Watson completed 27 of 38 passing attempts for 267 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 24-21 loss to the Colts. He also rushed for 35 yards on five carries. Watson led three touchdown drives on the day, but Alfred Blue and Lamar Miller took two of them in from short distances. The 23-year-old found DeAndre Hopkins over the middle for a seven-yard score in the fourth quarter to draw within three points, but the Texans were unable to complete the comeback. Despite the loss, the game marks Watson's best passing effort since Week 5. The Texans head to New York to take on the Jets in Week 15.
Watson completed 22 of 31 passes for 224 yards and a touchdown while adding 30 yards on seven rushing attempts in Sunday's 29-13 win over the Browns. Watson hit all eight of his first-quarter passes, including an 11-yard touchdown to Jordan Thomas which put Houston up 10-0. The Texans didn't ask much of their quarterback in the second half after taking a 23-0 lead into the locker room, but Watson still did enough to lead his team to its ninth straight win ahead of a Week 14 clash with the AFC South rival Colts.
Watson completed 16 of 24 passes for 208 yards, a touchdown and two interceptions in Sunday's 23-21 win over Washington. He added seven yards on three carries. Watson connected with DeAndre Hopkins for a 16-yard touchdown in the first quarter to take a 10-0 lead. Houston's offense found limited success thereafter, but a defensive touchdown helped the team hold on for its seventh straight win. Watson hasn't reached 250 passing yards in any of his past five starts, but he'll bring an 18:9 TD:INT into a Week 12 clash with the Titans.
Watson completed 17 of 24 pass attempts for 213 yards and two touchdowns, adding 38 rushing yards on six carries during Sunday's 19-17 win against Denver. Watson has been held under 240 passing yards in four consecutive games, but he commands a sterling 9:2 TD:INT over that same span. Compared to an output of 324 passing yards per game through Week 5, Watson's average of 192 since Week 6 is underwhelming, but he's avoided committing turnovers of late (one interception in each of his first five games of year, just two interceptions over the past four). The second-year quarterback hasn't demonstrated the "rushing floor" that invested fantasy general managers anticipated entering the season (29.7 rushing yards per game), but he's still managed to exceed 20 points (standard scoring) in six of the past eight weeks. Watson and the Texans roll into a Week 10 bye as winners of six straight, awaiting a Nov. 18 date with a Washington secondary that ranked top-five in yards allowed per pass attempt before trading for Ha Ha Clinton-Dix.
Watson will fly with the Texans to Sunday's game at Denver, Sarah Barshop of ESPN.com reports. Watson emerged from a Week 5 win at Dallas with cracked ribs and a partially collapsed lung, a combination of injuries that forced him to take a 12-hour bus ride to Jacksonville in Week 7. He's recovered enough in the meantime to allay concerns about traveling via plane, so Week 9 will be business as usual for the Texans' starting quarterback. Watson's upcoming matchup will bring him face-to-face with a Broncos defense that was torched by Patrick Mahomes for 303 yards and four touchdowns this past Sunday in Kansas City.
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