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College: Clemson | Rookie
Height: 6'3" | Weight: 215 lbs
Birth Date: 9/14/1995
2018 Bye Week: 10

Total Pts: 0
Avg Pts: 0.00
Rank: 0 QB

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Player Notes
Aug 19 12:50pm ET

Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson completed five out of eight passes for 79 yards and scored one touchdown with no interceptions in his second preseason game. Watson ended the game with a 131.8 passer rating as he led the Texans on their first scoring drive of the night. Watson looked sharp and seemed to be ready for the season. Watson connected with wide receiver Bruce Ellington on several throws as well as the team's first scoring drive. Watson got the ball out quickly and accurately for the limited amount of repetitions he got in. Regarding fantasy football, Watson should be a top-five fantasy quarterback this season. Watson is looking to pick up where he left off last season when he was on fire for his first seven games of the season. It is an exciting time for the Texans and their fans because they have finally found their franchise quarterback.

From RotoBaller

Aug 18 10:43pm ET

Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson completed five of his eight passes for 73 yards and a touchdown against the San Francisco 49ers in the preseason Saturday, Aug. 18.

Aug 16 2:50pm ET

Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson (knee) is expected to see more playing time in the preseason game against the 49ers on Saturday, but it doesn't sound as though that'll come with a big increase in snaps. He received five snaps in the preseason opener last week, and the Texans have liked what they've seen from Watson coming off a serious knee injury. He has looked as smooth as ever so far while scrambling and throwing on the run, and his mechanics in the pocket have also been great. Head coach Bill O'Brien is tempering expectations, saying that this is a continuation of Watson's rookie year after he played in only seven games in 2017. Watson was posting video-game numbers in his rookie year before the injury, so expecting that to continue would be foolish. But he still has incredible upside and is a top-10 fantasy QB regardless.

From RotoBaller

Aug 16 1:00pm ET

According to Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle, Houston Texans head coach Bill O'Brien says that the team's starters have had a good week of practice and will be playing about as much in Saturday's preseason game against the 49ers as they did in the team's preseason opener against the Chiefs. This should mean that players like quarterback Deshaun Watson, running back Lamar Miller, and wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins only see one or two series on the field. While this should make fantasy owners feel confident about these players and the secure holds on their positions heading into the regular season, anyone playing preseason DFS games should avoid the Texans starters this week.

From RotoBaller

Aug 10 10:30am ET

Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson didn't do much in Thursday's preseason win over the Chiefs, completing his sole pass attempt for four yards to wide receiver Bruce Ellington, but the most important thing was that the second-year passer was playing in a live game after an ACL tear prematurely ended his promising rookie season. Watson looked comfortable in the pocket and appears to be fully healed from the injury that halted both his and, ultimately, his team's success in 2017. Whether or not Watson can return to those heights this year is still a question mark, but it appears that his injury can be taken off of the equation.

From RotoBaller

Aug 7 2:23pm ET

Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson (knee) likely will play in the first preseason game Thursday, Aug. 9, but a final decision as not been made yet, according to head coach Bill O'Brien.

Aug 7 12:50pm ET

Houston Texans head coach Bill O'Brien says that quarterback Deshaun Watson, who missed the second half of the 2017 season after tearing his ACL, will likely play in Thursday's preseason opener against the Kansas City Chiefs, though he isn't certain that the second-year passer will suit up. If Watson does play, it will be interesting to see how he moves around the pocket, but don't expect Houston to call any designed runs as they look to protect their biggest asset. In the event that Watson doesn't play the first few series for Houston, backup quarterback Brandon Weeden will get the start as he looks to solidify his role as Houston's number two quarterback.

From RotoBaller

Jul 26 10:20pm ET

Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson (knee) took part in team drills in training camp on Thursday for the first time since his knee injury last year and said he felt "good." He took all the first-team repetitions. Watson started in just six games in his rookie season but had 19 touchdowns through the air and another two on the ground. He'll likely be overdrafted because of those numbers, but he has the upside to be a top-five fantasy quarterback if he can stay healthy.

From RotoBaller

Jul 25 6:13pm ET

Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson (knee) has been fully cleared and will not be restricted during training camp, according to general manager Brian Gaine.

Jul 25 2:10pm ET

Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson (knee) and defensive end J.J. Watt (knee) both avoided the Physically Unable to Perform list at the start of training camp. Watson was always expected to be ready for camp after tearing his ACL in his rookie season. Before his injury, he was one of the best fantasy quarterbacks in six starts, and his ability to make things happen with his legs gives him extra value. Health issues make him a bit of a risk, but he's got incredible upside as a high-end QB1. Watt has a long history of injuries the last several seasons, but when he's healthy, he's one of the most disruptive defensive ends in football. Consider him a high-risk, high-reward IDP guy.

From RotoBaller

Jul 25 1:03pm ET

Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson (knee) passed his physical Wednesday, July 25, and avoided the Physically Unable to Perform list.

Jul 19 11:10pm ET

Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson (knee) is expected to be "full-go" when training camp starts next week. "I feel great," Watson told the NFL Network on Thursday night, via Adam Wexler of KPRC. "I'm getting ready for next week when we report to The Greenbrier; I'm going to be full-go." He wasn't wearing his knee brace during minicamp last month. The exciting quarterback tossed 19 touchdowns, which was an NFL record for a QB in his first seven games, before tearing his ACL on Nov. 2 in practice. The Texans will likely take it slow with him in camp, but Watson should be 100 percent for the start of the season. He'll be a high-risk, high-reward QB1 going into his second season.

From RotoBaller

Jul 19 10:33pm ET

Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson (knee) said he will be a 'full-go' when training camp begins.

Jul 2 4:10pm ET

Coming off his second ACL surgery in three years, Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson (knee) says he will not change his playing style at all. "There's no point in switching up the routine. I'll stay prepared and stay fit throughout the year, not just in the offseason but throughout the season. I do what I do. I don't want to change anything that got me here," Watson said. In his rookie season before his injury, he completed 62 percent of his passes for 1,699 yards, 19 touchdowns and eight interceptions, and he also ran for 269 yards and two touchdowns. Watson hasn't gone full speed yet in the offseason, but the team is optimistic he'll be ready for training camp at the end of July. He has upside to be a top-five quarterback in the NFL.

From RotoBaller

Jun 27 1:53pm ET

Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson (knee) said he will not change his style of play even though he is recovering from a torn anterior cruciate ligament.

Jun 14 1:00pm ET

Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson (knee) said his knee is feeling fine. "The knee is doing good," Watson said. "For the nine-week goal we put in from the beginning (of the offseason program), I'm pretty much where I wanted to be. Kind of passed it inside in the weight room, mentally and also on the field, so everything's going smoothly right now." Watson seems to be ahead of schedule and has been on the field for the start of the team's offseason program through mandatory minicamp. He hasn't taken part in 11-on-11 drills but has recently taken his knee brace off and has looked good. Watson was posting ridiculous numbers in his rookie year before he tore his ACL. He has top-five QB upside and will cost a pretty penny in fantasy drafts.

From RotoBaller

Jun 14 9:23am ET

Updating a previous report, Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson (knee) shed the sleeve on his knee this week.

Jun 12 4:53pm ET

Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson (knee) practiced without a brace on his injured knee Tuesday, June 12. He did not participate in team drills but did do some individual drills and 7-on-7 drills.

Jun 12 4:30pm ET

Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson (knee) is practicing without a knee brace during minicamp this week. He is taking part in individual 7-on-7 drills but not team drills. The Texans are understandably easing Watson into workouts this offseason, but he looks to be ahead of schedule and should be full go for training camp. The rookie was posting elite QB1 numbers before his knee injury last year and has top-five upside at the position in an improving offense.

From RotoBaller

Jun 9 10:23pm ET

Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson's (knee) running ability won't be suffocated, according to quarterbacks coach Sean Ryan. 'You never want to take that away, his instincts, his ability to make plays,' Ryan said.

Player Transactions
  • 05-Feb-2018: HOU - Off IR - torn ACL
  • 03-Nov-2017: HOU - On IR - torn ACL
  • 12-May-2017: HOU - Signed, Draft Choice - Four-year contract (fifth-year option)
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