College: Clemson | 2 years
Height: 6'3" | Weight: 215 lbs
Birth Date: 9/14/1995
Depth Chart: QB.1
2018 Bye Week: 10
Total Pts: 0.00
Avg Pts: 0.00
Rank: 0 QB
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Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson continues to struggle relative to his level of performance during his rookie season, but he salvaged a good fantasy performance in Sunday's loss to the Giants. Watson finished 24-for-40 passing the ball with 385 yards, two touchdowns, and an interception. He added 36 rushing yards as well. The Texans visit the Colts in Week 4, a matchup that has traditionally been difficult for Houston and could find Watson struggling to reach QB1 status.
Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson went 24-for-40 for 385 yards, two touchdowns and one interception against the New York Giants in Week 3. He also rushed for 36 yards on five carries during the game.
Fantasy Spin: Watson has thrown for at least 300 yards in each of his last two games and has four touchdowns during that span. He will be facing an improved Indianapolis Colts defense next week but can still be a No. 1 fantasy option.
New York Giants defensive end Olivier Vernon (ankle) and cornerback Eli Apple (groin) have been ruled out for Week 3 against the Texans. Vernon is dealing with a high ankle sprain and hasn't played yet this year. It might be a struggle for him to play in Week 4 as well. Apple's loss is a blow to the secondary and is good news for Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson and his receivers this Sunday.
New York Giants defensive end Olivier Vernon (ankle) and cornerback Eli Apple (groin) are not practicing on Friday. Neither player has practiced all week, making it doubtful that they'll suit up for Week 3 against the Texans. If neither play, it's good news for Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson and the rest of the offense on Sunday.
Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson hasn't lit the world on fire in his first two starts of the 2018 NFL season, tossing three touchdowns and a pair of interceptions while seeing his yards per attempt drop by 0.9 from his rookie year. He'll have a tough test on Sunday when Houston plays the Giants, who have allowed the eighth-fewest fantasy points to quarterbacks so far this season. Watson will almost always have QB1 upside, but fantasy owners shouldn't be shocked to see QB2 numbers this week from the second-year passer.
New York Giants defensive end Olivier Vernon (ankle) and cornerback Eli Apple (groin) did not practice on Wednesday. Vernon has yet to play this year as he works his way back from a high ankle sprain. The G-Men need his presence to improve their lackluster pass rush. If both he and Apple are out in Week 3 against the Texans, it'll be good news for Houston quarterback Deshaun Watson and the rest of his offense.
New York Giants cornerback Eli Apple (groin) suffered a groin injury in Week 2 that will likely keep him out this weekend against the Texans. B.W. Webb replaced Apple in the lineup and will likely move into a starting role if Apple is inactive. Apple sitting out this weekend would be an upgrade for Houston quarterback Deshaun Watson and his receivers.
If fantasy owners were hoping to see one of Houston's three tight ends emerge as a potential fantasy sleeper, they'll need to keep waiting as the tight end usage in Week 2 didn't suggest that any player is distinguishing himself from the pack. Jordan Akins caught both of his targets for 21 yards, Ryan Griffin hauled in his only target for 19 yards, and Jordan Thomas failed to record a catch despite being targeted three times by quarterback Deshaun Watson. None of the players should be rostered in re-draft leagues at this point, though both Thomas and Akins present some value in deeper dynasty leagues.
Houston Texans QB DeShaun Watson completed 22-of-32 passes for 310 yards, two touchdowns and one interception in the Week 2 game against the Tennessee Titans.
Fantasy Spin: Watson put up nice yardage and he had a pair of 100-yard receivers in Will Fuller and DeAndre Hopkins, while hitting each for a touchdown. He was expected to be a fantasy beast, but he started a bit slow in Week 1. This is what you can expect, and he remains a solid low-end QB1 heading into Week 3 against the New York Giants.
Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson struggled at times in Sunday's loss to the Titans, but he manage to salvage a good fantasy day. Watson was 22-for-32 throwing the ball for 310 yards, two touchdowns, and an interception. Watson also added 44 rushing yards on five carries. Through two games, Watson hasn't looked like the electric player that he was in 2017, but he'll look to get things headed in the right direction in Week 3 against the New York Giants.
Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson got off to a slow start in Houston's Week 1 loss to the Patriots, but the second-year passer will look to get things back on track Sunday against the Tennessee Titans. Last season, Watson was 25-for-34 for 283 yards, four touchdown, and an interception against the Titans while also rushing for a score. Watson should be considered a QB1 in this matchup, though his upside depends some on the availability of receivers Will Fuller and Keke Coutee, both of whom missed last week's game with hamstring injuries.
Houston Texans head coach Bill O'Brien said he is hopeful that wide receiver Will Fuller (hamstring) will return in Week 2 against the Titans. Fuller was inactive for the Week 1 loss to the Patriots, but he could return and be quarterback Deshaun Watson's No. 2 target behind DeAndre Hopkins. Fuller has boom-or-bust fantasy potential and should be considered as a WR4 option if he suits up. His return would be bad news for Bruce Ellington, who scored in the season opener.
Houston Texans right tackle Seantrel Henderson (ankle) is out for the season after breaking his ankle in Week 1, according to head coach Bill O'Brien. Henderson will have surgery on Tuesday. While Henderson wasn't an elite right tackle, his loss hurts an already shaky offensive line. It's bad news for Houston's ground game and quarterback Deshaun Watson moving forward.
Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson completed 17-of-34 passes for 176 yards, one touchdown and one interceptions in the Week 1 loss against the New England Patriots.
Fantasy Spin: Watson had a handful of giant games last season and he appeared to be on his way to fantasy superstardom before a season-ending injury derailed things. He entered drafts with lofty rankings, but he didn't quite live up to those expectations in the opener. A first-game assignment in Foxboro is a daunting task for many. He'll look for better production in Week 2 on the road against the division rival Titans.
Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson's 2018 season didn't get off to the start that many NFL fans and analysts expected. In his first game back after a torn ACL ended his rookie season, Watson was 17-for-34 passing the ball for 176 yards, a touchdown, and an interception. Watson got off to a slow start, eventually connecting with wide receiver Bruce Ellington for a fourth quarter score, salvaging his day a little from a fantasy perspective. Watson should be able to put up stronger numbers when Houston faces the Titans in Week 2.
Houston Texans right tackle Seantrel Henderson (ankle) suffered a broken ankle in Week 1 against the Patriots, according to a league source. It's obviously terrible news and means Henderson will miss the entire season. It's bad news for Houston's running game and second-year quarterback Deshaun Watson moving forward.
Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson is back after a knee injury cost him the second half of his rookie season and looks to get his 2018 campaign off to a good start against the New England Patriots on Sunday. Last year, Watson threw for 301 yards, two touchdowns, and a pair of interceptions against the Patriots, completing 22 of his 33 passing attempts. With cornerback Malcolm Butler gone, New England's pass defense is susceptible to another big game from Watson. Consider him a safe option this week with the potential to put up top-five numbers.
The Houston Texans re-signed quarterback Joe Webb on Sunday, according to his agent, David Canter. Webb will join Brandon Weeden as the backups to Deshaun Watson. Webb is completely off the fantasy radar.
Houston Texans head coach Bill O'Brien hinted during the week that his healthy players would see the field, but Saturday's preseason game against the Rams looked much like the team's other preseason contests, with quarterback Deshaun Watson barely on the field. Watson completed three of his six pass attempts, with one of those incompletions turning into an interception. He also gained five rushing yards on one carry. The Texans have played it safe with their starters this preseason, but Watson will be healthy and ready to go once Houston's Week 1 contest against the Patriots rolls around.
After key players like quarterback Deshaun Watson were limited to just one drive per game in the team's first two preseason games, the Houston Texans are expected to play all of their healthy starters in Saturday's contest with the Los Angeles Rams. While it remains to be seen how long head coach Bill O'Brien will leave players in the game, the expanded playing time makes players like Watson, running back Lamar Miller, and wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins intriguing options in preseason DFS contests.