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Deshaun Watson 'willing to accept' eight game suspension and fine

by Diego Sandoval | Browns Correspondent | Thu, Aug 11th 6:39pm EDT

According to a source familiar with his defense, Deshaun Watson is willing to accept an eight-game suspension and a $5 million fine to avoid a season-long suspension. (AP News)

Fantasy Impact:

This seems like the obvious stance for Watson to take, especially as it seems like the NFL is interested in lengthening his original six-game suspension by a hefty amount. The quarterback's 'willingness' to take an eight-game suspension and a fine doesn't mean much unless Roger Goodell and the league are interested in some sort of compromise. As of now, the league is seeking a minimum suspension of 17 games along with a significant fine of over $5 million, so it is clear that both sides have significant ground to cover if negotiation or compromise were to take place. The 26-year-old QB is the riskiest draft pick in fantasy, and it's getting riskier by the day, as it looks like managers should buckle up for a longer suspension than the original six games.

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