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Houston Texans Fantasy Football: Week Seven Starts And Sits

Time to answer the all important question in fantasy. Start 'em or sit 'em: What should you do with the Houston Texans you drafted?

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Week Seven is upon us and it's time once again to set our fantasy roster. Let's take a look at a few Texans players as they take on the Steelers this week.


Arian Foster, Running Back - Arian Foster is currently averaging 20.08 fantasy points per game.  That ranks third among running backs in FanDuel. He has a hundred yards rushing and two touchdowns in each of his last two games. The Texans' running back will have had nine days of rest for his troublesome hamstring coming into Monday night.  Expect Foster's heavy workload to continue to be fruitful.

Andre Johnson, Wide Receiver - If you can bring yourself to do it, Andre Johnson would be a prime candidate to sell high in a traditional league after his best fantasy week of production - 99 yards and touchdown on Thursday night against the Colts. The thought of the 33-year old wide receiver's lingering ankle issue is troubling going forward into the second half of the season. For now, Johnson hasn't missed a game since 2011 and is leading the team in targets, catches, and receiving yards this season. Football Outsiders shows the Steelers allow twenty more yards per game to the opposing team's number one wide receiver compared to the second wide receiver option on the team - 55.2 yards per game on 6.5 passes per game compared to 36.2 yards on 4.5 passes per game.

DeAndre Hopkins, Wide Receiver - It's tough to predict that both of the top wide receivers for the Texans will have positive fantasy days when their quarterback is Ryan Fitzpatrick. Hopkins is a special talent who can break open a play for seventy-six yards like he did Week One, turning a horrible fantasy day into 89 yards receiving and a touchdown. Houston has made a consistent effort to get the ball to Hopkins in space; thus, he should at least be a flex or third wide receiver when selecting your lineup.


Garrett Graham, Tight End, - I want to say you should start Garrett Graham.  Everything about the Steelers matchup says you should start him too. The Steelers have given up the seventh-most fantasy points to opposing tight ends this season (10.3 points per game), and Football Outsiders ranks Pittsburgh twenty-seventh against tight ends, as the Steelers allow 64.7 receiving yards per game on 7.1 passes. But Ryan Fitzpatrick isn't using the tight end. Graham, Ryan Griffin, and C.J. Fiedorowicz have a total of three targets over the Texans' last two games.


Editor's Note: FanDuel is hosting a $250,000 one-week fantasy football league this weekend. It's $5 to join and the top 9,680 teams win money. League starts Sunday 1 PM ET and ends on Monday night. Here's the link.

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