Watson
Deshaun Watson
Deshaun Watson
Deshaun Watson
Deshaun Watson
22-Year-Old QB
2017 Pass/Rush Stats
2018 Pass/Rush Projections
YDS
1699
TD
19
INT
8
YDS
269
TD
2
 
 
 
 
 
2018 Fantasy Outlook
It's not often a quarterback has a breakout season as a rookie. And Watson didn't just break out last year, he was in the MVP discussion before suffering a torn ACL midseason. Through Week 8, Watson was tied for first in the league in TD passes, second in YPA and first in q... read more
It's not often a quarterback has a breakout season as a rookie. And Watson didn't just break out last year, he was in the MVP discussion before suffering a torn ACL midseason. Through Week 8, Watson was tied for first in the league in TD passes, second in YPA and first in quarterback rushing, leading the league's most prolific offense at 30.7 points per game. Watson showed rare poise in the pocket - he was arguably the best QB against blitzes last season. He led the league in YPA (9.5) in blitz situations and was second in completion percentage (65.6 percent) to Drew Brees, posting an NFL-high 134.5 passer rating, nearly 22 points better than the next best. What's more, the 22-year-old Watson had seven touchdowns and no interceptions against blitzes. Watson was good on downfield passing, ranking fifth in completion percentage on attempts beyond 20 yards (min. 20 attempts), but he also threw five interceptions. And if there's an area in which he can improve it's accuracy. Had he qualified, Watson would have ranked 20th in completion percentage, just ahead of Eli Manning, and his 3.9 interception percentage would have been third highest. Watson was highly accurate in college, so it's reasonable to think he can improve in his second year. Wide receivers DeAndre Hopkins and Will Fuller are back for Watson, assuming he's available. That, of course, is the biggest concern. But the Texans are confident Watson will be ready for Week 1, and the quarterback said in mid-July that he expects to be a full-go for the start of training camp.
HT: 6'2"   WT: 221 lbs.   DOB: 9/14/1995   College: Clemson   Drafted: 1st Rd, #12 Overall in 2017Show Contract
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Deshaun Watson Contract Info:
Signed a four-year, $13.85 million contract with the Texans in May of 2017.
Will face limited action Saturday
QBHouston Texans
August 16, 2018
Coach Bill O'Brien said Watson will have a similar workload in Saturday's preseason game against the 49ers as he had in the first exhibition game, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.
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Deshaun Watson 2017 NFL Game Log
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2017 Depth Chart Status
Snap Counts
  • 2017 Offensive Snaps:
    464
  • 2017 Special Teams Snaps:
    0
 
Off Snaps:
ST Snaps:
2015
2016
2017
464
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Measurables Overview

(Compared to other QBs)

Height:   6' 2"
BELOW AVERAGE
Weight:   221 lbs
BELOW AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   4.66 sec
GREAT
Shuttle Time:   4.31 sec
GOOD
Cone Drill:   6.95 sec
GREAT
Arm Length:   33.00 in
ABOVE AVERAGE
Hand Length:   9.75 in
AVERAGE
Vertical Jump:   33 in
GOOD
Broad Jump:   119 in
ELITE
Bench Press:   0 reps
Not Available
Houston Texans Team Injury Report
Questionable
Doubtful
Out
RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
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  2. Deshaun Watson 2017 Preseason Outlook
    The Texans traded their 2018 first-round pick to move up 13 spots and draft Watson 12th overall, believing they found their franchise QB. Incumbent Tom Savage enters Week 1 as the starter, but if he struggles it will be hard to keep the rookie off the field. Savage is no proven commodity himself, with two starts in three years and a 60.9 career completion percentage in five appearances. And while Watson's ceiling is obviously higher, his floor is probably higher too because of his running ability. At 6-2, 221, the dual-threat Watson is an exceptional athlete who can throw on the run or tuck the ball and make plays with his legs. In Clemson's spread offense, he wasn't asked to read the entire field and displayed inconsistent decision-making and accuracy, which lead to 32 interceptions in 38 games. But according to scouts, accuracy, especially deep-ball accuracy, can be easily improved with mechanical adjustments and better footwork as he transitions to a pro-style offense and working under center. Watson's poise in the pocket and leadership skills impressed the Texans, who cycled through a number of journeymen quarterbacks in recent years while the defense carried the team. Watson will have a solid supporting cast around him, too, with Lamar Miller in the backfield and DeAndre Hopkins at receiver.
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Will face limited action Saturday
QBHouston Texans
August 16, 2018
Coach Bill O'Brien said Watson will have a similar workload in Saturday's preseason game against the 49ers as he had in the first exhibition game, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.
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Working without brace
QBHouston Texans
August 14, 2018
Watson (knee) took part in practice Tuesday with "no brace, moving easy, and throwing with accuracy," Albert Breer of TheMMQB.com notes.
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Feels good after return
QBHouston Texans
August 11, 2018
Watson said he wasn't feeling any adverse effects following Thursday's preseason opener against the Chiefs, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.
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Limited action in return
QBHouston Texans
August 9, 2018
Watson played one series in the Texans' 17-10 preseason win over the Chiefs on Thursday, completing his only pass for four yards.
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Likely playing Thursday
QBHouston Texans
August 7, 2018
Watson is on track to play in Thursday's preseason game against the Chiefs, though Texans coach Bill O'Brien acknowledges he hasn't made a final decision, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.
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