Jordan Akins actually led Texans tight ends in targets, receptions and yards but you wouldn't know it because Darren Fells scored seven times. You shouldn't draft any Texans tight ends in a standard league, but Akins is a fine deep Dynasty stash, and I actually prefer him to Fells in Best Ball. This will be his third year in the NFL, a time when pass catchers often break out, and there's plenty of opportunity with DeAndre Hopkins gone.
Akins has been working out with quarterback Deshaun Watson, John McClain of the Houston Chronicle reports. Akins finished up last season with a hamstring injury and missed the Texans' postseason loss to the Chiefs, so his work with Watson means he's well past the injury. He's coming off a second NFL season that was more productive than his first, but the 28-year-old tight end faces a crowded position group in 2020. Darren Fells is still around as the lead tight end while Akins battles it out with Jordan Thomas and Kahale Warring.
Akins (hamstring) has been ruled out for Sunday's divisional-round game at Kansas City. After being limited in practice all week, Akins was listed as questionable for this contest Friday but ended up not making the trip north at all. His absence will leave Darren Fells (hip) and Jordan Thomas as the Texans' available tight ends.
Akins (hamstring) is listed as questionable for Sunday's playoff game against the Chiefs after being limited at practice this week. Fellow tight end Darren Fells (hip) is also listed as questionable for the contest after being added to the Texans' injury report Friday. At this stage, both profile as speculative fantasy options this week, but as Sunday's kickoff approaches, if it becomes clear that one of the two will sit, while the other plays, there would be a degree of streaming appeal in DFS contests for the active option.
Akins (hamstring) remained limited at practice Thursday, Aaron Reiss of The Athletic reports. Back-to-back practices, albeit in a limited capacity, offer hope that Akins can return to action Sunday against the Chiefs after missing last weekend's wild-card triumph over the Bills. If he remains out or limited, however, Darren Fells once again would see added tight end snaps and targets versus Kansas City.
Akins (hamstring) was limited at practice Wednesday. Akins missed last weekend's wild-card win over the Bills with the injury, so he's not a lock to return to action Sunday against the Chiefs. If he's limited or remains out in Kansas City, Darren Fells would once again be in line for added snaps and targets at tight end.
|* indicates player did not play that week|
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|1||09/11||@Kansas City Chiefs||21||7.32|
|7||10/25||Green Bay Packers||14||6.78|
|11||11/22||New England Patriots||12||6.35|
|3 Year Avg||40||26||322||1||16||12.38||38|