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2018 Stats (Rank)

Total Offense: 5,802 Yards (15th)
Offensive Touchdowns: 38 (18th)
Offensive Plays Per Game: 65.2 (7th)
Pass Attempts + Sacks: 568 (22nd)
Rush Attempts: 472 (4th)
Run/Pass Split: Run – 44% | Pass – 56%
Unaccounted for Targets: 120
Unaccounted for Carries: 151

 

Projected Win Total

The Texans’ over/under currently sits at 8.5, after they went 11-5 last season. A poor draft and losing a couple important members of the defense are two reasons for the projected regression this season. However, they will still be competitive in the AFC Wild Card race.

 

Strength of Schedule

SOS is measured by calculating the fantasy points allowed by each team’s opponents to determine who has the easiest and most difficult fantasy schedules (rank #1 has the easiest schedule).

QB: 14th
RB: 29th
WR: 30th
TE: 4th

 

Passing Game

QB: Deshaun Watson, AJ McCarron
WR: DeAndre Hopkins, DeAndre Carter
WR: Will Fuller, Vyncint Smith
WR: Keke Coutee
TE: Jordan Thomas, Kahale Warring

After finishing last season as QB4, Deshaun Watson is currently being selected as QB3. If he can get more protection this season (sacked a league-high 62 times), he has the potential to finish as the top quarterback. He gets to pass to DeAndre Hopkins, who is the consensus WR1. Now healthy, Will Fuller and Keke Coutee round out a solid receiving corps. Their ADP are currently WR32 and 52, respectively. Jordan Thomas and Kahale Warring will compete for the top tight end job. Both are going undrafted, but the starter will face the easiest tight end schedule in the league.

 

Running Game

RB: Lamar Miller, D’Onta Foreman, Karan Higdon
2018 OL Run Rank: 27th

Fantasy owners continue to wait for the emergence of D’Onta Foreman. Many thought it would be last season, but after struggling to get healthy, he finished with just seven carries. Currently going as RB43, many are cautiously optimistic he earns half of the carries this year. Lamar Miller is still expected to be the snap leader. Going as RB32, Miller continues to be the back fantasy owners settle for as a low-end RB2. Despite the poor offensive line, he actually averaged an efficient 4.6 yards per carry last season.

 

 

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