DE - HOU
Week 7 Outlook
When asked about a possible contract extension this offseason, Texans DE J.J. Watt told reporters, “No, I don't think that's necessary.”
Watt went on to say, “I'm not going to sit here and demand anything. If I asked for an extension or money right now, I think that would be the wrong move.” Watt has two years left on his contract with no guaranteed money remaining, but wants to go out there and prove what he’s worth. Watt enters into his 10th season with the Texans, having missed 32 games in his last four seasons. He’ll look to enter the 2020 season fully healthy and hungry to prove himself as an elite defensive edge.
The Texans have designated J.J. Watt (pectoral) to return from injured reserve.
Houston now has three weeks to activate Watt off IR or he'll be out for the year. He'll practice this week in hopes of returning for Wild Card Weekend. The Texans' defense hasn't been the same since losing their star defensive lineman.
J.J. Watt's injury Sunday against the Raiders is believed to be a torn pectoral. He confirmed via his personal Twitter account Sunday that his season is over, suggesting that fears of a torn pectoral are true.
This is a massive blow to the Texans defense. The team will be without their star defensive lineman for the remainder of the season. A rotation of Charles Omenihu and Carlos Watkins figures to fill into Watt's place. Watt will look to rehab and set his sights on returning in 2020.
J.J. Watt got to Jacoby Brissett but couldn't quite finish the job, as he had three solo tackles, a pass defended, and six QB hits.
Watt could have had a massive fantasy performance and perhaps alter the outcome of the game had he gotten into the backfield just a little quicker, but fantasy owners will be happy with his performance regardless. Watt and the Texans will have a chance to rebound next week against the Raiders.
J.J. Watt disappointed fantasy owners, as the Chiefs limited him to just two total tackles and a QB hit.
Kansas City did a great job neutralizing one of the greatest defensive players of all time this past Sunday, considering the fact that he was on quite a tear heading into this game. Watt is likely satisfied that his team still got the win, but will try to hit the reset button as an individual next week against the Colts.