Former Clemson standout Deshaun Watson expected to start for Texans

Former Clemson standout Deshaun Watson expected to start for Texans

Former Clemson standout Deshaun Watson expected to start for Texans

The Houston Texans (0-1) are heading to Paul Brown Stadium to take on the Cincinnati Bengals (0-1).

Heading into next week's game against the New England Patriots, Watson will have to learn from his six National Football League quarters, including the second half last week after he replaced Tom Savage. No one foresaw that coming. From a fantasy perspective, this game is as confusing as it gets so let's take things slow and look at the best matchups from this contest. In fact, Watson probably provided more upside than Savage. Just like Hue Jackson has chose to commit to DeShone Kizer through his good plays and bad, O'Brien has to make the same level of commitment to his rookie passer. It's just too bad that Andy Dalton and the Bengals offense couldn't do the same. His ankle injury could decrease his mobility which could lead to more hits. The Bengals offense was terrible, rushing for less than 80 yards and passing for only 170 yards. Watson has the legs to avoid what should be a decent Bengals pass rush that somehow only sacked Joe Flacco once last week.

Sports' Jarrett Bell explains why Deshaun Watson should finally be the answer every for Texans fan (and Bill O'Brien) have been waiting for at QB. From his sack on Andy Dalton to a perfectly-timed forced fumble on John Ross, the Texans veteran cornerback had a standout performance in Week 2 against the Bengals. Then they were gashed by Leonard Fournette and failed to get any consistent pressure on Blake Bortles. Baylis could be a solid addition and a nice outlet in the Houston Offense thanks to his pass catching ability if the Texans Quarterback is unable to find an open Wide Receiver.

The offensive line was better overall than in the opening humiliation by Jacksonville, but that improvement is relative. The Texans defense may need to carry the load this week if they want to win. That's all we have to watch.

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Dalton was always the proverbial mark for starting QBs.

"I am shocked", coach Marvin Lewis said.

"I've got to be more aware", Eifert said. That means that literally 25 percent of his passes that were caught went to the other team.

There was even a similarity when it came to turnovers, just not how they happened. He also leveled center Russell Bodine on the game's final play after he got a lateral. Eventually, Mixon was expected to emerge, and given that he got more touches than Hill and Bernard, perhaps he still eventually will. As great as he was in college, he's still a rookie, and this is a tough spot.

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