Deshaun Watson – Historical Comps for his Rookie Season

As we continue to look back at 2017, we come to the rookie quarterbacks taking their first NFL steps last season. We begin with the player who, sadly, saw his season ended the fastest, namely Deshaun Watson of the Houston Texans. We’ll see how his numbers from the last season compared to other recent rookies at his position, before taking a quick look at his fantasy outlook moving forward. Using the RotoViz Screener, I set it:
to find rookies from 2007 – 2017 and selected some basic production and usage numbers as variables. I also included draft pick. The influence of draft pick on a player’s opportunity declines over time, but it’s still relevant heading into a player’s second season. Then I asked the Screener to find seasons comparable to my target player.
With that, let’s take a look at Watson’s closest comps.

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By Neil Dutton | @ndutton13 | Archive