Deshaun Watson, QB Houston Texans

General Info

  • Height: 6' 2"
  • Weight: 221 lbs
  • DOB: 09-14-1995

Rankings

HOU Depth Chart

Most Recent News

Texans QB Deshaun Watson could play Thursday

Tuesday, August 7, 2018, 4:21pm

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

Deshaun Watson’s recovery from the torn ACL that ended his rookie season has progressed well throughout the offseason and he’s been on the field practicing since the start of training camp, which left head coach Bill O’Brien to answer a question about whether Watson will play against the Chiefs on Thursday night.

O’Brien didn’t commit to an answer, but said, via multiple reporters, that it is “more likely” that Watson will be in the lineup than on the sideline.

Fantasy Impact:

He last played in a game on Oct. 29 the story said. It's great news to see Watson could be fully back to form if he does in fact get in the game against the Chiefs on Thursday.

Scouting Report

Fantasy Upside
Watson was having an epic rookie season before a torn ACL cut it short. In fact, he was on pace for 43 touchdown passes before he got hurt in practice. Watson played at a high level by combining a mix of spread concepts with more traditional drop-back designs. Along the way, he catapulted DeAndre Hopkins back into the elite conversation and turned Will Fuller into a legitimate weekly must-start for fantasy managers. Perhaps of greater interest, however, was the rookie's week-to-week consistency. As NFL.com pointed out, no player in the NFL averaged more fantasy points per game (24.1).

Fantasy Downside
Of course, Watson is coming off reconstructive surgery (he resumed running in February and was able to take part in OTAs -- albeit on a limited basis) and opposing defenses will make adjustments based on Watson's rookie success; how he reacts and adapts to overcome those efforts remains to be seen.

2018 Bottom Line
Although the knee and his ability to get past defensive adjustments are at least minor questions, those looking to cash in on Watson's second season potential will have to pony up some serious fantasy draft capital to do so. But landing a player with as high a ceiling as Watson boasts doesn't seem like an unreasonable gamble for those already inclined to draft their quarterbacks early.

2018 Strength of Schedule - HOU
W1W2W3W4W5W6W7W8W9W10W11W12W13W14W15W16W17
32
@NE
18
@TEN
21
NYG
20
@IND
15
DAL
6
BUF
1
@JAX
23
MIA
9
@DEN
BYE10
@WAS
18
TEN
28
CLE
20
IND
31
@NYJ
13
@PHI
1
JAX

Schedule difficulty based on schedule-adjusted, positional defensive ranking. Top DEF = 1, bottom DEF = 32.

2017 Game Stats
WkOppCompAttPaYdsPaTDIntYPAYPRRuAttYdsTDFumYPCPtsSnaps%
1JAX1223102114.438.50216018.005.748/7960.8%
2@CIN1524125005.218.335671013.4017.766/66100.0%
3@NE2233301229.1213.68841005.1220.171/71100.0%
4TEN2534283418.3211.32424106.0033.778/8492.9%
5KC1631261508.4216.313310010.3333.564/64100.0%
6CLE1729225317.7613.24623003.8321.366/66100.0%
7BYE---------------
8@SEA19304024313.4021.16867008.3832.871/71100.0%
9IND---------------
10@LAR---------------
11ARI---------------
12@BAL---------------
13@TEN---------------
14SF---------------
15@JAX---------------
16PIT---------------
17@IND---------------
Per game18.0029.14242.712.711.148.3313.485.1438.430.290.147.4723.5566.29/71.5793.37%
Totals12620416991988.3313.4836269217.47164.86464/50193.37%