Start Deshaun Watson in Week 9: Great DFS Value on Fanduel ($8.3K) and DraftKings ($7.1K)

DAILY FANTASY PROJECTIONS AND PLAY OR FADE ADVICE

He is projected for 25.4 FanDuel points and 27.6 points on DraftKings. Based on the player pool average points per dollar he is worth +$1393 more than $8.3K on FanDuel and +$1483 more than $7.1K on DraftKings. There may be other options (see below) who are even better values, but barring a significant lineup change consider him a strong daily fantasy play. Below are how he ranks based on projected fantasy points on both DFS platforms. Look for players with more FPs at lower salaries.

FANDUEL WEEK (QB) 10 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#1 Kyler Murray28.6 FD Points$8600
#2 Patrick Mahomes26.1 FD Points$9300
#3 Deshaun Watson25.4 FD Points$8300
#4 Justin Herbert24.9 FD Points$7900
#5 Russell Wilson22.7 FD Points$9000
DRAFTKINGS WEEK (QB) 10 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#1 Kyler Murray31.2 DK Points$7800
#2 Deshaun Watson27.6 DK Points$7100
#3 Patrick Mahomes27.5 DK Points$8100
#4 Justin Herbert27.2 DK Points$6800
#5 Russell Wilson24 DK Points$7600

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REST OF SEASON OUTLOOK AND POSITION RANK

Expect Deshaun Watson to be a reliable fantasy starter the rest of the season. His 216 projected fantasy points puts him at #6 behind Lamar Jackson and ahead of Aaron Rodgers. He has averaged 25.11 fantasy points in his past 38 games, which is slightly more than our projected per game average. His projected per game average is 24 fantasy points. His rank based on avg proj (#7) is worse than 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 be very good, but not one of the very best at his position. Deshaun Watson is expected to come up slightly short of this season-to-date's #4 fantasy position rank.

REST OF SEASON QB RANKPROJECTIONFANTASY STATS SINCE 2019
#4 Justin Herbert (99% OWN)227 FP, 25.2 per game2.25 FP
#5 Lamar Jackson (100% OWN)225 FP, 25 per game488 FP, 15 gp, 32.6 per game (#1)
#6 Deshaun Watson (100% OWN)216 FP, 24 per game370 FP, 15 gp, 24.7 per game (#5)
#7 Aaron Rodgers (100% OWN)213 FP, 23.7 per game326 FP, 16 gp, 20.4 per game (#11)
#8 Tom Brady (100% OWN)207 FP, 25.9 per game310 FP, 16 gp, 19.4 per game (#17)

DESHAUN WATSON PROJECTED TO FINISH AHEAD OF JUSTIN HERBERT IN WEEK 9

Deshaun Watson is projected for 28.7 fantasy points which is good enough to be the #3 ranked quarterback and a must start for most owners. This is projected to be a better than average week with more fantasy points than he is projected to average the rest of the season. He is ranked above Justin Herbert but behind Patrick Mahomes. Week 10 will not be as good based on projected rank (#8). He is projected for 24.2 fantasy points.

WEEK 9 QB RANKPROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#1 Kyler Murray (100% OWN)31.3 FP (62% ST)26.4 FP
#2 Patrick Mahomes (100% OWN)31.2 FP (99% ST)29.8 FP
#3 Deshaun Watson (100% OWN)28.7 FP (53% ST)24 FP
#4 Justin Herbert (99% OWN)28.5 FP (78% ST)25.2 FP
#5 Russell Wilson (100% OWN)26.7 FP (97% ST)29.2 FP
WEEK 10 QB RANKPROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#6 Justin Herbert (99% OWN)24.9 FP (78% ST)25.2 FP
#7 Josh Allen (100% OWN)24.2 FP (77% ST)23.2 FP
#8 Deshaun Watson (100% OWN)24.2 FP (53% ST)24 FP
#9 Matthew Stafford (81% OWN)22.1 FP (33% ST)20.8 FP
#10 Lamar Jackson (100% OWN)22 FP (72% ST)25 FP

FANTASY PROJECTIONS AND ACTUAL STATS

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

DESHAUN WATSONFPPASSYDPASSTDINTRUSHYDRUSHTD
Rest of 2020216253915.29.82362.8
-- Per Game (9 Proj)24.02821.691.0926.20.31
Week 9 @JAC28.73072.100.89290.38
Week 10 @CLE24.22821.701.10270.32
2020 Season584631441166129
-- Per Game (23 GP)25.42751.780.7026.60.39
2019 to 20206216582441765210
-- Per Game (24 GP)25.92741.830.7127.20.42