24-Year-Old Linebacker – Houston Texans
2014 Fantasy Football Outlook
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....
Whitney Mercilus Contract Information:
Agreed to a four-year contract with the Texans in June of 2012 with a club option for a fifth season.
Mercilus (back) is expected to play Sunday against Baltimore, the Texans' official site reports.
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Whitney Mercilus: Past News Updates ( ▲ View most recent update )
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)First-overall pick Jadeveon Clowney and Brooks Reed are listed as starters while Mercilus will be part of the rotation at outside linebacker. Mercilus, who has 13 sacks in his first two pro seasons, entered training camp as a potential IDP candidate. Now, it looks like he might not be an every-week starter.
RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
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.