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Houston Texans Fantasy Football Recap: Week Three

There’s a new sheriff in town. Should he be on your fantasy squad?

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Well, Week Three of the NFL season is in the books, and your Houston Texans dropped a game to the Carolina Panthers. There was a bright spot on the squad in a fantasy sense, but Tyrod Taylor needs to get well soon.

Week Three: (Texans vs. Panthers)

QB: Davis Mills - 19/28, 168 yards, 1 TD = 10.72 points

RB: Phillip Lindsay - 7 carries, 1 target, 5 yards = .5 points

RB: Mark Ingram - 6 carries, 1 target, 20 yards = 2 points

RB: David Johnson - 2 carries, 11 yards = 1.1 points

RB: Rex Burkhead - 1 reception, 5 yards = 1.5 points

WR: Brandin Cooks - 9 receptions, 11 targets, 1 rush, 117 yards = 20.7 points

WR: Anthony Miller - 4 receptions, 20 yards, 1 TD = 12 points

TE: Jordan Akins - 4 receptions, 32 yards = 7.2 Points

K: Joey Slye - 1/1 FG made, 0/1 XP, Long of 53 yards = 5 points

DEF: 3 TFL, 3 sack, 24 points allowed = 3 points

As covered in Week One, the only constant fantasy prospect on this team is Brandin Cooks. Both Davis Mills and Tyrod Taylor are going to him to keep the offense chugging along, so Cooks is a must have for your team this season as a WR3. Anthony Miller had a nice outing, but there isn’t enough consistency with any of the other role players on this offense to warrant picking them up.

Houston’s defense had three sacks, but gave up a significant amount of points. I would suggest looking elsewhere on your waiver wires.

With the recent activation of Ka’imi Fairbairn, I think it is safe to say that he shouldn’t have an issue taking his job back from Joey Slye. Missing something as small as an extra point could prove costly.

With an upcoming matchup against the Buffalo Bills, look for David Culley to open up the offense to play catch-up if the Bills get ahead early. Brandin Cooks should be started safely in your flex position. Don’t count on the Texans’ running backs being much of a factor. Davis Mills is too green to suggest picking up, but his yardage could go way up this week.