
2 months ago

Watson caught two of four targets for six yards and a touchdown in Thursday's win over the Dolphins.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran got open on a play-action pass for an easy touchdown in the first half Thursday, marking his first score since Week 3 against Jacksonville. Watson saw just four targets, which is tied for his lowest total since that Jaguars game, but part of that can be chalked up to Baltimore changing its gameplan following Joe Flacco's concussion. Watson is still one of the most heavily targeted options in the Ravens' passing game; however, it'll be interesting to monitor his usage if Flacco is ultimately unable to go in Week 9 against Tennessee.

Benjamin Watson
TE BAL (10)
2 months ago

Watson (knee) is listed as active for Thursday night's game against the Dolphins.

EDGE Analysis

Good news for the Ravens, who are dealing with a banged up wideout corps. Assuming no limitations or setbacks Thursday, Watson will look to keep up his relevance in PPR formats. In his last two games, he has combined for 11 catches on 13 targets for 66 yards.

Benjamin Watson
TE BAL (10)
2 months ago

Watson (knee) was a non-participant at Wednesday's practice and is listed as questionable for Thursday's game against the Dolphins.

EDGE Analysis

Per ESPN.com's Jamison Hensley, Watson appears to be in legitimate danger of missing Thursday's game. He's been listed on most of the injury reports this season and has yet to miss a contest, but the presence of a new injury -- in addition to the Ravens' signing of Gavin Escobar -- creates serious concern regarding the 36-year-old's Week 8 availability. Also dealing with a slew of injuries at wide receiver, the Ravens don't figure to have much success throwing the ball against Miami.

Benjamin Watson
TE BAL (10)
2 months ago

Watson (knee) didn't participate in Tuesday's practice, Jeff Zrebiec of The Baltimore Sun reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Ravens listed Watson as a limited participant Monday, but that was more of a walkthrough than a true practice with the team having played a game the day before. Due to the short turnaround in the schedule with the Ravens set to play Thursday against the Dolphins, Watson's practice time will likely be restricted again Wednesday, if he's not held out entirely. The expectation remains that he'll be able to play through any lingering knee pain come Thursday, as has been the case throughout the season.

Benjamin Watson
TE BAL (10)
2 months ago

Watson (knee) was a limited participant at Monday's walk-through practice.

EDGE Analysis

Watson appeared in just one practice last week, making a limited showing Friday, but proceeded to post his third-most catches (five) and receiving yards (38) in a given game this season against the Vikings' tough defense Sunday. As a result, he seems to be ahead of schedule in advance of Thursday's contest against the Dolphins, who have given up 8.3 YPC and three touchdowns to tight ends through six outings.