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 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
88 Akins, Jordan TE6-424304/19/19923UCF
9 Anger, Bryan P6-320510/06/19889California
30 Armstrong, Cornell DB6-018509/22/19953Southern Miss
--- Bellamy, Davin LB6-525912/27/19941Georgia
97 Blackson, Angelo DE6-431911/14/19926Auburn
14 Carter, DeAndre WR5-819004/10/19933Sacramento State
--- Chesley, Anthony CB6-019005/31/19951Coastal Carolina
51 Cole, Dylan LB6-023705/19/19944Missouri State
22 Conley, Gareon CB6-019006/29/19954Ohio State
16 Coutee, Keke WR5-1118701/14/19973Texas Tech
35 Crossen, Keion DB5-1018504/17/19963Western Carolina
41 Cunningham, Zach ILB6-323812/12/19944Vanderbilt
92 Dunn, Brandon NT6-231009/05/19925Louisville
53 Ejiofor, Duke LB6-327504/24/19953Wake Forest
7 Fairbairn, Ka'imi K6-018301/29/19945UCLA
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
--- Gipson, Tashaun 6-121208/07/19909Wyoming
--- Hall, Nate LB6-223104/06/19961Northwestern
--- Hansen, Chad WR6-220201/18/19952California
31 Higdon, Karan RB5-1020209/08/19961Michigan
71 Howard, Tytus T6-532205/23/19962Alabama State
38 Howell, Buddy RB6-121803/27/19963Florida Atlantic
--- Johnson, David RB6-122412/16/19916Northern Iowa
25 Johnson, Duke RB5-921009/23/19936Miami (FL)
32 Johnson, Lonnie CB6-221311/04/19952Kentucky
63 Johnson, Roderick T6-630611/28/19954Florida State
58 Kalambayi, Peter LB6-325406/26/19953Stanford
64 Kelemete, Senio G6-330105/10/19908Washington
42 Landrum, Chris DE6-224509/14/19925Jacksonville State
72 Leonard, Rick T6-731111/22/19961Florida State
--- Luani, Shalom DB6-020208/05/19943Washington State
65 Mancz, Greg G6-430204/23/19926Toledo
54 Martin, Jake LB6-224212/11/19953Temple
66 Martin, Nick C6-429504/29/19935Notre Dame
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. DB5-112020Ole Miss
--- Murphy, Kyle T6-630512/11/19934Stanford
75 Nkansah, Elijah T6-531512/28/19941Toledo
94 Omenihu, Charles DE6-528008/20/19972Texas
--- Owens, Jonathan DB5-1121007/22/19952Missouri Western State
98 Reader, D.J. DE6-334707/01/19945Clemson
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 OL6-632708/10/19962Northern Illinois
79 Steinmetz, David T6-832103/01/19952Purdue
12 Stills, Kenny WR6-120204/22/19928Oklahoma
83 Thomas, Jordan TE6-527708/02/19963Mississippi State
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
4 Watson, Deshaun QB6-221509/14/19954Clemson
99 Watt, J.J. DE6-528803/22/198910Wisconsin
46 Weeks, Jon LS5-1024202/17/198611Baylor
--- Whitney, Isaac 6-220406/22/19942USC