Deshaun Watson will be suspended 11 games, and be fined $5 million as well. The independent disciplinary officer assigned to Watson's case had issued only a six-game suspension, but that was raised to 11 games after the NFL and NFLPA went through their appeal process. (ProFootballTalk on Twitter)
Watson is one of the league's premier QBs and has not played since the end of the 2020 season. The 26-year-old will now have to sit out another 11 games in 2022. With his suspension being less than a full season, fantasy managers will have the option to draft Watson as a bench stash to help them in their fantasy playoff push. In redraft formats, all Browns fantasy players will take a bit of a hit with the step down from Watson to Jacoby Brissett, especially the pass-catchers. Consider drafting Watson as a late-round flyer to help your fantasy team win games down the stretch.