Deshaun Watson is Projected to Be the #2 QB the Rest of the 2019 Season...Behind Patrick Mahomes and Ahead of Aaron Rodgers

REST OF SEASON OUTLOOK AND POSITION RANK

Based on our latest projection, you can expect Deshaun Watson to be an elite fantasy starter the rest of the season. His 368 projected fantasy points puts him at #2 behind Patrick Mahomes and ahead of Aaron Rodgers. He has averaged 23.98 fantasy points in his past 16 games, which is slightly more than our projected per game average. His projected per game average is 23 fantasy points. His rank based on average projected points is the same as his rank based on total fantasy points. He is owned in 100% of fantasy leagues so everyone expects him to be an elite quarterback. He is projected to live up to these high expectations. Deshaun Watson is expected to slightly improve on last season's #4 fantasy position rank.

REST OF SEASON QB RANKPROJECTIONFANTASY STATS SINCE 2018
#1 Patrick Mahomes (100% OWN)445 FP, 27.8 per game517 FP, 16 gp, 32.3 per game (#1)
#2 Deshaun Watson (100% OWN)368 FP, 23 per game384 FP, 16 gp, 24 per game (#6)
#3 Aaron Rodgers (100% OWN)367 FP, 22.9 per game359 FP, 16 gp, 22.4 per game (#10)
#4 Matt Ryan (99% OWN)366 FP, 22.9 per game420 FP, 16 gp, 26.2 per game (#2)
#5 Cam Newton (97% OWN)358 FP, 22.4 per game327 FP, 14 gp, 23.3 per game (#7)

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DESHAUN WATSON WEEK 1 AND 2 FANTASY OUTLOOK

Deshaun Watson is projected for 21.8 fantasy points which is good enough to be the #11 ranked quarterback and a starter for most owners. This is projected to be a slightly below average week with fewer fantasy points than he is projected to average the rest of the season. He is ranked above Cam Newton but behind Jimmy Garoppolo. Week 2 is projected to be slightly better based on projected rank (#9). He is projected for 22 fantasy points.

WEEK 1 QB RANKPROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#9 Dak Prescott (86% OWN)22.6 FP (27% ST)20.6 FP
#10 Jimmy Garoppolo (70% OWN)22.3 FP (17% ST)20.1 FP
#11 Deshaun Watson (100% OWN)21.8 FP (93% ST)23 FP
#12 Cam Newton (97% OWN)21.7 FP (53% ST)22.4 FP
#13 Baker Mayfield (99% OWN)21.3 FP (80% ST)22 FP
WEEK 2 QB RANKPROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#7 Jared Goff (99% OWN)22.6 FP (77% ST)22.3 FP
#8 Ben Roethlisberger (98% OWN)22.1 FP (66% ST)22.1 FP
#9 Deshaun Watson (100% OWN)22 FP (93% ST)23 FP
#10 Matt Ryan (99% OWN)21.9 FP (77% ST)22.9 FP
#11 Jimmy Garoppolo (70% OWN)21.7 FP (17% ST)20.1 FP

DESHAUN WATSON IS JUST THE #9 QB ON FANDUEL BUT IS THE #2 HIGHEST PRICED

Below are how he ranks on FanDuel. Look for players with comparable or more fantasy points at a lower or same salary.

FANDUEL WEEK (QB) 2 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#7 Carson Wentz20.1 FD Points$7600
#8 Dak Prescott20.1 FD Points$7500
#9 Deshaun Watson20 FD Points$8500
#10 Cam Newton19.9 FD Points$7900
#11 Jared Goff19.8 FD Points$7800

FANTASY PROJECTIONS AND ACTUAL STATS

The tables below show projected stats (totals and averages) for the rest of the season and upcoming weeks. Below the projection are actual stats from last season.

DESHAUN WATSONFPPASSYDPASSTDINTRUSHYDRUSHTD
2019 Projection368411925.616.64875.5
-- Per Game (16 Proj)23.02571.601.0430.40.34
Week 1 @NO21.82681.401.00280.31
Week 2 vs JAC22.02311.601.10320.35
2018 Season38441652695515
-- Per Game (16 GP)24.02601.620.5634.40.31