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AFC South Standings

Team Div Overall
1-1-0 2-1-0
1-1-0 1-2-0
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2023 Receiving

Receiving Yards
Average Yards per Reception
Receiving Touchdowns
Longest Reception
Regular Season 15 251 16.7 2 68

Top Nathaniel Dell News

  • Texans' Tank Dell: Paces pass catchers in win

    Dell brought in five of seven targets for 145 yards and a touchdown in the Texans' 37-17 win over the Jaguars on Sunday.

    Dell led the Texans in receptions, receiving yards and targets during the upset victory, putting a punctuation mark on Houston's surprising 20-point win with a 68-yard touchdown grab with just under nine minutes remaining. Dell has quickly ascended in the pecking order of the Texans' air attack, now having produced a 12-217-2 line in his last two games while logging 17 targets in that span. Dell could continue taking away his fair share of targets from veteran Robert Woods and challenge Nico Collins for the mantle of C.J. Stroud's top option in certain games this season, with his next opportunity to do so coming in a Week 4 home matchup against the Steelers.

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  • Texans' Tank Dell: Upgraded to full Thursday

    Dell (thigh) was upgraded to a full practice Thursday.

    Dell was limited in Wednesday's session but sounds ready to play for Week 3 against the Jaguars. With Noah Brown (groin) on injured reserve, Dell started alongside Robert Woods in Week 2 and played 79 percent of the offensive snaps. He posted a 7-72-1 line on a team-high 10 targets against the Colts. Dell has put himself on the WR3 map in fantasy.

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  • Texans' Tank Dell: Limited with thigh injury

    Dell was listed as a limited participant in practice Wednesday due to a thigh injury.

    In the Texans' Week 2 loss to the Colts, Dell scored his first NFL touchdown while catching seven passes for 72 yards on 10 targets. The rookie third-round draft pick is poised to continue playing a prominent role alongside Nico Collins and Robert Woods for the duration of Noah Brown's (groin) multi-week absence. Dell will have two more opportunities to return to full participation in practice and avoid carrying a questionable tag into Sunday's game in Jacksonville.

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  • Texans' Tank Dell: Scores first career touchdown

    Dell brought in seven of 10 targets for 72 yards and a touchdown in the Texans' 31-20 loss to the Colts on Sunday. He also returned one punt for 13 yards.

    The rookie was granted an elevated role due to Noah Brown's placement on injured reserve with a groin injury, and Dell made very good use of the extra snaps Sunday. The 2023 third-round pick tied Nico Collins for the team lead in receptions while checking in third in receiving yards, and he recorded his first NFL touchdown on a 23-yard catch in the fourth quarter that served as Houston's final points of the afternoon. Given his encouraging performance Sunday and Stroud's seemingly quick learning curve, Dell shapes up as an intriguing fantasy option during a Week 3 road matchup against the Jaguars.

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  • Texans' Tank Dell: Could play more with Brown on IR

    Dell is expected to handle an expanded role after the Texans placed on Noah Brown (groin) was injured reserve Wednesday.

    Brown will miss a minimum of four games, which may pave the way for Dell to play consistently in three-receiver sets alongside Robert Woods and Nico Collins. However, the potential return of John Metchie (hamstring) in Week 2 could further alter the pecking order at wideout. In his NFL debut against the Ravens last weekend, Dell had three catches for 34 yards while playing 37 offensive snaps, compared to 52 snaps for Brown. Dell had a productive preseason, and the diminutive rookie has a nice opportunity in front of him, beginning with Sunday's game against the Colts.

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  • Texans' Tank Dell: Part of wideout rotation

    Dell caught three of four targets for 34 yards and returned one punt for 14 yards in Sunday's 25-9 loss to Baltimore in Week 1.

    Dell, who played 37 offensive snaps (48 percent share), saw a smaller workload than Robert Woods (58 snaps), Nico Collins (54) or Noah Brown (52). The rookie splashed during preseason action, exhibiting chemistry with quarterback C.J. Stroud, but that didn't really emerge to kick off the regular season. The two should have plenty of opportunities to connect in 2023 if the Texans continue to fall behind in games.

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  • Texans' Tank Dell: Returning punts Week 1

    Dell is listed second on the depth chart at one wideout position and will return punts Week 1 against the Ravens, Deepi Sidhu of the Texans' official site reports.

    Dell sits behind wideout Nico Collins, who is slated to start alongside Robert Woods, and hopes to have an impact on an offense that ranked 31st in 2022. He developed an early connection in camp with quarterback C.J. Stroud, which raised expectations for the 2023 third-round draft pick. If he doesn't produce offensively, Dell could provide a lift on special teams; he averaged 17.0 yards per return and scored a touchdown as the primary punt returner for the University of Houston in 2022.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 5-10, 165 lbs
Birthplace: Daytona Beach, FL
Age: 23
School: Houston
Experience: R