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J.J. Watt

27-Year-Old Defensive End – Houston Texans

2015 Defensive Stats

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2015 Defensive Projections

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2015 Fantasy Football Outlook

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 ...

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2015 ADP:  34.06

IDP Rank: Hidden

Bye Week:  9

STATUS:  Probable     INJURY:  Groin      FRI PRACTICE:   Full
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. Agreed to a restructure in March of 2015.

April 17, 2016  –  J.J. Watt News

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Watt is nearly recovered from offseason groin surgery, Peter King of Sports Illustrated reports. "I am very, very close to being back to 100 percent," Watt said recently.

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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 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
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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

Snap Count Stats

1005

Defensive Snaps in 2015

J.J. Watt was on the field for 1005 of his team's snaps on defense in 2015.

71

Special Teams Snaps in 2015

J.J. Watt was on the field for 71 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2015.

Year Def ST
2013 897 83
2014 1050 74
2015 1005 71
J.J. Watt 2015 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 KC 68 9 9 9 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 @Car 78 6 5 4 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 TB 59 6 5 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 @Atl 64 6 5 4 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 Ind 65 5 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 @Jax 79 2 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 @Mia 59 8 7 6 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 Ten 59 2 5 3 2 2.5 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
9 BYE Bye Week
10 @Cin 65 3 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 NYJ 67 3 8 8 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 NO 58 2 5 3 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 @Buf 60 6 4 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 NE 64 6 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 @Ind 54 4 4 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 @Ten 49 2 2 2 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
17 Jax 57 1 8 5 3 3 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
Playoffs KC 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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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J.J. Watt: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Watt, who underwent groin surgery this offseason, had five partially or fully torn muscles in his core area by the end of the 2015 season, the EPSN.com reports.

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Watt (groin) was cleared for offseason workouts Monday, Tania Ganguli of ESPN reports.

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Watt (groin) was named the NFL Defensive player of the Year at Saturday's NFL Awards ceremony.

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Watt will undergo surgery on his injured groin Tuesday.

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Watt has been dealing with this injury for several weeks, but Saturday's wild-card loss to the Chiefs proved to be the tipping point, where he ultimately had to exit the contest. The star defensive end will now take a proactive approach to addressing the ailment and expects to be ready for the start of the 2016 season.
Watt (wrist) is questionable to return to Saturday's wild-card game against the Chiefs due to a knee injury, James Palmer of NFL Network reports.

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Watt played without a cast Sunday for the first time since breaking his left hand, and recorded three sacks in the Texans' 30-6 win over the Jaguars in Week 17. He finished with eight tackles (five solo), a forced fumble and a fumble recovery.

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Watt practiced without a cast on his injured left hand Friday for the first time since suffering the injury.

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Watt (hand) notched two solo tackles, a sack and a forced fumble in Sunday's win over the Titans.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2015

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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.