Houston Texans quarterback C.J. Stroud continued his strong rookie season in the team's 24-21 loss against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 12. Stroud completed 26-of-36 passes for 304 yards and two touchdowns while rushing six times for 47 yards and one touchdown in the game. The rookie was able to do it all on Sunday, especially with his legs. His 47 rush yards were a career-high as he logged his third rushing touchdown since Week 8. Stroud also crossed the 300-yard passing threshold for the fourth straight week and the sixth time this season. He'll look to continue his hot streak next week at home against the Denver Broncos.
Nov 26, 2023 11:12 PM EST
Houston Texans quarterback C.J. Stroud is almost a must-start in Week 12 against the Jacksonville Jaguars. The rookie signal-caller is coming off another solid fantasy day, where he totaled 18.3 fantasy points behind 336 passing yards, two touchdowns, and three interceptions. The interceptions were a problem for Stroud last week, but he has a strong chance to bounce back in a great matchup on Sunday. Jacksonville is allowing the 10th most fantasy points per game to quarterbacks this season. Stroud also threw for 280 yards and two touchdowns against this same Jaguars team back in Week 3. That performance seems like a nice fantasy floor for the 22-year-old in this matchup.
Nov 24, 2023 11:49 PM EST
It wasn't the most efficient game for Houston Texans quarterback C.J. Stroud, who threw three interceptions in the team's 21-16 win over the Arizona Cardinals in Week 11. Despite the three interceptions, though, Stroud still put up solid numbers in the victory. He completed 27-of-37 passes for 336 yards and two touchdowns. With another 300-yard passing performance, the rookie has now thrown over that mark in three straight contests. He'll look to continue his strong season next week at home against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Nov 19, 2023 10:41 PM EST
Houston Texans quarterback C.J. Stroud continues to impress in his rookie season and is a must-start in fantasy in Week 11 against the Arizona Cardinals. Stroud is coming off another solid game where he threw for 356 yards and totaled two touchdowns (one rushing) last week. That now marks back-to-back contests where the rookie has thrown for over 350 yards in a game. During this two-game stretch, he also has scored a combined 61.8 fantasy points, which is the second highest among all players. Now, Stroud will face a Cardinals secondary that allows the ninth most fantasy points per game to quarterbacks this season. He's a strong QB1 play this weekend.
Nov 17, 2023 7:24 PM EST
Houston Texans quarterback C.J. Stroud continued to impress in the team's 30-27 win over the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 10. Stroud completed 23-of-39 passes for 356 yards, one touchdown, and one interception. The rookie also ran in an eight-yard score early in the fourth quarter to extend Houston's lead. Outside of a costly interception late in the game, the Texans quarterback was almost flawless again. Stroud has now thrown for 2,626 yards, 15 touchdowns, and just two interceptions in his first season. He'll look to continue his strong play in Week 11 at home against the Arizona Cardinals.
Nov 12, 2023 10:14 PM EST
Houston Texans quarterback C.J. Stroud will be hard to bench in Week 10 against the Cincinnati Bengals following his record-setting performance last week. Stroud threw for 470 yards and five touchdowns in Week 9 while scoring 41.8 fantasy points. His 470 passing yards were the most by a rookie quarterback in NFL history. Despite the matchup against the Bengals' defense being a little tougher, Stroud is almost in must-start territory this week. Cincinnati has given up the 12th most fantasy points per game to quarterbacks this season, making Stroud another solid start in Week 10.
Nov 11, 2023 1:43 AM EST
Houston Texans quarterback C.J. Stroud had one of the best rookie performances in NFL history in the team's 39-37 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 9. Stroud completed 32-of-40 passes for 470 yards and five touchdowns while also leading the Texans down the field for a game-winning drive in the final minute. The rookie quarterback connected with wide receiver Tank Dell for a touchdown in the final seconds to secure the victory. Stroud performance's on Sunday marked the first time in NFL history that a rookie threw for 400-plus yards and five touchdowns without an interception in a game. He will look to carry that momentum on the road next week against the Cincinnati Bengals.
Nov 5, 2023 10:31 PM EST
Houston Texans quarterback C.J. Stroud has struggled in recent weeks, but enters a Week 9 matchup against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers looking to get back on track. Stroud has thrown for just 588 yards and three touchdowns over the past three games while failing to top 16 fantasy points in all three contests. It appears opposing defenses have adjusted to the rookie's play. However, the 22-year-old quarterback will have a favorable matchup this weekend, facing a Buccaneers defense that has allowed a top-four quarterback finish in two of the last three weeks. That makes Stroud a low-end QB1 in Week 9.
Nov 3, 2023 5:04 PM EST
Houston Texans quarterback C.J. Stroud struggled through the air in the team's 15-13 loss against the Carolina Panthers in Week 8. Stroud completed just 16-of-24 passes for a season-low 140 yards while running two times for 13 yards and one touchdown in the contest. The rookie quarterback wasn't at his best on Sunday, and it marked the first time since Week 1 that he didn't throw a passing touchdown in a game. Stroud hasn't been as sharp through the air in recent weeks and has seen his passing yards decrease in three straight games. He'll look to rebound at home against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 9.
Oct 29, 2023 10:56 PM EST
Houston Texans quarterback C.J. Stroud has been a surprise fantasy star in his first season. He'll enter a Week 8 matchup against the Carolina Panthers as a solid fantasy QB1. The rookie has finished as a top-12 quarterback in three of the past four weeks while throwing for at least two touchdowns in four of his last five games. The matchup isn't the best for the rookie, facing a Panthers defense that allows just 197.8 passing yards per game. However, Carolina has allowed six passing touchdowns over the past two games, which makes Stroud a strong QB1 play in all formats.
Oct 26, 2023 5:17 PM EST
Houston Texans quarterback C.J. Stroud completed 13-of-27 passes for 199 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception in the team's 20-13 win over the New Orleans Saints. It wasn't the most efficient start from the rookie in Week 6. He also ended his NFL streak for most pass attempts (192) without an interception to begin a career with his first quarter pick. But Stroud did hold his own in the victory. The Texans quarterback threw his first touchdown pass to Dalton Schultz in the first quarter and then connected with veteran Robert Woods late in the second to extend Houston's lead. Stroud will head into the Week 7 bye with 1,660 passing yards, nine touchdowns, and one interception.
Oct 15, 2023 11:49 PM EST
Houston Texans quarterback C.J. Stroud has exceeded all expectations in the early going. But he faces a hard challenge in Week 6 against the New Orleans Saints. The Saints come in as the fourth-best defensive passing unit through five weeks, which could spell trouble for Stroud's fantasy value this Sunday. He will also likely be down one of his top wideouts in Tank Dell (concussion) for the contest. The rookie quarterback has thrown for 1,461 yards and seven touchdowns through five games. He'll enter Week 6 as a risky start in one-quarterback leagues and a solid QB2 in Superflex formats.
Oct 13, 2023 12:45 AM EST
Houston Texans rookie quarterback C.J. Stroud completed 20-of-35 passes for one touchdown in the team's 21-19 loss against the Atlanta Falcons. Stroud continued his strong rookie campaign and has now thrown for 1,461 passing yards and seven touchdowns this season. On Sunday, the rookie led an 11-play, 75-yard drive in the final minutes to give Houston the lead as Stroud connected with tight end Dalton Schultz for an 18-yard score before the Falcons came down to win it. The Texans quarterback will look to continue his hot start at home next week against the New Orleans Saints.
Oct 8, 2023 10:49 PM EST
Houston Texans quarterback C.J. Stroud has finally entered QB1 status in fantasy in Week 5 against the Atlanta Falcons. The rookie has scored 20-plus fantasy points in three straight games while throwing for 1,212 yards and six touchdowns with no interceptions to begin the year. He'll draw a tough matchup facing a Falcons defense that has allowed just 16.3 fantasy points per game to opposing quarterbacks in 2023. But Stroud and the Texans offense is on fire right now, so it'll be hard to sit him in Week 5. He's a solid quarterback start in 10-plus team leagues.
Oct 6, 2023 1:13 PM EST
Houston Texans rookie quarterback C.J. Stroud completed 16 of 30 passes for 306 yards, two touchdowns, and zero interceptions in a big Week 4 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers. He also rushed for 16 yards. The Texans' offense has scored 67 points over the last two weeks and Stroud has been a major reason why. He has presumably done enough to vault into the low-end QB1 tier ahead of Week 5 versus the Atlanta Falcons.
Oct 1, 2023 4:19 PM EST
Houston Texans quarterback C.J. Stroud has exceeded expectations so far, and he'll look to continue his rookie campaign in a Week 4 matchup at home against the Pittsburgh Steelers. It's a favorable matchup for Stroud, who faces a Steelers defense that just allowed over 300 passing yards to the Las Vegas Raiders a week ago. The rookie quarterback has officially entered into QB2 status after an extremely strong start to the season. He has thrown for 906 yards and four touchdowns in three games. Stroud is a nice streaming option in deeper one-quarterback leagues and a solid QB2 in Superflex formats.
Sep 30, 2023 12:05 PM EST
Houston Texans rookie quarterback C.J. Stroud picked up his first career win in the team's 37-17 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 3. Stroud completed 20-of-30 passes for 280 yards and two touchdowns on Sunday. The rookie connected with tight end Brevin Jordan for a four-yard score in the second quarter and then found wide receiver Tank Dell for a deep 68-yard touchdown in the fourth to secure the victory. Stroud has now thrown for 906 yards and four touchdowns in three career starts so far. He'll look to continue his strong rookie campaign next week at home against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Sep 24, 2023 11:06 PM EST
Houston Texans rookie quarterback C.J. Stroud (shoulder) is close to being back to 100 percent despite being limited in practice this week. Stroud revealed that he suffered a similar right-shoulder injury in 2021 while at Ohio State. Despite being hurt and hit often in the Week 2 loss to the Indianapolis Colts, he managed to go 30-for-47 for 384 yards and two touchdowns, which was the second-most passing yards by a rookie QB in a single game in franchise history. The Texans aren't taking any chances with Stroud's health, and he'll be managed accordingly throughout the week. Through his first two NFL games, Stroud has thrown 91 passes for 626 yards, setting the record for the fourth-most passing yards by a rookie QB in NFL history during that span.
Sep 22, 2023 1:10 PM EST
Houston Texans quarterback C.J. Stroud (shoulder) was already banged up heading into Week 2. The rookie quarterback was dealing with a shoulder injury and getting sacked six times didn't help the matter. After that, Stroud was limited during Wednesday's practice session due to a right shoulder issue. Luckily, Stroud was a full participant during Thursday's practice session. That is good news heading into the Week 3 matchup against the Jacksonville Jaguars. The young signal-caller should be considered a low-end QB2 for this game.
Sep 21, 2023 9:22 PM EST
Houston Texans rookie quarterback C.J. Stroud (shoulder) came into the Week 2 loss against the Indianapolis Colts already banged up, and he was sacked six times and hit nine times overall and still managed to throw for 384 yards. He ranks fourth in the league in passing yards and has no interceptions in the first 91 pass attempts of his career, which is an NFL record. Stroud has been dealing with a painful right throwing shoulder, but he said he's making strides and will be able to play in Week 3 against the Jacksonville Jaguars. "I feel blessed, I feel good," Stroud said. "Football is a physical sport and that's what I signed up for, but my body is fine. I'll be all right." The first-round rookie will remain a low-end QB2, but he's creeping up the ranks after his first two games and gets a vulnerable Jags defense on the road in Week 3.
Sep 21, 2023 11:03 AM EST