QB Deshaun Watson - Houston Texans

6-2, 221Born: 9-14-1995College: ClemsonDrafted: Round 1, pick 12 (2017)

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Summary

The 2019 season marked the second consecutive top 5 fantasy finish for Deshaun Watson. He has anchored himself as a highly regarded fantasy commodity due to his versatility at quarterback. Watson has passed for at least 3,800 yards and rushed for 400 yards in each of the last two years. He also has surpassed 30 total touchdowns in each of the last two seasons. As long as he continues to put forth consistent rushing numbers and keep his passing numbers above average, he should continue to be a top 6 fantasy quarterback, if not higher. One strike against him heading into the 2020 season is the departure of his top target, DeAndre Hopkins, to the Arizona Cardinals. Hopkins accounted for 150 targets, 104 receptions, 1,165 yards, and 7 touchdowns in 2019. His target share represented 45% of the entire Texans wide receiver corps and 30% of the entire team's pass attempts. Hopkins' presence will be missed and there is no one true replacement in line to fill the void. Watson will need to utilize other members of the offense to keep pace with his previous success. There is a chance that his overall production could suffer if the sum of losing Hopkins isn't outweighed by the emergence and utilization of others. The Texans did add veteran wide receiver Brandin Cooks and running back David Johnson (Hopkins trade) to help fill the gaps on offense, but will their contribution fill the void enough to sustain Watson's fantasy success as a top 6 quarterback? The answer to that will give a good indication of what we can expect in 2020. (May 5)

FBG Staff Rankings

QB Redraft - 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 4, 4, 4, 5, 5, 5, 5
Overall Redraft - 54, 31, 43, 45, 48, 55, 56, 57, 58, 60
QB Dynasty - 3, 3, 3, 3, 4, 4, 5
Overall Dynasty - 44, 28, 37, 38, 44, 44, 59, 67

Stats and Projections

YEARGCMPATTYDTDINTRSHYDTDFumL
2017 HOU 7 126 204 1699 19 8 36 269 2 1
2018 HOU 16 345 505 4165 26 9 99 551 5 3
2019 HOU 15 333 495 3852 26 12 82 413 7 3
2020 PROJ-Dodds 15.4 340.0 515.0 * * * 81.0 * * *
2020 PROJ-Henry 15.0 348.0 525.0 * * * 85.0 * * *
2020 PROJ-Wood 14.0 335.0 515.0 * * * 85.0 * * *
2020 PROJ-Tremblay 15.0 327.0 511.0 * * * 82.0 * * *
2020 PROJ-Consensus 15.0 340.1 517.9 * * * 83.2 * * *

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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.

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Average Draft Position

Overall: 54
QB: 5

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Latest News

Texans | Deshaun Watson, GM talking extension (Fri Jul 31, 01:57 PM) - Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson and his representatives are talking with general manager Bill O'Brien and the team on a contract extension. 'We're working hard,' O'Brien said Friday, July 31. 'We want him here a long time.'

Our View: Watson and the Texans brass have been talking since April. They didn't get a deal done before Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes reset the market, and it will be interesting to see how all quarterback deals are impacted by that contract. Watson is under the team's control through the 2021 season as they picked up his fifth-year option.
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2020 Schedule

1@ Kansas City Chiefs
2vs Baltimore Ravens
3@ Pittsburgh Steelers
4vs Minnesota Vikings
5vs Jacksonville Jaguars
6@ Tennessee Titans
7vs Green Bay Packers
8--- BYE WEEK ---
9@ Jacksonville Jaguars
10@ Cleveland Browns
11vs New England Patriots
12@ Detroit Lions
13vs Indianapolis Colts
14@ Chicago Bears
15@ Indianapolis Colts
16vs Cincinnati Bengals
17vs Tennessee Titans