Whitney Mercilus

Whitney Mercilus Fantasy

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Height / Weight
6'4" / 261 lbs.
Date of Birth (Age)
July 21, 1990 (29)
Experience
8th Season
Drafted
2012 / Rd. 1 / Pk. 26 (HOU)
College
Illinois

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Whitney Mercilus News

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
Whitney Mercilus Feeling Much Better

Houston Texans linebacker Whitney Mercilus (pectoral) took part in full organized team activities last week and has been feeling much better. "Feels good, feels like I never left," Mercilus said on Texans TV. "Getting brushed up on a few things that we adjusted from last year but other than that, physically healthy. I feel like I'm better than I was last year." Mercilus missed 11 games last season after suffering a torn pectoral in Week 5 against the Chiefs. Mercilus had 10 tackles and one sack before his season-ending injury last year, but he had 7.5 sacks in 2016 and a career-high 12 sacks in 2015. He's an important piece of Houston's defense and will be an IDP force in what could be a bounce-back season.

May. 29th • 12:40 PM

Depth Chart

  • Offense
  • Defense
QB Deshaun Watson
AJ McCarron
RB Carlos Hyde
Duke Johnson
LWR DeAndre Hopkins
Deandre Carter
RWR Will Fuller
Keke Coutee
SWR Kenny Stills
Chad Hansen
TE Darren Fells
Jordan Akins
LT Laremy Tunsil
Roderick Johnson
LG Max Scharping
C Nick Martin
Greg Mancz
RG Zach Fulton
RT Tytus Howard
LDE Angelo Blackson
Charles Omenihu
NT DJ Reader
RDE Brandon Dunn
Carlos Watkins
SLB Whitney Mercilus
Barkevious Mingo
WILL Zach Cunningham
Dylan Cole
MIKE Benardrick McKinney
Peter Kalambayi
JACK Brennan Scarlett
Jacob Martin
LCB Johnathan Joseph
Lonnie Johnson Jr.
SS Tashaun Gipson
Jahleel Addae
FS Justin Reid
A.J. Moore
RCB Bradley Roby
Gareon Conley
K Ka'imi Fairbairn

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Whitney Mercilus Stats

The following is a breakdown of Whitney Mercilus stats. This page is updated weekly throughout the NFL season showcasing the Houston Texans OLB. Our situational tables show Whitney Mercilus stats in a number of variations which include different time periods and game situations.

Depth Chart

  • Offense
  • Defense
QB Deshaun Watson
AJ McCarron
RB Carlos Hyde
Duke Johnson
LWR DeAndre Hopkins
Deandre Carter
RWR Will Fuller
Keke Coutee
SWR Kenny Stills
Chad Hansen
TE Darren Fells
Jordan Akins
LT Laremy Tunsil
Roderick Johnson
LG Max Scharping
C Nick Martin
Greg Mancz
RG Zach Fulton
RT Tytus Howard
LDE Angelo Blackson
Charles Omenihu
NT DJ Reader
RDE Brandon Dunn
Carlos Watkins
SLB Whitney Mercilus
Barkevious Mingo
WILL Zach Cunningham
Dylan Cole
MIKE Benardrick McKinney
Peter Kalambayi
JACK Brennan Scarlett
Jacob Martin
LCB Johnathan Joseph
Lonnie Johnson Jr.
SS Tashaun Gipson
Jahleel Addae
FS Justin Reid
A.J. Moore
RCB Bradley Roby
Gareon Conley
K Ka'imi Fairbairn