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Texans TE Dalton Schultz OUT for Week 13 vs. Broncos

Texans TE Dalton Schultz is dealing with a hamstring injury going into Week 13 vs. the Broncos. We break down the news for fantasy football and betting.

Dalton Schultz #86 of the Houston Texans celebrates after scoring a touchdown against the Arizona Cardinals at NRG Stadium on November 19, 2023 in Houston, Texas. Photo by Logan Riely/Getty Images

The Houston Texans will take on the Denver Broncos in Week 13. The Houston offense has been clicking on its way to a 6-5 record and second place in the AFC South. They could take a hit this week as tight end Dalton Schultz is beginning the week not practicing. He is dealing with a hamstring injury.

Dalton Schultz injury updates

Friday PM update: As expected, Schultz has been officially ruled out for Sunday’s game.

Friday update: Schultz was not practicing once again on Friday, per Aaron Wilson. Wilson goes on to say Schultz is “not expected to play.” Brevin Jordan should get the start and have some fantasy value this week.

Thursday update: Schultz didn’t practice again on Thursday. He will need to practice in a limited fashion on Friday to have a good chance of taking the field on Sunday.

Wednesday update: Schultz is not practicing on Wednesday. It could be precautionary but worth keeping an eye on.

Fantasy football analysis

Schultz has played in 11 games this season. He has brought in 40 of his 61 targets from rookie quarterback C.J. Stroud for 455 yards and five touchdowns. Schultz has been a reliable target for Stroud alongside wide receivers Nico Collins, Tank Dell and Robert Woods.

Schultz and company will take on a Denver defense, allowing the most fantasy points per game to opposing tight ends. If Schultz can suit up for this one, he is worth starting in 10-team leagues or higher, especially with six teams on bye. There isn’t much useable tight end depth for the Texans, however, so if Schultz sits, it would likely just result in more work for running back Devin Singletary and the receivers.