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Tank Dell injury: What status means for Week 13 vs. Broncos

Tank Dell is dealing with a calf injury for Week 13. We break down what it means for fantasy football and betting.

Tank Dell #3 of the Houston Texans warms up prior to an NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at NRG Stadium on November 26, 2023 in Houston, Texas. Photo by Cooper Neill/Getty Images

Inactives update: Dell is officially active and is once again a must start in fantasy football.

Game day update: Tank Dell is expected to play on Sunday vs. the Broncos, per Adam Schefter.


Houston Texans wide receiver Tank Dell is listed as questionable this week. He’s dealing with a calf injury. Dell started the week sitting out Wednesday’s practice. However, he was able to return in a limited capacity on Thursday and Friday. The team sounded confident that Dell would be able to play.

The Texans are at home against the Denver Broncos this week. Kickoff is at 1 p.m. ET on Sunday.

Tank Dell injury

Fantasy football analysis

Dell’s been on fire lately. Last week, he had five catches on eight targets for 50 yards and a touchdown, but his line would have looked much better if a 62-yard play hadn’t been called back. He’s also got five touchdowns over his last four games.

If Dell can’t play this week, it would elevate Nico Collins into borderline WR1 territory. Both have big potential this week with tight end Dalton Schultz ruled out.

NFL DFS analysis

Dell is currently $7,400 in DraftKings leagues this week, a solid option since his playing status doesn’t really seem to be in doubt. Nico Collins is at $6,800, which would be a steal if Dell does have to sit.

Betting analysis

The Texans are favored by three points here. It’d be a tough climb without Dell since they’re also missing Dalton Schultz this week.