Watson completed 28 of 37 passes for 344 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's 27-20 win over New England. He added 36 yards and a touchdown on six rushing attempts.
Watson threw a three-yard touchdown pass to Randall Cobb in the first quarter, then barreled over a pair of Patriots defenders for a four-yard touchdown run to give his team a 14-10 lead in the second. He had a would-be highlight reel touchdown to Brandin Cooks wiped out by an ineligible man downfield but connected with Keke Coutee for a six-yard touchdown four plays later to take a 21-10 lead into the locker room. Watson failed to find the end zone in the second half but continued to rack up yardage, topping 300 yards for the fifth time in his last seven games. The star quarterback will look to keep rolling against the Lions on Thanksgiving.
Watson completed 20 of 30 passes for 163 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 10-7 loss to Cleveland. He added eight carries for 36 yards.
There was a half-hour weather delay prior to kickoff, and Watson never really got going once the teams took the field on a windy, rainy afternoon in Cleveland. He failed to lead Houston to any points through three quarters, coming up short on a 4th-and-goal quarterback draw early in the second quarter on the pivotal play in that stretch. Watson finally got his team on the board with a 16-yard touchdown pass to Pharaoh Brown to cap a 90-yard drive with under five minutes remaining, but Cleveland ran out the clock after that point. The dual-threat quarterback finished 90 passing yards short of his previous season low and tied his season low in touchdowns, but he should benefit from less challenging elements at home against the Patriots in Week 11.
Watson and the Texans will cope with rain and wind in Sunday's game at Cleveland, John McClain of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Watson has been terrific over the past six weeks, never falling below a 109 passer rating, but the downfield passing game will be challenged Sunday. The forecast for the 1:00 ET kickoff in Cleveland predicts winds gusting up to 30-35 MPH with rain likely during the early window. The wind could play an issue in how the Texans plan to attack when throwing the ball. It could result in a shorter passing attack, one that favors tight ends and routes close to the line of scrimmage, as well as a greater reliance on the ground game. Watson is averaging 297 passing yards per game in 2020.
Watson completed 19 of 32 pass attempts for 281 yards and two touchdowns in Week 9 against the Jaguars. He also chipped in 10 carries for 50 yards.
Watson picked apart the Jaguars' defense for multiple long touchdowns. His performance began with a 57-yard touchdown toss to Brandin Cooks -- most of which came after the catch. His other score came midway through the third quarter, when he connected with Will Fuller deep down the right sideline for a 77-yard completion. In addition to the strong performance with his arm, Watson logged a season-best 50 yards on the ground, his highest mark in a regular-season contest since Week 17 of the 2018 campaign. Watson and the Texans will look to continue to showcase offensive explosiveness in Week 10 against the Browns.
Watson completed 29 of 39 pass attempts for 309 yards and two touchdowns in Week 7 against the Packers. He added seven rushes for 38 yards.
Watson couldn't keep pace with Aaron Rodgers but managed to reach 300 passing yards for the fourth consecutive game. While he was able to average 7.9 yards per attempt, Watson didn't gash the Packers for many long plays, with the longest gain coming on a dump off to Duke Johnson for 30 yards. He also threw multiple touchdowns for fifth consecutive contest, finding the end zone on passes from three and six yards. Watson and the Texans will draw their bye in Week 8 but will retake the field to face Jacksonville in Week 9.
Watson completed 28 of 37 passes for 335 yards and four touchdowns in Sunday's 42-36 overtime loss to the Titans. He also rushed four times for 26 yards.
Watson kept his team in the game with a one-yard touchdown to Darren Fells on fourth down to cut the deficit to 14-7 in the second quarter. That play loomed large after the Houston offense turned it on in the second half, with Watson adding touchdowns to Randall Cobb (four yards), Will Fuller (53 yards) and Brandin Cooks (one yard). Unfortunately for the Texans, Tennessee tied the game up with four seconds left in regulation, then won the coin toss in overtime and ended the game before Watson could touch the ball again. Watson got off to a slow start, with a 4:3 TD:INT and no 300-yard passing games in the first three weeks, but he has bounced back with three consecutive 300-yard passing performances and a 9:2 TD:INT in the past three games heading into a Week 7 date with the Packers.
Watson completed 25 of 35 pass attempts for 359 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions in Week 5 against the Jaguars. He also added 25 yards on the ground.
Watson threw an interception in each half, but he otherwise had little trouble marching the Texans down the field. He accounted for all three of the team's scores, logging touchdown passes of 44, 19 and 28 yards to three different receivers. The effort marks Watson's second consecutive game reaching 300 passing yards, as well as his third consecutive contest with multiple passing scores. Watson will draw a stiffer test in Week 6, as he and the Texans will square off against Tennessee.
Watson completed 20 of 33 attempts for 300 passing yards and two touchdowns, adding nine rushing yards on five carries during Sunday's 31-23 loss to the Vikings.
The two-time Pro Bowl quarterback blew past his previous season high in passing yardage while also throwing multiple TDs for a second consecutive outing, but Watson's rushing floor has remained low since he accumulated 27 yards and a TD on the ground Week 1. Watson averaged 482 rushing yards and six rushing TDs between 2018 and 2019, but so far this season, that component has been largely absent from his game. Watson has just 31 rushing yards the past three weeks, and he hasn't logged a performance of three passing TDs since Dec. 1 of last year. Week 5 offers a chance for Watson to get back on track as he faces a Jaguars defense that surrendered 505 offensive yards and 33 points to Cincinnati on Sunday.
Watson completed 19 of 27 passes for 264 yards, two touchdowns and an interception in Sunday's 28-21 loss to the Steelers. He also ran once for five yards
Watson was quite efficient yet again, spreading the ball out to eight different pass catchers and recording 9.8 yards per attempt. However, the offense stalled out in the second half, as it went three-and-out on three of four drives while Watson attempted just nine passes. Watson now has thrown a pick and been sacked at least four times in each of the first three games, but he's also surpassed the 250-yard mark in each contest as well. The Texans are off to the dreaded 0-3 start and will need to dominate from here on out to have a chance at the playoffs. They'll look to turn their season around in Week 4 against the winless Vikings.
Watson completed 25 of 36 passes for 275 yards, one touchdown and one interception in Sunday's 33-16 loss to the Ravens. He also rushed five times for 17 yards.
Watson's completion percentage was fine, but he missed some crucial throws in the Texans' second loss in two games. The most critical miss came on a fourth-and-one at their own 34 that gave Baltimore a short field for their first touchdown. The Ravens came prepared to shut down running back David Johnson, who gained just 34 yards on 11 carries, so it was up to Watson and the passing offense. He wasn't helped when Ravens linebacker L.J. Fort turned a Keke Coutee fumble into a touchdown. On a positive note, Watson connected with newcomers Brandin Cooks (five catches, 95 yards) and Randall Cobb (five, 59) after the pair were quiet in Week 1. Watson will try to avoid an 0-3 start in Week 3's road match against the 2-0 Steelers.
Watson completed 20 of 32 passes for 253 yards with one touchdown and one interception in the Texans' 34-20 loss to the Chiefs on Thursday. He also rushed six times for 27 yards and another score.
Watson's final numbers were certainly serviceable from a fantasy perspective, but he didn't enjoy as much real-world success as during his two meetings with the Chiefs last season and postseason. The 24-year-old's pair of scores both came with the game essentially out of reach, as Watson found Jordan Akins for a 19-yard touchdown toss with 7:15 remaining and then added a one-yard end-zone scamper that gave the Texans a glimmer of hope by bringing them to within 31-20 with 2:38 left. Watson did manage to connect with seven different pass catchers, including newcomers Brandin Cooks and Randall Cobb for a pair of completions apiece. He also showed immediate chemistry with another key offseason acquisition in David Johnson, hitting his running back on three occasions out of the backfield. Watson and his teammates will look to quickly regroup, as the back end of a devastating 1-2 scheduling punch awaits them in the form of the Ravens for a Week 2 matchup on Sunday, Sept. 20.
Watson is slated to sign a four-year, $160 million extension with the Texans, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Per Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, Watson is in line to earn $111M in guarantees, setting the stage for him to remain with the Texans through 2025. With DeAndre Hopkins no longer in the mix, the team's franchise QB will look to reconnect with returnee Will Fuller this season, while building his rapport with newcomers in the pass-catching game such as Brandin Cooks, Randall Cobb and running back David Johnson.
Watson displayed mid-season form during Thursday night's scrimmage, John McClain of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Aside from a couple of missed throws, Watson was sharp, hitting Kenny Stills for an 18-yard touchdown pass on what may have been his best throw of the scrimmage. He also connected on a deep ball with Will Fuller and later led a long touchdown drive that ended with his own rushing touchdown. That's the entire package Watson brings to a fantasy roster: pinpoint throws, a threat to throw deep and running ability.
Watson has shown an ability to adapt well to the personnel changes to the Houston offense thus far during training camp, Sarah Barshop of ESPN.com reports.
With DeAndre Hopkins no longer around and Carlos Hyde being replaced as the top running back, Watson is the key to Houston qualifying for the postseason and making a deep run. Houston head coach Bill O'Brien said the quarterback has "a really good grasp of our offense" and is "playing at a really high level." Watson, who is in his fourth year with Houston, feels that his prior starting experience has helped with incorporating the new additions to the offense, which now includes veteran weapons like Brandin Cooks, Randall Cobb and David Johnson.
The Texans exercised Watson's fifth-year team option for 2021 on Monday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.
Houston's decision to pick up the option was a foregone conclusion, given that Watson has already established himself as one of the league's top signal-callers through his first three seasons. The fifth-year option may just serve as a placeholder until the Texans are able to come to terms with Watson on a long-term deal that will likely make him one of the highest-paid players in NFL history.
The Texans acquired another wide receiver (Brandin Cooks) for Watson on Thursday, John McClain of the Houston Chronicle reports.
After shipping out DeAndre Hopkins last month, Houston's receiving corps was a bit short-handed, even with the addition of Randall Cobb soon after. Following the trade for Cooks, Watson now has a more well-rounded group, with the oft-injured Will Fuller (sports hernia) and Kenny Stills still on board. Cooks has four 1,000-yard seasons under his belt but also has concerns with concussions, as he suffered the fifth of his career in 2019. Still, the Texans have done OK in their effort to restock the weapons at Watson's disposal.
The trade of DeAndre Hopkins leaves Watson with Will Fuller and Kenny Stills as Houston's top two wide receiver targets, Bill Barnwell of ESPN.com reports.
Hopkins had become a crutch for the offense and rarely missed games. He topped the team in terms of catch and target share (29.3 and 28.8 percent, respectively). Watson and Hopkins were an elite combination, one that will be hard to replace. In steps the oft-injured Fuller and also Stills, both considered deep threats that are not near the franchise wideout that Hopkins had become. The Texans could add a wide receiver in what is considered a strong draft class for the position, but Watson has lost a security blanket and will need to adjust.
Watson completed 31 of 52 passes for 388 yards and two touchdowns, while running for 37 yards and an additional TD on six carries during Sunday's 51-31 divisional-round loss to the Chiefs.
The third-year signal-caller delivered once again from an individual perspective during Houston's 2019 finale, wrapping up the postseason with 700 combined passing and rushing yards along with five total TDs. Though the ultimate result was disappointing, there's no denying Watson got off to an electrifying start Sunday, going 4-for-4 with a TD on Houston's opening drive while leading the Texans to 21 first-quarter points -- the most ever in 298 regular-season and playoff games in franchise history. The former Heisman winner closes out 2019 with a 29:12 TD:INT and more than 260 passing yards per game, as well as 505 rushing yards and an additional nine scores on the ground. Watson will be in the fourth season of his rookie deal in 2020 and carry an economical cap hit of $4.4 million, but he remains poised for a massive pay raise within the next two years.
Watson completed 20 of 25 passes for 247 yards and a touchdown and rushed for 55 yards and a second score on 14 carries in Saturday's 22-19 overtime win over the Bills.
He also ran for one two-point conversion and threw a second to DeAndre Hopkins. After being held scoreless in the first half by a Buffalo defense that ended up sacking him seven times in total, Watson got Houston on the board late in the third quarter with a 20-yard TD scamper before leading the team to two more scoring drives in the fourth. The quarterback saved his best efforts for last, making a miraculous escape on another seemingly certain sack in OT to find Taiwan Jones along the sideline for a 34-yard catch-and-run that set up the game-winning field goal. Watson will try to keep pace with Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs next Sunday on the road in the AFC divisional round.
Watson dressed but did not play in Sunday's 35-14 loss to the Titans.
By the time the Texans kicked off Sunday, they knew their playoff fate, so head coach Bill O'Brien took it easy on several skill position players. Locked in as the No. 4 seed in the AFC, O'Brien started backup quarterback AJ MCarron and let him play the entire game. Watson, who was nursing a back injury while preparing for Week 17, is expected to start Houston's wild-card game Saturday against the Bills, who ranked fourth in passing defense during the regular season.
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