1. Jordan Thomas
The New York Jets have allowed five touchdowns to tight ends this season, and if the Houston Texans really want to get serious about being contenders in the playoffs, Jordan Thomas needs to become more involved in the offense, starting in Week 15.
Thomas has shown at times just how good of a player he can be this season, and as a rookie he has put up some respectable numbers with 18 receptions for 207 yards, but more importantly he’s caught four touchdowns.
In the month of December, Thomas has seven of his 18 season receptions for 63 yards and one touchdown. He’s also averaging 9.0 yards per reception in December. In games the Texans have won, he has 11 receptions for 96 yards with four touchdowns. In losses this season, Thomas had caught seven passes for 111 yards, averaging 15.9 yards per reception, but also has no touchdowns.
There is no guarantee that Thomas will have a huge game, but he could be the future at tight end for the Texans. In games where he’s caught a touchdown the Texans have won, so the Texans would be very smart to get him the ball in the end zone during this game.
The Texans have a great opportunity in front of them this Saturday. They need to play at a high level to keep the current pace they have in the AFC South, plus a win over the Jets, mixed with losses by the Tennessee Titans and the Indianapolis Colts would clinch the division title this Sunday.