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Each week ESPN In$ider has a feature where the reporter that covers each team gives a fantasy football blurb for the upcoming game. You should check it out if you have In$ider. One of the biggest questions this weekend is what will happen with the Texans running back now that Arian Foster is out for the season.
Here is what Tania Ganguli had to say about the division of labor in that backfield:
Texans coach Bill O'Brien said Alfred Blue practiced well this week. In Arian Foster's absence, the Texans will return to a rotation similar to what they used before Foster returned from his groin injury. Blue, Jonathan Grimes and Chris Polk will all get carries. If Blue starts well, as he did against Tampa, he'll get a heavier load.
The Titans are bad against the run...like 30th 129 yards per game bad. This is an enticing match-up for whichever back gets the bulk of the carries. If you have Blue he should be in your lineup.
Nate Washington is an interesting play this week. He is only $5,400 on FanDuel. He had a huge week last week and you know he will be motivated facing his old team. He's worth a flier in a big tournament.
Here is what Paul Kuharsky had to say about the Titans:
In his last game against the Texans, in Houston on Nov. 30, 2014, Titans WR Kendall Wright caught seven passes for 132 yards and a touchdown. It was the most catches and yards he’s had in a game since Ken Whisenhunt took over. We don’t know the quarterback who will be throwing to him yet, but he’s the Titans’ top receiver by a wide margin and has had success against the opponent in the recent past.
If you are going to roster any Titans player this week (or any week really) it would either be Wright or Delanie Walker. Now, if Ken Whisenhunt were willing to actually commit to a running back, Antonio Andrews could make for a nice play. The Texans are giving up 129 yards per game on the ground. This would be a good week to actually establish that running game it appeared they wanted to have back in the offseason.