FBG says: Good matchup. This Titans offense has come to life in recent weeks as Ryan Tannehill continues to light the league on fire with his spectacular play. Tannehill has passed for multiple touchdowns in four straight games and has crossed the 300-yard mark three times this season, including last week when he passed for a season-high 391 yards with three touchdowns. Tannehill is also now leading the league in yards per pass attempt (9.9) as he is showing little fear to push the ball downfield. That was on full display last week as he completed a number of deep balls, including a career-high 91-yard touchdown pass to A.J. Brown. Brown has morphed into the WR1 for Tennessee, leading the team in targets in five of the last seven games while exceeding 130 yards with at least one touchdown in two of his last three outings. The floor with Brown is certainly low given this Titans passing offense could easily amass fewer than 200 yards in any given week, but he is garnering serious attention from Tannehill and has the talent to break a big play in any given week.
The Texans pass defense played as poorly as they have all season last week as they allowed rookie quarterback Drew Lock to pass for 309 yards and three touchdowns in his second career start. It was an astonishingly bad performance by this defense that basically lost the game for Houston within the first two quarters. However, last week's outing actually was more of the same from what has been a terrible pass defense all season. The Texans have given up more fantasy points per game to opposing quarterbacks than any other team since Week 10 and have allowed the sixth-most passing yards per game on the season. The Texans cornerbacks have actually done a decent job in coverage against wide receivers over the past four weeks, as only one wide receiver has crossed the 50-yard mark. They have allowed both opposing tight ends and running backs to do plenty of damage though, as Noah Fant found the end zone with over 100 yards last week while Mark Andrews also scored and finished with 75 yards in Week 11. Opposing running backs have scored five times through the air in the last four weeks as well. While the Titans don't use running backs too often in the passing game, tight end Jonnu Smith should be in for a favorable matchup while outside receiver A.J. Brown should also have the edge against the likes of Gareon Conley.