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Coming off an AFC-South winning season, the Texans will look to roll that momentum into 2019. Deshaun Watson put up good numbers last year, which is reassuring after he suffered an ACL injury in 2017. His 4,165 yards put him at 11th in the NFL. He threw 9 picks and had a QBR of 64.1 on the year. Lamar Miller will set up at RB1 again to begin the season. He put up 973 rushing yards with 5 TDs last season. With Hopkins and Fuller lining up at WR1 and WR2 again this season, this offense will be a tough one to stop. If everyone stays healthy, I don't see the Texans having a hard time winning the South again, their biggest competition maybe being the Colts. Their secondary last season really needed some work, so they went and drafted Lonnie Johnson Jr., a CB out of Kentucky to add some depth. That being said, Tyrann Mathieu and Kareem Jackson both walked in free agency, leaving a couple more holes in the secondary.

Pos Name Number Rating Ranking Depth Height Weight Age Birthday Exp. Drafted Draft Round Draft Pick College
QB Deshaun Watson Deshaun Watson D. Watson 4
82
#17 QB 1 6'2" 221 23 9/14/95 3 2017 1 12 Clemson
QB AJ McCarron AJ McCarron A. McCarron 2
67
#95 QB 2 6'3" 220 28 9/13/90 5 2014 5 164 Alabama
QB Joe Webb Joe Webb J. Webb 5
67
#94 QB 3 6'4" 220 32 11/14/86 10 2010 6 199 UAB
RB Lamar Miller Lamar Miller L. Miller 26
87
#10 RB 1 5'11" 218 28 4/25/91 8 2012 4 97 Miami
RB D'Onta Foreman D'Onta Foreman D. Foreman 27
77
#68 RB 2 6'0" 233 23 4/24/96 3 2017 3 89 Texas
RB Karan Higdon Karan Higdon K. Higdon 31
74
#99 RB 3 5'9" 206 22 9/8/96 0 2019 Michigan
RB Taiwan Jones Taiwan Jones T. Jones 34
75
#88 RB 4 6'0" 194 30 7/26/88 9 2011 4 125 Eastern Washington
RB Gregory Howell Jr. Gregory Howell Jr. G. H. Jr. 38
67
#162 RB 6 6'1" 215 23 3/27/96 2 2018
RB Cullen Gillaspia Cullen Gillaspia C. Gillaspia 44
71
#130 RB 7 6'2" 235 24 6/6/95 0 2019 7 220 Texas A&M
RB Damarea Crockett Damarea Crockett D. Crockett 36
75
#90 RB 5'11" 225 21 12/22/97 0 2019 Missouri
OT Julie'n Davenport Julie'n Davenport J. Davenport 70
72
#88 OT 1 6'7" 318 24 1/9/95 3 2017 4 130 Bucknell
OT Seantrel Henderson Seantrel Henderson S. Henderson 76
72
#96 OT 1 6'7" 331 27 1/21/92 6 2014 7 237 Miami
OT Matt Kalil Matt Kalil M. Kalil 75
80
#30 OT 2 6'7" 308 29 7/6/89 8 2012 1 4 USC
OT Tytus Howard Tytus Howard T. Howard 71
70
#122 OT 2 6'5" 322 23 5/23/96 0 2019 1 23 Alabama State
OT Roderick Johnson Roderick Johnson R. Johnson 63
65
#161 OT 3 6'7" 298 23 11/28/95 3 2017 5 160 Florida State
ILB Benardrick McKinney Benardrick McKinney B. McKinney 55
82
#12 ILB 1 6'4" 246 25 6/1/94 5 2015 2 43 Mississippi State
ILB Peter Kalambayi Peter Kalambayi P. Kalambayi 58
68
#122 ILB 2 6'3" 252 24 6/26/95 2 2018 6 214
ILB Xavier Woodson-Luster Xavier Woodson-Luster X. Woodson-Luster 56
70
#86 ILB 6'0" 219 23 8/6/95 2 2017 Arkansas State
OLB Jadeveon Clowney Jadeveon Clowney J. Clowney 90
92
#4 OLB 1 6'5" 266 26 2/14/93 6 2014 1 1 South Carolina
OLB Zach Cunningham Zach Cunningham Z. Cunningham 41
77
#47 OLB 1 6'3" 234 24 12/12/94 3 2017 2 57 Vanderbilt
OLB Whitney Mercilus Whitney Mercilus W. Mercilus 59
85
#13 OLB 1 6'4" 261 28 7/21/90 8 2012 1 26 Illinois
OLB Brennan Scarlett Brennan Scarlett B. Scarlett 57
68
#129 OLB 2 6'4" 264 25 7/31/93 4 2016 Stanford
OLB Dylan Cole Dylan Cole D. Cole 51
76
#51 OLB 2 6'0" 235 25 5/19/94 3 2017 Missouri State
SS Tashaun Gipson Tashaun Gipson T. Gipson 39
87
#7 SS 1 5'11" 205 28 8/7/90 8 2012 Wyoming
SS Briean Boddy-Calhoun Briean Boddy-Calhoun B. Boddy-Calhoun 29
79
#25 SS 2 5'9" 193 26 1/21/93 4 2016 Minnesota
P Trevor Daniel Trevor Daniel T. Daniel 8
67
#44 P 1 6'1" 230 24 12/8/94 2 2018
FS Justin Reid Justin Reid J. Reid 20
87
#5 FS 1 6'0" 207 22 2/15/97 2 2018 3 68 Stanford
FS Jahleel Addae Jahleel Addae J. Addae 37
78
#26 FS 2 5'10" 195 29 1/24/90 7 2013 Central Michigan
FS A.J. Moore A.J. Moore A. Moore 33
67
#78 FS 3 5'11" 201 23 12/15/95 2 2018 Mississippi
LS Jonathan Weeks Jonathan Weeks J. Weeks 46
69
#11 LS 5'10" 251 33 2/17/86 10 2010 Baylor
C Nick Martin Nick Martin N. Martin 66
73
#36 C 1 6'4" 299 26 11/30/92 4 2016 2 50 Notre Dame
C Greg Mancz Greg Mancz G. Mancz 65
76
#22 C 2 6'4" 301 27 4/23/92 5 2015 Toledo
C DJ Coker DJ Coker D. Coker 62
72
#41 C 6'2" 320 0 2019 Rhodes
DT Javier Edwards Javier Edwards J. Edwards 78
70
#102 DT 6'1" 343 22 10/27/96 0 2019 Colorado
DT Ira Lewis Ira Lewis I. Lewis 96
74
#66 DT 6'3" 293 23 2/6/96 0 2019 Baylor
DL Walter Palmore Walter Palmore W. Palmore 99
76
#3 DL 6'4" 320 0 2019 Missouri
WR Will Fuller Will Fuller W. Fuller 15
82
#47 WR 1 6'0" 186 25 4/16/94 4 2016 1 21 Notre Dame
WR Keke Coutee Keke Coutee K. Coutee 16
76
#125 WR 1 5'10" 181 22 1/14/97 2 2018 4 103
WR DeAndre Hopkins DeAndre Hopkins D. Hopkins 10
95
#5 WR 1 6'1" 214 27 6/6/92 7 2013 1 27 Clemson
WR Vyncint Smith Vyncint Smith V. Smith 17
65
#348 WR 2 6'3" 195 23 6/9/96 2 2018
WR Deandre Carter Deandre Carter D. Carter 14
67
#291 WR 2 5'9" 191 26 4/10/93 2 2015 Sacramento State
WR Floyd Allen Floyd Allen F. Allen 82
77
#92 WR 5'10" 199 22 7/16/96 0 2019 Mississippi
WR Steven Mitchell Jr. Steven Mitchell Jr. S. M. Jr. 11
66
#305 WR 5'10" 189 25 5/2/94 1 2018
WR Tyron Johnson Tyron Johnson T. Johnson 13
71
#220 WR 6'1" 181 23 1/8/96 0 2019 Oklahoma State
WR Johnnie Dixon Johnnie Dixon J. Dixon 18
74
#161 WR 5'10" 201 0 2019 Ohio State
WR Stephen Louis Stephen Louis S. Louis 12
72
#205 WR 6'1" 218 0 2019 North Carolina State
TE Jordan Thomas Jordan Thomas J. Thomas 83
69
#124 TE 1 6'5" 265 22 8/2/96 2 2018 6 211
TE Kahale Warring Kahale Warring K. Warring 81
70
#116 TE 2 6'5" 252 22 3/23/97 0 2019 3 86 San Diego State
TE Jordan Akins Jordan Akins J. Akins 88
68
#128 TE 3 6'3" 249 27 4/19/92 2 2018 3 98 UCF
TE Darren Fells Darren Fells D. Fells 87
75
#65 TE 4 6'7" 281 33 4/22/86 6 2013 Cal - Irvine
DE JJ Watt JJ Watt J. Watt 99
96
#1 DE 1 6'5" 290 30 2/1/89 9 2011 1 11 Wisconsin
DE DJ Reader DJ Reader D. Reader 98
81
#44 DE 1 6'3" 346 24 7/1/94 4 2016 5 166 Clemson
DE Carlos Watkins Carlos Watkins C. Watkins 91
69
#150 DE 2 6'4" 312 25 12/5/93 3 2017 4 142 Clemson
DE Charles Omenihu Charles Omenihu C. Omenihu 94
75
#93 DE 2 6'5" 280 21 8/20/97 0 2019 5 161 Texas
DE Angelo Blackson Angelo Blackson A. Blackson 97
61
#204 DE 3 6'4" 318 26 11/14/92 5 2015 4 100 Auburn
DE Joel Heath Joel Heath J. Heath 93
66
#188 DE 6'5" 293 26 6/18/93 4 2016 Michigan State
DE TJ Daniel TJ Daniel T. Daniel 60
68
#165 DE 6'6" 273 1 2017 Oregon
CB Bradley Roby Bradley Roby B. Roby 21
78
#64 CB 1 5'11" 194 27 5/1/92 6 2014 1 31 Ohio State
CB Johnathan Joseph Johnathan Joseph J. Joseph 24
82
#41 CB 1 5'11" 190 35 4/16/84 14 2006 1 24 South Carolina
CB Aaron Colvin Aaron Colvin A. Colvin 22
77
#94 CB 1 5'11" 177 27 10/2/91 6 2014 4 114 Oklahoma
CB Lonnie Johnson Jr. Lonnie Johnson Jr. L. J. Jr. 32
73
#147 CB 2 6'2" 213 22 5/31/97 0 2019 2 54 Kentucky
CB Johnson Bademosi Johnson Bademosi J. Bademosi 23
73
#154 CB 2 6'0" 200 28 7/23/90 8 2012 Stanford
CB Jermaine Kelly Jermaine Kelly J. Kelly 35
67
#206 CB 3 6'1" 195 24 2/26/95 2 2018 7 222
CB Xavier Crawford Xavier Crawford X. Crawford 28
75
#116 CB 3 5'11" 187 23 10/12/95 0 2019 6 195 Central Michigan
NT Brandon Dunn Brandon Dunn B. Dunn 92
66
#51 NT 1 6'3" 300 26 9/5/92 4 2014 Louisville
NT Albert Huggins Albert Huggins A. Huggins 67
72
#34 NT 2 6'3" 305 22 6/27/97 0 2019 Clemson
NT Johnny Dwight Johnny Dwight J. Dwight 95
72
#35 NT 3 6'3" 291 0 2019 Alabama
G Senio Kelemete Senio Kelemete S. Kelemete 64
73
#85 G 1 6'4" 300 29 5/10/90 7 2012 5 151 Washington
G Zach Fulton Zach Fulton Z. Fulton 73
81
#24 G 1 6'5" 316 27 9/23/91 6 2014 6 193 Tennessee
G Max Scharping Max Scharping M. Scharping 74
75
#57 G 2 6'6" 327 22 8/10/96 0 2019 2 55 Northern Illinois
G Martinas Rankin Martinas Rankin M. Rankin 77
67
#145 G 2 6'4" 308 24 10/20/94 2 2018 3 80 Mississippi State
G K.J. Malone K.J. Malone K. Malone 63
76
#45 G 6'4" 303 24 5/8/95 0 2018
K Ka'imi Fairbairn Ka'imi Fairbairn K. Fairbairn 7
79
#19 K 1 5'11" 182 25 1/29/94 4 2016 UCLA

Top 3 Texans Roster Questions of 2019-2020

What can we expect from the 2019-20 Texans defensively?

The Texans D/ST remains a popular choice amongst fantasy football players everywhere. Aside from a shaky secondary, the Texans' defensive line was amongst the best in the NFL last year. They finished with 43 sacks and on average held RBs to just 3.11 yards per carry, where the NFL average was 4.36. Justin Reid, a second year safety, gives the secondary some hope, though. After being projected to be a first rounder in the 2018 draft and then falling to pick #68, he had a choice of whether to accept that or try to prove teams wrong. He did the latter, and finished with 88 tackles and 3 interceptions in the regular season. Despite being so young, he will be looked at as a leader to this year's Texans' defense and will have a big role to play.

Did the Texans improve their offensive line in the offseason?

The Texans had a very bad offensive line last year despite making the playoffs. If they want to continue to compete/go further into the postseason, this is an issue that will need to be addressed. For starters, the Texans took Tytus Howard, an OT out of Alabama State in the first round of the draft at pick number 23. An offensive lineman is never a flashy pick to make in the first round, but a necessary one for Houston. They took Max Scharping, another OT out of Northern Illinois which will undoubtedly provide some depth at the position (depth that is desperately needed). Grabbing tackle Matt Kalil in free agency will also provide depth in the line, as he's currently slated behind Tytus Howard. Did the Texans improve their O-line in the offseason? Absolutely. Could they have done more? I definitely think so.

What can we expect from Deshaun Watson in the 2019-20 season?

Watson is coming off a great 2018 and is slowly taking over the role as the face of the franchise. The big point Watson proved last season with his performance was that his ACL injury in 2017 wasn't going to slow him down. He performed in the top half of QBs in the league in almost every category, and there's no reason to think he won't improve upon that in this season/ If anything, he'll probably peak in either the 2019/20 season or 2020/21, because as a young quarterback he's learning with each and every passing game. With elite targets like DeAndre Hopkins, Will Fuller, and Keke Coutee, Watson will easily put up upwards of 4,000 yards again this season. I believe this offense will be a tough one for defenses around the league to go up against, and I see the Texans making another post-season run.