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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
Contract: view contract details

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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. Oct 21 - 4:39 PM

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Deshaun Watson (chest) is practicing in full for Week 7.

Watson played at less than 100 percent last week, but it was never more than a pain-tolerance issue. He has another tough matchup with Jacksonville after Buffalo held him to one touchdown. We like Watson as a back-end QB1 for Week 7.
Oct 17 - 4:23 PM

Deshaun Watson completed 15-of-25 passes for 177 yards, one touchdown, and two interceptions in the Texans' Week 6 win over the Bills.

Watson also fumbled three times, losing one, and was sacked seven times in a game he almost certainly wants to forget. Things started out perfectly for the quarterback, who was five-for-five with 62 yards and a touchdown to start the game, but it all went downhill from there. Houston's only meaningful offense in the second half came when Will Fuller drew a defensive pass interference play in the end zone. Houston could not get convert that into a touchdown, but the defense bailed them out with a pick-six to close out the game. Watson can point to a tough matchup, but the road will not get any easier next week in Jacksonville. He will be just a borderline QB1 in that matchup.
Oct 14 - 4:01 PM

Deshaun Watson (chest) is active for Week 6 against the Bills.

There was never much doubt about his status despite a lingering chest injury. Watson is a locked-in QB1 this week. Houston declared CB Aaron Colvin (ankle), WR Vyncint Smith, ILB Brian Peters (ankle), OLB Deashon Hall, OT David Sharpe, DE Carlos Watkins, and DE Christian Covington inactive for Week 6.
Oct 14 - 11:31 AM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Deshaun Watson (chest) is expected to play Week 6 against the Bills.

There never appeared to be much doubt about his availability, but it is still good to get some confirmation. Watson's faces an understatedly tough matchup against the Bills, but he remains a solid QB1.
Oct 13 - 11:57 PM

Deshaun Watson (chest) is questionable for Week 6 against Buffalo.

There's no doubt over Watson's status despite the questionable tag. Watson has been on fire since a shaky Week 1, throwing for over 300 yards in four straight games. He's our fifth-ranked quarterback for Sunday's matchup with Buffalo.
Oct 12 - 4:15 PM

Deshaun Watson (chest) remained "limited" in Thursday's practice.

The Texans are just managing Watson's reps. The quarterback has expressed zero concern about his Week 6 status. He will be an elite QB1 against the Bills.
Oct 11 - 4:27 PM

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

Watson took a beating in Sunday's win over Dallas but insists he'll be fine for Week 6. The second-year signal-caller has been an absolute stud this season, topping 300 yards passing in four straight games while also leading all quarterbacks with 201 rushing yards. He'll be a no-brainer QB1 against Buffalo.
Oct 10 - 4:34 PM

Deshaun Watson (chest) said he "for sure" expects to play Week 6 against the Bills.

That answer was more clear than coach Bill O'Brien's, who said he'd let the injury report tell the story. The 2-3 Texans need wins, and Watson being on the field instead of Brandon Weeden exponentially increased their chances of earning a win. Watson will be a lock-and-load QB1 Sunday.
Oct 10 - 12:32 PM

When asked if there's a chance Deshaun Watson (chest) would play Week 6 against the Bills, coach Bill O'Brien responded, "Oh yeah."

Playing #CompetitiveAdvantage mind games, O'Brien wouldn't get into it any further, saying he'd "let the injury report speak for itself" as to where Watson's health is at. Watson took a number of thundering hits as a runner last Sunday night against Dallas and was seen getting his chest/ribs examined on the sideline at times. We'd guess Watson will be out there against Buffalo.
Oct 10 - 12:17 PM

The Houston Chronicle's Aaron Wilson reports Deshaun Watson is "day to day with a chest injury."

Watson took some big hits against the Cowboys on Sunday night and was clearly less than 100 percent at the end of the game. He was able to finish the win, however, and a day-to-day designation suggests he has a good shot to suit up this week. That said, it is worth noting several sportsbooks have stopped taking bets on Houston's game this week against the Bills, so perhaps there is something more going on. Brandon Weeden is Houston's backup.
Oct 9 - 12:10 PM

Deshaun Watson completed 33-of-44 passes for 375 yards with a touchdown and an interception in Houston's Week 5 win over Dallas.

It was an uneven game from Watson, but he bounced back from a late fourth-quarter interception to rally the Texans to an overtime win. Watson had a larger role in the running game with Alfred Blue sidelined, rushing for 40 yards on 10 carries. He took some huge hits and was stuffed on multiple goal-line runs, but managed to avoid injury. After a slow start, Watson has looked much closer to the quarterback he was in 2017. He gets a plus matchup with Buffalo in Week 6.
Oct 7 - 11:51 PM

Deshaun Watson completed 29-of-42 passes for 375 yards, two touchdowns, and one interceptions in the Texans' Week 4 win over the Colts.

Watson rushed six times for an additional 41 yards and a third touchdown. This was a true up-and-down shootout that kind of lulled through the first half before exploding after the break. The Texans blew a 28-10 lead and had to go to overtime for the win. Watson's two touchdowns were three- and five-yard hookups to Will Fuller and DeAndre Hopkins, respectively, and his rushing score was a five-yard scamper to cap a 15-play drive. Watson has now topped 300 yards passing in three-straight games ahead of a Week 5 date with the Cowboys where he'll remain a QB1.
Sep 30 - 5:34 PM

Deshaun Watson completed 24-of-40 passes for 385 yards, two touchdowns, and an interception in the Texans' Week 3 loss to the Giants.

Watson had an ugly first half, but salvaged his game with two late scoring drives. Both his touchdowns were on dumpoffs, with his second one not coming until the final play. Watson added a team-leading 36 rushing yards on five carries. After a shaky Week 1, Watson has 300-plus total yards in consecutive games. He'll be a top-five option for a matchup with the Colts next week.
Sep 23 - 4:05 PM

Deshaun Watson completed 22-of-32 passes for 310 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception in the Texans' 20-17 Week 2 loss to the Titans, adding five carries for 44 yards on the ground.

Watson eclipsed the 300-yard mark on a 31-yard bullet to DeAndre Hopkins while the final seconds of regulation ticked off the clock. Although the Texans' offense was noticeably more explosive with Will Fuller (hamstring) back on the field, Watson spent a majority of play running for his life behind lackluster pass protection. Both Fuller (8-113-1) and Hopkins (6-110-1) were still able to surpass 100-plus yards due in part to their ability to win jump-balls down the field. It's an encouraging sign for Watson moving forward that he was able to shake off his questionable 5.1 YPA in Week 1 and respond with 9.7 YPA with all his weapons on hand.
Sep 16 - 4:26 PM

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2Brandon Weeden
3Joe Webb
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2Alfred Blue
3D'Onta Foreman
4Tyler Ervin
5Buddy Howell, Jr.
GLB1Lamar Miller
2Alfred Blue
3RB1Lamar Miller
2Alfred Blue
WR11DeAndre Hopkins
2Vyncint Smith
3Bruce Ellington
WR21Will Fuller
2Sammie Coates
3Bruce Ellington
WR31Keke Coutee
TE1Ryan Griffin
2Jordan Akins
3Jordan Thomas
LT1Julie'n Davenport
2Martinas Rankin
LG1Senio Kelemete
2Greg Mancz
C1Nick Martin
RG1Zach Fulton
RT1Kendall Lamm
2David Sharpe
3Seantrel Henderson
K1Ka'imi Fairbairn