Having a veteran wide receiver like Demaryius Thomas on the roster after another week of learning the playbook will make the Houston Texans offense stronger in Week 11.
It is time to really see how veteran wide receiver Demaryius Thomas will fit in and produce with the Houston Texans offense after another week of learning the playbook. What better way to do so than against the Washington Redskins in Week 11, a team that allowed over 500 yards of offense this past Sunday.
Thomas is a very interesting aspect of the Texans offense because after just one game with the franchise — following less than a week of practice — against a team he was very familiar with, it is now time to see where Thomas stands within the offense.
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Thomas had three receptions with the Texans in his Week 9 game with the franchise, in what was a 19-17 win over the Denver Broncos, the same that that traded him. Now having another week to learn the playbook to a better degree, plus having more time to work with quarterback Deshaun Watson, it is time for Thomas to really get involved with the offense as he replaces Will Fuller for the rest of the season following his torn ACL a few weeks ago.
According to Drew Dougherty of HoustonTexans.com, Thomas will be “even more” involved in the offense this week against the Redskins. Dougherty wrote:
"“It was a strong opening performance, and even more impressive considering he’d spent just a few days in the new offense. His position coach, John Perry, was impressed by how quickly Thomas got to work.”"
The most exciting part of Thomas being on the roster for the rest of the season is not only did the Texans find a suitable replacement for Fuller, but they were able to find a wide receiver who demands respect when on the field. That takes some pressure off DeAndre Hopkins, and that is the most important thing entering Week 11.
Another headline for the Texans on Tuesday includes John Newby of 247Sports.com writing about the future in making a case for five Texans players who can reach the Pro Bowl, as one of those players is Kareem Jackson, with Newby writing:
"“He isn’t known like other defensive backs, but Jackson has been a major reason for the Texans recent success.”"
Thus far Jackson is having a really good season, and not just for his overall stats, but his versatility has been huge for the defense as a whole as well. The Texans should be very thankful they have Jackson on their roster.
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Once D’Onta Foreman is allowed back on the field for game action he will be a game changer for the Texans, and to be honest it will be nice to see a new face in the running back rotation for the team as the season continues.