FantasySP / NFL / Deshaun Watson FantasySP / NFL / Deshaun Watson Copyright 2018 5359483 <![CDATA[QB Deshaun Watson continues to grow during impressive Texans winning streak]]> Deshaun Watson has been the real reason for Houston’s recent success.

“I think that he’s made a ton of improvement just in his knowledge of the NFL, of how we want to play the game,” Texans coach Bill O’Brien said Monday. “I think he really understands, strategically, as basically the field general on offense out there on the field how the game’s going, how we want to play the game. I think he has a very good feel for that. He really understands football.]]> 5359483 Tue, 13 Nov 2018 14:33:01 EDT Texans Wire
<![CDATA[What to expect from the Texans after the bye week]]>
The Texans started 0-3 and seemed destined for last place, and seemed to be a very different team than the one that flashed promise in the seven games of rookie quarterback Deshaun Watson’s availability when he threw 19 touchdowns.

Now after battling back to regain first place, the Texans are going to have to figure out what kind of team they are to finish out this season and look to the playoffs. Houston has a favorable schedule to close out the final seven games, but how this team wins going forward remains the question]]> 5355564 Fri, 09 Nov 2018 11:30:02 EDT Texans Wire
<![CDATA[CBS Sports has Texans cracking top-10 in latest NFL power rankings]]>
CBS Sports’ Pete Prisco has the current leaders in the AFC South as the ninth team in his latest NFL power rankings.

Six straight victories have put them atop the AFC South looking like a playoff team. They are playing well now.

It isn’t so much that the Texans are on a six-game winning streak that makes them a top-10 team. Rather, it is the fact quarterback Deshaun Watson has not thrown an interception in the past three games. Furthermore, while he did suffer four sacks versus the Denver Broncos in Week 9, he only had one such knockdown in the two games prior. Also in those two games running back Lamar Miller posted consecutive 100-yard rushing performances]]> 5354738 Thu, 08 Nov 2018 11:36:01 EDT Texans Wire
<![CDATA[Texans QB coach: Deshaun Watson taking right steps to improve]]> Deshaun Watson still hasn’t quite hit the heights of his performances pre-ACL injury. In his rookie year, Watson was setting records left and right, and you got the sense that he had these tall expectations in the back of his mind entering 2018, as everybody was expecting more of the same.

However, a lack of preseason snaps and changes to the play-calling hampered his early performances as it took him time to adjust to full-on game speed, not to mention as coach Bill O’Brien opted to return to his play option pass-heavy offensive calls as the initial defeats piled up]]> 5353411 Tue, 06 Nov 2018 20:54:01 EDT Texans Wire
<![CDATA[QB Deshaun Watson's zero turnovers key to Texans' turnaround]]> Deshaun Watson has played some great football. In the last three weeks Watson has thrown for eight touchdowns and zero interceptions. This the type of quarterbacking the Texans need and now finally have in large part due to the Texans upper management drafting Watson 12th overall in the 2017 NFL Draft.

“I think that’s big,” coach Bill O’Brien said Sunday after the 19-17 win over the Denver Broncos. “I think that’s one of the biggest things for us right now. We’ve been able to take the ball away, and we have, for three straight games, not turned the ball over]]> 5351937 Mon, 05 Nov 2018 11:12:01 EDT Texans Wire
<![CDATA[Texans | Deshaun Watson efficient again in Week 9]]> Deshaun Watson went 17-of-24 for 213 yards and two touchdowns in Week 9 versus the Denver Broncos. He added six carries for 38 yards.]]> 5351813 Mon, 05 Nov 2018 3:54:01 EDT footballguys <![CDATA[Offensive grades from Texans' 19-17 victory over Broncos]]>
Another impressive outing from Deshaun Watson against the talented Denver Broncos defense, the Texans are beginning to click on all levels of the field. While the offense will need some work, a win is a win and most of the success this season can be put on the shoulders of Watson and the offense.  Let’s grade them individually and see how they did]]> 5351680 Sun, 04 Nov 2018 23:12:01 EDT Texans Wire
<![CDATA[Instant analysis: Texans QB Deshaun Watson's performance versus the Broncos]]> Deshaun Watson was solid Sunday against the Denver Broncos in the team’s 19-17 win. Watson passed Hall-of-Famer Dan Marino with 35 touchdown passes in their first 16 career games.

Not only was Watson impressive, so was the pass blocking for the Houston Texans. The offensive line allowed Watson to sit back in the back and make his throws and reads. Denver did eventually get some pressure to Watson as he took three sacks, but Watson ultimately made something out of nothing majority of the game when he was under pressure]]> 5351572 Sun, 04 Nov 2018 21:48:01 EDT Texans Wire
<![CDATA[Deshaun Watson completed 17-of-24 passes for 213 yards and two]]> Deshaun Watson completed 17-of-24 passes for 213 yards and two touchdowns in the Texans' Week 9 win over the Broncos. Without Will Fuller (torn ACL) and Keke Coutee (hamstring) available, Watson pressed half of his throws in DeAndre Hopkins' direction. [...]]]> 5351481 Sun, 04 Nov 2018 20:51:14 EDT <![CDATA[Efficient in win over Broncos]]> Watson completed 17 of 24 pass attempts for 213 yards and two touchdowns, adding 38 rushing yards on six carries during Sunday's 19-17 win against Denver.

Watson has been held under 240 passing yards in four consecutive games, but he commands a sterling 9:2 touchdown:interception ratio over that same span. Compared to an output of 324 passing yards per game through Week 5, Watson's average of 192 since Week 6 is underwhelming, but he's avoided committing turnovers of late (one interception in each of his first five games of year, just two interceptions over the past four). The second-year quarterback hasn't demonstrated the "rushing floor" that invested fantasy GMs anticipated entering the season (29.7 rushing yards per game), but he's still managed to exceed 20 points (standard scoring) in six of the past eight weeks. Watson and the Texans roll into a Week 10 bye as winners of six straight, awaiting a Nov. 18 date with a Washington secondary that ranked top 5 in yards allowed per pass attempt before trading for Ha Ha Clinton-Dix.

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<![CDATA[Impressive milestones in reach for Texans, QB Deshaun Watson at Broncos]]> Deshaun Watson could reach some impressive milestones Sunday as they take on the Denver Broncos at Broncos Stadium at Mile High.

Watson has a chance to join up with the likes of Hall-of-Famer Kurt Warner and Dan Marino as the only quarterback with 35 passing touchdowns in their first 16 straight games. Watson threw for five touchdowns in last week’s 42-23 victory over the Miami Dolphins and looks to repeat that success when the Texans take on the Broncos.

Milestones to watch for today]]> 5350870 Sun, 04 Nov 2018 13:24:01 EDT Texans Wire
<![CDATA[Will the Texans capitalize on opportunity to reach 6-game winning streak?]]>
Houston has played tremendously better over the last two weeks with the offensive line improving significantly. Quarterback Deshaun Watson has not thrown an interception, and running back Lamar Miller has stacked consecutive 100-yard rushing games. Even O’Brien’s play-calling appears improved]]> 5350153 Sat, 03 Nov 2018 18:45:01 EDT Texans Wire
<![CDATA[Texans Deshaun Watson is the best scrambling QB in the NFL]]> Deshaun Watson is the most effective scrambling quarterback in the NFL, so says Pro Football Focus.

The analytics group gave him an 86.7 grade, which is the highest among all quarterbacks in their system. According to PFF, Watson converts 39 percent of his scrambles into first downs.

#Texans QB Deshaun Watson has been the best scrambling quarterback in the league this year.

He has the highest grade (86.7) on scrambles and picks up a 1st down on 39% of his scrambles.]]> 5349988 Sat, 03 Nov 2018 15:57:01 EDT Texans Wire
<![CDATA[Texans offense thrives as QB Deshaun Watson continues to grow]]>
They have gone from a unit, which by Week 6 had surrendered 25 sacks and 65 quarterback hits, resulting in Deshaun Watson having had to play through a bruised lung and cracked ribs, to a unit which in the past two games has allowed just one sack, six quarterback hits. Consequently, Watson has passed for zero interceptions in two straight games for the first time in his professional career]]> 5349004 Fri, 02 Nov 2018 14:39:01 EDT Texans Wire
<![CDATA[Saints WR Michael Thomas changing agent for 2nd time in 3 years]]> Michael Thomas is a fascinating player. He’s one of the NFL’s surest-things when targeted, logging catches and converting first downs with ease. But his record-setting pace on the field stands in contrast to what’s going on off of it, and where his future may lie.

Per ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Thomas’s agent has “terminated his relationship” with the 25-year old star.

Here’s a change: NFL agent David Mulugheta – whose clients include Deshaun Watson, Jalen Ramsey and Earl Thomas – has terminated his relationship with Saints Pro Bowl WR Michael Thomas, who’s poised to sign a monster extension this off season, per NFLPA records. Rarely see that]]> 5348947 Fri, 02 Nov 2018 13:57:02 EDT Saints Wire