Houston Texans
  • 6'2"
  • 221
  • 22
  • 0 years
  • Clemson
  • 2017 R1 O, None

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
2017 HOU 6 202 174 107 1297 15 5 28 202 2 1 1499 17 0 1 4

Recent Player News

  • Posted: 10/18/2017 6:53pm ET

    Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson is tied with retired QBs Kurt Warner and Mark Rypien for most touchdown passes (15) in a player's first six games of their career.

    Huddle Up: What makes that even more remarkable is that Watson didn't even begin the season as the starter. He quickly dethroned Tom Savage for the job, however, and hasn't looked back since. The former Clemson standout has been especially terrific as of late, tossing 12 touchdowns in his last three games alone, compared to just two interceptions. He's also been a force on the ground, tallying more than 20 rushing yards in each of his last five contests. Watson has established himself as a legit QB1 for the time being as a result.

  • Posted: 10/15/2017 2:44pm ET

    Houston Texans QB DeShaun Watson completed 17 of his 29 pass attempts for 225 yards, three touchdowns and an interception in Week 6 against the Cleveland Browns. He also rushed six times for 23 yards.

    Huddle Up: The rookie has been one of the best fantasy quarterbacks over the past three games, if not the best. While he has just one 300-yard game this season back in Week 3 in New England, Watson has thrown for 12 touchdowns with just two interceptions over the past three outings while also finding the end zone once with his feet. Fantasy owners will need to make alternate plans in Week 7, as the Texans have their bye week.

  • Posted: 10/10/2017 6:11pm ET

    Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson recorded the highest average air distance (a ball traveled in the air from the point of throw to the point of catch on a reception) on completions in Week 5 at 27.3 yards, per NFL Next Gen Stats.

    Huddle Up: To put that number into some perspective, the Indianapolis Colts' Jacoby Brissett ranked second at 23.2 yards. Watson definitely benefited from his receivers winning their fair share of 50-50 balls on Sunday night, and it goes without saying he's not going to continue stringing together games in which accounts for five touchdowns. Nevertheless, the rookie has definitely sparked the Houston offense and should confidently be started in fantasy for the foreseeable future.

  • Posted: 10/1/2017 1:40pm ET

    Houston Texans QB DeShaun Watson accounted for five touchdowns, four through the air and one on the ground, in a 57-14 win over the Tennessee Titans on Sunday, Oct. 1. Watson finished 25-for-34 for 283 yards.

    Huddle Up: How much of this is Watson's skills and how much the Titans' defense is a legitimate question. Still, it was a spectacular performance for the rookie quarterback, who became the first rookie QB to throw four TDs and run for one in a game since Fran Tarkenton in 1961 to account for five touchdowns. Watson could be a low-end QB1 option for Week 5. Watson could be higher, but the Kansas City Chiefs are up next and that could pose issues.

  • Posted: 9/24/2017 2:24pm ET

    Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson went 22-for-33 for 301 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions against the New England Patriots in Week 3. He also rushed for 41 yards on eight carries during the game.

    Huddle Up: Watson had an outstanding game after being held to 125 yards in his first NFL start and should be the team's starting quarterback for the rest of the season. He should be owned in all fantasy leagues but probably should stay on the bench next week against a solid Tennessee Titans defense.

  • Posted: 9/20/2017 7:22am ET

    Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson has a tough matchup against the New England Patriots in Week 3 based on historical data. No rookie quarterback has won in New England since head coach Bill Belichick was hired in 2000. They are 0-8 with five touchdowns, 16 interceptions and a 50.7 passer rating.

    Huddle Up: Watson is only an option in dynasty leagues or in leagues where you must start two quarterbacks. However, this week isn't a strong matchup.

  • Posted: 9/14/2017 8:42pm ET

    Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson completed 15 of his 24 pass attempts for 125 yards and rushed five times for 67 yards and a touchdown in a 13-9 win over the Cincinnati Bengals Thursday, Sept. 14.

    Huddle Up: Watson struggled throwing the ball and looked nervous in the pocket, but he flashed his upside with a 49-yard rushing score. There are going to be plenty of growing pains for the rookie, but his scrambling ability should keep him in the QB2 conversation.

  • Posted: 9/12/2017 3:16pm ET

    Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson will be under center for his first NFL start in Week 2.

    Huddle Up: As mentioned previously, Watson played much better than his counterpart Tom Savage last week. There will be growing pains for the rookie, but he gives the Texans their best chance to win. Pick him up if you're hurting at quarterback, but don't expect weekly QB1 performances.

  • Posted: 9/12/2017 12:17pm ET

    Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson took repetitions with the first-team offense in a walk-through practice Tuesday, Sept. 12.

    Huddle Up: Watson still has room to grow as a rookie, but he was clearly the more successful and beneficial quarterback for the Texans in Week 1. If the rookie does start, he remains a No. 2 fantasy quarterback versus the Cincinnati Bengals. He would be a solid waiver wire addition as a backup, though.

  • Posted: 9/12/2017 4:33am ET

    Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson will start the game Thursday, Sept. 14, against the Cincinnati Bengals.

    Huddle Up: After the subpar performance of Tom Savage early in the first game, the Texans rolled the dice and went with Watson. He didn't do much better down the stretch, but it might be time to see what Watson is made of on a regular basis. Do not start Watson in your fantasy league just yet, as it's going to take time for his skills to sharpen.

  • Posted: 9/11/2017 3:27pm ET

    Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson (ankle) was limited during the team's walkthrough Monday, Sept. 11.

    Huddle Up: Watson played the second half of the team's Week 1 game and is in the running to start in Week 2. He had an up-and-down performance during his limited playing time against the Jacksonville Jaguars and should be avoided in fantasy leagues if he starts.

  • Posted: 9/11/2017 6:32am ET

    Updating earlier reports, Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson (ankle) was spotted limping Sunday, Sept. 10, with an ankle injury, according to a source.

    Huddle Up: The Texans play the Cincinnati Bengals Thursday night, and the ankle injury could keep Tom Savage in the starting lineup. Both are QB2 options, but Watson has more roster clout in fantasy.

  • Posted: 9/11/2017 6:15am ET

    Updating previous reports, Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson is expected to be the starter Week 2 against the Cincinnati Bengals. The situation is still being evaluated.

    Huddle Up: Watson is worth rostering as a QB2, but growing pains should be expected. Tom Savage would lose his roster viability with a demotion.

  • Posted: 9/10/2017 11:48am ET

    Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson took over as the starting quarterback in the second half of the team's Week 1 game replacing QB Tom Savage.

    Huddle Up: Watson has a chance to take over as the starting quarterback if he plays well against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Watson can be considered a No. 2 fantasy quarterback in most leagues if he keeps the starting job.

  • Posted: 8/14/2017 9:27am ET

    Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson took first-team repetitions in practice Monday, Aug. 14, but head coach Bill O'Brien downplayed it saying that's how the repetitions lined up.

    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

    Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson has 'a lot to build on,' following his first preseason game, according to head coach Bill O'Brien. 'There's a lot to correct,' O'Brien said. 'He knows that. He was about 50-50 right or wrong on some of the schemes we ran.'

    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

    Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson went 15-for-25 for 179 yards in the preseason game against the Carolina Panthers Wednesday, Aug. 9. He also rushed for 24 yards and one touchdown on three carries during the game.

    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

    Houston Texans rookie QB Deshaun Watson is 'ahead of any rookie quarterback I've ever been around,' according to head coach Bill O'Brien.

    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

    Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson's pace in picking up the offense has 'impressed everyone in the building,' according to SI.com's Albert Breer, who added 'the big thing is that while he makes rookie mistakes, he?s done well not to repeat them.' 'There?s no doubt he?s ahead of schedule. He?s put a lot of time in, and he?s doing a good job,' head coach Bill O'Brien said.

    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

    Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson 'looked a lot like a rookie' during training camp Thursday, July 27, according to Cody Stoots of CBSHouston.com.

    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

    Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson said he will be ready to play whenever head coach Bill O'Brien believes he is ready to start. QB Tom Savage is expected to be the starting quarterback when the regular season begins.

    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

    Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson has impressed head coach Bill O'Brien with his poise, intelligence and athleticism in a recent interview with the Houston Chronicle. 'He's a very poised guy. I like the way he carries himself. I like the way he operates. He's a rookie, and he's not nearly where he needs to be to be a full-time starter in this league, but you can tell he's got a lot of qualities you like. ? For being a rookie, he's wise beyond his years. ? You don't see him make the same mistake twice,' O'Brien said.

    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

    Houston Texans first-round pick QB Deshaun Watson admitted he has 'no idea' if he'll be the Week 1 starter. 'I have no idea. That's up to the coaching staff. My job is to come in and learn the system, learn the organization and play my part,' Watson said.

    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

    The Houston Texans selected Clemson QB Deshaun Watson with the No. 12 overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft Thursday, April 27.

    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.

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

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