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Deshaun Watson

DOB Sep 12, 1995 Age 26.9
College Clemson
Drafted 2017 1.12 Exp 5
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Who Is Deshaun Watson?

Derrick Deshaun Watson is an American football quarterback for the Cleveland Browns of the National Football League. He played college football at Clemson, where he led the team to a national championship in 2016.

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Deshaun Watson Articles

The Best Dynasty Fantasy Football Running Back Handcuffs

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Dynasty Fantasy Football Buy, Sell and Hold: AFC North

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We answer more of your dynasty questions in the latest edition of the DLF Mailbag.

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Our drafters pick their top free agency movers of the off-season based on their dynasty value.

2022 NFL Free Agency Blog

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We cover all the wheelings and dealings of free agency.

Tyreek Hill traded to the Miami Dolphins: The Dynasty Fantasy Football Impact

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Matt Ryan traded to Indianapolis: The Dynasty Fantasy Football Impact

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Deshaun Watson traded to Cleveland: The Dynasty Fantasy Football Impact

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We break down the stunning move of Deshaun Watson to Cleveland.

Mitchell Trubisky signs in Pittsburgh: The Dynasty Fantasy Football Impact

Mar 15, 2022 · Ken Kelly

We break down the deal for Mitchell Trubisky in Pittsburgh.

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We cover the end of Tom Brady's long and relaxing retirement.

Deshaun Watson Avoids Criminal Charges: The Dynasty Fantasy Football Impact

Mar 11, 2022 · Ken Kelly

We look at some of the suitors for Deshaun Watson.

Aaron Rodgers Contract with Green Bay Packers: Dynasty Fantasy Football Impact

Mar 8, 2022 · Ken Kelly

We break down the ramifications of Aaron Rodgers returning to Green Bay.

IDP Off-Season Outlook: AFC South

Mar 2, 2022 · Jason King

We cover all the IDP-relevant moves and contracts in the AFC South this off-season.

Dynasty Fantasy Football Trading Post

Mar 1, 2022 · Matt Price

What is Deshaun Watson's dynasty value right now and how should you approach his situation?

2022 Coaching Changes: Lovie Smith becomes Head Coach of the Houston Texans

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What does Lovie Smith taking over as head coach mean for the the Houston Texans and their dynasty assets?

Twitter Observations: Three Quarterbacks and a Beckham

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We cover the hottest topics from this week's look at twitter.

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The DLF Dynasty Fantasy Football Mailbag

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We open up the DLF Mailbag to begin an off-season of answering your dynasty questions.

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8 players to buy heading into the off-season

2022 Dynasty Stashes

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The season is nearing its end, but your work is not done.

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We highlight some big names to watch in this week's Sunday Six Pack.

Monday Hangover: Week 13

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We reflect on some notable Sunday performances.

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We look back on six intriguing dynasty storylines we highlighted over the weekend.

Sunday Six Pack: Week Nine

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Deshaun Watson News

  • Deshaun Watson's suspension on appeal · Aug 4, 2022

    The NFL is appealing the decision to suspend Deshaun Watson for only six games.

    It's not uncommon for players to appeal their suspensions, but this time it's the other way around. The NFL is claiming Watson's behavior merits a much longer suspension while the disciplinary officer is claiming there simply isn't enough evidence to merit a longer loss of games. The NFLPA is also stating they'll sue the NFL if they appeal the suspension. In short, this saga isn't over and it's a total mess. At this point, expect to see Watson in week seven, though things could certainly change. Regardless, it does seem as if Watson was granted a lighter sentence than most expected.

  • Deshaun Watson suspended six games · Aug 1, 2022

    Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson received a six game suspension from disciplinary officer Sue L. Robinson. What now?

    It's actually favorable news for the Watson camp as there was the possibility he could have been suspended for the entire season and the league was angling for an indefinite suspension. Both sides may appeal the ruling but Watson's camp and the NFLPA already indicated they would not. The greatest risk remaining would be if the league appeals the suspension in which commissioner Roger Goodell would hear the appeal and could impose additional games. While Watson is not yet out of the woods, it's a favorable first step after missing all of 2021. He remains DLF's QB12 for now.

  • Deshaun Watson decision looms · Aug 1, 2022

    The ruling on Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson is expected on Monday

    For better or worse, the saga will come to an end, at least as it relates to the number of games Watson will miss. Efforts to settle between the team and the league went nowhere and his future now rests with Judge Sue L. Robinson. Given that every fantasy coach understands the history, what's at stake and the details, nothing else need be said at this time. We'll know shortly how many games he'll be sidelined, with 6-8 being, seemingly, most likely. Watson has slipped to DLF's QB12.

  • Deshaun Watson decision looms · Jul 18, 2022

    The Browns open training camp on July 27th and the league's decision on Deshaun Watson is expected prior

    It's more of the same for Watson and his dynasty managers but the situation is nearing a conclusion. The team back loaded Watson's five-year mega-deal, making his first-year base salary just over $1M, with the base salary of the remaining four years valued at $184M. It's clear the team fully expected they may be without the superstar-potential Watson for at least part, or all, of 2022, including the signing of capable veteran backup Jacoby Brissett. In any case, the long ordeal is nearing a completion and Watson remains highly risk-on for 2022. He's listed as DLF's QB12 but is certain to rise with anything less than a full-season suspension.

  • Deshaun Watson settles 20 of 24 lawsuits · Jun 21, 2022

    Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson has settled 20 of 24 lawsuits against him

    This is huge news for Watson as he attempts to return to the field in 2022. The attorney representing the 24 women said: “Today I announce that all cases against Deshaun Watson, with the exception of four, have settled. We are working through the paperwork related to those settlements. Once we have done so, those particular cases will be dismissed." It would certainly seem to suggest that the remaining four suits will be settled shortly. Watson still faces a lengthy suspension and may still be forced to remain off the field for the entirety of the 2022 season. We should hear from the NFL within the next month as training camps open in July. Deshaun Watson is listed as DLF's QB11.

  • Deshaun Watson facing lengthy suspension · Jun 18, 2022

    The belief is that embattled Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson could be suspended for the entirety of 2022

    It's not a surprise and all signs pointed to a lengthy suspension heading into the off-season and that possibility has only increased as new women have recently come forward and new charges have been added. It's a fluid situation and the NFL decision should be known shortly. Dynasty coaches rostering Watson should have alternative plans for 2022. He's listed as DLF's QB11 and will likely hold near this ranking for the next season while his legal issues play out.

  • Deshaun Watson contract could be voided · Jun 7, 2022

    The addition of a potential 24th lawsuit against Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson may create significant consequences related to his guaranteed contract.

    Basically, new charges could fall outside of the existing contract which covers 22 of the known individuals and charges. If the new charges help to bring about a suspension, it's not out of the realm of possibility the team could void Watson's contract altogether. We would suggest those interested read the linked story. As for Watson, his near-term future remains very much in doubt and it's looking increasingly likely that he may not play in 2022. With the league expected to render a decision from their investigation soon, dynasty leaguers should know more in the coming weeks. Watson is ranked as a risk-on QB7 on DLF's quarterback rankings.

  • Deshaun Watson clock is ticking · May 21, 2022

    Deshaun Watson's attorney expects to hear something from the NFL in June

    Meanwhile, HBO is about to release the story as part of the Real Sports with Bryant Gumble on Tuesday including interviews with multiple of Watson's accusers. Between the court of public opinion, the league's increasing stance on domestic and sexual abuse/violence and the sheer number of accusations, it would not be a shock if Watson does not play in 2022. Anything less than eight games would be a significant surprise. Even with a full settlement, the star quarterback would still serve a suspension so the question is more a question of how many games? Watson has seen an increase in dynasty value this off-season, rising to DLF's QB7 on the hope his situation is remedied quickly and favorably. As it stands, however, there's arguably no greater risk for any player in 2022 than of Watson ahead of the NFL's ruling and forthcoming suspension.

  • Deshaun Watson avoids more charges · Mar 24, 2022

    Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson has not been charged by a second grand jury.

    The Browns were apparently aware of the situation and traded for him anyway, showing either an incredible amount of due diligence or just how desperate they were to find a franchise quarterback. Watson will now face his civil suits and a possible suspension, but this isn't going to end in much more than a minor loss of game play, for better or worse. Watson is well on his way to reclaiming his status as a top five dynasty quarterback, despite what you may think about his off-the-field behavior.

  • Deshaun Watson traded to Cleveland · Mar 18, 2022

    Deshaun Watson has been traded to the Cleveland Browns.

    The Browns will send three first round draft picks, as well as both a third and fourth round pick to the Texans for Watson and a fifth round pick. it's a stunning development few saw coming, especially after Watson himself called Cleveland to tell them they were out of the running just yesterday. Watson apparently had a change of heart last night and reportedly believes Cleveland has the best chance of winning. His presence is going to boost the fantasy value of every Browns player and while Watson could still be suspended for some of 2022, he's going to be an elite QB1 again here soon. Expect his ADP and ranking of QB10 to rise a touch in short order.

  • Browns must reduce roster by 5 players by Tuesday
    Aug 14, 2022 · USA Today (National News)
  • Switch: Jacoby Brissett taking over majority of first team reps
    Aug 14, 2022 · USA Today (National News)
  • Lamar Jackson wants contract talks over by Week 1
    Aug 14, 2022 · Baltimore Beat Down (Blog)
  • Perfect Fantasy Football Draft Strategy (2022)
    Aug 14, 2022 · FantasyPros (Fantasy Analysis)
  • 3 Browns offensive players that shined in preseason opener
    Aug 13, 2022 · Dawg Pound Daily (Blog)
  • Arrowheadlines: Chiefs see big increase in revenue
    Aug 13, 2022 · Arrowhead Pride (Blog)
  • The Linc - Strong debut for Cam Jurgens
    Aug 13, 2022 · Bleed Green Nation (Blog)
  • Browns studs and duds: Reserves shine in Preseason Week 1 win
    Aug 13, 2022 · Dawg Pound Daily (Blog)
  • 3 takeaways from Jaguars 24-13 loss vs. Browns
    Aug 12, 2022 · Big Cat Country (Blog)
  • Deshaun Watson Apologizes as Suspension Is Under Review
    Aug 12, 2022 · New York Times (Local News)
  • Deshaun Watson plays three series Friday
    Aug 12, 2022 · FantasyPros (Fantasy News)
  • Deshaun Watson has forgettable debut with Browns
    Aug 12, 2022 · Dawg Pound Daily (Blog)
  • Watson: 'Truly sorry' to the women I've impacted
    Aug 12, 2022 · ESPN (National News)
  • Deshaun Watson finally apologizes for his actions
    Aug 12, 2022 · Dawg Pound Daily (Blog)
  • Jaguars vs. Browns live blog
    Aug 12, 2022 · Big Cat Country (Blog)
  • No decision on Watson Friday, QB arrives at stadium for game
    Aug 12, 2022 · USA Today (National News)
  • NFL Betting Guide: Preseason Week 1 (Friday)
    Aug 12, 2022 · NumberFire (Fantasy Analysis)
  • Browns and Jimmy Garoppolo pairing makes sense for both sides
    Aug 12, 2022 · Dawg Pound Daily (Blog)
  • The Bear’s Den, August 12, 2022
    Aug 12, 2022 · Windy City Gridiron (Blog)
  • Golden Nuggets: Finally... a taste of real football
    Aug 12, 2022 · Niners Nation (Blog)
  • Deshaun Watson 'willing to accept' eight game suspension and fine
    Aug 11, 2022 · FantasyPros (Fantasy News)
  • NFL Preseason 2022: Which NFL teams plan to play starters in Week 1?
    Aug 11, 2022 · Pro Football Focus (Fantasy Analysis)
  • Deshaun Watson Dynasty Value

    Deshaun Watson Fantasy Rankings

    Rank Ranker Date
    85 Rob Willette 08/08
    88 Ryan McDowell 08/07
    91 Pete Lawrence 08/07
    91 Jeff Haverlack 08/14

    comment Could be a good time to buy

    Average 91.5
    96 Bruce Matson 08/10

    comment There's too much ambguity with the suspension looming and with him being out of football for so long.

    98 Bradley Myers 08/11

    comment Recent news does not sound good for his future NFL return, at least in the short term. While an awful person, allegedly, Watson stilll has promise as a Fanatasy Football asse. However I'd only pursue him if I was in a rebuild or was able to get him for a cheaper price. I'm avoiding for now, personally.

    Trades Involving Deshaun Watson

    Trojan Horse traded:
    QB Deshaun Watson, CLE
    WR Alec Pierce, IND
    WR Hunter Renfrow, LV

    This Team Needs a Name traded:
    RB Najee Harris, PIT
    WR Kyle Philips, TEN
    WR Khalil Shakir, BUF

    SafeLeagues Best Ball Dynasty 027 - Basic (SF/TE), 2022-08-12

    Bad News Bears traded:
    QB Matthew Stafford, LAR

    The Brotherhood Without Banners traded:
    QB Deshaun Watson, CLE

    Group Therapy Dynasty League, 2022-08-12

    Iron Man traded:
    QB Josh Allen, BUF
    RB Myles Gaskin, MIA
    WR Stefon Diggs, BUF
    TE Jonnu Smith, NE

    Red Hulk traded:
    QB Deshaun Watson, CLE
    RB Kenneth Walker, SEA
    WR Amari Cooper, CLE
    TE Cole Kmet, CHI
    2023 R1 draft pick, 2023 R2 draft pick, 2023 R3 draft pick

    Apex Rookie Superflex Dynasty 180, 2022-08-12

    von Doom traded:
    QB Deshaun Watson, CLE
    WR Ja'Marr Chase, CIN
    1.02 draft pick

    Static Shock traded:
    QB Josh Allen, BUF
    WR Deebo Samuel, SF
    1.15 draft pick

    Fantasy Dominators , 2022-08-11

    Clemson Tigers traded:
    1.06 draft pick
    2.06 draft pick
    3.10 draft pick

    Gator baiter traded:
    QB Deshaun Watson, CLE
    4.01 draft pick
    4.02 draft pick

    Professional Pipeline League, 2022-08-11

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