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Fantasy Football Player Notes

2021 PPR Draft Rankings

David Johnson Note
David Johnson photo 33. David Johnson (vs . TEN)
I think most people would admit that Johnson looked much better than expected in 2020, totaling over 1,000 total yards and eight touchdowns in just 12 games. That's the good news. The bad news is that the Texans are a team that legitimately might lose every game in 2021, as they've been stripped down and look like a roster of replacements. They've also added Mark Ingram, Phillip Lindsay, and Rex Burkhead to the backfield, which presents all sorts of issues. If Deshaun Watson were going to play, we'd dig into this backfield a little deeper, but with Watson out of the picture for the foreseeable future, this is not a backfield you want to be associated with.
7 days ago
Phillip Lindsay Note
Phillip Lindsay photo 50. Phillip Lindsay (vs . TEN)
It's a shame Lindsay went to a team that's in complete shambles at the moment because he's a fine running back. Most would be shocked to learn that since the start of the 2018 season, Lindsay ranks 10th in rushing yards among running backs. He's averaged 4.78 yards per carry during that time, so it wasn't just volume. Again, Houston is a mess right now, and have a backfield that consists of Lindsay, David Johnson, Mark Ingram, and Rex Burkhead. There are not going to be enough touches to warrant a draft pick on Lindsay.
7 days ago
Mark Ingram II Note
Mark Ingram II photo 67. Mark Ingram II (vs . TEN)
Would Ingram have signed with the Texans had he known all the moves that have taken place? I'm guessing not. He's now stuck on a depth chart that has David Johnson, Phillip Lindsay, and Rex Burkhead on it, while Tyrod Taylor is under center on what's expected to be a low-scoring Texans offense. You should avoid the Texans if you can help it, especially Ingram.
7 days ago
Rex Burkhead Note
Rex Burkhead photo 85. Rex Burkhead (vs . TEN)
Burkhead is a talented player, particularly in the receiving game, but he's struggled to stay healthy throughout his career. He now finds himself in about as bad a situation as he could, playing for a poor Texans team with a crowded running back room, which includes David Johnson, Mark Ingram, and Phillip Lindsay. If one or more of those backs get cut, then Burkhead could have some value by default, but until or unless that happens, he can be ignored in fantasy circles.
1 week ago
Buddy Howell Note
Buddy Howell photo 169. Buddy Howell (vs . TEN)
Scottie Phillips Note
Scottie Phillips photo 189. Scottie Phillips (vs . TEN)
Dontrell Hilliard Note
Dontrell Hilliard photo 197. Dontrell Hilliard (vs . TEN)