As reported by Adam Schefter, Deshaun Watson is unhappy with the Texans after they didn’t consider his input for general manager candidates and didn’t even bother to inform him that they were hiring Nick Caserio. This is another slap in the face for Watson after the team traded away his top WR, DeAndre Hopkins, last offseason.
There’s two, maybe three, quarterbacks in the league you’d start a franchise with over Watson. Teams should be lighting up the phone lines trying to get him. The Texans seem comically inept and trading Watson for a poo poo platter of assets would be a fitting way to end this era of buffoonery in Houston.
Heads up: Matthew will be joining myself and Chris Spags on the Splash Play podcast today at 2:15pm ET for a special live show where we’ll preview the weekend’s games and see how he’s feeling about his Washington Football Team.
Anyways, let’s get ready for Wildcard Weekend. Here’s everything on my radar this morning…
- Alvin Kamara posted a tweet yesterday that indicates he’s on track to play Sunday after missing the Saints last game on the reserve/COVID-19 list. With Michael Thomas back as well, the Saints are at full strength on offense.
- Jared Goff’s status is still up in the air for Sunday. Sean McVay said he’s made progress following the surgery on his dislocated thumb but has yet to make a decision on whether he or John Wolford will start.
- Mike Evans (knee) is officially listed as questionable for tomorrow’s game vs. the Bucs. He’s been getting in light work at practice this week so things appear to be trending in the right direction. All of the important WFT players are questionable for Sunday (Alex Smith, Terry McLaurin, and Antonio Gibson).
- A.J. Brown, JuJu Smith-Schuster, and Allen Robinson didn’t practice yesterday, but it sounds like those were just maintenance/rest days...Cole Beasley (knee) is officially questionable for Sunday’s game despite being tagged as “week-to-week” on Monday...Darnell Mooney (ankle) didn’t practice yesterday.
What I’m Reading. I liked this breakdown of top positional battles for Wild Card weekend by Steven Ruiz. DeForest Buckner vs. the Bills interior line is going to be good...As always, Rich Hribar has the most comprehensive breakdown of the games. You can read his Worksheet for free this week on Sharp Football…Mike Clay listed his favorite bets for this weekend on ESPN+...If you’re playing DFS this weekend, I’m talking with short slate specialist Erik Beimfohr at 2pm ET on how to attack 3-game slates.
Loose ends. It’s been 10 years since Marshawn Lynch went full Beast Mode.