Aug 16, 2014; Houston, TX, USA; Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Devin Hester (17) scores a touchdown during the second quarter as Houston Texans defensive back Brandon Harris (26) attempts to make a tackle at NRG Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Preseason: Houston Texans vs Atlanta Falcons

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We’ve made it!  Football is back, and with that comes the over analyzing  of the preseason, trying to find any advantage we can for our upcoming drafts.  Many fantasy champions are  made in the preseason. From analyzing rookies to scoping out all of the off-season moves, I will try to help you prepare as well.   This series has to do with fantasy trends from this weeks bevy of preseason games.  I hope you’ve enjoyed my rundowns of the preseason games!  Stayed tuned for breakdowns of every preseason game here.

 

Jones has not been sharp in preseason yet, raising some caution flags. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Houston Texans vs Atlanta Falcons 

  1. Julio Jones played, and only managed to catch one of his four targets for 29 yards.  There is absolutely no reason to panic yet, but keep tabs on him to see how he further progresses from his return from injury.
  2. Devonta Freeman continues to fight to move up the depth chart.  Freeman ended with 31 yards on six carries, and was the most impressive back on the Falcons’ side.
  3. Ryan Fitzpatrick bounced back from his disastrous preseason opener, going 9 of 12 for 97 yards and a touchdown.  Hopefully Fitzpatrick can carry this momentum to the next game, as it was not so impressive due to the fact that this Falcons defense let Ryan Tannehill carve them up.
  4. Jonathan Grimes is the handcuff to own for all Arian Foster owners.  Grimes was impressive, finishing with 42 yards on nine carries and 25 yards on three receptions.  Hopefully this is a sign that Foster will be getting his fair share of targets this upcoming season, which would give him a slight boost in PPR leagues.
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Tags: Arian Foster Atlanta Falcons Devonta Freeman Houston Texans Jonathan Grimes Julio Jones

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