Injuries and poor play are certainly mounting for the Houston Texans. But they play the Indianapolis Colts Thursday night and there just has to be points to be had by someone out there on the Texans, right?
That someone could be tight end Joel Dreessen, and he might be the only player on the Texans you can start besides stud running back Arian Foster.
What do you want out of Donald Brown to consider the Indianapolis Colts running back a decent flex play against the Houston Texans in Week 16?
If it’s 10 points, then Brown could get you right at that number — and you might have to wait the entire 60 minutes for it to happen. There are two problems in playing Brown Thursday night: 1.) The Texans having allowed the lead ball carrier to cross the goal line just twice since Week 4. 2.) Brown’s own teammate, Joseph Addai.
He continues to get it done since coach Mike Shanahan made the correct call and decided to let the rookie be the main ball carrier in Washington. Now he gets a Giants defense that has been more than friendly over the past few weeks to not only running backs but wide receivers as well.
Good news for Helu owners, he can be both for you.
Helu has 73 carries for 334 yards and 13 receptions and 102 yards over the last three weeks. That’s an average of 24.3 carries for 111.3 yards to go with 4.3 catches for 34.0 yards and two TD in just the last three weeks.
This is not what you like to write about a player you helped project as a top-10 fantasy pick in Athlon Sports’ 2011 fantasy football magazine, but Pittsburgh Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall can’t even be considered a Flex1 against the San Francisco 49ers Monday night.
Jacksonville Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew has been the best fantasy RB over the last four weeks by 16.5-points (106.8), and is coming off a four-TD, 40.6-fantasy point day against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last week.