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Deshaun Watson
ADP: N/A
Bye: 9
Experience: 5 Yr(s)
Age: 27.2
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 215
40 Time: 4.66
SPARQx (Rank): 98.90 (78%)
Burst Score (Rank): 116.40 (77%)
Agility Score (Rank): 11.26 (75%)
Throw Velocity (Rank): 49.00 (2%)

Deshaun Watson's Weekly Outlook

Week 13 Projections
Yds TDs INT Rush Yds Fantasy Pts
231.4 1.3 0.7 28.1 17.4
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Rest Of Way Outlook

Yds TDs INT Rush Yds Fantasy Pts
249.7 1.6 0.8 26.2 19

Deshaun Watson's 2022 Projections & Outlook

Scoring

#33 Quarterback

125.8 Projected Points

ADP Comp/Att P Yds P TD INT Att R Yds Fum
Not Available 133.7/201 1587.9 10.9 4.4 32 163.2 1.4

3D Projections DS 3D Projections

Basic StatsDeshaun Watson's Preseason Player Analysis

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What You Need to Know:

  • The only reason anyone is still interested in Watson – and likely the only reason he remains NFL-employed – is that he’s really good at football.
  • Fantasy wise, he has led the position in points per game as a 2017 rookie, then ranked 5th, 4th and 6th in that category.
  • Watson sits tied with Aaron Rodgers for 2nd in career passer rating among active QBs (behind only Patrick Mahomes). He’s 1st among active QBs in yards per pass attempt, 1st in completion rate, tied for 2nd in yards per completion and 4th in passing-TD rate.
  • Last time he took the field (2020), Watson led the NFL in passing yards and yards per attempt, delivered career highs in completion rate and passer rating and a career low in INT rate.
  • He did so for a Houston offense that lost Will Fuller for 5 games and saw no one else besides Brandin Cooks reach 50 targets. The crew that caught multiple TD passes from a guy who cracked 6% TD rate for the 2nd time in 4 years:
    • Fuller
    • Cooks
    • Darren Fells
    • Randall Cobb
    • Keke Coutee?
    • David Johnson
    • Pharaoh Brown
  • Watson sports a career 9.4 yard average depth of target. That would have ranked 5th last year among 35 QBs with at least 200 dropbacks, according to Pro Football Focus.
  • He did finish tied for 3rd in that category in 2020 and #1 in 2017, with finishes of 10th and 12th in between.
  • Watson’s downfield tendency should match up well with a pass-catching corps expected to feature Amari Cooper and Donovan Peoples-Jones on the outside, with Anthony Schwartz and rookie David Bell competing in the slot.
  • DPJ sported the 4th-deepest ADOT last season of any WR with at least 40 targets. Cooper ranked in the top half of the position as well and registered 2 of his 3 largest ADOTs over the past 3 seasons. (That sandwiched a career low in the year that saw Dak Prescott go down in Week 5.)
  • Of course, all of the football stuff could be rendered moot when/if the NFL finally suspends Watson. As of this writing, the QB has 24 women suing him for sexual assault and misconduct. The most recent addition came in the 1st week of June and was reportedly a name Watson’s lawyer hadn’t previously heard about.


Draft Sharks Bottom Line:

The bottom line here is that Watson’s fantasy outlook depends entirely on what the league decides to do. If the NFL continues to wait on what seems like inevitable discipline, then expect the talent to take over and make Watson a top-12 performer – with upside into the top 3. A suspension, on the other hand, looks like it could be a year or more. The closer we get to the season without action, the more likely it seems that Watson will play.

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Deshaun Watson, QB CLE

8:39am EST 11/27/22

Watson on track to start Week 13

Browns QB Deshaun Watson has complied with the terms of his suspension and is on track to start Week 13's game against the Texans, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports. Next Sunday will mark exactly 700 days since Watson's last NFL game. He was allowed to return to the team facility on October 10 and has been allowed to practice for the past 2 weeks. Watson has been getting "a few reps" with the 1st-team offense but taking most of his snaps with the scout team, according to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero. Watson would be a risky Week 13 fantasy play considering how long he's been out. But he's worth rostering in fantasy leagues of 10+ teams and could be a recommended starter as early as Week 14. Watson has a neutral schedule from Weeks 14 through 17: at Bengals, vs. Ravens, vs. Saints, at Commanders.

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Browns GM Andrew Berry said Wednesday that he expects QB Deshaun Watson to start once he's eligible to play, Week 13 at Houston. Duh. Cleveland didn't commit all those draft picks and dollars to sit Watson behind Jacoby Brissett. But it never hurts to get official confirmation.

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Browns QB Deshaun Watson is allowed to re-join the team for limited activities on Monday. Per the terms of his suspension, Watson can now attend team meetings and participate in individual workouts with the strength staff. He's still not allowed to attend practices or games. Watson has been throwing for about 90 minutes 3 days per week with his personal QB coach Quincy Avery since his suspension officially started in early September, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Watson will be allowed to practice starting on Nov. 14 and then play in Week 13 vs. the Texans on Nov. 28.

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Following a settlement between the Browns and the league, QB Deshaun Watson will be suspended 11 games. He’ll pay a $5 million fine and be required to enter a treatment program. Watson’s now scheduled to make his Browns debut in Week 13… at Houston. The 11-game suspension makes Watson undraftable outside of deep 2-QB leagues and maybe as a last-round pick in best-ball tournaments. The fantasy values of guys like Nick Chubb, Amari Cooper and David Njoku also take a hit with the news. We'll see if Cleveland makes a move for QB Jimmy Garoppolo.

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Deshaun Watson, QB CLE
Dynasty MVP 103.4
Position Rank #50 QB
3yr Projection
5yr Projection
10yr Projection
289
529
1,080
Dynasty Write-up
We’ll still waiting for Watson’s legal situation to come to a conclusion. But he's now Cleveland's long-term starter -- with fellow arrival Amari Cooper. The 26-year-old Watson entered last season with 3 straight top-6 finishes in fantasy PPG.
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