2014 DRAFT GUIDE
Team Grade:
Houston Texans
Quarterbacks: Running Backs:
Wide Receivers: Tight Ends:
Defense: Kickers:

Outlook

The Texans are in a rebuilding mode. The defense still is pretty sold but the offense is a question mark. The quarterback situation is a big concern with Ryan Fitzpatrick likely opening the season as the starter. Houston needs to find their franchise quarterback. The Texans will be a run-first, defensive team that will try to grind out wins. It could be a long season for the Texans. They should finish below .500 and struggle to win a lot of games. This roster still needs to add some talent to get going in the right direction once again.
FANTASY BREAKOUT
Receiver DeAndre Hopkins had an up and down rookie season but was a top big-play threat for the team and had some big games. He is the top deep threat in the offense. Expect his game to take a step forward this season and become more of a weekly threat for the Texans. He is the future No. 1 for the Texans and that transition should start this season. Andre Johnson isn't getting any younger and wants to move to a better situation, opening the door for Hopkins to play a huge role the coming years. He could hit his first 1,000-yard season in 2014.
FANTASY DUD
Some are giving tight end Garrett Graham a recommendation for this coming season since he'll move into a starting role. We aren't sold on him, though. Graham isn't really a big-play threat and more of a move the chains tight end. He'll get some catches but don't expect his yards or touchdowns to be very good. He should be considered a low-end No. 2 fantasy tight end. Just because he is starting doesn't mean his numbers will suddenly be off the charts. Don't get too excited about Graham.

Team Notes

Oct 20, 07:13 PM The Houston Texans have declared CB Darryl Morris, WR DeVier Posey, LB Jadeveon Clowney, OT Jeff Adams, S Josh Aubrey, CB Jumal Rolle, QB Tom Savage inactive for Week 7.
Oct 20, 07:03 PM Houston Texans DE Jadeveon Clowney (knee) will not play in Week 7 because his lateral movement is not where the team wants it to be.
Oct 18, 04:02 PM Houston Texans CB Darryl Morris (ankle) did not practice Saturday, Oct. 18, and has been ruled out for Week 7. LBs Jadeveon Clowney (knee) and Mike Mohamed (calf) were limited and are questionable. OG Brandon Brooks (illness), DE Tim Jamison (groin), LB Brian Cushing (knee), CB Johnathan Joseph (knee), C Chris Myers (non-injury related), OT Derek Newton (elbow), LB Brooks Reed (groin), LB Jeff Tarpinian (knee)and DE J.J. Watt (thigh) participated fully and are listed as probable.
Oct 18, 03:52 PM Houston Texans WR Andre Johnson (ankle) participated fully in practice Saturday, Oct. 18 and is probable for Monday, Oct. 20.
Oct 18, 03:42 PM Houston Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins (hand) participated fully in practice Saturday, Oct. 18 and is probable for Monday, Oct. 20.
Oct 18, 03:32 PM Houston Texans RB Arian Foster (groin) participated fully in practice Saturday, Oct. 18 and is probable for Monday, Oct. 20.
Oct 17, 04:52 PM Houston Texans WR Andre Johnson (ankle) was limited in practice for the second straight day Friday, Oct. 17.
Oct 17, 04:52 PM Houston Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins (hand) practiced in full for the second straight day Friday, Oct. 17.
Oct 17, 04:52 PM Houston Texans RB Arian Foster (groin) returned to a full practice Friday, Oct. 17.
Oct 17, 04:42 PM Houston Texans CB Darryl Morris (ankle) and C Chris Myers (non-injury) did not practice Friday, Oct. 17. LB Jadeveon Clowney (knee), LB Brian Cushing (knee), CB Johnathan Joseph (knee), LB Mike Mohamed (calf), LB Brooks Reed (groin) and LB Jeff Tarpinian (knee) were limited, while OG Brandon Brooks (illness), DE Tim Jamison (groin), OT Derek Newton (elbow) and DE J.J. Watt (thigh) practiced in full.
Oct 16, 05:52 PM Houston Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins (hand) practiced in full Thursday, Oct. 16.
Oct 16, 05:42 PM Houston Texans RB Arian Foster (groin) was limited in practice Thursday, Oct. 16.
Oct 16, 05:42 PM Houston Texans WR Andre Johnson (ankle) was limited in practice Thursday, Oct. 16.
Oct 16, 05:32 PM Houston Texans LB Jadeveon Clowney (knee), LB Brian Cushing (knee), CB Darryl Morris (ankle) and LB Brooks Reed (groin) did not practice Thursday, Oct. 16. CB Johnathan Joseph (knee), LB Mike Mohamed (calf) and LB Jeff Tarpinian (knee) were limited, while OG Brandon Brooks (illness), DE Tim Jamison (groin), OT Derek Newton (elbow) and DE J.J. Watt (thigh) practiced in full.
Oct 15, 01:53 PM Houston Texans DE Jadeveon Clowney (knee) is making progress in his rehab but has a 50-50 change of being able to play in Week 7, according to head coach Bill O'Brien.
Oct 10, 06:52 PM Houston Texans QB Ryan Fitzpatrick will remain the starting quarterback even though he has struggled at times this season, according to head coach Bill O'Brien. 'He's our starter,' O'Brien said. 'The film never lies. What the film shows us is that everybody on the offense has to play better. The line has to play better. The backs have to play better. The tight ends. The receivers. We've got to coach better. We've got to get the players to understand what we want. When we do that, all the positions will (play) better, including quarterback.'

Offseason Keys

Additions:
Kendrick Lewis, S; Andre Brown, RB; Ryan Fitzpatrick, QB. 

Losses:
Owen Daniels, TE; Danieal Manning, S; Ben Tate, RB; Earl Mitchell, DT; Antonio Smith, DE; Matt Schaub, QB. 

2014 Draft Class

RoundPickPlayerPos
 # 1  1 Jadeveon ClowneyLB
 # 2  1 Xavier Su'a-FiloOL
 # 3  1 C.J. FiedorowiczTE
 # 3  19 Louis NixDL
 # 4  35 Tom SavageQB
 # 6  1 Jeoffrey PaganDL
 # 6  5 Alfred BlueRB
 # 6  8 Kendall JamesDB
 # 6  35 Jay ProschRB
 # 7  1 Andre HalDB
 # 7  41 Lonnie BallentineDB
 Undrafted Chris BoswellK

2014 Schedule

WeekDateTimeOpponent
1     Sep 7 1:00PM     Washington
2     Sep 14 4:25PM     at Oakland
3     Sep 21 1:00PM     at New York Giants
4     Sep 28 1:00PM     Buffalo
5     Oct 5 1:00PM     at Dallas
6     Oct 9 8:25PM     Indianapolis
7     Oct 20 8:30PM     at Pittsburgh
8     Oct 26 1:00PM     at Tennessee
9     Nov 2 1:00PM     Philadelphia
-- Week 10 Bye --
11     Nov 16 1:00PM     at Cleveland
12     Nov 23 1:00PM     Cincinnati
13     Nov 30 1:00PM     Tennessee
14     Dec 7 1:00PM     at Jacksonville
15     Dec 14 1:00PM     at Indianapolis
16     Dec 21 1:00PM     Baltimore
17     Dec 28 1:00PM     Jacksonville
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