Sammy Watkins up for NFL Rookie of the Week


Sammy Watkins is among the candidates for the PEPSI NFL ROOKIE OF THE WEEK for his efforts in Week 5 against the Detroit Lions, per an announcement from the League office on Tuesday.

Also up for NFL Rookie of the Week are Chargers RB Branden Oliver, Browns DB K'Waun Williams, Giants WR Odell Beckham, and Rams DB E.J. Gaines.

Fans can vote online for one of these five players through Friday at 3 p.m. ET to determine the PEPSI NFL ROOKIE OF THE WEEK. The PEPSI NFL ROOKIE OF THE WEEK will be announced Friday on NFL Total Access on NFL Network and on

Watkins tied a game high with seven receptions for a total of 87 yards, including a 20-yard circus catch with just 14 seconds remaining to set up Buffalo's game-winning 58-yard field goal.

The former Clemson product is up for his second weekly award in four weeks, after winning the honor following an eight-catch, 117-yard outing in a Week 2 win over the Miami Dolphins at Ralph Wilson Stadium.

For the season, Watkins has 24 receptions for 284 yards (11.8 YPC) with a pair of touchdowns. The 24 catches are tied for the most by a Bills rookie through five games since Jerry Butler in 1979.

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