T.J. Watt
T.J. Watt
25-Year-Old LinebackerLB
Pittsburgh Steelers
2020 Fantasy Outlook
It is no surprise that the Steelers exercised Watt's fifth-year team option for 2021 following a second-straight Pro Bowl performance last season. Arguably the lynchpin of a defense that led the league in sacks and takeaways, while also allowing the fifth-fewest yards and points, he recorded a career-high 14.5 sacks -- fourth most in the league -- to go with a league-leading eight forced fumbles, four fumble recoveries and two interceptions. There is nothing to suggest a regression in 2020, making the 25-year old linebacker a top five IDP selection in most fantasy formats. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a four-year, $9.26 million contract with the Steelers in June of 2017. Steelers exercised $10.09 million team option for 2021 in April of 2020.
Piles up 2.5 sacks
LBPittsburgh Steelers
September 21, 2020
Watt recorded four tackles and 2.5 sacks in Sunday's 26-21 win over the Broncos.
ANALYSIS
Watt was impressive in coverage Week 1, recording two pass breakups and an interception against the Giants, but he was unleashed as a pass rusher versus the Broncos. This was his highest sack count in a game since Week 5 of the 2018 season, and the 25-year-old now has 37 sacks over 49 career games. Watt has an intriguing opportunity on tap Week 3 against the Texans, as Deshaun Watson has been dropped four times in both of his first two games.
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Snap Distribution / Depth Chart
Pittsburgh SteelersSteelers 2020 LB Snap Distribution See more data like this | See last season's snap counts
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2020 T.J. Watt Split Stats
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Measurables Review
How do T.J. Watt's measurables compare to other linebackers?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
6' 4"
 
Weight
252 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.69 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.13 sec
 
Cone Drill
6.79 sec
 
Vertical Jump
37.0 in
 
Broad Jump
128 in
 
Bench Press
21 reps
 
Hand Length
11.00 in
 
Arm Length
33.13 in
 
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15 days ago
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2019
2018
Watt's sophomore season was even better than his rookie campaign. He was among the top-10 in sacks in the league, finishing with a team-high 13 in the category. Watt also forced six fumbles, second only to Dee Ford and brother J.J. with seven each. Only 24 years old to start the 2019 season Watt, who logged 68 tackles in 2018, is an elite athlete, who remains firmly on the IDP radar.
Last year's first round pick (30th overall) lived up to all expectations, with 54 tackles, seven sacks, an interception and a forced fumble in 15 games. The continued absence of Ryan Shazier could allow opponents to double-team Watt, but there is nothing to suggest he cannot build on his successful rookie season, making his an obvious IDP option.
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Dominates on D
LBPittsburgh Steelers
September 21, 2020
Watt collected four tackles (three solo) including 2.5 sacks in Sunday's 26-21 win over the Broncos.
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Fourth career interception
LBPittsburgh Steelers
September 15, 2020
Watt had one tackle (solo) and an interception in the Steelers' 26-16 Week 1 win over the Giants on Monday.
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Gets option exercised
LBPittsburgh Steelers
April 28, 2020
The Steelers exercised Watt's fifth-year team option for 2021 on Tuesday, Teresa Varley of the team's official site reports.
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Partial sack in finale
LBPittsburgh Steelers
December 30, 2019
Watt had five tackles (four solo), including a half sack, in Sunday's 28-10 loss to the Ravens.
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Records sack-fumble in loss
LBPittsburgh Steelers
December 24, 2019
Watt logged five tackles (two solo) and a sack while forcing and recovering a fumble in Sunday's 16-10 loss to the Jets.
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