Bills beat writer Mike Rodak: I think Watkins' rib injury was an issue in Chicago; he definitely isn't 100 percent. How long will it take until he's back at full health? It could take a month or more, given the area of the body where he was hit. The Bills leaned more on Woods and their running backs in the passing game in Week 1, although Watkins could've had a big catch in the third quarter if Manuel didn't overthrow him down the left sideline. Defenses still will have to account for Watkins every week, often with their best cover man.
Watkins is worth holding. He's an explosive player who should be a target-hog for the Bills. Owners may have to sit through some lean weeks until he starts producing on Sundays.