LB - HOU
Week 17 Outlook
The Houston Texans are placing LB Benardrick McKinney on season-ending IR with a shoulder injury that will require surgery.
This is a huge blow to a weak Houston defense. McKinney has been a staple at LB for the Texans since being drafted in the second round in 2015, racking up 95 or more tackles in each of the last four seasons. He remains under contract with Houston through 2021.
Benardrick McKinney (concussion) is ruled out for Saturday’s game against the Buccaneers.
McKinney missed practice all week and remains in concussion protocol, he will miss Week 16. Brennan Scarlett, who was recently activated, should see an increased role.
Benardrick McKinney finished Saturday's 21-7 loss to the Colts with nine total tackles, five being solo efforts.
For next season, IDP owners playing with multiple LB spots should consider drafting McKinney. He is a solid LB2 in most formats finishing this season with 105 total tackles, 1.5 sacks, a forced fumble, and an interception.
Texans linebacker Benardrick McKinney led the team with 10 tackles (six solo) and one TFL in Monday night’s 34-17 win over the Titans.
McKinney was in on a key stop on a fourth-and-short in the first half that swung momentum in Houston’s direction. It led to a Lamar Miller 97 yard touchdown run. McKinney now has 80 tackles in 11 games this season. The Browns, on a two game win streak, are up next in Week 13.
Texans linebacker Benardrick McKinney recorded five tackles (three solo) and one forced fumble in Sunday’s 23-21 win over the Redskins.
McKinney now has 70 tackles in 10 games this season. The Titans are up next week on Monday night.