Posted: 9/27/2020 9:53 pm UTC
Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson went 19-for-27 for 264 yards, two touchdowns and one interception against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 3.
Huddle Up: Watson has played three of the top teams in the AFC to start the season and threw four touchdowns and three interceptions during that span. He should have more success next week against the Minnesota Vikings and should be a starting option in all fantasy leagues.
Posted: 9/21/2020 5:58 am UTC
Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson finished 25-of-36 for 275 yards and a touchdown with one interception in Week 2 against the Baltimore Ravens. He also added 17 yards rushing on five attempts.
Huddle Up: Watson took four sacks and escaped a few others as he was constantly harassed by the swarming Baltimore defense. Making matters worse, Will Fuller was seen stretching on the Houston bench throughout the first half and failed to record a target. Watson's already being asked to do too much in an effort to make up for the team's trade of DeAndre Hopkins, and it could end up in him getting hurt in the near future. He'll be a risky low-end QB1 option in Week 3 against the Pittsburgh Steelers' vaunted defense.
Posted: 9/11/2020 4:52 am UTC
Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson completed 20 of 32 passes for 253 yards, 1 TD and 1 INT in a 34-20 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs on Thursday, Sept. 10. Watson also ran six times for 27 yards and another score.
Huddle Up: After leading the team on a nine-play, 80-yard drive to grab an early 7-0 lead, Watson struggled against a Chiefs defense that brought pressure and kept him from making the type of big freelancing plays he's known for. Watson salvaged some fantasy value in garbage time, throwing for one touchdown (on a play where officials missed a clear false start) and running for another on a read option, but it was by no means an impressive performance in his first game without DeAndre Hopkins. He'll look to get on track next Sunday against a tough Ravens squad.
Posted: 9/05/2020 2:29 pm UTC
Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson agreed to a four-year, $160 million extension Saturday, Sept. 5. The deal is worth a total of $177.54 million with $111 million in guarantees. He'll make $39 million per year over the next four years, which makes him the highest-paid player in the league. Watson is now signed through the 2025 season.
Huddle Up: Watson is going as the third quarterback in most leagues, and it'll be hard to land him below that behind Lamar Jackson and Patrick Mahomes.
Posted: 9/03/2020 9:13 pm UTC
Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson is working hard with the team on a new contract extension, according to sources Wednesday, Sept. 3. The contract is expected to be more similar to those of Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson and Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers than to Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes.
Posted: 7/31/2020 5:57 pm UTC
Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson and his representatives are talking with general manager Bill O'Brien and the team on a contract extension. 'We're working hard,' O'Brien said Friday, July 31. 'We want him here a long time.'
Huddle Up: Watson has been a top-five fantasy QB in each of his two full seasons. The offseason trade of top target DeAndre Hopkins hurts, but Watson remains a rock-solid QB1.
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.