Texans week 9 fantasy football outlook, they’re now in shambles

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Deshaun Watson’s injury has changed the Houston Texans’ fantasy football landscape.

If you own any players on the Houston Texans in fantasy football, you’re team will be hurting now that quarterback Deshaun Watson is out for the rest of the season.

Here is the Texans’ week nine fantasy football outlook.

Deshaun Watson

I figured I would talk about Watson one last time this season when it comes to fantasy football this season.

If you’re like me and you owned Watson on your team, you can only hope that the rest of your team can pick up the slack. Hopefully you can find a free agent starting quarterback to replace him. If not you’ll need to stream a quarterback every week.

One thing we do know is that Watson will likely be drafted within the first three rounds of all fantasy drafts next year.

Tom Savage

With Watson out for the season, I wouldn’t be in a rush to pick up veteran quarterback Tom Savage. The Texans’ offense will not be the same with him under center.

Lamar Miller

Not having Watson could hurt running back Lamar Miller, but I would imagine the Texans will rely more on the running game with Savage now at the helm. So Miller could end up getting quite a few more carries wee in and week out.

D’Onta Foreman

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With Miller getting an uptick in carries, rookie running back D’Onta Foreman is definitely worth owning. I wouldn’t start him until we see whether his workload increases with Watson out.

If anything, it’s good to have Foreman as a handcuff in case Miller gets injured.

DeAndre Hopkins

I wouldn’t expect wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins’ production to keep up without Watson, but Savage will have to rely on him, so he’s still worth starting. Especially against the Colt this week.

Will Fuller V

I wouldn’t start Will Fuller going forward. He’s not going to keep producing with Savage now replacing  Watson. I wouldn’t release him yet though.  It’s better to wait and see how he plays going forward.

Ryan Griffin

Texans’ tight end Ryan Griffin hasn’t done much this season, but that could change now that Savage will be running the offense. He’s not going to look to throw the ball deep a lot. He’ll likely target Griffin on underneath routes as a safety valve.

Texans D/ST

As ravaged as the Texans’ defense is with injuries, they’re worth starting this week against a weak Colts’ offense.