Houston
Texans
Stadium NRG Stadium
8-5-0 Overall | 3-1 AFC SOUTH 1st
TEAM STATSRUSHINGPASSINGPTS/G
Offense130.2263.924.4
Defense109.5281.223.8
    Schedule
    Preseason
    Week 2Thu  8/8
    @
    Packers
    L26-28
    Week 3Sat  8/17
    vs
    Lions
    W30-23
    Week 4Sat  8/24
    @
    Cowboys
    L0-34
    Week 5Thu  8/29
    vs
    Rams
    L10-22
    Regular season
    Week 1Mon  9/9
    @
    Saints
    L28-30
    Week 2Sun  9/15
    vs
    Jaguars
    W13-12
    Week 3Sun  9/22
    @
    Chargers
    W27-20
    Week 4Sun  9/29
    vs
    Panthers
    L10-16
    Week 5Sun  10/6
    vs
    Falcons
    W53-32
    Week 6Sun  10/13
    @
    Chiefs
    W31-24
    Team Outlook and Scouting Report

    SEASON FORECASTS AND FUTURES PICKS

    They are one of 3 teams with 30/1, 3.2% odds to win the Super Bowl. They are not a good bet to win the Super Bowl. Their 1.6% chance is #14 in the league. In simulations, they win the AFC 3.6% of the time and are not a good value at 15/1, 6.2%. Both the simulations and oddsmakers have them at 8.5 wins. At +130 the Texans are a good value to make the playoffs with a 48.5% chance. Their odds of winning their division are 2/1, 33.3%. They win the division in 40.4% of simulations. Their average wins per simulation puts them at #7 in the AFC.

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    REGULAR SEASON RECAP AND UPCOMING GAMES

    They overachieved last season. Their game odds projected to 9.7 wins. Their 11-5 record last season was way ahead of what was expected of them. They went 7-7-2 against the spread (-70 loss). More of their games came in under (9) than went over (7). In their next game vs the Saints they are only winning 33% of the simulations. The table below shows their upcoming games, their simulation based win percentage and their recent head to head record (WL, ATS, OU).

    TEAM OFFENSIVE AND DEFENSIVE STATS WITH LEAGUE RANKINGS

    They are an above average scoring team based on points per game, despite a lower offensive TD per play rate. They are an elite scoring defense, despite a relatively low yards per play allowed rank.

    TEAM OFFENSE (League Rank):

    TEAM DEFENSE:

    TEAM FANTASY LEADERS

    The table below show the most valuable fantasy players on the team led by DeAndre Hopkins who is projected to be the #1 WR. The Better Option column shows the player directly above him and the Better Than column shows the player directly below him in the projected position rankings.

    Roster
    NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateEXPCOLLEGE
    27 Adams, Mike FS5-1120503/24/198116Delaware
    50 Adams, Tyrell LB6-223004/11/19923West Georgia
    37 Addae, Jahleel SS5-1019501/24/19907Central Michigan
    88 Akins, Jordan TE6-424304/19/19922UCF
    9 Anger, Bryan P6-320510/06/19888California
    30 Armstrong, Cornell DB6-018509/22/19952Southern Miss
    97 Blackson, Angelo DE6-431911/14/19925Auburn
    14 Carter, DeAndre WR5-819004/10/19932Sacramento State
    77 Clark, Chris T6-530510/01/198510Southern Miss
    22 Conley, Gareon CB6-019006/29/19953Ohio State
    16 Coutee, Keke WR5-1118701/14/19972Texas Tech
    35 Crossen, Keion DB5-1018504/17/19962Western Carolina
    41 Cunningham, Zach ILB6-323812/12/19943Vanderbilt
    92 Dunn, Brandon NT6-231009/05/19924Louisville
    7 Fairbairn, Ka'imi K6-018301/29/19944UCLA
    87 Fells, Darren TE6-727004/22/19866California-Irvine
    15 Fuller, Will WR6-018404/16/19944Notre Dame
    73 Fulton, Zach G6-532109/23/19916Tennessee
    44 Gillaspia, Cullen RB6-223505/12/19950Texas A&M
    39 Gipson, Tashaun FS6-121208/07/19908Wyoming
    28 Hargreaves, Vernon III CB5-1020406/03/19954Florida
    93 Heath, Joel DE6-630206/18/19934Michigan State
    10 Hopkins, DeAndre WR6-121206/06/19927Clemson
    38 Howell, Buddy RB6-121803/27/19962Florida Atlantic
    23 Hyde, Carlos RB6-022909/20/19906Ohio State
    25 Johnson, Duke RB5-921009/23/19935Miami (FL)
    32 Johnson, Lonnie CB6-221311/04/19950Kentucky
    63 Johnson, Roderick T6-630611/28/19953Florida State
    34 Jones, Taiwan RB6-019507/26/19889Eastern Washington
    24 Joseph, Johnathan CB5-1118604/16/198414South Carolina
    58 Kalambayi, Peter LB6-325406/26/19952Stanford
    65 Mancz, Greg G6-430204/23/19925Toledo
    54 Martin, Jake LB6-224212/11/19952Temple
    66 Martin, Nick C6-429504/29/19934Notre Dame
    2 McCarron, AJ QB6-321509/13/19905Alabama
    55 McKinney, Benardrick ILB6-425711/19/19925Mississippi State
    59 Mercilus, Whitney OLB6-425807/21/19908Illinois
    52 Mingo, Barkevious OLB6-523510/04/19907LSU
    11 Mitchell, Steven WR5-1018605/02/19941USC
    33 Moore, A.J. DB5-112020Ole Miss
    94 Omenihu, Charles DE6-528008/20/19970Texas
    98 Reader, D.J. DE6-334707/01/19944Clemson
    20 Reid, Justin SS6-120302/15/19972Stanford
    21 Roby, Bradley CB5-1119405/01/19926Ohio State
    57 Scarlett, Brennan OLB6-426307/31/19934Stanford
    74 Scharping, Max G6-632708/10/19960Northern Illinois
    12 Stills, Kenny WR6-120204/22/19927Oklahoma
    83 Thomas, Jordan TE6-527708/02/19962Mississippi State
    78 Tunsil, Laremy T6-531308/02/19944Ole Miss
    95 Vanderdoes, Eddie DT6-331510/13/19943UCLA
    91 Watkins, Carlos DE6-329712/05/19933Clemson
    4 Watson, Deshaun QB6-221509/14/19953Clemson
    46 Weeks, Jon LS5-1024202/17/198610Baylor