Phillip Dorsett Fantasy Outlook Improves vs Houston in Week 13 Following Positive Injury Update

Jason Schandl
Cleveland Browns v New England Patriots
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Phillip Dorsett was held out with a concussion in a Week 12 matchup with the Dallas Cowboys, but he's on track to return against the Houston Texans for Week 13 "Sunday Night Football," giving him a solid fantasy outlook.

In and out of the lineup with injuries all season, Dorsett has generated plenty of fantasy football value when he has suited up, even though he's had a lot of competition in a crowded Patriots receiving corps.

The eight games in which he has played at least 25 percent of the Pats' offensive snaps have seen him average 5.3 targets per contest, which he has translated to 11.4 PPR fantasy points per game.

That's not an elite average by any stretch, but it would put him only 1.6 points per game out of the top 36 at the position, and that's solid enough to make him worth playing in a great matchup this week.

Houston is the league's 26th-ranked pass defense by Football Outsiders' DVOA metric, and they've conceded the 13th-most PPR fantasy points to wideouts.

That makes him worth consideration as a WR3 or FLEX option on Sunday night.

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