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Deshaun Watson
Quarterback
Ht: 6' 2" Wt: 220 Age: 24 Exp: 3 years College: Clemson Drafted: 2017 R1 12,
Posted: 6/19/2020 4:21 pm UTC
Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson led the AFC with 28 big-time throws (Pro Football Focus' highest-graded throws on precise downfield passes) in 2019.
Huddle Up: Watson has finished as a top-five fantasy QB in each of the last two seasons and should challenge to make it three in a row in 2020, even with stud wideout DeAndre Hopkins no longer in the picture.
Posted: 5/24/2020 10:05 pm UTC
Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson was on target with 72.5 percent of his throws in 2019 - tied for the fourth-best mark by a quarterback with at least 300 pass attempts.
Posted: 5/06/2020 1:27 am UTC
Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson completed only 52 percent of his passes against a four-man rush in 2019 - the second-worst mark in the league.
Huddle Up: It's a troubling number, and it may have been one of the reasons behind Houston's emphasis on improving the amount of speed it had at receiver this offseason. Watson shares plenty of the blame for this number, however, as he is occasionally guilty of trusting in his playmaking ability too much, leading to off-target throws as time is running out on him. Watson should remain firmly on the QB1 radar in fantasy this season, but his numbers figure to take a sizeable hit with DeAndre Hopkins now in Arizona.
Posted: 4/28/2020 7:19 pm UTC
Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson had his fifth-year contract option exercised Tuesday, April 28.
Huddle Up: There was never any chance of the Texans not picking up this option. He'll be a top fantasy option yet again in 2020, even without the services of former No. 1 wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins.
Posted: 4/27/2020 8:02 pm UTC
Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson's fifth-year option will be exercised this offseason, according to sources. The team plans on talking with Watson about a long-term contract at some point this offseason.
Huddle Up: Watson has been one of the top quarterbacks in the NFL over the last few seasons and still have a solid receiving corps to work with despite the departure of DeAndre Hopkins. Watson should be considered a No. 1 quarterback in fantasy leagues.
Posted: 4/05/2020 10:41 pm UTC
Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson threw for 14 touchdowns versus only three interceptions in seven home games last season. In eight road outings, he accounted for 12 passing scores versus nine interceptions.
Posted: 1/04/2020 2:14 am UTC
Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson faces the Buffalo Bills in the Wild Card round of the playoffs Saturday, Jan. 4, and the Bills allowed the fewest yards per rush (2.8) to opposing quarterbacks this season.
Huddle Up: Watson is certainly capable of beating opponents with his arm, but his running ability is a big reason why he has become of the premier fantasy quarterbacks. Facing a stingy Buffalo defense, owners may want to opt for a different quarterback in playoff contests this weekend.
Posted: 12/29/2019 8:41 pm UTC
Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson (back) is officially active for the team's Week 17 game.
Huddle Up: Watson will be in uniform but is not expected to receive a lot of playing time during the game. Fantasy players should look for other quarterbacks and keep Watson on the bench.
Posted: 12/29/2019 4:05 pm UTC
Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson is expected to serve as the backup to QB A.J. McCarron for Week 17's game against the Tennessee Titans.
Huddle Up: Since the Texans have already clinched the AFC South, the team will likely rest Watson so that he can be ready for the beginning of the postseason next week. McCarron has only thrown one pass all season and should be avoided in most fantasy formats.
Posted: 12/27/2019 9:17 pm UTC
Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson (back) was limited during practice Friday, Dec. 27, and is listed as questionable for Week 17.
Huddle Up: The Texans may not have anything to play for in Week 17, so fantasy players will need to check the inactive list to see if Watson will play. He can be a starting option in fantasy leagues if he is active for the game.
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