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Depth chart geeks unite

Depth chart geeks unite!" />Skip to main contentclockmenumore-arrownoyesBattle Red Blog homepageHorizontal - WhiteBattle Red Bloga Houston Texans communityFollow Battle Red Blog online:Follow Battle Red Blog on TwitterFollow Battle Red Blog on FacebookLog in or sign upLog InSign UpSite searchSearchSearchBattle Red Blog main menuFanpostsFanshotsTexansOddsAboutMastheadCommunity GuidelinesStubHubMoreAll 321 blogs on Horizontal - WhiteFanposts Fanshots Texans StoriesScheduleRosterStatsYahoo Texans NewsYahoo Texans Team PageYahoo Texans ReportYahoo Texans Depth ChartYahoo Texans TransactionsYahoo Texans PhotosOdds About Masthead Community Guidelines StubHub ✕Houston Texans Training Camp: Battle for Third Running Back PositionNew [url]http://www.thetexanslockerroom.com/authentic-andre-hal-jersey[/url] ,39commentsDepth chart geeks unite!CDTThere’s two ways to approach the third running back position on the depth chart. Either he’s a player who fits the system of the starter and can rotate in without requiring a full scheme change, or alternatevely he’s a player with a skill set that is lacking in your first two running backs. Either way, that third running back spot being solved sure does make you feel more comfortable entering into a long season. After Lamar Miller and D’Onta Foreman, there’s a litter of running backs in this training camp begging for snaps. Whether it is keeping Miller under 20 touches a game or pacing Foreman’s snap counts due to injury, whoever claims that third running back spot will be rewarded in the season. Now this all of course hinges upon Cullen Gillaspia making the team, and if so how the Texans plan to use him. Because this forth and surely final RB will have to contribute on special teams. O’Brien mentioned that RBs Taiwan Jones and Buddy Howell may have a leg up on other prospects because they can return kicks. First candidate we have is RB Josh Ferguson, a Tyler Ervin-like running back who’s squeamish running style makes him hard to tackle. After spending two season with the Colts, Ferguson has immediately impressed O’Brien and the coaching staff with his effort. “He did a good job,” O’Brien said. “He gave great effort. He gives great effort. He’s a really good guy. He’s really working hard out there.”Effort goes a long way in this club house, and from what I’ve heard and seen, he’s a leader in the lock room too. His running style looks like he’s been a track star all his life with cool smooth steps and easy transitions into his cuts. He may be the most well-rounded of the candidates in terms of special teams play and running back capabilities. If they label him as a scat back, he’d fall under the second of the two options listed above and provide a skill set the Texans don’t have in Foreman nor Miller. Candidate two is Buddy Howell Womens Jordan Thomas Jersey , the reigning third string running back on the team. He last played for the Miami Dolphins before joining the Texans. Howell was a special teams ace playing all over the field and making plays when given the opportunity. Though those opportunities weren’t on offense in 2018, he’ll look to take the next step this season and potentially sub in for short yardage situations. If Ferguson is the second approach (see first sentence) to a third string RB, then Howell is certainly the first approach; he’s a similar running back to D’Onta Foreman. Mainly a shotgun-style running back, he is a tough boy to bring down and doesn’t shy away from contact. Purely from his knowledge of the offense and prowess in special teams last year, Howell is a front running for the position.The third string for the third string is Taiwan Jones. He’s the leading candidate for kick returner. By far the most veteran of this group, Jones spent six years in Oakland as a backup running back and kick returner and the last two years in Buffalo. It would be interesting if the Texans decide to kick the tires on a veteran RB over keeping a younger guy, considering the reward from taking a chance on an upstart running back can be. Expect Jones to compete all preseason and at times flash his speed and return ability. He’d be a safe pick for a punt returner, but would offer a low ceiling in terms of running back specialty. Now we get into the two undrafted rookies. My favoritism only extends past my knowledge of their play in college, not what I've heard from training camp. RB Karan Higdon carried Michigan for the last couple years in the back field. The best way to describe Higdon at the NFL level is that he does everything... okay. He won’t blow you away with his speed. He won't juke you out of your cleats. He won’t bulldoze over NFL-caliber linebackers. But what he will do in the NFL is be a consistent contributor in a rotational backfield. He wasn't drafted more due to his ceiling than his floor. Higdon should have a place on a team’s 53 man roster, but finding the right fit for him is crucial. Finally, Damarea Crockett is a big ‘ole back out of Mizzou. He was paired with another running back in his senior year, so he doesn’t have the most dazzling resume coming out of college. He does have an injury history Womens Nick Martin Jersey , but that shouldn't and hasn;t limited him this training camp. He’ll lower the shoulder and lay the wood down as his biggest weapon. He wears those Alvin Kamara kinesthetic arm tape, which makes him look like a beast in my opinion. He’ll be fun to challenge the other backs as the most physical runner in the group. You want a semi-hot take? I’ve got the Texans rolling the dice on Karan Higdon the rookie out of Michigan as the RB3. He’ll do everything right. He would be perfect on special teams, and he fits the Texans one-cut system. Now it’s Higdon’s turn to shine in training camp, and if he does so he may just earn a spot on my next Rosterology post. It’s getting harder to gain an edge in daily fantasy football with more research tools and advanced statistics.Similar research processes lead many daily players to the same plays each given week.Last week, DailyRoto’s Colin Drew won more than $250,000 using a lineup optimizer to identify pivots — key spots to use players who won’t be widely owned in large tournaments. Pivoting away from popular players and toward alternatives in a similar price range lets fantasy owners differentiate their lineups, distinctions that become important when trying to break away from the pack in large tournament fields.Drew’s highest scoring lineup featured Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers at just 3 percent ownership, stacked with Packers wideouts Davante Adams and Marquez Valdes-Scantling. This trio was a profitable pivot from the more popular stacks in the Steelers-Falcons game.In Week 6, one of the league’s top tight ends and a certain defense are being priced reasonably across daily fantasy platforms and will likely prove to be popular. If fantasy owners dig a bit deeper, they can find alternatives that are also enticing.PIVOT: ERIC EBRON TO CAMERON BRATEThus far, the Colts tight end Ebron leads all tight ends with 12 red zone targets and has scored more DraftKings fantasy points than any player at the position over the last three weeks, since teammate Jack Doyle went down. During that span Brandon Dunn Jersey , Ebron has garnered the third-highest target share of any TE and the second most targets overall. This week, he faces a Jets defense that ranks 20th against the TE according to Football Outsiders’ defense-adjusted value over average (DVOA) metric, although they have only allowed 33.4 yards per game to the position.Due to Ebron’s heavy usage, especially down by the goal line, he will inevitably be popular this week. There’s a strong case for using Tampa Bay’s Cameron Brate instead.Brate is cheaper across the industry and will be squaring off against a Falcons team that has been playing in shootouts — nearly 60 total points have been scored on average in Atlanta’s games. Atlanta has a high-powered offense and its already mediocre defense lost safety Keanu Neal and linebacker Deion Jones for the season.The Bucaneers have already switched to Jameis Winston at quarterback, meaning brighter days should be ahead for Brate even before factoring in the injury to O.J. Howard. According to Rotoviz, Brate has averaged 5.21 targets per game, 42.3 yards per game, 3.4 receptions per game, 0.5 touchdowns per game and 10.7 point-per-reception fantasy points per game in games where Winston has thrown at least 15 passes. Brate saw less usage in the five games where Winston did not meet that threshold, due to being inactive or getting hurt.Even with Howard on the team, Brate ranked 17th among TEs in red zone target share and 13th at targets at the position last year. With Howard out of the picture Womens Deshaun Watson Jersey , Brate can reasonably be projected for

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