Case Keenum - QBPosted 12/18/14 10:13am ET
Houston Texans QB Case Keenum is expected to start in Week 16.
Huddle Up: It's not as if the Texans had a plethora of options at their disposal. At least Keenum has a little more fantasy upside than Thad Lewis.
Andre Johnson - WRPosted 12/18/14 2:04pm ET
Houston Texans WR Andre Johnson (concussion) has cleared the league's concussion protocol and will play in the team's Week 16 game.
Huddle Up: Good news for Johnson's fantasy owners as the WR will return after a one-game absence, but he'll be coming back to a No. 4 QB, likely Case Keenum, at the helm.
DeAndre Hopkins - WRPosted 12/18/14 10:10pm ET
Houston Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins (ankle) did not practice for the second straight day Thursday, Dec. 18.
Huddle Up: Definitely concerning as Hopkins is classified as day-to-day, and his fantasy owners will need to pay close attention to Friday's practice reports.
DeAndre Hopkins - WRPosted 12/17/14 6:44pm ET
Houston Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins (ankle) is not practicing Wednesday, Dec. 17.
Huddle Up: There's no indication that Hopkins' injury is anything more than something deserving of an early-week maintenance day, but keep in mind that his stock has fallen this week regardless given that the Texans are now down to QB No. 4.
Andre Johnson - WRPosted 12/16/14 10:43am ET
The Houston Texans are expected to ask WR Andre Johnson to take a pay cut for future seasons, with an outright release a possibility if he refuses. Johnson will make $10.5 million in 2015 and $11 million in 2016.
Huddle Up: That's a pretty steep salary for a guy who has essentially become a WR2 on a run-first club with quarterback issues. Depending on how steep the cut is, Johnson could hit the open market and become a quality compliment for a team with a better QB situation. Someplace where he scores touchdowns would be nice.
Tom Savage - QBPosted 12/15/14 9:12am ET
Houston Texans QB Tom Savage (knee), who was limping in the dressing room following a shot to the knees near the end of the game, will have an MRI on Monday, Dec. 15.
Huddle Up: The Texans are running low on quarterbacks; worse, if Savage is hurt seriously enough to miss the rest of the season the team will miss out on valuable evaluation time. Thad Lewis is the only other quarterback on the roster.
Case Keenum - QBPosted 12/15/14 8:17pm ET
Houston Texans signed Case Keenum off the St. Louis Rams' practice squad Monday, Dec. 15 and he and Thaddeus Lewis will find out later this week which one of them will start versus the Baltimore Ravens in Week 16.
Huddle Up: Obviously it's not going be a good situation either way for Texas' pass-catchers DeAndre Hopkins and Andre Johnson who have made do with three other less-than-stellar QBs so far. Meanwhile, move the Ravens' defense up a notch or two in the fantasy ranks this week.
Andre Johnson - WRPosted 12/15/14 8:28pm ET
Houston Texans WR Andre Johnson (concussion), who sat out in Week 15, is looking good and is expected to play in Week 16 against the Baltimore Ravens, according to head coach Bill O'Brien.
Huddle Up: The Texans' new QB will certainly benefit from having the veteran WR back. Just check to make sure Johnson progresses as expected throughout the week and remains on track to play.
Andre Johnson - WRPosted 12/12/14 5:59pm ET
Houston Texans WR Andre Johnson is still going through the concussion protocol, and he's listed as questionable for Week 15 against the Indianapolis Colts. He was limited in practice Friday, Dec. 12, and head coach Bill O'Brien said a decision on whether Johnson will play this week will likely be made just before game time Sunday, Dec. 14.
Huddle Up: Get a Plan B in place and check in Sunday morning if you have Johnson, but it's not looking too promising at the moment.
Andre Johnson - WRPosted 12/11/14 10:54pm ET
Houston Texans WR Andre Johnson (concussion) did not practice Thursday, Dec. 11.
Huddle Up: Johnson's Sunday status will be determined by how he fares in the concussion protocol tests Friday. Stay tuned ...
Andre Johnson - WRPosted 12/10/14 6:20pm ET
Houston Texans WR Andre Johnson (concussion) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 10, and he remains day-to-day as he goes through the league's concussion protocol this week. Head coach Bill O'Brien would not say where Johnson stands in the concussion protocol.
Huddle Up: Nothing new or unexpected here as the WR's fate won't be decided until later in the week.
Jadeveon Clowney - LBPosted 12/10/14 9:12pm ET
Houston Texans LB Jadeveon Clowney (knee) was officially placed on the Reserve/Injured list Wednesday, Dec. 10.
Huddle Up: Clowney isn't even a lock to be ready for the start of the 2015 season. His rookie campaign ends with zero sacks and a knee injury that is a concern going forward.
Jadeveon Clowney - LBPosted 12/9/14 11:36pm ET
Houston Texans LB Jadeveon Clowney (knee) underwent microfracture surgery Monday, Dec. 8, and he is expected to be sidelined nine months, according to sources. With a nine-month recovery time, being ready for the start of the 2015 season is in doubt.
Huddle Up: The news continues to be bleak for the 2014 No. 1 overall pick, who saw action in only four games as a rookie. We'll continue to monitor his progress throughout the offseason.
Arian Foster - RBPosted 12/8/14 10:34am ET
Houston Texans RB Arian Foster had 24 carries for 127 yards Sunday, Dec. 7. He broke RB Priest Holmes' record for the most 100-yard games by an undrafted player with his 32nd 100-yard rushing game.
Huddle Up: It's been an impressive run for Foster, who has shaken off a handful of injuries the past few seasons and remains an elite fantasy back when healthy.
Andre Johnson - WRPosted 12/8/14 8:29pm ET
Houston Texans WR Andre Johnson is day-to-day after suffering a concussion in Week 14 against the Jacksonville Jaguars, according to head coach Bill O'Brien. Johnson will need to pass the NFL's concussion protocol if he is to play this week.
Huddle Up: Fantasy GMs know the drill, and be assured the Texans will be even more anxious have Johnson cleared as they have a crucial AFC South showdown with the Colts looming Sunday.
Arian Foster - RBPosted 12/5/14 6:43pm ET
Houston Texans RB Arian Foster (groin) practiced in full Friday, Dec. 5, and is probable for Week 14 against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Huddle Up: There are still 2 days to go, but this looks like it could actually be a stress-free Sunday morning for Foster's fantasy owners.
Jadeveon Clowney - LBPosted 12/4/14 6:58pm ET
Houston Texans LB Jadeveon Clowney (knee) was placed on season-ending Reserve/Injured Thursday, Dec. 4, according to head coach Bill O'Brien. Clowney will undergo surgery on his right knee.
Huddle Up: Definitely a season of shattered dreams and disappointment for the first overall pick and his IDP owners as he finishes the year with 7 total tackles in 4 games played. Having the surgery now will at least increase his chances of being at or near full strength for the 2015 regular-season opener.
Arian Foster - RBPosted 12/3/14 6:19pm ET
Houston Texans RB Arian Foster (groin) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 3.
Huddle Up: Likely just a maintenance day for Foster who had a full Week 13 workload (24 touches) following a two-game absence.
Jadeveon Clowney - LBPosted 12/2/14 4:23pm ET
Houston Texans LB Jadeveon Clowney (knee) is getting a second opinion on his injured knee Wednesday, Dec. 3, from Dr. James Andrews. Clowney is considered day-to-day.
Huddle Up: Second opinions rarely bring good news so don't get your hopes too high for the star-crossed first overall pick.
Arian Foster - RBPosted 11/28/14 3:00pm ET
Updating a previous report, Houston Texans RB Arian Foster (groin) is expected to play in Week 13 against the Tennessee Titans, according to head coach Bill O'Brien. O'Brien has been pleased with the way Foster has looked in practice this week.
Huddle Up: If Foster's playing, you're starting him as he's going against the Titans' second-worst fantasy run defense in terms of fantasy points allowed to opposing RBs.
Jadeveon Clowney - LBPosted 11/28/14 3:07pm ET
Houston Texans LB Jadeveon Clowney (knee) will sit out in Week 13 against the Tennessee Titans, according to head coach Bill O'Brien. O'Brien was non-committal when asked if Clowney would be shut down for the rest of the year, though.
Huddle Up: It's been a lost season for the No. 1 overall pick, who has seven total tackles in four games played.
Arian Foster - RBPosted 11/27/14 7:34pm ET
Houston Texans RB Arian Foster (groin) was limited during practice Thursday, Nov. 27. Coach Bill O'Brien, though, told ESPN he expects Foster to play Week 13 against the Titans.
Huddle Up: Foster has missed the last two games and there's even a possibility his status might not boil down to a game-time decision.
Arian Foster - RBPosted 11/26/14 4:05pm ET
Houston Texans RB Arian Foster (groin) has an excellent chance to return in Week 13 against the Tennessee Titans after missing the last two games.
Huddle Up: Alfred Blue should still get some work as well, but Foster is a must-start if he's active going against the Titans, who give up the second-most fantasy points to opposing RBs.
Ryan Mallett - QBPosted 11/24/14 1:45pm ET
Houston Texans QB Ryan Mallett (pectoral) is expected to miss the rest of the season because of the pectoral injury he suffered in Week 12.
Huddle Up: The Texans will turn back to Ryan Fitzpatrick for the short-term but could take a look at rookie Tom Savage late in the season if they fall out of playoff contention. Mallett enters the offseason a free agent with minimal starting experience but he's likely to draw interest from QB starved teams.
Ryan Mallett - QBPosted 11/23/14 11:29pm ET
Houston Texans QB Ryan Mallett (pectoral) suffered a pectoral injury in the Week 12 game against the Cincinnati Bengals, and he will go for an MRI. He might miss several games if the test shows a tear. QB Ryan Fitzpatrick is expected to return to a starting role.
Huddle Up: Houston's passing game has been limited this season with both quarterbacks. We should know Mallet's diagnosis on Monday. Fitzpatrick is nothing more than a middle-of-the-road QB2.
Arian Foster - RBPosted 11/22/14 5:59pm ET
Houston Texans RB Arian Foster (groin) is highly unlikely to suit up Sunday, Nov. 23, for Week 12.
Huddle Up: Alfred Blue would make his second straight start against the Bengals if Foster is inactive. Blue will be a RB2 and should see 20+ touches.
Arian Foster - RBPosted 11/21/14 6:27pm ET
Houston Texans RB Arian Foster (groin) did not practice Friday, Nov. 21, and is questionable for Week 12 against the Cincinnati Bengals. Head coach Bill O'Brien said Foster would be worked out prior to the game Sunday, Nov. 23, to see if he can play.
Huddle Up: It's an all-too familiar situation for Foster owners after the RB missed the last two days of practice following limited participation Wednesday. Ideally, you also have Alfred Blue ready to swap in, but, if not, get a Plan B lined up.
Arian Foster - RBPosted 11/20/14 10:07am ET
Houston Texans RB Arian Foster (groin) is likely share carries with RB Alfred Blue if he plays in Week 12.
Huddle Up: Seems like the Texans have said this before, and the result was a full workload from Foster. If Foster can play, expect him to have close to his usual duties; otherwise, the team's MO has been to sit Foster if he's not at full capacity, in which case Blue will be the primary ballcarrier.
Arian Foster - RBPosted 11/20/14 6:29pm ET
Houston Texans RB Arian Foster (groin) did not practice Thursday, Nov. 20, after being limited the previous day.
Huddle Up: It's never usually good when a player's status trends the wrong direction during a week, but see if Foster can get back on the field Friday.
Arian Foster - RBPosted 11/16/14 10:12pm ET
Houston Texans RB Alfred Blue carried a franchise-record 36 times for 156 yards in Week 11 against the Cleveland Browns in place of the injured RB Arian Foster (groin). His 156 yards tied a rookie franchise record previously set by RB Steve Slaton back in 2008.
Huddle Up: Blue now has 234 yards rushing in two starts this year. Foster said he'll be back for Week 12's game against Cincinnati but if he can't go, Foster will be a strong RB2.
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