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Fantasy football start/sit advice, Week 16: Dennis Johnson in the driver's seat

It looks like it will be Dennis Johnson's show against the Denver Broncos. Should fantasy owners take a chance on him?

The Houston Texans placed running back Ben Tate on injured reserve on Wednesday due to a crack in his fifth rib, ending his season.

Tate and the Texans running game has been a far cry from what we've grown accustom to based on the previous seasons this decade. They've habitually been in the top of the rankings for rushing yards, yards per carry and rushing scores, but they are just not even close in 2013. They rank 17th in rushing yards, 13th in yards per attempt and are tied for 30th in rushing TDs.

Dennis Johnson is going to take over as the starter for Week 16. His season numbers are far from impressive with just 154 yards on 37 carries to go with six receptions for 45 yards. Still, the Texans only have Johnson as Deji Karim as their only options to use. They will likely get blown out against the Denver Broncos on Sunday.

Fantasy impact: The Texans scored just three points last week against a somewhat soft Indianapolis Colts defense, so it's hard to get excited about any sort of player outside of Andre Johnson. The good news is he can catch passes out of the backfield, so that will come in handy for PPR leagues. He's a flex option in most leagues.

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