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FanDuel Forecast: Texans vs. Colts


There is a lot at stake when the division-leading Houston Texans face the Indianapolis Colts Sunday night at NRG Stadium. A Texans win would provide a substantial boost in their attempt to repeat as AFC South champions, while a Colts victory would force a logjam atop the division.

From a fantasy perspective, let's take a look at how the Texans may fare heading into this primetime matchup. Below, you'll find the player's FanDuel salary for Week 6.

RB Lamar Miller
Running back Lamar Miller rushed for at least 80 yards in each of his first four games and had no fewer than 22 touches in those contests.

Although he has yet to find the end zone, Miller's consistent volume makes him an attractive play on a weekly basis. Plus, getting Pro Bowl left tackle Duane Brown back in the fold will help solidify the offensive line, which directly benefits Miller. Touchdowns will come, and don't be surprised if he finds the end zone Sunday night against the Colts and their 30th-ranked run defense.

FanDuel Salary = $7,900

WRs DeAndre Hopkins and Will Fuller
DeAndre Hopkins makes plays, and he doesn't need to be open to do so. His ability to make contested catches makes him a threat at all times, despite facing frequent double teams. Hopkins, who has three touchdowns in five games this season, is a major red-zone threat and could be productive against the Colts' secondary Sunday night.

Will Fuller's speed has quickly caused problems for opponents this season. The rookie wide receiver began the year with back-to-back 100-yard games and has consistently shown the ability to get behind the defense. Not only has Fuller caught two touchdowns in 2016, but he also showed his versatility by returning a punt for a score against the Titans. With Hopkins seeing consistent double teams, Fuller will continue to take advantage of his opportunities, and as we've seen before, all it takes is one play to make a significant impact.

Hopkins FanDuel Salary = $8,100
Fuller FanDuel Salary = $6,900

K Nick Novak
Kicker Nick Novak has already attempted 14 field goals on the season, putting 11 of them through the uprights. Novak has attempted at least three field goals in four of five games in 2016 and has notched double-digit FanDuel points in three of those games.

Playing inside NRG Stadium, Novak doesn't have to worry about outside elements, and his opportunities will likely increase as the Texans offense continues to find its rhythm.

FanDuel Salary = $4,500

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