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4 Deshaun Watson QB

Houston Texans

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January 13, 2020 06:40 PM
Texans' Deshaun Watson: Three-TD outing not enough
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

January 5, 2020 09:56 AM
Texans' Deshaun Watson: Leads Texans to comeback win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

December 31, 2019 12:00 PM
Texans' Deshaun Watson: Remains on bench in finale
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

December 29, 2019 11:56 PM
Texans' Deshaun Watson: In uniform, not expected to start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Though Watson (back) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Titans, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle indicates that backup QB AJ McCarron is "expected to start and/or play extensively."

Though the Texans still have a chance to move from the No. 4 AFC playoff seed to No. 3 with a win plus a Kansas City loss, it looks like the team is inclined to proceed cautiously with both Watson and wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins (illness), with its postseason health in mind. Considering that, Watson is too risky to roll with in Week 17 fantasy lineups.

December 29, 2019 08:40 AM
Texans' Deshaun Watson: Preparing for backup duties Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Watson (back), who is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Titans, is expected to serve as the backup to AJ McCarron in the contest, Dianna Russini of ESPN reports.

Watson's back injury limited him in practice throughout the week, but he likely would be on track to start if the Texans had something to play for in Week 17. While Houston could move up from the AFC's No. 4 seed to the No. 3 position with a Kansas City loss, the Texans may already be locked into the fourth spot by the time the 4:25 p.m. ET kickoff arrives, as the heavily favored Chiefs take on the Chargers at 1 p.m. ET. With that in mind, the Texans apparently aren't inclined to take any chances with Watson or DeAndre Hopkins (illness) in advance of the playoffs, making both the quarterback and wide receiver worth avoiding in season-long and DFS lineups.

December 27, 2019 08:00 PM
Texans' Deshaun Watson: Questionable for Week 17
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Watson (back) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Titans after practicing in a limited fashion this week, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

If Sunday's contest carried major playoff implications, there wouldn't be much doubt about Watson suiting up this weekend. However, Watson's status for Week 17 is muddled with more uncertainty due to the fact that the Texans would be unable to change their playoff seeding in the event the Chiefs defeat the Chargers on Sunday. Since the Chiefs kick off at 1 p.m. ET and the Texans don't play until 4:25 p.m., Houston's seeding may already be decided before it kicks off, which could prompt coach Bill O'Brien to hold out Watson or limit the quarterback's snaps versus Tennessee, even if he's not inactive.

December 26, 2019 05:16 PM
Texans' Deshaun Watson: Listed as limited Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Watson (back) was limited at practice Thursday.

We'll have to see if the Texans list their franchise QB as questionable or minus an injury designation for this weekend's game against the Titans. Note that Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle relays that if the Chiefs, who start their Week 17 game at 1:00 ET on Sunday, beat the Chargers, the result of the Texans' regular-season finale (which kicks off at 4:25 ET) wouldn't affect the team's playoff seeding. As a result, there's a possibility that the Texans could elect to rest or limit some of their key players if they have nothing concrete to play for.

December 26, 2019 10:56 AM
Texans' Deshaun Watson: Listed with back issue
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Watson (back) was listed as limited on Wednesday's estimated practice report.

Watson's status will be revisited when the Texans take the practice field Thursday, but fantasy managers should note that Houston has secured a playoff spot and can't earn a first-round bye. As such, it's possible that the team plays it safe with the star quarterback Sunday against the Titans if he heads into the weekend at less than 100 percent.

December 22, 2019 11:16 PM
Texans' Deshaun Watson: Downplays injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Watson suffered what appeared to be an ankle injury during Saturday's 23-20 win over Tampa Bay in Week 16, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Watson's shaky outing may have been partially due to the ankle injury, which he downplayed following the game. The injury did not force him to leave the game, but he was examined in the blue tent while backup A.J. McCarron warmed up. "No, I'm just fine," Watson said when asked about his health. "I was able to finish the game and deal with what I had to deal with. I'm all good. I'm definitely going to enjoy it." Watson had a season-low 62.5 passer rating. The Texans, who clinched the AFC South with Saturday's win, have a shot to move up to third seed depending how the Chiefs finish up the season. As such, Houston may try to get Watson healthy enough to play Week 17 against Tennessee.

December 22, 2019 12:48 AM
Texans' Deshaun Watson: Shaky in division-clincher
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Watson completed 19 of 32 passes for 184 yards and an interception and added 37 yards on seven carries during Saturday's 23-20 win over Tampa Bay. He also fumbled during the contest.

From a quarterback-rating standpoint, Saturday was Watson's worst game of the season. He managed to make up for it with his legs, however, scrambling to convert a fourth-and-short and then a third-and-15 during a key third-quarter field-goal drive. Watson has the Texans in the playoffs, but his ball security will be worth watching in Week 17 and the postseason. He's thrown five interceptions in his past three games after throwing just seven in his first 12 contests. The season concludes with a matchup against the Titans, against whom Watson tallied 275 total yards, two touchdowns and two picks in Week 15.

December 15, 2019 05:28 PM
Texans' Deshaun Watson: Two touchdown passes in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Watson completed 19 of 27 attempts for 243 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions in the Texans' 24-21 win over the Titans on Sunday. He also rushed seven times for 32 yards and committed one fumble, which was recovered.

Despite the mistakes, Watson turned in an admirable performance in what was a critical late-season road divisional matchup. The third-year quarterback's two touchdown passes somewhat curiously went to Kenny Stills, who was back in the No. 3 receiver role with Will Fuller back from a hamstring injury. Watson has multiple scoring tosses in three of his last four games, the first time he's had such a stretch this season. He now has matched last season's 26:9 TD:INT and will look to keep the Texans marching toward a possible division title in a Week 16 interconference showdown with the Buccaneers on Saturday.

December 8, 2019 05:12 PM
Texans' Deshaun Watson: Two rushing scores in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Watson completed 28 of 50 passes for 292 yards, a touchdown and two interceptions in Sunday's 38-24 loss to the Broncos. He also rushed six times for 44 yards and two touchdowns.

Watson was a non-factor in the first half, but he took his level up a few notches after halftime. He connected with DeAndre Hopkins for a 43-yard touchdown in the third quarter before scoring a highlight-reel rushing touchdown from six yards out, reaching the ball over the plane on a hurdling effort. Watson added a three-yard rushing score in the final minute, but he sandwiched that last touchdown in between a pair of interceptions. He'll remain a dynamic threat as both a passer and runner against the Titans in Week 15.

December 2, 2019 06:16 PM
Texans' Deshaun Watson: Involved on every score
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Watson completed 18 of 25 pass attempts for 234 yards and three touchdowns while also catching a six-yard touchdown in Sunday's 28-22 win over the Patriots.

Watson recorded his first career reception and receiving touchdown in one go on a triple-option play where he was on the receiving end of a pitch from wideout DeAndre Hopkins. Outside of the unconventional score, it was just another day at the office for the star quarterback despite facing one of the league's top defenses. It was also a marked improvement over Watson's last regular-season meeting with New England back in Week 1 of the 2018 season (174 yards, one touchdown and one interception), where the then 23-year-old looked like Sam Darnold did against the Pats' D this year. Watson is clearly becoming one of the league's top pocket passers while maintaining his versatile athleticism. A tough matchup against Denver's pass defense should not scare fantasy owners after the signal-caller took care of business against a stingier New England squad.

November 22, 2019 12:32 AM
Texans' Deshaun Watson: Bounces back in Week 12 win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Watson completed 19 of 30 passes for 298 yards with two touchdowns and one interception in the Texans' 20-17 win over the Colts on Thursday. He also rushed three times for 10 yards and had one fumble but recovered it.

Following a forgettable sub-200-yard showing against the Ravens just four days prior, Watson came out looking like a completely different quarterback and had his deep ball working particularly well. The third-year signal-caller hit DeAndre Hopkins for beautifully thrown touchdown passes of 35 and 30 yards. He also connected with Will Fuller on throws of 44 and 51 yards, which helped him to come within two yards of his fourth 300-yard effort of the campaign on a relatively modest 19 completions. With the loss to Baltimore now exorcised, Watson will take on the daunting challenge of the Patriots defense in a Week 13 matchup, a week from this coming Sunday.

November 17, 2019 05:28 PM
Texans' Deshaun Watson: Stymied in Week 11 loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Watson completed 18 of 29 passes for 169 yards with no touchdowns and one interception in the Texans' 41-7 loss to the Ravens on Sunday. He also rushed three times for 12 yards and lost a fumble.

Watson and the Texans were as pedestrian as the quarterback's line implies, as the Ravens defense repeatedly short-circuited drives and also notched six sacks. His most reliable connection by far was unsurprisingly with DeAndre Hopkins, whom he hit on seven occasions for 80 yards. However, Watson netted just 89 yards on his 11 other completions, and Sunday marked his first game without a touchdown pass since Week 4. The third-year signal-caller will look to help Houston bounce back at the expense of the Colts in a quick turnaround Week 12 Thursday night matchup.

November 3, 2019 02:12 PM
Texans' Deshaun Watson: Tosses two TDs in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Watson completed 22 of 28 passes for 201 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's 26-3 win over the Jaguars. He added 37 rushing yards on seven carries in the victory at Wembley Stadium.

Both of Watson's touchdowns were of the 1-yard variety -- he found Daniel Fells in the second quarter and DeAndre Hopkins in the fourth. The quarterback wasn't asked to do too much with his team leading throughout thanks to a dominant performance from the defense, which was likely for the best considering Watson was nursing an eye injury suffered in the latter stages of last week's win over Oakland. With a bye week coming up next, Watson should be all systems go by the time he takes the field again Week 11 in Baltimore.

November 2, 2019 08:12 AM
Texans' Deshaun Watson: Practices with visor
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Watson wore a visor to protect his eye during the practice week leading up to Week 9 against the Jaguars in London, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Watson suffered an injury to his eye last week when he was accidentally kicked there by Oakland defensive end Arden Key. Since then, the quarterback has been dealing with swelling and a bloodshot eye. Watson, who wore a visor in high school, college and the offseason since joining the Texans, is contemplating whether or not to wear the visor for Sunday's game. He added there are no issues with his vision.

October 30, 2019 07:08 PM
Texans' Deshaun Watson: Practices fully despite swollen eye
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Watson (eye) practiced fully Wednesday.

Per Ian Rapoport of NFL Network the quarterback has a swollen left eye, which led to Watson choosing not to partake in Wednesday's Game 7 World Series festivities in Houston. However, the eye issue won't impact his availability for Sunday's game against the Jaguars.

October 28, 2019 12:00 AM
Texans' Deshaun Watson: Throws three TD passes
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Watson completed 27 of 39 pass attempts for 279 yards and three touchdowns Sunday against the Raiders. He also carried 10 times for 46 yards in the 27-24 victory.

Watson completed an impressive 69 percent of his attempts while throwing three touchdown passes for the third time this season. Two of those went to emerging tight end target Daniel Fells, while the other went to Duke Johnson. Watson also played turnover-free football for the third time this season, and his 46 rushing yards were his second most through the first eight games. It was even more impressive that the signal-caller pulled all this off without second receiver Will Fuller (hamstring) available, and he'll hope to have his full complement of weapons available for next week's matchup with the Jaguars in London.

October 20, 2019 09:20 PM
Texans' Deshaun Watson: Inconsistency continues
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Watson completed 22 of 34 passes for 308 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions in Sunday's 30-23 loss to the Colts. He added 32 rushing yards on three carries.

Watson appeared to throw a touchdown to DeAndre Hopkins in the second quarter, but the play was ruled a sack because he was in the defender's grasp, so Houston had to settle for a field goal. Hopkins was his target on a pivotal 4th-and-1 while facing a 28-16 deficit early in the fourth, but the pass didn't connect. Things got even worse for Watson when he was picked off on the next drive, but he bounced back by hitting Hopkins for a four-yard touchdown before throwing another interception to seal the loss in the final minute. Watson has had an up-and-down season under center, with 11 passing touchdowns in his three best outings and just two in his other four games. Despite the inconsistency, Watson remains a strong fantasy play for his team's Week 8 meeting with the Raiders.

Schedule
WeekDateOpp.Comp-AttYdsTDInt
19/9/19NO20-3026831
29/15/19JAC16-2915900
39/22/19LAC25-3435130
49/29/19CAR21-3316000
510/6/19ATL28-3342650
610/13/19KC30-4228012
710/20/19IND23-3430812
810/27/19OAK27-3927930
911/3/19JAC22-2820120
1111/17/19BAL18-2916901
1211/21/19IND19-3029821
1312/1/19NE18-2523430
1412/8/19DEN28-5029212
1512/15/19TEN19-2724322
1612/21/19TB19-3218401
1712/29/19TEN0-0000
WeekDateOpponentTime/Result
Passing
YearTeamGGSAttCompPctYdsYPALgTDIntTkld20+40+Rate
2017Houston Texans7620412661.816998.337219819/116284103.0
2018Houston Texans161650534568.341658.257326962/384518103.1
2019Houston Texans151549533367.338527.7854261244/257471098.0
TOTAL3837120480466.897168.07737129125/75712622101.0
Rushing
YearTeamGGSAttYdsAvgLgTD20+1st
2017Houston Texans76362697.5492114
2018Houston Texans1616995515.6345233
2019Houston Texans1515824135.0307229
TOTAL383721712335.74914576
Receiving
YearTeamGGSRecYdsAvgLgTD20+40+1st
2017Houston Texans7600---00000
2018Houston Texans161600---00000
2019Houston Texans1515166.061001
TOTAL3837166.061001
Defensive Stats
YearTeamGTotalTklAstSacksIntYdsAvgLgTDPass Def
2017Houston Texans722.000000.0000
2018Houston Texans1611.000000.0000
2019Houston Texans1511.000000.0000
TOTAL3844.000000.0000
Fumbles
YearTeamGFumLostFum ForcedOwn RecOpp RecYdsTot RecTD
2017Houston Texans731000000
2018Houston Texans1693030030
2019Houston Texans15103050050
TOTAL38227080080
 
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Height/Weight:
6-2/215
Birthdate:
9/14/1995
Age:
24
Hometown:
Gainesville, GA, USA
School:
Clemson
NFL Experience:
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