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The Texans followed up Week One’s listless loss with another one to the Baltimore Ravens. July expectations have become a September reality after starting the season off against the AFC’s two best teams. Now, after the completion of Week Two, the power rankings have been updated and reflect where Houston fits in the rest of the league.


20.) Houston Texans 0-2

Week 2 ranking: 19

Under-the-radar fantasy standout: TE Jordan Akins

After catching a Week 1 touchdown at Kansas City, Akins led Houston pass-catchers with seven receptions against the Ravens and was second to only Brandin Cooks in targets. Tight end Darren Fells, who scored the Texans’ lone touchdown in Week 2, also will be involved in the offense, especially in the red zone. But Akins is showing the potential to emerge as Houston’s No. 1 tight end as the season goes on. — Sarah Barshop


19. Houston Texans (0-2)


21.) Houston Texans 0-2

Week Two Ranking: 15

Lopsided losses to the Chiefsand Ravens tell us the Texans are not even in the conversation of AFC contenders right now. Houston was barely competitive against Baltimore, pounded in every aspect of the game in a 33-16 defeat. Here’s one problem of many: Deshaun Watson looks like a star QB adrift without DeAndre Hopkins. Will Fuller, the fifth-year wide receiver expected to step into the No. 1 role vacated by Hopkins, finished without a catch (or a target!) against the Ravens. Is that on Fuller? Bill O’Brien? In reality, it’s probably a combination of both. Up next for Houston is a trip to Pittsburgh to face the Steelers, the third of the unholy terrors in the AFC. The schedule-makers owe the Texans a huge solid in 2021.


21.) Houston Texans 0-2

Week Two Ranking: 20

At 0-2, they are staring another tough game in the face this week when they play the Steelers on the road. The worst part is they haven’t looked good in either game.

Houston is ranked slightly behind the middle of the pack, somewhere between 19 and 21. What do you think? Is this a fair ranking of your Houston Texans?