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QB Deshaun Watson Houston Texans Player Page

#4 Deshaun Watson, QB    Fantasy Football Injury Status   Questionable - Shoulder
Houston Texans
Height 6' 2"
Weight 215 lbs
Age 23
Birthdate September 14th 1995
College Clemson
Year 2017
Round 1   Pick 12
Season Statistics
2018 Fantasy Points by Week
Recent Games
Strength of Schedule
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Fantasy Analysis
Week 15 Projections
With the Houston Texans continuing to emphasize their ground game and defense, Watson has tossed just one touchdown pass in three of his last four outings. The New York Jets have been soft on the ground, so another outing with moderate yardage and a touchdown pass or two is likely from him as a backend fantasy QB1. The Jets have ceded two or more scoring strikes in nine of 13 contests.
Passsing: 247 Yards, 2 TD, 1 INT.
Rushing: 28 Yards, 0 TD.

Season Projections
Watson's sensational 2017 rookie debut lasted only seven games (six starts) because of a season-ending right ACL tear (Watson tore his left ACL at Clemson in 2014), but the talented young triggerman served notice to the fantasy universe that he's primed to emerge as the NFL's next great dual-threat quarterback. From Week 2 through Week 8, Watson topped all quarterbacks in fantasy scoring, touchdown passes (he was on pace to toss 43 scoring strikes) and rushing yards (fourth-most carries). He also ranked 14th in passing yards. On the season, Watson amassed a combined 21 passing and rushing touchdowns in 26 quarters played. He threw a touchdown on 9.3 percent of his passes, which isn't a sustainable rate (Aaron Rodgers' career 6.4 percent rate currently tops the NFL), but Watson's upside over a 16-game schedule still looks mouth watering. His surgically repaired knee is good to go, and Houston isn't planning to reduce Watson's rushing load. Houston Texans head coach and play-caller Bill O'Brien retooled what he now calls a "Watson-centric playbook," adding wrinkles from Clemson's spread attack. Lead wideout DeAndre Hopkins and deep-threat Will Fuller are the two featured guys in a surprisingly shallow Houston receiver corps that includes slot guy Bruce Ellington, Braxton Miller and promising rookie lid-lifter Keke Coutee. If Hopkins goes down with a long-term injury, Watson's passing production obviously will take a big hit. The retirement of C.J. Fiedorowicz due to concussions has left the tight end position wide open with mediocre Ryan Griffin the favorite to start. Watson's draft-day price will be high, but he clearly comes with top-10 fantasy upside.

Passing: 763 Yards, 7 TD, 2 INT.
Rushing: 81 Yards, 0 TD.

Player News
Injury Report
Week 1 - Questionable - Knee - ACL
Week 6 - Questionable - Chest
Week 14 - Questionable - Shoulder

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