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DFS Showdown Tips: Patriots-Texans


Houston’s strength meets New England’s strength on Sunday night.

A struggling Patriots pass offense faces a Texans pass defense that has struggled through basically all of the season.

What’ll give?

Texans QB Deshaun Watson hits Week 13 with the 4th most fantasy points among all QBs. He has endured 3 weeks of sub-15 fantasy scores, but Watson has also cracked 30 points 5 times.

Patriots QB Tom Brady has finished 4 of his past 5 contests with 1 or fewer total TDs. But Houston arrives to their matchup as the 8th-best scoring matchup for fantasy QBs.

New England’s D features coverage strength at every CB spot, at safety and throughout the LB corps.

Houston’s defense has dipped to 26th in total defensive DVOA, according to Football Outsiders, but the run D remains 13th best.

Let’s check the values ...