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Running Back, Houston Texans

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Draft: 2022 Round 4 (2)
College: Florida
Ht: 5’10”  Wt: 218 DOB: 2000-02-19 Age: 22

Season Stats
FFToday Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Season Team G Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts FPts/G
2022 HOU 4 59 311 5.3 2 10 10 43 4.3 0 47.4 11.9
2022 (Projected) HOU   203 874 4.3 6   34 275 8.1 1 156.9  

2022 Outlook
Depth Chart
Taken with the 107th pick in the draft, Pierce was never a starter in college, though he flashed when given the chance in his final season in 2021, averaging 5.7 yards per carry and cashing in for 13 touchdowns. He's a strong, physical runner who can run through tackles, and he holds up well in pass protection, which could ultimately be the thing that gets him on the field and keeps him there on 3rd down.

It won't happen early in the season, but he has a chance to develop into the RB1 in Houston by the end of the season. Stash him on your bench or on your watch list.

Fan. Tm. Player
RB1RB1 Dameon Pierce
RB2RB2 Rex Burkhead
RB3RB3 Dare Ogunbowale
RB4RB4 Royce Freeman
RB5RB5 Troy Hairston
Texans Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
Dameon Pierce to get more work going forward?
Rookie logged only 29 percent of snaps in Week 1
By: Doug Orth | Tue Sep 13, 11:50 pm

Houston Texans
Dameon Pierce wound up playing just 29% of the 70 offensive snaps, 20 plays overall, during a 20-20 tie to open the season against the Indianapolis Colts at NRG Stadium. He rushed for just 33 yards on 11 carries with one catch for six yards. “Some of the other things we did in the game, looking on the offensive side of the football, I understand how many plays Dameon Pierce played. The plan of course was for him to get more. You get into the game and situations make you go a little bit different direction. You learn from those mistakes like that, mistakes of those situations that you look at the day after," HC Lovie Smith said. ( - Aaron Wilson)

FFToday's Take: Houston did not trail after about the midpoint of the second quarter, so Smith's assertion that situations played a role in Pierce's lack of work is ridiculous. Expect the Texans to overcompensate over the next week or two, but Week 1 is unlikely to be the only time they forget about Pierce. Until further notice, the rookie will remain a low-end RB2 at best and better suited as a flex option.

Texans waive RB Marlon Mack
Full steam ahead on Pierce hype train
By: Mike Krueger | Tue Aug 30, 2:30 pm

Houston Texans
Texans cut veteran running back Marlon Mack, per a league source. Dameon Pierce's impressive preseason showed the Texans everything they needed to see, in the words of coach Lovie Smith. They're sold on the rookie's power, explosiveness and moves. (Aaron Wilson on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: It's full steam ahead on the Pierce hype train, although it wouldn't be a shock if the Texans brought in another running back in the next day or two (Sony Michel?). Pierce is now a legit RB2 option and should be the Texans starter in Week 1 against the Colts.

Dameon Pierce likely to start early in season
Expected to pass up Marlon Mack and Rex Burkhead quickly
By: Doug Orth | Tue Aug 16, 11:55 pm

Houston Texans
By the first month of the season, Dameon Pierce could take over the starting job. Former Colt Marlon Mack has the most production of the group, which also features Rex Burkhead, but Pierce has the most explosiveness, and it's only a matter of time until Texans offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton makes Pierce the lead back. ( - DJ Bien-Aime)

FFToday's Take: Pierce's usage at the University of Florida was befuddling to say the least, as he never carried the ball more than 106 times. He somehow only amassed 100 rushing attempts in 2021 despite scoring 13 times. It would appear Houston believes he can handle a heavy workload; the major concern with him is that he may be too physical to hold up week after week. Regardless, the Texans desperately need a back like him that can run through contact. He makes sense as a strong RB4 option with RB3 upside on draft day.

2022 Gamelog Stats
FFToday Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts
1 IND T 20-20 11 33 3.0 0 1 1 6 6.0 0 3.9
2 at DEN L 9-16 15 69 4.6 0 1 1 8 8.0 0 7.7
3 at CHI L 20-23 20 80 4.0 1 2 2 21 10.5 0 16.1
4 LAC L 24-34 13 129 9.9 1 6 6 8 1.3 0 19.7

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