Update, Sept. 29 PM — Watson is listed as questionable heading into the weekend. With how much he has been limiting his throwing this week, if he doesn’t feel 100% during pre-game warmups, he could be ruled inactive. Dorian Thompson-Robinson would take over as the starting quarterback. Don’t be surprised if Cleveland activates a QB from the practice squad.
Update, Sept. 29 AM— Watson isn’t throwing again on Friday and is dealing with a sore right shoulder. He is still expected to play on Sunday, but we will know more about his injury status when the final injury report for the team drops later Friday afternoon. If he can’t go, Dorian Thompson-Robinson will take over under center.
Deshaun Watson did not throw again during the open portion of Friday’s practice. Watson is nursing a sore right shoulder #Browns— Jake Trotter (@Jake_Trotter) September 29, 2023
Update, Sept. 28 — Watson was limited again at practice on Thursday. After not throwing on Wednesday, he was cited as throwing a little on Thursday. With another step forward on Friday, Watson could avoid an injury designation heading into the weekend.
Update, Sept. 27 — Watson was officially limited on Wednesday with a shoulder injury. He should be ready to go for Sunday, but it appears that he does have something going on with his shoulder, even if it is just fatigue.
The Cleveland Browns will play the Baltimore Ravens in Week 4. Quarterback Deshaun Watson hasn’t looked himself this season but has still led the Browns to a 2-1 start. Watson is getting some extra rest to begin the week and is notably not throwing on Wednesday. He is cited as resting his throwing shoulder. There isn’t much concern at this point, but if he is limited later in the week, Dorian Thompson-Robinson may get some first-team reps.
Fantasy football implications for Week 4
Despite how he has looked on the field, Watson does head into this week as the QB11 in fantasy football. He has a tough matchup against the Ravens’ defense this week. You are probably not looking to start him in this matchup, but it depends on your quarterback situation. In his last game, Watson threw for 289 yards and two touchdowns against the Tennessee Titans defense. Still, probably looking at sitting him this week and streaming someone with a better matchup.