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

Dec 21, 08:42 PM Houston Texans PK Randy Bullock booted a franchise record six field goals in the Week 16 game against the Baltimore Ravens.
Dec 21, 08:42 PM Houston Texans DE J.J. Watt (nose) was hit on the nose in the fourth quarter of the Week 16 game against the Baltimore Ravens, and he had blood running down his face into the mouth. He said Sunday, Dec. 21, that he required a couple of stitches. Watt had eight tackles and a sack, and he has 17 1/2 sacks for the season with a franchise-record 54 for his career.
Dec 21, 06:42 PM Houston Texans WR Andre Johnson posted six catches for 65 yards in the Week 16 game against the Baltimore Ravens, giving him 1,002 receptions for his career. He is the 10th player in NFL history to accomplish the feat.
Dec 21, 01:52 PM Houston Texans OG Brandon Brooks (ankle) suffered an ankle injury in Week 16 and is considered questionable to return.
Dec 21, 11:52 AM The Houston Texans have declared WR DeVier Posey, TE Garrett Graham, LB Jason Ankrah, S Josh Aubrey, LB Mike Mohamed, QB Tom Savage, OG Xavier Su'a-Filo inactive for Week 16.
Dec 21, 11:52 AM The Houston Texans have declared WR DeVier Posey, TE Garrett Graham, LB Jason Ankrah, S Josh Aubrey, LB Mike Mohamed, QB Tom Savage, OG Xavier Su'a-Filo inactive for Week 16.
Dec 21, 11:52 AM The Houston Texans have declared WR DeVier Posey, TE Garrett Graham, LB Jason Ankrah, S Josh Aubrey, LB Mike Mohamed, QB Tom Savage, OG Xavier Su'a-Filo inactive for Week 16.
Dec 21, 11:52 AM The Houston Texans have declared WR DeVier Posey, TE Garrett Graham, LB Jason Ankrah, S Josh Aubrey, LB Mike Mohamed, QB Tom Savage, OG Xavier Su'a-Filo inactive for Week 16.
Dec 21, 11:52 AM The Houston Texans have declared WR DeVier Posey, TE Garrett Graham, LB Jason Ankrah, S Josh Aubrey, LB Mike Mohamed, QB Tom Savage, OG Xavier Su'a-Filo inactive for Week 16.
Dec 20, 06:42 PM Houston Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins (ankle) will be a game-time decision Sunday, Dec. 21, after not practicing all week.
Dec 19, 04:32 PM Houston Texans LB Mike Mohamed (concussion), QB Tom Savage (knee) and OG Xavier Su'a-Filo (back) all did not participate in practice Friday, Dec. 19, and have been ruled out for the team's Week 16 game. OT Tyson Clabo (foot), LB Brian Cushing (ankle), LB Akeem Dent (neck), CB Kareem Jackson (knee), CB Johnathan Joseph (ankle), LB Whitney Mercilus (back), WR DeVier Posey (calf) and LB Jeff Tarpinian (knee) all fully practiced and are probable for Week 16.
Dec 19, 04:32 PM Houston Texans LB Mike Mohamed (concussion), QB Tom Savage (knee) and OG Xavier Su'a-Filo (back) all did not participate in practice Friday, Dec. 19, and have been ruled out for the team's Week 16 game. OT Tyson Clabo (foot), LB Brian Cushing (ankle), LB Akeem Dent (neck), CB Kareem Jackson (knee), CB Johnathan Joseph (ankle), LB Whitney Mercilus (back), WR DeVier Posey (calf) and LB Jeff Tarpinian (knee) all fully practiced and are probable for Week 16.
Dec 19, 04:32 PM Houston Texans LB Mike Mohamed (concussion), QB Tom Savage (knee) and OG Xavier Su'a-Filo (back) all did not participate in practice Friday, Dec. 19, and have been ruled out for the team's Week 16 game. OT Tyson Clabo (foot), LB Brian Cushing (ankle), LB Akeem Dent (neck), CB Kareem Jackson (knee), CB Johnathan Joseph (ankle), LB Whitney Mercilus (back), WR DeVier Posey (calf) and LB Jeff Tarpinian (knee) all fully practiced and are probable for Week 16.
Dec 19, 04:32 PM Houston Texans LB Mike Mohamed (concussion), QB Tom Savage (knee) and OG Xavier Su'a-Filo (back) all did not participate in practice Friday, Dec. 19, and have been ruled out for the team's Week 16 game. OT Tyson Clabo (foot), LB Brian Cushing (ankle), LB Akeem Dent (neck), CB Kareem Jackson (knee), CB Johnathan Joseph (ankle), LB Whitney Mercilus (back), WR DeVier Posey (calf) and LB Jeff Tarpinian (knee) all fully practiced and are probable for Week 16.
Dec 19, 04:32 PM Houston Texans LB Mike Mohamed (concussion), QB Tom Savage (knee) and OG Xavier Su'a-Filo (back) all did not participate in practice Friday, Dec. 19, and have been ruled out for the team's Week 16 game. OT Tyson Clabo (foot), LB Brian Cushing (ankle), LB Akeem Dent (neck), CB Kareem Jackson (knee), CB Johnathan Joseph (ankle), LB Whitney Mercilus (back), WR DeVier Posey (calf) and LB Jeff Tarpinian (knee) all fully practiced and are probable for Week 16.
Dec 19, 04:32 PM Houston Texans LB Mike Mohamed (concussion), QB Tom Savage (knee) and OG Xavier Su'a-Filo (back) all did not participate in practice Friday, Dec. 19, and have been ruled out for the team's Week 16 game. OT Tyson Clabo (foot), LB Brian Cushing (ankle), LB Akeem Dent (neck), CB Kareem Jackson (knee), CB Johnathan Joseph (ankle), LB Whitney Mercilus (back), WR DeVier Posey (calf) and LB Jeff Tarpinian (knee) all fully practiced and are probable for Week 16.

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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