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22 May 2020, 04:02 GMT+10

Drew Dougherty has been the Host of Texans TV since 2009. On a weekly basis, he answers fan questions via his 'Dear Drew' video, as well as here in 'The Leftovers'.

Jason McLeod: Dear Drew, Do you think there is a good chance of some of the Texans games will get flexed into prime time this season?

DD: Sure. If they're playing really well, and their late-season opponents are too, then I could certainly see that happening. With Deshaun Watson at quarterback, exciting things happen. It wouldn't surprise me to see the Bears game get flexed, or the AFC South ones in December.

Mike Ledesma Dear Drew, Why so much hate for the Texans? Sportswriters have us finishing 3rd in our division. Do you feel optimistic like me?

DD: I'm really optimistic, yes. I wouldn't necessarily characterize it as 'hate', but there's quite a bit of skepticism, as you pointed out. As long as Watson is under center, the Texans have a chance. But now he has an offensive line that returns all five starters, and he's got a lot of weapons at receiver, tight end and running back. I'm very optimistic Houston will do well in 2020.

Christian Heinz: Dear Drew, Greetings from Germany. Who do you think is the funniest guy in the locker room and why?

DD: Many of the players say right tackle Tytus Howard is the funniest. Laremy Tunsil, Kenny Stills and a few others have pointed to the funny things he says. Kicker Ka'imi Fairbairn thinks linebacker Dylan Cole is one of the funniest, while tight end Jordan Akins tabbed linebacker Davin Bellamy as one of the funniest.

Derwin Jordan: Dear Drew, What is the most productive none football-related thing you've accomplished during the quarantine?

DD: I've gone on lots of walks. Most days begin with a walk around the neighborhood with my two youngest children. At night, my wife and the older two children typically join us for a walk as well. My step count has gone up quite a bit because of it.

@DeepSlant: Dear Drew, Why are you hiding behind/in a dumpster?

DD: It was 'in', not behind. And it seemed like a good idea at the time.

Ryan Riffel: Dear Drew, Who do think will fill the role as the third running back? Is there a possibility to see Cullen Gillaspia more on the field to fill some of them touches?

DD: David Johnson and Duke Johnson will be atop the depth chart, but look out for Karan Higdon. He was on the practice squad last season as a rookie, but might compete for a spot on the 53-man roster this season. As for Gillaspia, it wouldn't surprise me to see him get more chances. Good things happened when he was on the field last year.

Heather Garza: Dear Drew, which wide receiver do you think will have the most yards and/or touchdowns?

DD: Will Fuller, V. I'm looking forward to seeing him in 2020.

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