QB Deshaun Watson - Houston Texans

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

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Summary

Deshaun Watson suffered an ACL injury halfway through his rookie season of 2017, but he followed it up with 4th place finish among fantasy quarterbacks in 2018. He started all 16 games and led the Texans to a AFC South division title but an unfortunate first-round exit in the playoffs. From a fantasy perspective Watson exceeded 4,000 yards passing, 500 yards rushing, and 5 rushing touchdowns in the same season. He joins Cam Newton as the only quarterbacks in NFL history to accomplish that feat. Watson was sacked a league-high 62 times in 2018, and while the Texans spent a first-round pick on offensive tackle, Tytus Howard, it may not be enough to reverse the trend. Watson still managed to find success despite the offensive line woes, but an improved line will help his cause to escape injury. His versatility as a rusher adds to his fantasy value making him a candidate to be selected in the Top 6 of quarterbacks in redraft leagues this year. (May 3)

FBG Staff Rankings

QB Redraft - 2, 1, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 3, 3, 3, 3, 5
Overall Redraft - 42, 25, 34, 43, 44, 44, 48, 50, 52, 55
QB Dynasty - 2, 2, 2, 3, 3, 3, 4
Overall Dynasty - 46, 44, 47, 49, 61

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 PROJ-Dodds 16.0 329.0 512.0 * * * 90.0 * * *
2019 PROJ-Henry 16.0 346.0 515.0 * * * 96.0 * * *
2019 PROJ-Wood 16.0 338.0 525.0 * * * 80.0 * * *
2019 PROJ-Tremblay 16.0 348.0 538.0 * * * 86.0 * * *

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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.

Average Draft Position

Overall: 50
QB: 4

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2019 Schedule

1@ New Orleans Saints
2vs Jacksonville Jaguars
3@ Los Angeles Chargers
4vs Carolina Panthers
5vs Atlanta Falcons
6@ Kansas City Chiefs
7@ Indianapolis Colts
8vs Oakland Raiders
9@ Jacksonville Jaguars
10--- BYE WEEK ---
11@ Baltimore Ravens
12vs Indianapolis Colts
13vs New England Patriots
14vs Denver Broncos
15@ Tennessee Titans
16@ Tampa Bay Buccaneers
17vs Tennessee Titans