The Houston Texans will lean on their high-octane offense as they play host to the Denver Broncos in Week 13. The Texans have had no shortage of explosive fantasy performances, but their backfield remains a conundrum week to week with Dameon Pierce and Devin Singletary splitting carries.
Can fantasy managers trust either player or is it feasible to play both in lineups? We break down the upcoming matchup for both Pierce and Singletary.
Fantasy football start sit advice: Texans RBs
Sit. Pierce managed just 2.8 PPR fantasy points last week from five carries for 14 yards. Granted, it was his first return to action since Week 8, but the emergence of Singletary begs the question of whether he can return to an RB1 level of production. The Broncos are allowing the most fantasy points per game to running backs (24.4), but it’s likely that Singletary will eat into that volume.
Pierce can be considered a flex option in most leagues, while he’s worth starting in larger leagues of 12 to 14 teams.
Start. Singletary finished with 13.2 PPR fantasy points last week as he remained efficient in the passing game. That bodes well for his trajectory moving forward, especially with Pierce’s return to the backfield. As noted previously, Denver’s defense is liable to give up chunks of yardage to running backs and is allowing the most fantasy points per game to the position.
Singletary remains a viable option in lineups and should be considered as an RB2 in both smaller and larger fantasy leagues.
Can you play both Dameon Pierce and Devin Singletary in the same lineup?
If one were to play both in the same lineup, then Singletary would be best suited as the RB2 while Pierce can fill in soundly as a flex. That being said, the better option would likely be to roll with Singletary as the emergence of C.J. Stroud has Houston’s passing game acting as a prime situation for fantasy players.