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It's preseason, which means it's time to start preparing for your fantasy football draft.
This is a look at last year's AFC South division-winning Houston Texans. Coming off their best season at 10-6 since joining the league in 2002, the Texans are favored to again win the south. Head coach Gary Kubiak finally delivered a playoff team in Houston and for now the hot-seat has cooled. Here's a look at their lineup of fantasy studs.
Matt Schaub is a capable starting quarterback in this league. When healthy, he's a top quarterback.
That's been his problem - the guy can't stay healthy for a full season.
He's been able to go a full 16 games in two out of the five years he's been the signal-caller in Houston. Last year he was on pace for another 4,000 yard, 20+ TD performance as he collected 2,479 yards passing and 15 TDs in just 10 games. With arguably the best WR-RB tandem in the league, he has weapons. He's accurate, with ...
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If Houston Texans running back Arian Foster is looking leaner and sleeker in training camp, it’s because he has adopted a new vegetarian diet during the off-season. <
“I didn’t just blindly stop eating meat. I know what I’m doing," Foster said.
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HOUSTON Texans coach Gary Kubiak was effusive in his praise, and one object of his accolades on Monday underscored why the Texans should maintain the momentum they established defensively in 2011.
That Kubiak deemed it necessary to applaud third-year cornerback Sherrick McManis for having a "great morning" reinforced just what might be the Texans' most overlooked...
Wade Phillips will tell you Brian Cushing is better than people think. He'll tell you he made all the Texans' third-down calls last season and that whether you realized it or not, he was basically the leader of the defense.
"We coached the Pro Bowl," said the Texans' defensive coordinator. "We didn't have any inside backers that were better than him...
If it wasn’t for all of the injuries that the Texans had in the 2011 season, they would have had a good chance of scrapping their way to the Super Bowl. Although they made a valiant effort and made it to the playoffs led by rookie quarterback T.J. Yates, the elusive Super Bowl was not in the cards.
However, the 2012 season looks very bright for Houston and they are poised to...
With the 2012 NFL Regular Season just over a month away from kicking into full swing, the excitement seems to be elevating with each passing day. For fans of the Houston Texans, optimism is at an all-time high, with the team now becoming a rather popular pick among pundits to make its first-ever trip to the big stage in New Orleans for Super Bowl XLVII.
However, injuries prevented...
Not to beat a dead horse, but in case you’ve been living under a rock this entire offseason, you know that the Houston Texans have question marks on offense at wide receiver and along their offensive line. The uncertainty at starting positions is never good heading into training camp, but in fairness, the Texans did the next best thing and loaded up on talent at these spots in...
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2011 Recap: To be fair Andre Johnson was having a pretty nice season until a nasty hamstring injury in week four pretty much ended his fantasy season. He did come back to TJ Yates and a decent playoff run of 201 yards and a TD against the Bengals and Ravens. Not necessarily push overs.
What’s Changed: The Texans had to do what they had...
(Eds: APNewsNow. Will be updated. With AP Photos.) By KRISTIE RIEKEN AP Sports Writer Matt Schaub joined the Houston Texans in 2007 and helped build their offense into one of the most potent in the league.
When the Texans finally reached the playoffs last season, he was forced to watch as a spectator after a foot injury ended his season prematurely.
Now he's back, and coach...
Texans left tackle Duane Brown left practice Wednesday with a lower leg injury. "He got rolled up, kind of got hit on the outside of his leg," said coach Gary Kubiak. "It's part of football, unfortunately. We'll hold our breath. Hopefully, he's OK." Brown walked off the field and applied ice to his ankle but was taken to the locker room on a cart...
Last season, first-round draft pick J.J. Watt enjoyed a solid rookie campaign, recording 5½ sacks, 2 fumble recoveries, 4 passes defensed, and even blocked a field goal for the Texans.
The 23-year-old defensive end can do it all, and his merits have earned him the highest possible praise from Houston's defensive boss.
Following Monday's training camp practice, coordinator...
(Eds: APNewsNow. Will be updated. With AP Photos.) By KRISTIE RIEKEN AP Sports Writer Cornerback Johnathan Joseph and defensive coordinator Wade Phillips arrived in Houston last year and found the NFL's worst pass defense.
The two and safety Danieal Manning helped transform the unit into one of the league's best as the Texans made the playoffs for the first time.
Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson will miss a week of training camp with a "mild" groin strain, according to the Houston Chronicle.Fantasy Spin:The ailment is not considered serious but it's not a good sign that the injury-prone Johnson is already dinged up considering he is coming off knee surgery.
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After just his rookie season, Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt has cracked our list of the Top 100 NFL Players of 2012 at the N0. 96 overall spot and is already being projected to the Hall of Fame by his defensive coordinator Wade Phillips.
“He’s going to be a bust — not a first-round bust but a bust in the Hall of Fame,” Phillips said...
Tier 1: The Elite
1. Arian Foster
2. LeSean McCoy
3. Ray Rice
Who I want the most: LeSean McCoy. I love Arian Foster. I love Ray Rice. But like last year, I really love LeSean McCoy. And after these guys, well, let's just say the running backs are a crap-shoot. These are hands down the elite, the most proven, and the closest to a surefire running back you will get this...
With all the talent that comes out of Texas and goes on to become professional football players for various teams I began to think about the two professional teams we have now. I wondered if I could create an “Ultimate Texas Team” consisted of nothing but professional football players that are currently playing who would I pick? Well, seeing how we only have two professional...