Watt
J.J. Watt
J.J. Watt
J.J. Watt
J.J. Watt
29-Year-Old DE
2017 Defensive Stats
2018 Defensive Projections
TCKL
15
SACKS
0.0
INT
-
FF
-
TD
-
 
 
 
 
 
2018 Fantasy Outlook
If Watt is the same player he was before and stays perfectly healthy, the ceiling is an 80-tackle, 20-sack season. Reliable sack and tackle data only go back so far, but it appears no other lineman has been capable of such heights. Unfortunately, injuries proved Watt mortal... read more
If Watt is the same player he was before and stays perfectly healthy, the ceiling is an 80-tackle, 20-sack season. Reliable sack and tackle data only go back so far, but it appears no other lineman has been capable of such heights. Unfortunately, injuries proved Watt mortal over the last two years, with a back injury ruining 2016 before a tibial fracture doomed his 2017. Even before the leg broke, Watt failed to post in a sack in five games last year, raising fair concern over whether he was ever fully recovered from the prior back injury. Watt just turned 29 in March, so a bounce back is totally plausible, but he suddenly has a lot to prove.
2018 ADP: 157.4
Bye Week: 10
HT: 6'5"   WT: 295 lbs.   DOB: 3/22/1989   College: Wisconsin   Drafted: 1st Rd, #11 Overall in 2011Show Contract
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J.J. Watt Contract Info:
Signed a six-year, $100 million contract with the Texans in September of 2014.
Active during joint practice
DEHouston Texans
August 15, 2018
Watt made several impact plays during Wednesday's joint practice session with the 49ers, John Harris of the Texans' official site reports.
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J.J. Watt NFL Stats
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J.J. Watt 2017 NFL Game Log
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2017 Depth Chart Status
J.J. Watt is not listed on the Houston Texans depth Chart.
Snap Counts
  • 2017 Defensive Snaps:
    218
  • 2017 Special Teams Snaps:
    13
 
Def Snaps:
ST Snaps:
2015
1005
71
2016
158
13
2017
218
13
Measurables Overview

(Compared to other DEs)

Height:   6' 5"
AVERAGE
Weight:   295 lbs
BELOW AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   4.81 sec
ELITE
Shuttle Time:   4.21 sec
ELITE
Cone Drill:   6.88 sec
ELITE
Arm Length:   0.00 in
Not Available
Hand Length:   0.00 in
Not Available
Vertical Jump:   37 in
ELITE
Broad Jump:   120 in
ELITE
Bench Press:   34 reps
ELITE
Houston Texans Team Injury Report
Questionable
Doubtful
Out
RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
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  1. J.J. Watt 2018 Preseason Outlook
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  2. J.J. Watt 2017 Preseason Outlook
    We've known for a long time that injury was the only thing that could stop Watt, but prior to last year it was reasonable to wonder if even injury couldn't stop him. After all, he played through the 2012 season with a dislocated elbow and played through back injuries and a broken hand in 2015. Unfortunately, that same back injury required surgery from which Watt never fully recovered in time for last season, and he needed another, season-ending back surgery after just three games. With almost a year to recover this time around, Watt should be back to normal. If he is, he's likely the best.
  3. J.J. Watt 2016 Preseason Outlook
    No one needs Watt's IDP appeal explained to them at this point, as he's been the top IDP regardless of position going on the fifth year straight now. You'd have to go back to 2011 to find the last time he fell short of 76 tackles in a season, and he hit the 17.5-sack mark in three of the last four years, tallying 10.5 in the one "down" year. He's likely locked into the Hall of Fame and he just turned 27 years old. He's the first IDP off the board in any conceivable IDP format.
  4. J.J. Watt 2015 Preseason 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 to even greater heights last season by catching three touchdown passes as a goal-line tight end to go with his two defensive scores. At 6-5, 289, Watt is unstoppable even with double- and triple-teams as he totaled 60 quarterback knockdowns last year, 30.5 more than the second-ranked D-Lineman. He has not missed a game in his four seasons and still dominates when playing injured. Still just 26, Watt is the favorite for an unprecedented third NFL Defensive Player of the Year award in four years.
  5. J.J. Watt 2014 Preseason 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 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.
  6. J.J. Watt 2013 Preseason Outlook
    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.
  7. J.J. Watt 2012 Preseason Outlook
    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.
  8. J.J. Watt 2011 Preseason Outlook
    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.
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Active during joint practice
DEHouston Texans
August 15, 2018
Watt made several impact plays during Wednesday's joint practice session with the 49ers, John Harris of the Texans' official site reports.
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No doubt about Week 1
DEHouston Texans
August 14, 2018
Watt reiterated that he has no doubt he will play Week 1 against New England, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.
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Hopes to play in at least one preseason contest
DEHouston Texans
August 5, 2018
Watt (leg) is hopeful to play in at least one preseason game, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.
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Cleared to practice
DEHouston Texans
Lower Leg
July 26, 2018
Watt (leg) has been cleared to practice without restrictions, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.
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Passes conditioning test
DEHouston Texans
Lower Leg
July 24, 2018
Watt (leg) aced his conditioning test Monday, reports ESPN's Chris Mortensen (via Adam Schefter).
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