Due to an ankle injury, the Houston Texans have ruled running back Dameon Pierce out for their Week 9 matchup against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Devin Singletary fantasy football owners smiled, as this could be the moment of increased workload that they have been waiting for this season.
However, should you start Devin Singletary in NFL Week 9 in this tough matchup? Keep reading for more insight on the Texans’ backfield.
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Should I Start Devin Singletary in Fantasy Football Week 9?
Dameon Pierce has been dealing with a knee injury and will miss Sunday’s game. Over the past two games, Devin Singletary has outscored Pierce in fantasy football scoring formats that support any points to receptions. While it may not be a case of Singletary fully replacing Pierce, it’s more likely that the team will employ a Running Back By Committee (RBBC) approach, with Singletary emerging as the more fantasy-relevant running back due to him consistently out-scoring Pierce over the past two weeks.
Looking ahead to this week’s matchup, it doesn’t bode well for Devin Singletary. The Buccaneers have been effective in limiting running backs, not allowing any to accumulate over 90 scrimmage yards in three of their last four games. Additionally, they’ve yielded a league-low total of just one touchdown to running backs this season, with that touchdown occurring in Week 1.
Given the challenging matchup, Devin Singletary fantasy football owners may want to keep him on the bench. It’s worth noting that Houston’s matchups are expected to become more favorable after Week 9, making the Texans’ RBs potential assets to start for future weeks.
If you want to see the Devin Singletary fantasy football ranking for this week, check out our Week 9 fantasy football rankings. These rankings will be updated throughout the week.