The Athletic's Mike Jones reportedly anticipates the Houston Texans to deploy a "platoon" approach to their backfield this season. This report runs contrary to what were otherwise encouraging signals about Dameon Pierce’s usage this preseason. With two running backs of the same archetype calling the Houston backfield home, there’s a chance that neither Pierce nor Singletary take control of the receiving work at running back. While this reports does cast some doubt on Pierce’s workload heading into 2023, it should still be the expectation that he handles the majority of the snaps on early downs with room to expand his role in the receiving game. He’s clearly the more talented back and will assuredly finish well ahead of Singletary in 2023 barring injury.
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