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2018 GSI Playoff Challenge
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QB HOU

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

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

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Player Notes
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.

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.

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.

Jun 9 12:30pm ET

Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson (knee) has looked good during organized team activities and doesn't look limited at all following an ACL tear in his rookie season. He'll remain the centerpiece of the team's offense, and the Texans don't plan on limiting his scrambling abilities. "You really have to never suffocate what the guy can do," quarterbacks coach Sean Ryan said. "You never want to take that away, his instincts, his ability to make plays. You just want to make sure that you're hitting the points with him of understanding when it's smart to do those things and when it's not." In an improving offense with better options around him, Watson has plenty of upside as a strong QB1.

Jun 5 12:30pm ET

Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson (knee) and defensive end J.J. Watt (leg) are progressing so well that neither are expected to start training camp on the Physically Unable to Perform list, according to a source. That's great news for two of Houston's top players on offense and defense. Watson was on a fantastic pace in his rookie season before his serious knee injury, and he has top-five QB potential if he can stay healthy all year. Watt has been injury-prone in recent seasons but is still a high-end IDP pick heading into the 2018 season.

Jun 5 12:13pm ET

Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson (knee) is recovering well enough at this point from his surgery to repair his torn ACL that he is expected to avoid the Physically Unable to Perform list, according to NFL.com's Ian Rapoport.

May 22 3:03pm ET

Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson (knee) has made significant progress in his rehabilitation from a torn anterior cruciate ligament and is considered ahead of schedule.

May 22 2:40pm ET

Updating a previous report, Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson (knee) threw the ball well at organized team activities Tuesday and looks to have made significant progress in his rehab from a torn ACL last year. He's ahead of schedule and is on track to be close to full health for training camp this summer. Watson was a revelation in his rookie season, throwing 19 touchdowns and running in two more in just seven games before his season-ending injury. The Texans receiving corps is improved, too, making the sky the limit for Watson and his fantasy value. However, he's coming off a serious injury and is likely to be overpriced as a QB1 in fantasy drafts.

May 22 1:03pm ET

Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson (knee) threw during drills at OTAs on Tuesday, May 22.

May 22 12:50pm ET

Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson (knee) has been throwing at organized team activities this week. Watson will likely be held to just individual throwing drills, but it's a great sign that he's progressing nicely from last year's season-ending knee injury. The 22-year-old had an incredible 19 touchdown passes and eight interceptions in seven games in his rookie season before his injury, and he added 269 yards on the ground and two more scores. While Watson has a ton of upside in an improving offense, don't overpay for him as a QB1 coming off a serious injury.

May 15 4:03am ET

Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson (knee) is 'on schedule to participate in training camp,' according to head coach Bill O'Brien.

May 14 2:20pm ET

Houston Texans head coach Bill O'Brien said quarterback Deshaun Watson (knee) is "on schedule" to be ready to take part in training camp in July after tearing the ACL in his right knee last year. "He's doing a good job in his rehab," O'Brien told NFL Network's "Good Morning Football." "I think he's on schedule to be able to participate in training camp. We're excited about that." In just seven games before his injury in his rookie season, Watson completed 61.8 percent of his passes for 1,699 yards, 19 touchdowns and only eight interceptions, and he also ran 36 times for 269 yards and two scores. There is injury risk here, but Watson has tons of upside as an elite QB1 in just his second season in the NFL.

Apr 18 1:40pm ET

Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson (knee) said he won't change his style of play after coming off a torn right ACL in his rookie season that limited him to six starts in 2017. Before the season-ending injury, Watson had a whopping 19 touchdown passes, although much of his success came from his legs while extending plays. He rushed for 269 yards on 36 carries for two touchdowns in seven games. "My game's not changing," Watson said. "Whatever you [saw] last year is going to be the same, if not better. I've dealt with adversity before, had injuries before. I didn't let that slow me down. It just changed my attitude about the game." Because of Watson's youth, ability to use his legs and gaudy stats in his rookie year, he's bound to be overvalued as a QB1 in 2018.

Apr 5 12:53am ET

Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson (knee) 'may be able to do a few things with the team' once organized team activities begin, according to head coach Bill O'Brien, who added that he likes 'where he is right now' and that 'training camp is the ultimate goal for him.'

Apr 4 9:50pm ET

Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson (knee) will be limited in offseason activities after suffering a torn ACL last November, but head coach Bill O'Brien thinks he could be able to participate in organized team activities. "I like where he is right now," O'Brien said during Wednesday's PFT Live, regarding Watson's rehab efforts. "I don't think that he'll be able to do much on the field in the beginning of the offseason program. He'll be working with the trainers on the field, but not with us. . . . I think by the time OTAs roll around he may be able to do a few things with the team." Barring any setbacks, Watson should be full go by the time training camp rolls around in the summer, and he will have plenty of fantasy upside after what he showed in his rookie season before his injury. Watson surely has QB1 appeal and can make plays happen with his legs, just make sure not to overspend on him.

Mar 30 12:13am ET

Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson will have a 'dramatically' different offense in 2018, according to head coach Bill O'Brien.

Mar 28 12:00am ET

Houston Texans head coach Bill O'Brien said quarterback Deshaun Watson (knee) is ahead of schedule in his recovery, but the team is unsure how much he'll do in spring workouts. Barring any offseason setbacks, Watson should be fully recovered in time for training camp and Week 1 of the regular season. He put up big numbers before his knee injury in his rookie season and has QB1 upside with one of the best wideouts in the NFL at his disposal in DeAndre Hopkins.

Mar 27 8:13am ET

Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson (knee) is ahead of schedule in his rehab from a torn anterior cruciate ligament, according to head coach Bill O'Brien. Watson could throw in individual drills during organized team activities.

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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