Deshaun Watson
QB HOU (8)
Sun 10/25/20 6:05 PM

Watson completed 29 of 39 pass attempts for 309 yards and two touchdowns in Week 7 against the Packers. He also added seven rushes for 38 yards.

EDGE Analysis

Watson couldn't keep pace with Aaron Rodgers but managed to reach 300 passing yards for the fourth consecutive game. While he was able to average 7.9 yards per attempt, Watson didn't gash the Packers for many long plays, with the longest gain coming on a dump off to Duke Johnson for 30 yards. He also threw multiple touchdowns for fifth consecutive contest, finding the end zone on passes from three and six yards respectively. Watson and the Texans will draw their bye in Week 8, but will retake the field to take on Jacksonville in Week 9.

Deshaun Watson
QB HOU (8)
Sun 10/18/20 5:20 PM

Watson completed 28 of 37 passes for 335 yards and four touchdowns in Sunday's 42-36 overtime loss to the Titans. He also rushed four times for 26 yards.

EDGE Analysis

Watson kept his team in the game with a one-yard touchdown to Darren Fells on fourth down to cut the deficit to 14-7 in the second quarter. That play loomed large after the Houston offense turned it on in the second half, with Watson adding touchdowns to Randall Cobb (four yards), Will Fuller (53 yards) and Brandin Cooks (one yard). Unfortunately for the Texans, Tennessee tied the game up with four seconds left in regulation, then won the coin toss in overtime and ended the game before Watson could touch the ball again. Watson got off to a slow start, with a 4:3 TD:INT and no 300-yard passing games in the first three weeks, but he has bounced back with three consecutive 300-yard passing performances and a 9:2 TD:INT in the past three games heading into a Week 7 date with the Packers.

Deshaun Watson
QB HOU (8)
Sun 10/11/20 4:46 PM

Watson completed 25 of 35 pass attempts for 359 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions in Week 5 against the Jaguars. He also added 25 yards on the ground.

EDGE Analysis

Watson threw an interception in each half, but he otherwise had little trouble marching the Texans down the field. He accounted for all three of the team's scores, logging touchdown passes of 44, 19 and 28 yards to three different receivers. The effort marks Watson's second consecutive game reaching 300 passing yards, as well as his third consecutive contest with multiple passing scores. Watson will draw a stiffer test in Week 6, as he and the Texans will square off against Tennessee.

Deshaun Watson
QB HOU (8)
Sun 10/4/20 6:06 PM

Watson completed 20 of 33 attempts for 300 passing yards and two touchdowns, adding nine rushing yards on five carries during Sunday's 31-23 loss to the Vikings.

EDGE Analysis

The two-time Pro Bowl quarterback blew past his previous season high in passing yardage while also throwing multiple TDs for a second consecutive outing, but Watson's rushing floor has remained low since he accumulated 27 yards and a TD on the ground Week 1. Watson averaged 482 rushing yards and six rushing TDs between 2018 and 2019, but so far this season, that component has been largely absent from his game. Watson has just 31 rushing yards the past three weeks, and he hasn't logged a performance of three passing TDs since Dec. 1 of last year. Week 5 offers a chance for Watson to get back on track as he faces a Jaguars defense that surrendered 505 offensive yards and 33 points to Cincinnati on Sunday.

Deshaun Watson
QB HOU (8)
Sun 9/27/20 4:15 PM

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

EDGE Analysis

Watson was quite efficient yet again, spreading the ball out to eight different pass catchers and recording 9.8 yards per attempt. However, the offense stalled out in the second half, as it went three-and-out on three of four drives while Watson attempted just nine passes. Watson now has thrown a pick and been sacked at least four times in each of the first three games, but he's also surpassed the 250-yard mark in each contest as well. The Texans are off to the dreaded 0-3 start and will need to dominate from here on out to have a chance at the playoffs. They'll look to turn their season around in Week 4 against the winless Vikings.

Deshaun Watson
QB HOU (8)
Sun 9/20/20 8:56 PM

Watson completed 25 of 36 passes for 275 yards, one touchdown and one interception in Sunday's 33-16 loss to the Ravens. He also rushed five times for 17 yards.

EDGE Analysis

Watson's completion percentage was fine, but he missed some crucial throws in the Texans' second loss in two games. The most critical miss came on a fourth-and-one at their own 34 that gave Baltimore a short field for their first touchdown. The Ravens came prepared to shut down running back David Johnson, who gained just 34 yards on 11 carries, so it was up to Watson and the passing offense. He wasn't helped when Ravens linebacker L.J. Fort turned a Keke Coutee fumble into a touchdown. On a positive note, Watson connected with newcomers Brandin Cooks (five catches, 95 yards) and Randall Cobb (five, 59) after the pair were quiet in Week 1. Watson will try to avoid an 0-3 start in Week 3's road match against the 2-0 Steelers.

Deshaun Watson
QB HOU (8)
Fri 9/11/20 12:03 AM

Watson completed 20 of 32 passes for 253 yards with one touchdown and one interception in the Texans' 34-20 loss to the Chiefs on Thursday. He also rushed six times for 27 yards and another score.

EDGE Analysis

Watson's final numbers were certainly serviceable from a fantasy perspective, but he didn't enjoy as much real-world success as during his two meetings with the Chiefs last season and postseason. The 24-year-old's pair of scores both came with the game essentially out of reach, as Watson found Jordan Akins for a 19-yard touchdown toss with 7:15 remaining and then added a one-yard end-zone scamper that gave the Texans a glimmer of hope by bringing them to within 31-20 with 2:38 left. Watson did manage to connect with seven different pass catchers, including newcomers Brandin Cooks and Randall Cobb for a pair of completions apiece. He also showed immediate chemistry with another key offseason acquisition in David Johnson, hitting his running back on three occasions out of the backfield. Watson and his teammates will look to quickly regroup, as the back end of a devastating 1-2 scheduling punch awaits them in the form of the Ravens for a Week 2 matchup on Sunday, Sept. 20.

Deshaun Watson
QB HOU (8)
Sat 9/5/20 10:42 AM

Watson is slated to sign a four-year, $160 million extension with the Texans, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

EDGE Analysis

Per Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, Watson is in line to earn $111M in guarantees, setting the stage for him to remain with the Texans through 2025. With DeAndre Hopkins no longer in the mix, the team's franchise QB will look to reconnect with returnee Will Fuller this season, while building his rapport with newcomers in the pass-catching game such as Brandin Cooks, Randall Cobb and running back David Johnson.

Deshaun Watson
QB HOU (8)
Fri 8/28/20 8:35 AM

Watson displayed mid-season form during Thursday night's scrimmage, John McClain of the Houston Chronicle reports.

EDGE Analysis

Aside from a couple of missed throws, Watson was sharp, hitting Kenny Stills for an 18-yard touchdown pass on what may have been his best throw of the scrimmage. He also connected on a deep ball with Will Fuller and later led a long touchdown drive that ended with his own rushing touchdown. That's the entire package Watson brings to a fantasy roster: pinpoint throws, a threat to throw deep and running ability.

Deshaun Watson
QB HOU (8)
Wed 8/26/20 10:28 AM

Watson has shown an ability to adapt well to the personnel changes to the Houston offense thus far during training camp, Sarah Barshop of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

With DeAndre Hopkins no longer around and Carlos Hyde being replaced as the top running back, Watson is the key to Houston qualifying for the postseason and making a deep run. Houston head coach Bill O'Brien said the quarterback has "a really good grasp of our offense" and is "playing at a really high level." Watson, who is in his fourth year with Houston, feels that his prior starting experience has helped with incorporating the new additions to the offense, which now includes veteran weapons like Brandin Cooks, Randall Cobb and David Johnson.