Not DeAndre Hopkins, DeAndre Carter. We have another edition of the “Who The Fuck is That Guy” series! “Who The Fuck is That Guy” is the final segment for every episode of the Vendetta Sports Fantasy Show on our Youtube Channel. Everyone on the show gives a random player that no one has heard about and no one will ever draft. Yet somehow, someway they will win you your fantasy league. Today, we’re talking about DeAndre Carter! Wide Receiver for the Houston Texans and Alex’s pick from episode 3.
DeAndre Carter, 27, went undrafted in 2015. He bounced around practice squads, spending time with Baltimore, Oakland (Now Las Vegas), New England and San Francisco before finally making the Eagles 53 man roster in 2018. He was later waived and claimed by the Houston Texans, he’s been with the team ever since. Carter played college football at Sacramento State. He improved every year in college, finishing his senior year with 99 catches for 1321 yards and 17 touchdowns.
Throughout his career, Carter may not have been consistent but he’s been explosive and has had some big games. In 2019 against the Titans in week 17 Carter had 6 catches for 65 yards. That totals 12.5 fantasy points in PPR and 6.5 in standard leagues.
DeAndre Carter has big play ability. Carter has 33 career catches for 378 yards, that’s an average of 11.45 yards per catch. Carter also has 6 career catches over 20 yards and 2 over 40 yards. Big plays are what you NEED to win a fantasy league. Carter averages 1.1 points per catch in standard leagues, if he gets significant volume he will be productive. Deshaun Watson needs wide receivers to emerge with the loss of DeAndre Hopkins in the off-season (still a mind blowing trade). Put Carter in a PPR league when he becomes a starting wide receiver for the Texans and he’ll produce, you can count on it.
Path to Playing Time
While it may not seem like it, DeAndre Carter has a real shot to crack a starting spot late in the season with the Texans. Will Fuller has never played a full 16 game season in his career, the most being 14 games in 2016 and he only played in 11 games last season. Brandin Cooks has been durable, playing 16 games in each season from 2015 to 2018. However last year he only played in 14 games and Cooks isn’t getting any younger. As for Kenny Stills, he hasn’t played a full season since 2017. It is very likely that Will Fuller and Brandin Cooks both miss sometime, leaving a wide open spot for DeAndre Carter to fill in and get some production. When injuries start piling up for the Texans, find Carter in free agency and pick him up. You won’t regret it.
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