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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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Aug 29, 2022 · Ken Kelly
We cover all the news and notes from the final week of the preseason.
Jul 18, 2022 · Ken Kelly
We look at this year's handcuffs and assess who could help you win your league.
Jun 29, 2022 · Eric Hardter
Eric Hardter continues his series picking out Buys, Sells and Holds from each team in each division.
Mar 23, 2022 · Ken Kelly
We break down the trade of Tyreek Hill to Miami.
Mar 21, 2022 · Ken Kelly
We break down the trade of Matt Ryan to the Colts.
Mar 18, 2022 · Ken Kelly
We break down the stunning move of Deshaun Watson to Cleveland.
Mar 15, 2022 · Ken Kelly
We break down the deal for Mitchell Trubisky in Pittsburgh.
Mar 14, 2022 · Ken Kelly
We cover the end of Tom Brady's long and relaxing retirement.
Mar 11, 2022 · Ken Kelly
We look at some of the suitors for Deshaun Watson.
Mar 8, 2022 · Ken Kelly
We break down the ramifications of Aaron Rodgers returning to Green Bay.
Feb 25, 2022 · Jeff Smith
What does Lovie Smith taking over as head coach mean for the the Houston Texans and their dynasty assets?
Feb 20, 2022 · Michael Moore
We cover the hottest topics from this week's look at twitter.
Jan 11, 2022 · Ken Kelly
We start exploring our choices with the upcoming rookie draft choices.
Jan 6, 2022 · Ken Kelly
We review the rookies and the week that was.
Deshaun Watson News
Deshaun Watson out 11 games · Aug 18, 2022
Deshaun Watson and the NFL have reached an agreement on a settlement that will close his peronsal conduct case and result in a final suspension of 11 games.
Watson will also be given a $5 million fine and have to undergo mandatory behavioral counseling as part of the agreement. Watson was clearly concerned the NFL was going to come back and suspend him for another full season and worked fast to find middle ground beyond the six-game suspension he was given by the independent judge. This finally gives us some clarity on what's going to happen and gives Watson managers the ability to go to "Plan B." As for the Browns, they could stick with Jacoby Brissett or look to get Jimmy Garoppolo as a bridge to Watson. After all, a lot can be decided in 11 games. As for Watson, his ranking of QB12 seems secure at the moment, though it should rise when he comes back.
Deshaun Watson seeking settlement · Aug 17, 2022
Browns quarterback is Deshaun Watson actively engaged in settlement negotiations with the NFL
The league was looking for a suspension of at least a year and Watson was given six games most recently. Now the embattled quarterback is said to be offering up millions in the form of a fine as well as a greater number of games. While actual settlement could still be a ways out, it would seem that something in the 10-12 game range will be the ultimate result. Dynasty coaches should expect to be without Watson for a majority of 2022. He's found as DLF's QB12.
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.
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comment We know the official punishment: 11 games. Watson will return late in 2022 after missing nearly two entire seasons. What type of value will he return for fantasy managers? It is unknown, though we know Watson can play at an elite level.
comment Are his troubles in the past?
comment Could be a good time to buy
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.
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