One common main fantasy football strategy is to figure out which teams are going to have the best offense for the upcoming season and load up with players from that team. Entering the 2020 season, the Houston Texans are an enticing option because, you know, they have Deshaun Watson at quarterback, and surrounding him is a group of pass catchers that all pretty much do the same thing.
The big question for people betting big on the Texans’ offense this season for fantasy purposes is which receiver is the best one to target. Will Fuller, Brandin Cooks, Randall Cobb, and Kenny Stills all have the possibility to break out this season. Each carries injury questions as well. ESPN had their beat reporters answer this question for each team.
Who will lead the Texans in targets?
Wide receiver Brandin Cooks. The Texans’ offense will look very different without DeAndre Hopkins, and the top contenders to take the majority of the targets in 2020 are Cooks and wide receiver Will Fuller. But given Fuller’s injury history (he has played in more than 11 regular-season games in a season once in four years), Cooks should be Deshaun Watson’s No. 1 target despite missing two games last season with recurring concussions. — Sarah Barshop
This is the correct response, but the running back position has the same questions too. David Johnson was brought in during the absurd DeAndre Hopkins trade, and right now, it looks like he’ll be used like Carlos Hyde was last year—250+ carries as long as he’s healthy. Johnson couldn’t do this in Arizona last season and didn’t see much playing time after a lower back injury pushed him down the Cardinals’ depth chart.
That being said, this still wouldn’t be the correct way to use him. I wouldn’t be surprised if Houston brings in another running back to share the rushing attack with both David and Duke Johnson. People who take David early in fantasy may find themselves frustrated and angry right before the season starts.
What do you think? What’s the toughest fantasy question for the 2020 Houston Texans?