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Texans' Backfield Claimed by Singletary, Dameon Pierce at All-Time Low

The Texans backfield has officially been claimed by RB Devin Singletary, and every other running back in the room has been relegated to a mere afterthought at this point in the season, including Dameon Pierce. With QB C.J. Stroud and WR Nico Collins out for the game, plus veteran QB Case Keenum under center, the Texans relied heavily on the ground game to get the job done against the Titans – and even that heavy reliance on the run game, everyone’s favorite angry runner from this past offseason remained painfully out of the gameplan.

Devin Singletary was granted 31 total opportunities on the day (26 rush attempts, five targets), which he was able to turn into 170 scoreless yards from scrimmage. His best play of the day – a 34-yard overtime rushing touchdown that would have put an exclamation mark on a huge fantasy day – was negated by an offensive holding call, which would have put him over 200 yards from scrimmage on the day. When the utilization has been there for Singletary, the production has followed, and the Texans’ coaching staff has caught on to that and has adjusted RB Dameon Pierce’s snaps accordingly. Speaking of Pierce…

Pierce played just four snaps on Sunday against the Titans, taking his lone carry for just three yards on the afternoon. This performance comes after a game in Week 14 that saw Pierce handle just four carries for nine yards against the Jets, and all of the nails seem to be in the coffin for Pierce when it comes to his prospects for the rest of the 2023 season. He’s officially fallen out of favor in the Texans’ offense, and he can safely be dropped in all fantasy leagues with his snap share hitting an astronomical low.


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