The Houston Texans continue to be one of the most surprising teams in the NFL, as they went and beat the Cincinnati Bengals, 30-27, on Sunday to move to 5-4. Quarterback C.J. Stroud has gotten all the talk, and rightfully so. He threw for another 356 yards and one touchdown in the win, but it was the play of running back Devin Singletary that jumped off the page.
Singletary rushed the ball 30 times for 150 yards and one score while also catching a pass for 11 yards.
The Texans haven’t gotten a performance like that on the ground all year. With that in mind, should fantasy football managers addd Singletary off the waiver wire heading into next week?
Should Devin Singletary Be a Fantasy Waiver Wire Add in Week 11?
As good as the Texans offense has been this year, the rushing attack left much to be desired. Entering the game against the Bengals, the Texans entered the game ranked 27th with 87.0 rushing yards per game. It isn’t as if the team hasn’t been running the ball, as it was averaging only 3.6 yards.
With Dameon Pierce out, Singletary was the focal back, and he delivered in a big way. While it isn’t known when Pierce will be back, there are now questions on whether or not they will even go back to him.
The Texans have been looking for some balance in their offense all year, and Sunday was the first time they had gotten that type of performance from the backfield. There will be fantasy managers who won their Week 10 matchups largely because of Singletary.
If you are still sitting with some money, Singletary is officially now a guy that you should look at bringing onto your roster. The Texans are 100 percent in playoff contention, and you can bet that coach DeMeco Ryans is going to do whatever he can to help his team win some games.
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Houston doesn’t have a first-round pick in this upcoming draft, so they are even more motivated to do everything it can to make the playoffs.
With the Jaguars’ loss, the Texans are only one game out of first place in the AFC South, and they have a significant win in Jacksonville early in the season. Next week, the Texans play an Arizona Cardinals team that has one of the worst rush defenses in the league, so another big game could be in store for Singletary.
As you add Singletary, you will have to keep an eye on Pierce’s status, though, as the team still believes in the second-year running back. However, this was truly the first time the ground game complemented Stroud and the passing game, and you would think the Texans are going to stay with the guys who played a huge part of that.
The fact that Singletary is also the much better pass catcher of the two should play a big role in his staying heavily involved in the offensive game plan.
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