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If you're reading this and still playing fantasy football in Week Seventeen, you're probably in your league's championship game. Congratulations. Thankfully for fantasy owners of Texans players, they have something to play for in the final week other than pride. The Texans face the Jacksonville Jaguars with a slim chance of making the playoffs.
The Jaguars' defense is middle of the pack against both the run (18th) and pass (19th) as ranked by Football Outsiders. The Texans' defense faces a quarterback, Blake Bortles, that has thrown the second most interceptions (17) and been sacked the second most number of times (50) in the league this season. It could be a good day for the Texans.
QB: Case Keenum: Case Keenum should get a share of Randy Bullock's AFC Special Teams Player of the Week award. Without Keenum's poor play, Bullock wouldn't have taken the award home. Keenum was 20-for-42 for 185 yards and pick. He'll have to do better if he plans on helping the Texans make the playoffs.
RB: Arian Foster - The Ravens were ready to stop the run, yet Foster still ran for 96 yards and THREW for a touchdown. The last time Foster faced the Jags, he gashed them for 127 yards and a touchdown.
WR: Andre Johnson - Johnson led the team in targets (13) in Case Keenum's return. There no reason to believe that will change in the final week of the season. Johnson is every quarterback's security blanket.
WR: DeAndre Hopkins - Hopkins returned from an ankle injury last week to make five catches for 38 yards against the Ravens. Hopkins had 12 targets on the day and looks to be a solid fantasy option going into next week.
TE: C.J. Fiedorowicz - Fiedorowicz got the start over Ryan Griffin and collected a touchdown last Sunday against the Ravens. If you're in desperation mode, Fiedorowicz is the Texans tight end to pick up in Week Seventeen.
K: Randy Bullock - Randy knocked home six field goals in route to being named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week. Bullock maybe a nice pick-up with Keenum struggling to get the ball in the end zone.
Def: Texans Defense and Special Teams - Since their Week 10 bye, the Texans' defense has been stout against the pass. Joe Flacco was completely dismantled to the point where the game was in hand in the second quarter. Now Houston faces a poor offensive line and a rookie quarterback.
Summary: The Jaguars at this point are still a team that equates an automatic start for the opposing team . If you need a high upside player to make up a two-week deficit, I wouldn't recommend the Texans players.
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