Houston Texans

Stadium: NRG Stadium | Coach: Bill O'Brien
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense15th137.7 (2nd)206.2 (24th)
Defense7th107.2 (17th)203.3 (10th)

Last Game

Sun, October 15
NRG Stadium
on CBS Sports
Cleveland Browns
at
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Game Leaders

CLE
Passing: K. Hogan (20-37, 140)
Rushing: I. Crowell (12-58)
Receiving: K. Williams (4-41)

HOU
Passing: D. Watson (17-29, 225)
Rushing: D. Foreman (12-59)
Receiving: W. Fuller (2-62)

Schedule

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Wed Aug 9
L 17 - 27@CAR
RECAP
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Sat Aug 19
W 27 - 23NE
RECAP
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Sat Aug 26
L 0 - 13@NO
RECAP
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Thu Aug 31
CancelledDAL
Sun Sep 10
L 7 - 29JAC
RECAP
Thu Sep 14
W 13 - 9@CIN
RECAP
Sun Sep 24
L 33 - 36@NE
RECAP
Sun Oct 1
W 57 - 14TEN
RECAP
Sun Oct 8
L 34 - 42KC
RECAP
Sun Oct 15
W 33 - 17CLE
RECAP
Sun Oct 29
4:05 pm ET
CBS@SEA
Sun Nov 5
1:00 pm ET
CBSIND
Sun Nov 12
4:05 pm ET
CBS@LAR
Sun Nov 19
1:00 pm ET
FOXARI
Mon Nov 27
8:30 pm ET
ESPN@BAL
Sun Dec 3
1:00 pm ET
CBS@TEN
Sun Dec 10
1:00 pm ET
FOXSF
Sun Dec 17
1:00 pm ET
CBS@JAC
Mon Dec 25
4:30 pm ET
NFLNPIT
Sun Dec 31
1:00 pm ET
CBS@IND

Standings

AFC
South
Overall
W-L-T
Division
W-L-T
Jacksonville3-3-01-1-0
Houston3-3-01-1-0
Tennessee3-3-02-1-0
Indianapolis2-4-00-1-0
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Texans' Ryan Griffin: Picks up 52 yards in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Griffin nabbed three of eight targets for 52 yards in Sunday's 33-17 win over Cleveland.

Griffin and C.J. Fiedorowicz each brought in 50 receptions last season and when the latter was placed on IR with a concussion, there was a sense that maybe Griffin would collect the lion's share. Though he ranks second on the team in targets and third in catches, the offense has run so disproportionately through DeAndre Hopkins that Griffin hasn't been able to to have that expanded impact. He's good for two or three catches per game, but he doesn't provide the sort of red-zone threat that many similarly big-bodied players might. Just 6 percent of Griffin's career receptions have been touchdowns and he has yet to score more than twice in a season. Temper expectation on Griffin despite Houston's new-found offensive mojo.

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Texans' Braxton Miller: Coach not a fan of flip
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Miller, who did a forward flip after scoring a touchdown in Week 6, did not get positive reviews from head coach Bill O'Brien for the celebration, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports. "Yeah, I did not like the flip," O'Brien said Monday. "Just score, hand the ball to the official would be my advice to him."

O'Brien may not curtail Miller's playing time because of the celebration, but it was clearly a message delivered by the coach, who would like to see more growth from Miller. "I think he can add some things to our offense," O'Brien said. "Just continue to work and improve in the classroom and on special teams and he'll get more reps on offense." Miller remains fourth on the wideout depth chart, but as a third-round draft pick in 2016, the Texans have more invested in him than Bruce Ellington, the current No. 3 receiver.

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Texans' Bruce Ellington: Snap count dropping
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ellington caught two of three targets for 22 yards while playing 45 of 66 offensive snaps in a 33-17 win over the Browns in Week 6.

Ellington's been on the decline since Will Fuller returned from a collarbone injury. After a standout game against New England in Week 3 (70 snaps, 59 yards, one touchdown), he's totaled 96 yards on seven catches the following three weeks with a corresponding drop in playing time. He remains ahead of Braxton Miller on the depth chart, but there's only so much room on an offense that includes Fuller, DeAndre Hopkins, Lamar Miller and Deshaun Watson.

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Texans' Benardrick McKinney: Leading tackler in Week 6 win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McKInney had a team-high eight tackles (seven solo) in a 33-17 win over Cleveland in Week 6.

The eight tackles were the most by McKinney since Week 1 when he was in on 11 stops. He should run away as the Texans' leading tackler, but has produced fewer per game this season relative to 2016. McKinney has 39 tackles over six games (6.5 per game) after averaging 8.1 last season.

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Texans' Johnathan Joseph: Scores first TD since 2014
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Joseph had two interceptions, including one returned for a touchdown, and three tackles in Week 6's 33-17 win over Cleveland.

Joseph, whose touchdown was his first since 2014, had been in a bit of drought with just one interception over the last two seasons. With injuries (J.J. Watt, Whitney Mercilus) and suspension (Brian Cushing) decimating the front seven, Houston's secondary will be challenged, which presents more opportunities for Joseph.

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