I think that the Texans need to get Slaton back into the primary running back role. He has had two issues this year: 1) Lack of runs breaking into the open 2) Fumbling I think the Texans coaches addressed the first problem when they started using screens and short passes to get the ball to Slaton in space. His production had picked up by the time he was benched for the second problem. The fumbling issue can be addressed two ways. First, the coaches have to find/develop techniques that work for Slaton and make him capable of holding onto the ball. Slaton then has to work very hard to develop those techniques and make them part of his natural running style. The extended bye week layoff was the perfect opportunity to do this for both the coaches and player. Furthermore, the Texans are being carried by their passing offense and their defense right now. To gain team consistency, they need something closer to the running game they had last year with Slaton. The person best suited to bringing that level of running back play is, not surprisingly, Slaton. When faced with something other than the worst defense in the league, Moats had 2.4 yards per carry and a fumble at the goal line - these numbers compare to those of the "bad" Slaton. Any slight advantage Moats might have had in running the ball is more than made up for by Slaton's superior blocking and pass catching. The other running backs on the roster don't compare to "good" Slaton either. Finally, Slaton can't begin to give the team the running game they need from the bench. The coaches know this, and I think they've done what they can to address the fumbling. I think Slaton has done his part. Which brings me to my prediction: Slaton starts the next game, and is on the field for at least 2/3 of the offensive plays. The back-ups and role players will share the other 1/3. I think this happens Monday night against the Titans; at the latest it will happen next week against the Colts.