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Below you will find our 2022 fantasy football projections for the Houston Texans.
Davis Mills: Considering the circumstances, Mills exceeded his 2021 expectations. The third-round rookie completed slightly more than two-thirds of his pass attempts while throwing 16 touchdowns to 10 interceptions over 13 games. Entering his second season as the clear starter, there is an opportunity to build upon last year's production even if he isn't yet a fantasy-viable option outside of two-QB and Super Flex leagues.
Dameon Pierce: Pierce never exceeded 106 carries in any season in Gainesville, but the former Gator has featured-back size who runs with physicality and good contact balance. Impressing in training camp and the preseason, Pierce looks "more like he could be the lead back Week 1."
Rex Burkhead: In his first season with the Texans, Burkhead had 122 carries for 427 yards and three touchdowns and added 25 catches for 186 yards. He now has 25-plus catches in three consecutive seasons and four of the past five. While he may rank third on the team in carries, Burkhead should handle the vast majority of pass-down reps.
Marlon Mack: In 2018 and 2019 combined, Mack rushed for 1,999 yards and 17 touchdowns on 442 carries (4.52 YPC). Since then, he has appeared in just seven games with a total of 37 scoreless touches and he appears to behind Pierce (early downs) and Burkhead (third downs) for snaps to enter the season.
Brandin Cooks: Cooks has eclipsed the 1,000-yard mark in back-to-back seasons and six of the past seven. In addition, he has finished as a top-20 fantasy receiver in six of the past seven seasons. As the team's clear go-to receiver, he'll be a reliable WR2 for fantasy managers in 2022 with the upside to outperform his draft status.
Nico Collins: As a rookie, Collins finished with 33 catches for 445 yards and a touchdown. With John Metchie III (acute promyelocytic leukemia) expected to miss the 2022 season, it opens up opportunities for Collins to make a second-year jump. (On a positive -- and more important -- note, Metchie described APL as "the most curable form of Leukemia" and he expects to "make a recovery at a later point in time.")
Brevin Jordan: Jordan made his NFL debut in Week 8 and finished with 20 catches for 178 yards and three touchdowns. While those aren't prolific numbers, he was fantasy's TE24 in half-PPR scoring from Week 8 on. Atop the team's depth chart heading into his second season, there is some sleeper appeal with the former Hurricane, especially in TE-premium formats.
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