Deshaun Watson looking healthy, to “play the same way as before”

Despite coming off a torn ACL, Deshaun Watson is looking close to 100% healthy and has no plans to change his style of play in 2018 — and the Texans won’t try to reign him in. This is huge news, as Watson should be deployed in the same manner that made him a bonafide “cheatcode” during his seven games in 2017, and justifies our No.1 QB ranking.

In only seven games last season, Watson completed 62 percent of his passes for 1,699 yards, with 19 touchdowns and eight interceptions while rushing for 269 yards and two scores (3883 Pass Yd, 43 TDs, 614 Rush Yd, 5 TD pace). He was easily the top-scorer in fantasy during this span, and seemed to be only trending upwards after a 469 total yard, 4 TD thriller against a still-healthy Seattle secondary. Following an ACL surgery, Watson reportedly looked fully healthy in OTAs, “launching a series of accurate rainbow spirals from a variety of angles … The only real evidence remaining from a torn anterior cruciate ligament… a brace on his right knee.” He also won’t hesitate his dual-threat ways in 2018, and the the coaching staff won’t try to reign him in, making a repeat of “Cheatcode Status” very possible:  “Injuries are going to happen,” said Watson, “I’ve dealt with this injury before as a freshman. And I played the same way I did the year before. There’s no point in switching up the routine…. I do what I do. I don’t want to change anything that got me here.”


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