Guest of the League
2018 GSI Playoff Challenge
One and Done League - FFL: Week 3 | NFL: Championship


College: Clemson | Rookie
Height: 6'3" | Weight: 215 lbs
Birth Date: 9/14/1995
2017 Bye Week: 7
On IR - torn ACL

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

Fantasy Week
No Playoff Match Up
Player Notes
Jan 13 6:50pm ET

The Houston Texans agreed to five-year deals with head coach Bill O'Brien and new general manager Brian Gaine on Saturday, according to a source. With former GM Rick Smith taking an indefinite leave of absence to take care of his sick wife, the Texans held onto O'Brien and added Gaine in the front office. It's good news for Houston's offense with an upcoming young quarterback in Deshaun Watson. If Watson is fully healthy in 2018, they could finally put it all together and make a run in the postseason. Houston's defense should also be improved next year with better health all around.

Jan 5 10:10am ET

Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson has declared for the NFL draft. Jackson (6'3/211) had a monster sophomore season in 2016, throwing for 30 touchdowns and running for another 21 on his way to winning the Heisman Trophy, beating out Deshaun Watson, Jabrill Peppers, Baker Mayfield, and Dede Westbrook. Opinions vary on Jackson throughout the draft world, with some even suggesting he should switch positions. Jackson is going to be a fascinating player to track this winter.

Jan 2 1:20pm ET

Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson (knee) has a chance at participating in organized team activities (OTAs) because he's ahead of schedule in his rehab, according to head coach Bill O'Brien. That's great news on Watson's progress from a torn ACL. Even if he doesn't take part in OTAs, Watson is fully expected to be ready for training camp and the 2018 regular season, barring a setback. Watson was electric in his rookie season before suffering his knee injury. He'll likely be a little overvalued in fantasy drafts, but there is true breakout potential.

Jan 2 11:53am ET

Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson (knee) is ahead of schedule in his recovery from a torn anterior cruciate ligament and could take part in organized team activities, according to head coach Bill O'Brien.

Dec 31 8:40pm ET

Houston Texans quarterback T.J. Yates didn't finish his three game stint as a starting quarterback on a bright note, going 14-for-24 for 137 yards and an interception in Houston's loss to the Colts. Yates was never part of Houston's long term goals--Deshaun Watson (knee) should be back for the 2018 season--but any hopes that the veteran could be a serviceable back-up for Houston next year seem to have vanished after three consecutive poor performances. Yates doesn't have any fantasy value moving forward.

Dec 31 7:00pm ET

Updating a previous report, Houston Texans head coach Bill O'Brien will return in 2018. With general manager Rick Smith stepping away for personal reasons to take care of his wife, who has cancer, the Texans are expected to go outside the organization for Smith's replacement. Buffalo front-office man Brian Gaine could be a candidate, as he was previously fired by Smith and is highly respected by O'Brien. It's quite possible that the only reason O'Brien is returning is the fact that Smith is taking an open-ended leave of absence, as the relationship between O'Brien and Smith has been strained to say the least. It's unclear if Houston will attempt to sign O'Brien to another extension. With a promising young quarterback in Deshaun Watson and a scary defense when healthy, the Texans could easily return to the playoffs in 2018.

Dec 31 1:40pm ET

The Houston Texans are likely to keep head coach Bill O'Brien around for the 2018 season, according to league sources. There has been speculation that O'Brien was a candidate to be fired after struggling through an injury-ravaged season after winning the AFC South in 2015 and 2016. He has one season left on a five-year deal he signed in 2014, and it's unlikely he'd be back next year without signing him to an extension. Since rookie quarterback Deshaun Watson (knee) was injured, the Texans are 1-6. O'Brien was dealt a bad hand in 2017. With electric QB Watson under center for the foreseeable future and with a strong defense expected to improve next year with better health, Houston should be in contention again next year.

Dec 29 3:30pm ET

Houston Texans head coach Bill O'Brien is a candidate to be fired at season's end, as the relationship between O'Brien and general manager Rick Smith is said to be "toxic" and "dysfunctional" by a source. A third source with knowledge of the situation said he would be "kind of surprised" if the Texans didn't make a change. If owner Bob McNair continues to punt on a decision on O'Brien and lets his contract run through 2018, sources say the team would be working under a difficult environment. If O'Brien is fired, he'd likely become the top head-coaching candidate available, and the Giants and Cardinals would likely have interest in him. Under O'Brien in four years, the Texans have won the AFC South division twice, but the relationship with the GM may be too much to overcome. The Texans were ravaged by injuries this season, but they are in a great position to be competitive again in 2018 with young quarterback Deshaun Watson at full health and a strong defense in tow.

Dec 20 3:10pm ET

Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson (knee) said he plans on being ready for next season after tearing his ACL. "People give you five, six, seven, eight months to come back. It's just whenever we feel it's right. But I know for sure I'll be back next season," Watson said. Since his injury, the Texans have gone 1-6 with Tom Savage and T.J. Yates at quarterback. Watson was electric with Houston in his rookie season, and he extended plays with his legs frequently. As long as his outlook is fair going into training camp next year, he'll be a popular fantasy pick because of his long-term potential.

Nov 9 2:30pm ET

Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson's ACL surgery was successful, head coach Bill O'Brien said on Thursday. Watson is expected to make a full recovery and to be available by the start of the 2018 season. He should be a top quarterback in redraft leagues next year, even with the repaired knee as a factor.

Nov 8 10:53am ET

Updating previous reports, Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson (knee) underwent surgery Wednesday, Nov. 8, to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament. No further damage was found.

Nov 8 10:30am ET

Houston Texans rookie quarterback Deshaun Watson will have surgery on Wednesday to repair his torn ACL. Depending on how he progresses through recovery, Watson should be ready for the start of the 2018 season. Watson might be a good keeper in many leagues, because he was likely added from waivers and won't cost players a top draft pick. For the rest of this season, Houston will turn to Tom Savage at quarterback, though the team did sign Josh Johnson. Regardless of which one starts, though, fantasy owners would be wise to steer clear.

Nov 7 4:00pm ET

Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson's ACL surgery is taking place on Tuesday. Going under the knife just five days after going down is a good sign, as it means it was a clean tear with little residual damage or swelling. Despite the popular perception, returning from an ACL tear is not easy, but barring setbacks, Watson should be ready for next season's opener. Look at him as a mid-tier QB for 2018.

Nov 7 1:43pm ET

Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson (knee) underwent surgery Tuesday, Nov. 7, to repair the torn anterior cruciate ligament he suffered in his right knee during practice last week.

Nov 5 11:03am ET

Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson (knee) is expected to need eight to nine months to recover from his torn anterior cruciate ligament, according to a source. However, the last time he sustained the injury, he was able to return to action in five months.

Nov 3 4:23pm ET

Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson (knee) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Friday, Nov. 3. The team also signed QB T.J. Yates (Bills). Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

Nov 3 11:03am ET

Updating previous reports, Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson (knee) tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee. His torn ACL in college was in his left knee.

Nov 2 5:23pm ET

Updating a previous report, Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson's (knee) torn anterior cruciate ligament has been confirmed, according to a source. He is out for the rest of the season.

Nov 2 5:20pm ET

Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson (knee) tore his ACL at Thursday's practice in a non-contact drill. We first reported that Watson needed an MRI to confirm, but ESPN's Adam Schefter confirmed that on-site tests revealed a tear. Watson took over for Tom Savage as the Texans starting quarterback at halftime in Week 1 and has 1699 yards and 18 touchdowns this season. There will be more news on the story as it comes out, but Savage will likely start if Watson is out. As for other Texans, DeAndre Hopkins falls to a low-end WR1 this week, Will Fuller is a boom-or-bust WR3 and Lamar Miller is at the RB1/2 borderline.

Nov 2 5:03pm ET

Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson (knee) is believed to have suffered a partially torn anterior cruciate ligament on a non-contact play in practice Thursday, Nov. 2, according to sources. He could miss the remainder of the season, but will have an MRI to confirm the injury.

Player Transactions
  • 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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