Houston Texans – Jadeveon Clowney – DL

clowneyDynasty Impact: With the first overall pick, the Texans select Jadeveon Clowney and create a terrifying duo of pass rushers. There was a little mystery as to who Houston would pick but it ended up being the safest pick all along.

Whether as an end or a rush linebacker, Clowney won’t draw nearly as much attention thanks to J.J. Watt lining up on the other end. For IDP-ers, if he does end up at end, Clowney is the most celebrated end to come out since Julius Peppers. From sheer talent, Clowney should be good for double-digit sacks on a regular basis. He should be taken pretty high in rookie dynasty IDP drafts.

Dynasty Recap – Week 17 – Titans outlast Texans, 16-10

  • Titans running back Chris Johnson ran for 127 yards on 27 carries, for a 4.7 YPC, and a touchdown. While Johnson did run for 1,000 yards on the year, he’s still a low-end RB2 dynasty prospect (at best) and could even be playing somewhere else next year. A less run-conducive team would drop Johnson to RB3 status.
  • Titans receiver Kendall Wright had five catches for 50 yards to end 2013 with 90+ catches and 1,000 yards. It’s an impressive feat in Tennessee’s run-heavy offense in addition to poor quarterback play. Should the Titans move on from Jake Locker, Wright’s dynasty prospects will improve.
  • Texans end J.J. Watt had another sack and nine tackles to finish with 10.5 sacks and an impressive (for a lineman) 80 tackles. It wouldn’t hurt to inquire about Watt’s availability in your dynasty leagues to see if current Watt owners are ready to let go.

Daily Dynasty Update – December 19th

  • Raiders rookie running back Latavius Murray is next in line to play running back in 2014. If he’s available in your dynasty leagues, pick him up now before someone else does (as someone did in my league…bastards).
  • Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul might require another surgery in the off-season. JPP was J.J. Watt before J.J. Watt was J.J. Watt but the injuries, and surgeries that accompany them, are starting to pile up.
  • Jets receiver Santonio Holmes says he’s willing to take a pay cut to stay in New York. It won’t happen. He won’t be back in New York and he shouldn’t be back on your dynasty team.

Dynasty Recap – Week 12 – Jaguars beat Texans, 13-6

  • Texans quarterback Case Keenum’s downward trend continues. He went 18 of 34 for 169 yards, a 5.0 YPA, one interception and no touchdowns. Keenum started hot but hasn’t looked like the Texans quarterback of the future for weeks now.
  • Texans running back Dennis Johnson filled in for the ice-cold Ben Tate, taking 13 carries for 74 yards and adding two catches for 13 yards. Johnson figures to be Arian Foster’s backup in Houston next year. You’d be wise now to try to pick off Johnson on the cheap.
  • Texans defensive lineman J.J. Watt had another great game, racking up nine tackles, a sack and two tackles for a loss. Watt’s quickly regained his All-Pro form after a slow start to the season.
  • Jaguars safety Johnathan Cyprien had a solid outing with six tackles and his first (two) passes defended this year. Cyprien hasn’t had quite the year that was expected but he’s still young and has a ton of talent to produce. He could be had in your league on the cheap.

Dynasty Recap – Week 11 – Raiders down Texans, 28-23

  • Raiders rookie quarterback Matt McGloin went 18 of 32 for 197 yards and three touchdowns and no turnovers. If he keeps this up, the Raiders might also use their pick on something other than quarterback.
  • Meanwhile, the Texans pulled Case Keenum in the middle of the game for Matt Schaub. It was odd in that Keenum was only 13 of 24 for 170 yards with one touchdown and one interception. It’s not like Houston has anything play for this year so why not let Keenum continue to learn on the job?
  • Texans running back Ben Tate continued to impress with 88 yards on 19 carries to go along with to go along with four catches for 29 yards. Tate will continue to be the lead back this year and should be the feature back somewhere else next year.
  • Texans tight end Garrett Graham had a big day with 136 yards on seven catches on 13 targets and a touchdown. Dont’ count on Graham in dynasty leagues, however, as Owen Daniels is fully expected to get the job back next year.
  • Texans defensive end J.J. Watt had two more sacks to go along with five tackles. Watt now has 8.5 sacks on an otherwise disappointing (for him) season. Now might be a good time to buy (relatively) low.

Week 3 Dynasty Recap – Ravens beat Texans 30-9

  • Ravens running back Bernard Pierce, starting in place of Ray Rice, failed to impress with only 2.7 YPC on 24 carries. Tap the break on the Pierce train.
  • Houston running back Ben Tate carried the ball nine times compared to 12 times for Arian Foster. His 4.0 YPC did nothing to dispel the notion that he’ll start somewhere next year. Trade for him this year if you can.
  • Houston receiver DeAndre Hopkins led the team with six receptions for 60 yards. He’s going to be a stud.
  • Baltimore rookie safety Matt Elam isn’t quite there yet with his tackle numbers after just five today.
  • J.J. Watt did J.J Watt things and had nine tackles to go along with a sack and