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Deshaun Watson | Quarterback | #4

Team: Houston Texans
Age / DOB:  (23) / 9/14/1995
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 215
College: Clemson
Drafted: 2017 / Rd. 1 (12) / HOU
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Deshaun Watson completed 29-of-49 passes for 235 yards, one touchdown and an interception in the Texans' 21-7, Wild Card loss to the Colts, adding eight carries for 76 additional yards.
Watson struggled mightily against the Colts' Cover 2 defense, with his pick coming after he was fooled by the zone. Watson was lucky to escape with only one turnover. He also made a few bad plays on fourth down. It was a disappointing ending to an otherwise sensational sophomore campaign, one that saw Watson come all the way back from his torn ACL. He improved his passing efficiency while maintaining big-play ability. Watson is looking like a special player, but he really needs an improved supporting cast for 2019, both with his offensive line and pass catchers. Houston's franchise player turns 24 in September. Jan 5 - 7:41 PM

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Deshaun Watson completed 25-of-35 passes for 234 yards with no touchdowns or interceptions while rushing for 66 yards and a touchdown on 13 carries Sunday in Houston’s Week 17 win over the Jaguars.

He lost 26 yards on six sacks. There was no thought of resting Watson this week as the Texans could have earned a first-round bye with a Patriots loss, though obviously that didn't materialize. Already the league leader in sacks taken by a wide margin, Watson took an inordinate number of hits on Sunday, though he also showed impressive mobility, adding his fifth rushing touchdown while going over 500 rushing yards for the year. With Houston's pass-catching corps thinned out by injuries, Watson honed in on DeAndre Hopkins, hitting him 12 times for 147 yards on 16 targets. The 11-5 Texans still have an outside chance at a first-round bye depending on how the Chargers and Chiefs fare in the afternoon slate, though most likely, they'll be hosting a Wild Card game next weekend.
Sun, Dec 30, 2018 04:21:00 PM

Deshaun Watson completed 29-of-40 passes for 339 yards and two touchdowns while rushing eight times for 49 yards and two more scores in the Texans' Week 16 loss to the Eagles.

Houston’s second drive ultimately stalled in the red zone, but Watson was sharp as he marched them down the field and picked up a third-and-long with an 11-yard scramble. He used his legs again in the second quarter, scoring from five yards out after Houston’s defense set him up near the goal line with a strip sack, and he scored yet another rushing touchdown on Houston’s next drive, scrambling in from six yards out just before the half. The Texans really struggled to move the ball for most of the second half, and Watson did not help matters by fumbling on a sack early in the fourth quarter. He bounced back following an Eagles fumble, capping a quick drive with a 20-yard touchdown throw after buying time with his legs. He was even better the next drive, picking up a long third down before throwing a beautiful pass to the back of the end zone for what looked like the game-winning score. Nick Foles had other ideas, but Watson showed he was up to the task with the game on the line.
Sun, Dec 23, 2018 04:22:00 PM

Deshaun Watson completed 22-of-28 passes for 294 yards and two touchdowns in the Texans' Week 15 comeback win over the Jets.

Watson's line is even more impressive when you account for the six sacks he took on constant pressure throughout the day, inevitably making him the first quarterback to get sacked 50 times this season. Even so, he tacked on 26 yards with his legs prior to engineering his fifth fourth-quarter/overtime game-winning drive this season. Without Keke Coutee (hamstring), both of Watson's touchdown throws went directly to (who else?) DeAndre Hopkins. In spite of low volume, Watson will be a top-five play against Philadelphia's swiss-cheese secondary in Week 16.
Sat, Dec 15, 2018 08:04:00 PM

Deshaun Watson completed 27-of-38 passes for 267 yards with one touchdown while rushing five times for 35 additional yards Sunday in Houston’s Week 14 loss to the Colts.

He took five sacks for a loss of 41 yards. Sunday's defeat spelled the end of Houston's franchise record nine-game winning streak. Watson extended several plays by escaping the pocket in impressive fashion, though he often held onto the ball too long, which resulted in a number of drive-killing sacks. His lone touchdown pass was a thing of beauty as Watson eluded several tackles before firing a seven-yard bullet to DeAndre Hopkins in the back of the end zone. Watson enjoyed a streak of four straight 300-yard passing games early in the year but he's been held in check recently, averaging just 209.7 passing yards over his last eight games. He'll be a fringe QB1 when the Texans play the Jets in East Rutherford next Saturday.
Sun, Dec 9, 2018 04:30:00 PM

Deshaun Watson (shoulder) was removed from the Week 14 injury report.

Watson had his pratice reps limited early in the week, but his status was never in doubt. He's our No. 13 ranked quarterback for Week 14.
Fri, Dec 7, 2018 05:01:00 PM

Deshaun Watson (shoulder) was upgraded to full participation at Thursday's practice.

There was never much concern over Watson's status. Playing at home against a vulnerable Colts secondary, Watson will be in the QB1 conversation this week. The Texans haven't lost since Week 3.
Thu, Dec 6, 2018 04:24:00 PM

Deshaun Watson (shoulder) was limited at Wednesday's practice.

This is likely rep management from the Texans. Watson should be fine for a Week 14 matchup with the Colts.
Wed, Dec 5, 2018 04:36:00 PM

Deshaun Watson completed 22-of-31 passes for 224 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's Week 13 win over the Browns.

Watson added 30 yards rushing on seven attempts. He started the day off on fire, connecting on his first 11 passes of the game. He then went on to complete 17-of-22 passes in the first half for 191 yards, including an 11-yard touchdown to Jordan Thomas. With the Texans up 23-0 at the half, they took their foot off the gas and cruised the remainder of the game. Watson has now thrown for 239 yards or fewer in seven straight games, but has still offered upside with his legs and efficiency at times, making him an up and down fantasy option despite his strong play overall. The Texans will host a soft Colts defense in Week 14.
Sun, Dec 2, 2018 04:21:00 PM

Deshaun Watson completed 19-of-24 passes for 210 yards and two touchdowns in the Texans' 34-17, Week 12 win over the Titans on Monday night, adding 70 yards and a third touchdown on the ground.

Watson's 70 rushing yards marked a new season-best, and he scored on the ground for the first time since Week 4. His 24 attempts was also the sixth-straight game he's thrown the ball 25 times or fewer. Watson needs the rushing output at that low passing volume for fantasy purposes, and he was able to get it tonight, scoring on a designed run from 15 yards away. His two air scores were 12- and 10-yard connections with Demaryius Thomas. Watson gets the Browns in Week 13.
Mon, Nov 26, 2018 11:33:00 PM

Deshaun Watson completed 16-of-24 passes for 208 yards, one touchdown, and two interceptions in Houston's Week 11 win over Washington.

The Texans won their seventh straight game despite a rough day for Watson, who managed seven yards on three rushing attempts and failed to engineer a sustained passing game. Houston plays its next game on Monday Night Football against the Titans, who got shredded by Andrew Luck on Sunday but have otherwise played stout pass defense this year. On lowered volume with the Texans leaning on their defense for wins, Watson will be a mid-range to low-end QB1 play.
Sun, Nov 18, 2018 05:37:00 PM

Deshaun Watson completed 17-of-24 passes for 213 yards and two touchdowns in the Texans' Week 9 win over the Broncos.

Without Will Fuller (torn ACL) and Keke Coutee (hamstring) available, Watson pressed half of his throws in DeAndre Hopkins' direction. The Texans' play-caller may have been efficient again, but it was the fourth consecutive outing he's attempted fewer than 26 passes and, in turn, recorded less than 240 passing yards. He practiced in full all week, but It's a wonder whether or not he's still battling a collapsed lung given his consistent lack of volume. Consider this a warning as he should be fully healed when the Texans return from extended rest and face the Redskins in Week 11.
Sun, Nov 4, 2018 08:35:00 PM

Deshaun Watson (chest) is practicing in full for Week 9 against the Broncos.

A couple weeks ago, Watson's chest injury was bad enough that the Texans wouldn't let him on a plane, instead sending him on a 12-hour bus ride to Jacksonville. Obviously he's feeling much better now. Coming off a game where he threw more touchdowns (five) than incompletions (four), Watson will be a no-brainer QB1 for Sunday's matchup in the Mile High City.
Wed, Oct 31, 2018 06:31:00 PM

Deshaun Watson completed 16-of-20 passes for 239 yards and five touchdowns in the Texans' 42-23, Week 8 win over the Dolphins.

Watson added a 14-yard scramble. As you can see, Watson had more touchdowns than incompletions against a truly embarrassing Dolphins defense. Matt Burke's unit was leaving star players like DeAndre Hopkins and Will Fuller completely uncovered for touchdowns, while little-featured rookie TE Jordan Thomas was able to break free for two scores. Watson was extending plays all night with his legs. Watson and the Texans have now won five straight after opening the year 0-3. The Broncos are on tap for Week 9. A concern for Watson is Fuller's health after he left Thursday's game with a knee issue.
Thu, Oct 25, 2018 11:43:00 PM

Deshaun Watson completed 12-of-24 passes for 139 yards and a touchdown and rushed seven times for 13 yards in the Texans’ Week 7 win over the Jaguars.

"He’s playing hurt," coach Bill O’Brien conceded after the game. Watson is believed to be dealing with lung and ribs injuries, which are why he’s been listed with a "chest" ailment on weekly injury reports. The Texans committed to their rushing attack in Sunday’s victory rather than leaning on Watson to drop back to pass against Jacksonville’s talented-if-underachieving front. Watson now has a quick turnaround in Week 8 against the Dolphins on Thursday Night Football. Due to the injuries, Watson has become an increasingly risky fantasy bet coming off consecutive sub-par box-score games.
Sun, Oct 21, 2018 04:39:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Deshaun Watson
2Brandon Weeden
RB1Lamar Miller
2Alfred Blue
3D'Onta Foreman
GLB1Lamar Miller
2Alfred Blue
3RB1Lamar Miller
2D'Onta Foreman
WR11DeAndre Hopkins
2Vyncint Smith
WR21DeAndre Carter
2Will Fuller
3Demaryius Thomas
WR31Keke Coutee
TE1Ryan Griffin
2Jordan Thomas
3Jordan Akins
LT1Julie'n Davenport
2Martinas Rankin
LG1Senio Kelemete
C1Nick Martin
2Greg Mancz
RG1Zach Fulton
RT1Kendall Lamm
2Roderick Johnson
K1Ka'imi Fairbairn