2015 Houston Texans Offseason Update

Fantasy Fuel: While JJ Watt is having a spectacular offseason, reports are out that Jadeveon Clowney looks spectacular in rehab as well. The Houston Texan's offseason was ranked by NFL.com as one of the best in the league. The addition of QB Brian Hoyer to compete with Ryan Mallett for the starting quarterback job should be one to watch out for in training camp. WR DeAndre Hopkins finished his sophomore season as a top fifteen fantasy wide receiver in 2014 with 76 receptions for 1,210 yards and 6 touchdowns. It would be nice to see more redzone opportunities for Hopkins, but we don't see that happening with RB Arian Foster returning from a 1,200 rushing yard season in only 13 games. RB Alfred Blue is an okay handcuff in redraft leagues as he can be dropped into a fantasy lineup if Foster gets injured. 

Depth Chart

Head coach: Bill O'Brien
General manager: Rick Smith
Offensive coordinator: Rick Dennison
Defensive coordinator: Romeo Crennel
QB: (1) Brian Hoyer; (2) Ryan Mallett
RB: (1) Arian Foster; (2) Alfred Blue; (3) Chris Polk
WR: (1) DeAndre Hopkins; (2) Jaelen Strong; (3) Cecil Shorts
TE: (1) Garrett Graham; (2) CJ Fiedorowicz
K: (1) Randy Bullock

2014 Win : Loss Record

2014 Offensive Season Scoring

 

Offense

Points per game: 23.2 (14th)
Yards per game: 344.6 (17th)
Passing yards per game: 209.5 (24th)
Rushing yards per game: 135.1 (5th)

Defense

Points per game: 19.2 (7th)
Yards per game: 348.2 (16th)
Passing yards per game: 243.1 (21st)
Rushing yards per game: 105.1 (10th)

2015 NFL Draft Picks

Rd 1: CB Kevin Johnson
Rd 2: ILB Benardrick McKinney
Rd 3: WR Jaelen Strong
Rd 5: WR Keith Mumphery
Rd 6: OLB Reshard Cliett
Rd 6: DT Christian Covington
Rd 7: RB Kenny Hilliard