Arian Foster - RBPosted 9/19/14 5:54pm ET
Houston Texans RB Arian Foster (hamstring) was limited in practice again Friday, Sept. 19, and he is questionable for Week 3 against the New York Giants.
Huddle Up: There's been nothing to suggest that Foster is any real danger of missing the game, but beware that his heavy workload -- a league-high 55 rushes through the first 2 games -- might already be taking a toll on the RB.
DeAndre Hopkins - WRPosted 9/18/14 6:47pm ET
Houston Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins (illness) did not practice Thursday, Sept. 18.
Huddle Up: Just a temporary bug so no real concerns for Hopkins, who has caught a scoring pass in each of the Texans' 2 games so far.
Jonathan Grimes - RBPosted 9/15/14 10:22am ET
Houston Texans RB Alfred Blue carried 11 times for 40 yards in the Week 2 game against the Oakland Raiders, while RB Jonathan Grimes had just three carries for nine yards. Neither player had a reception.
Huddle Up: Blue is fast becoming the handcuff to Arian Foster, who at this juncture doesn't appear to be in need of much of a handcuff. That said, Foster has an injury history so stashing Blue isn't necessary a bad roster move.
Jadeveon Clowney - LBPosted 9/8/14 3:59pm ET
Updating a previous report, Houston Texans DE Jadeveon Clowney (knee) underwent surgery for a torn lateral meniscus Monday, Sept. 8. He is expected to miss four to six weeks.
Huddle Up: It's a blow to Houston's defense but the Texans still have a juicy fantasy matchup this week against the Raiders that should reward owners with plenty of points.
Jadeveon Clowney - LBPosted 9/7/14 9:47pm ET
Updating a previous report, the Houston Texans fear LB Jadeveon Clowney (knee) suffered a meniscus tear in the Week 1 game against the Washington Redskins that could require arthroscopic surgery, according to a source.
Huddle Up: Clowney will likely miss at least a month. It's a blow to a Houston defense that looked much-improved in Week 1 against Washington. However, the Texans will still be a decent match-up play versus weaker offenses even without Clowney in the lineup.
Arian Foster - RBPosted 9/5/14 2:11pm ET
Houston Texans RB Arian Foster will 'get the bulk of the playing time' in Week 1, according to head coach Bill O'Brien. Jonathan Grimes, Alfred Blue and Ronnie Brown will be mixed in for certain situations. It'll be Foster's first game action -- regulation or exhibition -- since his season-ending back injury in 2013.
Huddle Up: Hey, you spent that high draft pick on Foster, so you're rolling him out there Sunday and seeing what develops in the Texans' new-look offense.
Garrett Graham - TEPosted 9/5/14 7:42pm ET
Houston Texans TE Garrett Graham (back) is questionable for Week 1 against the Washington Redskins. He did not participate in practice Friday, Sept. 5, and has not been involved in a practice this week.
Huddle Up: Graham is a game-time decision against Washington. Fantasy owners should look elsewhere for a starting tight end this week.
Jadeveon Clowney - LBPosted 9/4/14 2:09pm ET
Houston Texans LB Jadeveon Clowney (concussion) is expected to start in Week 1 against the Washington Redskins, head coach Bill O'Brien said Wednesday, Sept. 3. Clowney missed the third preseason game, but he wasn't even listed on the team's injury report Wednesday.
Huddle Up: It's been confirmed that the No. 1 overall pick missed the final two games of the preseason after suffering a concussion in a joint-practice session with the Broncos, but he should be good to go after more than 2 weeks of rest. In short, not good timing for RGIII and the Skins on Sunday.
Ryan Mallett - QBPosted 9/4/14 2:23pm ET
Houston Texans QB Ryan Mallett was named the team's backup quarterback, with rookie QB Tom Savage the No. 3 quarterback.
Huddle Up: No surprise here, and this is who you'll see at the Texans' controls if Ryan Fitzpatrick pulls a Matt Schaub and gets himself benched.
C.J. Fiedorowicz - TEPosted 9/4/14 11:04pm ET
Houston Texans TE C.J. Fiedorowicz is expected to start at tight end in the team's season opener Sunday, Sept. 7.
Huddle Up: Starter Garrett Graham has been kept out of practice by a back injury the past 2 days, and his prognosis for Sunday isn't looking good. That would leave the starting assignment to the third-round pick Fiedorowicz, who caught 5 passes for 32 yards during the preseason.
Mike Thomas - WRPosted 9/2/14 3:08pm ET
The Houston Texans released WR Mike Thomas Sunday, Aug. 31.
Huddle Up: The veteran Thomas has some receiving skills and also contributes in the return game, but with Houston still looking to develop a quarterback they probably prefer to develop some younger receivers instead. Expect Thomas to get a call from a receiver-needy team in the next couple of weeks--quite likely after Week 1, at which point his contract wouldn't have to be guaranteed for the entire season.
J.J. Watt - DEPosted 9/2/14 3:35pm ET
The Houston Texans signed DE J.J. Watt to a new long-term contract Monday, Sept. 1. Watt's extension is a six-year deal worth $100 million, of which $51.876 million is guaranteed money.
Huddle Up: After 36.5 sacks, 27 passes defensed, 8 forced fumbles and 217 total tackles in his first 3 seasons, this deal should've been done the first day of the league year.
Ryan Fitzpatrick - QBPosted 9/2/14 3:43pm ET
Houston Texans QB Ryan Fitzpatrick is locked in as the team's starting quarterback. QB Ryan Mallett isn't expected to challenge for the starting spot any time soon, in the opinion of the Houston Chronicle's Brian T. Smith.
Huddle Up: Fitzpatrick had an up-and-down preseason, but a slow start against the likes of the Redskins' and Raiders' defenses out of the regular-season gate could change the Texans' plans quickly.
Ryan Mallett - QBPosted 8/31/14 5:32pm ET
The Houston Texans have acquired QB Ryan Mallett from the New England Patriots, in exchange for a sixth-round pick, according to multiple sources.
Huddle Up: Mallett, a 2011 third-round pick who's attempted 4 regular-season passes, is a lot closer to seeing the field now that he has Ryan Fitzpatrick in front of him instead of Tom Brady. Fourth-round pick Tom Savage is the only other QB on the roster as Case Keenum has been released.
Damaris Johnson - WRPosted 8/31/14 11:27pm ET
The Houston Texans have claimed WR Damaris Johnson from the Philadelphia Eagles, OT Jeff Adams off waivers from the Tennessee Titans and CB Darryl Morris from the San Francisco 49ers.
Huddle Up: Johnson is penciled in as the Texas' fifth WR for now, and also is a candidate to contribute as a kickoff and punt returner.
Andre Johnson - WRPosted 8/21/14 10:25am ET
Houston Texans WR Andre Johnson has showed no signs of rust from his time away from the team this offseason. Johnson had an impressive practice during joint workouts with the Denver Broncos Wednesday, Aug. 20. 'He's a big part of what we're doing here,' head coach Bill O'Brien said.
Huddle Up: Johnson remains the primary playmaker in the Houston passing game; problem is, Ryan Fitzpatrick is still the Texans' best option at quarterback and that could hinder Johnson's fantasy prospects.
Jadeveon Clowney - LBPosted 8/21/14 3:41pm ET
Houston Texans DE Jadeveon Clowney was held out of practice Thursday, Aug. 21, because of an undisclosed injury. Head coach Bill O'Brien said Clowney is fine but is not sure if Clowney will play in the third preseason game.
Huddle Up: Sounds like purely a precautionary measure after the top overall pick sustained a head injury in Wednesday's joint workouts with the Broncos.
J.J. Watt - DEPosted 8/19/14 8:10pm ET
Houston Texans DE J.J. Watt believes he has outplayed his current contract and wants to sign an extension.
Huddle Up: You know, Watt just might have a case after compiling the third-most sacks (36.5) and most passes knocked down (27) by a defensive lineman since entering the league in 2011. And, oh yeah, there's the 2012 NFL Defensive Player of the Year award and two first-team All-Pro selections on his resume as well.
Case Keenum - QBPosted 8/18/14 9:42am ET
Houston Texans QB Case Keenum still has a lead over QB Tom Savage for the No. 2 quarterback job even though he has been inconsistent during training camp.
Huddle Up: The QB2 job in Houston might have added importance given that current QB1 Ryan Fitzpatrick isn't exactly setting the world on fire. Those drafting Andre Johnson in hopes of fantasy success are hoping someone--anyone--steps up at the quarterback position for the Texans.
Case Keenum - QBPosted 8/14/14 2:40pm ET
Houston Texans QB Case Keenum is taking some repetitions with the first-team offense in practice Thursday, Aug. 14.
Huddle Up: Free-agent Ryan Fitzpatrick remains on track to open the season as the Texans' starter, but his job isn't secure by any means -- as was underscored by his 2-interception performance in the team's preseason opener.
Andre Johnson - WRPosted 8/13/14 10:30am ET
Houston Texans WR Andre Johnson (hamstring) returned to practice Wednesday, Aug. 13.
Huddle Up: After getting shut out in the exhibition opener, the Texans are finally getting some of their offensive weapons back. No reason to overwork AJ in the preseason, but at least he'll get some work in with Houston's QB-of-the-moment Ryan Fitzpatrick.
Arian Foster - RBPosted 8/13/14 10:30am ET
Houston Texans RB Arian Foster (hamstring) returned to practice Wednesday, Aug. 13.
Huddle Up: Fantasy owners still treating Foster as an RB1 are happy to see him back in action. Don't expect him to see too many carries, which means we'll have plenty of opportunity to evaluate the backup battle between Jonathan Grimes and Alfred Blue.
Andre Johnson - WRPosted 8/12/14 8:21pm ET
Houston Texans WR Andre Johnson (hamstring) did not practice again Tuesday, Aug. 12. Head coach Bill O'Brien hoped Johnson would return to practice at some point this week.
Huddle Up: The combination of Johnson's acting-up hammy and the questions swirling around the Texans' new offense and QB, have dropped Johnson's draft stock to the fourth or fifth round (ADP of 45.66) in 10- and 12-team leagues. O'Brien and the Texans are holding out hope that the wideout will be able to play Saturday in the team's home preseason opener against the Falcons.
Andre Brown - RBPosted 8/11/14 8:38pm ET
The Houston Texans released RB Andre Brown on Monday, Aug. 11.
Huddle Up: Brown, who was thought to be the clear backup to Arian Foster, apparently wasn't thought much of by the Texans' new coaching staff which released the veteran back two days after not playing him in the preseason opener. As to who is the Texans' No. 2 RB, take your pick between Jonathan Grimes and sixth-round rookie draft pick Alfred Blue. It won't be Dennis Johnson or rookie free agent Tim Cornett who were also shown the door Monday.
Ryan Fitzpatrick - QBPosted 8/11/14 8:49pm ET
Houston Texans QB Ryan Fitzpatrick is still the team's starting quarterback even though he threw two interceptions in the first preseason game, according to head coach Bill O'Brien.
Huddle Up: It's not exactly good news for a veteran QB when your head coach has to make a statement like this after 14 pass attempts in the first preseason game, but then again, it's not like Case Keenum or 4th-round rookie Tom Savage are shining alternatives right now, either.
Arian Foster - RBPosted 8/10/14 11:28pm ET
Houston Texans RB Arian Foster (hamstring) could play in the second preseason game Saturday, Aug. 16.
Huddle Up: Foster, coming off back surgery and dealing with tricky hammy, hasn't logged a rushing attempt since Week 7 last season against the Chiefs and fantasy GMs are more than eager to see how he looks in the Texans' new-look offense.
Andre Johnson - WRPosted 8/7/14 4:10pm ET
Houston Texans WR Andre Johnson (hamstring) has been ruled out of the team's first preseason game by head coach Bill O'Brien.
Huddle Up: The good news for Johnson's fantasy owners is that the wideout reported to camp on time. The bad news, though, is that the WR's hammy started acting up soon after, and that could mean trouble given his injury track record. Something to definitely keep an eye on.
Arian Foster - RBPosted 8/4/14 5:50pm ET
Houston Texans RB Arian Foster contemplated retirement after injuring his back last season. Foster said he's going to walk away when he wants to and doesn't want to risk his life for football.
Huddle Up: Foster turns 28 later this month and he's currently dealing with a hamstring injury. This news doesn't impact his fantasy value but it makes you wonder how much Foster has left in the tank after carrying the ball 1,077 times over the last four season (53 games). He currently has an ADP of Round 2.
Arian Foster - RBPosted 8/2/14 11:31am ET
Houston Texans RB Arian Foster (hamstring) did not participate in practice Saturday, Aug. 2.
Huddle Up: Foster has a history of minor injuries during the summer but will be ready when the season kicks off. He currently has an ADP in the middle of Round 2.
Jadeveon Clowney - LBPosted 8/2/14 1:10pm ET
Houston Texans DE Jadeveon Clowney (undisclosed) left practice early Saturday, Aug. 2, because of some soreness, according to head coach Bill O'Brien. O'Brien said Clowney has been on a snap count during training camp.
Huddle Up: Clowney appeared to be dealing with a right leg injury and eventually left practice on a cart. The No. 1 overall pick underwent sports hernia surgery during the offseason and the team has been managing his snaps so far in training camp. Despite the snap count, Clowney has reportedly been having a strong training camp before Saturday's setback.
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