25-Year-Old Linebacker – Houston Texans
2015 Fantasy Football Outlook
Mercilus filled in for the injured Jadeveon Clowney (knee) and re-established his value after it looked like Clowney was poised to take over the starting outside linebacker job Mercilus had held his f...
Whitney Mercilus Contract Information:
Signed a four-year, $26 million extension with Houston in May 2015. $10.8 million is guaranteed. Contract expires after the 2019 season.
Mercilus filled in for the injured Jadeveon Clowney (back), posting 3.5 sacks, four quarterback hits, and four tackles for loss in Sunday's win over the Titans.
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
Mercilus will start at one of the outside linebacker positions for Houston. With 13 sacks in his first two NFL seasons, Mercilus is one to watch as an IDP.
Mercilus, Houston's first-round pick in the 2011 draft, is slated to replace the departed Connor Barwin (Philadelphia) as a starting outside linebacker (the Will). As a rookie, he recorded 6.0 sacks and forced two fumbles. He's the next big pass-rushing threat on Houston's defense.
The team's first round pick this season, Mercilus will provide the Texans with a speed pass rusher on the edge, playing as a defensive end or outside linebacker.