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QB Deshaun Watson - Houston Texans

6-2, 221Born: 9-14-1995College: ClemsonDrafted: Round 1, pick 2017

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From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Sep 24): The Texans season is hanging in the balance after they fell to 0-3, but fantasy teams with Watson will be ok. He had another strong game, as having Will Fuller in the lineup appears to be the key to Watson's value. He'll face an unexpectedly solid Colts defense next week and should be treated as an everyweek QB1.

Week 4: at Indianapolis Colts

All QB vs IND

Detailed matchup analysis coming soon.

Recent Stats and Projections

1 at NE 74 17 34 176 1 1 8 40 0 1 14.8
2 at TEN 67 22 32 310 2 1 5 44 0 0 24.9
3 vs NYG 68 24 40 385 2 1 5 36 0 0 29.85
4 at IND PROJ-Dodds * 21 34 * * * 6 * * * *
4 at IND PROJ-Tremblay * 21 34 * * * 6 * * * *

Weekly Performance vs QB 1, QB 12, QB 24

Percentile ranks

Deshaun Watson's percentile rank in each category, among QB with more than 50 fantasy points.

Recent Game Summaries

2018 Week 3 vs NYG (24 / 40 / 385 / 2 / 1 pass, 5 / 36 / 0 rush)

The Texans quarterback is churning on numbers at a high level but even with his 385 yard passing game, there is so much more out there for him in the passing game. Watson missed Will Fuller on an open post route that he sailed just to his right due to pressure coming from a missed block. Also, add in no real running game, Watson was depended on to carry the offense and continue to be the main cog in putting together anything for the Texans. He depended on his most reliable targets in in DeAndre Hopkins and Will Fuller. Watson used both Hopkins and Fuller to put together key drives on big throws and was able to literally spread their chances out in half. Watson was able to have 7 passes of 20+ yards and 5 passes for 25+ yards continuing his trend of being able to produce big plays.

2018 Week 2 vs TEN (22 / 32 / 310 / 2 / 1 pass, 5 / 44 / 0 rush)

It was a much better performance on the field for Deshaun Watson throwing for 310 yards and two touchdowns and that was even after a slow start on offense. Watson was able to balance out the field and use Will Fuller to open up the offense especially in the passing game. Watson was able to hit Fuller all game with comeback routes then broke off the Titans with a 39 yard touchdown go route to Fuller to flip the field. Watson was much more under control and was near perfect throwing the ball to Fuller and it was clear DeAndre Hopkins was his other favorite target. Watson hit Hopkins for a 28 yard touchdown pass to start the Texans scoring and ended up hitting him many times in the middle of the field to get the chains moving. Outside of Fuller and Hopkins, Watson did hit Bruce Ellington for 45 yards but they went away from it on offense. Ellington had plenty of room to work with in the middle of the field and to eat up yards. Watson did plenty in the air but he did have moments of hiccups, throwing an interception into double coverage for the second week in a row and recovering his own fumble twice; once on a snap and another on not protecting the ball letting a defensive lineman swipe the ball from his hands.

2018 Week 1 vs NE (17 / 34 / 176 / 1 / 1 pass, 8 / 40 / 0 rush)

It was not the start the Texans wanted to see from Deshaun Watson especially after an opening play fumble by him trying to handoff to Lamar Miller. Watson was inaccurate most of the game and was lackluster to start the first half. He only threw for 61 yards in the first half and was out of sorts paying attention to a rush that was not near him. His only interception came from forcing the football to a receiver double covered in the end zone that he should have not thrown. The second half was a little better for Watson completing 12 passes but it still wasn't enough to pull the win out for the Texans. He did hit Bruce Ellington for a 4-yard touchdown and even added 40 yards on the ground showing that his ACL is just fine. Watson looked rusty and made some poor decisions but as the game wore on, he did some good things.


Latest News

Texans | Deshaun Watson throws for 385 yards (Sun Sep 23, 05:41 PM) - Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson went 24-for-40 for 385 yards, two touchdowns and one interception against the New York Giants in Week 3. He also rushed for 36 yards on five carries during the game.

Our View: Watson was great for fantasy but his team fell to 0-3. He is going to be a fantasy QB1 again, but the wins and new hope for the Texans that came with Watson last year are not there this year. Watson faces an underrated Colts defense next week.
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Texans | DeShaun Watson tosses two TDs (Sun Sep 16, 09:35 PM) - Houston Texans QB DeShaun Watson completed 22-of-32 passes for 310 yards, two touchdowns and one interception in the Week 2 game against the Tennessee Titans.

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