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:
Sources: #Texans QB fear Deshaun Watson suffered a torn ACL in practice today. A non-contact injury. MRI coming to confirm. Awful, awful.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) November 2, 2017
Shortly thereafter, ESPN’s Adam Schefter confirmed the news:
Deshaun Watson did tear his ACL, per source. Tests on-site revealed tear. @rapsheet first mentioned this possibility.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 2, 2017
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.