Fantasy Football: Load up on Texans for solid Week 8 DFS value plays

Surging Texans travel to Carolina to face winless Panthers off the bye-week
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Nico Collins, Wide Receiver

Continuing the on the Texans youth movement tip, third year wide receiver Nico Hollins has been Stroud's most productive target thus far this season. Veteran Robert Woods ($4000) has one more target (43) than Collins, but Nico leads the team in receiving yards by over two hundred yards with 547 which is good for tenth in the entire league through week seven.

With Stroud under center and a whole new vibe running through the Texans locker room Collins is on pace to easily surpass season highs in receptions and targets while he's already surpassed career season highs in receiving yards and touchdowns much to the delight of Houston brass, Texans fans and I'm sure his agent and business manager. Collins averages seven targets a game but has yet to score a TD on the road.

Furthermore, over his last two road games in Atlanta and Jacksonville Collins only averaged 36.5 yards receiving, combined with a tough Panthers secondary doesn't necessarily make for a slam dunk big day for Collins. The summer-like conditions in Charlotte for the game make Collins' $5500 DFS price tag seem just a bit brighter for your DFS roster.