The two worst teams in the AFC square off in South Beach as the one win Dolphins host the one win Texans. Neither of these sides has picked up a win since the opening day, so will it be Tua or Tyrod who leads his team to victory?
The Miami Dolphins played a stellar first half against the Buffalo Bills last week, only for them to make drive ending mistakes at key moments that allowed the Bills to find their rhythm and win with ease in the end. Tua’s play is questionable, and it’s fair to ask if he really has what it takes to be a franchise guy. DeVante Parker has been placed on Injured Reserve with a hamstring injury, which leaves rookie Jaylen Waddle as the primary receiver, and the speedster’s ability to get open and catch the ball consistently will be important here.
The Houston Texans welcome back Tyrod Taylor, the veteran QB was injured during the Week 2 matchup with Cleveland, and the Texans haven’t looked competitive since. Davis Mills did a mostly respectable job filling in for Tyrod, but the difference between the two passers is vast. Brandin Cooks has been the standout player for Houston this season, and the talented pass-catcher has five or more receptions in seven of the eight games Houston have played, expect him to be targeted often here. On the opposite end of the spectrum is David Johnson. The once talented ball carrier has declined steadily since his meteoric rise with the Arizona Cardinals. Johnson has only had one game this season with more than 6 rushing attempts (he had 7) and, even with Mark Ingram being shipped to New Orleans before last week’s matchup, Johnson still only managed 2 carries.
Spread: Texans +5.5
Game Prediction: Texans 24-21 Dolphins
Best Bet: Brandin Cooks over 4.5 Receptions & David Johnson under 6.5 Rushing Attempts @ 15/8 with Bet365 Bet Builder. [0.5]