NFL predictions: Week nine picks, previews, and fantasy advice
Fantasy Football Denver/Houston
While Broncos Country wants Thomas to succeed, he probably won’t against the Broncos. Thomas is going into a new system and that will take time to learn.
Also, while a good receiver he’s never caught a pass from Deshaun Watson. Thomas is better off sitting on your bench a week until he’s more comfortable in the offense.
Projections- Three catches, 40 yards.
Watson is coming off last Thursday’s game in which he threw five touchdowns against the Dolphins. That should carry over into Sunday’s game right? I don’t believe so. Mainly because the biggest weakness of the Texans may be the Broncos biggest strength.
The Broncos pass rush should be licking their chops looking at Houston’s offensive line. The pass rush should frustrate Watson and I that will hurt his value.
Projections- 200 yards, one touchdown, two interceptions.
Yes, all three of my sits are Texans but only because most of the Broncos players aren’t relevant in fantasy right now. Coutee has been a bit of a rising star this season, including a 109-yard performance off of 11 catches this season.
Once Will Fuller went down for the season it opened a door for Coutee, but the Texans traded for Thomas and he’ll see a lot of Chris Harris Jr in the slot. Both add up to a bad matchup for the rookie.
Projections- 2 catches, 25 yards.