Oct 20, 2013; Kansas City, MO, USA; Houston Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson (80) is tackled by Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Sean Smith (27) during the second half at Arrowhead Stadium. The Chiefs won 17-16. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Fantasy Football: Texans Will Focus On Getting Andre Johnson Football In Red Zone

Fantasy football update for anyone that owns Andre Johnson, head coach Gary Kubiak has said that the team will make an effort to get the ball to Andre in the end zone. Johnson still has not tasted the success of the end zone this season and the team would like to get the ball to one of the best receivers in the game down in that area.

If you own Andre Johnson in your fantasy league, you probably are frustrated that he doesn’t get you those big points for scores. If the team is going to make him the primary target down in that area, then you might have a better shot this time around. The Texans are facing off against the Indianapolis Colts and might not have any healthy running backs in the game.

Not the team needs to be able to move the football down the field and get close enough to the red zone. If they can’t get the ball that close, then Johnson might not even get the opportunity. Against the Colts, I would give Johnson a start. The Texans might have to throw the football a lot in the game and Johnson might finally hit pay dirt.

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  • arnie

    Well making an effort to get the ball to your playmaker is great. The problem, IS the person getting the ball to johnson. The Texans offense is Johnson an foster. They both need each other to be successful. In the hype of being a “passing league” the Texans have been most successful when Foster is healthy and eating up yards, this is when Johnson see most one-on-ones’s and open looks. When they can complete passes to Johnson, foster receives 7 an 6 man fronts.
    The problem is, as the same in San Diego, an old school vertical passing attack, the requires the QB to hold onto the ball longer. Also, the QB always seems to be looking for johnson, waiting for him to come open, instead of reading the pressure and going to his hot read.
    The pieces are in place, but some adjustments to the QB position, and the scheme, need to be made, for those targets to Johnson to be more effective in the redzone.