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Dameon Pierce
ADP: N/A
Bye: 6
Experience: 0 Yr(s)
Age: 22.9
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 215
40 Time: 4.59
SPARQx (Rank): 109.90 (46%)
Burst Score (Rank): 118.20 (48%)
Agility Score (Rank): 11.99 (4%)
Three Cone Drill (Rank): 7.53

Dameon Pierce's Weekly Outlook

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Dameon Pierce's 2022 Projections & Outlook

Scoring

#26 Running Back

153.9 Projected Points

ADP Rush Atts Rush Yds Rush TDs 100 Fum Rec Rec Yds Rec TDs
Not Available 220.7 922.9 6 2.1 1.5 28.3 220.3 1.1

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Basic StatsDameon Pierce's Preseason Player Analysis

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What You Need to Know:

  • Pierce stands a stout 5’10, 218 pounds.
  • Despite impressive efficiency (and tape), Pierce never topped 106 carries in any of his 4 seasons at Florida.
  • Running a 4.59 forty time, Pierce is quicker than he is fast.
  • Houston selected Pierce early in Round 4. Overall, he was the 7th RB selected.
  • Pierce joins a Houston team led by 1st-year Texans HC Lovie Smith and OC Pep Hamilton.
  • Hamilton’s bounced around the league quite a bit, but in 3 stints as an OC, his units ranked 23rd, 17th and 21st in rush attempts.
  • What profiles as a bad Houston team overall might force this unit to lean pass as game scripts get out of hand.
  • Backfield competition is light: Rex Burkhead and Marlon Mack are the main contenders for touches.
  • Mack, a healthy scratch for much of last year in Indy, rushed only 28 times for 101 yards in 6 games. He’s a bit of an unknown after suffering a torn Achilles in September of 2020.
  • Burkhead was durable last year. But he fared poorly efficiency-wise outside of a massive game vs. the Chargers (22-149-2).
  • GM Nick Caserio confirmed that there will be backfield competition this summer, saying Pierce “has to earn his opportunity” and “create a role for himself.”
  • PFF ranked this O-line 32nd in run blocking grade in 2021. LT Laremy Tunsil played only 5 games after playing 14+ in each of his first 6 seasons.
  • QB Davis Mills enters his 1st season as the full-time starter. While he showed flashes as a Round 3 rookie, even a most optimistic result has him playing as a league-average passer.

Draft Sharks Bottom Line:

Pierce was one of our favorite mid-round RBs in the pre-draft process. While his production profile is poor, his limited tape indicates that the Florida coaching staff simply held him back.

Houston looks like a strong landing spot, too: Rex Burkhead and Marlon Mack aren’t exactly no-doubt starters.

Still, odds are Pierce will enter the year as part of a running back by committee. Mix in the young, unproven Houston offense, and it’s reasonable to expect a slow start for the rookie.

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Dameon Pierce, RB HOU

8:25pm EST 12/17/22

Pierce to IR

The Texans placed RB Dameon Pierce on IR with his ankle injury, ending his 2022 season. Pierce had an impressive rookie season, running for 939 yards on 4.3 yards per carry in a bad Houston offense. He currently ranks 8th in Pro Football Focus rushing grade and 3rd in Elusive Rating among 39 RBs with 100+ carries. It's enough to make Pierce the favorite to lead this backfield in 2023, but we'll see what the Texans do at the position this offseason. The Texans promoted RB Royce Freeman from the practice squad on Saturday. He joins Rex Burkhead and Dare Ogunbowale in the backfield for Sunday's game vs. the Chiefs.

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Texans RB Dameon Pierce (ankle) is out for Sunday’s game vs. the Chiefs. RBs Dare Ogunbowale and Rex Burkhead are on the active roster, with RBs Royce Freeman and Gerrid Doaks on the practice squad. We’ll see if Houston makes an elevation on Saturday, but you should try to avoid this backfield in fantasy lineups.

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Dameon Pierce, RB HOU
Dynasty MVP 154.8
Position Rank #11 RB
3yr Projection
5yr Projection
10yr Projection
500
834
1,309
Dynasty Write-up
As a rookie, Pierce quickly took over a shallow backfield and showed the tackle-breaking ability that made him a legit prospect. It’s possible the talent-hungry Texans add backfield competition this spring, but Pierce likely showed enough to move forward as the backfield leader. A QB upgrade is very likely to arrive in the draft.

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