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September 28, 2016
 

Houston Texans

AFC South

2016 Schedule

  • Week 1

    CHI @ HOU

    09/11/16

    1:00 pm

  • Week 2

    KC @ HOU

    09/18/16

    1:00 pm

  • Week 2

    HOU @ NE

    09/22/16

    9:30 pm

  • Week 4

    TEN @ HOU

    10/02/16

    1:00 pm

  • Week 5

    HOU @ MIN

    10/09/16

    1:00 pm

  • Week 6

    IND @ HOU

    10/16/16

    8:30 pm

  • Week 7

    HOU @ DEN

    10/24/16

    8:30 pm

  • Week 8

    DET @ HOU

    10/30/16

    1:00 pm

  • Week 9

    bye

  • Week 10

    HOU @ JAC

    11/13/16

    1:00 pm

  • Week 11

    HOU @ OAK

    11/21/16

    8:30 pm

  • Week 12

    SD @ HOU

    11/27/16

    1:00 pm

  • Week 13

    HOU @ GB

    12/04/16

    1:00 pm

  • Week 14

    HOU @ IND

    12/11/16

    1:00 pm

  • Week 15

    JAC @ HOU

    12/18/16

    1:00 pm

  • Week 16

    CIN @ HOU

    12/24/16

    8:30 pm

  • Week 17

    HOU @ TEN

    01/01/17

    1:00 pm

PYRO Fantasy Depth Chart

The PYRO Fantasy Football Depth Chart is a rundown of where Team PYRO projects the fantasy production for each team at each position. It is NOT an attempt to inform you of the current starters for each team. For example, we are well aware that Brandon Manumaleuna is currently the starting TE for the Chicago Bears, but if you look at the Bears Team Page, we have Greg Olsen listed at TE. Why? We’re projecting that Greg Olsen will be the most Fantasy Football relevant TE for the Bears this season. Since Olsen will be the Bears leading FF point scorer at TE, it’s his name at the top of the TE column on our PYRO Fantasy Depth Chart.

Houston Texans - 2014 Preseason #FF Preview

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“Your typical city involved in a typical daydream


Hang it up and see what tomorrow brings


 


Dallas, got a soft machine; Houston, too close to New Orleans


New York’s got the ways and means; but just won’t let you be, oh no.”


 







 


 


I don’t know if it is really too close to New Orleans, but I sure as hell know Houston is not anywhere close to winning the AFC South this year.  They finished dead last in that division and only scraped together 2 wins last year. Just because a team is not winning, doesn’t mean there is no fantasy value to be had. New head coach Bill O’Brien, yet another Belichick protégé, is looking to turn a new program around. In all honesty, this Houston challenge should be a piece of cake compared to the Penn State mess the guy walked into a few years ago. After turning the program around in 2012 from the unprecedented Sandusky scandal, O’Brien won Big Ten coach of the year. He was offered NFL jobs, but said at the time: “I am not a one-and-done guy”. The following year, he was done. Evidently, he is a two-and-done sort of fellow. So, now he sets his sights on the mess that is Houston. As far as his offensive impact, he tends towards pocket passing and the running game. I don’t see Ryan Fitzpatrick having the ability, nor the opportunity to be anything except a game manager. He is a smart QB that can go through his reads and will understand the O’Brien’s offense. Fitz has been in the league since 2005. His career touchdown to interception ratio is 106 to 98. Houston’s defense should be decent enough, and number 1 draft pick, Jadeveon Clowney, looks as advertised. You have seen it before, but can you really tire of the mega-hit against Michigan?


 







 


 


Clowney is up to his old tricks and announced his presence in the Atlanta preseason game.


 







 


 


 He and J.J. Watt will be a formidable force and fun to watch. 


 


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With a decent defense, and a guy like Foster running the ball, Fitzpatrick will simply need to feed guys here and there. He has some nice weapons on his receiving core. However, Fitzpatrick has never thrown for 4,000 yards, nor has he passed for 25 touchdowns in a season. When all is said and done, he should be smack in the middle of the 20’s for fantasy ranked quarterbacks.


 


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Arian Foster is going to be a huge part of O’Brien’s offensive scheme. His physical break down, which Pyro called very early last year, was inevitable. In 2010, he carried the rock 327 times. In 2011, he had 278 carries.  In 2012, he racked up 351 totes. It seems obvious now, but if you remember, Pyro was one of the few sites shouting this from the roof tops last year. Yet, the douche canoe sites, who always prefer to play it safe, still ranked Foster in the top ten, if not the top five in 2013. So, his season was put on ice with a major back injury, he played 8 games, only turned in 542 yards on 121 attempts and 1 rushing TD. This is dwarfed by his 2012 numbers were he rushed for 1,424 yards and 15 TDs. But, that does not mean he has fallen off the proverbial running back cliff. This year, Foster should have a bounce back season, although he is not off to a reassuring start. He has yet to play in a preseason tilt as he is recovering from an early camp hamstring injury. Besides concussions, these are some of the trickiest injuries, you just never know how severe it is, or how much it actually hampers performance. On the plus side, Houston has the best strength of schedule for running backs in 2014. This year, it seems we have come full circle. Now, if healthy, he should be able to land inside the top 10 this year for fantasy running backs. Foster is something of a dying breed in the NFL landscape. He is a workhorse back, once a staple, it is now a rarity that a team leans on one back as much as Houston does. Even if his yards per carry continue to dwindle, he will have fantastic fantasy value just for sheer volume of work. Without looking at his first season in 2009 when he only had 54 attempts, his rushing average seems to be sliding. In 2010, he averaged 4.9 yards per carry; in 2011 it was 4.4; in 2012 it was 4.1; finally, last year’s shortened season saw him rush an average of 4.5 yards per attempt.  One thing to remember with Foster is his use in the passing game. In 2010, he hauled in 66 passes for 604 yards and 2 TDs. In 2011, he snagged 53 for 617 and 2 TDs again. The following year, he caught 40 passes for 217 and 2 TDs yet again. In his injured, half season of 2013, he collected 22 passes for 183 yards and 1 TD. Again, this was done in 8 games, so if you double that, then it is pretty consistent with the year before. Looking at his ADP in 12 team leagues, he might just be of value by the time your draft rolls around.  Looking back over the past month, Foster has fallen almost a full round. In mid-July, he was going as the 1st pick in the 2nd round. As of mid to late August, he is the 11th pick in the 2nd round. Look, outside the top one, maybe top two running back tiers, there is risk in one form or another. Pyro is liking Foster more and more. I have to say, if he is there in round 3, it would be hard to pass that up. If you want to hear more about Foster’s rising value, check out the latest podcast where the boys dissect our recent PPR draft, episode 28: show 141. 


 



 


 


If you are looking for a name to handcuff with Foster, get in line. I have heard Ronnie Brown’s name from other sites that I trust. Now that they cut Andre Brown, it is a murky depth chart. Jonathan Grimes has seen the most carries this preseason. In two games, Grimes has a 4.3 yards per carry. Alfred Blue is the only back to score a touchdown. He has averaged the most yards per carry with 4.7. Ronnie Brown has only played in one game. He looked incredibly ineffective, running the ball six times for 3 yards. The remainder of the preseason will be telling, but Pyro is backing Blue in this race. He can fill Foster’s shoes nicely as the dude is virtually a mini-Arian. He is a sleeper pick for Pyro. Personally, I think there is a good chance Foster does not play a full season. If indeed that is the case, Blue could have some nice value later this year. I would take the total production of Foster and Blue on my fantasy team, especially if together, they filled the role of my RB#2.


 


Moving to the passing game, Andre Johnson is a PPR machine. I am not talking about a half man, a half robot like Robocop.


 







 


 


Andre Johnson just racks up the receptions and yardage year in and year out. He has been playing since 2003 and has gone for at least 100 catches five different times. From 2007 to 2010, he crossed the end zone at least 8 times in every season. But, in the last few years, he seems to have lost some speed and does not score like he once did.  Yardage wise, he is reliable. He has had at least 1,000 yards seven different times in his career, and that does not count his rookie season where he missed that mark by 24 yards. He has put up at least 1,000 yards in each of the last two seasons. He will be 33 this year. Again, you are not drafting him for his scoring potential. Last year, his five TDs came in two consecutive weeks. If you have some boom or bust guys, he is a nice rock steady receiver that can even out your line up. He was given double digit targets in 10 games last year, and saw 9 targets in 2 other games. He went for over 100 yards 6 times in 2013 and that includes his monster 229 yard game. He finished the season as the 12th best WR in standard leagues. As I have stated before, touchdowns are highly unpredictable. When drafting, you want a guy whose fantasy value primarily comes from yardage. Out of the top 20 fantasy receivers last year, Andre Johnson had the highest percentage of fantasy value tied to his receiving yardage; 82.4% of his fantasy points came from his yardage. Marvin Jones, on the other hand was lowest out of that same group. Only 51.7% of his total fantasy value came from his yards. What would you rather bet on: Marvin Jones scoring another 10 touchdowns this year or Andre Johnson going for at least 1,100 yards? By the way, Johnson has done this 7 times in his career. 


 


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If you are hip to the “Touchdown Dependency” philosophy, it is just one of 19 tabs on the Pyro draft kit. That one table alone has complete data for the top 40 QBs, the top 70 running backs, the top 100 wide receivers, and the top 40 tight ends.




 


Another receiver drawing the fantasy eye is DeAndre Hopkins. He is entering his second year in the NFL. Pyro likes him as a sleeper pick. Personally, I think he is a year away. Curiously, everyone is talking about fellow second year man, Cordarrelle Patterson from the Vikings. Look, I would rather have Patterson. But the gap between these two players is not as wide as 5 whole fantasy round.  Patterson has less of a talent in front of him. Cordarrelle is on the field with Greg Jennings and DeAndre is playing with Andre Johnson. Plus, Patterson is more versatile, and the Vikings offense will put up far more points than Houston. If you were to just look at the receiving numbers from last year, they favor Hopkins. Patterson was targeted 77 times, caught 45 balls for 469 yards receiving. Hopkins was targeted 91 times and caught 52 balls for 802 yards. Going beyond their box scores is where the difference is really noticeable. Patterson has the advantage in overall scoring and multi-dimensional usage. Patterson had 4 receiving touchdowns whereas Hopkins crossed the goal line twice. Patterson also gets some play in the running game. He managed 12 rushing attempts for 158 yards and 3 touchdowns. Patterson also had 2 touchdowns in the return game. This is where you need to know your league. Is it a full point ppr? Do you get individual return yardage and touchdowns or does that fall under special teams? Depending on your response, their value can swing either way. You would think this would be essential knowledge, but if your tiers do not reflect the rules of your league, you are doing yourself a great disservice. Find out your rules, then, take a listen to the podcast episode 22: show 135.


 



 


 


 


Look, Patterson is going in the 4th round in 12 team leagues as of mid to late-August, whereas Hopkins is going in round 9. Patterson, though overvalued, is going to pop this year. While I like Hopkins, I do not think the conservative Bill O’Brien offense is going to allow Hopkins to flourish, at least not in 2014. Not only that, if you look around the 9th and 10th rounds for wide receivers, there are some nice rookies that I like better : Kelvin Benjamin, Mike Evans, and Jordan Matthews are all going about the same spot as Hopkins. The bottom line is Hopkins is a poor man’s Patterson, but Andre Johnson still has too much value, and the system he is currently in, just will not have enough juice to fill both glasses. I would take Hopkins in a dynasty draft, otherwise, he is on my breakout list for 2015.


 


Finally, looking at the tight end position, the Texans are starting Garrett Graham. In his 4th season in 2013, Graham scored 6.35 fantasy points per game. Pyro likes him as a deep sleeper. Dawg and Stagg Party are highest on Graham. As of the 2014 draft kit, version #4, both Dawg and Staggs have Graham tiered with guys such as Eric Ebron and Antonio Gates.  Personally, I don’t think the Houston offense has enough fire power to make a huge impact outside their running back and top receiver. There is certainly not enough goo to spill over into the tight end position.


 


 


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The Texan standard at wide receiver

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Andre Johnson is the best wide receiver to ever don a Houston Texans uniform, and is one of the all time greats at the position. Johnson is a physically imposing 6’2” and 220 pounds but also possesses sprinter speed. Johnson played on the vaunted Miami Hurricane teams of the early 2000’s that probably had more NFL talent than some NFL squads. Johnson and Ken Dorsey proved to be an effective combo in college as Johnson would catch 89 passes for 1,777 yards and 19 scores in two seasons together. The Pair would also be named Co-MVP’s of the 2002 Rose Bowl game as Johnson caught seven passes for 199 yards and two touchdowns.

While dominating on the football field at Miami, Johnson was also an accomplished sprinter winning the 60 and 100-meter dash for the Big East. Johnson ran his 100 in 10.59 seconds, a very impressive time for someone of his size. At the combine he would run a 4.4 forty and scouts would be drooling to get their hands on a guy that averaged 21 yards a catch his final season. Johnson would end up being drafted third overall after Carson Palmer and Charles Rodgers by the Houston Texans.

Johnson would go on to establish himself as one of the elite pass catchers in the NFL even without ever playing with an elite quarterback in his career. Johnson would go on to set just about every Texans receiving record in his career and establish himself as a top fantasy asset during his time in Houston. Johnson has started every game of his NFL career when healthy, constantly performing at a high level. Johnson is currently second in NFL history in yards per game at 80.4 trailing only Calvin Johnson. Another of Johnson’s accolades is that he is the first receiver in NFL history to catch 60 or more passes in each of his first eight seasons.

Johnson is currently the Texans all time leader in receptions, receiving yards, receiving touchdowns, and most starts. He is also the leader in single season receptions, receiving yards, and receiving touchdowns. Andre is currently 17th on the all time receiving yardage list but with a few more productive seasons could find himself behind only Jerry Rice as one of the greatest to ever play the game.


 







 


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Mario Williams over Reggie Bush and Vince Young

mario williams take #1 overall in 2006 NFL draft


The 2006 NFL draft was one of the best in recent memory and had a number of story lines starting with what the Houston Texans would do with the number one overall pick on draft day. It was believed to be a three way race through the evaluation period between the favorite, Reggie Bush, the hometown hero, Vince Young, and the uber athletic Mario Williams. Each had a unique story coming into the draft, Reggie Bush had just won the Heisman Trophy over teammate Matt Lienart and Texas quarterback Vince Young who had just beaten USC in the National Championship game with his play. Vince Young had just completed one of the greatest college seasons ever and was a Texas hero after leading the Longhorns to a National Championship. Mario Williams was an athletic freak at 6’7” 290 pounds and ran a 4.7 forty-yard dash at the combine.

The 2005 incarnation of the Houston Texans finished 2-14, which was the worst record in franchise history, so they had holes all over the field. The team would also have newly hired Gary Kubiak in charge for the 2006 season so no change would be a surprise. Many draft analysts pegged the Texans to select Reggie Bush as the franchise’s leading rusher Domanick Davis suffered a knee injury in the 2005 season and was expected to miss some time. The team also was not sold on David Carr as he had been one of the most abused quarterbacks in the league and had a .291 career winning percentage. The Texans would spurn all analysts and select Mario Williams first overall, signing him to a contract the night before the draft. Reggie Bush would be selected second overall by the New Orleans Saints and Vince Young would be selected third overall by the Tennessee Titans.

The 2006 was an absolutely loaded draft as 18 of the 32 players selected in the first round would go on to make at least one Pro Bowl.  Mario Williams, Vince Young, and Reggie Bush would all make at least one Pro Bowl in their careers. Mario Williams would leave the Texans after the expiration of his six-year rookie contract for the Buffalo Bills. Upon leaving Williams was the franchise leader in sacks with 53 and forced fumbles with 11. Selecting Williams was one of the most talked about decisions of the 2006 NFL Draft but the case can be made that it paid off.


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Better sledding ahead for Miller Time?

Lamar Miller has averaged 5.4 yards per carry against the AFC South in his career and has yet to play a game against them this season. The time to buy is now.

Pyro's take: Lamar Miller has averaged 5.4 yards per carry against the AFC South in his career and has yet to play a game against them this season. The time to buy is now.

09/26/16, 06:27 PM CDT by Stagg Party
Source: pyromaniac.com

Texans Injury Report 9-22-16

Texans Injury Report 9-22-16

Pyro's take: Player- Brian Cushing, LB

Injury - Torn MCL, expected to miss around 6 weeks.

Source- Ian Rapoport on Twitter

Impact- Cushing will continue to be out this week with an MCL injury, so look for Max Bullough to continue to fill in.

Player- Braxton Miller, WR

Injury- Hamstring issue, ruled out for Week 3.

Source- www.chron.com

Impact- With no Miller involved this week, look for Jaelen Strong to see some more looks.

09/22/16, 02:38 PM CDT by Kenny Mills
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Houston…We Have Lift-Off

Fuller finished with five catches for 107 yards and a touchdown.

Pyro's take: Fuller finished with five catches for 107 yards and a touchdown. Fuller has quickly given the Texans a second weapon in the passing game, along with DeAndre Hopkins, that requires attention from more than one defender.

Fantasy Goo: Will Fuller runs a 4.32. That is BLAZING! With opponents worried about mega star DeAndre Hopkins the field is open for Will Fuller to shoot like a bolt of lightning anywhere he pleases. Questions about his hands will surface time to time but, few speedsters ever have had great hands. Will Fuller caught 5 out of the 11 targets for 107 yards and a touchdown. 11 targets are a dream-come-true. If that were to continue we would not care if he dropped a couple. 11 targets each week will not happen but, we know that it can happen at least sometimes and that is enough to get the excitement brewing. Fuller is a solid WR3 or Flex play until he proves otherwise and is a cheap DFS play for now. Hopkins owners should be excited as well.


09/13/16, 06:24 PM CDT by STiFFKiTTY
Source: www.houstonpress.com

Back to back games with a TD for Fuller

Osweiler led the Texans to scores on three of his four drives. He connected with first-round pick Will Fuller on a 26-yard touchdown pass that extended Houston's lead to 24-10 before sitting down with about three minutes left in the first half.

Pyro's take: Osweiler led the Texans to scores on three of his four drives. He connected with first-round pick Will Fuller on a 26-yard touchdown pass that extended Houston's lead to 24-10 before sitting down with about three minutes left in the first half.

Fantasy Goo: Last week Will Fuller gave us a taste with 4 grabs for 73 yards with a touchdown and this past weekend hauled in 3 passes for 67 yards and another touchdown. We love touchdown magnets on our fantasy rosters. This could be the beginning of a good thing especially at the current draft spot of the 13th round in 12 team leagues. Will Fuller might be on your waiver wire in your leagues that have already drafted. If you have a chump on your roster, I recommend giving Fuller a spot on your team. DeAndre Hopkins costs a late 1st round pick leaving Fuller as a spectacular low risk high reward possibility. Go get him…


08/29/16, 05:54 PM CDT by STiFFKiTTY
Source: www.khou.com

Brock Osweiler Starting To Show Improvement

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Pyro's take: Osweiler got more of a chance to show his knowledge of the offense against the Saints than he did in the preseason opener. He finished 12-for-19 for 124 yards, a touchdown and an interception. The touchdown pass to Fuller in the first quarter was a nice spiral to the right corner of the end zone.

Fantasy Goo: At this point Brock is still a QB 2 to draft in case your starter gets hurt. He will not start the season with very much lee-way in the passing game as the Texans will be using Lamar Miller a lot. He is a late round draft pick for the possibility of him progressing early in the year or as a back up for a much better QB.

08/22/16, 12:35 PM CDT by PK Ripper
Source: www.espn.com

Cecil Shorts Agrees To A Pay Cut To Remain A Texan

The Houston Texans

Pyro's take: The Houston Texans and WR Cecil Shorts have agreed to terms on a contract restructure that will likely secure his roster spot on the team for the 2016 season. Shorts was originally set to earn $2.75 million this year which was chopped down to a $1.2 million base salary to go along with a $500K roster bonus. The veteran receiver could have been in danger of being released if he did not agree to the new deal as Houston selected Will Fuller and Braxton Miller in the 2016 NFL Draft back in April.

Fantasy Goo: Cecil Shorts appeared in 11 games in 2015 with the Texans and caught 42 passes for 484 yards and two touchdowns. Shorts is currently expected to enter the 2016 season as the No. 3 wide receiver for the Texans, but that could change if any of the younger players on the roster outplays him in training camp and the preseason. Shorts should not be on the fantasy radar until a more distinguished role is known for the five-year veteran.

06/20/16, 09:38 AM CDT by PK Ripper
Source: www.twitter.com

Running Foundation

Lamar Miller

Pyro's take: Bill O'Brien commented Tuesday that the Houston Texan's offense will maintain its "Run-First" foundation. With the absence of Arian Foster and the addition of Lamar Miller, there is optimism for a RB with little wear on his tires.

Fantasy Good: Lamar Miller has amassed 832 total carries while at Miami. Comparing him to a back that we expect to get similar production is Doug Martin who has carried the ball 1156 times. Miller showed flashes of excellence at Miami but they never let him throttle up. They always pulled him back as he was hitting his stride. Miller has the potential to blow up. In the past 3 years, Miller has played in all 16 games. Draft him early and often in all of your leagues with confidence.

06/15/16, 09:01 AM CDT by The Archer
Source: torotimes.com

"So far, he's been exactly what we've expected"

Brock Osweiler as expected so far
"So far, he's been exactly what we've expected," O'Brien said.

Pyro's take: Brock Osweiler as expected so far
"So far, he's been exactly what we've expected," O'Brien said. "He works extremely hard. He's a very bright guy. He's a good communicator with his teammates. He's very hard on himself." Osweiler hasn't been all work and no play. He's shown his coaches and teammates he's got a good sense of humor, too. "He's a fun guy to be around, a fun guy to coach -- very competitive on the field," O'Brien said. "He's been exactly what we expected to this point.

Fantasy Goo: Brock Osweiler may not have a tight end worth beans but, he does have a large posse of wide receivers. With DeAndre Hopkins, Will Fuller, Jaelen Strong, Braxton Miller and Cecil Shorts who adds veteran leadership, Brock can rest assured that he is not alone. As we have learned, DeAndre Hopkins simply needs someone to pass the ball in the air so he can do what he does best. For fantasy purposes you might want to view Brock as a streamer or someone to keep an eye on in case you have to hit the wire for a replacement quarterback. For dynasty/keeper he could be a solid play in another year or two.


06/12/16, 12:34 PM CDT by STiFFKiTTY
Source: www.chron.com

Lamar Miller expects to catch the ball in Houston

“That’s something that I work on throughout the whole offseason, catching the balls out of the backfield, whether it’s with some random quarterback or on the JUGS machine,” Miller said.

Pyro's take: “That’s something that I work on throughout the whole off-season, catching the balls out of the backfield, whether it’s with some random quarterback or on the JUGS machine,” Miller said. “That’s something that I practice on throughout the whole course of OTAs and the off-season.”

Fantasy Goo: Lamar is about to get the ball more than any year before. Houston loved pounding with the running game with Arian Foster for years and even fed Alfred Blue, who had nearly 200 touches each of the past two seasons. Miller will also produce. In a fairly conservative role, Miller rushed and received his way to 1,269 yards and 10 touchdowns. Are 1,500 total yards and 14 touchdowns out of the question for 2016?


06/06/16, 01:59 PM CDT by STiFFKiTTY
Source: www.houstontexans.com

Strong Impresses at OTAs

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Pyro's take: After coming into camp last year overweight, Jaelen Strong has a lot to prove. Last year he reported to camp weighing 231. He is listed at 217, but played closer to 200 towards the end of the year. O'Brien called him out but has been impressed so far this season with Strong's effort and conditioning. The second year WR certainly hopes so as his marijuana charge is a strike against him, and now he is in a camp battle with the likes of Cecil Shorts and more notabley, the rookie Will Fuller.

Personaly, my money is on Fuller and this team is going to run with newly acquired Lamar Miller. I am not going to draft a Texan WR beyond Nuke. They want a guy to stretch the field for Hopkins. So they pick up Brock? There were 30 other QBs that had more 20 yard pass plays last season - just saying!

06/02/16, 02:31 PM CDT by PyromaniacMo
Source: www.chron.com

New Texans RB Familiar with New Playbook

Lamar Miller told reporters

Pyro's take: Lamar Miller told reporters that a lot of the offensive concepts in Houston are similar to those he saw with his former team, the Dolphins. As such, he says he's already comfortable in his new offense.

Miller will enter 2016 as one of the popular picks to make an impact on the NFL. Miller never really got a shot at an increased workload in Miami, but he should certainly see that opportunity in Houston.

05/23/16, 09:31 AM CDT by PK Ripper
Source: www.texans.com

Broncos will attempt to re-sign impending free agent Brock Osweiler.

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Pyro's take: “Everybody, whether you’re 12 years old or 40 years old, you want to play in a Super Bowl and you want to win in a Super Bowl,” Osweiler told ESPN.com. “So I’m not looking at it like, ‘I’m only in my fourth year and there are greener pastures ahead.’

“No, I want to win a Super Bowl now, and however this team has to win it, I’m all for it.”

“The time I got behind Peyton, I did my best to soak in as much knowledge and information as I possibly could,” Osweiler said.

02/04/16, 10:32 PM CST by Vaaal-verde
Source: espn.go.com

"40 percent" chance impending free agent Lamar Miller returns to Miami.

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Pyro's take: ESPN writer James Walker stated that The Miami Dolphins have a lot of decisions to make in February as they plan to slash payroll to free up cap room in advance of the draft and free agency. But the team also has several in-house free agents to address.

Pending free agent: RB Lamar Miller

2015 stats: 872 rushing yards, eight touchdowns

Analysis: Miller should get plenty of interest on the open market. He’s 24 and just entering his prime. Miller also has plenty of starting experience and rushed for 1,971 yards and 19 total touchdowns the past two seasons. Miller made it clear after the season that he is looking for the best fit in free agency. That was a subtle hint that he’s aware Miami’s coaching staff didn’t always use Miller to his full potential. Miller is a Miami native who played every level of football in South Florida. Staying home could play a factor. But the Dolphins have a lot to figure out offensively, and Miller probably could have more long-term success playing elsewhere. For example, a very good fit for Miller in free agency would be the Dallas Cowboys.

Chances of returning: 40 percent

02/03/16, 01:12 AM CST by Vaaal-verde
Source: espn.go.com

Brock Osweiler (knee) returned to practice Monday.

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Pyro's take: Nicki Jhabvala via Twitter "Brock Osweiler back at practice."

He will be ready to roll as Peyton Mannings back up

01/11/16, 11:36 PM CST by Vaaal-verde
Source: twitter.com

Alfred Blue rushed 17 times for 99 yards

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Pyro's take: Alfred Blue was the only bright spot on the Texans offense today. He would have broken the 100-yard barrier if Houston could have kept up with the Chiefs, Before the end of the half he had his longest run of 49-yards.

It will be interesting to see what Alfred Blue, Houston Texans, and Arian Foster will be at the beginning of next season.

01/09/16, 07:32 PM CST by Vaaal-verde
Source: www.pyromaniac.com

Gary Kubiak doesn't expect Brock Osweiler (knee) to practice on Saturday.

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Pyro's take: Andrew Mason via Twitter "Kubiak, when asked whether Osweiler would practice Saturday: "I would say no right now."

Peyton Manning is the starter and the Broncos have a bye week, so no big deal.

01/09/16, 01:49 AM CST by Vaaal-verde
Source: twitter.com

Alfred Blue (back) is listed as probable for Saturday's Wild Card game against the Chiefs.

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Pyro's take: He was limited on Friday, but he will suit up this weekend against the Chiefs. Blue looks like he has picked up some momentum as he rushed for 254-yards over the final three games.

01/09/16, 01:39 AM CST by Vaaal-verde
Source: www.pyromaniac.com

DeAndre Hopkins (hand) is listed as probable for Saturday's Wild Card game against the Chiefs.

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Pyro's take: DeAndre Hopkins was a frequent visitor on the injury report over the season, but has not missed a game. He wont miss this one either.

01/09/16, 01:37 AM CST by Vaaal-verde
Source: www.pyromaniac.com

Cecil Shorts (hamstring) is listed as probable for Saturday's Wild Card game against the Chiefs.

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Pyro's take: Shorts has been practicing of late, He will try to improve on his four receptions for 57-yards against the Chiefs in week 1.

01/09/16, 01:35 AM CST by Vaaal-verde
Source: www.pyromaniac.com

Bill O'Brien said he has no plans to rest players even if the Texans clinch the AFC South

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Pyro's take: O'Brien said even if the Texans (8-7) clinch the AFC South on Monday night, rendering the Jaguars' game meaningless in terms of the playoffs, Hoyer will still start if cleared. If the Cincinnati Bengals beat the Denver Broncos on Monday Night Football, the Texans win the AFC South title. O'Brien indicated that he will not rest players against the Jaguars even if that happens.

"I think the most important thing is to win," O'Brien said. "I don't think there's any substitute for winning."

12/28/15, 04:44 PM CST by Vaaal-verde
Source: espn.go.com

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