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J.J. Watt

29-Year-Old Defensive End – Houston Texans

2017 Defensive Stats

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2018 Defensive Projections

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2018 Fantasy Football Outlook

If Watt is the same player he was before and stays perfectly healthy, the ceiling is an 80-tackle, 20-sack season. Reliable sack and tackle data only go back so far, but it appears no other lineman ha...

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2018 ADP:  157.36

IDP Rank: Hidden

Bye Week:  10

STATUS:  Questionable     INJURY:  Lower Leg
HT: 6' 5"   WT: 295   DOB: 3/22/1989
College: Wisconsin  DRAFTED: 1st Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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J.J. Watt Contract Information:

Signed a six-year, $100 million contract with the Texans in September of 2014.

June 5, 2018  –  J.J. Watt News

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Watt (lower leg) is not expected to start training camp on the PUP list, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

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J.J. Watt NFL Stats
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  Tackles Defensive Stats Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret
Year Age Team G Tackles Solo Assist Sacks PDef Int TD Forced Recovered Yds TD Yds TD
2009 20 CFB 12 - - - - 0 0 - - - - - -
2010 21 CFB 13 - - - - 1 0 - - - - - -
2011 22 HOU 16 56 49 7 5.5 4 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
2012 23 HOU 16 81 69 12 20.5 16 0 0 4 2 0 0 0 0
2013 24 HOU 16 80 65 15 10.5 7 0 0 4 2 0 0 0 0
2014 25 HOU 16 78 59 19 20.5 10 1 2 4 5 0 0 0 0
2015 26 HOU 16 76 57 19 17.5 8 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 0
2016 27 HOU 3 8 1 7 1.5 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
2017 28 HOU 5 15 11 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

J.J. Watt – Playing Time Overview

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Snap Count Stats

218

Defensive Snaps in 2017

J.J. Watt was on the field for 218 of his team's snaps on defense in 2017.

13

Special Teams Snaps in 2017

J.J. Watt was on the field for 13 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2017.

Year Def ST
2015 1005 71
2016 158 13
2017 218 13
J.J. Watt 2017 Game Log
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  Snap Count Tackles Defensive Stats Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret
Week Opp Def ST Tackles Solo Assist Sacks PDef Int TD Forced Recovered Yds TD Yds TD
1 Jax 50 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 @Cin 58 3 6 5 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 @NE 58 4 6 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Ten 40 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 KC 12 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 Cle
7 BYE Bye Week
8 @Sea
9 Ind
10 @LAR
11 Ari
12 @Bal
13 @Ten
14 SF
15 @Jax
16 Pit
17 @Ind
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21 PRO BOWL Pro Bowl
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A blank stat line is used above whenever a player was not on the field for any plays in the game that week.

Measurables Overview for J.J. Watt
As Compared To Other Defensive Ends
Height:   6' 5"
ABOVE AVERAGE
Weight:   295 lbs
ABOVE AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   4.81 sec
AVERAGE
Shuttle Time:   4.21 sec
GREAT
Cone Drill:   6.88 sec
ELITE
Arm Length
Not Available
Hand Length
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Vertical Jump:   37 in
ELITE
Broad Jump:   120 in
GREAT
Bench Press:   34 reps
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Houston Texans Team Injury Report
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J.J. Watt: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Texans coach Bill O'Brien reiterated Monday that he expects Watt (lower leg) to return at full strength, NFL Network's Good Morning Football reports.

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Texans coach Bill O'Brien said Watt (lower leg) is doing really well and should be back at full strength ahead of the upcoming season, Sarah Barshop of ESPN.com reports.

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Watt (lower leg) was deemed ahead of schedule in his rehab last week by head coach Bill O'Brien, John McClain of the Houston Chronicle reports.

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Watt (leg) resumed running in mid-January and remains on track to return in time for training camp, Sarah Barshop of ESPN.com reports.

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Watt (leg) is on track to return in time for training camp and expects to start running soon, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

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Watt (lower leg) said Friday that he'll be ready to play next season, but isn't certain if he'll be on the field for the start of Organized Team Activities in the spring, Sarah Barshop of ESPN.com reports.

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2017

We've known for a long time that injury was the only thing that could stop Watt, but prior to last year it was reasonable to wonder if even injury couldn't stop him. After all, he played through the 2012 season with a dislocated elbow and played through back injuries and a broken hand in 2015. Unfortunately, that same back injury required surgery from which Watt never fully recovered in time for last season, and he needed another, season-ending back surgery after just three games. With almost a year to recover this time around, Watt should be back to normal. If he is, he's likely the best.

2016

No one needs Watt's IDP appeal explained to them at this point, as he's been the top IDP regardless of position going on the fifth year straight now. You'd have to go back to 2011 to find the last time he fell short of 76 tackles in a season, and he hit the 17.5-sack mark in three of the last four years, tallying 10.5 in the one "down" year. He's likely locked into the Hall of Fame and he just turned 27 years old. He's the first IDP off the board in any conceivable IDP format.

2015

Watt has easily been the league's best defensive lineman the last three years, averaging 80 tackles while totaling 51.5 sacks, including his second 20.5-sack season last year. Watt took his IDP value to even greater heights last season by catching three touchdown passes as a goal-line tight end to go with his two defensive scores. At 6-5, 289, Watt is unstoppable even with double- and triple-teams as he totaled 60 quarterback knockdowns last year, 30.5 more than the second-ranked D-Lineman. He has not missed a game in his four seasons and still dominates when playing injured. Still just 26, Watt is the favorite for an unprecedented third NFL Defensive Player of the Year award in four years.

2014

Watt is likely the top IDP at any position. It's difficult to recall the last time a defender was as uniquely dominant as Watt, a 6-5, 289-pound beast that looks like a defensive tackle but moves like a player 50 pounds lighter. Only 25 years old, Watt accumulated 161 tackles and 31 sacks over the last two years. He might be the best pass-rushing threat in the league, yet he provides linebacker-like tackle totals at the same time. He's yet to miss a game in his three-year career, showing good durability, as well as the ability to produce at a high level even when hurt, like when he played through a dislocated elbow in his 20.5-sack 2012 season. Although he'll likely always be the target of double- and triple-teams, Watt could improve on his 2013 sack total of 10.5 this year thanks to the arrival of Jadeveon Clowney, who the Texans drafted No. 1 overall this year. Clowney should be a menace on the opposite side of Watt, leaving quarterbacks with fewer escape routes once Watt closes in for the sack. Even if he suffers a down-year, Watt's floor seems to be in the 75-tackle, 10-sack range, which would still probably make him the top IDP among defensive linemen.

2013

Watt was nothing less than incredible in 2012, finishing with 20.5 sacks and a linebacker-like 81 tackles despite playing in a 3-4 alignment. Both figures are unprecedented. It's only reasonable to expect some regression, though, because the 2012 season could easily turn out to be Watt's career year. Plus, Watt's outrageous 2012 season sent the rest of the AFC South into a panic, resulting in the Jaguars (second overall pick Luke Joeckel), Titans (free agent Andy Levitre, 10th overall pick Chance Warmack) and Colts (free agent Gosder Cherilus, third-round pick Hugh Thornton) making huge investments in their offensive lines. Between the inherent probability of a regression to the mean, increased attention in game plans and the increased talent of his opponents, it would be best to expect something like 70 tackles and 15 sacks rather than another 80-tackle, 20-sack bonanza.

2012

Watt did more than well enough during the regular season of his rookie year, serving as one of the top contributors in one of the league's best defenses while totaling 56 tackles (48 solo) and 5.5 sacks as a 16-game starter. He really came alive in the playoffs, though, posting 14 tackles (11 solo) and 3.5 sacks while returning an interception for a touchdown in two games. That sort of outburst indicates Watt might have the potential to be the exceedingly rare 3-4 end who can push for double-digit sacks.

2011

Taken with the 11th overall pick in April's NFL Draft, Watt likely will start from Day 1 for Houston this season. He had 20.5 tackles for loss last year for Wisconsin and ranked third on the team in tackles with 61 in 13 games. Watt also has ridiculous jumping ability for a player his size, so expect him to knock down passes in the NFL after batting down seven last year.