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Tuesday, August 7, 2018, 4:21pm
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.
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.
Posted by Bob Harris
Friday, July 13, 2018 - 10:08pm
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).
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
Schedule difficulty based on schedule-adjusted, positional defensive ranking. Top DEF = 1, bottom DEF = 32.
2017 Game Stats
|Per game||18.00||29.14||242.71||2.71||1.14||8.33||13.48||5.14||38.43||0.29||0.14||7.47||23.55||66.29/71.57||93.37% |