With the dominant performance that your Houston Texans put on last weekend, some of you faithful fans may have had a good week fantasy wise. In this weekly series, I’ll be recapping the team’s performance from a fantasy perspective (while Kenneth does the hard part of projecting). All data will be represented from PPR scoring because that’s the best way to play the game.
Week One (Texans v. Jaguars):
QB: Tyrod Taylor - 21/33, 291 yards, 2 TD, 4 carries, 40 yards rush, 1 fumble = 23.64 points
RB: Phillip Lindsay - 8 carries, 1 target, 25 yards, 1 TD = 8.5 points
RB: Mark Ingram - 26 carries, 1 target, 85 yards, 1 TD = 14.5 points
RB: David Johnson - 3 carries, 4 targets, 3 receptions, 28 yards, 1 TD = 11.8 points
WR: Brandin Cooks - 5 receptions, 7 targets, 132 yards = 15.7 points
WR: Danny Amendola - 5 receptions, 5 targets, 34 yards, 1 TD = 14.4 points
WR: Nico Collins - 1 reception, 3 targets, 7 yards = 1.7 points
WR: Chris Conley - 2 receptions, 2 targets, 27 yards = 4.7 points
TE: Jordan Akins - 2 targets, 0 receptions = 0 Points
TE: Pharaoh Brown - 4 receptions, 5 targets, 67 yards = 10.7 points
K: Joey Slye - 3/3 FG made, 4/4 XP, Long of 40 yards = 13 points
DEF: 3 TFL, 1 sack, 3 INT, 21 points allowed = 7 points
Tyrod Taylor came out and lit the Jaguars defense on fire. He had a good from a fantasy perspective. If Taylor continues to play like that, he may be deserving of a QB2 role in larger leagues.
While Ingram had a good day, I’d be wary of committing to him just yet. Houston’s backfield is still a committee, and David Johnson was forced his way into the spotlight through the passing game.
Brandin Cooks should be a good candidate for a WR2 spot if you passed on receivers early in the draft. Danny Amendola could possibly be a good flex candidate if he retains a larger role on the offense going forward.
Pharaoh Brown had himself a good game, especially since he was regarded as more of a blocking tight end coming into the season. I’d hold off on scrambling to grab him, but he is certainly one to keep an eye on as Akins had a quiet game.
Joey Slye is the FUTURE of this team, or at least until he attempts a 50 yard field goal. The Texans’ defense gave up some points in garbage time; I wouldn't trust them just yet as we face a more competent Browns team next week.
Did any of you start Texans players during Week One? Are you thinking of hitting the waiver wire for any of these guys? Let us know below!