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
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
28 Hargreaves, Vernon III CB5-1020406/03/19954Florida
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
75 Nkansah, Elijah T6-531512/28/19941Toledo
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
99 Watt, J.J. DE6-528803/22/19899Wisconsin
46 Weeks, Jon LS5-1024202/17/198610Baylor