Deshaun Watson

QB · Cleveland Browns

Height 6'2" Weight 215
DOB 1995-09-14 Age 28.0
College Clemson

2023 Fantasy Rankings

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

Position Rankings

Tier 2
8Daniel Jones, NYG1326.310.0120.5
9Justin Fields, CHI1324.55.0122.1
10Deshaun Watson, CLE528.08.0716.9
11Tua Tagovailoa, MIA1025.59.0121.3
12Geno Smith, SEA532.911.0421.5
1 NFFC (12-team PPR)
2 2022 season, Half PPR scoring

Fantasy News Last 90 Days

  • Deshaun Watson Says He'll Play Sunday

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    Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson (shoulder) is listed as questionable for the Week 4 game on Sunday against the division-rival Baltimore Ravens, but he said after practice on Friday that "I'm OK, I'll play." Watson said his right shoulder is sore and that there's no structural damage and that he expects to be fine moving forward. The injury occurred on one of the hard shots he took in the Week 3 win over the Tennessee Titans, but he wasn't sure which one. Head coach Kevin Stefanski said he can mostly run the same offense with rookie Dorian Thompson-Robinson if Watson can't go. Cleveland has a bye in Week 5, which will give Watson more time to rest his shoulder. The 28-year-old will look to keep things going after a strong game last Sunday. Watson should be considered a high-end QB2 against Baltimore.

    Sep 29 · Source via Browns Deshaun Watson
  • Deshaun Watson Listed As Questionable For Sunday

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    Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson (shoulder) is questionable to play in Week 4 on Sunday against the Baltimore Ravens. Watson was limited in practice all week and did some more light throwing in Friday's practice. The Browns were seemingly just managing the 28-year-old's repetitions this week and the team is hopeful that he'll suit up this weekend after having his best performance in a Browns uniform in a blowout win over the Tennessee Titans in Week 3. Fantasy managers that have been rolling with Watson will need to check Sunday morning inactives before locking him in. If he's surprisingly ruled out, rookie Dorian Thompson-Robinson would make his first career start.

    Sep 29 · Source via Browns Deshaun Watson
  • Deshaun Watson Limited Again Thursday

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    Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson (shoulder) had his practice repetitions limited on Thursday for the second straight day as he deals with a sore right throwing shoulder. Watson was able to do some throwing on Thursday and should do more in the final practice of the week on Friday before suiting up on Sunday for a Week 4 tilt with the division-rival Baltimore Ravens. The 28-year-old is mostly just being rested this week after his best performance as a member of the Browns in last week's blowout win over the Tennessee Titans. Watson appears to be getting more comfortable in this offense and will be a low-end QB1/high-end QB2 this weekend in a more difficult matchup against Baltimore.

    Sep 28 · Source via Browns Deshaun Watson
  • Deshaun Watson Resting His Shoulder

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    Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson (shoulder) was on the field for the team's practice on Wednesday but didn't throw at all in the portion open to the media in order to rest his right shoulder. It's not expected to keep him from playing in Week 4 against the division-rival Baltimore Ravens. Watson, who is coming off arguably his best game in a Browns uniform in the convincing win over the Tennessee Titans in Week 3, should return to the practice field later this week and will be looking to keep things rolling this Sunday. He's developed some nice chemistry with top wideout Amari Cooper and should continue feeding him with running back Nick Chubb (knee) out for the rest of the year.

    Sep 27 · Source via Browns Deshaun Watson
  • Deshaun Watson Gets Back On Track In Week 3

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    Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson completed 27 of his 33 passes for 289 yards and two touchdowns while adding 16 yards on the ground in a 27-3 win over the Tennessee Titans in Week 3. Watson bounced back from a rough Week 2 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers to shred the Titans on Sunday. He found Amari Cooper and Jerome Ford for his two touchdown tosses in the easy win over Tennessee. Watson now has thrown for 678 yards, four touchdowns, and two interceptions through three games. Now trending upwards, Watson will next take on the Baltimore Ravens at home.

    Sep 24 · Source via Browns Deshaun Watson
  • Watson: Browns offense to click 'sooner or later'

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    Deshaun Watson attributed the Browns' early struggles to not "being on the same page with everybody else" offensively but added, "We're coming along."

    Sep 21 · ESPN Browns Deshaun Watson
  • Deshaun Watson A High-End QB2 Vs. Titans

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    Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson struggled in a 26-22 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 2, throwing a pick-six and losing a fumble that was returned 17 yards for a touchdown. He will look to bounce back at home against the Tennessee Titans in Week 3. Watson has a few things going for him this week as the Titans have been stout against the run but struggle to defend the pass. The Browns could use that, plus the fact that they lost Nick Chubb for the season, to dial up more passing plays for Watson and his receivers. Watson has not played well since taking over as QB for the Browns last season but he has enough working in his favor to treat as a high-end QB2 in fantasy for Week 3.

    Sep 21 · Source via Browns Deshaun Watson
  • Deshaun Watson Won't Face Discipline For Contacting Official

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    Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson drew two facemask penalties in the Monday Night Football loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers, but will not face disciplinary action from the NFL for making contact with an official. Watson pulled a referee to the side on Monday night while talking to members of the Steelers sideline. The 28-year-old could be fined for his facemask penalties but is in no danger of facing a suspension, according to Tom Pelissero of NFL Network.

    Sep 19 · Source via Browns Deshaun Watson
  • Deshaun Watson Facing Suspension?

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    When asked about the possibility of Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson facing a potential suspension after two blatant face-mask fouls and his shove of an official in Monday night's loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers, a source said, "All plays will be evaluated and assessed today." Watson looked bad for the second straight week to open the season in the Week 2 loss, going 22-for-40 for 235 yards with a touchdown and an interception while losing two fumbles and running in a two-point conversion. The 28-year-old just doesn't look comfortable in Cleveland's offense yet after playing in only eight games in 2022 following a lengthy suspension. And now the Browns have lost star running back Nick Chubb (knee) for the year. Any suspension for Watson would force rookie Dorian Thompson-Robinson into his first career start.

    Sep 19 · Source via Browns Deshaun Watson
  • Deshaun Watson Struggles In MNF Defeat

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    Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson had a rough night in a 26-22 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 2. Watson completed 22 of his 40 passes for 235 yards, one touchdown, and one interception in the disappointing loss to his team's division rivals, while adding six rushes for 22 yards. He threw a pick-six on his very first play from scrimmage on a deflected pass. Later, in the fourth quarter with the Browns clinging to a 19-16 lead, he lost a fumble that was scooped up and returned 17 yards for a touchdown by T.J. Watt. Watson's lone touchdown pass went to Jerome Ford. He will look to regroup ahead of a Week 3 matchup against the Tennessee Titans.

    Sep 19 · Source via Browns Deshaun Watson
  • Deshaun Watson - Week 2 Outlook for Fantasy Football

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    Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson turned in a solid performance in a Week 1 win over the Cincinnati Bengals, accounting for two touchdowns. He will look to keep it going in Week 2's Monday night game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Steelers struggled against Brock Purdy and the 49ers offense in Week 1, allowing two passing touchdowns and a total of 30 points. Watson has been providing a solid floor from a rushing perspective since joining the Browns, which keeps him in the conversation as a high-end QB2 in Week 2.

    Sep 14 · Source via Browns Deshaun Watson
  • Jack Conklin Suffers Torn ACL, MCL

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    Cleveland Browns right tackle Jack Conklin (knee) suffered a torn ACL and MCL in the team's Week 1 win over the Cincinnati Bengals, effectively ending his 2023 season. The two-time first-team All-Pro selection suffered a torn ACL in 2017, so a second major knee injury is disappointing. Rookie fourth-round pick Dawand Jones is slated to start at right tackle moving forward. Running back Nick Chubb and quarterback Deshaun Watson could be slightly affected by a downgraded overall offensive line.

    Sep 11 · Source via Browns Nick Chubb Dawand Jones Deshaun Watson
  • Deshaun Watson Accounts For Two TDs In Week 1 Win

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    Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson completed 16 of his 29 passes for 154 yards, one touchdown, and one interception in a 24-3 win over the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 1. Watson added five rushes for 45 yards, a touchdown, and a two-point conversion on the ground in the win. The veteran quarterback supplemented his modest passing numbers with solid numbers on the ground in a game where the Browns led the entire way and were able to lean on the ground attack. While he turned in a productive fantasy afternoon, the jury is still out on whether Watson can regain his Houston Texans form, leaving him as a QB2 in Week 2's road matchup against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

    Sep 10 · Source via Browns Deshaun Watson
  • Deshaun Watson A Mid-Range QB2 In Week 1

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    Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson will open up his 2023 season with a home matchup against the Cincinnati Bengals. Watson struggled over his six games last season and draws a tough matchup against a Cincy defense that allowed the third-fewest fantasy points per game to the QB position in 2022. The reports out of this past training camp regarding Watson were also slightly concerning, making it hard to have full faith in Watson as a fantasy QB1 in the season opener. He is best deployed as a mid-range QB2 heading into Week 1.

    Sep 7 · Source via Browns Deshaun Watson
  • Browns Trim Roster To 53

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    The Browns found a new kicker today, but on roster deadline day, that obviously wasn’t their only move. The organization made a number of cuts to get to the 53-man roster limit: Released: G Michael Dunn DT Trysten Hill DT Maurice Hurst RB John Kelly Waived: CB Lorenzo Burns WR Jaelon Darden RB/WR Demetric Felton […]

    Aug 30 · Pro Football Rumors Browns Lorenzo Burns Nick Chubb Jaelon Darden Demetric Felton Trysten Hill Maurice Hurst Sam Kamara John Kelly Kellen Mond Isaiah Thomas Dorian Thompson-Robinson Tommy Togiai Deshaun Watson
  • Deshaun Watson Throws TD In Preseason Finale

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    Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson completed five of his 10 passes for 92 yards and a touchdown in a 33-32 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs in his team's preseason finale on Saturday. Watson also added three rushes for one yard and lost a fumble in the contest. The veteran signal-caller got the start and found tight end David Njoku for a 10-yard touchdown in the first quarter of the high-scoring affair. Watson finishes his preseason having completed eight of his 13 passes for 112 yards and a score across two games. He will now prepare to face the Cincinnati Bengals at home in Week 1.

    Aug 26 · Source via Browns Deshaun Watson
  • Offseason In Review: Cleveland Browns

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    After their historic and controversial acquisition of quarterback Deshaun Watson the Browns resided at the center of attention for much of 2022. A lengthy process of investigation by the NFL left Watson sidelined for 11 games, fueling in large part an underwhelming campaign for Cleveland both before and after his return. The Browns finished in […]

    Aug 22 · Pro Football Rumors Offseason Browns Matthew Adams Jordan Akins Nick Chubb Amari Cooper Grant Delpit Jordan Elliott Mike Ford Myles Garrett Marquise Goodwin Jakeem Grant Shelby Harris Trysten Hill Maurice Hurst Siaki Ika Dawand Jones Jordan Kunaszyk Isaiah McGuire Rodney McLeod Cameron Mitchell Elijah Moore David Njoku Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah Donovan Peoples-Jones Jacob Phillips Sione Takitaki Dorian Thompson-Robinson Juan Thornhill Cedric Tillman Dalvin Tomlinson Denzel Ward Deshaun Watson Chris Westry Jordan Wilkins Luke Wypler
  • Deshaun Watson, Browns Passing Game Haven't Been Impressive

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    The Athletic's Zac Jackson writes that the Cleveland Browns' passing game in training camp to this point has been completely unimpressive. Quarterback Deshaun Watson has been an adventure in the pocket, and he hasn't had a string of consecutive completions in 11-on-11 team drills since early in camp. There hasn't been much consistency, although that could change when wide receivers Amari Cooper and Elijah Moore (ribs) start playing fully. Watson threw bad interceptions after getting caught locking in on one receiver in each day of joint practices this week. The 27-year-old looked very rusty in his return in 2022 after a long layoff due to suspension, but most fantasy managers are expecting him to bounce back to a QB1 level in 2023. Watson and the Browns offense have work to do if that's going to come to fruition.

    Aug 17 · Source via Browns Deshaun Watson
  • Deshaun Watson Plays One Series In Preseason Debut

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    Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson started and played in the first offensive series in a 17-15 loss to the Washington Commanders in his team's second preseason game on Friday. Watson completed all three of his passes for 12 yards while adding 20 yards on three carries in the contest. In his lone series, Watson led Cleveland all the way down to the Washington one-yard line but they were unable to score, with running back John Kelly Jr. getting stuffed on a rushing attempt on fourth-and-goal. Watson is locked in as Cleveland's starting quarterback and this may be all we see of him on the field in preseason action.

    Aug 12 · Source via Browns Deshaun Watson
  • Deshaun Watson To Start Friday's Preseason Game

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    Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson confirmed on Wednesday that he will start the team's preseason contest on Friday against the Washington Commanders. Watson was held out of last Thursday's Hall of Fame game against the New York Jets, and he's unlikely to play a ton in his first preseason action on Friday. The 27-year-old signal-caller was understandably rusty after making his Browns debut in 2022 following a lengthy suspension. Now the question is can he get back to his pre-suspension form? Watson will need to improve his efficiency, especially when going deep, but he has the weapons to do it as long as he's healthy. The smart money is on Watson returning to being a top-10 fantasy QB in 2023.

    Aug 9 · Source via Browns Deshaun Watson
  • Browns GM says Watson 'in a really good place'

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    Browns general manager Andrew Berry said quarterback Deshaun Watson is "in a really good place" as he enters his second season with the franchise.

    Jul 24 · ESPN Browns Deshaun Watson
  • Deshaun Watson Put Together A Strong Offseason

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    Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson put together a strong offseason after struggling mightily in his six starts in 2022 after missing the first 11 games due to a suspension, according to a source with knowledge of the situation. Watson showed better command of the offensive scheme and accuracy this offseason, both areas where he struggled last year. Cleveland also added weapons for Watson in Elijah Moore, Marquise Goodwin and third-round rookie Cedric Tillman. The 27-year-old should be much better in his first full season as the Browns' starting QB, and he has the weapons to return to being a top-10 signal-caller for fantasy managers.

    Jul 15 · Source via Browns Deshaun Watson
  • Latest On Browns, LT Jedrick Wills

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    Jedrick Wills has been a mainstay on the Browns’ offensive line since his arrival in the NFL in 2020, operating as a full-time left tackle starter for three years. His performance to date has not lived up to expectations, though, leading to questions about his long-term future with the team. Cleveland has committed to the former […]

    Jul 13 · Pro Football Rumors Browns Dawand Jones Deshaun Watson
  • Latest On Browns' WR Corps

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    There is a lot of confidence around the Browns’ roster heading into the 2023 season. One of the positions of interest, though, is the wide receivers group. Highly dependent on the production of its top two wideouts last year, Cleveland will be paying close attention to the availability of Amari Cooper and the development of […]

    Jul 13 · Pro Football Rumors Browns Daylen Baldwin David Bell Amari Cooper Jaelon Darden Marquise Goodwin Jakeem Grant Elijah Moore David Njoku Donovan Peoples-Jones Anthony Schwartz Cedric Tillman Deshaun Watson Michael Woods II
  • Deshaun Watson Gaining More Chemistry With Amari Cooper

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    Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson is looking more comfortable in his second year in Cleveland, and he's also expecting to have more chemistry with top receiver Amari Cooper in 2023. He's also learning the team's playbook, which has a lot of new elements to it. Throughout organized team activities, Watson connected with his wideouts on more vertical passes and explosive plays down the field. The 27-year-old has made it a point to connect with his offensive teammates, specifically Cooper. Watson has posted videos of the two making plenty of explosive plays while training with Cooper and his personal QB coach Quincy Avery. "Amari's going to be good," Watson said. "He's a guy that's a vet, been in the league for a while, so he knows exactly what he needs to do to be ready for the season and training camp and our chemistry is going to be tight."

    Jul 12 · Source via Browns Amari Cooper Deshaun Watson
  • Browns Likely To Carry Three QBs

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    Much of the Browns’ success on offense in 2023 will be dictated by Deshaun Watson‘s ability to rebound from a suspension-shortened debut season with the team last year. Cleveland will likely have a pair of signal-callers backing him up this campaign. The Browns have Watson on the books through 2026 after going all-in on him via […]

    Jul 10 · Pro Football Rumors Browns Joshua Dobbs Kellen Mond Deshaun Watson
  • Quarterback Stats



    WkVsScoreFPtsQB RankSnpSnp%MS%OppPaCmpPaAttCmpPctPaYdPaTDPaINTSackedRuAttRuYdRuAvgRuTDFL
    1CINW 24-321.2774100.045.934162955.21541135459.0010
    2@PITL 22-2617.03087100.052.946224055.02351166223.6702
    3TENW 27-324.1106693.052.137273381.82892034164.0000

    Touchdown Distances
    Passing: 3, 3, 19, 43
    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 20-2625.91264100.070.345263868.43410157385.4311
    14@CHIL 7-3618.8166598.556.137213070.02191067385.4300
    15@INDL 20-2729.21069100.068.147334180.53732056254.1701
    16CINL 31-3730.9552100.073.138243372.73023015387.6001
    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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