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Dec 3, 2023 0 0 0 0
Nov 26, 2023 5 50 17 1 12
Nov 19, 2023 8 149 40 1 20
Nov 12, 2023 6 56 17 1 12
Nov 5, 2023 6 114 29 2 23
Player Outlook
Dell was one of the most exciting prospects to watch in the entire 2023 NFL Draft class in large part because he plays a lot bigger than his size. This is not another Tavon Austin-type prospect despite them having similar builds. Dell wins with his route-running, and at the collegiate level he was able to utilize his unique ability to stop and start to win at all three levels, not just in the short passing game. The Texans wide receiver room is wide open for business, so if Dell appears to be an early favorite of C.J. Stroud, you should look to draft him with one of your final picks. In rookie-only drafts, it's worth considering him once you get to Round 3.

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2023 47 709 15.09 7 51 4.64 11210.2
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Fantasy News

  • Texans' Tank Dell: Making progress

    Dell (lower leg) expects to return to the field when the Texans hold their first Organized Team Activities this spring, Michael Shapiro of the Houston Chronicle reports. Prior to suffering a season-ending fibula injury in Week 13 last season, Dell recorded 47 catches on 75 targets for 709 yards and seven touchdowns in 11 games, including three 100-yard performances. Looking ahead, the 2023 third-rounder -- whose recovery is reportedly on track -- is poised to reclaim a key role alongside fellow WR Nico Collins in Houston's C.J. Stroud-helmed passing offense.
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  • Texans' Tank Dell: Plans to practice this spring

    Dell is making good progress in his recovery from a broken fibula and expects to be ready for OTAs this spring, Aaron Wilson of KPRC 2 Houston reports. Ten and a half weeks removed from surgery, Dell was limited to coaching at Travis Scott's Cactus Jack Foundation celebrity softball game last Thursday, though the wide receiver moved around normally while playing catch with other participants. He started pool work in January, and there hasn't been any report of significant ligament or muscular damage accompanying his broken fibula. Dell plans to participate in spring practices and should be ready for training camp even if the Texans want him to slow-play things until then.
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  • Texans' Tank Dell: Moves to injured reserve

    The Texans officially placed Dell (fibula) on injured reserve Tuesday. Dell suffered a broken left fibula during this past Sunday's 22-17 win over the Broncos and underwent a procedure to repair it Monday. Per Ben Arthur of FoxSports.com, coach Demeco Ryans confirmed after Dell had surgery that the wide receiver will miss the remainder of the campaign, so Tuesday's transaction was merely procedural. Dell will end his rookie campaign with 47 catches on 75 targets for 709 yards and seven touchdowns in 11 games.
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  • Texans' Tank Dell: Out for season

    Coach DeMeco Ryans confirmed Monday that Dell will miss the remainder of the season after undergoing surgery on the broken fibula he suffered in Sunday's 22-17 win over the Broncos, Ben Arthur of Fox Sports reports. Dell finishes his rookie season with 47 catches for 709 yards and seven touchdowns on 75 targets in 11 games. He also had 51 rushing yards on 11 attempts. Dell and C.J. Stroud were on pace to challenge all-time production records for a rookie quarterback-receiver duo, so Dell's future remains bright if he can make a full recovery, but his absence for the remainder of the season will complicate the 7-5 Texans' path to the playoffs. Noah Brown, Robert Woods and John Metchie likely will all see increased usage behind Nico Collins in Dell's absence.
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  • Texans' Tank Dell: Undergoes surgery for broken fibula

    Dell underwent successful surgery Monday to repair a fractured left fibula, Jonathan M. Alexander of the Houston Chronicle reports. Dell sustained the injury late in the first quarter of the Texans' 22-17 win over the Broncos on Sunday, when he got tangled up with other players while blocking on Dameon Pierce's three-yard touchdown run. The Texans haven't yet confirmed that Dell fractured his fibula, nor has the team offered up a timeline for his recovery from surgery, but injuries of this sort typically require a 6-to-8-week healing period, according to Alexander. With that in mind, Dell looks set to miss the rest of the season, and even a return to action in the playoffs may be unrealistic, unless the Texans not only clinch a postseason spot but also make a run to the divisional round. Moreover, the Texans have the ability to activate just one more player from injured reserve this season, and kicker Ka'imi Fairbairn (quadriceps) looks to be the best candidate, as he could be ready to play as soon as this Sunday versus the Jets. As such, if Dell is moved to IR, it will likely spell an end to his rookie campaign. The 24-year-old has been one of the most productive first-year wideouts in the league, as he's put together a 47-709-7 line on 75 targets through 11 appearances.
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  • Texans' Tank Dell: Fractures fibula, out for 2023

    Dell was diagnosed with a fractured left fibula after exiting Sunday's 22-17 win over the Broncos with what the Texans listed as an ankle injury, league sources tell Aaron Wilson of KPRC 2 Houston. The wideout is expected to miss the remainder of the season. Texans head coach DeMeco Ryans will likely provide further details on Dell's injury after the game, but the rookie third-round pick out of Houston looks set to sit out the rest of the 2023 campaign after X-rays revealed structural damage to his left leg. Dell -- who had been listed as questionable heading into the day with a calf injury -- didn't draw any targets before exiting late in the first quarter, when he got tangled up in the scrum during Dameon Pierce's three-yard touchdown run. After he recorded 47 catches for 709 yards and a franchise rookie record seven touchdowns on 75 targets through the first 11 games of his career, Dell will be a big missing piece in the Houston passing attack in the weeks to come, and his absence should open up extra snaps for Robert Woods, Noah Brown and John Metchie alongside No. 1 wideout Nico Collins.
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  • Texans' Tank Dell: Injures ankle Sunday

    Dell is questionable to return to Sunday's game against the Broncos with an ankle injury. Dell didn't draw any targets before he appeared to injure his left ankle on Dameon Pierce's three-yard touchdown run late in the first quarter. Per Aaron Wilson of KPRC 2 Houston, Dell was carted to the locker room, and the rookie wideout is expected to undergo X-rays and scans as the Texans aim to determine the extent of the injury.
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  • Texans' Tank Dell: Good to go Sunday

    Dell (calf) is active for Sunday's game against the Broncos. Dell never managed more than limited participation in practice this week while dealing with the calf issue, but the injury won't keep him off the field Sunday. With Noah Brown (knee) also getting the green light to play after missing Houston's last two games, the Texans will have their receiving corps at full strength for one of the few times all season. Dell should remain entrenched as one of the top targets for quarterback C.J. Stroud after putting together a monstrous 25-369-5 receiving line over the past four games.
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  • Texans' Tank Dell: Expected to play Sunday

    Dell (calf) is expected to suit up for Sunday's game against the Broncos, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. Dell is officially listed as questionable for Week 13, but reports have consistently been positive about his prospects of playing. The rookie wideout has scored in four consecutive weeks and gone over 100 receiving yards twice in that span. For one of the few occasions all season, Houston is expected to have each of its top six wideouts available Sunday; like Dell, Noah Brown (knee) is also listed as questionable, but both should be officially ruled in for the Week 13 contest upon the release of the Texans' inactive list 90 minutes prior to the 1 p.m. ET kickoff.
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  • Texans' Tank Dell: Trending toward playing

    Dell (calf), who is listed as questionable for Sunday's contest against the Broncos, is expected to play, Jordan Schultz of BleacherReport.com reports. Dell was a limited participant in practice both Thursday and Friday, so it always seemed as if the rookie would be available for the pivotal matchup from a seeding perspective. Fantasy managers should still check on his availability prior to Sunday's 1:00 p.m. ET kickoff, but it's possible Dell could see an uptick in targets if Noah Brown (knee) is ultimately unable to play.
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  • Texans' Tank Dell: Limited at Thursday's practice

    Dell (calf) was a limited participant in his return to practice Thursday. After sitting out Wednesday's session, Dell's return to the field one day later bodes well for his Week 13 availability. However, unless he practices fully Friday, Dell will likely approach Sunday's game against the Broncos with an injury designation.
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  • Texans' Tank Dell: Back at practice

    Dell (calf) returned to practice Thursday, DJ Bien-Aime of ESPN.com reports. Dell wasn't on the field for the early part of practice that was open to the media, but the rookie wideout was eventually able to take the field. The Texans will release their second Week 13 injury report later Thursday, when it will be known whether Dell was a full or limited participant. Houston listed Dell as a non-participant on Wednesday's report, but head coach DeMeco Ryans is optimistic about the receiver's chances of playing through the calf issue this Sunday versus Denver, per James Palmer of NFL Network.
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  • Texans' Tank Dell: Sits out practice with calf injury

    Dell (calf) didn't practice Wednesday, but the Texans are optimistic that he'll be available for Sunday's game against the Broncos, Aaron Wilson of KPRC 2 Houston reports. Per Wilson, Dell had imaging done on his calf after this past Sunday's 24-21 loss to Jacksonville. Dell's injury is regarded as relatively minor, but he'll likely need to increase his practice participation Thursday or Friday to get the green light to play against Denver. If the rookie wide receiver is unable to play, it would be a major loss for Houston's offense, considering Dell has piled up 25 catches for 369 yards and five touchdowns in his last four games.
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  • Texans' Tank Dell: Extends TD streak to four games

    Dell caught five of eight targets for 50 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 24-21 loss to the Jaguars. He added 12 yards on one rushing attempt. Dell scored Houston's first points with a seven-yard touchdown catch in the second quarter. He had a 62-yard catch negated by an illegal shift penalty and another would-be long reception ruled an incomplete pass after a Houston challenge, so Dell came close to having an even more productive game. As it is, Dell still extended his touchdown streak to four games, and the rookie wide receiver has caught 25 of 43 targets for 369 yards and five touchdowns over that span. Dell has also provided double-digit rushing yards in four of the past seven games heading into a Week 13 home game against the Broncos.
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  • Texans' Nathaniel Dell: Sleeper WRs

    When Dell has played well this season he has played really well with three games of at least 20.2 PPR points in seven appearances. In the other four games, he's scored 8.3 PPR points or less, so let's hope he goes off again in this matchup. It's been all about the volume for Dell, who had at least seven targets in each of his three big games. I expect C.J. Stroud to be throwing a lot in this contest, and Dell should be heavily involved, especially with Nico Collins (calf) not expected to play. Noah Brown is also worth using as a sleeper in Week 10.
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  • Texans' Tank Dell: Ready for Week 8

    Dell was a full practice participant Wednesday and has cleared the concussion protocol, Aaron Wilson of KPRC 2 Houston reports. The rookie missed a Week 6 win over the Saints and now is back in action after a Week 7 bye. Meanwhile, Robert Woods (foot) was held out of Wednesday's practice, though the Texans haven't indicated his injury is serious. Woods' status could have a significant impact on Dell's role this Sunday at Carolina, especially if the Texans still want depth receivers like Noah Brown, John Metchie and Xavier Hutchinson (foot) to get some playing time. Dell and Nico Collins have been the most productive of the bunch, with Woods producing just 5.3 yards per carry and the ancillary wideouts not seeing many targets even when they play a decent amount.
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  • Texans' Tank Dell: Practices Monday, likely for Week 8

    Dell (concussion) took part in the Texans' unofficial practice session Monday, Aaron Wilson of KPRC 2 Houston reports. "Getting Tank back is big for us. ... He's a guy we can count on for a big play," head coach DeMeco Ryans told DJ Bien-Aime of ESPN.com. While Ryans didn't officially confirm that Dell has cleared the NFL's five-step concussion protocol, the coach's comments to the media suggest that the Texans fully expect the rookie receiver to be available for Sunday's game in Carolina. Dell missed the Texans' Week 6 win over the Saints with the brain injury, but a well-timed Week 7 bye seemingly gave him added time to recover. Through his first five NFL games, Dell has compiled a 19-324-2 line on 28 targets.
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  • Texans' Tank Dell: Expected to sit out Week 6

    Dell (concussion), who is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Saints, isn't expected to play, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Dell missed practices Wednesday and Thursday before returning to the field as a limited participant Friday. Though he didn't put in a full practice this week, Dell took a questionable tag into the weekend, but Schefter's report suggests that the rookie wideout didn't clear the five- step concussion protocol. Dell will likely be inactive for Sunday's contest, but his status won't be confirmed until Houston releases its inactive list 90 minutes prior to the game's 1 p.m. ET kickoff. If Dell is sidelined, Noah Brown, John Metchie and Xavier Hutchinson could be in store for expanded roles behind Nico Collins and Robert Woods (ribs).
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  • Texans' Tank Dell: Still not practicing

    Dell (concussion) wasn't spotted during the media-access portion of Friday's practice, Jonathan M. Alexander of the Houston Chronicle reports. Dell also missed practice Wednesday and Thursday, so the wideout's continued absence Friday suggests that he's trending toward missing Sunday's game against the Saints. The Texans' upcoming injury report will add some clarity on that front, and if Dell is out this weekend, John Metchie and Xavier Hutchinson would figure to see added WR snaps in Week 6.
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  • Texans' Tank Dell: Remains sidelined Thursday

    Dell (concussion) didn't practice Thursday. Dell has one more chance to practice ahead of Sunday's game against the Saints, but back-to-back absences from practice cloud his Week 6 status. If Dell is unavailable versus New Orleans, John Metchie and Xavier Hutchinson would figure to see added WR snaps for the Texans this weekend. Adding to uncertainty at wideout is the status of Robert Woods (ribs), who missed Wednesday's practice and was a limited participant Thursday.
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