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Houston Texans

AFC South


The market has Dameon Pierce correctly valued at an ADP of 63, compared to an overall ECR of 68. At a projected workload of 13.0 carries and 2.0 receptions per game, Pierce is one of the few running backs with a workload you can feel good about. He leads Rex Burkhead and Dare Ogunbowale on Houston's depth chart. The Texans have the 7th-worst running back schedule.

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Pharaoh Brown is projected for just 224 yards and 1.2 TDs on 23.7 receptions. As the consensus #54, Brown is not worth drafting. Brown will struggle for touches with Brevin Jordan and O.J. Howard ahead of him.

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The market has Marlon Mack correctly valued at an ADP of 242, compared to an overall ECR of 264. With 10.0 projected touches per game (9.4 rushes and 0.6 catches), Mack will see the ball enough to be relevant in most leagues. He has some competition on Houston's depth chart in Dameon Pierce and Rex Burkhead. The Texans have the 7th-worst running back schedule.

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Rex Burkhead is worth drafting at his ADP of 261 as the consensus #226 overall player. At a projected workload of 4.9 carries and 1.8 receptions per game, Burkhead is a player you won't want to start if you can avoid it. He's second on Houston's depth chart, behind Dameon Pierce. Houston has the 7th-worst running back schedule.

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Jordan Akins is projected to catch only 28.1 receptions for 271 yards and 1.2 touchdowns. As the consensus #71, Akins is not someone you want to start in fantasy. Akins is not Davis Mills's first or even second choice at tight end, with Brevin Jordan and O.J. Howard on the roster.

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Nico Collins is the #2 wide receiver on the Texans, behind Brandin Cooks. At #62 in our WR rankings, he won't usually be a fantasy starter. He is projected to catch 54.4 receptions for 711 yards and 3.5 TDs, which is 23.3% of the workload for Texans WRs. The Texans have the 11th-best wide receiver schedule. Collins is a fair value at his ADP of 182 as the consensus #159 overall player.

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John Metchie III is the #3 wide receiver on the Texans, trailing Brandin Cooks and Nico Collins. Ranked #127 in our consensus wide receiver rankings, he's not a real fantasy asset. He's projected to catch 0 receptions for 0 yards and 0 TDs, which is 0% of the total for Texans WRs. The Texans have the 11th-best wide receiver schedule.

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Brevin Jordan is projected to catch only 41.7 receptions for 423 yards and 2.9 touchdowns. At rank 26 among tight ends, Jordan is not someone you want to start in fantasy. Picking Jordan at his ADP of 264 should be an easy decision, compared to an ECR of 214. The Texans have the 15th-best schedule for tight ends.

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Kyle Allen won't begin the season as the Texans' starting QB - that honor belongs to Davis Mills. Without a starting job, he's not really relevant in fantasy. Allen is projected to earn 0.9 of his 11 fantasy points by rushing. He doesn't have the rushing floor that some other quarterbacks have. Projected for 0.7 interceptions compared to 1.1 passing TDs, he comes with some significant interceptino risk.

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Chester Rogers is the WR7 on the Texans. As the consensus #170 WR, he's not really fantasy-relevant. He is projected to catch 14.4 receptions for 161 yards and 0.8 TDs, which is 6.3% of the total for WRs on the Texans. The Texans have the 11th-best schedule for WRs.

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Moore is the WR7 on the Texans. At #150 in our WR rankings, he's not worth a draft pick in most leagues. He's projected to catch 19.8 receptions for 216 yards and 1.1 TDs, which is 8.5% of the workload for WRs on the Texans. Houston has the 11th-best wide receiver schedule.

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With 1.4 projected rushes and 0.4 projected catches per games, Royce Freeman is safe to leave on the waiver wire. He's behind both Dameon Pierce and Rex Burkhead on the running back chart for the Texans.

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Phillip Dorsett II is not a focus of the the Texans' offense as their WR6. Ranked #140 in our consensus wide receiver rankings, he's probably best left for the waiver wire. He's projected to catch 22.7 receptions for 285 yards and 1.5 TDs, which is 9.7% of the total for Texans WRs. The Texans have the 11th-best schedule for WRs.

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With a projection of 0.8 carries and 0.6 catches per game, Dare Ogunbowale is not fantasy-relevant. He has some competition on the Texans' depth chart, where he trails both Dameon Pierce and Rex Burkhead.

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Conley might see limited usage as the 5th-ranked WR on the Texans. At #137 in our WR rankings, he won't be worth owning in most fantasy leagues. He's projected to catch 24.4 receptions for 297 yards and 2.0 TDs, which is 10.5% of the total for WRs on the Texans. Houston has the 11th-best schedule for WRs.

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Davis Mills isn't a factor in 1QB leagues as our #28 QB. His role as the starter in Houston makes him worth owning in 2QB leagues, even if you're not starting him in fantasy. Mills is projected to earn 15.9 of his 231 fantasy points by rushing. Running the ball just isn't a significant part of his gameplan. With a projected toughdown-to-interception ratio of 1.5, Mills has the ability to ruin a fantasy week with multiple picks in a game.

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The market has Brandin Cooks correctly valued at an ADP of 60, compared to an overall ECR of 49. Cooks is the top dog among wide receivers on the Texans, ahead of Nico Collins and John Metchie III. Ranked #22 in our consensus wide receiver rankings, he's an every week starter. He's projected for 1,106 yards and 6.1 TDs on 92.4 receptions, which is 39.6% of the workload for Texans WRs. The Texans have the 11th-best wide receiver schedule.

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Johnson is the WR4 on the Texans. Ranked #134 in our consensus wide receiver rankings, he's only relevant in deep leagues. Johnson is projected for 217 yards and 1.2 TDs on 19.9 receptions, for 8.5% of the workload for Texans WRs. The Texans have the 11th-best wide receiver schedule.

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O.j. Howard is projected for only 209 yards and 1.5 TDs on 19.1 receptions. As the consensus TE38, Howard is best left on the waiver wire. Howard will be playing behind Brevin Jordan at TE in Houston.

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At QB32, Tyrod Taylor isn't worth owning in 1QB leagues. Dispite his low rank, his role as the starting QB for the Texans means he should be owned in 2QB leagues.Taylor is projected to earn 35.7 of his 215 fantasy points by rushing. While it isn't nothing, it's not a major source of his fantasy value. Projected for a 1.7 touchdown-to-interception ratio, Taylor comes with some significant interceptino risk.

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