Christian Watson Stats

#9 WR  |  Green Bay Packers
Healthy

Height / Weight 6'4"  /  208 lbs.
Date of Birth (Age) May 12, 1999 (25)
Experience 3 seasons
Drafted 2022  /  Rd. 2  /  Pk. 34   (GB)
College North Dakota State

Season Stats

RECEIVING RUSHING FUMBLES
SEASON TEAM GP REC TGTS YDS TD LONG YDS/TGT YDS/REC ATT YDS AVG TD LOST FPTS/G FPTS
2022GB1441666117639.314.978011.420011.7164.1
2023GB928534225778.015.14112.800011.3101.3
Career 23 69 119 1033 12 77 8.7 15.0 11 91 8.3 2 0 0 11.5 265.4

Game Log

RECEIVING RUSHING FUMBLES
DATE TEAM OPP REC TGTS YDS TD LONG YDS/TGT YDS/REC ATT YDS AVG TD LOST FPTS
1Jan 14, 2024GBDAL119099.09.0000001.9
2Jan 20, 2024GBSF12110115.511.0000002.1

Packers Depth Chart

QB

Jordan Love

Sean Clifford

Michael Pratt

RB

Josh Jacobs

AJ Dillon

MarShawn Lloyd

LWR

Christian Watson

Dontayvion Wicks

RWR

Romeo Doubs

Bo Melton

SWR

Jayden Reed

Malik Heath

TE

Luke Musgrave

Tucker Kraft

LT

Jordan Morgan

Andre Dillard

Travis Glover

LG

Elgton Jenkins

Royce Newman

C

Josh Myers

Jacob Monk

RG

Sean Rhyan

Donovan Jennings

RT

Rasheed Walker

Zach Tom

FS

Javon Bullard

Anthony Johnson Jr.

LDE

Rashan Gary

Lukas Van Ness

LDT

Kenny Clark

Karl Brooks

RDT

Devonte Wyatt

T.J. Slaton

RDE

Preston Smith

Kingsley Enagbare

LOLB

Isaiah McDuffie

Christian Young

MLB

Edgerrin Cooper

Eric Wilson

ROLB

Quay Walker

Arron Mosby

Ty'Ron Hopper

LCB

Jaire Alexander

Carrington Valentine

SS

Xavier McKinney

Evan Williams

Kitan Oladapo

RCB

Eric Stokes

Corey Ballentine

Kalen King

NB

Keisean Nixon

Robert Rochell

Christian Watson News

Christian Watson  • WR  •  Packers

Christian Watson Hoping To Move Past Hamstring Issues

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Christian Watson (hamstring) said this week that he's made significant progress toward ending his hamstring issues for good. Tests this offseason showed a muscle imbalance in his legs, which likely contributed to his problems -- he has missed 11 games in his first two seasons, including eight in 2023, due to a pulled right hamstring. Packers coaches have raved about the progress Watson has made so far this year, and the 25-year-old former second-rounder in 2022 out of North Dakota State looked explosive as a full participant in organized team activities on Tuesday. Watson had a 20% difference in muscle mass between his right and left legs. Now, it's between 8% and 10%. It's interesting news, but most fantasy managers may still be hesitant to roster a player with the injury history he has early in his career. But when healthy, Watson has the most upside of any of Green Bay's current wideouts.
May 24   
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Christian Watson "In A Great Place" With Hamstring Injury

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Christian Watson (hamstring) has looked like a star at times through the first two seasons of his NFL career, but lingering hamstring issues caused the former second-round pick to miss eight games in 2023. The organization is focused on how to prevent flare-ups moving forward, and passing game coordinator Jason Vrable said Watson is "in a great place now" with his hamstring. The 24-year-old has plenty of big-play ability and has racked up 1,033 receiving yards and 14 total touchdowns through his first 23 games, but he's become tough to trust in fantasy football due to his availability concerns. Hopefully, he really has turned a corner, because he could have at least WR2 upside catching passes from breakout quarterback Jordan Love. Green Bay is sure to be more careful in managing his reps in hopes of keeping him on the field.
May 8   
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Packers Gather More Data On Christian Watson's Injury

The Green Bay Packers feel that they have a better grasp of where wide receiver Christian Watson (hamstring) stands after he underwent a body scan at the University of Wisconsin-Madison this offseason with the hope of preventing future flare-ups. Watson has battled hamstring injuries in both of his two seasons in the NFL, with the 6-foot-4, 208-pounder missing eight games in 2023, playing just 446 offensive snaps. It hasn't just been hamstring injuries for the 24-year-old, and he's played in only 23 games in his first two seasons to quickly develop an injury-prone label. But when healthy, he's caught 69 of 119 targets for 1,033 yards and 12 touchdowns, adding two rushing scores. There's intriguing upside given the nature of Green Bay's improving offense under quarterback Jordan Love, but Watson's durability makes him a risk/reward fantasy selection heading into his third year.
Mar 27   
Christian Watson  • WR  •  Packers

Christian Watson Hoping To Resolve Lower-Body Injuries This Offseason

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Christian Watson has played in just 23 of 34 possible games since being selected by the organization in the second round of the 2022 NFL Draft, mostly due to lower-body injuries. This season, the speedster was held out of eight games because of lingering hamstring issues. According to Ryan Wood of USA Today, Watson is planning to undergo offseason tests to understand why he's had so many hamstring injuries. On resolving the issue, Watson said "I'm not going to say it's my fault, but it's my body, so I need to take accountability for it." The 24-year-old has flashed big-play ability when healthy, averaging 15.0 yards per reception to start his career. However, his inability to be available has been an issue for him and the Packers' young offense. If he can stay healthy, he has plenty of fantasy football upside in 2024, especially now that Jordan Love looks like a high-end franchise quarterback.
Jan 22   
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Christian Watson Has Just One Catch Saturday Night

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Christian Watson caught one of his two targets for an 11-yard gain during the team's 21-24 loss to the San Francisco 49ers. The second-year receiver was an afterthought in the Packer's passing attack for the second week in a row and nabbed just one reception. It brings an end to a disappointing season riddled with injury for Watson, who had a good three-game stretch from Weeks 11-13 but did little else all year. Fantasy managers are going to enter the offseason questioning whether or not Watson is the unquestioned No. 1 wide receiver after a strong campaign from rookie Jayden Reed and the slew of other weapons at the Packers' disposal. The 24-year-old will not cost nearly as much as he did in drafts last year, but his value may fluctuate heading into the 2024 regular season.
Jan 21   
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Christian Watson Should Be More Involved Against 49ers

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Christian Watson will go on the road to take on the San Francisco 49ers in the Divisional Round of the NFL playoffs on Saturday. The second-year receiver was limited in practice this week due to a lingering hamstring injury but was left off the final injury report. Last week marked Watson's first game since Week 13, but he caught just one pass for nine yards and played only 41% of the snaps. His role should increase this week as he is another week removed from the injury that cost him the end of the regular season. San Francisco has struggled at times to stop wide receivers this past season and is tied for the ninth-most touchdowns allowed in the position. Watson is an incredibly risky play, but knowing he can have a multi-touchdown game at any time, he could be worth the price as a flex in DFS formats.
Jan 19   
Jayden Reed  • WR  •  Packers  |  Christian Watson  • WR  •  Packers

Christian Watson, Jayden Reed Limited In Practice Again

Green Bay Packers wide receivers Christian Watson (hamstring) and Jayden Reed (chest) were both listed as limited in practice for the second straight day this week on Wednesday. Watson missed the final games of the regular season but returned for the wild-card win over the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday and played just 41 percent of the offensive snaps while catching one pass for a nine-yard gain. The 24-year-old should see the field more on Saturday against the San Francisco 49ers, but it's a bad matchup and Green Bay's impressive receiver depth is going to make it difficult for Watson to make a difference for fantasy managers. Reed, meanwhile, played just 26 of 56 snaps against Dallas and didn't catch any of his three targets. The 23-year-old rookie did have 10 total touchdowns in 2023, but he'll be a touchdown-dependent DFS play against San Fran.
Jan 18   
Jayden Reed  • WR  •  Packers  |  Christian Watson  • WR  •  Packers

Christian Watson, Jayden Reed Limited Tuesday

Green Bay Packers wide receivers Christian Watson (hamstring) and Jayden Reed (chest) were both listed as limited on the team's estimated practice report on Tuesday. Watson made his return in Sunday's wild-card victory over the Dallas Cowboys after missing the final five games of the regular season. It was an unceremonious return, as he caught just one pass for nine yards. It was better than what Reed did, though, as the impressive rookie failed to catch a pass on three targets. Both wideouts will be looking to bounce back in the Divisional Round, but it won't be easy against a stout San Francisco 49ers defense and with quarterback Jordan Love spreading the ball around to receivers Romeo Doubs and Dontayvion Wicks and tight ends Luke Musgrave and Tucker Kraft as well. Watson is still getting his legs back under him and could be limited again, making him extremely risky in DFS.
Jan 17   
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Christian Watson Quiet In Return

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Christian Watson caught his lone target for a nine-yard gain during the team's 48-32 win over the Dallas Cowboys. The second-year receiver had been out since Week 14 due to a hamstring injury that he suffered the week prior but made his return to action Sunday after being limited in practice all week. The Packers eased him back onto the field, and with only 21 passes thrown by Green Bay all game, there were few targets to be spread around the now-healthy receiving corps. Expect Watson to have his snap share increase next week when the Packers go on the road to take on the No. 1 seed San Francisco 49ers.
Jan 15   
Christian Watson  • WR  •  Packers

Christian Watson Active For Wild-Card Round

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Christian Watson (hamstring) is officially active for Sunday's playoff game against the Dallas Cowboys. He had been listed as questionable after logging three consecutive limited practices. The promising young pass-catcher will return for his first game since early December. He had 28 catches for 422 yards and five touchdowns over the course of nine games during the regular season. Against Dallas, he should see significant volume alongside rookie breakout Jayden Reed.
Jan 14   
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