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2022-2023 Fantasy Football Review: Deshaun Watson

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Welcome to our new feature where we recap a particular player’s journey in the 2022-2023 NFL Fantasy Football Season. This article features preseason expectations, draft expectations, overall season production, and critical moments. We will do this for all 32 teams by highlighting a player per team.

PRESEASON EXPECTATIONS

The most controversial player of the season, Deshaun Watson, had a chaotic offseason. After all the accusations brought about him, the NFL suspended him until Week 13 of the NFL Season. What made it even more daunting was that the Cleveland Browns decided to offer him a fully guaranteed contract. Time would tell if the Deshaun Watson contract was going to be worth it.

DRAFT EXPECTATIONS

Even with everything, Deshaun’s ADP was 120.6, around the 10th-11th round. Owners would have to stash him and hope he’d be a steal for the last few weeks of the season.

OVERALL SEASON PRODUCTION

Deshaun looked terrible this season but it was expected as he missed the entire 2021 season and could barely train with the Browns when he was reinstated by Week 13. In six games, he threw for 1102 yards and seven TDs but had five interceptions. Next season, there will be no more excuses as he would have more time with the team and the system.

CRITICAL MOMENTS DURING THE SEASON

Week 13 vs Houston Texans

Deshaun Watson made his return to the NFL field against the Houston Texans in Week 13. Interesting choice by the NFL here. Rust was expected as he only returned to train with the team just a week before. It showed as the Browns defeated the Texans, primarily by the defense. Watson only threw for 131 yards and a pick. It wasn’t a good start to the Browns career for Deshaun Watson.

Week 17 vs Washington Commanders

As the season progressed, Watson started to get better and his best game was in Week 17. He threw for 169 yards and three TDs and ran for 31 yards. The three TDs were a season-high and he scored 21.86 FP this game. He threw a 13-yard TD to Donovan Peoples-Jones. His favorite target, Amari Cooper, was the recipient of a 46-yard and 33-yard TD.

Week 18 vs Pittsburgh Steelers

The season finale put the Browns against the Steelers. The Browns lost 28-14 but Deshaun was able to help himself with 18.6 FP. He threw for 230 yards and two TDs but also threw two picks. One thing that was getting more noticeable was Deshaun’s ability to get yards on the ground. He ran for 44 yards, a season-high. Deshaun hopefully boucnes back next season and could be a steal if people don’t draft him early.

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