The Worksheet, a comprehensive fantasy football preview by Rich Hribar, breaks down everything you need to know about the Week 17 matchup between the Texans and Titans.

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3.5 Spread-3.5
19.5 Implied Total23.0
21.415Points All./Gm22.117
64.624Opp. Plays/Gm64.319
4.926Off. Yards/Play5.412
5.215Def. Yards/Play5.318
44.27%23Opp. Rush %42.53%17
55.73%10Opp. Pass %57.47%16

Trust = spike production for that player


C.J. Stroud: The details surrounding Stroud’s symptoms while in concussion protocol were troubling, and there is a good reason why he was forced to miss the past two weeks.

The good news is that he was able to get into meetings at the end of last week and is on track to return this weekend in a big game against the Titans.

Stroud has been at his best when kept clean this season.

Under pressure, Stroud has completed 50.0% of his passes for 5.4 Y/A with just two of his touchdown passes.

When he has not been pressured, Stroud has completed 67.6% of his passes for 9.4 Y/A with 18 touchdown passes.

Tennessee is 24th in the league in terms of pressure rate (33.0%), but they have been great at converting pressures into sacks (8.1%, which is eighth).

All of Stroud’s true spike weeks have come in spots we have attacked all season. His three weeks finishing higher than QB10 have come against Tampa Bay, Cincinnati, and Jacksonville.

This is another one of those spots.

The Titans are 23rd (0.423) in that department and 22nd in passing points allowed per game (14.2).

Tennessee is allowing 7.5 yards per pass attempt (24th).

The only thing holding me back from labeling Stroud as a TRUST and placing expectations on a spike week is that he is coming back from a scary head injury.

That said, Stroud will be a QB1 in the ranks and has plenty of upside here if there are no lingering effects from his concussion.

Titans QB: Will Levis missed last week’s game due to an ankle injury.

He was able to practice in a limited fashion at the end of the week to offer some potential that he will be back this weekend, but we will follow his status throughout the week.

Regardless of whether we get Levis or another week of Ryan Tannehill, that passer is only a matchup-based option in 2QB formats.

We have already seen Levis deliver a QB19 (14.5 points) scoring week at home against Houston two weeks ago.

Tannehill was QB26 (9.8 points) in his spot start last week and has just two touchdown passes on 184 pass attempts this season.

That said, if you are holding out hope for a better return here, this Houston pass defense continues to give up big plays.

Over their past 11 games, Houston has allowed a 67.2% completion rate (30th) and 8.2 yards per pass attempt (31st). They have allowed eight QB1 scoring weeks over that stretch.

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