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Week 3 Matchup: Houston at Denver

Denver

Player Injury
Status
YTD Average
Fantasy Pts
Quarterbacks
Average 20.2ppg and HOU Allows 17.4ppg ( -14%)
Peyton Manning Pro 20.3
Running Backs
Average 19.8ppg and HOU Allows 14.0ppg ( -29%)
Ronnie Hillman   3.2
Wide Receivers
Average 31.2ppg and HOU Allows 23.4ppg ( -25%)
Demaryius Thomas Pro 12.8
Wes Welker Out 10.9
Jordan Norwood   6.9
Emmanuel Sanders Pro 4.3
Andre Caldwell   1.1
Tight Ends
Average 8.7ppg and HOU Allows 9.1ppg (+ 5%)
Jacob Tamme Pro 4.5
Joel Dreessen Pro 4.1
Virgil Green Pro 2.1
Kickers
Average 8.3ppg and HOU Allows 6.3ppg ( -24%)
Matt Prater   8.3
Defensive Linemen
Average 17.6ppg and HOU Allows 18.7ppg (+ 7%)
Demarcus Ware Pro 5.6
Derek Wolfe Out 4.1
Kevin Vickerson IR 3.3
Terrance Knighton   2.8
Mitch Unrein   1.9
Sione Fua Out 1.4
Malik Jackson   0.8
Linebackers
Average 24.1ppg and HOU Allows 20.0ppg ( -17%)
Von Miller IR 8.8
Paris Lenon   6.6
L.J. Fort   5.1
Jamar Chaney   3.1
Danny Trevathan   2.9
Stewart Bradley IR 2.3
Nate Irving   1.0
Defensive Backs
Average 30.4ppg and HOU Allows 28.8ppg ( -5%)
Aqib Talib Pro 6.9
Chris Harris   6.6
Quentin Jammer   6.5
Mike Adams   6.3
T.J. Ward Pro 5.4
Rahim Moore IR 5.1
Tony Carter   4.8
Michael Huff   4.2
Marquice Cole   3.6
Eric Hagg   3.1
David Bruton   2.3
Jerome Murphy   1.5
Omar Bolden   0.6
Charles Mitchell   0.5

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Houston

Player Injury
Status
YTD Average
Fantasy Pts
Quarterbacks
Average 15.1ppg and DEN Allows 15.0ppg ( -1%)
Ryan Fitzpatrick   15.1
T.J. Yates Pro 2.1
Running Backs
Average 25.6ppg and DEN Allows 13.8ppg ( -46%)
Arian Foster IR 16.6
Andre Brown Pro 9.5
Deji Karim IR 2.0
Greg Jones Pro 0.9
Jonathan Grimes   0.9
Wide Receivers
Average 18.6ppg and DEN Allows 17.9ppg ( -4%)
Andre Johnson Pro 11.5
Mike Thomas   1.6
DeVier Posey Out 1.4
Keshawn Martin   1.2
Tight Ends
Average 9.5ppg and DEN Allows 10.2ppg (+ 8%)
Garrett Graham IR 3.4
Brad Smelley IR 0.3
Kickers
Average 8.6ppg and DEN Allows 5.9ppg ( -31%)
Defensive Linemen
Average 18.5ppg and DEN Allows 15.0ppg ( -19%)
J.J. Watt   10.3
Tim Jamison   2.2
Jared Crick   1.6
Ricardo Mathews   1.1
Linebackers
Average 20.8ppg and DEN Allows 20.7ppg ( -1%)
D.J. Smith   7.3
Brian Cushing IR 6.7
Whitney Mercilus   3.6
Brooks Reed Pro 3.2
Jeff Tarpinian   1.0
Defensive Backs
Average 29.9ppg and DEN Allows 33.2ppg (+ 11%)
Chris Clemons   6.1
Johnathan Joseph IR 5.8
Kareem Jackson   5.7
Elbert Mack   5.1
Brandon Harris   3.3
Kendrick Lewis   3.0
Shiloh Keo   1.7

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