T.J. Watt
T.J. Watt
26-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
RANKS
#Subscriber-Only
IDP
$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.
Leads league in sacks
LBPittsburgh Steelers
January 6, 2021
Watt finished the regular season with 53 tackles (43 solo), including 15 sacks, along with two forced fumbles, one interception and seven pass defenses.
ANALYSIS
Watt sat out the Steelers' regular-season finale since the team had already clinched a spot in the playoffs, but he still maintained his league lead in sacks. The star linebacker had been building up in that category over the past three seasons and should continue to be a significant force for Pittsburgh's defense during the playoffs and in 2021.
Read More News
NFL Stats
Loading NFL Stats...
2020
2019
2018
2017
2020 NFL Game Log
Calculate Stats Over Time
Just click on any two dates.
Loading Game Log...
2019 NFL Game Log
Calculate Stats Over Time
Just click on any two dates.
Loading Game Log...
2018 NFL Game Log
Calculate Stats Over Time
Just click on any two dates.
Loading Game Log...
2017 NFL Game Log
Calculate Stats Over Time
Just click on any two dates.
Loading Game Log...
Snap Distribution / Depth Chart
Snap Counts
Snap %
Pittsburgh SteelersSteelers 2020 LB Snap Distribution See more data like this | See last season's snap counts
#% of Team Snaps

91684%
70664%
60956%
45742%
43740%
32329%
27825%
21420%
15314%
575%
363%
333%
30%
Loading Weekly Snap Counts...
2020 T.J. Watt Split Stats
Loading NFL Split Stats...
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
 
Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring T.J. Watt
Exploiting the Matchups: Wild-Card Round
58 days ago
The Titans may seem to have Lamar Jackson's number, but their recent performance on defense suggests the young QB will have the upper hand this time around.
Gameday Injuries: Week 17
62 days ago
Juan Carlos Blanco guides you through an extensive Week 17 injury report replete with COVID-19 absences and conventional injuries afflicting some big fantasy names.
NFL Game Previews: Week 17 Matchups
63 days ago
Erik Siegrist previews Week 17 in the NFL as Alex Smith looks to lead Washington to a division title in a win-and-in matchup against the Eagles on Sunday night.
Exploiting the Matchups: Week 17 Start/Sit
65 days ago
Jerry Donabedian sorts through the Week 17 puzzle and thinks Kareem Hunt could put up big numbers against a Steelers defense likely to rest its stars ahead of the playoffs.
Weekly Rankings: Week 17 Value Meter
67 days ago
There's a good chance that you'll see Travis Kelce out of uniform this week, though he won't be hanging out with George Kittle as he was here in this picture.
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.
More Fantasy News
Set to rest Week 17
LBPittsburgh Steelers
December 31, 2020
Watt will not play against the Browns on Sunday, Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.
Records two sacks in Week 16
LBPittsburgh Steelers
December 28, 2020
Watt recorded three solo tackles, including two sacks, and one forced fumble in Sunday's 28-24 win over the Colts.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.
Maintains league lead in sacks
LBPittsburgh Steelers
December 8, 2020
Watt totaled six tackles (five solo), including one sack, along with one forced fumble in Monday's 23-17 loss to Washington.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.
Totals two sacks Wednesday
LBPittsburgh Steelers
December 3, 2020
Watt recorded seven tackles (three solo), including two sacks, in Wednesday's 19-14 win over the Ravens.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.
Racks up two sacks in win
LBPittsburgh Steelers
November 16, 2020
Watt recorded four solo tackles, including two sacks, in Sunday's 36-10 win over the Bengals.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.