Monday, April 14, 2014

NFL's Greatest Fantasy Football Franchises: Houston Texans No. 29

Ranking 29th out of a possible 32 isn't so bad when you take into consideration the Houston Texans have only been around for 12 years. What's even more surprising is that the NFL used to function with just 31 teams. We're not exactly sure how that worked, but we are sure that there were some stellar Texans that elevated the new guys in Houston to the 29th spot on our countdown.

Team Points: 1703.70
QB: Matt Schaub (2009) - 282.50 Fantasy Points 

In 2009, Matt Schaub led the NFL in passing yards with 4,770. In 2013, he set a record for most consecutive games with an interception returned for a touchdown. Look for Schaub to turn things around this season as a member of the Oakland Raiders. Schaub will be undervalued in your 2014 fantasy draft.

HB1: Arian Foster (2010) - 330.00 Fantasy Points

No surprises here. Arian Foster is the greatest running back to ever play for the Houston Texans. Foster totaled over 2,000 yards from scrimmage and scored 18 touchdowns in 2010. After only appearing in eight games in 2013, Foster will look to bounce back this season and is a serious candidate for 2014 Comeback Player of the Year.

HB2: Domanick (Davis) Williams (2004) - 261.6 Fantasy Points

Domanick Willaims' career was just three years, the league average. He changed his name in 2007 to Domanick Williams, if you remember him as Domanick Davis. If you remember him at all, you're probably a Texans fan, but that doesn't change the fact he had an outstanding fantasy season in 2004.

WR1: Andre Johnson (2009) - 211.90 Fantasy Points

Andre Johnson, aka. the reason Matt Schaub has had a job in the NFL for all these years was also the reason Matt Schaub led the league in passing in 2009. Andre Johnson may be the best receiver to play exclusively with mediocre quarterbacks, and has recorded the 17th most receiving yards of all time (12,661). The next highest active player is Reggie Wayne. Draw your own conclusions.

WR2: Kevin Walter (2008) - 140.20 Fantasy Points

Kevin Walter is the lowest scoring fantasy receiver in this countdown. He totaled 889 yards and 8 touchdowns in 2008. 

TE: Owen Daniels (2012) - 107.6 Fantasy Points

If you've been playing fantasy football for a few seasons, it's likely Owen Daniels was on your team at some point. He probably wasn't drafted in your fantasy league, we're confident he has been picked up on waivers.

FLEX: Steve Slaton (2008) - 225.90 Fantasy Points

Steve Slaton had an incredible rookie season in 2008 totaling over 1,600 yards and 10 touchdowns. Over his next four seasons in the NFL, Slaton only managed 1,046 total yards and 9 touchdowns. It's unclear what went wrong, but we suspect he would have flourished as a member of a different team. Slaton is currently a member of the CFL's Toronto Argonauts. 

K: Neil Rackers (2011) - 144.00 Fantasy Points

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