Houston Texans safety Jalen Pitre has had a disappointing 2023, but he could be in for a better game in Week 12 against the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Texans vs. Jaguars game has the highest projected point total of the weekend, and the Jaguars, a slight favorite, could throw the ball frequently. Fantasy safeties against the Jaguars score more points than average. After leading all defensive backs in tackles his rookie season, Pitre is having a down year, with just 31 tackles. He has missed 20.4% of the tackles he has attempted. Last season, Pitre also missed a lot of tackles and was not graded well for his play, but he racked up fantasy points in part because the Texans' defense was so bad that they were always on the field and had to rely on their safeties for tackles. This year, the Texans' defensive improvement has hurt Pitre's production. However, he is a viable start in Week 12.
Nov 24, 2023 2:28 AM EST
Houston Texans safety Jalen Pitre (chest) has missed the past two games recovering from a bruised lung suffered in Week 1 against the Baltimore Ravens. But the 24-year-old safety is expected back at practice this week, and if all goes well, he will be in line to play in Sunday's game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, according to Aaron Wilson of KPRC 2 Houston. When healthy, Pitre should immediately jump back into fantasy starting lineups. He's a strong IDP play following his 147 tackle season in 2022.
Sep 27, 2023 12:57 AM EST
Houston Texans safety Jalen Pitre (lung) was released from the hospital on Monday and is in good spirits, according to a source. The young safety was taken to a local hospital on Sunday after suffering a bruised lung in Week 1 against the Baltimore Ravens when quarterback Lamar Jackson's knee hit his chest. The 24-year-old second-year defensive back should ultimately be OK, but it remains to be seen if he'll have to miss any time after the scary injury in the season opener. We'll have a better idea of whether Pitre will be able to play in Week 2 against the Indianapolis Colts when the Texans release their first injury report this week on Wednesday. It wouldn't be a surprise if Pitre is unable to play this weekend.
Sep 11, 2023 7:37 PM EST
The Texans have big expectations for Pitre in his second pro season, John McClain of Sports Radio 610 reports.
Jun 13, 2023 7:59 AM EST
Pitre exited Sunday's game against the Colts to be evaluated for a concussion.
Jan 8, 2023 12:38 PM EST
Pitre collected 13 tackles (11 solo) and an interception during Sunday's 31-3 defeat versus the Jaguars.
Jan 3, 2023 6:04 PM EST
Pitre racked up nine tackles (seven solo) and recorded an interception Saturday in a Week 16 win over the Titans.
Dec 27, 2022 1:22 PM EST
Pitre logged 13 tackles (eight solo) in Sunday's 30-24 overtime defeat against Kansas City.
Dec 20, 2022 7:14 PM EST
Pitre recorded a team-high 12 tackles and had two passes defensed in Sunday's 27-23 loss to Dallas in Week 14.
Dec 12, 2022 7:17 AM EST
Pitre recorded 16 tackles (nine solo) and one interception in Sunday's 27-14 loss to the Browns.
Dec 5, 2022 7:14 PM EST
Pitre recorded seven solo tackles and one pass defended during Sunday's 30-15 defeat versus the Dolphins.
Nov 28, 2022 8:26 PM EST
Pitre logged six tackles over 56 snaps in Sunday's 24-16 loss to the Giants in Week 10.
Nov 14, 2022 4:08 PM EST
Pitre recorded nine tackles in Thursday's 29-17 loss to the Eagles.
Nov 4, 2022 8:53 PM EST
Pitre logged nine tackles (seven solo) in Week 5's 13-6 win over the Jaguars.
Oct 11, 2022 5:17 PM EST
Pitre had eight tackles, a sack and two interceptions in Sunday's 23-20 loss to Chicago in Week 3.
Sep 26, 2022 6:54 AM EST