Posted: 8/14/2017 9:27am ET
Huddle Up: Watson has a chance to unseat Tom Savage as the starter, but he's more of a dynasty option.
Posted: 8/10/2017 8:00pm ET
Huddle Up: Unless Watson can take the starting gig away from Tom Savage, his value will be relegated to keeper formats for now. He has long-term QB1 potential.
Posted: 8/9/2017 8:10pm ET
Huddle Up: Watson was expected to be the No. 2 quarterback this season but may push Tom Savage for the starting job after his performance Wednesday. He should be an attractive option in keeper leagues but can be avoided in standard leagues if he does not start.
Posted: 8/1/2017 11:03am ET
Huddle Up: Although the knee-jerk reaction is to say Watson should be considered the frontrunner to start Week 1, Houston would be wise to let the rookie ease into the job, unless he goes out and steals the job ala Russell Wilson did for the Seattle Seahawks in 2012. Watson should be the long-term answer at quarterback in Houston, but he will probably top out as a middling QB2 in fantasy in the conservative Texans' offense if he is named the starter at some point during the season.
Posted: 7/28/2017 12:11pm ET
Huddle Up: The tone continues to remain positive for Watson's development and puts him on track to start games early in the season. Projected starter Tom Savage has not proven he can stay healthy, so the odds are strong the rookie will be starting some games in 2017. If and when that time comes, Watson should be considered a low-end QB2 with upside.
Posted: 7/27/2017 7:59pm ET
Huddle Up: Watson will undoubtedly have a chance to run the show in Houston, but Tom Savage will likely be under center in Week 1. Stash him in all keeper formats, but Watson doesn't need to be owned in redraft leagues unless he is named the starter.
Posted: 7/12/2017 12:15pm ET
Huddle Up: Watson probably will serve as the No. 2 quarterback this season but could see some playing time as a rookie. Owners in most standard leagues should avoid Watson, but he will have some value in keeper leagues.
Posted: 6/23/2017 10:57am ET
Huddle Up: While O'Brien's comments bode well for Watson's future, they should actually reinforce the notion Tom Savage will begin the season as the starter. How quickly that changes will obviously be up to how quickly Watson gets O'Brien's offense down pat. With that said, Savage has shown little ability to stay healthy in the NFL, making it very likely Watson will get a few starts at some point in 2017.
Posted: 5/19/2017 12:02pm ET
Huddle Up: He'll have to beat out Tom Savage in camp. Watson walks into the best rookie-year situation of all the quarterbacks in this draft class, and he won't be asked to carry the offense in his first year considering Houston's impressive array of offensive weapons and top-ranked defense from a season ago. Considering Savage's injury history, Watson is a good bet to make his first start no later than early October.
Posted: 4/27/2017 6:36pm ET
Huddle Up: Watson should have a chance to compete with Tom Savage for the starting quarterback during training camp, so owners will need to keep an eye on the situation. Watson would be a No. 2 fantasy quarterback if he wins the starting job but will have more value in keeper leagues since he has a chance to become a starting fantasy quarterback in the future.
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