Houston Texans
D’Onta Foreman quietly can become a fantasy stud in 2019. What else should we keep an eye on as training camp opens up for the Texans? (Brett Coomer/ Houston Chronicle)

DeAndre Hopkins and Deshaun Watson. That sums up the Houston Texans. Now it’s time to get those two guys more help. The Texans offensive line, secondary, and conservative play calling all needs work. Can the Texans actually improve in those areas? We shall see. Let’s take a look at the Houston Texans 2019 NFL training camp preview.

3 Position Battles To Watch:

Tight End: Jordan Akins, Jordan Thomas, Kahale Warring

Can we please give Deshaun Watson a reliable tight end? Scratch that, I seriously can’t remember a time where the Texans had a dangerous tight end. No, we’re not counting Owen Daniels. Somebody step the hell up. It’s been a fantasy wasteland my entire life. The bad news is the names on this roster do not make me feel confident this trend is going to turn around anytime soon.

Tackle: Julie’N Davenport, Matt Khalil, Seantrel Henderson, Tytus Howard

The Texans offensive line is horrendous. This unit has been the worst in the league for quite some time now. The good news is the organization is at least attempting to repair it now. Tytus Howard was drafted in the first round but he’s far from a sure thing. The rest of the roster includes Julie’N Davenport who has two left feet, Matt Khalil who fell off a cliff, and talented Seantrel Henderson who somehow sucks. Two of them have to start.

Guard: Senio Kelemete, Zach Fulton, Max Scharping, Martinas Rankin

Like tackle, this team blows at every position along the offensive line. Martinas Rankin was a massive disappointment as a rookie. Max Scharping was a mid round pick but actually played tackle in college. Maybe he slides to tackle but has to be an option here too. Zach Fulton is a journeyman. Senio Kelemente is a guy who 90 percent of NFL fans have never heard of. Again, two of them have to start. Good luck.

Ready To Breakout: Bradley Roby

If Bradley Roby has that elite switch in him, it’s going to show up this year. We have seen flashes in the past but was always overshadowed by Chris Harris or Aqib Talib in Denver. This secondary is old and made of swiss cheese. Roby has an opportunity to become the guy who is on a one-year prove it deal. Roby was a first round pick for a reason and has great ball skills. We just don’t see it all the time.

Rookie To Watch: Charles Omenihu

The man with arms that last forever, Charles Omenihu. Does he realize that he now plays with JJ Watt, Jadeveon Clowney, DJ Reader, and Whitney Mercilus? Omenihu was the Big 12 defensive player of the year for a reason. Now it’s time for his to prove it was well deserved and that talented can translate to the NFL. His ability to win one on ones is vastly important to this defense. The Houston Texans need to win up front to help out this shaky secondary.

Fantasy Sleeper: D’Onta Foreman

Lamar Miller is on his last leg. Miller is like leaving that mouth wash in about 10 seconds too long. It’s time to spit that sucker out. D’Onta Foreman has such an opportunity in front of him. If Foreman has an ounce of talent, he should supplant Miller. Foreman spent most of the 2018 season recovering from a torn Achilles. He should be good to go now. Theoretically, this should be the same guy that rushed for over 2,000 yards in a season at Texas. Foreman, 23, still has time to prove he can become a starting caliber back.

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