Fantasy Football: 3 must-start Houston Texans for Week 3
The Houston Texans have players on their roster who can help your fantasy football team gain a victory in Week 3 as they face the New York Giants.
The Houston Texans might be 0-2 overall, but they still have a solid group of players who can make a difference to just for the Texans themselves, but for any fantasy football team who is looking to gain a win this weekend in Week 3.
The Texans have taken advantage of facing two of the bottom tier run stopping defenses in the first two weeks of the season with the Texans entering Week 3 as the top rushing team in the NFL. That can continue Sunday with the Texans facing the New York Giants as they don’t have the greatest run stopping attack either.
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New York enters Week 3 by allowing 137.5 yards per game rushing, making them 29th in the league in that category. In the first two weeks of the season the Giants have allowed T.J. Yeldon to have 51 yards rushing in a reserve role on 14 carries in Week 1. Also in Week 1, the Giants gave up 42 rushing yards to Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles on four rushes. Also in that same game before being injured, Leonard Fournette rushed for 41 yards on nine carries.
In Week 2, the Giants allowed Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott to rush for 78 yards on 17 carries, and quarterback Dak Prescott to gain 45 yards on seven carries. This is important for the Texans in many ways as they can also repeat those aforementioned feats and possibly exceed them with quarterback Deshaun Watson and running back Lamar Miller.
Though the Giants are second in the NFL is passing yards allowed with 164 per game average, that is misleading because teams are having such success rushing the football against them.
With Week 3 now here, take a look at the following three Texans players to have success this Sunday against the Giants which could lead to a fantasy football victory.