Fantasy Football Outlook: Colts at Texans

SEATTLE, WA - OCTOBER 01: Tight end Jack Doyle
SEATTLE, WA - OCTOBER 01: Tight end Jack Doyle /

This weekend’s matchup between the Texans and Colts has the potential to be a shootout, which provides some solid options for your fantasy football lineup.

Tight End Jack Doyle

Doyle had been banged up for most of the Colts’ first seven games, but he’s coming off of his best performance of the season where he caught 12 passes for 121 yards with a touchdown in Cincinnati.

The fifth-year tight end also caught 8 balls for 79 yards in Jacoby Brissett’s first start as a Colt before injuries started to slow Doyle down. It finally looks like Doyle is back to 100% health, and he could provide a major matchup problem for this Houston defense.

Quarterback Deshaun Watson

The rookie sensation out of Clemson currently is tied for the league-lead in touchdown passes after he started the year behind Tom Savage on the Texans’ depth chart. Watson threw for 402 yards with 4 touchdowns last week, but his 3 interceptions prevented Houston from pulling out a win.

The Colts’ secondary has sorely missed rookie free safety Malik Hooker since his injury, and Watson will be able to exploit that weakness by mercilessly launching deep balls on Sunday.

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Wide Receiver T.Y. Hilton

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Hilton has had an extremely disappointing stretch of three games where he’s failed to top 27 yards receiving. However, he should be motivated to end that drought this week against a Texans secondary that gave up 452 yards passing and 4 touchdowns to Russell Wilson and the Seahawks last week.

Hilton still has the potential to go off for 150 yards and a touchdown any given Sunday, and this matchup is a favorable one for the Pro Bowl wide receiver.