Posted: 1/17/2021 5:29 pm UTC
Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson has not asked the Texans for a trade at this point, according to a source.
Huddle Up: Watson has been unhappy with the team for the last few weeks and could ask for a trade at some point. He is one of the better quarterbacks in the NFL and should be a weekly starting option in all fantasy leagues no matter where he plays next season.
Posted: 1/16/2021 7:33 pm UTC
Houston Texas QB Deshaun Watson remains unhappy with the direction of the franchise, and 'just wants out,' a source close to Watson told Sports Illustrated in an online article posted Saturday, Jan. 16.
Huddle Up: Watson is an elite fantasy QB with three straight top-five finishes who is just as good in real life despite a 29-27 record as a starter. He would command a king's ransom on the trade market, but would instantly improve any offense he would join and could even improve his already-elite fantasy stock as well.
Posted: 1/13/2021 4:01 am UTC
Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson's 'displeasure with the way the organization has been run of late is indeed real, but it will not lead to his asking out,' according to 'someone familiar with his thinking' via Jerome Solomon of the Houston Chronicle.
Huddle Up: The Texans can start making nice with their quarterback by giving Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy a real shot to fill the team's head-coaching vacancy and re-signing impending free-agent Will Fuller. Solomon is also of the belief new general manager Nick Caserio will not allow meddlesome executive vice president of football operations Jack Easterby to have near as much say as he's had recently in the team's direction, which should help the organization get back on its quarterback's good side. For fantasy purposes, Watson should remain a surefire QB1 for the foreseeable future.
Posted: 1/10/2021 5:32 pm UTC
Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson has a no-trade clause in his contract but may consider a trade to the Miami Dolphins if he decides to push the Texans to move him, according to a source.
Huddle Up: The Dolphins have Tua Tagovailoa as their starting quarterback, but Watson would be a big upgrade at the position. It is not known if Watson will be playing for the Texans or another team next season but will be a must-start option in all fantasy leagues.
Posted: 1/08/2021 6:01 pm UTC
Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson received backing from new general manager Nick Caserio on Friday, Jan. 8. 'He's our quarterback,' Caserio said at his introductory news conference. 'I can't tell you how much respect and admiration have for him as a player.'
Huddle Up: Watson and Caserio will certainly be sitting down soon and discussing any issues Watson may have with the franchise, and it remains very unlikely the standout QB gets traded.
Posted: 1/08/2021 12:46 am UTC
Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson is reportedly 'extremely unhappy' with the Texans' front office after team owner Cal McNair suggested the quarterback would have a voice in the selection of Houston's new general manager and head coach, only to have no input on the selection of new general manager Nick Caserio. Watson has reportedly not spoken to the Texans 'in the last few days' despite the team's attempts to reach out to him.
Huddle Up: These kinds of situations tend to blow over after a while, but the Texans have been making a mess of things from a personnel standpoint for the better part of the last year. Most teams don't include their franchise quarterback in the selection of their new bosses, but it was widely reported the team did want his input - so it's not hard to understand why he is upset. Watson is highly unlikely to get traded - or demand one - but this is an example of the kind of chaos that can happen when a team doesn't bother employing a true general manager role for a year.
Posted: 1/07/2021 6:47 pm UTC
Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson has pondered the possibility of requesting a trade, according to multiple sources.
Huddle Up: Although the Texans finished with the league's third-worst record at 4-12, Watson enjoyed a career year with a league-leading 4,823 passing yards and a personal-best 33 passing touchdowns to finish fourth among fantasy QBs with 435.6 total points. The Texans would need a massive return to trade Watson and are sure to be inundated with offers on just this report alone.
Posted: 12/28/2020 2:34 pm UTC
Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson (hand) said he'll play in Week 17 despite a hand injury he suffered when his hand was caught underneath a facemask on the follow through of a throw.
Huddle Up: Watson and the Texans have nothing to play for in the season finale. So it wouldn't be a surprise if he were limited or didn't play at all. Watson is sixth in fantasy points at the position. Despite the 11-loss season, he has still produced.
Posted: 12/27/2020 11:17 pm UTC
Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson went 24-for-33 for 324 yards and three touchdowns against the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 16. He also rushed for 38 yards on five carries during the game.
Huddle Up: Watson has played very well this season despite the team's record and has thrown at least two touchdowns in 10 games in 2020. He can be considered a No. 1 quarterback in all fantasy leagues next week against Tennessee Titans.
Posted: 12/20/2020 9:04 pm UTC
Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson went 33-for-41 for 373 yards and two touchdowns against the Indianapolis Colts in Week 15. He also rushed for 25 yards on six carries during the game.
Huddle Up: Watson has thrown for at least 300 yards in four of the last five games and has nine touchdowns during that span. He will be facing the Cincinnati Bengals next week and should be a No. 1 quarterback in all leagues.