2019 Fantasy Football Deshaun Watson Player Profile

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As we gear up to the start of the NFL season, Football Absurdity is going to bring you a comprehensive breakdown of every notable player that will be available in fantasy football drafts.  When you don’t see us talking about Christine Michael or Mike Davis, don’t get mad at us for neglecting your favorite sleeper.  Get mad at yourself for having bad taste in football players.  We are only focusing on the top-rated players in standard scoring and points per game leagues.

With my player profiles, I’ve only decided to go back to look at their fantasy scoring for three years.  This time frame gives a better understanding to the fantasy owner who has shown a strong consistency. One year wonders and flash-in-the-pans happen every season. However, the top flight players always remain.  I’ve also added a chart for their usage over that time span.  We will try to determine, based on those two factors, where the best quarterback value lies.

Deshaun Watson ADP and AAV

Standard: 4th among QBs, 56th overall

PPR: 4th among QBs, 60th overall

Deshaun Watson Average Auction Value (AAV) $200 Budget: $24

Stats:

FANTASY SCORING 

Rank Total Points PPG Rank PPG
2018 4th 331.9 4th 20.7
2017 26th 168.8 45th 24.1
2016 Clemson Clemson Clemson Clemson

Overview:  Deshaun Watson was able to play all 16 games and he was very good considering that Houston’s offensive line was atrocious. Watson’s protective shield got him sacked 62 times, a league high. However, the sophomore quarterback was able to throw for 4165 yards and 26 touchdowns with just nine interceptions while completing 68 percent of his passes. Watson also adds value on the ground: His 820 rushing yards over his career and seven touchdowns is an added bonus. This should continue, putting Watson in the 30 total touchdown range.

Strategy: Football Absurdity’s  Auction Value ($200 Budget): $7

Deshaun Watson should continue to add points through the air and the ground. Also, Houston drafted left tackle Tytus Howard in the first round to help shore up that line. As long as Watson can stay healthy he will finish among the top seven of quarterbacks. He makes a intriguing buy once the first five QBs go off the board. Anything less than that and you’re breaking even.

Best Case Scenario: Watson continues to thrive in his third-season and his statistical numbers climb. Watson has just an outside chance of finishing as the number one quarterback. If he gets the blocking up front, I wouldn’t be surprised if he does.

Worst Case Scenario: Watson is injured and misses a great amount of time. This is the only way, that I can see him faltering as a low QB1 or QB2.