We were so close to a win that I swear I could taste it. Instead, Bill Belichick did what he does best, which is punk the Texans whenever he can. On the bright side, there were definitely some better fantasy performances this week!
Week Five: (Texans vs. Patriots)
QB: Davis Mills - 21/29, 312 yards, 3 TD, 2 yards rushing = 24.68 points
RB: David Johnson - 2 carries, 5 yards, 6 targets, 5 receptions, 46 yards receiving = 10.1 points
RB: Mark Ingram II - 16 carries, 41 yards = 4.1 points
RB: Philip Lindsay - 5 carries, 19 yards rushing = 1.9 points
WR: Brandin Cooks - 3 receptions, 23 yards = 5.3 points
WR: Chris Moore - 5 reception, 84 yards, 1 TD= 21.9 points
WR: Chris Conley - 3 receptions, 84 yards, TD, fumble lost = 15.4 points
TE: Jordan Akins - 2 receptions, 17 yards = 3.7 points
TE: Anthony Auclair- 1 reception, 11 yards, TD = 8.1 points
TE: Pharaoh Brown - 2 receptions, 22 yards = 4.2 points
K: Ka’imi Fairbairn - 1/2 FG, 1/3 XP = 4 points
DEF: 1 sack, 1 int, 1 Fumble Recovery, 25 points allowed = 5 points
Davis Mills had himself quite the game fantasy-wise, as did new wide receiver Chris Moore. Moore stepped up into the role that Anthony Miller vacated, so it’s a promising start. Houston’s running backs still had much to do about nothing and shouldn’t be trusted in any fantasy situation.
The defense left the door open for the Pats, but they did manage to secure a couple of turnovers that kept them from doing active damage to your fantasy squad. With a game on the horizon against the Colts on short rest, I would consider playing them if no one else is out on waivers.
Ka’imi Fairbairn is overpaid and deserves to be shot into the sun. On a weekend where kickers struggled league wide, I’m surprised that he didn’t go negative points-wise.
Look for Mills to continue to hover in the mid-teens until Tyrod Taylor gets back. If the Colts get off to an early start, game script could get Brandin Cooks involved after a pedestrian performance against the Patriots. Keep an eye on Moore to see if the Texans stick with him or let Danny Amendola take the reigns.