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Week 16 Matchup: Minnesota at Houston

Houston

Player Injury
Status
YTD Average
Fantasy Pts
Quarterbacks
Average 15.1ppg and MIN Allows 19.9ppg (+ 32%)
Ryan Fitzpatrick   15.1
T.J. Yates Pro 2.1
Running Backs
Average 25.6ppg and MIN Allows 16.5ppg ( -35%)
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 MIN Allows 23.9ppg (+ 29%)
Andre Johnson Pro 11.5
Mike Thomas   1.6
DeVier Posey Out 1.4
Keshawn Martin   1.2
Tight Ends
Average 9.5ppg and MIN Allows 7.6ppg ( -20%)
Garrett Graham IR 3.4
Brad Smelley IR 0.3
Kickers
Average 8.6ppg and MIN Allows 6.8ppg ( -22%)
Defensive Linemen
Average 18.5ppg and MIN Allows 13.9ppg ( -25%)
J.J. Watt   10.3
Tim Jamison   2.2
Jared Crick   1.6
Ricardo Mathews   1.1
Linebackers
Average 20.8ppg and MIN Allows 21.4ppg (+ 3%)
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 MIN Allows 28.3ppg ( -5%)
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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Minnesota

Player Injury
Status
YTD Average
Fantasy Pts
Quarterbacks
Average 13.3ppg and HOU Allows 17.4ppg (+ 31%)
Josh Freeman Out 16.7
Christian Ponder   13.3
Matt Cassel   11.6
Running Backs
Average 22.0ppg and HOU Allows 14.0ppg ( -36%)
Adrian Peterson Out 19.3
Jerome Felton Pro 0.9
Matt Asiata Pro 0.3
Wide Receivers
Average 16.5ppg and HOU Allows 23.4ppg (+ 42%)
Greg Jennings   7.6
Jarius Wright   6.3
Lestar Jean   3.0
Jerome Simpson   2.3
Tight Ends
Average 7.4ppg and HOU Allows 9.1ppg (+ 24%)
Kyle Rudolph IR 6.5
Rhett Ellison   1.2
Allen Reisner Out 0.7
Kickers
Average 8.8ppg and HOU Allows 6.3ppg ( -28%)
Blair Walsh   8.8
Defensive Linemen
Average 20.5ppg and HOU Allows 18.7ppg ( -9%)
Everson Griffen   5.5
Brian Robison   4.6
Linval Joseph   4.1
Corey Wootton   3.7
Kevin Williams   3.3
Fred Evans Pro 2.5
Tom Johnson Out 2.1
Christian Ballard Out 2.0
Kheeston Randall   1.2
Linebackers
Average 19.7ppg and HOU Allows 20.0ppg (+ 2%)
Chad Greenway   9.0
Jasper Brinkley   5.3
Marvin Mitchell   2.3
Defensive Backs
Average 30.7ppg and HOU Allows 28.8ppg ( -6%)
Harrison Smith Pro 7.9
Derek Cox   7.2
Kurt Coleman Pro 6.6
Captain Munnerlyn   5.1
Jamarca Sanford   5.0
Robert Blanton   4.5
Josh Robinson IR 4.1
Mistral Raymond   1.9
Marcus Sherels Pro 0.8

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