Dameon Pierce Fantasy Stats

#31 RB  |  Houston Texans
Healthy

Height / Weight 5'10"  /  218 lbs.
Date of Birth (Age) Feb 19, 2000 (24)
Experience 3 seasons
Drafted 2022  /  Rd. 4  /  Pk. 107   (HOU)
College Florida

Season Stats

RUSHING RECEIVING FUMBLES
SEASON TEAM GP ATT YDS AVG TD REC TGTS YDS TD LOST FPTS/G FPTS
2022HOU132209394.34303916514212.8166.4
2023HOU141454162.9213171010005.576.7
Career 27 365 1355 3.7 6 43 56 266 1 4 2 9.0 243.1

Game Log

RUSHING RECEIVING FUMBLES
WK DATE TEAM OPP ATT YDS AVG TD REC TGTS YDS TD LOST FPTS
1Jan 13, 2024HOUCLE300.000000000.0
2Jan 20, 2024HOUBAL0000000100.0

Texans Depth Chart

QB

C.J. Stroud

Davis Mills

Case Keenum

RB

Joe Mixon

Dameon Pierce

Jawhar Jordan

FB

Andrew Beck

Troy Hairston

LWR

Nico Collins

Noah Brown

Robert Woods

RWR

Stefon Diggs

John Metchie III

SWR

Tank Dell

Ben Skowronek

TE

Dalton Schultz

Cade Stover

Teagan Quitoriano

LT

Laremy Tunsil

David Sharpe

LG

Tytus Howard

Kenyon Green

C

Juice Scruggs

Kendrick Green

RG

Shaq Mason

Jarrett Patterson

RT

Blake Fisher

Charlie Heck

FS

Jimmie Ward

Calen Bullock

LDE

Will Anderson Jr.

Dylan Horton

Solomon Byrd

LDT

Foley Fatukasi

Khalil Davis

Kurt Hinish

RDT

Denico Autry

Mario Edwards

Marcus Harris

RDE

Danielle Hunter

Derek Barnett

Jerry Hughes

LOLB

Christian Harris

Jake Hansen

Jamal Hill

MLB

Azeez Al-Shaair

Neville Hewitt

ROLB

Henry To'oto'o

Del'Shawn Phillips

LCB

Derek Stingley Jr.

Myles Bryant

Mike Ford

SS

Jalen Pitre

M.J. Stewart

RCB

Jeff Okudah

C.J. Henderson

NB

Kamari Lassiter

Desmond King II

Dameon Pierce News

Dameon Pierce  • RB  •  Texans

Dameon Pierce Looking Good Early On

Houston Texans running back Dameon Pierce, who will enter the 2024 season as the backup to new lead back Joe Mixon, has looked good early on in training camp. Pierce was more decisive on his runs on the first day of camp on Saturday and could form a strong 1-2 punch with Mixon if he continues to look this good once the pads go on and to open the regular season. The 24-year-old former fourth-round pick in 2022 out of Florida nearly ran for 1,000 yards in just 13 games in his rookie season in 2022 before disappointing in his sophomore year in 2023 and losing the starting job to Devin Singletary. Pierce could excel with Houston moving to an outside-zone scheme, but as long as Mixon stays healthy, he probably won't be anything more than a handcuff option in fantasy leagues.
4 days ago   
Joe Mixon  • RB  •  Texans  |  Dameon Pierce  • RB  •  Texans

Joe Mixon, Dameon Pierce Viewed As A "One-Two Punch"

According to Houston Texans head coach DeMeco Ryans, running back Dameon Pierce will have a role this season. While Joe Mixon is believed to be the No. 1 option on the depth chart, it appears Pierce could have a bigger function than anticipated. "I see Dameon having a very clear headspace as we are out working, and I think that will allow him to have a really productive year this year, " said Ryans during an interview with the Houston Chronicle. "He has everything it takes to be a really good running back for us, and I think him and Joe as a one-two punch would be very beneficial for us all." Of course, it remains to be seen how things will work out for the revamped Texans' offense. However, it seems Mixon and Pierce could collectively remain productive enough to exceed expectations during the 2024-25 campaign, although it will be tough to tell which player will be the most productive from week to week.
May 26   
Dameon Pierce  • RB  •  Texans

Texans Still Have Plans For Dameon Pierce

Houston Texans running back Dameon Pierce saw his numbers take a hit in his sophomore season in 2023 while being relegated to a complementary role behind Devin Singletary. Pierce rushed for 416 yards and only two touchdowns while averaging 2.9 yards per carry while also dealing with an ankle injury. He had 939 rushing yards and four TDs as a Pro Bowl alternate in his rookie season. The Texans traded for Pro Bowl RB Joe Mixon this offseason and signed him to a three-year, $27 million extension while also drafting rookie Jawhar Jordan, but they still have plans for Pierce in 2024. The 24-year-old figures to be a chance-of-pace option behind Mixon and on kickoff returns. Pierce has looked strong, compact and quick during OTAs this week. Head coach DeMeco Ryans said, "I think him and Joe as a one-two punch, would be very beneficial for us all."
May 23   
Dameon Pierce  • RB  •  Texans

Dameon Pierce To Have A Role In 2024?

Houston Texans running back Dameon Pierce had a notable rookie campaign after being selected in the fourth round of the 2022 NFL Draft. In just 13 games before being sidelined with injuries, he racked up 939 yards and four touchdowns on 220 carries and caught 30 passes for 165 yards and one score. However, his role, production, and efficiency declined in 2023 after the arrival of Devin Singletary, as he posted just 517 total yards and rushed for 2.9 yards per carry. Singletary is now gone, but the team traded for former Cincinnati Bengals running back Joe Mixon. Despite this, Texans general manager Nick Caserio spoke highly of Pierce in a recent media availability. "He is going to be a big part of what we're doing. Watching him move on the field, he looks pretty good. Everybody's looking forward to the opportunity in front of them; you can't worry about what's happened in the past," Caserio said. "He's got as good an attitude as anyone on the team. We're glad DP is here." While you never know whether a head coach or general manager is being honest in these situations, Caserio's comments can only help his fantasy stock. Fantasy managers should go into the season with low expectations for Pierce, but he should at least be viewed as a high-end handcuff running back in what projects to be one of the league's best offenses.
May 2   
Dameon Pierce  • RB  •  Texans

Dameon Pierce Hard To Trust In Week 16

Houston Texans running back Dameon Pierce should not be started in any format in Week 16 against the Cleveland Browns. Pierce is coming off the lowest usage game of his career, playing just four snaps. Last week, the second-year back totaled just one carry for three yards. The Texans' running back has found himself falling on the depth chart with Devin Singletary and Dare Ogunbowale playing more snaps than him in both of the past two games. Pierce can not be trusted in Week 16.
Dec 23   
Dameon Pierce  • RB  •  Texans

Dameon Pierce Logs One Touch In Week 15 Win

Houston Texans running back Dameon Pierce rushed just one time for three yards and did not draw a target in the Week 15 win over the Tennessee Titans. Meanwhile, Devin Singletary handled 30 total touches and racked up 170 yards. Pierce saw just five touches the week prior against the New York Jets, so Singletary has clearly taken over the lead back role. Needless to say, Pierce can be safely benched against the Cleveland Browns in Week 16, and his outlook moving forward is concerning in redraft and dynasty leagues.
Dec 18   
Dameon Pierce  • RB  •  Texans

Dameon Pierce Hard To Trust In Week 15

Houston Texans running back Dameon Pierce should not be started in most formats in Week 15 against the Tennessee Titans. Pierce is coming off the lowest usage game of his career, finishing with just five touches for seven yards. On top of that, the second-year back played just eight snaps last week. The Texans could lean on the run even more this weekend with C.J. Stroud (concussion) trending toward out. But the young running back is too hard to trust in fantasy in Week 15, especially since he saw fewer snaps than Dare Ogunbowale just one week ago.
Dec 16   
Dameon Pierce  • RB  •  Texans

Dameon Pierce Totals Just Nine Rush Yards In Week 14 Loss

Houston Texans running back Dameon Pierce continued to struggle in the team's 30-6 loss against the New York Jets in Week 14. Pierce ran just four times for nine yards in the contest as Devin Singletary took over Houston's backfield once again. Singletary totaled more carries (13) and rush yards (65) in the game. The veteran also got the team's lone goal-line carry, which resulted in a touchdown. Pierce has had a rough second season in the NFL and appears to be the Texans' backup at the moment. He'll look to get things going next week on the road against the Tennessee Titans.
Dec 11   
Dameon Pierce  • RB  •  Texans

Dameon Pierce A Flex Option In Week 14

Houston Texans running back Dameon Pierce is a flex option in Week 14 against the New York Jets. Last week, Pierce secured his first touchdown since Week 3 to go with 15 carries for 41 yards. It's been a disappointing second year for the 23-year-old. But he'll have a chance to get going this weekend against a Jets defense that is allowing the ninth-most fantasy points per game to running backs this season. With heavy rains and wind expected in this matchup, the Texans could rely on the run more than usual on Sunday.
Dec 9   
Dameon Pierce  • RB  •  Texans

Dameon Pierce Scores Touchdown In Week 13 Win

Houston Texans running back Dameon Pierce scored his second touchdown of the season in the team's 22-17 win over the Denver Broncos in Week 13. Pierce ran 15 times for 41 yards and one score on Sunday, marking his most carries since Week 5. The young running back scored on a three-yard run late in the first quarter to extend Houston's lead. The 23-year-old back dealt with an ankle injury just a couple of weeks ago that caused him to miss three games. But that ankle appeared to be fully healed in Week 13. He'll look to carry that momentum next week on the road against the New York Jets.
Dec 4   
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