College: Clemson | 2 years
Height: 6'2" | Weight: 215 lbs
Birth Date: 9/14/1995
Depth Chart: QB.1
2018 Bye Week: 10
Day To Day - right shoulder
Total Pts: 0
Avg Pts: 0.00
Rank: 0 QB
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Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson hasn't thrown for 300 yards in his last seven games, but he's mostly avoided turnovers during that time frame and has made strong use of his legs at times, making him a good fantasy option against the Colts on Sunday. Another factor: Watson threw for 375 yards and two touchdowns and also rushed for one when these teams met in Indianapolis earlier in the year. With this one being at home for the Texans, Watson should have a high-floor and high-ceiling for fantasy owners.
Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson (shoulder) fully participated in practice Friday, Dec. 7, and is not on the injury report for Week 14.
Fantasy Spin: Watson has posted decent numbers over the last few weeks but has gone seven games without a 300-yard performance. He can be a low-end No. 1 quarterback in fantasy leagues this week but is not a must-start option.
The Indianapolis Colts defense was successful in holding the Cody Kessler-led Jacksonville Jaguars offense to only 211 total yards while racking up three sacks and a takeaway. Unfortunately, they can't expect to get a break like that in Week 14 when the prolific trio of Deshaun Watson, Lamar Miller, and DeAndre Hopkins sits on the opposite side of the ball. The Houston Texans rank 12th in total offense and scoring on the season and managed to drop 37 points and 466 yards on the Colts back in Week 4. That being said, Watson has been sacked the third-most times in the league and the Colts defense still managed to wrangle him down seven times when they played earlier this season. Fantasy owners looking to gamble with starting the Colts defense could have a big payout or a disastrous day.
Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson (shoulder) fully participated in practice Thursday, Dec. 6.
Fantasy Spin: Watson is not having the same success he had last season but may be part of a high-scoring game this week. He could be considered a low-end No. 1 quarterback in fantasy leagues.
Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson (shoulder) was limited during practice Wednesday, Dec. 5.
Fantasy Spin: Watson should be able to play this week, but owners can keep an eye on the situation. He has been held to only one touchdown pass in five of the last eight games. Owners can still consider Watson a low-end No. 1 quarterback, but he is no longer a must-start option.
The Cleveland Browns defense/special teams struggled to contain the Houston Texans in a 29-13 loss in Week 13. The 29 points allowed were the most Cleveland's defense has allowed to an opponent since the Kansas City Chiefs scored 37 on them back in Week 9. The Browns did manage to sack Deshaun Watson four times in the game but they weren't able to force a turnover. Cleveland draws another tough matchup in Week 14 against a solid Carolina Panthers offense.
Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson threw for 224 on 22-for-31 passing in Sunday's win over the Cleveland Browns. He threw for one touchdown and didn't turn the ball over. Watson also added 30 rushing yards on seven carries. It wasn't a great fantasy day for Watson, but Houston didn't need him to get the ball into the end zone as the Houston defense forced four turnovers. Watson might not be a top-tier fantasy option at this point, but he's a safe and serviceable option heading into the fantasy playoffs, especially against the Colts in Week 14.
The Indianapolis Colts defense held the Jacksonville Jaguars to six points in a loss on Sunday, with three sacks, two forced fumbles, and seven tackles for loss. Those who streamed the Colts defense should be extremely thankful for defensive tackle Denico Autry, who was responsible for all three sacks, both forced fumbles, and three tackles for loss on his own. The Colts defense was fully capable of capitalizing on a Cody Kessler-led Jaguars offense that didn't have running back Leonard Fournette, but it will be tougher to replicate that success against Deshaun Watson and the Houston Texans in Week 14.
Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson went 22-for-31 for 224 yards and one touchdown against the Cleveland Browns in Week 13. He also rushed for 30 yards on seven carries during the game.
Fantasy Spin: Watson has been held under 250 yards in each of his last seven games but does have 13 touchdowns during that span. He will be facing the Indianapolis Colts next week and could be considered a low-end No. 1 fantasy quarterback.
Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson has the largest passer-rating differential when under pressure (31.8) compared to when he faces no pressure (122.2) among 34 qualifying quarterbacks.
Fantasy Spin: The Texans seemingly have tried to limit the pressure Watson is facing by simply limiting his number of dropbacks -- he's had 25 or fewer passing attempts in six straight games -- and he's also failed to throw for more than 239 yards in any of those contests. However, his efficiency (13 total TDs in those six games) and rushing skills (season-high 70 yards in Week 12) are still there, so he remains a low-end QB1 starter.
Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson hasn't been throwing for video game yards like many expected heading into his second NFL campaign, but he's still been an effective quarterback and should put up strong numbers against the Browns on Sunday. Watson hasn't thrown a pick in four of the last five games and has started to make things happen with his feet as well. Consider him a QB1 option in Week 13.
Houston Texans' QB Deshaun Watson scored an impressive 31.50 fantasy points in Monday's Week 12 win against the Titans. Watson threw for 210 yards on 19-of-24 with two touchdowns.
The Cleveland Browns D/ST has been one of the most improved units in the league this season, ranking second in the league with 27 takeaways. They draw a tough matchup in Week 13 as they head on the road to take on the Texans in Houston. The Browns will have their hands full as Houston has a strong offense, led by Deshaun Watson and DeAndre Hopkins. The Browns defense can be considered in fantasy this weekend although it would be wise to seek out a fantasy defense playing at home with a better matchup.
Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson threw for 210 yards on 19-for-24 passing in Monday's win over the Tennessee Titans. He added 70 rushing yards and a touchdown on nine carries. It was Watson's best game on the ground all year, and while he continued a streak of sub-300 yard passing games that dates back to Week 6, he seems to be trending in the right direction as a strong fantasy quarterback.
Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson completed 19 of his 24 passes for 210 yards and two touchdowns and rushed nine times for 70 yards and another score in a 34-17 win over the Tennessee Titans in Week 12.
Fantasy Spin: Watson has been a little more inconsistent than many expected this season, but his scrambling ability gives him a shot at QB1 numbers every time out.
Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson threw for 208 yards on 16-for-24 passing in Sunday's victory over the Washington Redskins. Watson threw one touchdown to wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins and had a pair of interceptions. It was a disappointing outcome for Watson's fantasy owners, as the second-year passer didn't break 10 fantasy points. Watson is turning into a risky fantasy option.
Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson completed 16-of-24 passes for 208 yards, one touchdowns and two interceptions in the Week 11 game against the Washington Redskins.
Fantasy Spin: It wasn't a great fantasy day, but the Texans were able to grind out a seventh straight win. In other words, don't expect the game plan to change much heading into Week 12 against the Indianapolis Colts on Monday night.
Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson is in a good position to succeed in Week 11 against the Washington Redskins, who have allowed 300 or more passing yards in three consecutive games. Though they held Tampa Bay out of the end zone on pass plays in Week 10, the Buccaneers put up 406 yards. Watson, meanwhile, hasn't hit 300 yards over his past four games, but Sunday offers him a great shot to surpass that mark. Expect a strong game for the second-year passer.
Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson went 17-of-24 for 213 yards and two touchdowns in Week 9 versus the Denver Broncos. He added six carries for 38 yards.
Fantasy Spin: Since throwing 40-plus times in overtime victories in Week 3 and Week 4 and paying the price physically, Watson has thrown 25 or fewer passes in each of the last four games. He has made those opportunities count recently, passing for eight touchdowns versus no interceptions on 68 attempts over the last three games. Watson should be mostly recovered from his early injuries following next week's bye and serve as a high-upside QB1 for his fantasy owners the rest of the way.
Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson threw for 213 yards on 17-for-24 passing in Houston's Week 9 victory over the Denver Broncos. He tossed a pair of touchdowns and also added 38 rushing yards on six carries. Houston has a bye week in Week 10 before a road meeting with a Washington defense that boasts two of the NFL's best safeties but was shredded in Week 9 by the Atlanta Falcons.