QB Deshaun Watson - Houston Texans
|6-2, 221||Born: 9-14-1995||College: Clemson||Drafted: Round 1, pick 2017|
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Weekly Performance vs QB 1, QB 12, QB 24
Deshaun Watson's percentile rank in each category, among QB with more than 50 fantasy points.
Recent Game Summaries
2019 Week 19 vs KC (31 / 52 / 388 / 2 / 0 pass, 6 / 37 / 1 rush)
It was an unfortunate game for the Texans, and it was a hot start for Deshaun Watson leading the offense on their first opening-drive touchdown of the season. He was able to hit Kenny Stills for a 54-yard touchdown pass when the Chiefs busted a coverage leaving him wide open. Watson also hit tight end, Darren Fells, for a four-yard touchdown pass on a nice ready hitting his tight end, finding a soft spot in a zone looks just inside the endzone. It was also the first time in a while that Watson was able to cut loose the deep ball, and he hit six passes for over 20 yards plus four of 30 yards or more. Watson did chip in five-yard touchdown run late in the game when the game was out of reach. Watson had no turnovers, but it was a yardage filled game for the offense, but it not produce enough scores to keep up with the Chiefs' explosive offense.
2019 Week 18 vs BUF (20 / 25 / 247 / 1 / 0 pass, 14 / 55 / 1 rush)
It was a slow start once again for the Texans quarterback with the Bills smothering defense to keep them from throwing the deep ball. Watson was able to wake up the Texans offense with a 20-yard touchdown run dragging Bills defenders into the end zone to get going late in the 3rd quarter. Watson was also able to get the 2-point conversion on a quarterback rollout when he kept the football to dive over the front right pylon. Watson racked up over 300 total yards through the air and ground to pace the offense. He hit Carlos Hyde for a five-yard touchdown pass wide open after a play-action fake. His best throw came on a 41-yard deep ball to DeAndre Hopkins down the left sideline to set up the Hyde touchdown throw a few plays later. His best play came to seal that game when two Bills defenders had him sacked, but he spun out of it to hit Taiwan Jones in the flats, and the speedy back did the rest for a 34-yard catch and run to set up the game-winning field goal. Watson only had five incompletions and no turnovers on the day, making it his best performance in a while for the Texans offense.
2019 Week 16 vs TB (19 / 32 / 184 / 0 / 1 pass, 7 / 37 / 0 rush)
One of Deshaun Watson's worst performances of the season was only throwing for 184 yards and an interception. His interception was thrown on a deep ball intended for Kenny Stills, but he left it too close to the defender to intercept the pass. Watson's longest completion of the day went to DeAndre Carter for 39 yards, which set up the Texans for the game-winning field goal. Watson did have a touchdown to Darren Fells reversed by replay after being down at the six-inch line. Outside of those two deep opportunities, Watson was conservative with his throws and kept to what the Buccaneers gave him.
2019 Week 15 vs TEN (19 / 27 / 243 / 2 / 2 pass, 7 / 32 / 0 rush)
It could have been a bigger day for Deshaun Watson than his two touchdown performance. Both touchdowns went to Kenny Stills in favorable matchups to get him open in the red zone. Watson threw two costly interceptions in the red zone. One was intended for a wide open Duke Johnson but the ball was left hanging too much for the safer to intercept it at the one. The other was on a play action pass that was tipped at the line headed for Will Fuller but that too was intercepted. Watson's best passes on the day came on two pinpoint strikes to DeAndre Hopkins, both going for 35-yards.
2019 Week 14 vs DEN (28 / 50 / 292 / 1 / 2 pass, 6 / 44 / 2 rush)
It was a slow day for Deshaun Watson, who had to work for everything that he threw for on Sunday against the Broncos defense. Watson looked confused at times and struggled to find open receivers. Watson threw two interceptions on the day. One was tipped at the line of scrimmage into a defensive backs arms while the second was a last-ditch effort in a comeback late in the 4th. Watson's fifty pass attempts were due to the Texans being behind the entire game, but he did hit DeAndre Hopkins wide open for a 43-yard touchdown pass. Hopkins was wide open on an over route that no one covered him on. Also, Watson scored on a six and three-yard touchdown runs in garbage time late in the game. The stats looked good in the touchdown department, but overall it was a down day for Watson and the Texans offense.
2019 Week 13 vs NE (18 / 25 / 234 / 3 / 0 pass, 4 / -1 / 0 rush)
When "Prime Time" games are on, Deshaun Watson is at his best, and Sunday evening was no different. Watson accounted for four touchdowns, which included a six-yard reception from DeAndre Hopkins to ice the game. Watson had touchdown passes for 35, 14, and 13 yards during the game with his best throw going to Kenny Stills. Stills beat his man deep in the back of the end zone, and Watson threw a perfectly placed ball for him to catch and drag two feet in. When the Texans needed plays due to the running game struggling, Watson was able to get it going through the air.
2019 Week 12 vs IND (19 / 30 / 298 / 2 / 1 pass, 3 / 10 / 0 rush)
It was a slow start for Deshaun Watson, and it involved a costly interception that he threw right to a defensive back. Watson also got away with two other possible interceptions, but outside of that, the big plays were the difference-makers on the day for Watson. The return of Will Fuller helped open up the offense and create a big throw for him with completions of 44 and 51 yards. Watson was able to complete five of his seven attempts for over 20-plus yards for 184 yards and two touchdowns. Then Watson was able to get an easy touchdown throw to DeAndre Hopkins for 35-yards after a blown coverage by the Colts secondary. His best throw went to Hopkins on a 30-yard touchdown pass on a deep ball placed perfectly to where only Hopkins could catch it.
2019 Week 11 vs BAL (18 / 29 / 169 / 0 / 1 pass, 3 / 12 / 0 rush)
It was an unproductive day for Deshaun Watson and his first game of the season without a touchdown. The Ravens did everything to limit his throws downfield and add in the most sacks of him this season with seven. It was a recipe for disaster. Watson turned to Hopkins for most of his work, completing seven passes for the longest of the day going for 20 yards. There were two costly turnovers for Watson with a fumble and interception he should not have thrown. It was a rare down game for Watson and one that should be a blip on the radar screen.
2019 Week 9 vs JAX (22 / 28 / 201 / 2 / 0 pass, 7 / 37 / 0 rush)
The Texans quarterback continues to make plays that are frustrating for defenses across the NFL. This week the Jaguars were the victims of Watson. Watson was able to break pressure to hit receivers in key situations. For the second week in a row, Watson was patient with the football and did not force it downfield. He had only seven throws over 10 yards the entire game, but he was able to pick apart the defense with throws underneath. Watson hit Darren Fells, and DeAndre Hopkins for one-yard touchdown passes, and his leading receiver was Duke Johnson out of the backfield. Watson is getting to the point of throwing the ball short and letting his playmakers eat up yards for him. He also chipped in 37 yards on the ground, breaking out of the pocket.
2019 Week 8 vs OAK (27 / 39 / 279 / 3 / 0 pass, 10 / 46 / 0 rush)
In grand Deshaun Watson fashion, he remained the Texans' most important player on the field on Sunday. Throwing for 279 yards and three touchdowns, Watson continues to grow as a quarterback. The biggest change in his game is that he is more patient as a passer and not forcing the football into terrible situations. Willing to take throw underneath, he hit Darren Fells for two touchdown passes, including a one-eye pass that resulted in him being kicked in the eye by a Raiders' defender. Watson spun out two potential sack attempts and his Fells for a nine-yard touchdown pass. Watson did not attempt many big throws downfield, but he was able to hit DeAndre Carter for a 46-yard gain to set up the Texans for a field goal attempt. Watson also continues to rack up yards on the ground. He had 46 on the day.
2019 Week 7 vs IND (23 / 34 / 308 / 1 / 2 pass, 3 / 32 / 0 rush)
It was an up and down day for Deshaun Watson. The offense had to depend on him due to no real running game throughout the game. Watson had two costly interceptions, one was his own doing while another bounced out of Keke Coutee's hands into a Colts defenders waiting arms. Watson was still able to throw for 308 yards and hit DeAndre Hopkins for his only touchdown pass on a four-yard pass. The Colts did everything they could to limit the big throws from Watson and forced him to work underneath with his throws. Watson was patient, but his first interception intended for Duke Johnson killed a scoring drive opportunity for the offense. Watson did have two 100-yard receivers on the day. The work between Watson, DeAndre Hopkins, and Kenny Stills was able to keep the Texans alive during the game.
2019 Week 6 vs KC (30 / 42 / 280 / 1 / 2 pass, 10 / 42 / 2 rush)
It was not an overall explosive day for Deshaun Watson, but it should have been. Two of his most reliable receivers in DeAndre Hopkins and Will Fuller did not help him dropping three possibly four touchdown passes between the two of them. Fuller's potential touchdowns would have covered over 20+ yards if he had caught them. Watson did have an 11-yard touchdown pass to Duke Johnson and a one-yard touchdown run on the game-winning drive. He did have two poor interceptions in the end zone, throwing into double coverage. Watson did throw for 280 yards but his day could have been much better if he would have received help from his two favorite targets.
2019 Week 5 vs ATL (28 / 33 / 426 / 5 / 0 pass, 4 / 47 / 0 rush)
A complete change from last week, Deshaun Watson showed up on Sunday against the Falcons with a vengeance. He had as many touchdowns as he did incomplete passes with five. Watson even was able to find big plays through the air hitting six passes for 20-plus yards including a 51-yard quick strike and run to Keke Coutee out of the slot. With the Falcons focused on Deandre Hopkins, Watson went to Will Fuller and he was able to hit him for three touchdowns covering 6, 33 and the game sealing 44-yard touchdown. On the 44-yard touchdown route, Fuller adjusted his route getting back upfield and Watson laid the ball perfectly out in front of Fuller to run under it for a touchdown. Watson was also able to target tight end Darren Fells in the red zone twice for touchdowns using his size against smaller defensive backs. Watson showed his accuracy and helped put the potential of the Texans offense on display if they are hitting on all cylinders during a game.
2019 Week 4 vs CAR (21 / 33 / 160 / 0 / 0 pass, 3 / 12 / 1 rush)
It was a slow and disappointing day for Deshaun Watson who looked unwilling to take what the Panthers defense was willing to give him. He only had two completions over 10-yards and the 14-yard completion to DeAndre Hopkins came on the final drive of the game. Watson was just not patient, and he missed tremendous opportunities to hit Will Fuller and Hopkins for near touchdown plays. He overthrew both receivers who had their defenders beat downfield. It was the first game that Watson did not have a completion over 20-plus yards. Watson did check the ball down when needed, but it was an uninspiring performance from one of the more dynamic quarterbacks in the NFL.
2019 Week 3 vs LAC (25 / 34 / 351 / 3 / 0 pass, 7 / 18 / 0 rush)
The day did not start out as planned with Deshaun Watson on the first drive throwing a lateral on a screen pass the resulted in a fumble. Watson's costly mistake put the Texans behind the 8-ball early but he answered back with a vengeance. Watson threw for 351 yards and the biggest thing to come from it was the improved protection for him and him getting the football out on time. Watson was also able to find the tight end group where he hit Jordan Akins for two touchdowns and Darren Fells for another. Fells touchdown came on a 16-yard rope when the Chargers only rushed three allowing Watson to surgery the field hitting Fells wide open. As for his throws to Akins, the first came on a 15-yard strike when the tight end got into the seam of the defense wide open for an easy throw. The big play for Akins and Watson came on a broken play where Watson got out of the pocket to hit the tight end cutting to the right for a 53-yard touchdown catch and run. Watson continues to utilize Kenny Stills as his deep threat and hit him for gains of 38 and 31 and also missed him on a wide open big gain. While his targets to DeAndre Hopkins and Will Fuller have been underneath allowing others to get into the teeth of the defense. Watson got away with an interception late in the game when he threw it up for grabs trying to throw it out of bounds. Luckily it was off-setting penalties on the play allowing the interception to be wiped out.
2019 Week 2 vs JAX (16 / 29 / 159 / 0 / 0 pass, 4 / 5 / 1 rush)
It was a slow day for Watson through the air but mainly due to the Jaguars taking DeAndre Hopkins out of the game. Watson struggled to get the offense going, and for the most part, his pass protection held up. Watson did not get much help from others, and he had two critical drops from Will Fuller that would have been sizeable gains. Watson did throw some deeper routes to find Fuller for 28 and hit another deep ball to Kenny Stills for 31. The two longest completions to DeAndre Hopkins were on play-action passes to the middle of the field for 14 and 13 yards. Watson did have a 2-yard touchdown rush that was the only touchdown on the day for the Texans.
2019 Week 1 vs NO (20 / 30 / 268 / 3 / 1 pass, 4 / 40 / 1 rush)
It was a slow start for Deshaun Watson but he got rolling as the game go going. He opened the scoring with a 21-yard touchdown run that saw him flip into the end zone. He was slow to get up an appeared to bruise his back. That did not slow him from opening up the passing game through the air hitting Deandre Hopkins twice in the end zone and a strike to Kenny Stills on a 37-yard post in the middle of the field. Watson did not get much help at times, there were four dropped passes that he threw that would have helped his numbers but he made some big throws when the Texans needed them. Watson's big mistake came forcing a pass into double coverage to Will Fuller on a ball that should have never been thrown.
Latest NewsTexans | Houston blows big lead, falls in Kansas City (Sun Jan 12, 06:31 PM) - Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson completed 31-of-52 passes for 388 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions in Sunday's 51-31 AFC Divisional Round playoff game loss against the Kansas City Chiefs, as the team blew a 24-0 lead. RB Carlos Hyde rushed 13 times for 44 yards, while Watson also added 37 yards and a score. WR DeAndre Hopkins ended up with nine grabs for 118 yards on a game-high 14 targets. WR Will Fuller was a nice secondary option with 89 yards on five catches, while WR Kenny Stills posted three receptions for 80 yards and a touchdown. TE Darren Fells also had three catches for 22 yards and a touchdown on seven targets. RB Duke Johnson also chipped in with 11 rushing yards and five grabs for 23 yards. CB Lonnie Johnson also had a blocked kick return for touchdown in the first quarter while totaling four solo tackles. Our View: Watson was gifted a 24-0 lead but then turned into a deer in the headlights like his teammates as the game quickly slipped away. The stats were great in a perfect fantasy football game script, but this game will be remembered as an all-time collapse. The Texans are unlikely to make any majors this offseason and will be without their first and third round picks in the draft.
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