New England @ Houston
Team Totals: Patriots 25.25, Texans 22.75
His Patriots nursing back-to-back wins with playoff hopes alive, Cam Newton visits Houston with top-12 QB1 finishes in 6-of-8 starts to face a Texans defense that has surrendered a league-high 109.0 passer rating keyed by a 18:2 TD-to-INT ratio against. Including Gardner Minshew and his sixth-round rookie replacement Jake Luton, four of the last five quarterbacks to face Houston registered top-14 fantasy scores. Sunday’s plus draw combined with Newton’s rushing prowess makes Cam an attractive season-long streamer with ample upside for DFS-tournament deployment. … Although Damien Harris’ ceiling remains forever limited by role players Rex Burkhead and James White’s involvement, you’d be hard pressed to dial up a better matchup for Harris to eat. Enemy backs have trampled Houston’s front for a league-high 154.3 rushing-yards average, 5.53 yards per carry, and 12 all-purpose TDs over nine games. Harris’ touchdown dependency is an ongoing concern in light of his passing-game nonexistence – he’s drawn two targets all year – but Harris has rushed for 100-plus yards in 3-of-6 appearances while emerging as the heart and soul of New England’s non-Cam offense.