While other teams paid more money on older veteran running backs, the Texans decided to shop in the free agency bargain bin this offseason when they signed Devin Singletary to a modest one-year, $2.75 million contract. It's paying off nicely.
Singletary is coming off the best game of his career, and he was named the AFC's offensive player of the week today.
The 26-year-old Singletary, who played four years in Buffalo before arriving in Houston in March, had a career-best 30 carries for 150 yards in Sunday's win over the Bengals.
Singletary has been a backup for most of this season but was pressed into starting duty when Dameon Pierce was injured, and he has produced in a big way.