2013 DRAFT GUIDE
Team Grade:
Houston Texans
Quarterbacks: Running Backs:
Wide Receivers: Tight Ends:
Defense: Kickers:

Outlook

The Texans finally got in the playoffs last year, having their best ever season. This team is a team on the rise. They have plenty of talent on both sides of the ball and arguably the best rushing attack in the league. This usually leads to plenty of success on the field. We still aren't sure if this is a Super Bowl team but they are close. Expect another double-digit win season and trip to the playoffs.

FANTASY BREAKOUT

DeAndre Hopkins, WR. The Texans finally have a legit starting receiver opposite Andre Johnson. Hopkins is expected to start from day one and serve as the top deep threat for the team. He can be a game changer with his ability to stretch the field. He'll give the Texans' offense a different dimension at receiver than recent seasons. It wouldn't surprise to see Hopkins led all rookie receivers in receiving. He will start in a good offense capable of producing a lot of points and yards.

FANTASY DUD

Matt Schaub, QB. Schaub always has a few huge games during the season but he'll disappear in others. The Texans are more of a run-first team these days. Plus, Schaub isn't getting any younger and has a history of injury. He is never a sure thing to make it through a full season healthy. He is more of a spot starter than anything for fantasy teams. Don't count on him as a your No. 1 fantasy quarterback.

Team Notes

Apr 18, 08:32 PM Houston Texans FS Kendrick Lewis and SS Chris D. Clemons are expected to compete for the starting free safety job during training camp.
Apr 17, 08:22 PM The Houston Texans have officially exercised the fifth-year option in DE J.J. Watt's contract.
Apr 17, 01:32 PM Houston Texans LB Brian Cushing (knee) was medically cleared Thursday, April 17.
Apr 16, 04:53 PM The Houston Texans could consider using OT David Quessenberry at left guard this upcoming season.
Apr 16, 04:53 PM The Houston Texans are not expected to re-sign free-agent OG Wade Smith this offseason.
Apr 16, 04:53 PM The Houston Texans may consider selecting a running back during the middle rounds of the 2014 NFL Draft that could become RB Arian Foster's backup in the future.
Apr 10, 10:12 PM Houston Texans RB Arian Foster (back) said he will be able to participate once offseason workouts begin.
Apr 08, 05:03 PM The Atlanta Falcons worked out free-agent FB Greg Jones (Texans) Tuesday, April 8.
Apr 08, 10:32 AM Updating previous reports, Houston Texans RB Andre Brown's one-year deal is worth $645,000.
Apr 07, 05:03 PM Updating a previous report, the Houston Texans signed free-agent RB Andre Brown to a one-year deal. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Apr 07, 04:22 PM The Houston Texans have agreed to terms with free-agent RB Andre Brown (Giants). Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

Fantasy Impact: Brown will be a good replacement for Ben Tate. He should be able to fill that role well.
Apr 07, 02:52 PM Houston Texans QB Ryan Fitzpatrick would be the team's starting quarterback if the regular season started today.
Apr 07, 09:52 AM The Houston Texans are visiting with free-agent RB Andre Brown (Giants) Monday, April 7.
Mar 21, 11:22 PM Updating a previous report, the Houston Texans signed FS Kendrick Lewis to a one-year deal worth $795,000.
Mar 21, 06:12 PM The Houston Texans signed free-agent FS Kendrick Lewis (Chiefs) to an undisclosed deal Friday, March 21.
Mar 20, 08:12 PM Houston Texans QB Ryan Fitzpatrick will make $7.5 million, with $4 million in guarantees, as part of his two-year deal.

Fantasy Impact: Fitzpatrick could open the season as the starter for the Texans until their rookie is ready to take over.

Offseason Keys

Additions:
RB Deji Karim, FB Greg Jones, P Shane Lechler, FS Ed Reed. 

Losses:
RB Justin Forsett, FB James Casey, WR Kevin Walter, PK Shayne Graham, P Donnie Jones, OT Rashad Butler, LB Connor Barwin, CB Glover Quin, FS Alan Ball. 

2013 Draft Class

RoundPickPlayerPos
 # 1  27 DeAndre HopkinsWR
 # 2  25 D.J. SwearingerDB
 # 3  27 Brennan WilliamsOL
 # 4  27 Trevardo WilliamsLB
 # 6  8 David QuessenberryOL
 # 6  27 Alan BonnerWR
 # 6  33 Ryan GriffinTE
 Undrafted Alex LemonWR
 Undrafted Ray GrahamRB
 Undrafted Collin KleinQB
 Undrafted Dennis JohnsonRB

2013 Schedule

WeekDateTimeOpponent
1     Sep 8 10:20PM     at San Diego
2     Sep 14 1:00PM     Tennessee
3     Sep 21 1:00PM     at Baltimore
4     Sep 28 1:00PM     Seattle
5     Oct 5 8:30PM     at San Francisco
6     Oct 12 1:00PM     St Louis
7     Oct 19 4:25PM     at Kansas City
-- Week 8 Bye --
9     Nov 2 8:30PM     Indianapolis
10     Nov 9 4:25PM     at Arizona
11     Nov 16 1:00PM     Oakland
12     Nov 23 1:00PM     Jacksonville
13     Nov 30 1:00PM     New England
14     Dec 4 8:25PM     at Jacksonville
15     Dec 14 1:00PM     at Indianapolis
16     Dec 21 1:00PM     Denver
17     Dec 28 1:00PM     at Tennessee
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