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QB Brock Osweiler - Houston Texans

6-7, 242Born: 11-22-1990College: Arizona StateDrafted: Round 2

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From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Sep 26): Osweiler's impressive start against the Bears is looking less and less important in context as we are progressing into the season. The Patriots defense made him look like a backup quality quarterback, and one that is hard to count on except in easy matchups. The Titans aren't exactly a tough pass defense, but they haven't been too generous either. Osweiler is droppable in typical leagues.

Week 4: vs Tennessee Titans

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Mark and Joe say: Tough matchup. Brock Osweiler had a rough game in New England last Thursday night, slinging 24/41 for 196 yards passing, zero TDs and one interception thrown, with two sacks taken for -21 yards on the way to a 0-27 loss in Gillette Stadium. As usual, DeAndre Hopkins led the team in receiving with eight targets for 4/56/0 receiving, followed by Ryan Griffin (10 for 8/52/0) and Will Fuller (seven for 3/31/0). Nobody else on the squad got above 30 yards receiving. We'll see if Houston can bounce back at home on Sunday. The Titans' pass defense averages 239.7 net passing yards allowed per game (12th in the NFL), with two scores given out balanced by two interceptions and five sacks generated to date. Derek Carr was held to 21/35 for 245 net yards passing, one TD and one interception thrown last weekend, almost exactly on the season pace for Tennessee. Over the first three weeks of the season, Tennessee has averaged 15.7 fantasy points allowed per game to opposing quarterbacks (sixth-least in the NFL); and 22.5 fantasy points per game allowed to wide receivers (14th-least); with 5 fantasy points given up per game to tight ends (12th-least). This is a tough divisional matchup for Osweiler and company.

Recent Stats and Projections

WEEKOPPoSNAPCMPATTYDTDINTRSHYDTDFumLPts
1 vs CHI 75 22 35 231 2 1 4 14 0 0 19.95
2 vs KC 72 19 33 268 1 2 2 -3 0 0 15.1
3 at NE 71 24 41 196 0 1 1 13 0 0 10.1
4 vs TEN PROJ-Dodds * 22 34 * * * 3 * * * *
4 vs TEN PROJ-Tremblay * 22 35 * * * 2 * * * *
4 vs TEN PROJ-Bloom * 21 35 * * * 1 * * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2016 Week 3 vs NE (24 / 41 / 196 / 0 / 1 pass, 1 / 13 / 0 rush)

By the time Brock Osweiler and the Texans figured out the Patriots defense, it was all but too late. Osweiler received his first real taste of being forced to being patient. His big plays were non-existant that he showed the first two weeks. It fell on Osweiler to work short and intermediate routes and he had some success to DeAndre Hopkins hitting him five times for 56 yards all on routes to the right side of the field. The one interception Osweiler did throw was in a tight window intended for Hopkins in the middle of the field, that Jaime Collins stepped in front of. He also had a 20 plus yard gain wiped out due to another Will Fuller drop which would have helped the cause. The Texans offense was shrunk down to check downs and crossers less than 10 yards and tight end Ryan Griffin ended up being his favorite target late in the game catching 8 passes late in the game. Osweiler was impatient all night and throwing the ball 41 times, there were plenty of yards left on the field for the offense and Osweiler.

2016 Week 2 vs KC (19 / 33 / 268 / 1 / 2 pass, 2 / -3 / 0 rush)

It was a mixed bag for Osweiler and it came due to inaccurate throws with no real pressure. His two interceptions were poorly thrown footballs, both were behind their intended targets. One was behind Braxton Miller in the end zone and the other was behind DeAndre Hopkins on a stop route thrown behind him that Hopkins got one of his hands up but popped right into the hands of Marcus Peters. He is a true gunslinger and has a short term memory and continued to throw the football. After the interception in the end zone, he came back the next offensive series and hit Hopkins for a 27 yard touchdown pass in-between two Chiefs defenders. He was more effective in the middle of the field hitting Fuller for gains of 14 and 19 yard gains and Hopkins for 25, 16 and 14 yard gains. Last week Osweiler did not attack the intermediate portions of the field but he did this time and it paid off. Osweiler is a heady player and will take advantage of mishaps from the defense and he hit Jonathan Grimes on a key 13 yard gain late in the game with a kick swing pass outside the numbers when the Chiefs defense could not get lined up correctly. Osweiler's completion percentage will remain low due to the fact he just can't say no to throwing the ball deep. He trusts Will Fuller completely to change the dynamic of the game and he is going try for knockout punches with deep balls. The big play ability is there for Osweiler but he is still learning the offense and until the running game picks up, it will all be on Osweiler to provide most of the offense with his arm.

2016 Week 1 vs CHI (22 / 35 / 231 / 2 / 1 pass, 4 / 14 / 0 rush)

It was a productive day for Osweiler on the day and it started with some big throws down field to DeAndre Hopkins. He was focused on Hopkins early in the game and threw a good ball in traffic that Hopkins got his hands on but was ripped away by a Bears cornerback. It is a ball that Hopkins usually comes up with but this one goes against Osweiler but it was not entirely his fault. Looking to Hopkins, he ended up hitting him for a 23 yard touchdown strike in the end zone on a 9 route. Hopkins ran a nice route and Osweiler put some air under it to let him go to work. Osweiler would have had an 80+ yard touchdown pass if Will Fuller was able to haul it in when he split two defenders getting verbal. Oswieler showed some faith in the youngster and went to him in the second half hitting him from times for 100 yards. He checked into a player to hit Fuller on a smoke screen for 18 yards and touchdown where he went untouched to the end zone with some good blocking. There was a crucial drop on a well place ball in the end zone to Hopkins from Osweiler that should have been a touchdown. He worked underneath to Braxton Miller, Lamar Miller and the tight end group but he did most of his work with Hopkins and Fuller. He tried to push the ball down field late to Fuller to deliver the knock out blow but could complete three attempts of 20 yards or more. Osweiler showed he is not afraid to push the ball down field and let his receivers work.

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Latest News

Texans | Brock Osweiler takes blame for loss (Sat Sep 24, 12:14 AM) - Houston Texans QB Brock Osweiler said he takes the blame for the performance of the offense against the New England Patriots in Week 3, and he said he will become a better quarterback because of the experience.

Our View: Osweiler should be better than he is right now. He's spent four years developing in Denver, but he looked lost against the Patriots on Thursday night. We'll see how the team gets him more comfortable to see if Osweiler can be more reliable.
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Texans | Brock Osweiler not on injury report (Wed Sep 21, 06:20 PM) - Houston Texans QB Brock Osweiler (back) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Sept. 21, and is not on the injury report for Week 3.

Texans | Brock Osweiler a full participant (Tue Sep 20, 06:43 PM) - Houston Texans QB Brock Osweiler (back) participated fully in practice Tuesday, Sept. 20.

Texans | Brock Osweiler has full practice (Mon Sep 19, 07:43 PM) - Houston Texans QB Brock Osweiler (back) participated fully in practice Monday, Sept. 19. Osweiler's status is simply an estimation of what his practice activity would be as the Patriots only held a walkthrough.

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Schedule

4vs Tennessee Titans
5@ Minnesota Vikings
6vs Indianapolis Colts
7@ Denver Broncos
8vs Detroit Lions
9--- BYE WEEK ---
10@ Jacksonville Jaguars
11@ Oakland Raiders
12vs San Diego Chargers
13@ Green Bay Packers
14@ Indianapolis Colts
15vs Jacksonville Jaguars
16vs Cincinnati Bengals
17@ Tennessee Titans