NFL Game Previews / Stat Matchups: Week 3 - Houston at Denver
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Week 3 Matchup: Houston at Denver

Denver

Player Injury
Status
YTD Average
Fantasy Pts
Quarterbacks
Average 20.2ppg and HOU Allows 17.4ppg ( -14%)
Peyton Manning   20.3
Running Backs
Average 19.8ppg and HOU Allows 14.0ppg ( -29%)
Ronnie Hillman   3.2
Wide Receivers
Average 31.2ppg and HOU Allows 23.4ppg ( -25%)
Demaryius Thomas   12.8
Wes Welker Sus 10.9
Emmanuel Sanders   4.3
Andre Caldwell   1.1
Tight Ends
Average 8.7ppg and HOU Allows 9.1ppg (+ 5%)
Jacob Tamme   4.5
Virgil Green   2.1
Kickers
Average 8.3ppg and HOU Allows 6.3ppg ( -24%)
Matt Prater Sus 8.3
Defensive Linemen
Average 17.6ppg and HOU Allows 18.7ppg (+ 7%)
Demarcus Ware   5.6
Derek Wolfe   4.1
Terrance Knighton   2.8
Mitch Unrein   1.9
Marvin Austin   1.6
Malik Jackson   0.8
Linebackers
Average 24.1ppg and HOU Allows 20.0ppg ( -17%)
Von Miller   8.8
Danny Trevathan Out 2.9
Nate Irving   1.0
Defensive Backs
Average 30.4ppg and HOU Allows 28.8ppg ( -5%)
Aqib Talib   6.9
Chris Harris   6.6
T.J. Ward   5.4
Rahim Moore   5.1
Tony Carter   4.8
David Bruton Out 2.3
Omar Bolden   0.6

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Houston

Player Injury
Status
YTD Average
Fantasy Pts
Quarterbacks
Average 15.1ppg and DEN Allows 15.0ppg ( -1%)
Ryan Fitzpatrick   15.1
Running Backs
Average 25.6ppg and DEN Allows 13.8ppg ( -46%)
Arian Foster   16.6
Ronnie Brown   4.2
Jonathan Grimes   0.9
Wide Receivers
Average 18.6ppg and DEN Allows 17.9ppg ( -4%)
Andre Johnson   11.5
Damaris Johnson   2.3
DeVier Posey   1.4
Keshawn Martin   1.2
Tight Ends
Average 9.5ppg and DEN Allows 10.2ppg (+ 8%)
Garrett Graham   3.4
Kickers
Average 8.6ppg and DEN Allows 5.9ppg ( -31%)
Defensive Linemen
Average 18.5ppg and DEN Allows 15.0ppg ( -19%)
J.J. Watt   10.3
Tim Jamison   2.2
Jared Crick   1.6
Jerrell Powe   1.1
Linebackers
Average 20.8ppg and DEN Allows 20.7ppg ( -1%)
Brian Cushing   6.7
Akeem Dent   3.7
Whitney Mercilus   3.6
Brooks Reed   3.2
Jeff Tarpinian   1.0
Defensive Backs
Average 29.9ppg and DEN Allows 33.2ppg (+ 11%)
Danieal Manning   6.4
Johnathan Joseph   5.8
Kareem Jackson   5.7
Elbert Mack   5.1
Kendrick Lewis   3.0
Shiloh Keo Out 1.7

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