Aug 9, 2014; Glendale, AZ, USA; Houston Texans quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick (14) has his jersey pulled by Arizona Cardinals defensive tackle Christian Tupou (67) during a preseason game at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Preseason: Houston Texans vs Arizona Cardinals

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We’ve made it!  Football is back, and with that comes the over analyzing  of the preseason, trying to find any advantage we can for our upcoming drafts.  Many fantasy champions are  made in the preseason. From analyzing rookies to scoping out all of the off-season moves, I will try to help you prepare as well.   We’re going to start this series by listing  key take aways from last night’s bevy of preseason games.  Keep checking in throughout the day to see more of my analysis from the first round of preseason games!

Aug 9, 2014; Glendale, AZ, USA; Houston Texans linebacker Jadeveon Clowney (90) covers Arizona Cardinals tight end John Carlson (89) during the first half at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

Houston Texans vs Arizona Cardinals

  1. Ryan Fitztragic started the game for the Texans and my oh my, it was not pretty.  Fitzpatrick was left on the field for the entire first half, with Bill O’Brien watching on sidelines, hoping for something positive from him.  Fitzpatrick ended his night going 6 0f  14 for 55 yards and two interceptions.  At one point Fitz had a single digit quarterback rating.  If this preseason game is any indication of the Texans’ upcoming season, then it’s going to be a long season for Texans fans.  Again.
  2. John Brown has been the talk of camp, being compared to T.Y. Hilton in this Bruce Arians coached system.  He finished his night with 87 yards on five catches.  Brown is looking to replace Andre Roberts and is doing a great job so far.  If you don’t own him in dynasty formats, grab him now.  He might even be worth targeting in a trade.  With Larry Fitzgerald possibly leaving Arizona due to his cap hit, Brown could end up as part of a dynamic duo with Malcolm Floyd.
  3. JaDeveon Clowney had some ups and downs during the game, but played as well as you can expect from a rookie in his first game action.  The one time that him and J.J. Watt lined up side by side, Watt got a sack.  Unfortunately for the Texans, this was the only bright spot on a defense that got torched by the Cardinals.

 

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