Strength of schedule is calculated from the opponents projected fantasy points allowed for the DEF position. The best rating is +16 which gives the player the advantage against the defense and indicates an easy opponent, the worst rating is -16 which gives the defense the advantage and indicates a tough opponent.
Consider the J.J. Watt-led Houston defense a good play against a struggling Tennessee Titans offense that gave up 2.5 sacks and committed 1.3 turnovers per game during the last month. In that same time frame, the Texans compiled 2.3 sacks and 2.0 takeaways per contest. THURSDAY UPDATE: Do you need another reason to start Houston? The Titans have benched Jake Locker and plan to start rookie sixth-round pick Zach Mettenberger.
The Texans defense will be led by Romeo Crennel and is likely to feature multiple fronts while still catering to all world defensive end J.J. Watt and rookie Jadeveon Clowney. The long and short of the Texans defense will depend on the health of linebacker Brian Cushing. When he is on the field it is a very productive unit. Unfortunately he's missed 20 games the last two seasons.
Surprisingly, Mario Williams didn't have his own thread in the Texans room.
7 minutes ago - by Brandon Williams - DE Williams has surgery, coordinator says
Defensive coordinator Wade Phillips said OLB Mario Williams had successful surgery on Friday ...
All 9 draft picks are signed and on the field now.
Can Kareem Jackson hold down the CB position respectably?
Can Ben Tate come in and take the starting job?
Can we get about 25 more players with the intensity that Cushing brought last year?...
Because they are shorthanded at defensive back, the Texans are bringing in veteran cornerbacks Deltha O'Neal, Mike McKenzie and Jason Webster for tryouts Thursday. With Dunta Robinson missing camp because of a contract dispute and Jacques Reeves and ...
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