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Houston Texans Fantasy Football Forecast

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Texans Fantasy Football Players To Watch

The best fantasy football player from the Texans has been Arian Foster, who through two weeks has been handed the ball 27 times and 28 times, each time getting over 100 yards. At some point the Texans will begin to insert other running backs into the mix with more regularity but as long as the Texans keep winning Foster should continue to get a big workload.

Bill O’Brien is conscious of the carries that he is giving Arian Foster but with the Colts dropping to 0-2, the Texans have a big opportunity to maintain control of the division the rest of the way if they can widen that gap early. That may mean a lot more touches to come for Arian through the first six or so games of the season. Continue reading

Reflection Of Texans Preseason Victory Over Falcons

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Texans Bounce Back In A Big Way

A week after looking like a carbon copy of the 2013 team in the first preseason game in Arizona, the Texans did a complete 180 in their blowout win over the Atlanta Falcons.

Everything seemed to be working for the Texans. The offense, defense, and special teams all made plays in the dominant performance. Similar to how I thought we shouldn’t have overreacted to the disappointing performance in Arizona, we should temper some aspects of the victory. Quarterback is the biggest question mark on the team, and starter Ryan Fitzpatrick has a long track record of being inconsistent.

We saw Fitzpatrick at his worst last week, and close to his best in Saturday night’s win. If he can have positive play on a consistent basis and facilitate the ball around, the Texans should be able to get some things done this season.

There were some questions being raised about Bill O’Brien’s qualities and tactics as a coach this past week in reaction to the Cardinals game. But those questions now stand answered as the team responded by completely outplaying the Falcons.

A Lot Of Positives In Preseason Game 2 For The Texans

Ryan Fitzpatrick Bounces Back

The offense got off to a shaky start by not being able to make anything out of two straight runs plays and a quick screen pass to DeAndre Hopkins. In the second series the switch went on as Fitzpatrick was able to put together some completions and run for a big first down on 3rd down, then rode Alfred Blue to a touchdown once they were in the redzone. Fitzpatrick accomplished the same when he was put back into the game at the end of the 2nd quarter except he found Devier Posey in the endzone for an 8 yard touchdown.

It was encouraging to see Fitzpatrick lead two of three drives for touchdowns after barely completing any first downs in the first game. Fitzpatrick’s ability to run and run with some pretty good speed is going to be a luxury that the Texans have not had in a long while and it will be something that the defense will also have to account for. Fitzpatrick still has not played a game with Arian Foster or Andre Johnson, so that is another positive outlook on hoping that there can be an extra level of improvement for Fitzpatrick and the offense.

Jadeveon Clowney Continues To Show Why He Was Considered By Far The Best Prospect In The Draft

Jadeveon Clowney had another great showing in limited time as he only played two series, but this time he didn’t have J.J. Watt on the line with him. Clowney’s explosion off the edge and the speed that he possesses allows him to beat easily offensive lineman and completely blow up plays. Continue reading

Corrections That Ryan Fitzpatrick Must Make

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Ryan Fitzpatrick’s Inconsistencies With Accuracy In First Game As A Texan

Ryan Fitzpatrick had a rough night last Saturday, it was a disappointing performance but many of the issues he had are simple enough to correct going into the game against the Falcons.

There are going to be growing pains early on with Fitzpatrick. In the first preseason game vs. the Cardinals, he had some problems with accuracy, made a few bad reads, and had somewhat bad luck on his interceptions.

I don’t expect that things will be as bad as they were last week but it may take a few games for the offense as a whole to look in sync. The offense should improve with more game action.

Lets take a look at some of Ryan Fitzpatrick’s missed opportunities from the first preseason game

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On the first pass play of the game, it appears that Fitzpatrick made the correct read by choosing to throw to Garrett Graham. Devier Posey and DeAndre Hopkins were covered fairly well and it would have taken a perfectly placed ball to get a completion throwing to them. Nothing positive was going to come out of going to Mike Thomas without the combination on a great pass and throw. Graham ran a short curl route and would have gained the first down. Fitzpatrick inaccurately threw the ball high and to the left, out of reach of Graham’s fully extended arms. The only other play to be made was to look off Graham and quickly dump the ball to Grimes who likely is able to also get the first down. Continue reading

Texans Training Camp Notables

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 Noteworthy Storylines In Texans Training Camp

1. By all accounts Jadeveon Clowney looks to be every bit of the player the Texans were hoping to get with the #1 overall pick. He has been blowing people off of the line and getting to the ball carrier as soon as they are handed the ball. He was even able to block a punt, so it appears that the duo of Clowney and Watt on the same line will wreak a lot of havoc.

Sports hernia surgery and now a minor tweak have caused him to misses practices which have set him back a little bit, but Clowney has been able to overcome the missed time because of his freakish athletic ability.
2. Many assumed Brooks Reed to move to inside linebacker but it might now be clear that he will be staying at outside linebacker. He has been taking all of his reps from the outside in training camp opposite of Clowney during Texans training camp. Reed’s versatility has been praised among coaches the past few weeks and Rick Smith recently said that he holds the most value on the outside. It will be interesting to see if Reed does end up starting over Whitney Mercilus.

Mercilus is a former first round pick and is a more athletic and explosive player than Reed. The two players have been disappointing the past few years, but Mercilus has also been more successful at getting after the quarterback. There have been positive reports on Reed’s coverage ability in camp so that could be big factor in why he has been ahead of Mercilus. Continue reading

Texans Training Camp Offensive Battles

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Three Days Into Texans Training Camp O’Brien Admits There Is Still A Long Way To Go

Reports are that this has been a drastically different training camp than the Texans have had in a long while. The music is playing extremely loud, there is a fast tempo, and Bill O’Brien has a hands-on approach in the practices. There was a distinction made about how when Gary Kubiak was the head coach he would primarily stay in a single spot throughout practice and supervise the team for the most part. O’Brien however is very active, dealing with multiple positions, and even stopping the practice and the music to chew out players when necessary.

Here are a few of my thoughts on what has what has come out of camp.

Quaterbacks: Through three days the word is that Fitzpatrick has a firm hold of the quarterback position. Fitzpatrick and Keenum are getting the majority of the snaps during practice, and it seems that Tom Savage will be a project quarterback who is going to be given the opportunity to sit and learn what it takes to be an NFL quarterback. Savage has not been impressing in practice, and doesn’t appear to be a threat to supplant Keenum. Continue reading