**edit: Tua Tagovailoa will be a backup for the Texans game, according to the pre-game status report**
- Tua Tagovailoa has attempted 126 passes over the past three weeks.
- The Houston Texans have generated pressure at only 19.3% of the time, which is good for fourth lowest in the NFL.
MIAMI – Miami Dolphins QB Tua Tagovailoa looks to be playing inspired football, after being mentioned in several trade rumors. Tagovailoa is coming off three straight games of scoring 15+ fantasy points.
At $5,800 Tagovailoa makes for an excellent source of salary relief on DraftKings going against the Houston Texans.
Regulated sportsbooks have listed the Miami Dolphins as seven-point favorites, and have installed a 46 point game total.
The Houston Texans are getting Tyrod Taylor back from injury, so the Houston Texans may be a bit more competitive this week than usual.
Tua Tagovailoa has attempted 39, 40, and 47 passes in the past three weeks. That type of passing volume is quite valuable for a quarterback under $6,000 on DraftKings.
If this game stays competitive Tagovailoa will have plenty of chances to exceed his DFS value at $5,800
Facing The (Lack Of) Pressure
Tagovailoa is at his best when he is not being pressured in the pocket. Tua has a 35.4 passer rating under pressure but a 108.9 passer rating when his pocket is kept clean.
The Texans have generated the fourth-worst pressure in the NFL, only 19.3% of the time. Tua should have plenty of time in the pocket to find his weapons.
NFL DFS players have a couple of options to stack with Tua Tagovailoa if electing to roster him. Mike Gesicki ($4,900) makes for a great pair with Tua at a weak tight-end position on DraftKings.
The Houston Texans play zone defense at the fourth-highest rate in the league. Mike Gesicki has caught 24 of his 27 targets for 300 yards against zone coverage this season. The Texans are 29th in DVOA against the tight end position.
Also, wide receiver Jaylen Waddle leads the Dolphins in targets (40) against zone coverage.
DFS players can pair both Waddle and Gesicki together for ultimate leverage.
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Zach is a writer that specializes his content around the DFS and prop betting market. He just recently received his Bachelor’s degree in Sports Management at Florida State University, and is excited to start writing for the LSB community. Zach has an extensive DFS background, having won several MME tournaments on DraftKings. When he is not grinding DFS lineups, you can find Zach relaxing at the beach or throwing darts on the golf course.