1. OLB – Jadeveon Clowney
We all expect J.J. Watt to do what he does best. Dominate. But what will the Texans get out of CLowney? He needs to put heavy pressure on QB Robert Griffin III and keep him contained for the Texans to pull off the win.
2. WR – Deandre Hopkins
WR Deandre Hopkins must make plays to draw double teams away from All-Pro Andre Johnson. He doesn’t need to make big plays he just needs to help move the chains.
3. RB – Arian Foster
He didn’t play a down in the pre-season so hopefully RB Arian Foster has fresh legs. The Texans need Foster to keep the pressure off of QB Ryan Fitzpatrick by keeping the team in 3rd and short situations.
4. CB – Johnathan Joseph
Joseph draws a tough assignment against explosive WR’s Desean Jackson & Pierre Garcon. They need to be locked down and stopped from making big plays.
5. LT – Duane Brown
Washington will be bring the heat on defense with All-Pro linebackers Brian Orakpo & Ryan Kerrigan. Brown has to keep these guys out of QB Ryan Fitzpatrick’s lap and keep him upright to make plays in the passing game.