Brian Hoyer - QBPosted 11/26/15 1:50pm ET
Houston Texans QB Brian Hoyer (concussion) is set to return in Week 12 against the New Orleans Saints, and he will face the NFL's 31st-ranked pass defense. The Saints allowed 293.1 yards per game, and an NFL-high 28 passing touchdown. The Saints are also worst in the league allowed 44 pass plays of 20 or more yards, and 13 pass plays of 40 or more yards.
Huddle Up: Not to pile on, but the Saints also are allowing the most fantasy points to opposing QBs, and Hoyer just might be on your league's waiver wire following his concussion absence a week ago.
Brian Hoyer - QBPosted 11/23/15 10:08am ET
Houston Texans QB Brian Hoyer (concussion) will remain the starting quarterback when he is healthy, head coach Bill O'Brien said Sunday, Nov. 22. Hoyer's concussion symptoms have subsided and he is expected to start in Week 12 against the New Orleans Saints. 'Hoyer is our starter,' O'Brien said. 'When he comes back, when he's healthy, he'll come back in there and we've spoken to T.J. about that.'
Huddle Up: Good news for Hoyer, as no team faces a more favorable fantasy schedule for quarterbacks than the Texans.
Brian Hoyer - QBPosted 11/23/15 5:53pm ET
Houston Texans QB Brian Hoyer (concussion) will start in Week 12 after passing his final concussion test, according to head coach Bill O'Brien.
DeAndre Hopkins - WRPosted 11/20/15 7:18pm ET
Houston Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins (knee) was limited in practice Friday, Nov. 20, but is listed as probable for Week 11 against the New York Jets.
Huddle Up: Hopkins, fantasy's No. 3 WR this season, has a lot of things going against him this Sunday: His health concerns, the Jets and CB Darrelle Revis coming to town and, last but not least, the Texans going with backup QB T.J. Yates. That said, you're rolling with Hopkins as usual unless you're blessed with an abundance of top-10 WR options.
Brian Hoyer - QBPosted 11/19/15 3:25pm ET
Updating an ongoing story, Houston Texans QB Brian Hoyer won't play in Week 11 because he suffered memory loss from a concussion he sustained in Week 10. He should return in Week 12.
Huddle Up: That means it'll be journeyman T.J. Yates squaring off with the Jets' above-average pass defense. Downgrade your Texans' pass-catchers accordingly.
Brian Hoyer - QBPosted 11/18/15 4:00pm ET
Houston Texans QB Brian Hoyer's concussion symptoms are improving, but his final status for Week 11 is to be determined. He's viewed as questionable as of Wednesday, Nov. 18 after sitting out practice.
Huddle Up: No surprise that Hoyer missed Wednesday just two days removed from his Monday-night concussion, leaving T.J. Yates to take the Texans' first-team reps. Those planning on using a Texans' QB in Week 11, though, are likely going to have to wait until Friday at the earliest to get a clearer picture.
DeAndre Hopkins - WRPosted 11/18/15 4:12pm ET
Houston Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins (knee) did not practice Wednesday, Nov. 18.
Huddle Up: Sounds like nothing more than a rest day for fantasy's third-ranked WR as the Texas just played Monday night and then had to travel back home.
Brian Hoyer - QBPosted 11/18/15 7:26pm ET
Houston Texans QB Brian Hoyer (concussion) is unlikely to start in Week 11 against the New York Jets, according to sources, which means QB T.J. Yates is expected to start.
Huddle Up: DeAndre Hopkins already had a tough matchup against Darrelle Revis but now things get tougher with Yates under center. Hopkins is still a WR1 but he'll likely be a boom or bust play this week.
DeAndre Hopkins - WRPosted 11/17/15 12:25am ET
Houston Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins had five receptions for 57 yards and a touchdown Monday, Nov. 16 in a 10-6 upset win over the Cincinnati Bengals.
Huddle Up: Of course if there was going to be one TD scored in this game, it would be scored by Hopkins who made a ridiculous leaping grab over Cincy CB Adam Jones in the end zone for a 22-yard TD pass from T.J. Yates. Hopkins now has seven scoring catches on the year -- trailing only Odell Beckham Jr. (eight) among WRs.
Brian Hoyer - QBPosted 11/17/15 4:22pm ET
Houston Texans QB Brian Hoyer is in the NFL's concussion protocol and is considered day-to-day, according to head coach Bill O'Brien. O'Brien is hopeful Hoyer will be able to play this week.
Huddle Up: Hoyer departed in the third quarter of Monday night's win over the Bengals, ending his run of game with two or more TD passes at five. If he's not cleared on a short week, it'll be T.J. Yates facing the Jets on Sunday.
Brian Hoyer - QBPosted 11/16/15 7:40pm ET
Houston Texans QB Brian Hoyer has thrown at least two touchdowns in five consecutive games -- a franchise record.
Huddle Up: To be factual, a a fair share of Hoyer's production has come during garbage time, but it's been a largely overlooked run nonethess. He'll be put to the test, though, Monday night as he faces a Cincy pass defense, allowing the seventh-fewest fantasy points to opposing QBs.
Cecil Shorts - WRPosted 11/16/15 7:51pm ET
WR Cecil Shorts is active for the the Houston Texans' game Monday, Nov. 16 against the Cincinnati Bengals. The Texans have declared TE Garrett Graham, LB Jadeveon Clowney, WR Jaelen Strong, DL Jeoffrey Pagan, CB Kareem Jackson, OT Oday Aboushi, FS Rahim Moore inactive for the game.
Huddle Up: Shorts has missed three of the Texans' last four games due to injury, but he's been productive when he's played, averaging nine targets, 5.2 catches and 59.8 receiving yards per outing. He'll take targets away from fellow WR Nate Washington on Monday night.
Brian Hoyer - QBPosted 11/16/15 10:48pm ET
Houston Texans QB Brian Hoyer (concussion) walked off to the locker room late in the third quarter of the Week 10 game against the Cincinnati Bengals to be evaluated for a concussion.
Huddle Up: Hoyer, who had completed 12-of-22 passes for 123 yards and an interception, was replaced by recent signee T.J. Yates who promptly led the Texans on a TD drive on his first series of the game -- capping the nine-play, 79-yard march with a 22-yard touchdown pass to DeAndre Hopkins.
Cecil Shorts - WRPosted 10/29/15 5:09pm ET
Houston Texans WR Cecil Shorts (hamstring) did not practice Thursday, Oct. 29.
Huddle Up: Shorts has sat out the Texans' first two practices this week and likely will need to get on the field Friday if he's to have a shot at avoiding his third missed game in the last four weeks Sunday.
J.J. Watt - DEPosted 10/29/15 5:15pm ET
Houston Texans DE J.J. Watt (back) remained out of practice Thursday, Oct. 29. LB Jadeveon Clowney (illness) returned to practice.
Huddle Up: The Texans have enough troubles on defense without having to concern themselves over the availability of their best player, but Watt has deemed the issue "minor" and plans to play Sunday against the Titans. He's started all 71 games since being drafted in the first round in 2011.
Arian Foster - RBPosted 10/28/15 9:17am ET
Houston Texans RB Alfred Blue (toe) is feeling better after battling a toe injury, and he is likely to lead a committee-based approach at running back with RB Chris Polk and RB Jonathan Grimes in the wake of the season-ending injury to Arian Foster (Achilles').
Huddle Up: Don't expect another 31-carry performance from Blue any time soon, as the Texans don't have another date with the Buccaneers and this backfield will take more of a committee approach. Polk has some value as a potential third-down and goal line back, while Grimes has handled third-down work as well. In other words, it's going to be a gawd-awful mess.
Ryan Mallett - QBPosted 10/27/15 12:55pm ET
Houston Texans QB Ryan Mallett was released Tuesday, Oct. 27.
Huddle Up: Mallett hasn't appeared to be with the program since being replaced by Brian Hoyer as the Texans' starter, and his missed flight to Miami over the weekend sealed the deal. With Tom Savage on IR, and only Zac Dysert on the practice squad, look for Houston to sign another QB ASAP.
Arian Foster - RBPosted 10/25/15 7:35pm ET
Updating a previous report, Houston Texans RB Arian Foster (Achilles') suffered a torn Achilles' tendon in the Week 7 game against the Miami Dolphins, a source said Sunday, Oct. 25. Foster is done for the season.
Huddle Up: Early reports have Foster missing the season. If that's the case Alfred Blue and Chris Polk will replace him. Other than one big game, Blue struggled as the lead back when Foster was out earlier this season. Polk looks like the better add because of his ability to catch the ball and Houston playing from behind a lot.
Brian Hoyer - QBPosted 10/19/15 9:12pm ET
Houston Texans QB Brian Hoyer appears to be the starting quarterback moving forward because he has earned head coach Bill O'Brien's trust.
Huddle Up: Hoyer has at least two TD tosses in each of the last three games, including a season-high three and 293 yards in Sunday's win over the Jaguars, and is a decent streamer starter in standard-sized leagues going forward.
Arian Foster - RBPosted 10/14/15 10:46pm ET
Houston Texans RB Arian Foster (groin) was limited during practice Wednesday, Oct. 14.
Huddle Up: Foster is still managing practicing reps while he comes back from groin surgery. He's an RB1 this week against a weak Jaguars' rush defense.
DeAndre Hopkins - WRPosted 10/13/15 9:57pm ET
Houston Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins' 42 catches and 578 yards are the most in Texans' history through five games.
Huddle Up: The Texans' QB issues certainly haven't affected Hopkins in the least as he ranks second among WRs in receptions, first in yards and third in fantasy points (standard and PPR) with 12 more targets than anyone else in the league. Definitely a bargain for a player who was drafted as a WR2.
Arian Foster - RBPosted 10/9/15 12:19am ET
Houston Texans RB Arian Foster rushed 19 times for a team-leading 41 yards and caught nine of his 10 targets for 77 yards Thursday, Oct. 8 in a 27-20 loss to the Indianapolis Colts.
Huddle Up: Foster didn't find his way into the end zone and averaged only 2.2 yards per carry, but it was a big plus to see him finish with 28 touches in his second game of the season -- especially after it appeared he might not make it back into the contest after heading into the locker room in the second quarter to get checked for a possible concussion. He'll now have 10 days to recuperate before a Week 6 contest in Jacksonville.
Arian Foster - RBPosted 10/9/15 9:39am ET
Houston Texans RB Arian Foster had 19 carries for 41 yards and nine catches for 77 yards in a 27-20 loss to the Indianapolis Colts in Week 5.
Huddle Up: That's not an overwhelming rushing line for Foster, but the Texans clearly know how to use him out of the backfield. Going forward expect a heavy dose of catches among his 25-plus touches per game, and 100-plus combo yards should be his standard.
DeAndre Hopkins - WRPosted 10/9/15 9:39am ET
Houston Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins had 11 catches on 14 targets for 169 yards in a 27-20 loss to the Indianapolis Colts in Week 5.
Huddle Up: Doesn't matter which underwhelming quarterback the Texans are using, both know where to find Hopkins. He'll remain heavily targeted, and he's clearly demonstrated his ability to rise above bad quarterbacking and defensive attention to be a productive fantasy contributor.
Brian Hoyer - QBPosted 10/9/15 6:16pm ET
Houston Texans QB Brian Hoyer will start against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 6, head coach Bill O'Brien announced Friday, Oct. 9. Hoyer went 24-for-31 for 312 yards, two touchdowns and a late interception against the Indianapolis Colts in Week 5 Thursday, Oct. 8, while replacing QB Ryan Mallett.
Huddle Up: It's now come full circle as Hoyer opened the season as the team's starter. Hoyer also has thrown for 10 more yards and two more TDs than Mallett despite 52 fewer pass attempts, but, most importantly, it matters little to WR DeAndre Hopkins, who is producing a top-10 fantasy season regardless of who's throwing him the ball.
Cecil Shorts - WRPosted 10/8/15 8:01pm ET
The Houston Texans have declared WR Cecil Shorts, WR Nate Washington, RB Jonathan Grimes, LB Akeem Dent, OL Greg Mancz, DL Kourtnei Brown and SS Quintin Demps inactive for Week 5.
Huddle Up: As expected, Shorts and Washington won't play Thursday night, opening the door for those fantasy owners needing to use rookies Keith Mumphery or Jaelen Strong (preferably) in deep leagues.
Arian Foster - RBPosted 10/8/15 10:06pm ET
Houston Texans RB Arian Foster (head) was taken to the locker room by trainers after being hit in the helmet during the second quarter of Thursday night's game against the Indianapolis Colts.
Huddle Up: Foster, in his second game of the season following his recovery from a preseason groin injury, was hurt on a second-quarter tackle by D'Qwell Jackson, left the game but returned to the field to carry the ball one more time before he could examined by trainers. His helmet was then taken away, and he headed into the locker room to be examined. Foster, however, was cleared at halftime and returned to start the Texans' opening series of the third quarter.
Ryan Mallett - QBPosted 10/8/15 10:17pm ET
Houston Texans QB Ryan Mallett exited against the Indianapolis Colts in Week 5 with an undisclosed injury -- reportedly just having the wind knocked out of him -- and was replaced by QB Brian Hoyer.
Huddle Up: After a 7-of-10, 50-yard start with an interception for Mallett, Hoyer came in and completed 8-of-13 passes for 127 yards and a TD in directing the Texans to 10 points. His TD toss was a 42-yard Hail Mary toss to rookie WR Jaelen Strong as the first half expired. Mallett's breath recovered or not, expect to see Hoyer the rest of the game.
Cecil Shorts - WRPosted 10/7/15 12:58am ET
Houston Texans WR Cecil Shorts (shoulder) did not participate in practice Tuesday, Oct. 6.
Huddle Up: Definitely don't be counting on having Shorts available -- especially on a short week -- as he suffered a dislocated left shoulder on the final play of the Texans' loss Sunday in Atlanta and was wearing a sling the next day. With fellow wideout Nate Washington dealing with a hamstring injury, Houston could be down to rookies Jaelen Strong, Keith Mumphrey and Chandler Worthy surrounding top target DeAndre Hopkins.
Keith Mumphery - WRPosted 10/7/15 2:26pm ET
Houston Texans WR Keith Mumphery's role is likely to expand with WR Cecil Shorts (shoulder) banged up. Mumphery had four catches for 56 yards in Week 4.
Huddle Up: It's surprising that the fifth-round rookie Mumphery is set to fill the No. 2 WR role instead of third-rounder Jaelen Strong, but it appears he's the Texans' WR you want if you need a deep-league wideout boost.
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