Houston
Texans
Stadium NRG Stadium
4-2-0 Overall | 1-0 AFC SOUTH 1st
TEAM STATSRUSHINGPASSINGPTS/G
Offense139.827427
Defense88289.322.3
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

REGULAR SEASON RECAP AND UPCOMING GAMES

Based on money line odds their expected record at this point of the season is 3.1-2.9. They are beating expectations with their 4-2 record. Money line betters would be up big taking them in every game (+188 units). They are one of the best teams against the spread (4-2) for a 180 profit. Their over-under record is 3-3. Their 4-2 record this season was way ahead of what was expected of them. Their expected win percentage was just 52%. Taking them on the money line in every game turned a +188 profit. Their ATS record was the same as their win-loss record and they turned a strong +180 profit. They went over 3 times and came in under 3 times. They are favored in their upcoming game vs the Indianapolis Colts. The table below shows their upcoming games, their simulation based win percentage and their recent head to head record (WL, ATS, OU).

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SEASON FORECASTS AND FUTURES PICKS

An impressive win at Kansas City improved their playoff chances. But the Colts did the same thing so the winner of this Week 7 matchup will take the clear lead in the division. The Texans have better than a 50 percent chance heading into the game, but a loss would drop them to around 30 percent. Their championship odds are 20/1, 4.8% (#8 best). They are a good bet to win the Super Bowl (5.3 percent chance). They are also a good bet to win the AFC at 9/1, 10%. Their sim chance is 11.3%. They are projected to win 10 games and go over their pre-season futures line of 8.5. Their playoff chances stand at 77.2% (56.8% to win the division). Their average wins per simulation puts them at #4 in the AFC.

TEAM OFFENSIVE AND DEFENSIVE STATS WITH LEAGUE RANKINGS

They are an elite scoring team based on points per game, which make sense given their strong yards per play rank. They are an average team in points allowed. Offensively, they are the #20 ranked team in yards per play allowed. They are the #16 ranked defense in opponents' TD rate (passing and rushing TDs per offensive play).

TEAM OFFENSE (League Rank):

TEAM DEFENSE:

TEAM FANTASY LEADERS

The table below show the most valuable fantasy players on the team led by Deshaun Watson who is projected to be the #4 QB the rest of the season. 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
97 Blackson, Angelo DE6-431911/14/19925Auburn
14 Carter, DeAndre WR5-819004/10/19932Sacramento State
77 Clark, Chris T6-530510/01/198510Southern Miss
51 Cole, Dylan LB6-023705/19/19943Missouri State
16 Coutee, Keke WR5-1118701/14/19972Texas Tech
28 Crawford, Xavier DB5-1118712/10/19950Central Michigan
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
29 Gaines, Phillip CB6-019304/04/19916Rice
44 Gillaspia, Cullen RB6-223505/12/19950Texas A&M
39 Gipson, Tashaun FS6-121208/07/19908Wyoming
10 Hopkins, DeAndre WR6-121206/06/19927Clemson
71 Howard, Tytus T6-532205/23/19960Alabama State
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
33 Moore, A.J. DB5-112020Ole Miss
94 Omenihu, Charles DE6-528008/20/19970Texas
82 Paulsen, Logan TE6-526802/26/198710UCLA
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 T6-632708/10/19960Northern Illinois
70 Skipper, Dan T6-932509/20/19941Arkansas
12 Stills, Kenny WR6-120204/22/19927Oklahoma
78 Tunsil, Laremy T6-531308/02/19944Ole Miss
91 Watkins, Carlos DE6-329712/05/19933Clemson
4 Watson, Deshaun QB6-221509/14/19953Clemson
99 Watt, J.J. DE6-528803/22/19899Wisconsin
46 Weeks, Jon LS5-1024202/17/198610Baylor