News:Daniel Spencer caught seven passes for 96 yards with a touchdown at SMU on Thursday.
Analysis:Daniel Spencer is now averaging 73 yards passing per game, tops among all Houston players. While this may sound great on paper, he only has three touchdowns on the season as Houston's passing game continues to remain erratic due to up-and-down QB play.
Houston's Spencer Catches Four Passes Against North Texas
News:Daniel Spencer caught four passes for 32 yards against North Texas on Saturday.
Analysis: Despite the poor effort, Daniel Spencer still leads Houston in receiving yards per game (79.2) and touchdowns (two). Until he starts to see the end zone more often, he's a fantasy hold.
Houston's Spencer Scores TD, Goes for 99 Yards Against Rice
News:Daniel Spencer caught five passes for 99 yards with one touchdown at Rice on Saturday.
Analysis: The only consistent pass catcher in the Houston offense, Daniel Spencer now has 23 catches with 364 receiving yards and two touchdowns through four games. Against North Texas this coming Saturday, expect another big game from Spencer.
News:Daniel Spencer caught five passes for 59 yards at UCLA on Saturday.
Analysis: In Houston's pass-drunk offense, it's tough to say who can be counted on right now. Daniel Spencer certainly looks like he's headed in that direction, but first he'll need QB David Piland to sober up and gain some consistency in his decision making.
Houston's Spencer Scores, Goes Over 150 Yards Against Louisiana Tech
News:Daniel Spencer caught seven passes for 157 yards with a touchdown against Louisiana Tech on Saturday.
Analysis: With a new offensive coordinator, Houston's offense looked like its old self again as they threw the ball a mind blowing 77 times. Daniel Spencer has now caught 13 passes through two games and looks primed to be one of QB David Piland's favorite targets this season. Spencer is a great buy low target in all leagues.
Houston's Spencer Leads Team in Catches in Season Opener
News:Daniel Spencer caught six passes for 49 yards in the season opener against Texas State.
Analysis: While it's nice to see Daniel Spencer catch so many passes, one has to wonder where the rest of the offense was. Look for QB David Piland's numbers to progress as the season goes and for Spencer to produce more yards.
Houston's Spencer Listed as Starter on Depth Chart
News:Daniel Spencer is listed as starting "Y" receiver on Houston's latest depth chart, the Houston Chronicle reports.
Analysis: While the WR depth chart is likely to remain fluid through the early part of the season, it's encouraging to hear that Daniel Spencer is currently listed as a starter. This gives his value a definite bump up, if he can hold this role through the team's first game against Texas State. Last season Justin Johnson played this position and was second on the team in catches, receiving yards, and TDs.
News: Houston's WR rotation should be set within the next two weeks, the Houston Chronicle reports. The current starting WRs are Isaiah Sweeney, Dewayne Pearce, Ronnie Williams, and Daniel Spencer with Mark Roberts, Xavier Maxwell, Aaron Johnson, Mark Roberts, Deontay Greenberry, and Larry McDuffey competing for backup roles.
Analysis: Expect the WR depth chart to be a fluid one in camp and in the early games this season as the team lacks experienced pass catchers. What is clear is that whoever steps up and asserts themselves is likely to earn more playing time as the practices, scrimmages, and games go on. "We're going to play the best four," said assistant coach Brandon Middleton.