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Fantasy Football Player Notes

2023 PPR Draft Rankings

Dameon Pierce Note
Dameon Pierce photo 50. Dameon Pierce RB
The Houston Texans looked like they struck gold with Dameon Pierce early on during the season, as the rookie running back looked like the early favorite to take home offensive rookie of the year honors with a hot start. Pierce stepped in and immediately became the team's bellcow in Week 2. From that time until Week 10, Pierce ranked 5th in the NFL in rushing yards (739) averaging north of 19 carries and 92 rushing yards per game. He was the fantasy RB12 overall and in points per game. Other Texans RBs combined for just 11 carries versus Pierce's 154 over this stretch. However, the Florida product seemed to have hit a wall in the middle of the year totaling just 16 rushing yards against Washington and Miami through Weeks 11-12. However, these two defenses would turn out to be some of the tougher matchups for all RBs, so that's likely the cause of Pierce's fall-off in production. The tackle-breaking machine more than proved that he still had juice left in the tank with two strong outings to conclude his season versus Dallas and Cleveland. However, he suffered a season-ending ankle injury that would knock him out for the rest of the season - just 61 yards away from 1,000 rushing yards on the year. Despite the missed games, he still finished 4th in missed tackles forced and 1st in missed tackles forced per attempt (28%) among RBs with at least 100 carries. Pierce should lead the Texans backfield in 2023, but an entirely new coaching staff and Pierce's 4th-round draft capital suggest that his undisputed workhorse role could change if the team elects to add a free-agent rusher or draft another running back.
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Brandin Cooks Note
Brandin Cooks photo 94. Brandin Cooks WR
Nico Collins Note
Nico Collins photo 133. Nico Collins WR
John Metchie III Note
John Metchie III photo 270. John Metchie III WR
Rex Burkhead Note
Rex Burkhead photo 280. Rex Burkhead RB
Brevin Jordan Note
Brevin Jordan photo 293. Brevin Jordan TE
Ka'imi Fairbairn Note
Ka'imi Fairbairn photo 331. Ka'imi Fairbairn K
Chris Moore Note
Chris Moore photo 337. Chris Moore WR
Davis Mills Note
Davis Mills photo 356. Davis Mills QB
Jordan Akins Note
Jordan Akins photo 380. Jordan Akins TE
O.J. Howard Note
O.J. Howard photo 441. O.J. Howard TE
Amari Rodgers Note
Amari Rodgers photo 458. Amari Rodgers WR