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2017 Fantasy Football: Texans QB Deshaun Watson Reportedly Tears ACL

Houston Texans rookie phenom Deshaun Watson is reportedly out for the season with a torn ACL.

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On a day where the Indianapolis Colts officially declared QB Andrew Luck out for the season, NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport came along and drilled the NFL with some devastating news:

Shortly thereafter, ESPN’s Adam Schefter confirmed the news:

Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson was having an incredible season, even snatching the Offensive Rookie of the Year spotlight from early front-runner, Kansas City Chiefs RB Kareem Hunt. Some were even clamoring for Watson’s candidacy as the NFL MVP.

After coming off of the bench and taking over for Tom Savage during Week 1, and then not being given much to work with in the offense in Week 2, Watson exploded afterward. He became fantasy’s QB2, just narrowly behind Philadelphia Eagles QB Carson Wentz. Watson and Wentz are tied for the NFL lead in TD passes with 19, and Watson leads the league in total TD’s with 21.

Now, the Texans turn to Savage, who couldn’t be any more different from Watson.

Unless you’re able to carry Watson over to next season, you’ll obviously want to go ahead and drop him. Savage does not have any value yet, and it will probably remain that way. The value of WR’s DeAndre Hopkins and Will Fuller also takes a huge hit.