Deshaun Watson

Deshaun Watson

QB - HOU
Height: 6' 2"Weight: 220 lbsAge: 23College: ClemsonDrafted: #12 (1st Rd. by Houston)

2019 Outlook

Strength of Schedule:
3rd easiest for QBs
Draft Rank (ECR) #53
Best / Worst #22 / #76
ADP #78

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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.

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.

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.

23 years old and already 68% 4100 yards 26 TDS, only 9 picks, but the kid had 550 rushing and 5 TDs as well. This is just insane. Coming off an injury last season and he puts up this kind of season? Incredible. Still risk of re-injury after having sustained now two torn ACLs, one for each knee. It's the only reason he's not ranked #2 overall.