Description: Texans defensive end J.J. Watt was honored as the NFL's Defensive Player of the Year on Saturday.
Insight: This one was a no-brainer. Watt led the league with 20.5 sacks while also recording 81 tackles and four forced fumbles. His combination of size, speed and anticipation make him a nightmare for opposing QBs. Don't be surprised if Watt wins this award again next season.
12/31/2012 5:50:00 PM
Description: Houston defensive end J.J. Watt fell two sacks short of Michael Strahan's single-season sacks record but his 20.5 sacks were still the most in the NFL this season.
Insight: Watt finished one sack ahead of 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith and two ahead of Broncos linebacker Von Miller. Watt might be the most feared pass rusher in the game today. He's a leading candidate for Defensive Player of the Year and might even steal a few MVP votes away from Adrian Peterson.
10/12/2012 10:30:00 PM
Description: Texans DE J.J. Watt has 7.5 sacks, 26 total tackles, two fumble recoveries and an incredible eight passes deflected in five games this season.
Insight: Watt has been a monster on Houston's defensive line, disrupting opposing quarterbacks in a variety of ways. He's tied for third in the league in passes deflected; the next closest defensive lineman is Seattle's Chris Clemons with four.
8/2/2012 6:53:00 PM
Description: According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, Texas defensive end J.J. Watt suffered a dislocated elbow Thursday but is not expected to miss much time after doctors pop the joint back in.
Insight: Watt stands to improve on the 5.5 sacks he recorded during his rookie season. The defensive end had 3.5 sacks, an INT and a touchdown as well as 11 solo tackles in two playoff games, so he should be a target for those in IDP leagues.
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