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2012 Preview: Houston Texans

If there is one team set up for success, it’s the 2012 Houston Texans.  For the first time in a long time (ever actually), people expect them to walk away with the AFC South.  With the healthy return of both QB Matt Schaub and WR Andre Johnson, this should be an exciting season for fans of the Texans.  Now that much improved defense did suffer a huge loss with DE Mario Williams who the Texans drafted with the #1 overall pick of the 2006 NFL Draft.  This year, the Texans utilized their #1 pick (26th this year) on Williams’ replacement: DE Whitney Mercilus out of Illinois.  When defensive coordinator, Wade Phillips put his name in the game to interview for the Tampa Bay head coach position, I know fans were worried.   Looks like he will hang around for the Texans to make a splash in the AFC.  Here is more from the 2012 Houston Texans.

Fantasy Football Studs:  Houston’s roster is a great place to start enhancing your fantasy football roster.  Arian Foster has solidified himself as a bona fide stud in reality and fantasy.  He has been the number 1 fantasy back the last two seasons.  He put together a 1200 plus yard season and double-digit TDs in just 13 games.   His backup, Ben Tate, would be a starting RB if it wasn’t for Foster.  He still managed just under 1000 yards in his second string roll.  Also, a big part of the Texans high-powered offense is QB Matt Schaub.  You could do worse, actually far worse.  Schaub is a great quarterback and deserves to be on the top of the not quite so elite list of QBs.  Lastly, Andre Johnson, when on the field, is as good as it gets at WR:  big, tall, fast, but unfortunately, brittle.  He only managed to play in 7 games last year, and 13 the year before that.  In fact, in 9 seasons, there were only 5 where all 16 were played?  Stud, but proceed with caution.

Area of Strength:  Arian Foster and Ben Tate kept the run game pretty action packed in 2011.  Together they combined for a total of  2166 yards and 14 TD.  As a fantasy owner, Foster had me cheering practically every Sunday.  Foster just signed a new contract in March.  I don’t see any signs of him slowing down. 

Area of Weakness:  The Texans have a couple of weaknesses.  Outside of Andre Johnson and Owen Daniels, there are no good options at WR.  Kevin Walter is too hit or miss.  But the biggest weakness became even weaker with the departure of Mario Williams and DeMeco Ryans.  Granted, the Texans D was decent enough last year, especially after the 2010 debacle of the NFL’s worse defenses.  But without those two defensive standouts, its hard to say what the defense will be like this year. It will probably be good enough to win the division, but as I see it, the Texans will have to score a lot on offense to win most of their games.

2012 Marquee Matchups:   Aside from the divisional games, the Texans have a few other match ups. Week 3 comes perhaps their first real test of the season as they head to Denver to face Peyton Manning and the Broncos (still sounds weird).  The Texans also host Baltimore Week 7 just before their bye week.  Thanksgiving Day, they will be in Motor City to play the Lions.  Dec 10th live on MNF, the Texans go up to New England and deal with Tom Brady and the Pats. 

All Things Houston Texans: There are many ways to keep up with the 2012 Houston Texans.  Here are a few…

Blogs: Battle Red Blog http://www.battleredblog.com/; Toro Times http://torotimes.com/ Texans Talk http://www.texanstalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=88554

Apps: Houston Texans Mobile for iPhone and iPad (by YinzCam/Texans)

Fan Clubs:  The official fan club for the Hosuton Texans can be found on www.houstontexans.com under Fan Zone.  The Texans also have a fan club just for female fans: The Battle Red Ladies http://www.houstontexans.com/fan-zone/battle-red-ladies.html


LADIES VS FELLAS WEEK 11

Three weeks left to the start of the playoffs and the ladies are sitting pretty collectively at 1, 2, 3, and 6.  Ladies, I am hanging on to dear life for this last playoff spot… I need someone to take it easy on me this week (hint, hint).  The fellas are scrapping for a 3rd playoff spot, especially the commish.  I can NOT let that happen!  I tried to plead my case to the commish (he saw me hit submit) but he’s hating on a sista…I understand, but he is still hugging that 7th slot 😉

Congrats to Domin8 Trix, STAR Studded, and DC for wins this week–Keeping our rankings in tact. Just a few more weeks to go to Playoff time Ladies!  Hang in there!  We’ve been running this league for a while now… Continue reading


LADIES VS FELLAS WEEK 10!

Whelp after 10 weeks Ladies, we have clinched our first playoff spot!  Congratulations to the 9-1 Domin8 Trix for already solidifying her bye week and top billing playoff spot! 

Further congrats to all the Ladies! We were sooooo close to pulling off a true sweep this time.  Then I had to go and lose to Ballers Unorthodoks.  Shout out to him-as he posted, he is staging “the biggest comeback in history”.  This man went from ashy to classy…

We are still holding down 4 of the 6 playoff spots 1. Domin8 Trix, 2. Girl Behaving Badly, 3. STAR Studded, and 6. Play Action Princess!  Let’s keep doing out thing ladies…these fellas do NOT want it! Continue reading


He’s Mad…She’s Mad…and Nobody Knows ANYTHING in Week 8

Let me tell you how yesterday was supposed to go:   church,  finishing touches on our fantasy lineups, and Sunday Pre-game shows on ESPN/NFL Network.  She was “wishing” the Redskins would pull out a win and I was certain my Cowboys would pull out a win.  Well…none of that happened.  Continue reading


LADIES VS FELLAS WEEK 7

“ALL MY ‘SHE SAID’ GIRLS, LET ME SEE YOUR HANDS! WAVE ‘EM AT THE FELLAS HATING ON YOU WITH THEIR FRIENDS!”

Let me start with the GREAT news: In the He SAID She Said Fantasy Football League Match up of the Week the guys took another L.  This week’s match up was between my girl (and Dallas Cowboys fan) STAR STUDDED and the man of his blog (also a Dallas Cowboys fan) DNasty.  Friday night DNasty saw STAR STUDDED in person and was talking King Kong size trash.  Taunting her about her bye week players, asking her how she know about the Waiver Wire…just awful!   He was very confident.  And well fellas…he choked!  Let me tell you:  The ROOKIE, STAR STUDDED, handled her biz against your league commish DNasty. Proud of you lady! Even happier that the fellas took another L!    

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LADIES VS FELLAS WEEK 4

Let me pull this quote from last week:  “I’m really looking forward to my matchup against my partner in this whole thing, Play Action Princess (Baby, I will try to take it easy on you).”  That Ladies was from your league commish.  I love making people eat their words!  Well girls, what can I say?  We crushed the guys!  Y’all did great!  We were 1 point away from bringing out the brooms and sweeping the guys off of Stattracker!  Read ’em and weep boys!

Play Action Princess crushes DNASTY: 

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