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Texans Fantasy Football: Week 17 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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Joy, the Texans have something to play for. I suspect the Texans would have played out their final game either way to make a good impression for the first-year coach Bill O'Brien. If the Texans were out of the playoff hunt, I would think the likes of Arian Foster and Andre Johnson wouldn't risk next season for garbage time. Moving on to the Texans in Week 17...


Arian Foster, Running Back - The Texans' starting running back is probable for Sunday with a hip issue. Foster ran for 127 yards and touchdown in his last meeting with the Jaguars. No reason to think the script will change this go-around, as the Jaguars have allowed the second-most rushing plays over 20-yards (16) this season.

DeAndre Hopkins, Wide Receiver - Hopkins was limited by a ankle injury but still collected 12 targets last week with new (old) quarterback Case Keenum. If Keenum can get on the same page as Hopkins, it will lead to another big day for the Clemson product.

Andre Johnson, Wide Receiver - Hard to believe it, but this might be Andre Johnson's last game in a Texans uniform. The looming roster cuts in the offseason may see Johnson on the chopping block. I fully expect Johnson to play his butt off if this is the end. Case Keenum used Johnson as his security blanket last week (13 targets).

C.J. Fiedorowicz, Tight End - Fiedorowicz got the start and caught a touchdown pass last week against the Ravens. Fiedorowicz is the tight end you want if you are in desperate need.


Case Keenum, Quarterback - Hopkins and Johnson in the positive category would lead you to believe Keenum will get a positive result, right? His 20-for-42 start against the Ravens scares me off. I believe either Johnson and/or Hopkins will end up in the end zone to pump up their day, but Keenum's stat line won't be enough to win your fantasy league in a spot start.


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