Welcome back to your favorite Texans-oriented fantasy recap. After last week’s absolute drubbing at the hands of the Buffalo Bills, Week Four was not kind to fantasy owners who started Texans. Let’s get into the numbers.
Week Four: (Texans vs. Bills)
QB: Davis Mills - 11/2, 87 yards, 4 INT, 2 yards rushing = -4.32 points
RB: Mark Ingram - 6 carries, 24 yards = 2.4 points
RB: David Johnson - 5 carries, 21 yards, 4 targets, 3 receptions, 27 yards receiving = 7.8 points
RB: Rex Burkhead - 1 carry, -1 yards = -0.1 points
RB: Philip Lindsay - 4 carries, -1 yards rushing = -0.1 points
WR: Brandin Cooks - 5 receptions, 7 targets, 47 yards = 9.7 points
WR: Anthony Miller - 1 reception, 3 yards = 1.3 points
TE: Jordan Akins - 1 receptions, 4 yards, 1 fumble lost = -0.3 points
TE: Pharaoh Brown - 1 reception, 6 yards = 1.6 points
K: Ka’imi Fairbairn - 0 points
DEF: 3 TFL, 1 sack, 1 int, 40 points allowed = -1 points
Look at all those negative totals. In what was the most thorough beating the Texans have ever taken, only Brandin Cooks had a somewhat salvageable week. Everyone else actively did damage to anyone who started them on their fantasy squads.
The Texans take on the Patriots this week. Bill Belichick is rolling into town with a fierce defense that will have Davis Mills spinning in confusion. With Mills under center, Cooks should remain his main squeeze. With today’s release of Anthony Miller, Danny Amendola may end up with a few targets out of the slot. None of Houston’s running backs are worth rostering at this point.
I’m not a McCorkle Jones believer, but I wouldn’t start the Texans’ defense against New England’s outfit.
Fairbairn is back, though it may be a risky play to start him with the offense being as inept as they currently are. The only takeaway from last week is that it couldn’t possibly get any worse than the performance in Buffalo.