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Houston Texans Fantasy Football: Week Four 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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Arian, I'll buy all the pressed vegetable drinks you want if you play the rest of the year.
Arian, I'll buy all the pressed vegetable drinks you want if you play the rest of the year.
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Week Four 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 Bills this week.


Arian Foster, Running Back - Arian Foster is a gametime decision, and he's an automatic start if he plays. The Texans' bellcow has carried the ball 55 times for 243 yards in his two starts this season, but he was ruled out in Week 3 against the Giants. Follow BRB for the latest update on Foster's status today.

Andre Johnson, Wide Receiver - Andre Johnson had just 24 yards on four catches against the Giants last Sunday, but he did have his largest number of targets in one game this season. Johnson was targeted eleven times in Week 3, seven in Week 2, and nine in Week 1. Ryan Fitzpatrick uses Johnson as security blanket; as such, Johnson's value isn't dipping any time soon.

DeAndre Hopkins, Wide Receiver - If Andre Johnson is Fitzpatrick's security blank, then DeAndre Hopkins is Fitzpatrick's swing for the fences. Hopkins has been the targeted 20 yards down field for the Texans, and he is the target for jump balls in the Redzone.


Garrett Graham, Tight End, - If your tight end isn't named Jimmy Graham, Rob Gronkowski, or Vernon Davis, the majority of a tight end's value comes from red zone targets. Graham was targeted six times and he caught five passes last week. But he didn't improve on his eight career touchdowns scored. Until he is a consistent part of the Texans' offense in the redzone, I would look else for a better option.

Alfred Blue, Running Back - Yes, Arian Foster is an automatic start if healthy. Yes, Alfred Blue had a good day in his first career start last week - 78 yards on 13 carries. But Blue's playing time will be affected by the quality (or the lack thereof) of his pass blocking. Football Outsiders currently ranks the Bills as the seventh-best run defense in the league, creating a less than ideal matchup for a rookie running back. Still if you have Blue on your roster and Foster doesn't start, Blue is a solid flex play and lower end RB2.


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