May 20, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans quarterback Matt Schaub (8) and guard Chris Myers (55) during organized team activities at the Methodist Training Center at Reliant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Thomas Campbell-USA TODAY Sports
Sayre Bedinger and the rest of the guys over at NFLMocks.com have been busy publishing fantasy football previews for every NFL team in recent weeks. Today, it was the Texans turn to be put under the microscope, so you and everyone else can form a better idea of just who is worth your time come draft day.
It was no surprise to see Arian Foster listed as the Texans’ ‘Fantasy Stud’, and as Sayre so simply describes him, Foster is the guy to draft if Adrian Peterson is gone before you have a chance.
“This is a player who can be a plodder, he can break away for a big run, and he can be a great receiver out of the backfield. Most of all for fantasy owners, Foster gets touchdowns.”
It’s pretty easy to agree with all of that. If you are drafting on the pure basis of touchdowns instead of yardage, Foster has had five more touchdowns than Peterson in the past three years. Of course, Peterson is definitely the better choice at running back, especially since he’s on the verge of placing even more yards on the board in 2013.
Away from the running back spot though, Sayre also likes DeAndre Hopkins as the Texans’ fantasy rookie to watch, for a number of obvious reasons. A lot will depend on how big of a target Gary Kubiak makes him early on in the season, but after mini camps and a few practices, he’s an easy bet to start the season.
Of course, Hopkins success in his first year rests on how much Matt Schaub can utilize his tall frame and find him in one on one coverage. Therefore, it’s no surprise to see Schaub listed as the Texans’ biggest fantasy risk.
You can check out the rest of the article here, and be sure to leave your comments on which Texans players you think are worth drafting.