Deshaun Watson provided a spark for the Houston Texans but didn’t play well overall.
With the Houston Texans’ week one loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars behind us, we can now look at how some of the Texans’ players faired according to Pro Football Focus’ grading system.
The highest rated player for the Texans was rookie linebacker Zach Cunningham with a grade of 82.1. He didn’t play the majority of the game after being on the field for 28 of 64 snaps, but still made the most of his snaps.
With linebacker Brian Cushing likely out for Thursday’s game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Cunningham will have to step up once again.
The second highest rated player was tight end C.J. Fiedorowicz, who ended up suffering a concussion. He had a grade of 81.2 as he finished the game with four receptions for 46 yards.
Safety Marcus Gilchrist might be one of the newest Texans, but he had a pretty good game with a rating of 79.8 after securing 2 1/2 tackles in the loss to the Jags.
Now even though rookie quarterback Deshaun Watson was able to come in to start the second half and lead Houston on a touchdown drive, his PFF rating was an abysmal 31.7. This makes sense since he only completed 12 of 23 pass attempts for 102 yards and one touchdown and one interception.
Despite a below average performance, Watson is still expected to start this week against the Bengals as long as his injured ankle allows him to, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Media.
Even though Tom Savage was more efficient against the Jags, going with Watson makes the most sense since the Texans’ offensive line can’t hold up in pass protection.
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