The Houston Texans training camp kicked off today, which means that the 2014 NFL season is so close we can almost taste it. That also means that another all-important season is about to begin: fantasy football.
I know that some of you may not be fantasy football fanatics, but don’t you think it’s time that you got in on the craze? Over 30 million people play every year and it gives you a great excuse to watch football all day Sunday as opposed to just your favorite team’s games.
Fantasy drafts are going on every day all over the internet, so you can join any time. So if you haven’t already go ahead and sign up. I’ll wait. No really. Do it.
Alright, to help get you ready for the coming fantasy football season we’re compiling a list of the top sleepers for every team in the NFL.
For the uninitiated, a fantasy sleeper is a player who is not widely known and is usually a (fantasy) free agent at the start of the season. He should be someone who you think is going to have better stats than he has in the past (whether for just one week or a full season.)
So, who is the top fantasy sleeper for this year’s Texans? We’re going with the defense.
I know, the defense is a bit of a cop-out. Our first choice would have been DeAndre Hopkins if Andre Johnson didn’t report for training camp. That would have meant a lot more targets and fantasy points for Hopkins, but I’m sure Texans fans are alright with that tradeoff.
Houston gave up 26.8 points per game in 2013, which is not good by any means. They also didn’t force many fumbles or record many interceptions or sacks…
You know what? No. I’m not doing this. Part of me wants to argue that the arrival of Jadeveon Clowney will lead to better defensive stats, (and I’m sure it will to some extent,) but the last thing I want to do is lead fresh owners astray.
Andre Johnson’s arrival this morning ruined my idea for this article. There are no legitimate fantasy sleepers on the Houston Texans right now. That doesn’t mean there may not be one down the road, but for now the only guys you should consider playing are Arian Foster and Andre Johnson, as per usual.