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Week 1 Matchup: Miami at Houston

Houston

Player Injury
Status
YTD Average
Fantasy Pts
Quarterbacks
Average 15.1ppg and MIA Allows 17.2ppg (+ 14%)
Ryan Fitzpatrick   15.1
T.J. Yates Pro 2.1
Case Keenum Out 0.0
Running Backs
Average 25.6ppg and MIA Allows 17.3ppg ( -33%)
Arian Foster IR 16.6
Andre Brown Pro 9.5
Deji Karim IR 2.0
Greg Jones Pro 0.9
Jonathan Grimes   0.9
Ray Graham   0.0
Dennis Johnson Out 0.0
Wide Receivers
Average 18.6ppg and MIA Allows 21.0ppg (+ 13%)
Andre Johnson Pro 11.5
Mike Thomas   1.6
DeVier Posey Out 1.4
Keshawn Martin   1.2
DeAndre Hopkins Pro 0.0
Tight Ends
Average 9.5ppg and MIA Allows 7.2ppg ( -24%)
Garrett Graham IR 3.4
Brad Smelley IR 0.3
Ryan Griffin Pro 0.0
Kickers
Average 8.6ppg and MIA Allows 7.7ppg ( -11%)
Randy Bullock   0.0
Defensive Linemen
Average 18.5ppg and MIA Allows 17.8ppg ( -4%)
J.J. Watt   10.3
Tim Jamison   2.2
Jared Crick   1.6
Ricardo Mathews   1.1
Ra'Shon Harris   0.0
Jarvis Green   0.0
Linebackers
Average 20.8ppg and MIA Allows 19.6ppg ( -6%)
D.J. Smith   7.3
Brian Cushing IR 6.7
Whitney Mercilus   3.6
Brooks Reed Pro 3.2
Jeff Tarpinian   1.0
Justin Tuggle Pro 0.0
Ricky Sapp   0.0
Keyaron Fox   0.0
Defensive Backs
Average 29.9ppg and MIA Allows 28.0ppg ( -6%)
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
D.J. Swearinger Pro 0.0
Eddie Pleasant   0.0

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Miami

Player Injury
Status
YTD Average
Fantasy Pts
Quarterbacks
Average 13.0ppg and HOU Allows 17.4ppg (+ 35%)
Ryan Tannehill Pro 12.4
Matt Moore   4.5
Running Backs
Average 22.6ppg and HOU Allows 14.0ppg ( -38%)
Knowshon Moreno   11.7
Daniel Thomas Pro 6.0
Lamar Miller   3.9
Marcus Thigpen   1.2
Mike Gillislee Out 0.0
Wide Receivers
Average 15.5ppg and HOU Allows 23.4ppg (+ 51%)
Mike Wallace   8.8
Brian Hartline Pro 7.6
Brandon Gibson IR 6.6
Armon Binns IR 4.2
Rishard Matthews   2.5
Damian Williams   2.5
Marlon Moore Pro 2.3
Kevin Cone   0.0
Tight Ends
Average 4.0ppg and HOU Allows 9.1ppg (+131%)
Dustin Keller IR 5.5
Charles Clay   2.6
Michael Egnew   0.0
Dion Sims   0.0
Kickers
Average 6.1ppg and HOU Allows 6.3ppg (+ 3%)
Caleb Sturgis   0.0
Defensive Linemen
Average 17.4ppg and HOU Allows 18.7ppg (+ 8%)
Cameron Wake   6.0
Randy Starks   3.2
Jared Odrick Pro 3.0
Olivier Vernon   2.5
Earl Mitchell   2.0
Derrick Shelby   1.1
Dion Jordan   0.0
Linebackers
Average 20.6ppg and HOU Allows 20.0ppg ( -3%)
Philip Wheeler   7.3
Dannell Ellerbe   7.3
Koa Misi Pro 5.0
Jason Trusnik   2.0
Austin Spitler   2.0
Jelani Jenkins   0.0
Jonathan Freeny   0.0
Defensive Backs
Average 28.6ppg and HOU Allows 28.8ppg (+ 0%)
Cortland Finnegan IR 7.8
Reshad Jones   7.7
Brent Grimes   6.0
Louis Delmas Pro 4.9
Bryan McCann   4.7
Jimmy Wilson   3.3
Jalil Brown Out 2.7
Jamar Taylor Pro 0.0
Will Davis Out 0.0

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