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J.J. Watt

25-Year-Old Defensive End – Houston Texans

2013 Defensive Stats

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80

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10.5

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4

TD

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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.

September 2, 2014  –  J.J. Watt News

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Watt signed a six-year, $100 million extension with the Texans on Tuesday, Chris Mortensen of ESPN 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
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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

897

Defensive Snaps in 2013

J.J. Watt was on the field for 897 of his team's snaps on defense in 2013.

83

Special Teams Snaps in 2013

J.J. Watt was on the field for 83 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2013.

Year Def ST
2011 - -
2012 939 66
2013 897 83
J.J. Watt 2013 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 @SD 53 3 3 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 Ten 68 5 5 5 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 @Bal 60 5 9 6 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Sea 61 5 8 4 4 0.5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 @SF 44 6 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 StL 39 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 @KC 63 3 6 6 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
8 BYE Bye Week
9 Ind 60 5 4 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 @Ari 59 7 4 4 0 1 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0
11 Oak 58 4 5 5 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 Jax 62 6 9 8 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 NE 67 8 5 5 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 @Jax 60 7 3 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 @Ind 67 6 5 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 Den 76 7 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 @Ten 0 0 9 9 0 1 1 0 0 1 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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No players listed.
Doubtful
No players listed.

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

Watt was held out of Saturday's preseason game against Atlanta.

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Watt (knee) was a full participant in the first day of minicamp Tuesday.

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Watt sat out Friday's OTA due to hyperextension in his knee, ESPN's Tania Ganguli reports.

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Houston head coach Bill O'Brien said Watt will "fit in really well" in any planned defensive scheme, the Houston Chronicle reports.

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With offseason changes in Houston, including a new head coach and defensive coordinator, it's natural to wonder how these changes will affect a star player like Watt. O'Brien stressed the Texans will play multiple schemes, refusing to be boxed in as only a 3-4 defense. "The majority of the games played in the NFL are now played in nickel defense or dime defense. Our defense will be very multiple," said O'Brien. Whatever the defense evolves into, you can rest assured O'Brien and defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel will utilize Watt in ways that he can best disrupt opponents.
Watt, who finished the season with 65 tackles, 10.5 sacks and seven passes defensed, will be a captain in the Pro Bowl, the Houston Chronicle reports.

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Watt will undergo plastic surgery in the offseason to repair a gash on the bridge of his nose, the Houston Chronicle reports.

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Watt (back) registered a team-high nine tackles (eight solo) and one sack in Sunday's loss to the Jaguars.

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Watt (back) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Jaguars.

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Watt (back) is listed as probable for Sunday's game against the Jaguars.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

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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.