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89 Stephen Anderson TE

Houston Texans

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
14%5%
Key Stats
GPCatchesYdsAvgTDsFirst Downs
152534213.7117

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Texans' Stephen Anderson: Second straight 0-fer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Anderson was targeted twice and held without a catch in Monday's 34-6 loss to the Steelers.

That's two consecutive games without a catch for Anderson, whose snap count has steadily decreased since becoming the lead tight end four weeks ago. He's not the best of blockers, so the Texans often went with extra offensive linemen instead, which was useful because they relied on the running game against the Steelers' fifth-ranked passing defense. There could be more opportunities to throw Week 17 against Indianapolis' 30th-ranked passing defense, but there's little confidence that quarterback T.J. Yates can exploit that weakness.

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Texans' Stephen Anderson: No catches Week 15
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Anderson did not catch any of his three targets in Sunday's 45-7 loss to the Jaguars.

For a third straight week, Anderson was the lone healthy tight end available, but the three targets were his fewest opportunities during that run and fourth on the team overall in Sunday's loss. He'll finish out the season as the starting tight end, but there's not much here for fantasy owners in league playoffs due to shaky quarterback play from T.J. Yates (12-for-31, 48.9 rating).

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Texans' Stephen Anderson: Active target in Week 14 loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Anderson caught two of six targets for 16 yards in Sunday's 26-16 loss to the 49ers.

Anderson is the last tight end standing after Ryan Griffin and C.J. Fiedorowicz have ended up on injured reserve with concussions. The second-year tight end has been targeted 18 times (seven catches) for 95 yards and a touchdown over the last two games. He'll be the starter from here on out, but with shaky quarterback play, Anderson's an iffy proposition for Week 15 against the Jaguars' top-ranked passing defense.

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Texans' Stephen Anderson: Expected to start Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Anderson is in line to start Sunday's game against San Francisco after the Texans placed C.J. Fiedorowicz (concussion) on injured reserve Tuesday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Fiedorowicz joined Ryan Griffin (concussion) on IR, leaving Anderson on tap to handle the bulk of the snaps at tight end for the team's final four games of the season. The second-year player turned a career-high 12 targets in the Week 13 loss to the Titans into five catches for 79 yards and a touchdown. A wide receiver during his college days at California, Anderson has the athleticism to offer a major impact in the passing game for Houston, especially with the team's depth at receiver also depleted by injuries.

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Texans' Stephen Anderson: Busts out in Week 13 win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Anderson caught five of a season-high 12 targets for 79 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 24-13 loss to the Titans.

Anderson moved up the target pecking order when C.J. Fiedorowicz (concussion), Bruce Ellington (hamstring) and Braxton Miller (concussion) were forced to leave the game. The second-year tight end opened the season third on the depth chart, however, concussions suffered by Fiedorowicz and Ryan Griffin has resulted in Anderson being the No. 2 tight end most games. Prior to Sunday, his bests were four catches and six targets. We're still not convinced this big week is anything more than an anomaly, but if the receiving corps is thin for Week 14 against the 49ers, Anderson will be the second target behind DeAndre Hopkins.

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Schedule
WeekDateOpp.RecYdsLgTD
19/10/17JAC214110
29/14/17CIN0000
39/24/17NE114140
410/1/17TEN228170
510/8/17KC263420
610/15/17CLE21790
810/29/17SEA111110
911/5/17IND444160
1011/12/17LAR230170
1111/19/17ARI122220
1211/27/17BAL0000
1312/3/17TEN579251
1412/10/17SF21690
1512/17/17JAC0000
1612/25/17PIT0000
1712/31/17IND1440
WeekDateOpponentTime/Result
Receiving
YearTeamGGSRecYdsAvgLgTD20+40+1st
2016Houston Texans13011938.5141006
2017Houston Texans1552534213.74215117
TOTAL2853643512.14225123
Defensive Stats
YearTeamGTotalTklAstSacksIntYdsAvgLgTDPass Def
2016Houston Texans1332.010000.0000
2017Houston Texans1522.000000.0000
TOTAL2854.010000.0000
 
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-3/230
Birthdate:
1/30/1993
Age:
24
Hometown:
San Jose, CA, USA
School:
California
NFL Experience:
2
Awards: