The Texans won the Brock Osweiler sweepstakes last offseason, or so they thought. After paying the Cleveland Browns in draft picks to take Osweiler, the Texans drafted Clemson’s Deshaun Watson. Can Lamar Miller and DeAndre Hopkins have bounce back seasons with uncertainty at quarterback?
DeAndre Hopkins is one of the most talented receivers in the NFL, but his performance has been inconsistent. With change at the quarterback position again, Hopkins is a risky pick. His stats with Tom Savage were better than with Osweiler but still not up his talent.
Going at the end of round three, Hopkins is worth the risk. If Hopkins is your WR2, you have two of the most talented receivers in the NFL, giving your team huge potential.
ONLY two RB's less elusive than Lamar Miller last year were Gore/Jennings. (@PFF) — not the same speed as in Miami. More weight. Trending 🔽
— Andy Holloway (@andyholloway) July 24, 2017
BUST: Lamar Miller
Lamar Miller touched the ball 399 times last season but only scored six touchdowns. It’s evident now that Miller can’t be the every down and goal-line back. With the selection of D’Onta Foreman, Miller isn’t likely to find the endzone often this year either. With so few running backs to trust Miller is still a low-end RB1, but don’t expect him to improve much on last season’s numbers.
SLEEPER: D’Onta Foreman
After being arrested, Foreman looked like he lost his sleeper value. He insists that he wasn’t in possession of any drugs but even if true, he could be suspended for one game. Foreman will take over the goal-line work and could be extremely valuable if Miller gets hurt.
C.J. Fiedorowicz showed he has the potential to be a starting fantasy tight end. Whichever young quarterback wins the starting job will be looking his way a lot. He’s worth drafting late and stashing on your bench as a backup tight end.
Although Tom Savage appeared to be the Texans choice last year, they drafted Watson this offseason. Watson has proven over his college career that he is a proven winner. He wasn’t the most sought after prospect in the draft but he is most ready to play. Expect him to be under center for the Texans early this season if not week one.