News: 1 hour agoThe Browns are listing Watson (shoulder) as questionable for Sunday's game against the Ravens, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Spin: Watson, who was limited at practice Wednesday and Thursday, did some light throwing Friday, per Scott Petrak of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram, with coach Kevin Stefanski indicating that he's hopeful Watson will be available this weekend. Fortunately for those considering Watson in Week 4 fantasy lineups, the Browns kick off at 1:00 ET on Sunday. In the event that Watson is out or limited against Baltimore, Dorian Thompson-Robinson would be next up for Cleveland's QB reps.
ESPN Fantasy Projection: The 2023 season will be Watson's first as Cleveland's full-time starter. The former Texan was suspended for 11 games last season and struggled upon his return, ranking 22nd in fantasy points per game. On the plus side, he finished strong with his only two top-eight weekly finishes and he was his usual productive self with his legs (fourth at QB in rushing yards during six active weeks). Watson, who was a top-five fantasy QB in three straight seasons prior to missing 2021, is a good bet to improve in his second season with the Browns. He'll be working behind a good offensive line and has a solid group of targets led by Amari Cooper and David Njoku. It's safest to view Watson as a fringe QB1, but he has elite upside.