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Week 3 Rankings
Deshaun Watson Note
Deshaun Watson photo 12. Deshaun Watson (at PIT)
Watson's receivers have dropped 12.5 percent of passes this year, which leads the NFL. He's also been sacked on a ridiculous 20 percent of his dropbacks. Just how bad is that? The Colts lead the league with a 13.2 percent sack rate. The matchup against the Ravens was brutal, but it doesn't get much better this week when they travel to Pittsburgh to play a Steelers defense that's allowed just one top-12 performance since Week 2 of last year. That's a span of 16 games where they've allowed just one QB1 performance. Not confidence inspiring for a quarterback coming off two mediocre performances. On top of that, his top receiver is dealing with a hamstring injury. It's quite remarkable, but since acquiring Minkah Fitzpatrick in Week 3 of last year, the Steelers haven't allowed a quarterback to average more than 7.53 yards per attempt in a game. That's nuts. It's also not good for Watson who doesn't chuck the ball up 40-plus times like some quarterbacks do. The only positive I can find here is that both Lamar Jackson and Robert Griffin rushed for 50-plus yards against the Steelers last year, while Josh Allen and Baker Mayfield both rushed for a touchdown, so we must hope Watson buries his head down and scrambles for a lot of yardage. He's more of a high-end QB2 this week than a must-start.
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AJ McCarron Note
AJ McCarron photo 45. AJ McCarron (at PIT)