Deshaun Watson - QBPosted 8/18/18 7:36pm ET
Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson completed five of his eight passes for 73 yards and a touchdown against the San Francisco 49ers in the preseason Saturday, Aug. 18.
Huddle Up: Watson looks no worse for wear after last year's knee injury, and he is locked in as a QB1 heading into 2018.
Ka'imi Fairbairn - PKPosted 8/15/18 11:39am ET
Houston Texans PK Ka'imi Fairbairn (undisclosed) is nursing an undisclosed injury and might miss the preseason game Saturday, Aug. 18 against the San Francisco 49ers.
Huddle Up: Apparently Fairbairn's injury is considered minor, but they did bring in veteran Giorgio Tavecchio as a camp body. It's uncertain if Tavecchio will be used to just fill in, or if he is a threat to Fairbairn's job. Monitor the situation before drafting a Houston kicker in the final round on draft day.
Braxton Miller - WRPosted 8/13/18 11:40am ET
Houston Texans WR Braxton Miller (illness) participated in practice Monday, Aug. 13. Miller missed a few practices because of an illness.
Huddle Up: Miller has improved over the last few years and is competing for the No. 3 receiver job for the Texans. He likely will not see a lot of targets this season and probably can be avoided in most fantasy leagues.
Jordan Akins - TEPosted 8/11/18 1:55pm ET
Houston Texans TE Jordan Akins impressed in his preseason debut with a pair of touchdown catches in the win against the Kansas City Chiefs. He is drawing praise from starting QB DeShaun Watson. 'It gives us an extra weapon on the field,' Watson said. 'We can go into a game with two tight ends, or one tight end, and we have a lot of guys that can go out there and run routes and make plays. So, he did a good job the other night of doing his job right and capitalized when his opportunity was there.'
Huddle Up: The former outfielder in the Texas Rangers system is making the transition to the NFL, and making it quickly. He is already slotted right behind Ryan Griffin on the team's depth chart, and he could see plenty of snaps if he continues to have a big preseason. He is trying to hold off retreads Jordan Thomas and MyCole Pruitt, among others, but looks to have the inside track for the No. 2 job. For fantasy purposes, he is only worth monitoring right now, but that would all change if Griffin were to go down to injury.
Deshaun Watson - QBPosted 8/7/18 11:05am ET
Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson (knee) likely will play in the first preseason game Thursday, Aug. 9, but a final decision as not been made yet, according to head coach Bill O'Brien.
Huddle Up: Watson probably would only play a series or two, but it would be a good sign to see him back on the field so early in the preseason. He was one of the breakout stars last season before he suffered his injury and will be a No. 1 fantasy quarterback in 2018 as long as he stays healthy.
D'Onta Foreman - RBPosted 8/4/18 1:55pm ET
Houston Texans RB D'Onta Foreman (Achilles') is headed in the right direction in terms of his recovery, according to head coach Bill O'Brien. Foreman is currently on Active/Physically Unable to Perform list.
Huddle Up: Foreman's availability for Week 1 is uncertain at this point, so owners will need to keep an eye on his recovery. He probably will be the backup running back when he returns but could make a play for the starting job during the season. He could be a handcuff to Lamar Miller in some leagues or a No. 4 running back on a roster.
Alfred Blue - RBPosted 8/3/18 6:39pm ET
Houston Texans RB Alfred Blue is listed as the No.2 running back on the first training camp depth chart.
Huddle Up: The listing probably has more to do with the fact that D'Onta Foreman is coming off an Achilles' injury than it does Blue's ability. Foreman should still be considered the preferred handcuff to Lamar Miller.
Will Fuller - WRPosted 7/28/18 12:03pm ET
Houston Texans WR Will Fuller said he up to 185 pounds by working out and eating more often and has not lost any of his speed. He bulked up so he could improve his durability.
Huddle Up: Fuller missed six games because of an injury, so he will look to play all 16 games in 2018. He appeared to have great chemistry with Deshaun Watson when both were healthy and should continue to be a big-play threat for the Texans. He has the chance to be a No. 3 fantasy receiver in most leagues.
Lamar Miller - RBPosted 7/27/18 10:26am ET
Houston Texans RB Lamar Miller told The Houston Chronicle's Aaron Wilson he is at 217 pounds - his lightest weight since joining the team in 2016.
Huddle Up: After making big plays on a regular basis with the Miami Dolphins from 2012-15, Miller put on some weight upon arriving in Houston to better withstand the punishment he expected to receive as a feature back. While he has been durable for the most part, the big plays have been lacking - as evidenced by a long run of 21 yards last season. With D'Onta Foreman uncertain for the start of the season, Miller has a great chance to put a stranglehold on the starting job in 2018 and be a solid RB2.
Deshaun Watson - QBPosted 7/25/18 9:51am ET
Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson (knee) passed his physical Wednesday, July 25, and avoided the Physically Unable to Perform list.
Huddle Up: Watson entered with a splash and is absolutely a midrange QB1. The knee and the small sample size are concerns, but the talent is there to mask the amount of risk involved.
D'Onta Foreman - RBPosted 7/25/18 10:37am ET
Houston Texans RB D'Onta Foreman (knee) was placed on the Physically Unable to Peform list Wednesday, July 25.
Huddle Up: Foreman was giving Lamar Miller a run for his money last year before suffering a torn Achilles' tendon. It remains to be seen if Foreman will eventually start the regular season on the PUP list, so stay tuned. He's one of the most valuable handcuffs in fantasy when healthy.
Deshaun Watson - QBPosted 7/25/18 3:04pm ET
Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson (knee) has been fully cleared and will not be restricted during training camp, according to general manager Brian Gaine.
Huddle Up: Watson is coming off a torn anterior cruciate ligament and may not see a lot of playing time during the preseason. He was one of the better quarterbacks before the injury last season and has a chance to be a valuable option in fantasy leagues in 2018. He can be considered a No. 1 quarterback in all fantasy leagues.
D'Onta Foreman - RBPosted 7/25/18 3:32pm ET
Houston Texans RB D'Onta Foreman's (Achilles') availability for Week 1 is up in the air at this point, according to general manager Brian Gaine.
Huddle Up: Foreman was expected to compete for the starting running back job but probably will be the No. 2 back if he misses most of training camp. Lamar Miller probably is the most valuable Texans running back and can be a No. 2 or No. 3 fantasy back. Owners could consider adding Foreman as a handcuff to Miller.
D'Onta Foreman - RBPosted 7/22/18 7:38am ET
Houston Texans RB D'Onta Foreman (Achilles') is expected to be fully recovered from a torn Achilles' tendon by the start of the regular season.
Huddle Up: Foreman should be viewed as a low-end RB2 or high-end RB3 in all fantasy leagues with plenty of upside. If healthy, he could eventually supplant Lamar Miller as the Texans' starting running back.
Deshaun Watson - QBPosted 7/19/18 7:28pm ET
Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson (knee) said he will be a 'full-go' when training camp begins.
Huddle Up: All signs point to Watson being ready for the start of the season, and even though he is coming off a knee injury, Watson has to be considered a QB1 after he threw an NFL-record 19 touchdown passes in his first seven games last year.
Will Fuller - WRPosted 7/12/18 6:53pm ET
Houston Texans WR Will Fuller impressed retired WR Andre Johnson with his speed. 'Man, he's flying,' Johnson said. 'He ran a few routes in practice the day I was there, and I was like, 'Wow.''
Huddle Up: Fuller's 2017 season ended prematurely because of an injury, but not before he hauled in seven touchdowns. If he and Deshaun Watson stay healthy this year, Fuller should make enough big plays to deliver WR3 production.
Deshaun Watson - QBPosted 6/27/18 10:49am ET
Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson (knee) said he will not change his style of play even though he is recovering from a torn anterior cruciate ligament.
Huddle Up: Watson was one of the better quarterbacks in the NFL before he suffered his injury and will be a popular player in fantasy drafts this year. He can be a No. 1 quarterback as long as he shows that he is healthy.
D'Onta Foreman - RBPosted 6/16/18 7:58pm ET
Houston Texans RB D'Onta Foreman (Achilles') is unlikely to be 100 percent by the start of training camp.
Huddle Up: Foreman remains a must-own player in keeper leagues with RB2 upside, but at this point, there is no guarantee he will be fully healthy by Week 1. Lamar Miller will be a volume-based RB2 until Foreman is on the field and in playing shape.
Deshaun Watson - QBPosted 6/12/18 1:42pm ET
Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson (knee) practiced without a brace on his injured knee Tuesday, June 12. He did not participate in team drills but did do some individual drills and 7-on-7 drills.
Huddle Up: Practicing without a brace is a big step in Watson's recovery. If he continues to handle his knee well without the brace then we can expect his workload to increase. He still has over two months to be right for the regular season and maintains top five fantasy QB appeal.
Deshaun Watson - QBPosted 6/9/18 7:18pm ET
Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson's (knee) running ability won't be suffocated, according to quarterbacks coach Sean Ryan. 'You never want to take that away, his instincts, his ability to make plays,' Ryan said.
Huddle Up: Watson scored 21 touchdowns in seven games before suffering an ACL injury last year, and he averaged 7.5 yards per carry. Even though he is coming off an injury, he has to be drafted as a QB1 because of his huge ceiling.
Will Fuller - WRPosted 6/8/18 8:33pm ET
Houston Texans WR Will Fuller is a 'huge part' of what the Texans want to do on offense, according to wide receivers coach John Perry.
Huddle Up: Fuller had seven touchdowns in 10 games last year, and if he and Deshaun Watson stay healthy all year, Fuller should be a solid WR3.
Will Fuller - WRPosted 5/26/18 7:42pm ET
Houston Texans WR Will Fuller said his goal is to have a better season this year than he had in 2017, and head coach Bill O'Brien said Fuller appears to be back at full speed at OTAs after battling nagging injuries last season.
Huddle Up: Fuller's big-play ability is undeniable, and as long as Deshaun Watson is under center, he has WR3 upside.
Deshaun Watson - QBPosted 5/22/18 11:54am ET
Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson (knee) has made significant progress in his rehabilitation from a torn anterior cruciate ligament and is considered ahead of schedule.
Huddle Up: Watson is coming along nicely. Don't look too much into him not participating in OTAs. As long as he stays on the path he's on he'll be good to go for the regular season. Draft him as a No. 1 fantasy quarterback.
Lamar Miller - RBPosted 5/17/18 6:52pm ET
Houston Texans RB Lamar Miller will likely keep his roster spot and open the year as the starter because RB D'Onta Foreman (Achilles') is still recovering, according to Gregg Rosenthal of NFL.com.
Huddle Up: Miller has been a volume-based RB2 while with the Texans, but a lack of explosive plays has opened the door for Foreman. Foreman has the higher ceiling and is the better long-term investment, but both backs will be worth owning.
Deshaun Watson - QBPosted 5/15/18 12:59am ET
Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson (knee) is "on schedule to participate in training camp," according to head coach Bill O'Brien.
Huddle Up: Watson suffered a serious knee injury about midway through his rookie campaign a year ago, but it looks like that won't limit him going into his second season. Owners should be viewing Watson as a potential QB1 after he logged 19 touchdowns compared to eight interceptions in his seven games (six starts), as evidenced by being the third quarterback drafted, per current ADP figures.
Keke Coutee - WRPosted 4/29/18 4:16pm ET
Houston Texans WR Keke Coutee is expected to compete with WR Braxton Miller for the slot receiver job during training camp. He is also expected to be used as a kick returner.
Huddle Up: Owners will need to monitor the situation during camp to see what role Coutee will have in 2018. Coutee could be a decent option in keeper leagues and possibly a late-round option on deeper leagues.
Keke Coutee - WRPosted 4/28/18 9:19am ET
The Houston Texans selected Texas Tech WR Keke Coutee with the 103rd overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft Saturday, April 28.
Huddle Up: Coutee likely will be a slot receiver and a returner for the Texans. He probably will see limited targets in his rookie season and can be avoided in most fantasy leagues.
Jordan M. Thomas - TEPosted 4/28/18 2:17pm ET
The Houston Texans selected Mississippi State TE Jordan M. Thomas with the 211th overall pick (Round 6) in the 2018 NFL Draft.
Huddle Up: Thomas, not to be confused with Oklahoma CB Jordan Thomas, is a large human being. He isn't terribly gifted in the pass game, but he is a beast of a blocking tight end who will help the Houston run game and pass protection.
Jordan Akins - TEPosted 4/27/18 7:36pm ET
The Houston Texans picked UCF TE Jordan Akins with the 98th overall selection in the 2018 NFL Draft.
Huddle Up: Akins is a 26-year-old rookie, so he is a bit long in the tooth. He is a former wide receiver and kick return specialist and he is considered a very versatile athlete which is why he was nabbed on Day 2. However, his blocking, or lack thereof, was one of the knocks against him. He has a while before he emerges as a fantasy option.
D'Onta Foreman - RBPosted 4/21/18 7:55pm ET
Houston Texans RB D'Onta Foreman (Achilles') may have to begin the season on the Reserve/Physically Unable to Perform list, according to Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle.
Huddle Up: There is also a chance that Foreman will be ready for Week 1, so keep an eye on his status throughout the offseason. He is expected to challenge Lamar Miller for the starting role this year, and Foreman will be a RB3 with upside in 2018.
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