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WR Damaris Johnson - Houston Texans

5-8, 170Born: 11-22-1989College: TulsaDrafted: ---

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After being claimed from waivers just before the season started, Johnson is handling both punt and kick returns for Houston.
Johnson started as the team's punt returner but other players have begun to see opportunities.

Week 13: vs Tennessee Titans

Mark and Joe say: Tough matchup. Back in Week 8, Ryan Fitzpatrick was still starting at quarterback for the Texans. Since then Ryan Mallett had become the Texans' starter, but a pectoral injury has knocked Mallett onto the IR and now Fitzpatrick (19/35 for 227 yards passing, one TD and zero interceptions thrown at Tennessee) is the on-again starting quarterback for Houston. DeAndre Hopkins (81 targets for 51/803/4 receiving this season) and Andre Johnson (103 for 58/667/1 receiving to date) were both seeing a high volume of passes with Mallett under center. However, the team tends to emphasize the rushing game when Fitzpatrick is in, so their targets may droop with him back under center. We'll see if Fitzpatrick can pick up his game in his second crack at starting for the Texans. The Titans' rush D is awful, while their pass D is 11th in the NFL averaging 233.4 net passing yards allowed per game, with 16 pass TDs given out balanced by 11 interceptions (tied for 11th in the NFL) and 31 sacks (tied for fourth) generated so far this year. Mark Sanchez managed 30/43 for 298 net yards, one TD and two interceptions thrown (with two sacks taken for -9 yards) at Tennessee last week; Ben Roethlisberger was sacked five times for -27 yards on the way to 21/32 for 180 net yards passing, one TD and one interception thrown two weeks ago. The Titans are vulnerable in the other phase of the game, and the Texans like to limit the number of passes that Fitzpatrick puts up - this looks like a tough matchup for the Texans' passing attack.

Recent Stats and Projections

WEEKOPPRSHYDTDTARGRECYDTDFumL
9 vs PHI 0 0 0 2 2 16 0 0
11 at CLE 1 6 0 8 5 21 0 0
12 vs CIN 0 0 0 5 3 21 0 0
13 vs TEN PROJ-Dodds 0 * * 2 * * *
13 vs TEN PROJ-Tremblay 0 * * 2 * * *
13 vs TEN PROJ-Bloom 0 * * 2 * * *

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Schedule

13vs Tennessee Titans
14@ Jacksonville Jaguars
15@ Indianapolis Colts
16vs Baltimore Ravens
17vs Jacksonville Jaguars