Is Deshaun Watson a viable fantasy football option?

FOXBORO, MA - SEPTEMBER 24: Deshaun Watson
FOXBORO, MA - SEPTEMBER 24: Deshaun Watson /

Should you add Houston Texans’ quarterback Deshaun Watson to your fantasy football roster?

With Houston Texans’ rookie quarterback Deshaun Watson playing very well during his first few NFL games, it’s natural to wonder whether or not he’s a viable option in fantasy football.

Now, Watson isn’t where Dallas Cowboys’ quarterback Dak Prescott was last season in terms of his production. But he he could be worth picking up if you need help at quarterback and there aren’t any other options worth considering.

For instance, I’m playing in a 14-team league and currently have Philip Rivers as my quarterback. With Rivers not looking great, I decided to add Watson and will wait and see how he performs. I might even start him this week against the Tennessee Titans since he’s a considered a good streaming quarterback for week four.

So, with the best free agent options being Watson, New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning and Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles, I felt like adding Watson made the most sense.

While Watson isn’t going to put up a lot of points as a passer, he’s good for almost at least 50 yards rushing a game and possibly a a touchdown or two combined on the ground and/or through the air.

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Watson is currently owned in less than 40 percent of most fantasy football leagues around the web.  He recorded a total of 17 fantasy points during his first NFL start against the Cincinnati Bengals.

Then this past week against the New England patriots, Watson recorded 26 points after throwing for two touchdowns.

It’s only been three weeks, but Watson looks like he just might be a factor within fantasy football.

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