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Week 1 vs. PIT
Receiving: 3 / 33 / 0 on 4 targets
Daniels saw his lone target midway in the second quarter, a ten yard pass. Daniels saw the rest of his targets during garbage time targets late in the fourth quarter when the outcome was well decided. He did not look to be the primary receiver and got his chances after Schaub was checking down.
Week 3 vs. TEN
Receiving: 4 / 71 / 0 on 6 targets
The most reliable receiver for the Texans was Owen Daniels. He was able to haul in four of his six targets. His two longest receptions were on designed plays where Schaub would roll out to his right and hit Daniels on a designed screen. Daniels would be wide open and then turn up field and gain a lot of yards after the catch.
Week 4 vs. JAX
Receiving: 7 / 87 / 0 on 10 targets
Daniels and Schaub were in sync throughout the game, with Daniels running excellent routes, and showing good running ability after the catch several times. He ran a variety of routes, and was the primary receiving option on most of his targets. Daniels continued to prove he is more than a possession receiver by running several routes that were designed for big gains, and only excellent help by the Jaguars' secondary prevented him from having even bigger numbers.
Week 5 vs. IND
Receiving: 5 / 47 / 0 on 8 targets
Daniels was the number two option in the Texans passing attack. He caught his first pass then experienced problems with the next two balls as he dropped one and was unable to come up with a low pass on the very next play. Either of those receptions could have resulted in first down yardage. He did redeem himself by not dropping a single pass the rest of the game.
Week 6 vs. MIA
Receiving: 4 / 70 / 0 on 5 targets
Daniels use as a receiving threat was a bit of a secret weapon for the Texans. He was used effectively early on (60 yards in the first half) then safely put away until they needed him again, in this case a clutch first down catch on a late scoring drive.
Week 7 vs. DET
Receiving: 6 / 66 / 2 on 8 targets
Daniels was a big part of the game plan against the Lions. He was targeted eight times and finished with six receptions for 66 yards and touchdown receptions of one and two yards. Daniels was targeted on early downs, third downs, in the red zone and on deep patterns downfield and he responded with a productive game.
Week 8 vs. CIN
Receiving: 3 / 21 / 0 on 4 targets
Daniels caught three of the four passes thrown his way for 21 yards.
Week 9 vs. MIN
Receiving: 11 / 133 / 0 on 13 targets
Owen Daniels was the star of the day for the Texans. He caught the ball from the slot, wideout, tight-end, and in motion. He was a focal point for the offense. He did not get targeted in the endzone but that would have been the icing on a great day. Daniels ran over defenders and fought for the ball to get every catch and every yard. He even had one catch that he had to slide down to get.
Week 10 vs. BAL
Receiving: 1 / 13 / 0 on 5 targets
While Daniels wasn't QB Sage Rosenfels' favorite target overall, he certainly seemed to be Rosenfels preferred option once the Texans managed to get in the red zone. While that might bode well for Daniels in future games while Rosenfels fills in for the injured Matt Schaub, it unfortunately didn't do much for Daniels today. None of those red zone targets ended in completions, and Daniels only pulled down one catch all day for a measly 13 yards.
Week 11 vs. IND
Receiving: 1 / 14 / 0 on 4 targets
Daniels was never able to get on track against the Colts as he was asked to help his linemen block. He did suffer from some bad luck as he was unable to come down with a high pass on his first target, but they came right back to him on the next play. He hauled that pass while running a crossing route, but was tripped up by the defender or else he would have had an excellent chance to score. His two targets in the second half were also both of Rosenfels incompletions.
Week 12 vs. CLE
Receiving: 3 / 28 / 0 on 4 targets
Daniels had a fairly quiet day, only receiving four targets from Rosenfels. He did not get involved in the game early and it seemed like the Browns always had their eyes on him to try to prevent that.
Week 13 vs. JAX
Receiving: 2 / 25 / 0 on 3 targets
Daniels averaged 12.5 yards on two catches and was the intended receiver in the end zone on a botched field goal attempt.
Week 14 vs. GB
Receiving: 6 / 65 / 0 on 6 targets
Daniels tied for the team lead with six catches. Daniels nearly had a touchdown, but fumbled on his way into the end zone in the second quarter.
Week 15 vs. TEN
Receiving: 4 / 41 / 0 on 7 targets
Daniels was the secondary option on most pass plays, and the player that Schaub looked to when an important play involving tough yards was needed. He did most of his damage on crossing routes over the middle and was able to get the offense into manageable third down situations.
Week 16 vs. OAK
Receiving: 7 / 111 / 0 on 8 targets
Daniels caught seven of the eight passes thrown his way for 111 yards. He led the Texans in targets, and five of his receptions resulted in first downs.
Week 17 vs. CHI
Receiving: 3 / 37 / 0 on 5 targets
Daniels was utilized mostly on short routes, but gained most of his yards on a deep pass thrown to him. Four of his targets were in the second half.