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 30, 07:12 PM Houston Texans RB Arian Foster (knee) was limited in practice Thursday, Oct. 30.

Fantasy Impact: Foster should be just fine for the Week 9 game.
Oct 30, 07:12 PM Houston Texans WR Andre Johnson (ankle) was limited in practice Thursday, Oct. 30.
Oct 30, 07:12 PM Houston Texans LBs Brian Cushing (knee), Brooks Reed (groin) and Jeff Tarpinian (knee) did not practice Thursday, Oct. 30. RB Alfred Blue (ankle), LB Jadeveon Clowney (knee), CB Johnathan Joseph (knee), CB Darryl Morris (ankle) and LB John Simon (ankle) were limited. DE Tim Jamison (groin), LB Whitney Mercilus (shoulder) and CB Jumal Rolle (wrist) practiced fully.
Oct 29, 07:43 PM Houston Texans WR Andre Johnson (ankle) did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 29.

Fantasy Impact: He is resting as much as anything. He'll be fine.
Oct 29, 07:43 PM Houston Texans RB Arian Foster (knee) sat out of practice Wednesday, Oct. 29.

Fantasy Impact: He is resting as much as anything. He'll be fine.
Oct 29, 07:33 PM Houston Texans LB Jadeveon Clowney (knee), LB Brian Cushing (knee), CB Johnathan Joseph (knee), LB Brooks Reed (groin) and LB Jeff Tarpinian (knee) did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 29. RB Alfred Blue (ankle), CB Darryl Morris (ankle) and LB John Simon (ankle) were limited, while DE Tim Jamison (groin) and LB Whitney Mercilus (shoulder) practiced in full.
Oct 29, 04:33 PM Houston Texans RB Arian Foster (non-injury related) did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 29.
Oct 28, 05:03 PM The Houston Texans waived CB Elbert Mack and signed free-agent LB Zac Diles (Browns) Tuesday, Oct. 28. They also waived CB Kendall James from their practice squad and signed RB Ben Malena (Cowboys) to the practice squad.
Oct 26, 05:22 PM Houston Texans RB Arian Foster topped 100 yards rushing for the fourth consecutive game in Week 8 against the Tennessee Titans. He ran for 151 yards and two touchdowns, while also adding a score through the air.

Fantasy Impact: Foster is giving DeMarco Murray a run for his money as best fantasy back in the game right now.
Oct 26, 01:42 PM Updating a previous report, Houston Texans WR Andre Johnson (undisclosed) has returned to the team's Week 8 game after missing time because of an unknown reason.
Oct 26, 01:33 PM Houston Texans WR Andre Johnson (undisclosed) went to the locker room after suffering an undisclosed injury in the team's Week 8 game but has return to the sidelines.
Oct 26, 11:53 AM The Houston Texans have declared LB Brian Cushing, CB Darryl Morris, WR DeVier Posey, LB Jeff Tarpinian, OT Jeff Adams, S Josh Aubrey, QB Tom Savage inactive for Week 8.
Oct 24, 05:32 PM Houston Texans WR Andre Johnson (ankle) practiced in full Friday, Oct. 24, and is probable for Week 8 against the Tennessee Titans.
Oct 24, 05:32 PM Houston Texans CB Darryl Morris (ankle) and LB Jeff Tarpinian (knee) have been ruled out for Week 8 against the Tennessee Titans. LBs Jadeveon Clowney (knee), Brian Cushing (knee), Brooks Reed (groin) and John Simon (ankle) are questionable, while LB Akeem Dent (wrist), DE Tim Jamison (groin), CB Johnathan Joseph (knee), LB Mike Mohamed (calf) and DT Jerrell Powe (shoulder) are probable. Morris, Tarpinian and Cushing didn't practice Friday, Oct. 24. Clowney, Reed, Simon and Joseph were limited, while the others practiced in full.
Oct 24, 03:02 PM Houston Texans LB Jadeveon Clowney (knee) has a good chance to play in Week 8, according to head coach Bill O'Brien. Clowney will be on a limited snap count if he is active for the game.
Oct 23, 07:22 PM Houston Texans LB Brian Cushing (knee), CB Darryl Morris (ankle) and LBs Brooks Reed (groin), John Simon (ankle) and Jeff Tarpinian (knee) did not practice Thursday, Oct. 23. LB Jadeveon Clowney (knee) and CB Johnathan Joseph (knee) were limited. LB Akeem Dent (wrist), DE Tim Jamison (groin), LB Mike Mohamed (calf) and DT Jerrell Powe (shoulder) participated fully.

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  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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