After missing last week’s sloppy affair in Chicago, TE Owen Daniels will play for Houston when the Texans host Jacksonville at 1pm. Daniels should be inserted into starting lineups in all formats, though the Jags haven’t allowed a touchdown from a TE this season. Jacksonville’s pass defense ranks in the bottom third of the league. Play OD with confidence.
Sorry for yelling. The all caps conveys multiple emotions, starting with anger, and then getting to despair.
But yeah, you saw this coming, right? RIGHT? Welp, Daniels is now officially inactive for tonight’s prime-time game between the Texans and Bears, and with the late start to this game hopefully you rolled with your backup tight end. It really doesn’t matter who that was, because any points is better than no points.
If you’re in a deep league and you didnt have an appealing option on your bench, stop reading this now and pick up Daniels’ backup Garrett Graham. Kellen Davis or Tony Moeaki will work too, as they’re both widely available and they also play in prime-time games (the Chiefs are set for their latest embarrassment against the Steelers tomorrow night).
For some reason, starting Owen Daniels at tight end with any regularity still feels about as sexy as, say, playing with Lego on a Saturday night (don’t judge me). Yes, he’s tied for second in fantasy scoring among tight ends, with his 73 points putting him alongside Pittsburgh’s Heath Miller, and behind only Rob Gronkowski. And yes, he’s a consistent target for Matt Schaub, especially with Andre Johnson declining.
He still isn’t named Gronkowski or Graham, though, which seems to be a central problem, and he was taken on draft day in August significantly behind the likes of those two and Tony Gonzalez. Life, it’s not fair. But by now you should have abandoned your desire for fantasy sex appeal — three words that perhaps don’t belong together and usually mean something entirely different, but I digress — and be a proud Daniels owner.
Expect for today, when owning Daniels could really, really suck.
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