Texans lose key piece in receiving corps #Texans dynamic rookie wide receiver Tank Dell lost for season to broken fibula: He will be missed, most definitely (Aaron Wilson on X) FF Today's Take: Dell got injured while blocking on a Dameon Pierce touchdown run. He'll finish the season with a 47-709-7 line and is expected to be ready for camp in 2024. With Dell out, Nico Collins saw 12 targets against the Broncos yesterday and we should see more volume for Robert Woods and Noah Brown down the stretch.
Texans WR Nico Collins ended Sunday with a 9-191-1 receiving line, reaching new career highs in receptions and receiving yards in Week 13 vs. the Broncos. This is the third time in 2023 that Collins has eclipsed the 100-yard mark and found the end zone in the same game. It ll be vital for Houston s offense that he maintains this success in the aftermath of rookie WR Tank Dell leaving the contest in the first quarter with a broken fibula. Fantasy managers were already starting Collins in lineups, but those seeking a Dell replacement should look no further than Noah Brown. While he didn t record a catch on either of his 2 targets, Brown paced Collins with 100% route participation and snap rate in Week 13, clearly serving as the Texans' WR2. Plus, he d recorded back-to-back 100+-yard efforts that yielded top-6 PPR finishes between Week 9-10 prior to being sidelined by a knee injury. Keep an eye out for Brown on the waiver wire.
Collins recorded nine receptions on 12 targets for 191 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 22-17 win over the Broncos.
Texans WR Tank Dell has been diagnosed with a fractured fibula and will be placed on IR, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Dell will miss at least four games and is likely done for the regular season. We'll look for a more concrete timetable for his return. Dell's injury is a hit to QB C.J. Stroud's fantasy value but leaves behind a lot of opportunity for Houston's other pass catchers. Nico Collins will be the clear No. 1 the rest of the way, with WRs Noah Brown, Robert Woods, and John Metchie behind him. We'll have more on those guys in this week's waiver wire article.
The Texans don't have rookie receiver Tank Dell, who was carted off in the first half and ruled out with an ankle injury.