Saturday, September 4, 2021

Fantasy Football Projections 2021: Houston Texans

Our 2021 Fantasy Football Projections will be viewable by both position and team.

Below you will find our 2021 fantasy football projections for the Houston Texans.

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Tyrod Taylor395.4242.62787.615.425.5451.4277.62.18202.94
Davis Mills169.5102.51169.66.364.8318.274.60.5573.32

Tyrod Taylor: At +30,000 (via, no team is a bigger long shot to win Super Bowl 56. Assuming the season goes off the tracks sooner than later, it wouldn't be a surprise to see the team give third-round rookie Davis Mills some starts. For as long as Taylor starts, however, he will be have plenty of streaming appeal given his rushing upside and plenty of favorable game scripts (from a fantasy perspective).

Davis Mills: As noted above, the team's likely poor record could lead to some starts for the third-rounder out of Stanford, which makes him a name to know in 2-QB leagues.

Deshaun Watson: Watson's unresolved legal issues as well as his trade request (under contract through 2025) this offseason adds a layer (or multiple layers) of uncertainty for Watson heading into the 2021 season. It's possible that he doesn't play a snap in 2021 even though he's currently on the Texans' 53-man roster.


David Johnson108.9462.83.1630.1252.61.5114.55
Phillip Lindsay119517.73.2722.4183.50.9106.34
Mark Ingram62.5265.61.637.759.20.347.91
Rex Burkhead38.9159.51.1311.284.90.439.22
Scottie Phillips417.

David Johnson: Johnson's three best games of the season occurred over the final three games of the season -- 18.8 half-PPR fantasy points (RB13), 27.4 (RB4) and 19.5 (RB11), respectively. The Texans should be one of the worst teams in the NFL in 2021 and the additions of Phillip Lindsay, Rex Burkhead and Mark Ingram further muddy DJ's 2021 outlook.

Phillip Lindsay: Beginning his career by rushing for 1,000-plus yards and hauling in 35 receptions in back-to-back seasons, Lindsay missed five games but was also on the wrong side of Denver's timeshare with Melvin Gordon in 2020. The former UDFA joins a crowded backfield in Houston that will be hampered often by negative game scripts.


Brandin Cooks76.61030.15.2000172.51
Nico Collins45.65943.1000100.8
Anthony Miller37.94442.
Chris Conley32.7416.42.400072.39
Andre Roberts6.978.90.400013.74

Brandin Cooks: Averaging a career-high 76.7 YPG, Cooks finished his first season in Houston with 81 catches for 1,150 yards and six touchdowns. From Week 5 on, Cooks had at least 59 yards in 10 of 11 games. During that 11-game span, he averaged 6.5 catches and 92 yards per game.

Even though Deshaun Watson is still (currently) on the roster, it's reasonable to project lower year-over-year numbers for Cooks with Tyrod Taylor to start. At the same time, he should be the recipient of as many targets as he can handle.

Nico Collins: Based on his combination of size (6-4, 215) and speed (4.45 forty), Collins enters 2021 with some sleeper appeal for a team that should be trailing (and therefore throwing) often.

Anthony Miller: No longer in Matt Nagy's doghouse, Miller will start fresh in Houston, but things may not necessarily be any better in terms of his fantasy production. In addition, Miller (shoulder) is expected to miss the start of the season.


Jordan Akins42.2471.62.700084.46
Brevin Jordan16.7175.61.200033.11
Pharaoh Brown13.8151.9100028.09

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