RB - HOU
Week 13 Outlook
Dameon Pierce rushed for 41 yards and a touchdown on 15 attempts in the Texans' win over Denver on Sunday. He was not targeted in the passing game.
Pierce's fantasy day was saved by his touchdown, otherwise it would have been two straight disappointing weeks for the young running back. He's splitting work with Deving Singletary in what has become an ugly timeshare over the past couple of weeks, with Singletary getting the receiving work and also being more efficient on the ground than Pierce. It's a situation to avoid if at all possible.
Dameon Pierce rushed for 14 yards on five carries and caught his only target for four yards in Sunday's 24-21 loss to the Jaguars.
Pierce did not make much of a difference for the Texans' offense during his first game in nearly a month. Perhaps the most important thing is that he was out there and seemed to get through the contest with no setbacks. He figures to get a few more touches going forward, but Pierce is in a clear timeshare with Devin Singletary, limiting the fantasy upside of both backs.
Texans RB Dameon Pierce is officially active for a Week 12 matchup with Jacksonville.
Pierce will return from an ankle injury that has caused him to miss the last three games. Fantasy managers should expect a timeshare as the Texans have stated that Pierce will split the carries with RB Devin Singletary.
Houston Texans RB Dameon Pierce, who was deemed questionable to play in Week 12 with an ailing ankle, is expected to play against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday.
In an important divisional matchup between two playoff hopefuls, the Texans RB could be back from his three-game hiatus. Pierce has struggled this year, rushing for just three yards per carry with zero games of 4+ YPC. RB Devin Singletary has stood out in Pierce's stead, but the two are expected to share splits when both are healthy. To what degree remains to be seen, but Singletary feels like the better fantasy play, though his week lacks confidence with Pierce's return.
Texans RB Dameon Pierce is going to share the backfield once he returns from his ankle injury, per Texans’ OC Bobby Slowik.
Pierce has returned to practice in full over the last few days and could be set to return after missing his third straight game. Devin Singletary has averaged five yards per carry with Pierce out, so it makes sense to have both running backs operate in a timeshare. Fantasy managers will need Pierce to find the end zone consistently to be a strong fantasy option once he returns.