Dameon Pierce

Dameon Pierce

24-Year-Old Running BackRB
Houston Texans
2023 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Dameon Pierce in 2023. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
RANKS
$Signed a four-year, $4.48 million contract with the Texans in May of 2022.
Lone back under contract
RBHouston Texans
February 1, 2024
Pierce finished the 2023 campaign with 145 carries for 416 yards and two touchdowns along with 13 receptions (17 targets) for 101 receiving yards over 14 regular-season games.
ANALYSIS
A promising rookie in 2022, Pierce lost the starting job to Devin Singletary and fell to third on the depth chart by the season's end. Including the two postseason games, Pierce had 19 carries for 34 yards over the Texans' final seven contests. He suffered a midseason ankle injury, but the main reason for his downfall was an inability to adjust to a running scheme installed under the new coaching regime. Pierce enters the offseason as the only running back under contract, but the Texans are expected to add competition. That could be re-signing Singletary or adding another high-profile back in free agency or the draft.
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How do Dameon Pierce's 2023 advanced stats compare to other running backs?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Broken Tackle %
    The number of broken tackles divided by rush attempts.
  • Positive Run %
    The percentage of run plays where he was able to gain positive yardage.
  • % Yds After Contact
    The percentage of his rushing yards that came after contact.
  • Avg Yds After Contact
    The average rushing yards he gains after contact.
  • Rushing TD %
    Rushing touchdowns divided by rushing attempts. In other words, how often is he scoring when running the ball.
  • Touches Per Game
    The number of touches (rushing attempts + receptions) he is averaging per game
  • % Snaps w/Touch
    The number of touches (rushing attempts + receptions) divided by offensive snaps played.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
  • % Targeted On Route
    Targets divided by total routes run. Also known as TPRR.
  • Avg Yds Per Route Run
    Receiving yards divided by total routes run. Also known as YPRR.
Broken Tackle %
12.4%
 
Positive Run %
75.2%
 
% Yds After Contact
75.7%
 
Avg Yds After Contact
2.2
 
Rushing TD %
1.4%
 
Touches Per Game
11.3
 
% Snaps w/Touch
54.5%
 
Air Yards Per Game
0.6
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.03
 
% Team Air Yards
0.2%
 
% Team Targets
3.0%
 
Avg Depth of Target
0.5 Yds
 
Catch Rate
76.5%
 
Drop Rate
5.9%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
7.5
 
% Targeted On Route
14.7%
 
Avg Yds Per Route Run
0.87
 
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#% of Team Snaps

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29625%
12411%
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Dameon Pierce's measurables compare to other running backs?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
5' 10"
 
Weight
218 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.59 sec
 
Vertical Jump
34.5 in
 
Broad Jump
119 in
 
Bench Press
21 reps
 
Hand Length
9.38 in
 
Arm Length
30.75 in
 
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Box Score Breakdowns: Snaps, Routes and Air Yards from the Divisional Round
29 days ago
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34 days ago
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35 days ago
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FanDuel NFL: Saturday Wild-Card Breakdown
39 days ago
Dan Marcus analyzes FanDuel's DFS contest for the Saturday wild-card games as Devin Singletary look like a good value at running back.
2022 Fantasy Outlook
The second pick in the fourth round of this year's draft, Pierce has a chance to be the top guy in a Houston backfield that otherwise contains holdover Rex Burkhead and free-agent addition Marlon Mack as the top competition for snaps and touches. Pierce is the most physical runner of the trio, capable of using his impressive lower-body power to erupt through holes and attack would-be tacklers. He also showed flashes of agility and receiving skill in college that could allow him to become more than just a short-yardage specialist. What Pierce lacks is breakaway speed, though his refusal to go down on first contact could still lead to some chunk plays. Mack has just 32 carries the last two seasons and may start the year on the practice squad, while Burkhead, a jack-of-all-trades, has flopped before when given a chance to start. It appears Pierce will enter Week 1 as the starter, or at least the lead runner, with two excellent showings in the preseason solidifying his strong work from training camp.
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Little involvement in win
RBHouston Texans
January 15, 2024
Pierce had three carries for zero yards and played six snaps on offense in Saturday's 45-14 wild-card playoff victory over Cleveland.
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No snaps on offense
RBHouston Texans
January 7, 2024
Pierce returned one kickoff for 30 yards and did not play on offense in Saturday's 23-19 win over the Colts in Week 18.
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Still in backup role
RBHouston Texans
January 1, 2024
Pierce rushed eight times for 16 yards, caught his lone target for five yards and returned one kickoff for 21 yards in Sunday's 26-3 win over the Titans.
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Scores on special teams
RBHouston Texans
December 26, 2023
Pierce returned five kickoffs for 174 yards, including a 98-yard touchdown, in Sunday's 36-22 loss to the Browns in Week 16. He added three carries for six yards and caught one of two targets for 10 yards.
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Adjusting to new scheme
RBHouston Texans
December 21, 2023
Pierce had to learn a new scheme this season, which may be a contributing factor to the decrease in production during his second NFL campaign, Jonathan M. Alexander of the Houston Chronicle reports.
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