C.J. Stroud

QB · Houston Texans

Height 6'3" Weight 218
DOB 2001-10-03 Age 22.5
College Ohio State

2023 Fantasy Rankings

QB # 28 (Tier 5) · ADP (12-team PPR): 20.09, 237th

Position Rankings

RankNameByeAgeADP1PPG2
Tier 5
26Mac Jones, NE1125.621.1214.9
27Matthew Stafford, LAR1036.218.1015.3
28C.J. Stroud, HOU722.520.09
29Jimmy Garoppolo, LV1332.421.0117.6
30Desmond Ridder, ATL1124.621.0411.5
1 NFFC (12-team PPR)
2 2022 season, Half PPR scoring

Fantasy News Last 90 Days

  • Texans Acquiring Stefon Diggs From Bills

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    The Buffalo Bills are trading All-Pro wide receiver Stefon Diggs, a 2024 sixth-round pick, and a 2025 fifth-round pick to the Houston Texans in exchange for a 2025 second-round pick. Needless to say, this is a shocking and exciting development, and quarterback C.J. Stroud will now have no shortage of weapons to throw to in 2024. However, the fantasy football outlooks of Nico Collins, Tank Dell, and Dalton Schultz are likely to take sizable hits. In Buffalo, Curtis Samuel and Khalil Shakir now move into the temporary WR1 and WR2 roles, but the Bills are surely planning to draft one or two wide receivers in the first three rounds of the 2024 NFL Draft. Diggs has expressed frustration in Buffalo over the last few seasons, but he has remained productive. The 30-year-old has posted at least 1,000 receiving yards in each of the last six seasons, including at least 1,100 yards in his last four campaigns with Buffalo. He keeps his WR1 upside in his new Texans uniform.

    Apr 3 · Source via Houston Texans Buffalo Bills Stefon Diggs Nico Collins Tank Dell Curtis Samuel Dalton Schultz Khalil Shakir C.J. Stroud Josh Allen
  • Texans 'excited' to build roster knowing their foundation with C.J. Stroud

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    Houston has a league-leading 29 free agents with the new league year set to kick off next week.

    Mar 6 · ESPN Houston Texans C.J. Stroud
  • Laremy Tunsil Has Knee Surgery

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    Houston Texans Pro Bowl left tackle Laremy Tunsil (knee) underwent successful arthroscopic knee surgery in Dallas and is expected to make a full and fast recovery after dealing with some swelling and tightness in his knee during the season, according to league sources. Tunsil had to have his knee drained a few times in 2023. The 29-year-old offensive tackle was on the injury report a lot last year due to his knee injury and was forced to miss three games with knee and groin issues. Perhaps Tunsil can be better in 2024 without any issues with his knee as he continues to protect the blind side of impressive young quarterback C.J. Stroud and an emerging Texans offense. Tunsil should be fully recovered by training camp at the end of the summer.

    Feb 29 · Source via Houston Texans C.J. Stroud Laremy Tunsil
  • Nico Collins Open To Texans Extension; Latest On Team's WR Plans

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    A major element of the Texans’ surprise run to the divisional round was an uptick in passing efficiency with C.J. Stroud at quarterback. The play of the Offensive Rookie of the Year helped wideout Nico Collins enjoy a career year, and it could help him land a lucrative extension. Having played three seasons in the NFL, the latter is […]

    Feb 26 · Pro Football Rumors Houston Texans Nico Collins Tank Dell Dalton Schultz C.J. Stroud
  • TE Dalton Schultz Wants To Remain With Texans

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    Dalton Schultz joined a new team for the first time in his career last offseason, signing with the Texans after a five-year run with the Cowboys. If he has his way, he will remain in Houston for at least the 2024 campaign. From 2020-22 in particular, Schultz established himself as one of Dak Prescott‘s top targets. […]

    Feb 12 · Pro Football Rumors Houston Texans Dalton Schultz C.J. Stroud
  • C.J. Stroud Wins Offensive Rookie Of The Year Honors

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    Houston Texans rookie quarterback C.J. Stroud was named as the 2024 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year on Thursday. The 22-year-old No. 2 overall pick absolutely took the league by storm in his first year in the NFL while also being led by first-time play-caller Bobby Slowik. The former Ohio State star looked like a seasoned veteran and was cool under pressure all year, finishing a 63.9 completion percentage for 4,108 passing yards, 23 touchdowns and only five interceptions in 15 regular season games while also leading the Texans to a wild-card playoff win over the Browns. With some intriguing weapons around him in the backfield and in the passing game, Stroud will firmly be in the QB1 picture in fantasy heading into his sophomore season.

    Feb 9 · Source via Houston Texans C.J. Stroud
  • Texans To Extend QBs Coach Jerrod Johnson

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    Make that two Texans assistants who are staying put. Minutes after reaching an agreement to retain Bobby Slowik, the Texans have a deal to keep Jerrod Johnson. The team’s quarterbacks coach is staying, CBS Sports Jonathan Jones reports. Entering Tuesday in contention for the Saints and Buccaneers’ jobs, Johnson will pass and commit to working […]

    Jan 31 · Pro Football Rumors Coaching Carousel Houston Texans C.J. Stroud
  • Bobby Slowik Agrees To New Deal With Texans

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    Houston Texans offensive coordinator Bobby Slowik has agreed to a new deal in Houston within the last few days that will include a significant raise, according to sources. Slowik impressed multiple NFL teams during the interview process for a head-coaching job this cycle, but he'll remain with the Texans for at least another year. He'll most certainly be a hot candidate again next offseason. The return of Slowik, one of the brighter offensive minds in the game right now, is great news for quarterback C.J. Stroud, who is the unanimous favorite to win Offensive Rookie of the Year. With Slowik calling the plays for the first time as a coach, he helped guide the Texans to a division title and a playoff win. Before making his decision to stay in Houston, Slowik interviewed for the head-coaching jobs with the Washington Commanders, Seattle Seahawks, Carolina Panthers, Tennessee Titans and Atlanta Falcons.

    Jan 30 · Source via Houston Texans C.J. Stroud
  • Jerrod Johnson Interviewing For Steelers Offensive-Coordinator Job

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    Houston Texans quarterbacks coach Jerrod Johnson is interviewing on Friday with the Pittsburgh Steelers for their vacant offensive-coordinator position, according to a source. Johnson has already interviewed with the Cleveland Browns, New Orleans Saints, New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles for the same position. His work with rookie first-round quarterback C.J. Stroud in 2023 has been noticed league-wide and has made him an extremely popular candidate for a promotion in 2024. Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said the team will be hiring an outside candidate to take over the role on a full-time basis after they fired Matt Canada in the middle of this past season and had running backs coach Eddie Faulkner and quarterbacks coach Mike Sullivan split up the play-calling duties on offense for the rest of the year.

    Jan 26 · Source via Houston Texans C.J. Stroud
  • Texans' Bobby Slowik Arranges Second HC Interviews With Commanders, Falcons

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    After a strong debut season as a coordinator, Bobby Slowik continues to drawn signficant head coaching interest. The Texans OC has a pair of second interviews lined up for a head coaching gig. Slowik will meet with the Commanders today before a follow-up with the Falcons, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. His second meeting with Atlanta […]

    Jan 23 · Pro Football Rumors Coaching Carousel Houston Texans Atlanta Falcons Washington Commanders C.J. Stroud
  • Falcons To Have Second Interviews With Bobby Slowik, Aaron Glenn

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    The Atlanta Falcons will have second head-coaching interviews with Houston Texans offensive coordinator Bobby Slowik and Detroit Lions defensive coordinator Aaron Glenn, according to a source. Slowik impressed in his first year as a play-caller in 2023, mostly thanks to his work with potential Rookie of the Year C.J. Stroud. Slowik will also have an in-person interview with the Washington Commanders on Tuesday night. In addition to Glenn, the Falcons want to interview Lions offensive coordinator Ben Johnson for a second time. The interviews with Glenn and Johnson can't take place until next week because the Lions are preparing to face the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC Championship this Sunday. It was initially believed that the Falcons were leaning towards hiring former New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick, but they have since brought in a multitude of candidates for second interviews.

    Jan 23 · Source via Coaching Carousel Houston Texans Atlanta Falcons C.J. Stroud
  • C.J. Stroud Struggles In Divisional Round Loss

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    Houston Texans quarterback C.J. Stroud struggled on the road in the team's 34-10 Divisional Round loss against the Baltimore Ravens. Stroud was not particularly efficient on Saturday, completing 19-of-33 passes for just 175 yards. The Ravens held the rookie in check, which resulted in him throwing zero touchdowns in a game for the fourth time this season. After a successful rookie campaign, Stroud's season will officially end. However, he has emerged as a top fantasy quarterback option and should be drafted pretty early in Superflex formats next season.

    Jan 20 · Source via Houston Texans C.J. Stroud
  • Bobby Slowik Has Three Interviews On Sunday

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    Houston Texans offensive coordinator Bobby Slowik plans to interview for the Atlanta Falcons', Washington Commanders' and Seattle Seahawks' head-coaching jobs on Sunday, according to a source. The Texans face off against the AFC's top-seeded Ravens on the road in Baltimore to kick off the Divisional Round of the postseason on Saturday. Slowik has already interviewed for the head-coaching jobs for the Tennessee Titans and Carolina Panthers. He is a part of the Kyle Shanahan coaching tree and arrived in Houston with head coach DeMeco Ryans in 2023. In his first year as a play-caller in the NFL, Slowik has helped turn rookie first-round quarterback C.J. Stroud into the favorite for Offensive Rookie of the Year honors.

    Jan 20 · Source via Coaching Carousel Houston Texans C.J. Stroud
  • Titans Complete Interview With Bobby Slowik

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    Houston Texans offensive coordinator Bobby Slowik became the seventh person to interview for the Tennessee Titans' head-coaching position on Thursday. The Titans are looking for a new head coach after firing Mike Vrabel following six years with the organization. Slowik's contributions to rookie first-round quarterback C.J. Stroud in his first year as a play-caller has been a critical factor in the Texans being able to make the playoffs and advance to the Divisional Round. He was previously the offensive passing-game coordinator with the San Francisco 49ers for six seasons. Both Slowik and Texans head coach DeMeco Ryans started as defensive quality control coaches in San Fran. The Titans have already interviewed Bengals OC Brian Callahan, Giants OC Mike Kafka, Raiders interim head coach Antonio Pierce, Ravens DC Mike MacDonald, Cowboys DC Dan Quinn and Panthers OC Thomas Brown.

    Jan 19 · Source via Coaching Carousel Houston Texans Tennessee Titans C.J. Stroud
  • C.J. Stroud Draws Tough Matchup In Divisional Round

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    Houston Texans quarterback C.J. Stroud was spectacular in his first postseason start. But he might struggle in the Divisional Round against the Baltimore Ravens. Last week, Stroud threw for 274 yards and three touchdowns in a blowout victory over the Cleveland Browns. However, quarterbacks are only averaging 218.6 pass yards and 1.06 pass touchdowns per game against the Ravens' secondary this season. They have also allowed the third-fewest fantasy points to quarterbacks in 2023. Stroud only managed 242 pass yards with zero touchdowns back in Week 1 against this Baltimore defense, making him a risky option in the Divisional Round.

    Jan 18 · Source via Houston Texans C.J. Stroud
  • Quarterback Stats

    SeasonTeamFPtsFP/GGSnpSnp%MS%Opp/GPaCmpPaAttCmpPctPaYdPaTDPaINTSackedRuAttRuYdRuAvgRuTDFL
    2023HOU319.621.31596785.347.535.931949963.9410823538391674.2834

    2023

    WkVsScoreFPtsQB RankSnpSnp%MS%OppPaCmpPaAttCmpPctPaYdPaTDPaINTSackedRuAttRuYdRuAvgRuTDFL
    1@BALL 9-2512.6227698.763.649284463.62420054205.0001
    2INDL 20-3125.31284100.059.550304763.8384206310.3301
    3@JACW 37-1723.41156100.058.933203066.72802003144.6700
    4PITW 30-624.91071100.047.934163053.33062004164.0000
    5@ATLL 19-2116.71758100.062.136203557.1249100122.0000
    6NOW 20-1317.21263100.047.630132748.1199212320.6700
    8@CARL 13-1514.32358100.044.826162466.71400022136.5010
    9TBW 39-3744.5172100.058.342304271.4470503010-00
    10@CINW 30-2723.6975100.054.741233959.0356111284.0012
    11ARIW 21-1621.7136698.556.738273773.03362331-1-1.0000
    12JACL 21-2433.9360100.070.042263672.23042046477.8310
    13DENW 22-1718.8156697.148.533162759.32741056111.8300
    14@NYJL 6-304.6304885.741.123102343.59100400-00
    15@TENW 19-160.0-----------------
    16CLEL 22-360.0-----------------
    17TENW 26-315.1235895.154.133243275.0213101144.0000
    18@INDW 23-1923.2756100.051.829202676.92642023206.6700
    WCCLEW 45-1425.8-4087.047.822162176.2274300111.0000
    DP@BALL 10-349.7-49100.073.536193357.6175000393.0000

    Touchdown Distances
    Passing: 8, 23, 4, 68, 2, 52, 18, 1, 6, 14, 75, 29, 9, 15, 6, 20, 40, 7, 17, 3, 12, 75, 1, 15, 76, 37
    Rushing: 1, 8, 1

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