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Texans sign Phillip Lindsay: Fantasy football fallout for 2021

We take a look at the fantasy football impact as Phillip Lindsay signs with the Houston Texans ahead of the 2021 NFL Season.

Buffalo Bills v Denver BroncosPhillip Lindsay #30 of the Denver Broncos rushes the ball during the fourth quarter against the Buffalo Bills at Empower Field At Mile High on December 19, 2020 in Denver, Colorado. Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images

Phillip Lindsay found a new home for the 2021 season as the former Denver Broncos Pro Bowl running back will look to get going again with the Houston Texans on a one-year deal. Lindsey will join a crowded backfield as Houston restructured a contract for David Johnson and brought in Mark Ingram.

RB Phillip Lindsay signing: Fantasy football impact

This is an interesting decision for Houston, and it makes their running back depth chart a bit of a wild card. Johnson will likely get the start, but he is 29 years old, which getting on the older side for a running back especially with two seasons in which he had more than 300 total touches. Ingram is 31 years old, and it’s certainly possible at some point during the season the Texans go to the younger, 26-year-old Lindsay, who has proven to be an effective back in the NFL.

Lindsay played in 31 of a possible 32 games the first two years of his career and rushed for more than 1,000 yards and caught 35 balls each season. In 2020, he was injured and played just 11 games, rushing for 502 yards for a 4.3 yards per carry average. Lindsay is more than capable of being a solid fantasy performer, but it remains to be seen how the number of carries will spread out among the three backs in Houston.

It would be smart for the Texans to somehow address their offensive line concerns and without any certainty at the quarterback position with all that comes with the current Deshaun Watson drama, this backfield will be incredibly difficult to predict with much confidence.