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QB Deshaun Watson - Houston Texans

6-2, 221Born: 9-14-1995College: ClemsonDrafted: Round 1, pick 12

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From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Sep 25): Watson played in the eye of the storm against Bill Belichick's defense, which has a history of frustrating rookies. Between his ability to use secondary receivers and legs, Watson will be a good streamer/QBBC component going forward, including this week against the Titans.

Week 4: vs Tennessee Titans

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Detailed matchup analysis coming soon.

Recent Stats and Projections

WEEKOPPoSNAPCMPATTYDTDINTRSHYDTDFumLPts
1 vs JAX 48 12 23 102 1 1 2 16 0 1 8.7
2 at CIN 66 15 24 125 0 0 5 67 1 0 18.95
3 at NE 71 22 33 301 2 2 8 41 0 0 23.15
4 vs TEN PROJ-Tremblay * 21 34 * * * 5 * * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2017 Week 2 vs CIN (15 / 24 / 125 / 0 / 0 pass, 5 / 67 / 1 rush)

It was Deshaun Watson's first NFL start and after a slow start to the evening in the 1st quarter, Watson showed life. Completing 33% of his passes in the 1st quarter, Watson completed 77% of his passes over the final three quarters. He did not have too tough of task with O'Brien keeping it simple for him but he did throw into some danger on the field. Watson ran himself into sacks on the evening with his running around but when he had a clean pocket he operated the offense well. Watson's big play came two plays after he took a big hit sack from Geno Atkins. Watson late in the second half dropped back and was looking for someone on third and long, then he tucked the ball and went to work. 49 yards later and some help from his own teammates along the way he galloped into the end zone with one of the more impressive runs that some will see. Watson did lead two drives deep into Bengals territory that came up with field goals but penalties and not anything Watson did set them back to settle for those opportunities. There was plenty of positives to draw from this game and now it is up to Watson to show he can keep it going.

2017 Week 1 vs JAX (12 / 23 / 102 / 1 / 1 pass, 2 / 16 / 0 rush)

Watson was inserted int he second half to help the jump start the Texans offense. It started with Watson equalizing the Jaguars pass rush with his running ability rushing for 16 yards. His first drive saw him her Hopkins multiple times on the right side of the of the field. Then on a nice play action pass in the red zone he hit Hopkins for a four yard touchdown run. Then it went South for Watson who struggled with accuracy and only completed one pass in ten attempts over 10 yards. Watson looked good throwing to the right but struggled mightily throwing to the left.

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Latest News

Texans | Deshaun Watson throws for over 300 yards (Sun Sep 24, 05:24 PM) - Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson went 22-for-33 for 301 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions against the New England Patriots in Week 3. He also rushed for 41 yards on eight carries during the game.

Our View: Watson played in the eye of the storm and did everything he needed to for the Texans to come away with a road win at Foxboro, but Tom Brady did him one better. He's looking like a good streaming quarterback heading into a matchup with Tennessee.
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Texans | Chemistry growing for DeAndre Hopkins (Thu Sep 21, 09:55 PM) - Houston Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins said the chemistry between he and QB Deshaun Watson is improving every day. 'We're growing, we're getting to know each other, and it's getting better, I can say,' Hopkins said.

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Texans | Deshaun Watson has rough framing for NE matchup (Wed Sep 20, 10:22 AM) - Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson has a tough matchup against the New England Patriots in Week 3 based on historical data. No rookie quarterback has won in New England since head coach Bill Belichick was hired in 2000. They are 0-8 with five touchdowns, 16 interceptions and a 50.7 passer rating.

Our View: So you're saying there's a chance? Things don't look good for Watson this week, but the Patriots defense is not reminding anyone of the '85 Bears this season. The Patriots have the 31st ranked pass defense after two weeks and allow an average of 350.0 passing yards per game. Their run defense isn't much better, ranking 27th in the league by allowing an average of 133.0 yards per game. That being said, the Texans (and Watson) have their work cut out for them in Week 3.
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Jaguars | Yannick Ngakoue fined (Sat Sep 16, 10:22 AM) - Jacksonville Jaguars DE Yannick Ngakoue was fined $24,309 by the National Football League for his unnecessary roughness penalty on QB Deshaun Watson during the fourth quarter of Week 1's game against the Houston Texans.

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Texans | Mixed results for Deshaun Watson (Thu Sep 14, 11:42 PM) - Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson completed 15 of his 24 pass attempts for 125 yards and rushed five times for 67 yards and a touchdown in a 13-9 win over the Cincinnati Bengals Thursday, Sept. 14.

Our View: Watson won't get long touchdown runs in every game and the Texans will likely not expose him much in the passing game, but he has some fantasy potential next week against the Patriots with a long week to prepare. He's worth a pickup in deeper leagues after his electrifying 49-yard touchdown run turned the game.
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Schedule

4vs Tennessee Titans
5vs Kansas City Chiefs
6vs Cleveland Browns
7--- BYE WEEK ---
8@ Seattle Seahawks
9vs Indianapolis Colts
10@ Los Angeles Rams
11vs Arizona Cardinals
12@ Baltimore Ravens
13@ Tennessee Titans
14vs San Francisco 49ers
15@ Jacksonville Jaguars
16vs Pittsburgh Steelers
17@ Indianapolis Colts