2016 Fantasy Football Awards and 2017’s Top 100

With the 2016 season in the books, it’s time to talk about the bests and worsts of the year and take a look toward 2017. Here are the 2016 Fantasy Football Awards.

We’ve got the MVP,  best sleeper, the best waiver pickup and a lot more.

We’ve also got the Top 100 rankings heading into next season.

Here’s a look at the potential first round:

1. Le’Veon Bell, RB, Steelers

2. David Johnson, RB, Cardinals

3. Ezekiel Elliott, RB, Cowboys

4. Antonio Brown, WR, Steelers

5. Odell Beckham Jr., WR, Giants

6. Mike Evans, WR, Buccaneers

7. Julio Jones, WR, Falcons

8. Jordan Howard, RB, Bears

9. LeSean McCoy, RB, Bills

10. DeMarco Murray, RB, Titans

11. A.J. Green, WR, Bengals

12. Melvin Gordon, RB, Chargers

Go here for the rest of the list.

NFL playoff fantasy football rankings: Conference Championships

If you’re playing NFL.com’s fantasy football challenge get ready to set your lineups for the Conference Championship rounds. If you started Aaron Rodgers two weeks in a row, you were rewarded with a win against the Cowboys, which means his points will triple in the NFC Championship. Here’s a look at how the other skill players stack up.

Quarterbacks

After Rodgers, you really have to just go with who you think will make the Super Bowl so you can multiply their points in that game. Tom Brady is the odds on favorite to advance.

1. Aaron Rodgers, Packers
2. Tom Brady, Patriots
3. Matt Ryan, Falcons
4. Ben Roethlisberger, Steelers

Running backs

Le’Veon Bell can score triple points this week if you started him in the previous two rounds. The Patriots went away from LeGarrette Blount as Bill Belichick used the dynamic Dion Lewis a lot more effectively.

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell (26) runs against the Kansas City Chiefs during the first half of an NFL divisional playoff football game Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell (26) runs against the Kansas City Chiefs during the first half of an NFL divisional playoff football game Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

1. Le’Veon Bell, Steelers
2. Devonta Freeman, Falcons
3. Dion Lewis, Patriots
4. LeGarrette Blount, Patriots
5. Tevin Coleman, Falcons
6. Ty Montgomery, Packers
7. James White, Patriots
8. DeAngelo Williams, Steelers
9. Aaron Ripkowski, Packers
10. Christine Michael, Packers

Wide receivers

Antonio Brown has to start since you probably had him going the previous two weeks. Julio Jones could have an amazing game given the Packers secondary isn’t very good. Speaking of the Packers, I’m not sure Jordy Nelson has an impact even if he does play. When breathing is a chore with the kind of injury he has, it’s not likely he’ll have a good game if he plays.

Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones (11) scores on a 7-yard touchdown catch against the Seattle Seahawks in the first quarter of the NFC Divisional Playoff on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017, at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution/TNS)
Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones (11) scores on a 7-yard touchdown catch against the Seattle Seahawks in the first quarter of the NFC Divisional Playoff on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017, at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution/TNS)

1. Antonio Brown, Steelers
2. Julio Jones, Falcons
3. Julian Edelman, Patriots
4. Randall Cobb, Packers
5. Davante Adams, Packers
6. Malcolm Mitchell, Patriots
7. Mohamed Sanu, Falcons
8. Eli Rogers, Steelers
9. Michael Floyd, Patriots
10. Geronimo Allison, Packers
11. Taylor Gabriel, Falcons
12. Chris Hogan, Patriots
13. Cobi Hamilton, Steelers
14. Jordy Nelson, Packers

Tight ends

Jared Cook has been great in the postseason, but if you started Martellus Bennett last week you might as well bank on his double points.

1. Martellus Bennett, Patriots
2. Jared Cook, Packers
3. Austin Hooper, Falcons
4. Jesse James, Steelers

Kickers

As I predicted last week, Chris Boswell will be able to start multiple weeks for you after the Steelers upset the Chiefs. Gostkowski is at the top of the list since you’ll be able to double his points when he plays in the Super Bowl, which I’m expecting.

1. Stephen Gostkowski, Patriots
2. Chris Boswell, Steelers
3. Matt Bryant, Falcons
4. Mason Crosby, Packers

Defense/special teams

At this point, this is basically a prediction of who you think will last another game so you can double their points during the Super Bowl.

1. Patriots
2. Falcons
3. Steelers
4. Packers

NFL playoff fantasy football rankings: Divisional round

If you’re playing NFL.com’s fantasy football challenge it’s almost time to set your lineup for the divisional round of the playoffs. Last week we saw big games from Aaron Rodgers, Thomas Rawls and Antonio Brown. If they were in your lineup in the Wild-Card round, you need to have them back in  your lineup this week as points double for players you start in consecutive games. You’ll likely be rooting for their teams to win as their points would triple during the conference championships if you start them again.

Quarterbacks

One strategy for the NFL playoff challenge was to start Tom Brady last week, even though he didn’t play, so his points this week would be doubled by virtue of you starting him twice in a row. Another great strategy would’ve been for you to start Aaron Rodgers who did play, very well, and whose points will double this week against the Cowboys. Rodgers, however, isn’t favored to advance. Ben Roethlisberger is another high prospect given that his Steelers have the best chance to advance.

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) and strong safety Jordan Richards (37) warm up during an NFL football practice, Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) and strong safety Jordan Richards (37) warm up during an NFL football practice, Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

1. Tom Brady, Patriots
2. Aaron Rodgers, Packers
3. Matt Ryan, Falcons
4. Ben Roethlisberger, Steelers
5. Dak Prescott, Cowboys
6. Russell Wilson, Seahawks
7. Alex Smith, Chiefs
8. Brock Osweiler, Texans

Running backs

Your best bet for scoring big points in the playoff challenge is to have multiple players hit those bonus points. Le’Veon Bell has a great chance to score triple points next week if he and the Steelers can get past the Chiefs in the divisional round. Even if they end up bowing out, Bell will still likely give you nice production this week, times two if you started him last week. The Patriots are heavily favored over the Texans and LeGarrette Blount should pay off when they get a lead and want to run the clock.

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell (26) carries the ball during the second half of an AFC wild-card NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins in Pittsburgh, Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017. (AP Photo/Don Wright)
Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell (26) carries the ball during the second half of an AFC wild-card NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins in Pittsburgh, Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017. (AP Photo/Don Wright)

1. Le’Veon Bell, Steelers
2. LeGarrette Blount, Patriots
3. Ezekiel Elliott, Cowboys
4. Devonta Freeman, Falcons
5. Thomas Rawls, Seahawks
6. Dion Lewis, Patriots
7. Ty Montgomery, Packers
8. Tevin Coleman, Falcons
9. Spencer Ware, Chiefs
10. Lamar Miller, Texans
11. James White, Patriots
12. DeAngelo Williams, Steelers
13. Charcandrick West, Chiefs
14. Aaron Ripkowski, Packers
15. Darren McFadden, Cowboys
16. Alfred Blue, Texans
17. Alex Collins, Seahawks
18. Christine Michael, Packers

Wide receivers

You have to start Brown this week if you started him last week to get double points, especially since the Steelers have a real chance to beat the Chiefs. One guy you’ll have to keep an eye on is Jordy Nelson. If he has fractured ribs, as reported by NFL.com, he may not be able to play. Even if he can go, you’ve got to believe he would be limited. Look for Malcolm Mitchell to be pretty productive this week and in later rounds.

New York Giants cornerback Eli Apple (24) breaks up a pass intended for Green Bay Packers wide receiver Davante Adams (17) during the first half of an NFC wild-card NFL football game, Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Mike Roemer)
New York Giants cornerback Eli Apple (24) breaks up a pass intended for Green Bay Packers wide receiver Davante Adams (17) during the first half of an NFC wild-card NFL football game, Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Mike Roemer)

1. Antonio Brown, Steelers
2. Julio Jones, Falcons
3. Davante Adams, Packers
4. Julian Edelman, Patriots
5. Dez Bryant, Cowboys
6. Doug Baldwin, Seahawks
7. Malcolm Mitchell, Patriots
8. Randall Cobb, Packers
9. Jordy Nelson, Packers
10. Tyreek Hill, Chiefs
11. Mohamed Sanu, Falcons
12. Eli Rogers, Steelers
13. Cole Beasley, Cowboys
14. Michael Floyd, Patriots
15. DeAndre Hopkins, Texans
16. Chris Hogan, Patriots
17. Taylor Gabriel, Falcons
18. Terrance Williams, Cowboys
19. Jeremy Maclin, Chiefs
20. Geronimo Allison, Packers
21. Jermaine Kearse, Seahawks
22. Paul Richardson, Seahawks
23. Cobi Hamilton, Steelers
24. Will Fuller, Texans

Tight ends

Travis Kelce has been a monster all year. Even if the Steelers pull off an upset, he’s the tight end most likely to be productive. Jimmy Graham and the Seahawks are slight underdogs, but he’s had a nice bounce back year this season. Don’t be surprised if he’s a big factor against a Falcons defense that isn’t good at defending the position.

1. Travis Kelce, Chiefs
2. Jimmy Graham, Seahawks
3. Martellus Bennett, Patriots
4. Jared Cook, Packers
5. Jason Witten, Cowboys
6. Austin Hooper, Falcons
7. C.J. Fiedorowicz, Texans
8. Jesse James, Steelers
9. Luke Willson, Seahawks
10. Ryan Griffin, Texans

Kickers

Sensing a Steelers upset of the Chiefs, I’m expecting Chris Boswell to be able to start multiple weeks for you. Same goes for Stephen Gostkowski, who tops this list.

1. Stephen Gostkowski, Patriots
2. Chris Boswell, Steelers
3. Matt Bryant, Falcons
4. Dan Bailey, Cowboys
5. Mason Crosby, Packers
6. Cairo Santos, Chiefs
7. Steven Hauschka, Seahawks
8. Nick Novak, Texans

Defense/special teams

The Texans are ranked last because they have to face the Patriots. The Seahawks face the Falcons who have been a terrible matchup for defenses all year. Dallas is favored over the Packers, so their defense is ranked slightly higher. Plus, Green Bay may be without Nelson.

1. Patriots
2. Falcons
3. Steelers
4. Cowboys
5. Packers
6. Seahawks
7. Chiefs
8. Texans

NFL playoff fantasy football rankings

If you thought the fantasy football season was over, think again. It’s playoff time and that means it’s time to form your fantasy playoff league.

Fantasy football during the NFL postseason is a bit different from a season-long league. For one, the talent pool is small compared to the regular season. Talent is at a premium.

Also, you need to draft players who are likely to advance. You can’t draft a lot of players who’ll be one-and-dones in the playoffs, though sometimes one or two great performances can be enough.

Quarterbacks

New England has the best chance to make the Super Bowl, which means they’re likely to play three games. Three games with Tom Brady’s typical numbers is a nice amount of fantasy points. If the Packers make the Super Bowl, which is a very real possibility with the roll they’re on, that means Aaron Rodgers will have four games of production to contribute to your team.

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell , right, and quarterback Ben Roethlisberger stand on the sideline during the first half of an NFL football game in Pittsburgh, Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017. (AP Photo/Jared Wickerham)
Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell , right, and quarterback Ben Roethlisberger stand on the sideline during the first half of an NFL football game in Pittsburgh, Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017. (AP Photo/Jared Wickerham)

1. Tom Brady, Patriots
2. Aaron Rodgers, Packers
3. Matt Ryan, Falcons
4. Ben Roethlisberger, Steelers
5. Dak Prescott, Cowboys
6. Eli Manning, Giants
7. Russell Wilson, Seahawks
8. Alex Smith, Chiefs
9. Matthew Stafford, Lions
10. Brock Osweiler, Texans
11. Matt Moore, Dolphins
12. Connor Cook, Raiders

Running backs

It’s hard to keep Le’Veon Bell out of the top spot. The Steelers probably won’t make it to the Super Bowl, but since they’re in the wildcard round, they can still play three games without playing for the Lombardi Trophy. That’s why he gets the nod over LeGarrette Blount. Concerns about an upset by the Packers or Giants over the Cowboys has Elliott at No. 3.

New England Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount (29) breaks tackles against Miami Dolphin defenders in the first quarter at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla., on Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017. The Patriots won, 35-14. (Al Diaz/Miami Herald/TNS)
New England Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount (29) breaks tackles against Miami Dolphin defenders in the first quarter at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla., on Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017. The Patriots won, 35-14. (Al Diaz/Miami Herald/TNS)

1. Le’Veon Bell, Steelers
2. LeGarrette Blount, Patriots
3. Ezekiel Elliott, Cowboys
4. Devonta Freeman, Falcons
5. Dion Lewis, Patriots
6. Ty Montgomery, Packers
7. Thomas Rawls, Seahawks
8. Tevin Coleman, Falcons
9. Spencer Ware, Chiefs
10. Lamar Miller, Texans
11. Paul Perkins, Giants
12. Latavius Murray, Raiders
13. Jay Ajayi, Dolphins
14. James White, Patriots
15. Rashad Jennings, Giants
16. DeAngelo Williams, Steelers
17. Charcandrick West, Chiefs
18. DeAndre Washington, Raiders
19. Aaron Ripkowski, Packers
20. Darren McFadden, Cowboys
21. Alfred Blue, Texans
22. Alex Collins, Seahawks
23. Christine Michael, Packers
24. Zach Zenner, Lions
25. Damien Williams, Dolphins
26. Dwayne Washingon, Lions
27. Jalen Richard, Raiders
28. Kenyan Drake, Dolphins

Wide receivers

Antonio Brown is the top pick for much of the same reasons Bell is the No. 1 running back. Jones is second because he’s been known to put up three games worth of yardage in just one outing. Edelman’s a top-5 pick because he should play at least three games. Odell Beckham Jr. is pretty high for a team not favored to make the Super Bowl, but it would be a mistake to underestimate the Giants at this point.

Julio Jones #11 of the Atlanta Falcons catches a touchdown pass over B.W. Webb #28 of the New Orleans Saints during the first half at the Georgia Dome on January 1, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
Julio Jones #11 of the Atlanta Falcons catches a touchdown pass over B.W. Webb #28 of the New Orleans Saints during the first half at the Georgia Dome on January 1, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

1. Antonio Brown, Steelers
2. Julio Jones, Falcons
3. Jordy Nelson, Packers
4. Julian Edelman, Patriots
5. Dez Bryant, Cowboys
6. Odell Beckham Jr., Giants
7. Davante Adams, Packers
8. Doug Baldwin, Seahawks
9. Malcolm Mitchell, Patriots
10. Tyreek Hill, Chiefs
11. Mohamed Sanu, Falcons
12. Eli Rogers, Steelers
13. Cole Beasley, Cowboys
14. Chris Hogan, Patriots
15. Michael Floyd, Patriots
16. DeAndre Hopkins, Texans
17. Taylor Gabriel, Falcons
18. Sterling Shepard, Giants
19. Terrance Williams, Cowboys
20. Randall Cobb, Packers
21. Jeremy Maclin, Chiefs
22. Golden Tate, Lions
23. Michael Crabtree, Raiders
24. Amari Cooper, Raiders
25. Jarvis Landry, Dolphins
26. Kenny Stills, Dophins
27. Anquan Boldin, Lions
28. Geronimo Allison, Packers
29. DeVante Parker, Dolphins
30. Jermaine Kearse, Seahawks
31. Marvin Jones, Lions
32. Cobi Hamilton, Steelers
33. Will Fuller, Texans
34. Seth Roberts, Raiders
35. Paul Richardson, Seahawks
36. Victor Cruz, Giants

Tight ends

Tight ends have been a tough group to pin down this season. We’re going with Martellus Bennett at the top spot at the position since he should play three games. Jared Cook is in the fourth spot and could pay off if the Packers reach the Super Bowl.

Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce (87) during an NFL football game against the San Diego Chargers Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)
Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce (87) during an NFL football game against the San Diego Chargers Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

1. Martellus Bennett, Patriots
2. Travis Kelce, Chiefs
3. Jimmy Graham, Seahawks
4. Jared Cook, Packers
5. Ladarius Green, Steelers
6. Jason Witten, Cowboys
7. C.J. Fiedorowicz, Texans
8. Eric Ebron, Lions
9. Austin Hooper, Falcons
10. Jesse James, Steelers
11. Will Tye, Giants
12. Ryan Griffin, Texans
13. Luke Willson, Seahawks
14. Clive Walford, Raiders
15. Dion Sims, Dolphins
16. Richard Rodgers, Packers

Kickers

You can’t go wrong with Stephen Gostkowski. We didn’t even know the Dolphins’ kicker was someone named Andrew Franks.

1. Stephen Gostkowski, Patriots
2. Chris Boswell, Steelers
3. Matt Bryant, Falcons
4. Dan Bailey, Cowboys
5. Mason Crosby, Packers
6. Steven Hauschka, Seahawks
7. Robbie Gould, Giants
8. Sebastian Janikowski, Raiders
9. Cairo Santos, Chiefs
10. Nick Novak, Texans
11. Matt Prater, Lions
12. Andrew Franks, Dolphins

Defense/special teams

Facing a Matt Moore-led offense makes the Steelers the second-best choice at defense. A matchup against a rookie quarterback in the wildcard round makes the Texans a top-4 team.

1. Patriots
2. Steelers
3. Seahawks
4. Texans
5. Falcons
6. Cowboys
7. Giants
8. Packers
9. Chiefs
10. Raiders
11. Lions
12. Dolphins

Fantasy football Week 17 recap

The only thing predictable about Week 17 is that it’s unpredictable, given that teams have different motivations heading into the playoffs or a long offseason. Looking at the week’s top performers will give you a sense of how atypical the season finale can be. If you keep your eyes open, however, you can get a sneak peak at talent that may prove worthy next season.

On one hand there were teams like the Cowboys who rested their stars for most of their game. On the other hand there were the Patriots who had nothing to gain but played their starters late into their contest with the Dolphins.

Tom Brady finished off the season throwing for 276 yards and three touchdowns. Julian Edelman, Martellus Bennett and newly acquired Michael Floyd all cashed in. Edelman led the team with 151 yards on eight receptions.

Julian Edelman #11 of the New England Patriots spikes the football after scoring on a 2 point conversion in the 4th quarter against the Miami Dolphins at Hard Rock Stadium on January 1, 2017 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Eric Espada/Getty Images)
Julian Edelman #11 of the New England Patriots spikes the football after scoring on a 2 point conversion in the 4th quarter against the Miami Dolphins at Hard Rock Stadium on January 1, 2017 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Eric Espada/Getty Images)

Aaron Rodgers didn’t have to worry about a must-win to make the playoffs, but he sealed the NFC North division title with a 300-yard, 4-TD performance.

Sam Bradford had a big day as well, throwing for 250 yards and three touchdowns. His biggest weapon on the day was Kyle Rudolph, who caught 11 passes for 117 yards and a touchdown.

Minnesota Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph (82) scores on a 22-yard touchdown reception ahead of Chicago Bears inside linebacker Nick Kwiatkoski (44) during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
Minnesota Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph (82) scores on a 22-yard touchdown reception ahead of Chicago Bears inside linebacker Nick Kwiatkoski (44) during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Rudolph was one of quite a few tight ends that had big days. Zach Ertz was the most productive at his position, catching 13 passes for 139 yards and two scores.

Chargers tight ends had nice games as well, as both Antonio Gates and Hunter Henry each gained at least 40 yards and scored.

Drew Brees, Carson Palmer and Matthew Stafford all had solid outings in their season finales.

Out of the backfield, Corey Grant made the most of his opportunity as he rushed for 122 yards on 19 carries and scored. His 57-yard sprint to the end zone in the second quarter is something to remember heading into next season. He’ll be in his third year in the league and T.J. Yeldon and Chris Ivory haven’t been too impressive for Jacksonville.

Jacksonville Jaguars running back Corey Grant (30 outruns Indianapolis Colts safety T.J. Green (32) to the end zone for a touchdown during the first half of an NFL football game in Indianapolis, Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
Jacksonville Jaguars running back Corey Grant (30 outruns Indianapolis Colts safety T.J. Green (32) to the end zone for a touchdown during the first half of an NFL football game in Indianapolis, Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Another name to keep an eye on after this season is Paul Perkins, who rushed for 102 yards for the Giants in Week 17. Next season could be his breakout year as he ended this season by increasing his production in each of his last six games.

With Jeremy Hill and Gio Bernard out of action, Rex Burkhead took full advantage, rushing for 119 yards and two scores. It was a nice outing for the fourth-year running back, but don’t expect him to have much success next season with Hill and Bernard healthy.

Isaiah Crowell led all rushers this week with 152 yards. He’s the kind of player most people will sleep on, but his carries and production have increased every year he’s been in the league. Crowell hasn’t missed a game in his career and he was 48 yards shy of having his first 1,000-yard season.

Isaiah Crowell #34 of the Cleveland Browns rushes against the Pittsburgh Steelers in the fourth quarter during the game at Heinz Field on January 1, 2017 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images)
Isaiah Crowell #34 of the Cleveland Browns rushes against the Pittsburgh Steelers in the fourth quarter during the game at Heinz Field on January 1, 2017 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images)

Bilal Powell and Jordan Howard also had big days out of the backfield. Powell rushed for 122 yards while Howard finished with 135. Both could end up being top-12 picks next season.

Devontae Booker showed that he’s best when a complementary player, scoring twice while Justin Forsett carried the rushing load.

Charcandrick West also scored twice and topped 100 yards from scrimmage for Kansas City. Mark Ingram had a 100-yard game and scored.

In better-late-than-never news, DeAndre Hopkins finally turned in a performance that one would’ve expected from him all season. He had seven catches for 123 yards with two quarterbacks.

Davante Adams had just 31 yards receiving but connected with Rodgers for two scores. Look for him to become the second-best option for Rodgers next season.

Michael Thomas will be the clear cut no. 1 option for the Saints at wideout next year. He finished the season with a 10-catch, 156-yard game.

David Johnson, DeMarco Murray and Alfred Blue all disappointed for different reasons.

Johnson failed to record 100 yards from scrimmage for the first time this season as he was injured after gaining 44 yards. He has a sprained MCL, according to NFL.com and should be fine for next season.

Murray ran into trouble against the Texans and had fewer touches than Derrick Henry.

Blue struggled to gain much yardage as the Texans eschewed their typical game plan, throwing the ball 48 times and giving Blue just 11 rushing attempts.