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  Deshaun Watson
QB - HOU
Deshaun Watson
Baker Mayfield
QB - CLE
Baker Mayfield
 
 
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 3# 5-
Best Rank# 1# 1-
Worst Rank# 6# 19-
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total331.9240.0-
Avg Game20.717.1-
Avg Projection318.8286.0-
    
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SOS Rank324-
    
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  Deshaun Watson
QB - HOU
Deshaun Watson
Baker Mayfield
QB - CLE
Baker Mayfield
2019 Schedule 
Week 1 at NO vs. TEN
Week 2 vs. JAC at NYJ
Week 3 at LAC vs. LAR
Week 4 vs. CAR at BAL
Week 5 vs. ATL at SF
Week 6 at KC vs. SEA
Week 7 at INDBYE WEEK
Week 8 vs. OAK at NE
Week 9 at JAC at DEN
Week 10BYE WEEK vs. BUF
Week 11 at BAL vs. PIT
Week 12 vs. IND vs. MIA
Week 13 vs. NE at PIT
Week 14 vs. DEN vs. CIN
Week 15 at TEN at ARI
Week 16 at TB vs. BAL
Week 17 vs. TEN at CIN
  Deshaun Watson
QB - HOU
Deshaun Watson
Baker Mayfield
QB - CLE
Baker Mayfield
Passing
   
Pass Att508.4570.0
Pass Cmp335.6366.2
Pass Yards4,036.94,367.9
Pass TDs26.230.4
Ints11.714.4
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts95.144.5
Rush Yards551.7174.3
Rush TDs4.30.9
   
Misc
   
Fumbles2.72.1
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points318.8286.0
   
  Deshaun Watson
QB - HOU
Deshaun Watson
Baker Mayfield
QB - CLE
Baker Mayfield
2018 Points 
Week 111.0
Week 222.8
Week 325.09.8
Week 431.112.8
Week 521.018.0
Week 65.312.3
Week 710.920.9
Week 831.014.1
Week 920.317.9
Week 1022.6
Week 119.0
Week 1229.425.9
Week 1316.013.9
Week 1418.213.7
Week 1522.412.1
Week 1636.525.0
Week 1722.021.0
  Deshaun Watson
QB - HOU
Deshaun Watson
Baker Mayfield
QB - CLE
Baker Mayfield
Expert 
Nick Zylak
Fantasy Football Advice
In his first two seasons as a pro, Watson has been 1st and 4th in fantasy points per game. Mobile QB's are a cheat code for fantasy, especially when they also come with passing upside. Watson is a 5TD threat every time he steps onto the field, and when you add that to his rushing floor, you get an extremely safe pick. This is not an offense built to run the football. Miller and Foreman will get their work, and the Texans will likely finish around league average in carries...but they have the weapons to install a more pass centric offense than they've been in recent years. If Hopkins, Fuller and Coutee can all stay healthy...then Watson is set to finish in the top 5 yet again. 
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
Despite dealing with a chest injury that hampered his rushing ability in the middle of the season, then losing both Will Fuller and Keke Coutee for portions of the season, Watson finished as the QB4, ahead of Andrew Luck. Now bring back a healthy Fuller and Coutee alongside DeAndre Hopkins with a healthy Watson, and you might have yourself a contender for the QB1 in 2019.Mayfield was thrown into a tough situation last year, but pulled through better than most expected. Once the Browns got rid of Hue Jackson, Mayfield completed 68.4 percent of his passes and averaged 281.8 yards, 2.4 touchdowns, and 1.0 interception per game. The Browns added Odell Beckham this offseason, which definitely won't hurt. The reason to remain a bit wary of Mayfield taking the leap into elite territory is due to the defense getting much better and them running the ball a bit more to eat clock. He should present a high-floor for a middling QB1, however.
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
As great as Watson has been through the air over his first 22 games, he also has 820 rushing yards and 7 rushing TDs in that time. All of his underlying passing metrics went through the roof last year but his TD-rate unsurprisingly regressed. We can expect it to hang out there in the future, putting him in the 25 to 30 passing TD range. We can only help the unaddressed offensive line can keep him alive long enough to reach that mark.Mayfield was extraordinarily impressive as a rookie, breaking the TD record in just 12 starts and without much talent in his receiving core. Even still, the landscape of the game has it that he was only tied for 12th in fantasy points and behind both Dak Prescott and Mitch Trubisky. While Baker is underrated in the running game and adds Odell Beckham, it may be premature to assume he will leap into the top five.
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
 I'm not so quick to crown Baker or the Browns. He was the 16th quarterback last year and while I see him rising, I don't see the need to over pay here.
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
Watson was not as good as he was in his rookie season from a fantasy perspective, but he should be better in 2019 a year removed from ACL surgery.Mayfield set a NFL Record with 27 passing touchdowns in his rookie season. The Browns have a lot to be excited about this year and Mayfield should be in the QB1 discussion this year with the addition of WR Odell Beckham Jr.