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This is a very special and very important week of “Snap Counts.” It is the first week the Texans have played without J.J. Watt and Whitney Mercilus this season. The Browns game should offer a glimpse of how the Texans plan to move on without their two defensive stars on the front seven.

Week Six Texans v. Browns Snap Counts

Player Off. Def. St.
Player Off. Def. St.
Player/Pos Num/Pct Num/Pct Num/Pct
Jeff Allen/G 66/100% 0/0% 5/15%
Xavier Su'a-Filo/G 66/100% 0/0% 5/15%
Breno Giacomini/T 66/100% 0/0% 5/15%
Deshaun Watson/QB 66/100% 0/0% 0/0%
Nick Martin/C 66/100% 0/0% 0/0%
DeAndre Hopkins/WR 63/95% 0/0% 0/0%
Ryan Griffin/TE 58/88% 0/0% 5/15%
Chris Clark/T 55/83% 0/0% 5/15%
Will Fuller/WR 54/82% 0/0% 4/12%
Bruce Ellington/WR 45/68% 0/0% 0/0%
Lamar Miller/RB 44/67% 0/0% 0/0%
D'Onta Foreman/RB 23/35% 0/0% 0/0%
Stephen Anderson/TE 22/33% 0/0% 21/64%
Kendall Lamm/T 12/18% 0/0% 5/15%
Julie'n Davenport/T 7/11% 0/0% 5/15%
Braxton Miller/WR 7/11% 0/0% 3/9%
Jay Prosch/FB 6/9% 0/0% 27/82%
Benardrick McKinney/LB 0/0% 62/93% 3/9%
Andre Hal/FS 0/0% 59/88% 2/6%
Zach Cunningham/LB 0/0% 58/87% 16/48%
Marcus Gilchrist/FS 0/0% 56/84% 4/12%
Kareem Jackson/CB 0/0% 53/79% 1/3%
Brennan Scarlett/LB 0/0% 50/75% 15/45%
Marcus Williams/CB 0/0% 49/73% 21/64%
Johnathan Joseph/CB 0/0% 47/70% 1/3%
Jadeveon Clowney/LB 0/0% 43/64% 1/3%
Christian Covington/DE 0/0% 38/57% 4/12%
Ufomba Kamalu/LB 0/0% 36/54% 11/33%
Brandon Dunn/NT 0/0% 30/45% 2/6%
Eddie Pleasant/SS 0/0% 29/43% 19/58%
D.J. Reader/NT 0/0% 25/37% 1/3%
Joel Heath/DE 0/0% 22/33% 2/6%
Kurtis Drummond/SS 0/0% 21/31% 26/79%
Carlos Watkins/DE 0/0% 21/31% 1/3%
Treston Decoud/CB 0/0% 12/18% 13/39%
Dylan Cole/LB 0/0% 9/13% 7/21%
Lamarr Houston/LB 0/0% 9/13% 1/3%
Marcus Burley/CB 0/0% 7/10% 14/42%
Brian Peters/LB 0/0% 1/1% 25/76%
Alfred Blue/RB 0/0% 0/0% 24/73%
Chris Thompson/WR 0/0% 0/0% 24/73%
Jon Weeks/LS 0/0% 0/0% 12/36%
Shane Lechler/P 0/0% 0/0% 12/36%
Ka'imi Fairbairn/K 0/0% 0/0% 11/33%

Offensively, Julie’n Davenport is still getting some sixth offensive tackle snaps. It’s a very sweet and nice way to slowly bring him along from the Patriot League to the NFL.

67% Lamar Miller to 35% D’Onta Foreman is a great ratio. Bill O’Brien has finally learned how to split carries between two running backs and may not ruin Miller before his current contract is up.

Ryan Griffin is still the main tight end. Stephen Anderson played 33% of the time on offense. It will be interesting to see how this looks when C.J. Fiedorowicz is back playing.

Defensively, Marcus Gilchrist looks to have locked down the strong safety position. See you in the next life, Corey Moore.

To replace Mercilus it was a lot of Brennan Scarlett as expected.

Jadeveon Clowney was still primarily playing outside linebacker, with Ufomba Kamalu getting some snaps there too.

Christain Covington and Brandon Dunn played 57% and 45% of the snaps. Joel Heath played 33% and Carlos Watkins plated 31%. In this game, it was Covington and Dunn playing the majority time with Watkins and Dunn getting scraps from there. Recently signed Lamarr Houston played nine snaps at the end of the game.

Those are the snap counts from Houston’s win over Cleveland in Week Six.