Week 16 – Bernard Pierce vs. Houston
With rookie Lorenzo Taliaferro now on IR and out of the picture, Bernard Pierce should have less to contend with for touches behind starter Justin Forsett. Pierce had six carries for 37 yards last week and managed a nice 28 yard run where he showed some of the power that has been missing from his game for nearly two seasons.
This week, Pierce faces a Houston defense that has been average against the run this year, but he remains a backup to Justin Forsett and is unlikely to eclipse the half dozen touches he got last week. Pierce is strictly a handcuff, and should not be active in fantasy leagues this week.