The Worksheet, a comprehensive fantasy football preview by Rich Hribar, breaks down everything you need to know about the Week 2 matchup between the Texans and Colts.
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|50.72%||22||Opp. Rush %||55.17%||31|
|49.28%||11||Opp. Pass %||44.83%||2|
- Houston had a gain of 20 or more yards on 1.4% of their offensive plays in Week 1, tied with Carolina for the lowest rate in the league.
- The Colts averaged a league-low 2.6 yards per play on first down in Week 1.
- The Colts averaged 1.0 points per drive in Week 1 (26th) after averaging a league-low 1.37 points per drive in 2022.
- The Texans averaged 0.75 points per drive (29th) after averaging 1.41 points per drive in 2022 (31st).
- Including this week, Houston has been an underdog now in 25 straight games dating back to 2021, the longest ongoing streak in the league.
- Just 4.3% of the Houston rushing attempts resulted in a first down or touchdown, the lowest rate in Week 1. The league average was 22.0%.
- Indianapolis running backs averaged -0.75 EPA per attempt, the lowest rate in the league in Week 1.
- Houston has turned the ball over at least once in 13 straight games, the longest active streak in the league.
- Indianapolis has turned the ball over at least once in 12 straight games, the second-longest streak in the league.
Trust = spike production for that player
Anthony Richardson: We had the full Anthony Richardson experience in Week 1.
Richardson closed the week out as the QB4 (20.9 points).
He only had 10.9 passing points (QB15), but he got the rushing touchdown we were looking for to vault to turn a back-end QB1 scoring game into a top-six one.
Richardson completed 64.9% of his passes, as the Colts asked him to facilitate near the line of scrimmage. On throws shorter than 10 yards downfield, Richardson was 21-of-27 (77.8%) for 173 yards with his touchdown. On throws 10 yards or further, he was 3-of-10 for 50 yards with his interception.
All in all, this is exactly what we were looking for. If Richardson can approach double-digit passing points per game, then we are in a good place to rely on him as a floor-based QB1, even for the weeks we fail to land the rushing touchdown.
The weeks we do get a rushing score, he can compete at the front end of the position.
Richardson ran a position-high 10 times for 40 yards including twice inside of the 5-yard line. Six of his carries were designed runs.
Houston allowed 38 rushing yards to Lamar Jackson in Week 1 while allowing 7.7 yards per pass attempt (26th).
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