Posted: 9/24/2021 3:07 pm GMT
Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson remains committed to forcing his exit from Houston and doesn't care how long it takes, according to a source. 'If you're paying him $10 million to sit this year, ' the source said, 'you don't think he would take $30 million and sit next year?'
Huddle Up: Watson should remain stashed in all formats until at least the trade deadline Nov. 2.
Posted: 9/20/2021 3:01 pm GMT
Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson will not play in Week 3, according to manager David Culley.
Huddle Up: It certainly looks like Watson will not play for the Texans this season. Hold onto him in hopes that he's traded to another team before the deadline. Avoid the Texans' QB situation altogether in fantasy.
Posted: 9/17/2021 9:26 pm GMT
Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson (non-injury) did not participate in practice Friday, Sept. 17, and has been ruled out for Week 2.
Huddle Up: Tyrod Taylor will continue to be the starting quarterback as long as Watson is sidelined. Taylor will have a tougher matchup this week and probably is only an option in two-quarterback leagues.
Posted: 9/12/2021 1:55 pm GMT
The Houston Texans have asked NFL teams interested in trading for QB Deshaun Watson for a combination of six players and draft picks, according to multiple league sources. General manager Nick Caserio does not appear willing to budge from this trade price, although no clubs reportedly want to include picks without attaching conditions to them, since Watson is under investigation by the FBI, Houston Police Department and the NFL for 22 active lawsuits with allegations of sexual assault and inappropriate behavior.
Huddle Up: Watson will be inactive for the season opener versus the Jacksonville Jaguars and the Texans are prepared to have him remained sidelined for the entire 2021 season if no other clubs are willing to meet their trade price, even if it means paying him his full $10.5 million salary. Tyrod Taylor will serve as Houston's starting quarterback but is only worthy of consideration for rostering in two-quarterback fantasy leagues.
Posted: 9/10/2021 9:01 pm GMT
Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson (non-injury) did not participate in practice Friday, Sept. 10, and has been ruled out for Week 1.
Huddle Up: It is not known if Watson will play at all this season, so Houston will go with Tyrod Taylor as their starter for now. Taylor should be avoided in standard leagues but could be a possible option in some two-quarterback leagues.
Posted: 8/31/2021 2:23 pm GMT
Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson isn't expected to be traded by the 4 p.m. cut-down deadline Tuesday, Aug. 31.
Huddle Up: It's as simple as this: Watson can be a top-four option at the position. However, the team has eroded around him, and there's still a cloud of off-the-field stuff hovering over him. If you have a safe quarterback with a late bye week, he's worth the roll of the dice.
Posted: 8/30/2021 7:46 pm GMT
Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson is not close to being traded at this time, and the Texans are prepared to keep him on their active roster and have him on the inactive list each week, according to sources.
Huddle Up: Fantasy players will need to watch this situation over the next week or two to see if Watson is traded before the season starts. Tyrod Taylor will be the starting quarterback for the Texans if the team decides to bench Watson but would not be more than a No. 2 fantasy quarterback.
Posted: 8/28/2021 9:29 pm GMT
Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson has been looking for a trade, and the Miami Dolphins are believed to be the frontrunners for Watson if the Texans decide to move him, according to sources. The Texans are believed to be looking for three first-round draft choices and two second-round draft choices in a trade.
Huddle Up: Watson's status for the 2021 season is still uncertain, so fantasy players will need to monitor the situation. The Dolphins have Tua Tagovailoa as their starter, but Watson likely would be the better option and give a boost to the fantasy value of the Dolphins pass catchers. Watson should be a No. 1 fantasy quarterback if he plays.
Posted: 8/28/2021 4:21 pm GMT
Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson is the subject of 'mounting chatter' regarding a possible trade in the 'coming days,' according to multiple league sources Saturday, Aug. 28. It is believed the two top finalists to acquire Watson are the Carolina Panthers and Miami Dolphins.
Huddle Up: Watson remains in total limbo right now with the Texans, and the amount of uncertainty regarding both his immediate and long-term NFL future remains very high with his legal issues hanging over everything. He remains undraftable in re-draft leagues until there's much more clarity.
Posted: 8/17/2021 4:58 pm GMT
Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson didn't practice Tuesday, Aug. 17, but head coach David Culley said Watson isn't injured. 'Deshaun is here,' Culley said. 'Again, every day he's here, he comes in, and he works. He does what we ask him to do and he's here every day and he's doing fine.'
Huddle Up: Watson is a low-end QB1 in fantasy with a top-three QB ceiling. His off-the-field issues could force him to miss time, though, which makes him a risky option.