Akins caught his only target for six yards in Sunday's win over the Bills.
Akins has caught at least one pass in every game but has no more than two in any contest. His catch percentage is fine (82 percent), but with only 11 targets through six games, Akins is not ready for a regular fantasy role.
Akins caught one of two targets for nine yards in Sunday's 19-16 overtime win over the Cowboys.
Akins and fellow rookie tight end Jordan Thomas have been afterthoughts in the offensive attack. The duo has combined for 18 targets over the first five games. Starter Ryan Griffin is the most attractive tight end option on the roster, but the position group as a whole lags behind the wideouts and backs.
Akins caught two of three targets for 24 yards in Houston's Week 4 overtime win over Indianapolis on Sunday.
Texans' tight ends accounted for four of quarterback Deshaun Watson's 42 dropbacks -- Ryan Griffin had the other. From week to week, the leader among Houston's three tight ends has changed, making it difficult for fantasy owners to pinpoint one. Additionally, Watson has primarily focused on the wide receivers, so even with a high-volume passing team, the tight ends are given little chance to produce.
Akins caught both of his targets for 11 yards in Sunday's 27-20 loss to the Patriots in Week 1.
Houston's tight ends combined for three catches on nine targets as quarterback Deshaun Watson never resembled the dynamo we saw in his six-game run as a starter in 2017. Starter Ryan Griffin did not have a catch in five targets while Jordan Thomas caught one of two for 27 yards. The pecking order will likely remain the same heading into Week 2 against the Titans, but that Griffin and Watson were so out of sync Week 1, Akins is on our watch list.
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