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Fantasy Football: Houston Texans Week 11 Start 'Em/Sit 'Em

This will be a great week to own Texans players

Sam Greenwood

The Texans should win this game easily and that means big points for Texans players on your fantasy teams. Almost every player you would consider starting are good plays this week; check out the week 11 edition of start 'em/sit 'em.


Arian Foster - As I said last week, Foster is a must start even when faced with a tough matchup. This week, he'll face an easier test against Jacksonville. The Jaguars rank 29th in rushing yards allowed and 31st in rushing touchdowns allowed this season. In their last meeting, the Jaguars allowed 216 rushing yards; the Texans highest total this season (their next highest was 181 yards). In five career games against the Jaguars, Foster has averaged 104 yards per game and has scored six touchdowns; he remains a must start this week.

Texans Defense - In my standard scoring league, the Texans have scored double digit fantasy points in six of their nine games this season, including 11 in their week two meeting at Jacksonville. In that same standard scoring league, team defenses that face the Jaguars score 5.3 more fantasy points than defenses score on the average. The Jaguars are ranked 26th in sacks allowed this season and Blaine Gabbert is a mess; a big problem when facing the second ranked defense in yards allowed and third ranked defense in points allowed. With Maurice Jones-Drew listed as out, the Jaguars simply have no chance on Sunday. A shutout is a real possibility.

Andre Johnson - The veteran receiver caught just three passes for 21 yards in their last game, mostly because the Jaguars played their safeties back and played more conservative looks to take away the passing game. Since their week two meeting, the Jaguars have allowed seven touchdowns in seven games to opposing receivers. The Jaguars rank 23rd in passing yards allowed and I don't think they'll have the same success against Johnson in this meeting. The Texans ran all over Jacksonville in their last game and I expect the Jaguars to load the box and try to take that away early on, opening up room for Johnson to beat their secondary deep on play action passes. Also worth noting that Johnson was still getting into game shape during their week two meeting after off-season surgery and missing a portion of training camp; he's fully healthy and ready to go for this game.

Owen Daniels - He practiced on Wednesday and all reports indicate he'll be ready for the game on Sunday. Before missing the game in Chicago, Daniels had been on a nice streak with a touchdown in five of his last six games, and topping 10 fantasy points in four of his last five games. Against a weak defense like Jacksonville, Daniels is a great start this week.

Shayne Graham - The Texans will move the ball up and down field with ease on Sunday and should give Graham plenty of opportunities on Sunday. Graham made two field goals in their last game and is ranked in the top three for kickers this week by two of the three writers on CBS. He's a good option this week.


Matt Schaub - In their last meeting Schaub played well but the Texans dominated and the game was over by halftime. That's the biggest reason why I'm telling you to sit him again this week, he may have a great first half, but there is a very good chance that the Texans will be up by about 20 at halftime and run the ball almost the entire second half to milk the clock. Schaub is good quarterback, but very few are worth starting if they only play about half of a game. In my standard scoring league Schaub is the 22nd ranked quarterback; he needs to have a great matchup to be worth starting. The Jaguars are an easy matchup, but it may be too easy. Two of the three experts on CBS have Schaub ranked 14th among QB's this week; keep him on your bench.

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