Texans Lock Up LT Duane Brown For Six Years: Fantasy Implications

July 28, 2012; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans offensive tackle Duane Brown (76) during training camp at Methodist Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-US PRESSWIRE

The Texans have extended LT Duane Brown for six years and $53.4 million. We break down the fantasy implications.

John McClain of the Houston Chronicle reports that the Houston Texans have extended LT Duane Brown for six years and $53.4 million. The deal starts in 2013 and includes $22.08 million in guaranteed money. 2012 was the last year of Brown's original rookie deal. He made the Associated Press All-Pro team in 2011.

Analysis: This is great deal for the Texans - they lock up one of the best left tackles in the league and don't have to wait until the offseason to try re-signing him. According to Pro Football Focus, Brown hasn't allowed a sack in his last 686 pass plays, and only allowed five QB hits in that span. He's a rock for Houston's O-line, and fantasy owners should breathe a bit easier about Matt Schaub staying upright and Arian Foster finding running lanes.

For more on the Texans, check out Battle Red Blog and SB Nation Houston.

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