Whitney Mercilus

Whitney Mercilus Fantasy

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Height / Weight
6'4" / 258 lbs.
Date of Birth (Age)
July 21, 1990 (29)
Experience
9th Season
Drafted
2012 / Rd. 1 / Pk. 26 (HOU)
College
Illinois

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Whitney Mercilus News

Texans Sign Whitney Mercilus For Four Years

The Houston Texans and linebacker Whitney Mercilus reached an agreement on Saturday on a four-year deal that will keep him from reaching free agency after the 2019 season, according to a source. Financial terms of the deal weren't given. The 29-year-old Mercilus has 48 total tackles (33 solo), 7.5 sacks, four forced fumbles, a fumble recovery and two interceptions on the season to help keep Houston's defense afloat with pass-rusher J.J. Watt (pectoral) injured again. Mercilus does it all in the middle of the field for the Texans, and his presence is even more important without Jadeveon Clowney as well. If he records a sack in the regular season finale, it'll be his second highest sack total in a single season -- he had 12 back in 2015.

Dec. 28th • 4:34 PM
Whitney Mercilus Will Play In Opener

After a hamstring injury kept Houston Texans linebacker Whitney Mercilus out for the preseason, there were questions about his availability for the team's season-opener against the New England Patriots on Sunday. Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports that Mercilus will be ready to suit up for the Texans in Week 1, though, providing a boost to the team's defensive upside. Still, the Texans defense is likely to struggle in a road game against the Patriots and should be avoided in shallow leagues. Meanwhile, Mercilus's IDP potential remains low on a defense with plenty of strong defensive players. He ranks outside the top 50 at linebacker.

Sep. 3rd • 9:28 AM
Whitney Mercilus Out With Minor Injury

Houston Texans linebacker Whitney Mercilus has been out of practice the last few days with a minor undisclosed soft-tissue injury, and he is not expected to play in the first preseason game on Thursday against the Chiefs. Mercilus is expected to make a full recovery in the preseason. The 28-year-old played in just five games last year due to a torn pectoral muscle. He's a little overshadowed on this Texans defense with J.J. Watt and Jadeveon Clowney gaining most of the attention, but Mercilus had 12 sacks and 52 tackles in 2015 and also secured 7.5 sacks in 2016. He could be an excellent value pick in IDP leagues if he can stay healthy in 2018.

Aug. 8th • 9:48 AM

Depth Chart

  • Offense
  • Defense
QB Deshaun Watson
AJ McCarron
RB David Johnson
Duke Johnson
LWR Brandin Cooks
Kenny Stills
RWR Will Fuller V
Keke Coutee
SWR Randall Cobb
DeAndre Carter
TE Darren Fells
Jordan Akins
LT Laremy Tunsil
Brent Qvale
LG Max Scharping
Rick Leonard
C Nick Martin
Greg Mancz
RG Zach Fulton
Senio Kelemete
RT Tytus Howard
Roderick Johnson
LDE Angelo Blackson
Charles Omenihu
NT Eddie Vanderdoes
Ross Blacklock
RDE J.J. Watt
Brandon Dunn
SLB Whitney Mercilus
Duke Ejiofor
WILL Zach Cunningham
Dylan Cole
MIKE Benardrick McKinney
Peter Kalambayi
JACK Brennan Scarlett
Jacob Martin
LCB Gareon Conley
Lonnie Johnson Jr.
SS Michael Thomas
FS Justin Reid
Eric Murray
RCB Bradley Roby
Keion Crossen
CB Vernon Hargreaves
John Reid
K Ka'imi Fairbairn