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Deshaun Watson

Deshaun Watson

Height: 6' 2"Weight: 220 lbsAge: 25College: ClemsonDrafted: #12 (1st Rd. by Houston)

Week 3 Outlook

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Week Rank (ECR) QB #13
Projection 18.4 pts


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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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Deshaun Watson throws two TD passes in Week 3 loss

Deshaun Watson completed 19 of 27 passes for 264 yards, two touchdowns and an interception in Sunday's 28-21 loss to the Steelers. He also ran once for five yards

Fantasy Impact

Watson was efficient on Sunday but could not do enough to lead the offense to a win against Pittsburgh. The 25-year-old quarterback has been sacked at least four times in his first three games and his offensive line needs to do a better job of protecting him. Watson faces the Vikings and should be able to put up some good numbers for fantasy owners.

John Aubin - Sep 27, 2020
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Week 3 Fantasy Football Rankings From the Most Accurate Experts photo
Here's a look at fantasy football rankings from our most accurate experts of the 2020 season. These rankings are for half-PPR scoring fantasy football ...
by FantasyPros Staff in FantasySep 26, 2020
ECRBestWorst# of Experts
Week 3QB #13QB #8QB #1742
Rest of Season QB #7QB #7QB #83
Dynasty QB #5QB #3QB #818
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Pass CmpPass AttPass YdsPass TdsPass IntsRush AttRush YdsRush TdsFumblesPoints
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Statistics (avgs.)
Pass YdsPass TdsRush YdsRush TdsPoints
Last Week26425018.1
Last 3 Weeks2641.316.30.318.5
Season to Date2641.316.30.318.5
Game Log
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Game Log
OPPPass YdsPass TdsRush YdsRush TdsPoints
Week 3@ PIT26425018.1
Week 2vs. BAL275117015.7
Week 1@ KC253127121.8
Strength of Schedule
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Strength of Schedule (2020)
Next Game@ PIT20th easiest opponent
Next 3 GamesMIN, JAC, TEN6th easiest opponents
Playoffs (?)CHI, IND, CIN32nd easiest opponents
Rest of Season--17th easiest remaining opponents
Who Should I Start?
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Most accurate experts for Deshaun Watson
T-1.Brandon FunstonQB #12
T-1.Andy BehrensQB #16
T-1.Scott PianowskiQB #9
T-1.Site RankingsQB #17
T-1.Pat FitzmauriceQB #10
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