Deshaun Watson finishes outside the top 15 fantasy quarterbacks this season
After a seven-game stretch in which he put up 21 total touchdowns, everyone anointed quarterback Deshaun Watson as “the next big thing” in the NFL. But after tearing his ACL and missing the remainder of the season, Watson hasn’t nearly been the same guy since he’s gotten back. It doesn’t help that the offensive line of the Houston Texans is absolutely terrible, and head coach Bill O’Brien hasn’t showed nearly the same creativity in the play-calling that made Watson so comfortable early on.
Watson isn’t doing himself any favors, as he’s constantly putting himself in a position to take unnecessary hits from defenders when he decides to take off and scramble. Watson’s courage is admirable, but taking a bone-crushing tackle from a safety just to pick up another yard or two is hardly worth the tradeoff. With his current offensive line and his lack of desire to protect himself outside of the pocket, Watson is at the top of the list of “quarterbacks likely to be injured.”