Deshaun Watson

QB · Cleveland Browns

Height 6'2" Weight 215
DOB 1995-09-14 Age 28.6
College Clemson

2023 Fantasy Rankings

QB # 10 (Tier 2) · ADP (12-team PPR): 8.07, 91st

Position Rankings

Tier 2
8Daniel Jones, NYG1326.810.0120.1
9Justin Fields, CHI1325.15.0121.8
10Deshaun Watson, CLE528.68.0716.9
11Tua Tagovailoa, MIA1026.19.0121.1
12Geno Smith, SEA533.511.0421.0
1 NFFC (12-team PPR)
2 2022 season, Half PPR scoring

Fantasy News Last 90 Days

  • Deshaun Watson Says He's "Throwing Full Speed"

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    Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson (shoulder) told reporters on Tuesday that he is "throwing full speed" with no limitations on motion or velocity. The 28-year-old said he's making 40-yard and 60-yard throws while following his doctor's lead, and the plan is for him to participate in OTAs in late May or early June in some capacity. However, the former Pro Bowl quarterback and the organization are likely to be careful with him during that time and focus on getting him 100% ready for training camp. Watson was limited to just six games last year before suffering a season-ending shoulder injury, and he has only played in 12 total games over the last three years. Although it's been a long time since he has delivered strong fantasy numbers, his QB21 price tag in early FFPC drafts makes him worth taking a flier on for the 2024 campaign.

    Apr 16 · Source via Cleveland Browns Deshaun Watson
  • Browns Open To Extending WR Amari Cooper?

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    Deshaun Watson's two-year tenure with the Browns has not gone as planned, but Amari Cooper has proven to be an effective addition to the team's offense over that same span. The latter has one year remaining on his contract, setting himself up for a potential free agent period in 2025. However, he may have a new [...]

    Apr 7 · Pro Football Rumors Cleveland Browns Amari Cooper Deshaun Watson
  • Deshaun Watson Says He'll Be Ready For Week 1

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    Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson (shoulder) said that he'll be ready for Week 1 of the 2024 regular season after having shoulder surgery last year. Watson also said recently that he's "in a great spot" and has "plenty of time to ramp up the throwing sessions" this offseason after having surgery on Nov. 21 to fix a displaced glenoid fracture in his right shoulder. The 28-year-old probably won't do everything during offseason workouts this spring, but he should be ready to go in full this summer at training camp. Watson has only played in 12 games over the last three seasons due to injury and suspension, but he remains the Browns' starter under center and still has the talent to be a midrange QB1 with the weapons he has around him in Cleveland.

    Apr 4 · Source via Cleveland Browns Deshaun Watson
  • Deshaun Watson Making Good Progress

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    Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson (shoulder) said on his QB Unplugged podcast that he's making good progress this offseason after suffering a fracture in his right shoulder last year that cut his season short. "The situation is good," Watson said. "We're in a great spot, right where we need to be. We have plenty of time to ramp up the throwing sessions and things like that, but everything is going pretty smooth." As of right now, the Browns don't have any reason to believe that Watson won't be ready for the start of the 2024 season this fall. However, the 28-year-old signal-caller isn't fully cleared yet. We'll continue to provide updates on Watson's progress this offseason. As long as he's ready to go for Week 1, he'll be in the QB1 conversation despite playing in just 12 games the last three years due to injury and suspension.

    Apr 2 · Source via Cleveland Browns Deshaun Watson
  • Browns Nearing Extensions With Kevin Stefanski, Andrew Berry

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    Cleveland Browns owners Jimmy and Dee Haslam said on Monday that they are close to reaching contract extensions with both head coach Kevin Stefanski and general manager Andrew Berry. In the last four seasons with Stefanski and Berry at the helm in Cleveland, the Browns have made the postseason twice and even won a playoff game against the division-rival Pittsburgh Steelers. The Browns have gone 37-30 in the regular season since both men were hired. They've gone 1-2 in the postseason but advanced to the playoffs last year despite season-ending injuries to key players like Deshaun Watson, Nick Chubb, Jack Conklin and Jedrick Wills. It remains to be seen how long their new contract extensions will be, but both Stefanski and Berry have earned the right to stick around longer.

    Mar 25 · Source via Cleveland Browns Nick Chubb Deshaun Watson
  • Deshaun Watson Could Begin Throwing Tuesday

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    Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson (shoulder) could begin light throwing as early as Tuesday. Watson's 2023 season ended early and he had surgery on Nov. 21 to fix a displaced fracture in his right shoulder socket. The Browns are going to bring the 28-year-old starter along slowly this offseason, but as long as he doesn't encounter any setbacks, he should be ready for training camp this summer and the start of the 2024 season. Watson has been rehabbing in Los Angeles with quarterbacks coach Quincy Avery and is now ready to start throwing the ball around. The former first-rounder in 2017 out of Clemson by the Texans has now had two straight disappointing seasons in Cleveland after being suspended for all of 2021. He should still be considered a QB1 in fantasy, but his stock is certainly down after playing only 12 games the last two years.

    Mar 19 · Source via Cleveland Browns Deshaun Watson
  • Joe Flacco Eyeing New Browns Deal

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    Joe Flacco is on track to hit free agency with far more value than he had one year ago. If the 39-year-old quarterback has his way, though, he will remain in Cleveland for 2024. Flacco is among the Browns’ pending free agents, and a recent report noted he was expected to gauge the market for the […]

    Mar 5 · Pro Football Rumors Cleveland Browns Joe Flacco Dorian Thompson-Robinson Deshaun Watson
  • Deshaun Watson To Begin Throwing In March

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    Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson (shoulder) is set to begin throwing again in March, according to general manager Andrew Berry. The 28-year-old was placed on season-ending injured reserve following the Week 10 game against the Baltimore Ravens and underwent surgery on his throwing shoulder. Despite Watson's struggles in 12 games over two years with the franchise (14 touchdowns and nine interceptions), it seems the Browns are committed to rolling into the 2024 campaign with him under center. "He's worked his tail off in terms of his rehab and recovery," Berry said. "He's in a really good place. We're excited for when the spring hits and we can get him back on the field. He's making really good progress and we're really excited to see that continue." Watson has limited fantasy upside based on what we've seen over the last few seasons, but his QB22 price tag in early FFPC best ball drafts makes him an intriguing dice roll.

    Feb 27 · Source via Cleveland Browns Deshaun Watson
  • Browns Need To Give Deshaun Watson More Weapons

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    The Cleveland Browns' vertical passing game didn't really take off until quarterback Deshaun Watson (shoulder) was already out for the year with a shoulder injury in November of last year. Cleveland feels good having receiver Amari Cooper and tight end David Njoku leading their pass-catching group, but the rest of the bunch has plenty of question marks. The Athletic's Zac Jackson suggests that the Browns need more speed, and probably more size and consistency, at the position. They will almost certainly add to their receiver room in both March (in free agency) and in April (in the draft). Veteran slot man Elijah Moore certainly didn't make as much of an impact as the front office expected him to when they acquired him from the New York Jets.

    Feb 22 · Source via Cleveland Browns Deshaun Watson
  • Browns QB Deshaun Watson To Resume Throwing In March

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    Deshaun Watson‘s second Browns campaign (and first one with full-season availability) did not go according to plan. Recurring injuries left the Pro Bowl quarterback in and out of the lineup before he was ultimately shut down for the year. A key step in his rehab is not far away, though. Watson is set to resume […]

    Feb 19 · Pro Football Rumors Cleveland Browns Deshaun Watson
  • Deshaun Watson On Track In Rehab From Shoulder Surgery

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    Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson (shoulder) is on track in his rehab schedule from shoulder surgery and may even be a little bit ahead, and he will begin throwing in March, according to a league source. Watson had surgery on Nov. 21 to fix a fractured right shoulder socket. It's great news for his participation at least on a limited basis for the team's offseason workouts, which begin on April 15. Watson has started working out and has talked with some of his receivers about working out together in the offseason. The 28-year-old fractured his right shoulder in Week 10 and only played in six games in his second year in Cleveland, throwing for 1,115 yards, seven touchdowns and four interceptions. It was surely a disappointing season for Watson, but with better health, he has clear rebound potential while working with new offensive coordinator Ken Dorsey in 2024.

    Feb 19 · Source via Cleveland Browns Deshaun Watson
  • Browns Expected To Extend HC Kevin Stefanski, GM Andrew Berry

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    The Browns dealt with a slew of injuries on offense in particular during the 2023 campaign, but they still managed to qualify for the postseason. In the wake of that performance, continuity on the sidelines and in the front office is expected. Head coach Kevin Stefanski and general manager Andrew Berry are each in line for extensions this offseason, […]

    Feb 13 · Pro Football Rumors Coaching Carousel Cleveland Browns Nick Chubb Joe Flacco Deshaun Watson
  • Kevin Stefanski Wins Coach Of The Year

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    Cleveland Browns head coach Kevin Stefanski was named the 2024 NFL Coach of the Year on Thursday. It was the second time in his career that he's won the award. The 41-year-old beat out Houston Texans first-year head coach DeMeco Ryans on a tiebreaker. Stefanski led Cleveland to an 11-6 record in 2023, which was pretty impressive, considering the team lost quarterback Deshaun Watson (shoulder) and running back Nick Chubb (knee) to injuries during the year. They also lost their top three offensive tackles but still managed to make the postseason before losing to the Texans in the wild-card round. The Browns started five different QBs last season, ultimately finishing with veteran Joe Flacco, who was named the league's Comeback Player of the Year.

    Feb 9 · Source via Cleveland Browns Nick Chubb Joe Flacco Deshaun Watson
  • Browns Hire Ken Dorsey As Offensive Coordinator

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    The Cleveland Browns hired former Buffalo Bills offensive coordinator Ken Dorsey to be their next offensive coordinator on Sunday, according to sources. Dorsey will replace Alex Van Pelt, who served as the Browns' offensive coordinator for the last four seasons. However, head coach Kevin Stefanski has called the offensive plays for the team since taking over in 2020. The Bills fired Dorsey on Nov. 14 after the team got off to a 5-5 start. He was promoted to offensive coordinator in 2022 when his predecessor, Brian Daboll, took the head-coaching job with the New York Giants. Under Dorsey, Buffalo's offense failed to score more than 25 points from Week 5 through his firing after Week 10 as turnovers plagued quarterback Josh Allen and the offense. Dorsey will now be charged with helping Deshaun Watson regain his form after two inconsistent seasons in Cleveland.

    Jan 29 · Source via Coaching Carousel Cleveland Browns Deshaun Watson
  • Browns To Hire Ken Dorsey As OC

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    Coordinator dominoes continue to fall around the league. The Browns are set to hire Ken Dorsey as their new OC, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. Dorsey began his pro coaching career with the Panthers in 2013, but his first coordinator gig came about during his four-plus years on the Bills’ staff. From 2019-21, he served […]

    Jan 29 · Pro Football Rumors Coaching Carousel Cleveland Browns Deshaun Watson
  • Browns To Interview Brian Johnson For OC

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    Cleveland’s ongoing search for a new offensive coordinator will include interest in ex-Eagles OC Brian Johnson. The Browns will interview Johnson today, Mary Kay Cabot of reports. The Eagles, as expected, have moved on from Sean Desai as well as Johnson as part of their staff overhaul. The latter was in place as Philadelphia’s quarterbacks coach for […]

    Jan 25 · Pro Football Rumors Coaching Carousel Cleveland Browns Deshaun Watson
  • Quarterback Stats



    WkVsScoreFPtsQB RankSnpSnp%MS%OppPaCmpPaAttCmpPctPaYdPaTDPaINTSackedRuAttRuYdRuAvgRuTDFL
    1CINW 24-321.2774100.045.934162955.21541135459.0010
    2@PITL 22-2613.03087100.052.946224055.02351166223.6702
    3TENW 27-324.1106693.052.137273381.82892034164.0000
    4BALL 3-280.0-----------------
    6SFW 19-170.0-----------------
    7@INDW 39-38-0.8-1216.06.751520.0501000-00
    8@SEAL 20-240.0-----------------
    9ARIW 27-021.286791.845.233193063.32192013227.3300
    10@BALW 33-3117.4147798.753.842203458.82131148374.6300

    Touchdown Distances
    Passing: 3, 3, 19, 43, 11, 5, 10
    Rushing: 13


    WkVsScoreFPtsQB RankSnpSnp%MS%OppPaCmpPaAttCmpPctPaYdPaTDPaINTSackedRuAttRuYdRuAvgRuTDFL
    13@HOUW 27-147.7306298.446.029122254.51310117213.0000
    14@CINL 10-2320.1137198.666.748264261.92761126335.5000
    15BALW 13-314.3216598.551.534182864.31611036223.6700
    16NOL 10-1714.21970100.048.634153148.41350123248.0010
    17@WASW 24-1023.685698.245.62691850.01693058313.8800
    18@PITL 14-2821.966398.454.735192965.52302276447.3300

    Touchdown Distances
    Passing: 13, 3, 46, 13, 33, 10, 2
    Rushing: 12


    WkVsScoreFPtsQB RankSnpSnp%MS%OppPaCmpPaAttCmpPctPaYdPaTDPaINTSackedRuAttRuYdRuAvgRuTDFL
    1JACW 37-210.0-----------------
    2@CLEL 21-310.0-----------------
    3CARL 9-240.0-----------------
    4@BUFL 0-400.0-----------------
    5NEL 22-250.0-----------------
    6@INDL 3-310.0-----------------
    7@ARIL 5-310.0-----------------
    8LARL 22-380.0-----------------
    9@MIAL 9-170.0-----------------
    11@TENW 22-130.0-----------------
    12NYJL 14-210.0-----------------
    13INDL 0-310.0-----------------
    14SEAL 13-330.0-----------------
    15@JACW 30-160.0-----------------
    16LACW 41-290.0-----------------
    17@SFL 7-230.0-----------------
    18TENL 25-280.0-----------------


    WkVsScoreFPtsQB RankSnpSnp%MS%OppPaCmpPaAttCmpPctPaYdPaTDPaINTSackedRuAttRuYdRuAvgRuTDFL
    1@KCL 20-3424.41159100.064.438203262.52531146274.5010
    2BALL 16-3318.52159100.069.541253669.42751145173.4000
    3@PITL 21-2820.71647100.059.628192770.4264215155.0000
    4MINL 23-3123.91465100.058.538203360.6300202591.8000
    5JACW 30-1430.5658100.063.837253571.435932122512.5000
    6@TENL 36-4235.4172100.056.941283775.73354024266.5000
    7GBL 20-3527.3968100.067.646293974.43092037385.4300
    9@JACW 27-2527.1964100.065.642193259.428120210505.0000
    10@CLEL 7-1015.81657100.066.738203066.71631028364.5000
    11NEW 27-2034.8161100.070.543283775.73442006366.0010
    12@DETW 41-2534.3256100.058.933172568.03184028243.0000
    13INDL 20-2623.91264100.070.345263868.43410157385.4311
    14@CHIL 7-3618.8166598.556.137213070.02191067385.4300
    15@INDL 20-2727.21069100.068.147334180.53732056254.1701
    16CINL 31-3728.9552100.073.138243372.73023015387.6001
    17TENL 38-4130.5663100.066.742283971.83653143124.0000

    Touchdown Distances
    Passing: 19, 10, 28, 14, 24, 24, 44, 19, 28, 1, 4, 53, 1, 3, 6, 57, 77, 16, 3, 6, 2, 40, 34, 5, 38, 9, 25, 2, 22, 38, 20, 7
    Rushing: 1, 4, 11

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