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  • Clemson
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Recent Player News

  • 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.

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