BUY Texans passing game
That’s Will Fuller streaking downfield for a 75-yard TD in this past week’s game against the Panthers … only to be overthrown by Deshaun Watson by a few feet.
The picture is a perfect representation of Houston’s passing game through the season’s 1st month. They just haven’t been able to hit the big play. The Texans rank 21st with 11 completions of 20+ yards and 16th with 2 completions of 40+.
The offensive line is definitely a problem. Watson has taken 4.5 sacks per game and been pressured on 46.8% of his drop backs — both bottom 3 marks.
But the O-line sucked last year, too. Watson “led” the league with 3.9 sacks per game and was pressured on 44.7% of his drop backs. That didn’t stop him from finishing 4th among QBs in fantasy points. Or DeAndre Hopkins from leading his position in fantasy points. Or Will Fuller from finishing 21st among WRs in points per game.
Simply put, Watson is too good and his pass-catching corps too explosive to continue struggling like they have through 4 weeks.
The schedule should help the Texans passing game get rolling. Three of their first 4 opponents currently rank inside the top 16 in adjusted fantasy points allowed to QBs. Houston’s next 4 opponents rank 23rd, 14th, 19th and 28th.
Look into acquiring Watson, Hopkins and/or Fuller before a prime breakout spot at home for the Falcons this Sunday.