This is the depth chart used for DraftKings Madden Stream contests for the Texans. It is based on rosters at the end of the 2019-2020 season with all injured players active. For more information on the details of the contests and a schedule of upcoming matchups click here.
QB1: Deshaun Watson
QB2: AJ McCarron
QB3: Joe Webb III
RB1: Lamar Miller
RB2: Carlos Hyde
RB3: Duke Johnson
RB4: Taiwan Jones
RB5: Cullen Gillaspia
RB6: Buddy Howell
WR1: DeAndre Hopkins
WR2: Will Fuller V
WR3: Kenny Stills
WR4: Keke Coutee
WR5: DeAndre Carter
WR6: Steven Mitchell Jr.
WR7: Isaac Whitney
TE1: Darren Fells
TE2: Jordan Akins
TE3: Jordan Thomas
TE4: Kahale Warring
TE5: Jon Weeks
K1: Ka’imi Fairbairn
Madden Stream ResultsSaints beat the Texans in first ever DraftKings’ Madden Stream — 3/28/20
There wasn’t a ton of drama in the game as the Saints won pretty comfortably by a final score of 26-14. One thing to take notice for future contests, it looks like the games will be lower-scoring than what we typically see from NFL games due to the nature of the sims having six-minute quarters. Unexpectedly, the top fantasy producer in this game was Jared Cook ($7,800). He hauled in a pair of touchdowns and scored 28.4 DKFP. On the other side of the game, almost all of the Texans’ production came from DeAndre Hopkins ($10,000). He had over 100 yards and 26 DKFP in the loss.
Falcons win a shootout over Texans in Madden simulation — 4/2/20
We finally got the QB duel we’ve been waiting for in these Madden simulations. Matt Ryan ($9,400; 23.6 DKFP) and Deshaun Watson ($9,600; 21.3 DKFP) were phenomenal all evening long in Atlanta’s eventual 24-17 victory over Houston. In fact, it was almost unsettling when either would simply throw an incomplete pass. Ryan, in particular, finished with just one such mistake in the winning effort, racking up 290 yards through the air with three passing touchdowns. As for Watson, the Clemson product rushed for 42 yards on top of his pair of aerial TDs. DeAndre Hopkins ($10,400; 18.7 DKFP) was also effective, registering six catches for 67 yards and a score.
Unlikely hero helps Colts past Texans in Madden simulation — 4/9/20
Jacoby Brissett ($10,000; 16.6 DKFP) was terrible in his first two sims, but he broke out against Houston, passing for 215 yards and two touchdowns. The first score of the game went to Chester Rogers ($2,000; 17.3 DKFP), who finished with a 5-63-1 line at just 1.4% ownership. Only two lineups captained Rogers, but those lineups finished in a tie for fourth place. Brissett’s 24.9 DKFP at just 2.2% ownership in the captain spot wound up helping three lineups share first place. After a quiet start, T.Y. Hilton ($9,600; 14.3 DKFP) also got involved with a late TD. Kenny Stills ($5,400; 12.2 DKFP) made the big play for Houston, with his lone reception going for a 52-yard TD. A contrarian fade of DeAndre Hopkins ($11,200; 6.3 DKFP) proved to be the profitable strategy.
Miles Sanders leads Eagles past Texans in Madden simulation — 4/22/20
Sanders ($7,000; 38.1 DKFP) did it all for the Eagles, ripping off 129 rushing yards with a pair of touchdowns, along with another score through the air. He was rostered at just 3% in the captain spot, but that’s where winning lineups rostered him, good for 57.15 DKFP. Nelson Agholor ($4,800; 15.7 DKFP) scored the other touchdown in Philly’s 28-20 victory. Deshaun Watson ($10,800; 22.36 DKFP) and DeAndre Hopkins ($10,400; 29.6 DKFP) both had strong sims, hooking up seven times for 136 yards and a touchdown.
Texans miracle comeback bid falls short against Ravens — 4/25/20
The ending to this game was an odd one. Trailing 17-7 with less than a minute left, Houston scored a touchdown to get the game within reach. The Texans then recovered an onside kick, giving them a chance to potentially pick up some yardage and attempt a game-knotting field goal. Unfortunately, Deshaun Watson ($11,600; 19.34 DKFP) took a sack and then got intercepted to end the game. For Baltimore, the combination of Lamar Jackson ($11,200) and Mark Andrews ($6,600) was too much for the Texans’ defense. Andrews had over 100 receiving yards and 22.9 DKFP while Jackson finished with a game-high 23.36 DKFP.
Deshaun Watson and DeAndre Hopkins lead Texans past 49ers– 4/28/20
Hopkins ($10,800; 27.7 DKFP) might not be a real-life Texan anymore, but his simulated chemistry with Watson ($11,200; 35.96 DKFP) was still strong as Houston dominated the 49ers in a not-as-close-as-it-looks 28-21 victory Tuesday night. The Texans had a double-digit lead for most of the game, and the 49ers only got it back down to seven with 15 seconds left on the clock. Watson threw for three TDs and rushed for a fourth, also contributing 234 yards through the air and 86 on the ground. Hopkins was the recipient of 127 of those yards and one of the TDs. San Francisco was led by Deebo Samuel ($5,600; 19 DKFP), who snagged six receptions for a clean 100 yards.
Texans outlast Bills in Madden simulation– 5/1/20
In a contest that didn’t feature a lot of points, it’s not surprising that the best players still managed to climb to the top of the leaderboard. Houston took down Buffalo by a score of 23-13 to close out another full day of Madden streams on DraftKings; and you’d better believe that Deshaun Watson ($11,600; 19.7 DKFP) was at the center of the action. The Clemson product threw for a pair of touchdown, but, maybe more importantly, Watson also racked up 61 rushing yards. However, the pivot wasn’t operating completely alone, as DeAndre Hopkins ($10,400; 15.9 DKFP) was able to register 69 receiving yards along with a trip to the end zone.
Packers demolish Texans in Madden simulation — 5/3/20
Is the real Aaron Rodgers ($11,000; 22.5 DKFP) finally starting to show up in these simulations? The former MVP had done little to impress people early on in DraftKings’ Madden streams; however, after a three-touchdown performance this evening in a 38-18 victory over Houston, Rodgers has now thrown seven TDs in his past two starts. The main beneficiary of this recent success aside from owners? Davante Adams ($9,600; 24.8 DKFP), of course. Adams has reeled in four of those seven passing touchdowns, including two this afternoon in the win. He’d finish with five catches for 78 yards in total.
Seahawks best Texans in a Madden sim shootout– 5/5/20
Russell Wilson ($11,600; 30.64 DKFP) and Deshaun Watson ($10,400; 28.18 DKFP) each threw three touchdowns, with Wilson adding a two-point conversion and 48 rushing yards, while Watson ran for 87 yards. D.K. Metcalf ($6,200; 26.4 DKFP) and Tyler Lockett ($9,600; 29.3 DKFP) both went for over 100 yards and a touchdown in this 31-21 shootout, with Lockett securing the two-point conversion as well. Jason Myers ($3,800; 13 DKFP) was also crucial, knocking in three field goals and both extra-points. DeAndre Hopkins ($10,800; 34 DKFP) was Watson’s prime target, posting a 9-100-2 line in a losing effort for Houston.
Jets double-up Titans in Madden simulation — 5/7/20
I’m not sure you could build a more successful stack in a laboratory. Though neither Deshaun Watson ($11,200; 31.6 DKFP) or DeAndre Hopkins ($10,800; 48.0 DKFP) looked like they were going to have all that great a performance this evening based solely on an underwhelming first quarter, the dynamic duo came out firing in the second frame. Watson first found Hopkins for a massive 87-yard touchdown. Then the pair connected on another long score. Then, in the fourth quarter, they finished the game – and New York – off with a third TD connection. Eventually, Houston would take the simulation by a commanding 35-17 tally.
Vikings dominate defensively against Texans in Madden sim — 5/11/20
Both offenses only reached the end zone once in this one, but defense and special teams made a huge difference in Minnesota’s 23-7 victory. Vikings D/ST ($3,400; 21 DKFP) had three sacks and forced three turnovers, returning one for a touchdown. Dan Bailey ($3,800; 11 DKFP) also knocked in three field goals, along with both his extra-point attempts. As for the offensive touchdowns, Stefon Diggs ($9,600; 18.9 DKFP) finished with a 3-99-1 line, and while he just missed the 100-yard bonus, his 28.35 DKFP in the captain’s spot helped build the winning lineup. DeAndre Hopkins ($10,200; 14.9 DKFP) had Houston’s lone score, catching five passes for 50 yards.
Chiefs hold on to defeat Texans in Madden simulation — 5/14/20
Just when you thought tonight’s game between Kansas City and Houston was going to be low-scoring, both offenses woke up late. In fact, in the Chiefs’ eventual 28-21 victory, we had more points in the fourth quarter (29) than in the first three quarters combined (20). That meant really good things for a number of players, specifically Patrick Mahomes ($11,400; 22.7 DKFP) and Travis Kelce ($9,000; 21.4 DKFP). The former MVP threw for three touchdowns in the winning effort, while the All-Pro TE caught seven passes for 84 yards and a score. For the Texans, Deshaun Watson ($10,400; 29.3 DKFP) kept things close with a pair of passing TDs and 107 yards on the ground.
Texans roll past Jaguars in Madden simulation — 5/17/20
Wake up. Put Deshaun Watson ($11,000; 24.7 DKFP) into as many lineups as possible. Go to sleep. Repeat. Houston’s franchise quarterback has been about as good as they come in DraftKings’ Madden simulations and that trend continued this evening in a 27-17 victory over Jacksonville. Like usual, Watson was getting it done through the air and with his legs, passing for 266 yards and a touchdown, while also running in a second score. As for the Jaguars, D.J. Chark ($9,600; 24.4 DKFP) continued to find the end zone at will, registering his ninth touchdown in the team’s past eight games. The LSU product finished with four catches and 114 yards.
Browns defeat Texans in Madden simulation — 5/19/20
I think it goes without saying, but sometimes these Madden simulations are completely unpredictable. In this instance, let’s focus in on the performance of Jarvis Landry ($7,000; 18.5 DKFP). The former second-round pick had an amazing afternoon in Cleveland’s 24-17 victory over Houston, but that doesn’t mean it made a lot of sense. Coming into Tuesday, Landry had racked up just three touchdowns despite having 52 total receptions. Well, this afternoon, he made his way into the end zone twice, though he’s only catch three passes total. Still, owners of Landry and Baker Mayfield ($10,200; 23.8 DKFP) won’t be complaining any time soon.
Titans outlast Texans 21-16 in virtual Tennessee — 5/21/20
In this Madden simulation, Tennessee was able to take down Houston in just a five-point game. Ryan Tannehill ($10,200) was the catalyst, throwing for two touchdowns and rushing for one. He scored 21.28 DKFP. Deshaun Watson (CPT; $16,500) did his best to keep the Texans in it, throwing for 275 yards and two scores. He went for 32.1 DKFP in the Captain’s spot. The rest of the winning lineup included DeAndre Hopkins ($10,400), Will Fuller ($6,800), Adam Humphries ($3,200) and Keke Coutee ($1,800). This team was incredibly chalky, leading to a 38-way tie for first place.
Chargers destroy Texans in Madden simulation — 5/24/20
I don’t think that was the way a lot of people had that game going. Yes, Houston came into this evening’s meeting with Los Angeles having dropped 11 of its prior 16 streams; but the offense had still been great even with the losses pilling up. Well, that was not the case on Sunday. The Texans fell to the Chargers by a lopsided 24-6 final score and, if that wasn’t enough of a tilt, it was Travis Benjamin ($4,600; 29.5 DKFP) doing all the damage for the home side. The WR3 finished the contest with eight catches for 95 yards and a pair of touchdowns, while Philip Rivers ($10,600; 21.2 DKFP) rode a massive first-half performance to viability.