Is Dameon Pierce playing this week? (Latest injury update for Cardinals vs. Texans in NFL Week 11)

The latest injury update for Houston Texans running back Dameon Pierce.
Houston Texans running back Dameon Pierce (31) and quarterback CJ Stroud.
Houston Texans running back Dameon Pierce (31) and quarterback CJ Stroud. / Maria Lysaker-USA TODAY Sports

The Houston Texans are one of the hottest teams in the NFL right now, but they’ve been doing it without starting running back Dameon Pierce.

Pierce has missed the last two games for Houston with an ankle injury, and he will miss Week 11 with the injury after the team ruled him out on Friday's injury report.

With Pierce unable to play, Devin Singletary will assume the lead duties in the Houston backfield. 

Last week, Singletary had 30 carries for 150 yards and a touchdown in the team’s upset win over the Cincinnati Bengals.

Dameon Pierce injury status for Week 11 game vs. Arizona Cardinals

Pierce has been ruled out for Week 11 against Arizona.

Best Houston Texans prop bet for Week 11 vs. Cardinals

CJ Stroud OVER 1.5 passing touchdowns

While bettors could consider wagering on Singletary here, I’m not sold on his Week 10 performance becoming the norm. In Week 9 with Pierce out, Singletary really struggled, carrying the ball 13 times for just 26 yards. 

CJ Stroud has been on fire, so I’d much rather back him to throw a pair of scores with the Texans potentially down a key piece of their running game. 

Stroud has multiple touchdown passes in five games this season, including a five-score game in Week 9. 

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Dameon Pierce injury history

Last season, Pierce was placed on injured reserve in December after going down with an ankle injury. 

That’s led to the team being cautious with him so far this season since he’s missed the last two games with an ankle injury. Devin Singletary filled in admirably in Week 10 in the team’s upset win over the Cincinnati Bengals. 

When is Dameon Pierce coming back?

Pierce has a chance – for now – to play in Week 12. However, it’s possible the team continues to take things slow with the young running back, which would mean his next chance to return will come later in the season.

Houston Texans next 5 opponents

  • Jacksonville Jaguars, Sunday, Nov. 26
  • Denver Broncos, Sunday, Dec. 3
  • New York Jets, Sunday, Dec. 10
  • Tennessee Titans, Sunday, Dec. 17
  • Cleveland Browns, Sunday, Dec. 24

Houston Texans injury report

  • Will Anderson Jr. – questionable, knee
  • Grayland Arnold – out, calf
  • Noah Brown – questionable, knee
  • Jake Hansen – out, hamstring/hand
  • Dylan Horton – questionable, knee
  • Dameon Pierce – out, ankle
  • Henry To'oTo'o – out, concussion
  • Jimmie Ward – out, hamstring

Arizona Cardinals injury report

  • Joey Blount – out, knee
  • Trystan Colon – questionable, calf
  • Emari Demercado – out, toe
  • D.J. Humphries – questionable, ankle
  • Jonathan Ledbetter – out, shoulder
  • Zach Pascal – out, hamstring
  • Kevin Strong – questionable, knee
  • Zeke Turner – questionable, hamstring
  • Michael Wilson – questionable, shoulder

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