Houston Texans
  • 6'2"
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  • 23
  • 2 years
  • Clemson
  • 2017 R1 O, None
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Historical Stats

Year Team Gms Plays Att Comp Pass Yards Pass TDs Int Rush Rush Yards Rush TDs Fum Total Yards Total TDs 50+ Yd TDs 300+ Yard Gms 2+ TD Gms
2017 HOU 7 240 204 126 1699 19 8 36 269 2 1 1968 21 0 2 5
  Avg 7 262 223 139 1818 15 8 40 243 2 2 2061 16 0 3 4

Season To Date Statistics

Year Team Gms Plays Att Comp Pass Yards Pass TDs Int Rush Rush Yards Rush TDs Fum Total Yards Total TDs 50+ Yd TDs 300+ Yard Gms 2+ TD Gms
2018 HOU 7 284 241 152 1937 10 7 43 216 1 2 2153 11 0 4 3

Recent Player News

  • Posted: 10/21/2018 2:26pm ET

    Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson went 12-for-24 for 139 yards and one touchdown against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 7.

    Huddle Up: Watson was held to under 200 yards for the second straight game but will look to improve next week against the Miami Dolphins. He could be a low-end No. 1 fantasy quarterback in leagues but also be benched if owners have better options available.

  • Posted: 10/18/2018 3:39pm ET

    Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson (chest) fully participated in practice Thursday, Oct. 18.

    Huddle Up: Watson posted only 177 yards last week but should throw more than 25 times this week. He will be facing a solid Jacksonville Jaguars defense in Week 7 but can still be a low-end No. 1 quarterback for owners.

  • Posted: 10/17/2018 3:12pm ET

    Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson (chest) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Oct. 17.

    Huddle Up: Watson was held to 177 yards last week and has thrown at least one interception in every game this season. He will be facing a solid Jacksonville Jaguars defense this week but can still be a low-end No. 1 quarterback in most leagues.

  • Posted: 10/14/2018 7:20pm ET

    Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson completed 15-of-25 passes for 177 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions in the Week 6 game against the Buffalo Bills.

    Huddle Up: It wasn't a great performance for Watson, who entered the game dinged up with a chest injury which clearly bothered him against the Dallas Cowboys last week. It might be a good idea to reserve him in Week 7 on the road against a hard-hitting Jacksonville Jaguars defense even though he is a fantasy stud when 100 percent healthy.

  • Posted: 10/13/2018 9:04pm ET

    Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson (chest) is listed as questionable to face the Buffalo Bills in Week 6 but is expected to play, according to a source.

    Huddle Up: There is always a chance he could aggravate the injury, but Watson's dual-threat ability is worth that risk.

  • Posted: 10/12/2018 1:11pm ET

    Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson (chest) was limited during practice Friday, Oct. 12, and is listed as questionable for Week 6.

    Huddle Up: Watson said earlier in the week that he will be able to play, so owners will need to check the inactive list to make sure. He has played well so far this season and would be a No. 1 fantasy quarterback if he plays.

  • Posted: 10/11/2018 2:33pm ET

    Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson (chest) was limited during practice Thursday, Oct. 11.

    Huddle Up: Watson said he believes he will be able to play in Week 6, so owners should not worry about his availability. He has thrown for at least 300 yards in each of the last four games but has also thrown an interception in all five games. He can still be considered a No. 1 quarterback in all leagues this week.

  • Posted: 10/11/2018 10:10am ET

    If Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson throws for at least 375 yards in Week 6 then he will become the first quarterback in the Super Bowl era to throw for at least that many yards in four consecutive games.

    Huddle Up: Watson has been on fire, not only through the air but on the ground. Over his last four games he is averaging over 400 total yards and two total touchdowns. As long as he's healthy, he's comfortably in QB1 territory.

  • Posted: 10/10/2018 2:47pm ET

    Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson (chest) was listed as a limited participant in practice on Wednesday, Oct. 10.

    Huddle Up: Watson was clearly shaken up in the second half of the Dallas game, as the Cowboys defense put a lot of pressure on him with several big blows. He was able to gut it out, and he is clearly not at 100 percent. Still, if he plays, he is a solid low-end QB1, especially against the beleaguered Buffalo Bills.

  • Posted: 10/10/2018 9:36am ET

    Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson (chest) said he expects to play this week after significant soreness from hits he took as a runner in Week 5.

    Huddle Up: Watson is a top-five quarterback in fantasy this season, and he'll remain a high-end QB1 against the Buffalo Bills.

  • Posted: 10/7/2018 11:07pm ET

    Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson went 33-for-44 on passing attempts, throwing for 375 yards, 1 touchdown and 1 interception during the team's Week 5 victory over the Dallas Cowboys. Watson added 40 yards rushing on 10 carries.

    Huddle Up: About the only negatives for Watson were getting picked off for a fifth straight game and coming up just short of the end zone on several scampers inside the 10 yard line. Beyond that it's just more big numbers from Watson, who has topped 300 yards four straight times and reached or surpassed the 375 mark the last three. Buffalo, Houston's Week 6 opponent, has played some tough defense of late, but Watson has reached "must start" status.

  • Posted: 9/30/2018 5:10pm ET

    Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson completed 29-of-42 passes for 375 yards, two touchdowns and one interception in the Week 4 overtime win against the Indianapolis Colts. He also had his first rushing score of the season.

    Huddle Up: Watson has three straight 300-yard passing games and he has exactly two passing scores and one interception in each of the three contests. He remains an outstanding QB1 heading into Week 5 against the Cowboys, as the team looks for its first win streak of 2018.

  • Posted: 9/23/2018 2:41pm ET

    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.

    Huddle Up: 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.

  • Posted: 9/16/2018 6:35pm ET

    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.

    Huddle Up: 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.

  • Posted: 9/9/2018 5:45pm ET

    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.

    Huddle Up: 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.

  • Posted: 8/18/2018 7:36pm ET

    Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson completed five of his eight passes for 73 yards and a touchdown against the San Francisco 49ers in the preseason Saturday, Aug. 18.

    Huddle Up: Watson looks no worse for wear after last year's knee injury, and he is locked in as a QB1 heading into 2018.

  • Posted: 8/7/2018 11:05am ET

    Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson (knee) likely will play in the first preseason game Thursday, Aug. 9, but a final decision as not been made yet, according to head coach Bill O'Brien.

    Huddle Up: Watson probably would only play a series or two, but it would be a good sign to see him back on the field so early in the preseason. He was one of the breakout stars last season before he suffered his injury and will be a No. 1 fantasy quarterback in 2018 as long as he stays healthy.

  • Posted: 7/25/2018 3:04pm ET

    Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson (knee) has been fully cleared and will not be restricted during training camp, according to general manager Brian Gaine.

    Huddle Up: Watson is coming off a torn anterior cruciate ligament and may not see a lot of playing time during the preseason. He was one of the better quarterbacks before the injury last season and has a chance to be a valuable option in fantasy leagues in 2018. He can be considered a No. 1 quarterback in all fantasy leagues.

  • Posted: 7/25/2018 9:51am ET

    Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson (knee) passed his physical Wednesday, July 25, and avoided the Physically Unable to Perform list.

    Huddle Up: Watson entered with a splash and is absolutely a midrange QB1. The knee and the small sample size are concerns, but the talent is there to mask the amount of risk involved.

  • Posted: 7/19/2018 7:28pm ET

    Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson (knee) said he will be a 'full-go' when training camp begins.

    Huddle Up: All signs point to Watson being ready for the start of the season, and even though he is coming off a knee injury, Watson has to be considered a QB1 after he threw an NFL-record 19 touchdown passes in his first seven games last year.

  • Posted: 6/27/2018 10:49am ET

    Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson (knee) said he will not change his style of play even though he is recovering from a torn anterior cruciate ligament.

    Huddle Up: Watson was one of the better quarterbacks in the NFL before he suffered his injury and will be a popular player in fantasy drafts this year. He can be a No. 1 quarterback as long as he shows that he is healthy.

  • Posted: 6/12/2018 1:42pm 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.

    Huddle Up: Practicing without a brace is a big step in Watson's recovery. If he continues to handle his knee well without the brace then we can expect his workload to increase. He still has over two months to be right for the regular season and maintains top five fantasy QB appeal.

  • Posted: 6/9/2018 7:18pm 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.

    Huddle Up: Watson scored 21 touchdowns in seven games before suffering an ACL injury last year, and he averaged 7.5 yards per carry. Even though he is coming off an injury, he has to be drafted as a QB1 because of his huge ceiling.

  • Posted: 5/22/2018 11:54am 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.

    Huddle Up: Watson is coming along nicely. Don't look too much into him not participating in OTAs. As long as he stays on the path he's on he'll be good to go for the regular season. Draft him as a No. 1 fantasy quarterback.

  • Posted: 5/15/2018 12:59am ET

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

    Huddle Up: Watson suffered a serious knee injury about midway through his rookie campaign a year ago, but it looks like that won't limit him going into his second season. Owners should be viewing Watson as a potential QB1 after he logged 19 touchdowns compared to eight interceptions in his seven games (six starts), as evidenced by being the third quarterback drafted, per current ADP figures.

  • Posted: 4/4/2018 8:31pm 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.'

    Huddle Up: Watson looks like he's on track to be ready for the start of the 2018 regular season. Considering what he did last year as a rookie, tossing 19 touchdowns versus only eight interceptions in seven games (six starts), the 22-year-old will be a nice sleeper pick after the usual QB1 options are selected in drafts. Keep in mind, however, that the Texans recently announced they will have a 'dramatically' different offense, so nothing is a given.

  • Posted: 3/29/2018 9:12pm ET

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

    Huddle Up: Watson was off to an impressive start in his rookie year before suffering a knee injury, and with an offseason to cater a system to his skills, QB1 production seems likely.

  • Posted: 3/27/2018 5:07am 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.

    Huddle Up: Watson broke through as one of the top QBs before he got hurt, and he'll be one to consider in the midrange QB1 portion of drafts.

  • Posted: 3/12/2018 9:47pm ET

    Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson (knee) appears like he could be ready in time for the start of organized team activities, as 'the expectation' is that 'he will be on the field' when they get underway.

    Huddle Up: Watson was enjoying a marvelous rookie season before going down in the middle of the year with a torn ACL in practice that torpedoed Houston's season. Since it looks like he'll be fully healthy in time for Week 1, owners need to seriously consider Watson as their QB1 for the upcoming campaign, especially since he can provide excellent value with where he will probably be drafted.

  • Posted: 3/8/2018 8:29pm ET

    Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson (knee) began running without a knee brace at the team's practice facility Thursday, March 8.

    Huddle Up: The No. 12 overall pick in last year's NFL Draft was in the midst of putting together a memorable rookie campaign before sustaining a torn ACL in practice on a non-contact play, so this should hopefully be a sign that he'll be ready for the start of next season. After logging an outstanding 103.0 passer rating in his seven games, Watson has the chance to be a real dark horse QB1 in all formats for 2018.

  • Posted: 2/28/2018 3:41pm ET

    Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson (knee) remains ahead of schedule in his recovery from a torn anterior cruciate ligament suffered in his right knee last season, head coach Bill O'Brien said Wednesday, Feb. 28. He might even be able to participate in some organized team activities (OTAs).

    Huddle Up: Watson was humming along, taking the fantasy world by storm last season, before suffering his season-ending injury. He and DeAndre Hopkins, as well as Will Fuller, were fantasy studs during the middle portion of the season. A healthy Watson in 2018 makes the Houston offense and interesting situation to watch for fantasy purposes.

  • Posted: 2/5/2018 2:22pm ET

    Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson (knee) ran Monday, Feb. 5, for the first time since suffering a torn anterior cruciate ligament last season. Watson is ahead of schedule in his rehabilitation and hopes to participate in organized team activities this offseason.

    Huddle Up: Watson could have easily finished as the No. 1 fantasy quarterback in 2017 if it weren't for the serious injury suffered halfway through his inaugural campaign. His arm talent and running ability immediately thrust him into the national spotlight. As long as he's at full health, there's merit for him to be drafted as the first quarterback this year.

  • Posted: 2/1/2018 11:26am ET

    Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson (knee) is looking forward to training camp this offseason because he will be so much more comfortable in his second year. The dual-threat quarterback said his head was spinning last year, but now he knows what he'll need to accomplish before the season commences. As reported previously, Watson is ahead of schedule in his rehabilitation from a torn anterior cruciate ligament and could participate in organized team activities.

    Huddle Up: Watson electrified the NFL in his professional football debut. The football world took a collective sigh when Watson was ruled out for the season, but he will have had plenty of time to make a full recovery in time for the start of the 2018 season. As long as he doesn't take any steps back in his recovery, he's a prime 2018 QB1 draftee.

  • Posted: 1/25/2018 3:56pm ET

    Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson (knee) continues to be ahead of schedule in his rehab from a torn anterior cruciate ligament, and head coach Bill O'Brien said he hopes Watson will be able to participate in some drills during offseason workouts.

    Huddle Up: Watson is on track for training camp but could see the field this offseason if he continues to make progress in his rehab. He was having a great season before the injury and should be considered a No. 1 fantasy quarterback in drafts next season.

  • Posted: 1/2/2018 8:41am 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.

    Huddle Up: The thought is nice, but there's no chance the team puts him in any risky situation this offseason. Watson is a midrange QB1 option in next year's drafts.

  • Posted: 11/7/2017 10:32am 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.

    Huddle Up: Watson is expected to need the customary eight to nine months to recover, but if there is any good news to come from this bit of news, it is the fact he was able to have the surgery less than a week after the injury, as sometimes swelling in the knee delays the procedure. Watson is a good bet to be a full-go by training camp next summer and will likely be considered a high-end QB1 when he is cleared.

  • Posted: 11/5/2017 7:56am 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.

    Huddle Up: It appears as though Watson will miss organized team activities during the offseason but could be ready in time for training camp. He should be viewed as a No. 1 quarterback in all fantasy football leagues next year. Tom Savage is serving as the Texans' starter in Watson's absence but he possesses little value in any fantasy format.

  • Posted: 11/2/2017 2:02pm ET

    Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson (knee) is believed to have suffered a 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.

    Huddle Up: Watson was headed for Rookie of the Year honors and was even in the MVP conversation. This is a huge blow to what has been a prolific offense. Tom Savage figures to take Watson's place, but he is several rungs down from Watson on the quarterback ladder. Everyone on Houston's offense takes a hit in fantasy value, namely DeAndre Hopkins, Will Fuller and Lamar Miller.

  • Posted: 11/2/2017 12:58pm ET

    Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson (knee) was limited during practice Thursday, Nov. 2.

    Huddle Up: Owners will know more about Watson's status after practice Friday, Nov. 3, so they should monitor the situation. He has been one of the best fantasy quarterbacks in the NFL this season and would be a No. 1 quarterback this week if he is active.

  • Posted: 10/29/2017 7:01pm ET

    Houston Texans QB DeShaun Watson completed 19 of his 30 passes for a career-high 402 yards, four touchdowns and three interceptions in the Week 8 game against the Seattle Seahawks.

    Huddle Up: Watson and Russell Wilson were in an old-fashioned shootout in Seattle, as both went over 400 yards with four scoring tosses. The rookie has two or more touchdown strikes in each of his past five games, and three or more TDs in each of the past four. He might be the top fantasy option at quarterback heading into Week 9 against the struggling Indianapolis Colts.

2018 Game Logs

Wk Opp PYd PTD Int RYd RTD
1 @NE 176 1 1 40 0
2 @TEN 310 2 1 44 0
3 NYG 385 2 1 36 0
4 @IND 375 2 1 41 1
5 DAL 375 1 1 40 0
6 BUF 177 1 2 2 0
7 @JAC 139 1 0 13 0

2017 Game Logs

Wk Opp PYd PTD Int RYd RTD
1 JAC 102 1 1 16 0
2 @CIN 125 0 0 67 1
3 @NE 301 2 2 41 0
4 TEN 283 4 1 24 1
5 KC 261 5 0 31 0
6 CLE 225 3 1 23 0
8 @SEA 402 4 3 67 0

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