Houston
Texans
Stadium NRG Stadium
10-6-0 Overall | 4-2 AFC SOUTH 1st
TEAM STATSRUSHINGPASSINGPTS/G
Offense125.6255.223.6
Defense121.1280.724.1
Schedule
Preseason
Week 2Fri  8/14
@
Vikings
8:00pm
Week 3Sat  8/22
vs
Seahawks
8:00pm
Week 4Sat  8/29
@
Saints
8:00pm
Week 5Thu  9/3
vs
Cowboys
8:00pm
Regular season
Week 12Thu  11/26
@
Lions
CBS12:30pm
Week 13Sun  12/6
vs
Colts
CBS1:00pm
Week 14Sun  12/13
@
Bears
CBS1:00pm
Week 15Sun  12/20
@
Colts
TBA
Week 16Sun  12/27
vs
Bengals
CBS1:00pm
Week 17Sun  1/3
vs
Titans
CBS1:00pm
Team Outlook and Scouting Report

SEASON FORECASTS AND FUTURES PICKS

Perhaps things will work out in the coming draft and coming years but for now adding David Johnson is a -.2 subtraction on their win total projection and moving DeAndre Hopkins is a -0.6 subtraction. The Texans are not contenders to win the Super Bowl at 80/1, 1.2%. Their 0.5% chance is #19 in the league which is not high enough to be a good bet. In simulations, they win the AFC 1.5% of the time and are not a good value at 40/1, 2.4%. Our projection is leaning on them to win under 8 games. The Texans are averaging 7.7 wins per sim. At +110 the Texans are not a good value to make the playoffs with a 35.4% chance. Their odds of winning their division are 0/1, 100%. They win the division in 17.9% of simulations. Their average wins per simulation puts them at #10 in the AFC.

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REGULAR SEASON RECAP AND UPCOMING GAMES

Their 10-6 record last season was way ahead of what was expected of them. Their game-by-game odds gave them a projected record of 8.1-7.9. They went 7-8-1 against the spread (-180 loss). More of their games came in under (9) than went over (7). 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, which make sense given their strong yards per play rank. They are a below average scoring defense based on points per game and below average in yards per play allowed.

TEAM OFFENSE (League Rank):

TEAM DEFENSE:

TEAM FANTASY LEADERS

The table below show the most valuable fantasy players on the team this season led by DeAndre Hopkins who was the #8 Wide Receiver. The Better Option column shows the player directly above him and the Better Than column shows the player directly below him in the position rankings. 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
50 Adams, Tyrell LB6-223004/11/19924West Georgia
88 Akins, Jordan TE6-424304/19/19923UCF
98 Alufohai, Auzoyah DT6-432010/16/19960West Georgia
9 Anger, Bryan P6-320510/06/19889California
30 Armstrong, Cornell CB6-018509/22/19953Southern Miss
49 Bellamy, Davin LB6-525912/27/19941Georgia
97 Blackson, Angelo DE6-431911/14/19926Auburn
14 Carter, DeAndre WR5-819004/10/19933Sacramento State
43 Chesley, Anthony CB6-019005/31/19951Coastal Carolina
18 Cobb, Randall WR5-1019508/22/199010Kentucky
51 Cole, Dylan LB6-023705/19/19944Missouri State
22 Conley, Gareon CB6-019006/29/19954Ohio State
13 Cooks, Brandin WR5-1018309/25/19936Oregon State
16 Coutee, Keke WR5-1118001/14/19973Texas Tech
35 Crossen, Keion CB5-1018504/17/19963Western Carolina
41 Cunningham, Zach ILB6-323812/12/19944Vanderbilt
92 Dunn, Brandon NT6-231009/05/19925Louisville
53 Ejiofor, Duke LB6-425504/24/19953Wake Forest
7 Fairbairn, Ka'imi K6-018301/29/19945UCLA
87 Fells, Darren TE6-727004/22/19867California-Irvine
15 Fuller, Will WR6-018404/16/19945Notre Dame
73 Fulton, Zach G6-532109/23/19917Tennessee
29 Gaines, Phillip CB6-019304/04/19917Rice
44 Gillaspia, Cullen RB6-223505/12/19952Texas A&M
52 Greenard, Jonathan DE6-426305/25/19970Florida
48 Hall, Nate LB6-223504/06/19961Northwestern
17 Hansen, Chad WR6-220201/18/19952California
28 Hargreaves III, Vernon CB5-1020406/03/19955Florida
67 Heck, Charlie T6-831511/20/19960North Carolina
24 Higdon, Karan RB5-1020209/08/19961Michigan
71 Howard, Tytus T6-532205/23/19962Alabama State
38 Howell, Buddy RB6-121803/27/19963Florida Atlantic
70 Iwuagwu, Cordel G6-330909/04/19960TCU
31 Johnson, David RB6-122412/16/19916Northern Iowa
25 Johnson, Duke RB5-921009/23/19936Miami (FL)
56 Johnson, Jan LB6-223104/09/19960Penn State
32 Johnson, Lonnie CB6-221311/04/19952Kentucky
63 Johnson, Roderick T6-630611/28/19954Florida State
47 Jones, Jamir LB6-32550Notre Dame
58 Kalambayi, Peter LB6-325406/26/19953Stanford
64 Kelemete, Senio G6-330105/10/19908Washington
45 Kukwa, Anthony LS6-322110/30/19920Lake Erie College
42 Landrum, Chris LB6-224509/14/19925Jacksonville State
72 Leonard, Rick T6-731111/22/19961Florida State
42 Luani, Shalom SAF6-020208/05/19943Washington State
65 Mancz, Greg G6-430204/23/19926Toledo
54 Martin, Jake LB6-224212/11/19953Temple
66 Martin, Nick C6-429504/29/19935Notre Dame
2 McCarron, AJ QB6-321509/13/19906Alabama
3 McGough, Alex QB6-321411/19/19951Florida International
55 McKinney, Benardrick ILB6-425711/19/19926Mississippi State
59 Mercilus, Whitney OLB6-425807/21/19909Illinois
11 Mitchell, Steven WR5-1018605/02/19942USC
33 Moore, A.J. SAF5-112020Ole Miss
68 Murphy, Kyle T6-630512/11/19934Stanford
23 Murray, Eric SS5-1119901/07/19945Minnesota
75 Nkansah, Elijah T6-531512/28/19941Toledo
94 Omenihu, Charles DE6-528008/20/19972Texas
36 Owens, Jonathan SAF5-1121007/22/19952Missouri Western State
40 Phillips, Scottie RB5-820910/06/19970Ole Miss
76 Qvale, Brent T6-731503/11/19916Nebraska
20 Reid, Justin SS6-120302/15/19973Stanford
21 Roby, Bradley CB5-1119405/01/19927Ohio State
96 Savage-Lewis, Ira DT6-329002/06/19962Baylor
57 Scarlett, Brennan OLB6-426307/31/19935Stanford
74 Scharping, Max G6-632708/10/19962Northern Illinois
86 Simmons, Tyler TE6-02010Georgia
84 Stapleton, Dylan TE6-52420James Madison
79 Steinmetz, David T6-832103/01/19952Purdue
12 Stills, Kenny WR6-120204/22/19928Oklahoma
83 Thomas, Jordan TE6-527708/02/19963Mississippi State
28 Thomas, Michael DB5-1019503/17/19907Stanford
78 Tunsil, Laremy T6-531308/02/19945Ole Miss
95 Vanderdoes, Eddie DT6-331510/13/19944UCLA
81 Warring, Kahale TE6-525003/23/19972San Diego State
91 Watkins, Carlos DE6-329712/05/19934Clemson
27 Watkins, Jaylen DB5-1119411/27/19916Florida
4 Watson, Deshaun QB6-222009/14/19954Clemson
99 Watt, J.J. DE6-528803/22/198910Wisconsin
46 Weeks, Jon LS5-1024202/17/198611Baylor
19 Whitney, Isaac WR6-220406/22/19942USC
77 Woodworth, Elex G6-42960North Texas