PFF grades from Texans’ week 4 win over Titans
Deshaun Watson is one of the Houston Texans’ highest graded players this week.
The Houston Texans blew out the Tennessee Titans on Sunday afternoon at NRG Stadium.
Pro Football Focus has released their grades and the highest rated players on the Texans’ are listed below.
WR DeAndre Hopkins (92.2)
Texans’ rookie quarterback Deshaun Watson loves Hopkins and it showed on Sunday as he targeted him a total of 12 times. He hauled in 10 receptions for 107 yards and one touchdown.
Here’s what PFF wrote about Hopkins:
"Any quarterback with DeAndre Hopkins should be able to take advantage of most secondaries, Hopkins caught a pass against five different defenders and one of the two incompletions thrown his way was a poor pass by Watson that didnt even give him a chance to make a play on the ball. He finished the game with a 96.6 passer rating when targeted."
S Andre Hal (87.9)
This season, Hal has been earning the contract extension that the Texan gave him back in August.
Houston’s secondary looked better than they did in week three against the New England Patriots.
PFF wrote the following about Hal:
"With the woes of the Titans offense, the biggest benifcator was safety Andre Hal, as he was targeted four times allowing just one catch. He hauled in two interceptions and saw just a paltry 9.4 passer rating when targeted."
QB Deshaun Watson (87.0)
There’s no doubt that Watson is the real deal, but I’m waiting for one letdown game where he actually looks like a rookie. Hopefully it never comes.
PFF wrote the following about Watson:
"With all rookie quarterbacks, there is a learning curve and history typically tells us when a rookie quarterback goes up against a Dick LeBeau defense, they struggle mightly. However, Watson was able to take the Titans defense apart, going up and down field at will. He only threw one turnover worthy throw and had no other dangerous throw while able to fit the ball into small windows. He connected for three touchdowns when kept clean from pressure."
S Marcus Gilchrist (80.5)
Gilchrist was one of the highest graded Texans’ players last and holds that title for a second straight week.
Gilchrist has turned out to be a great signing by the Texans this past offseason.
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DL D.J. Reader (79.9)
Despite being banged up, Reader came through with a solid performance. The most important thing is that he stays healthy.
Reader did help hold Titans’ running backs DeMarco Murray and Derrick Henry for a combined 38 yards on 13 carries.
Texans’ edge rusher Jadeveon Clowney was given a pass rush grade of 80.2. He ended up with one sack in the game.
"While the Titans offense struggled to move the ball, the Texans defensive front seven failed to really establish themselves as a pass-rushing force. Clowney was the best pass-rusher of the bunch due to a sack and bating a pass down at the line of scrimmage."
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