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J.J. Watt

25-Year-Old Defensive End – Houston Texans

2014 Defensive Stats

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29

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0

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2014 Defensive Projections

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2014 Fantasy Football Outlook

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...

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2014 ADP:

IDP Rank: Hidden

Bye Week:  10

HT: 6' 5"   WT: 289   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 extension, with $51.8 million guaranteed, in September of 2014.

October 20, 2014  –  J.J. Watt News

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Watt (thigh) is listed as active for Monday's game against the Steelers, the Texans' official site 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
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 7 29 19 10 5 6 1 2 0 3 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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#1 Defensive End
  1. J.J. Watt
  2. Tim Jamison
Houston Texans

Snap Count Stats

398

Defensive Snaps in 2014

J.J. Watt was on the field for 398 of his team's snaps on defense in 2014.

27

Special Teams Snaps in 2014

J.J. Watt was on the field for 27 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2014.

Year Def ST
2012 939 66
2013 897 83
2014 398 27
J.J. Watt 2014 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 Was 61 1 3 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
2 @Oak 53 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 @NYG 67 8 7 5 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Buf 68 5 5 2 3 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 @Dal 71 5 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 Ind 78 6 7 4 3 2 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
7 @Pit 0 0 3 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
8 @Ten
9 Phi
10 BYE Bye Week
11 @Cle
12 Cin
13 Ten
14 @Jax
15 @Ind
16 Bal
17 Jax

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  (View College Stats & News)
As Compared To Other Defensive Ends
Height:   6' 5"
ABOVE AVERAGE
Weight:   289 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
Not Available
Vertical Jump:   37 in
ELITE
Broad Jump:   120 in
GREAT
Bench Press:   34 reps
ELITE
Houston Texans Team Injury Report
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Louis Nix  IR
LB
Ricky Sapp  IR
OG
Cody White  IR
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J.J. Watt: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Watt (thigh) is listed as probable for Monday's game against the Steelers, the Houston Chronicle reports.

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Watt (thigh) returned a fumble for a 45-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter of Thursday’s 33-28 loss to the Colts, also adding seven tackles (four solo), two sacks and three passes defensed.

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Watt (thigh) is active for Thursday night's game versus the Colts.

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Watt (thigh) is listed as probable for Thursday night's game against the Colts.

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Watt (thigh) was a limited participant in Tuesday's practice.

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Watt did not participate in Monday's walkthrough practice because of a thigh injury, CSN Houston reports.

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Watt was one of 11 Texans listed as non-participants Monday, one day after the team played in Dallas on Sunday.
Watt (thigh) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Cowboys.  

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Watt (thigh) is listed as probable for Sunday's game against the Cowboys.

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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.