by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer (12/10/13) As a disastrous season winds down, the Texans DST doesn't get any sort of respite Week 15 at Indianapolis. The Colts don't have an explosive offense, ranking in the middle of the pack with an average of 24.1 points per game, but they're a fundamentally sound football team that rarely makes mistakes, tying with Kansas City and Dallas for the fewest giveaways.
As a result, the Colts have allowed the ninth-fewest Fantasy points to DSTs this season. In standard CBSSports.com leagues, the Bengals DST actually scored zero against them in a winning effort last week.
The Texans DST has scored double-digit Fantasy points only twice since Week 4, so outside of the most favorable matchups, which this one clearly isn't, you wouldn't want to use it in Fantasy. Of the three CBSSports.com Fantasy Football analysts, only Jamey Eisenberg even bothers to rank it for Week 15.
Texans defense can't stop surging Jaguars
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (12/6/13) The Texans DST unit put up a disappointing performance against the lowly Jaguars in Week 14 Thursday, in a 27-20 loss.
The Texans limited the Jaguars to just 281 yards of total offense, but were unable to keep them out of the end zone when they got close. The Jaguars scored three touchdowns in the game, by taking advantage of short fields thanks to turnovers and penalties by the Texans. The Texans pass rush managed to bring Chad Henne down just once, and failed to force a turnover in the loss.
The Texans DST unit had much more success against the Jaguars two weeks ago, so this was certainly a disappointing outcome for Fantasy owners. Things won't get any easier in Week 15, with the Texans set to face the Colts.
Kareem Jackson leads the way
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (12/6/13) Texans defensive back Kareem Jackson didn't have a huge game in Week 14 against the Jaguars, but he did lead the team in tackles in a 27-20 loss. Jackson racked up six stops -- five solo -- in the 27-20 loss.
D.J. Swearing does little to lead the way
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (12/6/13) Texans defensive back D.J. Swearinger led the team in tackles in Week 14 against the Jaguars, though he finished the game with just six -- five solo -- in the 27-20 loss.
J.J. Watt falls silent in Thursday night loss
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (12/6/13) Texans defensive lineman J.J. Watt didn't have much of an impact on Week 14, as the Texans fell to the Jaguars, 27-20. Watt racked up just three tackles, with one pass defense and no sacks.
Watt has not been able to maintain his torrid pace from last season, but still has 9 1/2 sacks and 64 tackles through 13 games.