That wild and crazy Bill Barnwell is back at it again. This time, he’s ranked the NFL’s skill position groups. This is what he had to say about the Houston Texans:
“Here’s another situation where health affects the ranking. DeAndre Hopkins is my pick as the best wide receiver in football; at worst, he’s somewhere in the top five. Will Fuller has produced a 45-782-11 line in 11 starts with Deshaun Watson at quarterback, but he has now undergone two knee surgeries in two years and has missed 17 games in three years.
Keke Coutee was only healthy enough to play seven games last season, but he averaged nearly 57 receiving yards per game amid hamstring issues. The Texans only had their trio on the field for 85 dropbacks last season; if Hopkins, Fuller and Coutee are on the field regularly, they could very well make up for uninspiring options at running back and tight end.”
The key here is going to be injuries for H0uston’s pass catchers. If Coutee and Fuller are healthy for even twelve games, Houston could have a top ten group. Throw in some Kahale Warring magic and Bill O’Brien sticking to a run scheme that works to complement Lamar Miller—cough, cough, and the outside zone—Houston could have a top five offense, the type of production they need to play shootouts great passing offenses that can slice up a below average pass defense.
Anyways, I get it, even if I think Houston should be slightly higher. What are your thoughts?