Posted: 8/10/2022 8:49 pm GMT
Cleveland Browns QB Deshaun Watson is scheduled to be the starting quarterback for the first preseason game.
Huddle Up: Watson's situation is still uncertain since the NFL has appealed his six-game suspension. Fantasy players will need to monitor the situation to see how long he will sit out. He is a starting fantasy option when in uniform but is a risky option at this time.
Posted: 8/10/2022 5:52 pm GMT
Cleveland Browns QB Deshaun Watson could find out his fate this week and the suspension ruling could bar him from the preseason opener if it comes before then, according to Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk on Wednesday, Aug. 10.
Posted: 8/03/2022 9:11 pm GMT
Updating a previous report, Cleveland Browns QB Deshaun Watson's six-game suspension has been appealed by the NFL, and the league will be looking for an indefinite suspension that would last at least one year, according to a source.
Huddle Up: Watson's availability for the start of the season is uncertain at this time because of the appeal. Fantasy players will need to monitor the situation to see when he will be able to play. He is a No. 1 fantasy quarterback when he plays but is a risky option.
Posted: 8/03/2022 8:14 pm GMT
Cleveland Browns QB Deshaun Watson's six-game suspension has been appealed by the NFL.
Huddle Up: There is a good chance that Watson will see additional games added to his suspension, so fantasy players should monitor the situation. Watson should be a No. 1 fantasy quarterback when on the field, but players should have a strong second quarterback if they decide to draft Watson.
Posted: 8/01/2022 12:49 pm GMT
Cleveland Browns QB Deshaun Watson is expected to be suspended six games as parties were informed by Judge Sue Robinson Monday, Aug. 1. He would be eligible to play Oct. 23 against the Baltimore Ravens.
Huddle Up: There's still a chance of an appeal, but this has to be considered a win for the Watson camp as the rhetoric around the situation was he could miss the entire season. He's going to be a QB2 option in fantasy because of the games missed, which will now be a season-and-a-half.
Posted: 7/31/2022 9:36 pm GMT
Cleveland Browns QB Deshaun Watson is expected to be notified of Sue Robinson's decision on his suspension on Monday, Aug. 1, according to sources on Sunday, July 31.
Posted: 7/31/2022 9:24 pm GMT
Cleveland Browns QB Deshaun Watson will likely find out his fate early this week, according to sources on Friday, July 29.
Huddle Up: The expectation is that Watson will face some kind of suspension, but how long it lasts remains to be seen. Jacoby Brissett will fill the void if Watson misses time but isn't a viable fantasy option. You can downgrade all Browns pass-catchers as long as Brissett is under center. Watson will be a QB1 whenever he suits up.
Posted: 7/20/2022 3:34 am GMT
Cleveland Browns QB Deshaun Watson's suspension ruling is not expected to come this week, according to CBS Sports' Josina Anderson on Tuesday, July 19. Reports earlier in the day suggested Watson could receive a ban of anywhere from two to eight games.
Posted: 7/19/2022 9:23 pm GMT
Cleveland Browns QB Deshaun Watson has not been informed of any suspension at this point, but the Browns are bracing for Watson to receive an eight-game suspension, according to a source.
Huddle Up: Watson was expected to be suspended at some point, so his fantasy value will be affected in all leagues. He is a No. 1 quarterback when on the field, but fantasy players will need another good quarterback on the roster if they select Watson. Jacoby Brissett likely will start while Watson is out but can be avoided in most leagues.
Posted: 7/18/2022 5:08 pm GMT
Cleveland Browns QB Deshaun Watson and his legal team have reportedly already made the decision to file a lawsuit against the NFL in federal court if he is handed a full-year suspension, according to Yahoo! Sports' Charles Robinson. Also per Charles Robinson, sources have suggested to him that arbitrator Sue Robinson may be taking her time with a decision in order to give the NFL and Watson another shot at settling.
Huddle Up: The longer the situation continues to play out, the more it appears that Watson is probably looking at a suspension no longer than eight games. Speaking strictly from a fantasy perspective, that kind of suspension would make Watson a strong QB2 option for fantasy managers with quarterbacks who have late bye weeks. A suspension in the four-to-six game range would make it more palatable for fantasy managers to play matchups early with the promise Watson could be their QB1 sometime in October.