Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Fantasy Pickup of the Week: Houston Texans Defense
It's about to be Week 2 of the Fantasy Football season, and that means virtual GM's across the U.S are looking for some waiver wire gems to add to their squads.
If you are looking, you need look no further than the Houston Texans revamped defense. It has already been highly vaunted with the additions of Brooks Reed, J.J Watt, Johnathan Joseph and Danieal Manning, but nobody really figured just how much of an impact Wade Philips would have.
Fear not that Mario Williams has moved to outside linebacker; in the new 3-4 scheme he picked up two sacks on Sunday, adding a forced fumble. This defense steamrolled the Peyton Manning-less Colts, and you can expect them to present a huge problem for any opponent they face, provided they stay healthy.
In fantasy, it is worth remembering that return yards and touchdowns can be just as useful if not better than sacks, picks and fumbles. Jacoby Jones is a solid return man, and already put one up during Sunday's game.
The Texans' defense is the real deal, and they are here to stay. Likely having gone undrafted in most leagues, now is the time to snap them up. Get em before they're gone. You won't be sorry.