It does not appear that the tight end position is a focal point of the Houston Texans offense this season, as neither Darren Fells or Jordan Akins are averaging double digit points. The Texans take on the Cleveland Browns this weekend, who have allowed the thirteenth fewest points to the tight end position. Are either of these tight ends worthy of a start this weekend? We break down the fantasy implications below.
Fantasy Football analysis: Texans TEs Darren Fells, Jordan Akins
Darren Fells is averaging 7.1 fantasy points per game this season while receiving and average of 2.75 targets per game. Fells has managed to score three touchdowns on limited opportunity. When given seven targets in Week six, Fells turned in a 20+ point performance, proving that he is capable of solid production when given a decent workload. Unfortunately, the presence of Jordan Akins cuts into his target share, limiting his upside significantly. Fells is nothing more than a low end TE2 in Week 10.
Jordan Akins seems to be suffering a similar fate to that of Fells this season. They have placed each other in fantasy purgatory as they cut into each other’s workload, stifling any starting potential either of them may have. Akins is averaging 8.1 fantasy points and 3.8 targets per game this season. He has made the most of the opportunities he has been given, but like Fells, the opportunities are not enough for fantasy relevance. Keep Akins on the bench in standard leagues this weekend.
Fantasy Start/Sit Recommendation
Sit Darren Fells
Sit Jordan Akins