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FanDuel Forecast: Texans vs. Chiefs


When it comes to fantasy football, the 2016 Houston Texans have more intriguing options than any other season in the team's history. With quarterback Brock Osweiler, wide receivers DeAndre Hopkins and Will Fuller, running back Lamar Miller, and the Houston defense, the Texans have a number of ways to help you win in fantasy.

From a fantasy perspective, let's take a look at how the Texans may fare heading into a Week 2 matchup at home against the Kansas City Chiefs. Below, you'll find the player's FanDuel salary for the upcoming week.

WR DeAndre Hopkins
It's no secret that DeAndre Hopkins is one of the best wide receivers the league has to offer. Last season, Hopkins finished third in receptions (111) and yards (1,521) and tied for seventh in touchdowns (11). Only twice did he have fewer than five catches in a game or have fewer than 50 yards receiving. In a weekly game, it pays to have that kind of consistency.

Although Hopkins didn't explode last week against the Bears, he still managed to haul in five passes for 54 yards, and most importantly, a touchdown, despite frequent double-teams. Simply put, he just gets the job done.

FanDuel Salary = $8,300

WR Will Fuller
Now that's what you call a rookie debut. The first-year receiver from Notre Dame made a strong impression in Week 1 against Chicago, notching five receptions for 107 yards and a touchdown as the number two receiver, starting opposite Hopkins.

Targeted 11 times, Fuller showed his speed, route-running ability and quickness throughout the game.

FanDuel Salary = $6,200

Texans Defense
The Texans defense picked up where it left off in the final eight games of last season, where they allowed just 13.5 points per game to help propel the team to a 7-2 finish down the stretch. Week 1 against the Bears, The Texans recorded five sacks and an interception.

How Texans defense matches up with Chiefs: Kansas City's offensive line allowed three sacks last week and quarterback Alex Smith threw an interception.  With the likes of J.J. Watt, Whitney Mercilus and Jadeveon Clowney rushing the passer, combined with an opportunistic secondary, the Texans defense is littered with playmakers and will consistently be one of the better options in fantasy.

FanDuel Salary = $4,900

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