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|Houston Texans |
Houston finally had that breakout season last year, making the playoffs for the first time in their history. The Texans strong running game will keep them in most games, which is a positive for the coming season. They'll win a lot of games once again and likely challenge for a playoff spot. The defense is a bit of a concern, especially with the loss of Mario Williams. The lack of a pass rush could be an issue. Either way, this team should finish above .500 and make a run at a playoff spot. The Texans probably aren't a Super Bowl contender just yet but getting closer.
DeVier Posey, WR. Posey has a chance to start as a rookie. The Texans have been looking for a starter opposite Andre Johnson for years. Posey looks to be that guy. He isn't flashy but a well-rounded receiver for a rookie. He has a chance to start from day one in a good offense, which gives him some fantasy upside for the coming season. He can get 800 or so yards and five touchdowns in a starting role, making him worth a late-round flier come draft day.
Owen Daniels, TE. Daniels is certainly capable of the big game in this offense but he has a few things working against him. He is injury prone, dealing with knee injuries throughout his career. Plus, his career high in scores is just five and he scored three times despite having 54 receptions last season. Daniels isn't an elite tight end, so don't overpay for him based on upside. His past numbers suggest he is more of a spot starter than anything. Expect more of the same in 2012.
|May 15, 08:33 PM
||Houston Texans PK Randy Bullock (groin) said Wednesday, May 15, that he is fully recovered from a groin tear which cost him his rookie season. 'I feel great. I've been cleared. (I'm) working out and doing everything normal. It feels good,' Bullock said.|
Fantasy Impact: He should be the starting kicker for the Texans this season.
|May 15, 04:03 PM
||Houston Texans RBs Deji Karim, Cierre Wood, George Winn, Dennis Johnson and Ray Graham are expected to compete for the No. 3 running back job during offseason workouts and training camp.|
|May 15, 03:13 PM
||Houston Texans defensive coordinator Wade Phillips said LB Darryl Sharpton (hip) still has not been cleared to participate in offseason workouts because he still recovering from the hip injury that landed him on Injured Reserve last season.|
|May 15, 08:43 AM
||Houston Texans defensive coordinator Wade Phillips said LB Brooks Reed (undisclosed) had surgery this offseason to repair an injury suffered during the season. He didn't say whether the surgery would keep Reed out of OTAs, which begin May 20.|
|May 14, 04:33 PM
||The Houston Texans signed RB Deji Karim (Colts) Tuesday, May 14. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.|
Fantasy Impact: He'll compete for a roster spot with the Texans.
|May 13, 09:06 AM
||Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak praised WR DeAndre Hopkins after his first practice with the team. "Impressed. Very impressed," Kubiak said. "Very competitive, that's number one."|
Fantasy Impact: Hopkins has a chance to make a big impact his rookie season.
|May 12, 01:42 PM
||Houston Texans OT Brennan Williams could win with the starting right tackle job because OT Derek Newton (knee) is still recovering from knee surgery.|
|May 09, 07:22 PM
||Free-agent QB John Beck (Texans) will participate in the New Orleans Saints' rookie minicamp on a tryout basis.|
|May 09, 07:12 PM
||The New England Patriots recently tried out free-agent OG Antoine Caldwell (Texans) and OG Rex Hadnot (Chargers).|
|May 09, 03:52 PM
||Houston Texans LB Darryl Sharpton (hip) has not participated in offseason workouts this offseason because he is still dealing with the hip injury that forced him to go on Injured Reserve last season.|
|May 07, 03:33 PM
||Houston Texans defensive coordinator Wade Phillips said he is concerned about Ed Reed's (hip) recent hip surgery. "Anytime a guy's operated on, you're concerned, especially at this time of year," Phillips said. "If it'd have been right after the season, it'd have been different. So there's a little concern, but the good thing about (Reed), he's experienced it before. He's an experienced guy. You have no problem with him studying or knowing what you're doing. He's going to spend all the time it takes off the field to get ready. So I think Ed'll be ready when it's time."|
|May 07, 02:13 PM
||Houston Texans QB T.J. Yates is looking forward to entering training camp and trying to take the next step. 'I'm looking forward to going into training camp, being able to take that next step,' Yates said.|
|May 07, 09:07 AM
||Houston Texans LB Brian Cushing (knee) is expected to be ready for Week 1 of the regular season, according to head coach Gary Kubiak. "I'm watching him today, he sure looks like he's ready to go," Kubiak said Monday. "I know that it's not time to turn him loose yet, but he's come a long way. What'd he miss, 11 games last year plus two playoff games? You don't get that time back in this league, so I know he's chomping at the bit and ready to go."|
|May 06, 04:03 PM
||The Jacksonville Jaguars have waived RB Richard Murphy and LB Greg M. Jones.|
|May 06, 02:33 PM
||Houston Texans owner Bob McNair indicated FS Ed Reed (hip) could miss the beginning of training camp because of the hip surgery he had last week but should be ready by the middle of camp.|
|May 03, 01:12 PM
||Houston Texans FS Ed Reed (hip) underwent surgery last week to repair a small tear in his hip. He is expected to be ready for the start of training camp.|
|Justin Forsett, RB; Bradie James, LB; Donnie Jones, P.
|DeMeco Ryans, LB; Jason Allen, CB; Mike Brisiel, OG; Joel Dreessen, TE; Matt Leinart, QB; Neil Rackers, PK; Lawrence Vickers, FB; Mario Williams, LB; Eric Winston, OT.
|1|| Sep 9
||at San Diego
|2|| Sep 15
|3|| Sep 22
|4|| Sep 29
|5|| Oct 6
||at San Francisco
|6|| Oct 13
|7|| Oct 20
||at Kansas City
|-- Week 8 Bye --|
|9|| Nov 3
|10|| Nov 10
|11|| Nov 17
|12|| Nov 24
|13|| Dec 1
|14|| Dec 5
|15|| Dec 15
|16|| Dec 22
|17|| Dec 29
|18|| Jan 4
|19|| Jan 12
||at New England