Dameon Pierce Expected to Be RB1 for Houston Texans in Week 1

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August 27

Dameon Pierce is expected to start the season as the starting running back for the Houston Texans, Jonathan M. Alexander of The Houston Chronicle reports.

Pierce was the Texans’ second pick in the fourth round of this year’s draft. While that pick didn’t generate all that much excitement at the time, Pierce has come on in practice and games to likely be the leading ball carrier for the Texans entering the season. This shouldn’t surprise anyone, as his only actual competition was ex-Indianapolis Colt Marlon Mack and former New England Patriot Rex Burkhead. Burkhead could still be the top option on passing downs.

This is expected to be a poor season for the Texans, as it shouldn’t surprise anyone if they are once again a top-five pick in next year’s draft. They are +2500 to win the AFC South, the worst in the division by far. You can find the odds for every team to win their division at the FanDuel Sportsbook.

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