Watson (chest) was a full participant at Wednesday's practice. There was some concern when Watson was listed as a limited participant all of last week, and he ultimately ended up playing and struggling through his worst game of the season in Sunday's 20-13 win over the Bills. A return to full participation suggests he made it through the rough outing without any physical setbacks, but Watson could be in for another tough afternoon when the Jaguars host the Texans in Week 7. For what it's worth, Watson mentioned Wednesday that he feels much better than he did at the same point last week, per Sarah Barshop of ESPN.com.
Watson completed 15 of 25 passes for 177 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions and added two yards on two rushes in the Texans' 20-13 win over the Bills on Sunday. He also fumbled three times, losing one. Watson came into the game reportedly sporting both rib and lung injuries, the byproduct of a leaky offensive line that had allowed him to get battered over the first five games. Their protection issues were only exacerbated by an aggressive Bills pass rush Sunday, as they got to the quarterback on seven occasions and hit him an additional four times overall. However, Watson managed to do just enough to keep the Texans competitive throughout the contest, and he was able to hit DeAndre Hopkins from 13 yards out in the first quarter to keep his season-opening touchdown streak alive. Ultimately, a late pick-six off Bills quarterback Nathan Peterman snapped a 13-13 tie and handed Houston the win, despite Watson posting his lowest passing yardage total of the season by far. He'll look to heal up as much as possible before a Week 7 date with another hard-hitting defense in the Jaguars.
Watson (chest) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Bills. Per Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, Watson is "battling a painful bruised chest and lung," but the QB is slated to tough it out Sunday, with his top three pass-catchers DeAndre Hopkins (foot), Will Fuller (hamstring) and Keke Coutee (hamstring) all on hand after having been limited at practice this past week before heading into the game without Week 6 injury designations. Given Watson's injury situation, it's not hard to imagine the Texans limiting his designed running plays Sunday, though assuming no in-game setbacks, the signal-caller is still capable of doing his share of fantasy damage via the team's passing attack.
Watson (chest), who is listed as questionable, is expected to start Sunday against the Bills, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Watson has taken a beating this season, so this may not be the first time he carries an injury designation into a game. The second-year signal-caller has been sacked 18 times -- tied for third-most in the league -- and has absorbed a league-high 53 hits. The Texans limited Watson's reps in practice all week, but he's not expected to face any restrictions come Sunday.
Watson (chest) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Bills. Watson was hammered by the Cowboys last Sunday, getting sacked once and taking on 10 quarterback hits. That's not including the few times he was hit on the sideline or near the goal line. After failing to throw during the portion of Thursday's practice open to the media, he did so Friday, yet he was listed as a limited practice participant for a third straight day. Coach Bill O'Brien didn't explicitly touch on Watson's availability earlier Friday, aside from saying the quarterback's mobility is "good," per Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle. Watson's status will be one to watch in advance of Sunday's 1:00 PM ET kickoff.
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